Gainesville Florida  photographer Laurel Housden Photography bio picture
  • I'm Laurel Housden, a professional lifestyle photographer based in Gainesville Florida. I'm available for maternity and newborn sessions, baby and children sessions, family and high school seniors, as well as couples, head shots, and events. The majority of my sessions are scheduled on-location in and around the Gainesville Area. Please contact me at 352-870-8898 or laurelATlaurelhousdenphotography.com for more information.

First Ever – Extended Family Holiday Mini Sessions – Gainesville family photographer

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For the first time, EVER – I’ve decided to schedule Extended Family Mini Sessions.  I get asked every year during the Thanksgiving break if I would be available to do these types of sessions and I’ve always had to decline – but  this year since I am staying in Gainesville during the holidays – I’m gonna do it!  For those of you that are staying in Gainesville over th Thanksgiving Holiday and hosting extended family this would be a fantastic opportunity to get the whole gang together for a Family Portrait – while everyone is in town!  You will receive the digital images in plenty of time to create awesome holiday cards and gifts for the holidays.  The session will be held at a local park in S.W. Gainesville and I will spend about 45 minutes with your family – taking a variety of groupings.  I will photograph your entire extended family and then photograph each family unit separately as well as siblings, cousins, etc.  I will have some Standard Session dates available during the holiday break at regular pricing.  I am only offering this Special on Black Friday and for 6 spots only!

6 Spots Available: 9:00 a.m. , 10 a.m., 11 a.m. 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

The Extended Family Session is $495 and includes both the Session Fee and the following:

  • 45 minutes of photography time
  • Your extended family – Grandparents, Siblings and their family, cousins – up to 18 subjects
  • All High Resolution Digital Images available via a download link within 7 days from your session – a minimum of 30!
  • Private online gallery hosted for 30 days to share with friends and family
  • Awesome 16 x 24 Art Print of your Extended Family Portrait – give to Grandma and print your very own at www.mpix.com
  • Session Slideshow set to music & a Digital Photo Album  – both for mobile devices.
  • The convenience of purchasing additional professional prints and products directly from your online gallery at special pricing!

For more information – email me at laurel@laurelhousden.com and I will send you the sign-up details!

Here are some examples of the types of images captured!

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Cast Head Shots from Buchholz Drama Night of the Living Dead – Gainesville Photographer

The Buchholz High School Drama Department opens their fall production tonight of Night of the Living Dead! I did the cast head shots a few weeks ago and after seeing the makeup and costume from last night’s dress rehearsal – you will NOT recognize any of these kids!  The show is really awesome and perfect for getting into the Halloween Spirit! It’s even showing on Halloween Night! Night of the Living Dead runs October 24, 25, and 26th and October 30, 31, and November 1st at 7 p.m. and October 31st at 8 p.m. and October 26th at 2 pm. You can view the entire Cast Head Shots online here - and 10% goes directly back to the Buchholz Drama Department!

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2014 Holiday Mini Sessions – Gainesville, Fl family photographer

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2014 Holiday Mini Sessions  are now being scheduled!

Dates:

JUST ADDED: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH & DECEMBER 7TH 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00

SUNDAY  – NOVEMBER 2ND AND 16TH FROM 3-5:30

Session Times for November 2nd: 3:00-3:25, -3:30-3:55-4:00-4:25, 4:30-4:55, -5:00-5:25
Sunday, November 16th:3:00-3:25, -3:30-3:55-4:00-4:25, 4:30-4:55, -5:00-5:25

Here are the details about the sessions:

Your Session: The Holiday Mini Sessions will be held at a outdoor location in the Gainesville area.  The Sessions are perfect for capturing family and sibling end of year portraits.  With your high resolution digital files – you can  create your own holiday cards and gifts.  My clients are crazy about www.mpix.com -LOVE THEM!   We will have approximately 25-30 minutes together as I photograph your  family. My goal is to take a formal group portrait of your entire family and individual portraits of your children.  If there is time – we will take group portraits with siblings and Mom & Dad with each of the children.  Mini Sessions are only offered on the dates above, if you have  a very shy child that will take time to warm up or have more than 3 children – you will either need to book two sessions back to back  or check availability for another day for a private 60 minute family  session.  Immediate family only included per mini session (i.e. parents/child), sessions are not combinable.

