Self portrait, while waiting for a senior to change.

Self portrait, while waiting for a senior to change.

Photo Courtesy of Caedy Convis Photography

Photo Courtesy of Caedy Convis Photography

Over 77 wedding clients have reviewed my services. REVIEWS ARE ON WEDDING WIRE AND THE KNOT.  You can see full reviews here:

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"" I contacted her before I picked the date for a reason. Next to my husband, she was the best thing about my wedding."  "Lisa excels at photojournalism (candid), having  a unique and artistic style to document YOUR story. Her background in fine art and photojournalism will bring something different to your photographs. Also, she is wonderful to have by your side! You will enjoy your day!!"  "Fun and laid-back",  "Detailed and organized",  "over-delivers!",  "like having another friend with you on your day",  "didn't even notice she was still there",  "creative and unique",  "makes you see how beautiful the world is through her photographs", “Absolutely gorgeous photos! They are better than I could imagine!!", “professional and responds quickly",  "genuine and warm",  "worked well with my crazy family",  "Documentary-style let us enjoy the day", “Held up my dress so I could pee! I felt like we’d been friends for years”... 


Several of these images choked me up. I have always wanted to do this. The formal portraits of kids all dressed up are nice, but that’s not how they look on a day-to-day basis, and my everyday life is what I want to remember when I’m old: the toddler clinging to my leg, the forts in my living room, the crazy hair that escapes Fiona’s pigtails, the cereal bowls on the kitchen counter, even the tantrums. It’s all so present that we overlook it. It feels special when the kids are polished and fancy and smiling, but the good stuff really worth capturing, to me, is in those ordinary details. We don’t live our life in ball gowns, we live it in pajamas and bibs and naked bellies. That’s our life. What a treasure these pictures are.” — M Daniels

"This was the easiest and most fun family photo session we have ever had! These images are amazing!" --- Kourtney Finnerty, newsletter contest winner 2018.

”My family is not known for being classy! :) This is us! Messy on top of messy but so much love and personality! I just know that life is so hectic right now but I'll want to look back on it and I'll miss it! ”— Kim Bozaan

”How great would it is to document one of these snow days! The sledding and hot chocolate, the red cheeks and naps on the couch. Ugh, I wish I could freeze time. Photography is one way to do it.” — Maureen Markham

”This is beautiful! Well done! I loved when Maria had to climb on the sink with dangling legs to wash her hands (Thomas climbed on everything the same way with dangled legs)! I love Maria hiding under the table and Josh comforting her. It’s funny so many hours are spent at the sports events, I never thought to get pics of the spectators (Mom and dad’s proud reactions). Well done Lisa. Well done!” — Laura Hayden


"I recently got out of an abusive relationship. There is a lot, psychologically, to deal with. Meeting Lisa was a God-send. She talked me through it and probably did more therapist work than a photographer needs to do, or should have to do. She stopped at one point, put her camera down, and just talked with me. She stayed a lot longer than what I paid her for because of that. She gave me things to think about to get my mindset in the right place and that was really helpful.  I needed this so badly for myself. I want to move forward. I want to eventually even feel comfortable with someone else. But for right now, this was just for me. I am a fighter. And she showed that in these images. She put a mirror in front of myself, with an image that I could not see for the longest time. I am starting to do the work. I feel beautiful. I feel like myself again. I will try to hold onto that and these images are a reminder for me when I have a hard time, or when memories come seeping into my brain unwanted. Words cannot express my gratitude...              -- name withheld

"I recently had Lisa do some boudoir photos for me to give to my husband as a 5 year anniversary gift. I cannot say enough about how incredible this experience was and how amazing the photos came out! Lisa made me feel comfortable in a somewhat awkward situation. I was relaxed and at home with her. She came right to my house to do the photos, which is a huge plus because some photographers do boudoir sessions in a studio. The other plus side to having her come to my house was that the photos are more intimate and reflective of the person I am. She incorporated parts of my home in the photos that I wouldn't have thought to include. I was so happy with the way they came out. The photos are sexy, yet have an artistic element to them because of Lisa's expertise. I cannot recommend her enough. She captured how I read in bed at night and how I would wake up in the morning, even next to my alarm clock. Those "natural me" photos are some that my husband really loves. She also gave me my photos back in a very timely manner. I have worked with other photographers in the past who took much longer to give me my photos and they were of lesser quality than the ones Lisa did for me. She is a true artist and very professional. Her artistry is on another level-she is so talented!"                 -- Amy K

"I am a plus-sized woman. I had strong reservations about this, but when I talked to Lisa on the phone, she made a lot of points to change my distorted thinking. Wow! I'm so glad I did this. It was truly groundbreaking for me. I feel changed. It is different to have your photos taken by a true professional. Her angles really helped things. I see how beautiful I am if only I can tell my mind to shut up! Ha! I feel stronger. I even walk differently now. Seriously. I needed the confidence. Thank you, Lisa!"           -- Karen G

"This was so empowering for me. I still had baby weight after all these years. After that session, though--- I rock! Amazing."                -- Dani F

"I had an amazing experience doing boudoir photos with Lisa. Not too long before my session with her I was having a lot of self-esteem issues (probably due to wedding jitters) and I really wanted to do something that made me feel good about myself. I had no idea what to expect, more so out of myself vs. out of Lisa, because I have no idea how to be sexy. Lisa made me feel really comfortable and she was able to put me in great poses that made me look my best. I had so much fun during the shoot and it took no time for me to have fun and to feel loosened up and comfortable. My husband loved the pictures as his wedding gift. And it was definitely a gift he never expected me to give him ;). The outcome of a boudoir session is totally worth the anxiety!"                     -- Alex B


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