Pregnant? Now is the time to reserve your newborn photography session

January 21, 2020

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Congratulations, you are having a baby!

Between gender reveals, baby showers, getting the nursery ready for the new arrival and nesting, you should also be reserving your newborn photography session!

I LOVE when I am one of the first people told when a baby is on the way (I'm a really good secret keeper). While you don't need to reserve a session before you tell your parents, I would definitely recommend reserving your session before the baby is born.

When I say reserve a session, I don't mean pick a time and day — because, let's be honest, babies will come when they are ready and not a minute earlier. What you should do is message me with your due date, and I will put you in my calendar. My goal from a newborn session is to give you beautiful art to hang in your home for decades. I want to have a chance to talk to you about what your home looks like, the color and theme of the nursery. Do you or the father have any interests or activities that you hope to pass down to the next generation? Gathering all of that information will help me come up with ideas and props to make your session uniquely yours. 

Once the baby comes, let me know as soon as you can and we will get you scheduled for your session. I recommend newborn photos be done when they are between 4-14 days old.

Don't stress out if you have a newborn and didn't reserve a session in advance, I would love to work with you too! Call me as soon as possible so we can start the planning!

To schedule your session, feel free to message me on Facebook, email me at [email protected] or call/text 607-382-5026.

Click here to learn more about what to expect during your newborn session!

2020 Mini Sessions

January 02, 2020


2020 Mini Session Schedule

In 2020 I am excited to be offering monthly themed mini sessions. The themes will be announced several weeks in advance and will have very limited availability. I will release time slots, once the spots are filled, no more mini sessions for that month will be offered so be sure to sign up early. 


If you see a mini session theme you are interested in, but the spots are full. You do have the option of booking a session using that theme at the normal session price. 


January 19 — Boudoir 

Click here to reserve your spot

This one is for: Adults looking for the perfect gift for their significant other for Valentine’s Day. These sessions will be in the privacy of my studio, located at 24b Park Drive in Hornell. 


  • Cost: $175
  • Availability: Limited to six spots
  • The details: Your 30 minute mini session will include 5 fully retouched digital images and an 8x10 print. Other add-ons will be available (photo books, canvases, additional images, etc). You will be able to choose your images directly after the session. Feel free to bring a friend to help you feel more relaxed and cheer you on! 
  • Interested in getting several people together for a boudoir party? Want more than 30 minutes of shooting time or are interested in a different location? Message me today for details!


February 1 — Valentine’s Day

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This one is for the kiddos.

  • Cost: $100 ($25 non-refundable retainer due at time of booking)
  • Includes: 15 minute session time, 5 edited digital images and a print release. You will have the option to add on additional images, prints, canvases or albums to your session.
  • With a pink, white and purple floral theme, this will be a super cute session for your little ones. This setup will accommodate up to 3 children. Have a baby or toddler? Put on some bright red lipstick and leave kiss marks all over them. Put your school-age children in their finest and have a dress up shoot (little girls outfits available in sizes 4-8.)


More details to follow for the following sessions:

March — Pay what you can

April — Easter 

May — Mommy & Me

June — TBA

July — TBA

August — TBA

September — Back to school

October — TBA

November — Christmas 

December — TBA


Official Studio Announcement with photos

January 01, 2020  •  71 Comments

The interior of Lynn Brennan PhotographyMy new photography studio, located at 24B Park Drive in HornellThe studio will officially be open for business on Friday, January 3, 2020.

The highlight of 2019 for me was, without a doubt, the opening of my new studio on December 1. 

All of my photography career I have been telling myself that I didn’t want a studio. I love to get the natural photos of families enjoying the outdoors, playing in the leaves in the fall, smelling the flowers in the spring. The studio wasn’t exactly a long time in the works, it really came out of nowhere.  The exterior of the Lynn Brennan Photography studio.F9A4AB02-1FD3-4209-B1B6-2AED4B6691B9The new studio is located at 24B Park Drive in Hornell, next to the car wash.

My husband, Cody, and I were at the hospital waiting for my stepson to get out of his most recent eye surgery. Cody was scrolling through Facebook when he came across a commercial space for rent. The space was small, but recently painted, with gorgeous flooring, less than 1/4 mile from our home. After talking it over and looking at the space the following day, we decided that if I didn’t give it a shot now, I may never do it. 

