Lisa Connaughton, Owner & Photographer for Captures by Lisa
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Lisa Connaughton, and I am entering my 10th year of being a studio owner. A lot of things have changed over the years, but one thing has always remained the same…why I chose this for my career. I love stopping time and nothing quite does that like a photograph. What this means for you, my clients, is that I love creating memories from those moments, that you will cherish and share over generations. Photographs are often the first thing people say they want to save and take with them if they had to flee their home. Why is that? Only you can answer for yourself why the photographs you have are important to you. But that is why I choose this as my career path, because they ARE important.
Now, who am I? I am married to my wonderful husband, with two amazing children and one willful bearded dragon. I have always been creative. I loved painting and drawing as a child. My favorite toy was my set of Lincoln Logs. I always loved to build and create. Majoring in Psychology in college, I went on to teach preschool for a number of years, and eventually found my way to graphic design. I remember taking Photoshop classes at the local night school when my daughter was a toddler, and she is now 24. When digital cameras appeared on the market, it was a natural progression for me, and fed my need for instant gratification. When my son was born, I made it my job to document his every waking moment. My love of photography quickly bloomed into a business and has continued to change and grow over the past 9 years.
Today I run a retail studio space in Hudson, MA. The Captures studio is located in a very cool old mill just a block from downtown Hudson, which offers many unique shops and restaurants. I am also located next to the Rail Trail, which many enjoy daily for running, biking and walking. I have had a studio space for over 7 years now, and been in my current location for 6 years. Captures by Lisa offers portrait and event services for the Metrowest and Boston areas of Massachusetts. I also go on location with in a 30 mile radius of Hudson. The types of portrait sessions I offer include Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Baby Plans, Children, High School Seniors, Families, Head Shots, and Events such as birthdays, extended family sessions, small intimate weddings, engagements, anniversaries, etc. Captures does not offer boudoir or large wedding photography services at this time.
My style is a mix of classic and modern, offering everything form lifestyle sessions, to traditional posed portraiture. I use years of knowledge of proper lightly and posing techniques to make you and your family look your best. My extensive photography training is a mixture of formal and self teaching, and I continue to educate and push myself to keep up with trends. I am a firm believer that one never stops learning.
I also have extensive experience with children of all ages, from newborn to seniors. Infinite patience and years of tricks up my sleeve give me an edge in working with all children I meet. For more information on session types and pricing, please browse through the site and contact me with any questions you have, or to book your next portrait session!