Cost: All Inclusive Pricing: $275 (includes Session Fee) & following:

  • 25-30 minute session

  • Up to 5 subjects of the same immediate family (Mom & Dad plus 3 kiddos)

  • Private Online Gallery for 30 days to share with friends and family

  • All High Resolution Digital Images  (on average between 10-15)  available via Download within 7 days from your session

  •  Images come in both Color and Black & White with a print release; printable to any size.

  • Stunning 11 x 14 Art Print of your choice!

  • Custom Slideshow set to music & Digital Album for mobile devices

  •   The convenience  of purchasing additional professional prints and products from your gallery at special Mini Session pricing!

Session Agreement and payment if full is required to secure your spot!

For sign-up information please email me at laurel@laurelhousden.com and make sure to include your name, who will be photographed, and your 1st and 2nd choice for Time Slot.

First Annual Halloween Day Quick Takes – Gainesville Kid’s Photographer

I love Halloween – especially all the creative and colorful costumes that parents and kid’s come up with to celebrate the day. This year as a way of saying “Thank You” to all my clients – I’m opening up my door on Halloween Day from 10-3 to photograph your special Goblin in full costume!  Halloween Day is only for past and present clients only – if you’ve had a session with me before – you are welcome to sign up. Halloween Quick Takes are quick and easy sessions taken at my home studio. I spend about  5-10 minutes with each child.  The Session is only $25 per child (which secures your time slot) and includes one digital file of your choice per child.  You will have an option to purchase additional prints and files directly from your online gallery.  If you want to sign up – go to this link: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

2014 Fall Mini Session at the Farm – Gainesville Fl family photographer

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2014 Fall Mini Sessions at the farm  are now being scheduled!

The farm is on private property and is located off of 441 in Marion County – about 20 minutes from downtown Gainesville.  I’ve secured private access to these two days ONLY just for my sessions!  – directions will be sent upon completion of signup

LIMITED TIME – ONLY 7 SPOTS  LEFT!!!!!!!

Dates:

TUESDAY OCTOBER 21ST AT: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 & WEDNESDAY  22ND AT 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 SOLD OUT!

RAIN DATE MONDAY OCTOBER 27TH

Here are the details about the sessions:

Your Session: We will have approximately 30 minutes together as I photograph your child or family.  Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time with your child dressed (picture ready) and excited to play.  There will most likely be a session before and just after your session.  If you arrive late for your time slot we will only have the time remaining so please arrive early.  Mini Sessions are only offered on the dates above, if you have a very shy child that will take time to warm up or have more than 3 children – you will either need to book two sessions back to back  or check availability for another day for a private full family  session.  Immediate family only included per mini session (i.e. parents/child), sessions are not combinable.

Cost: All Inclusive Pricing: $275 (includes Session Fee) & following:

  • Private Online Gallery for 30 days to share with friends and family
  • All High Resolution Digital Images  (on average between 15-20)  available via Download within 7 days from your session
  •  Images come in both Color and Black & White with a print release; printable to any size.
  • Stunning 11 x 14 Matted Art Print of your choice!
  • Custom Slideshow set to music & Digital Album for mobile devices
  •   The convenience  of purchasing additional professional prints and products from your gallery at special Mini Session pricing!

Session Agreement and payment if full is required to secure your spot!

-ONLY 7 SPOTS LEFT-

For sign-up information please email me at laurel@laurelhousden.com and make sure to include your name, who will be photographed, and your 1st and 2nd choice for Time Slot.

The farm is one of my favorite places to visit in the Fall. It offers a variety of antique cars, beautifully decorated for the fall season, and of course pumpkins galore! Many of you know this location based on the pictures and I just want to thank the folks over at the farm for allowing me to secure these private times just for my clients!

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