So I signed the lease. 24B Park Drive is mine for the foreseeable future. 

It was such a terrifying, but exciting step for my business. 

Over the next couple weeks we got everything moved in and set up. I have done a couple test shoots and worked out a few kinks with backdrops and lighting. 

Those who know me and have worked with me in the past know that, because I didn’t have an adequate space, and wasn’t properly educated, I rarely took on newborn sessions. That is about to change. I have invested quite a bit of money in newborn props and accessories, backdrops, and most importantly, classes. Since I signed the lease at the end of November, I have participated in about 40 hours of training in how to properly and safely photograph newborns.          Newborn and toddler headbands.HeadbandsA few of the headbands I have on hand for your newborn or toddler. There’s plenty of options for the boys too!

I will still be offering natural photos of your families in the outdoors, but will now be able to offer studio sessions in a controlled environment. I look forward to little sitter sessions, babies, cake smashes, boudoir and more. I have a space to meet with engaged couples to discuss wedding plans. I can’t put my excitement into words.

Driving home from the airport after visiting my family in North Carolina for Christmas, my husband insisted we stop at the studio on the way home. Weird request, but OK.

He opened the door for me and there was a huge surprise inside. While I was gone, my husband arranged for the studio to be decorated, new furniture moved in, and rearranged. I was speechless. His partner in crime, Andrea Zanghi of Rustic Luxe Furniture in Hornell, did all the legwork and made the beautiful pieces she moved in.

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I can’t thank my clients who have supported me over the years enough. This wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you to those of you who have trusted me to capture your wedding photos, who have allowed me in the delivery room when you first meet your baby, thank you for hiring me for family photos, senior portraits, engagements and everything else in between. You have helped me realize a dream I didn’t even know that I have.

2020 will be a make or break year for me and this studio. Keep an eye on my website and Facebook page in the coming weeks for more information about studio sessions. Outdoor portrait sessions will remain, for the most part, the same. I will also be offering a very limited number of monthly mini sessions. For more information on those, click here. 

A huge thank you to my husband, Cody, for believing in me and pushing me out of my comfort zone. Without you, I never would have taken this leap. And also to my parents for their never-ending support. 

I look forward to working with you all in the future!

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Sophia and Devon go Apple Picking

October 01, 2019

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Nearly five years ago to the day, I took Sophia and Devon's photos at James Street Park in Hornell. A few weeks ago, I noticed their mom still had one of the photos I took of them as the background on her phone, FIVE years later. We both decided they were far overdue for more photos. 

We decided that Sunday morning I would pick the two kids up and get their portraits done. The locations would be a complete surprise for their mom. 

For a while now I have been wanting to so a photo shoot at Lain's Cider Mill. It is such a unique location that just screams fall. And who doesn't love an excuse to pick up a few bags of their cider donuts, apples and cider. 

A few more stops later and we decided we had all of the photos we needed. Not before recreating their mom's favorite photo from the original shoot though. 

Do you want to be surprised by a photo shoot from your kids? Let me know! It's also time to start dropping hints that you would like a photo shoot gift certificate for Christmas!


Chloe's Senior Photos

August 29, 2019

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If you were to ask me to describe Chloe's senior photo session in one word, that word would be vibrant.

She is a vibrant young woman, full of life and willing to try anything. The colors of the day were just as vibrant, to match her personality. 

The shoot started at Barillo Memorial Park In North Hornell, where she wanted to make sure her dog was included on the session. Next was to the Hornell High school football field bleachers, then Shawmutt park for the smoke bomb images. We wrapped up the session in Almond, in a field near Kanakadea Park. 

Our last (and wettest) stop was in the river just outside the Almond village limits. When I heard Chloe was a nature lover, enjoys the water and had recently taken up kayaking, I asked her if she would like to take some photos in the river. She jumped at the chance. The water was far from warm, but I think the end results were TOTALLY worth it. Hopefully she does too!

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Still in need of senior photos? Contact me today to schedule your time! 607-382-5026

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