Casting Call:: Fresh Faces Campaign | Long Island Children’s Photographer

If you follow me personally on Facebook I know there has been some rumblings around that I am phasing out of traditional newborn photography. I never made an official post until now, but it is true that I have decided to take Lightful Photography in a different direction. While I truly adore and love all my babies that I have photographed and I will miss photographing them in this very precious time in their lives, I have decided to phase out of offering these sessions to focus more on working with older children and bringing my artistic vision to life with stylized children’s portraiture. This is probably the hardest the decision I had to make, I have grown with my clients who have treated me like part of their family, trusting me to capture those first smiles and steps, but I know it’s the right thing to do. Many of my friends will say that I’m a perfectionist to a fault, that I am the type of person that would rather spend all my energy into bettering myself everyday at my craft, and I feel this is the only way I can move forward and bring all creative ideas out that I have swirling in my head. I will be taking my newborns up until June of this year, and then all of my energy will go into creating amazing children’s portraits for ages 1-12!

With that being said, I’m launching a massive casting call for children for creative, non-traditional photo sessions. I am extremely excited about this initiative that I’m calling it the Fresh Faces Campaign! This is an on-going campaign that will span all four seasons, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. I will be offering highly stylized photo sessions where I will be selecting the location, clothing and props to be included each season, with the chance at some fabulous goodies! For participating, you will receive a custom designed Facebook Timeline Cover Photo with my favorites from the session, 25 custom calling cards {in case you’re wondering, you can use these chic calling cards to exchange your contact info in a hurry, so you can leave the pen and paper home when you’re on the soccer field!}, and {drumroll, please…} a disc of the digital images from the session. Sound good? Alrighty then…

If you have a boy or girl between the ages of 5-12 that  loves to take photos and have fun, here is what you need to do to enter::

  • Email a recent photo of your child {boy and girls ages 5-12 only please} with the subject “Fresh Faces Campaign Casting Call Submission” and state the following: Child’s Name, Age, Clothing Sizes {please include shirt, pants, dress and shoe sizes}, 3 words that best describe your child {i.e. outgoing, creative, silly, shy, etc.}, and whether you can commit to the possibility of being called for all or any specific seasons to By entering, you agree to Lightful Photography having complete creative control of the session, including but not limited to the location, clothing and prop choices.
  • You must grant a FULL MODEL RELEASE to Lightful Photography LLC and any vendors that we collaborate with on the shoot to use the photos, including but not limited to advertising and marketing purposes. Full model release will be required to sign for participating in the casting call for the campaign.
  • Help spread the word for us by sharing this blog post to your Facebook timeline/status and/or Tweet on Twitter! Please leave a comment on the blog post with the link.:)

That’s pretty much it, folks. I’m so excited to see submissions and start collaborating right away! Again, this is an on-going campaign, there is really no deadline for submissions, however tentative months for the sessions are as follows: July, October, January and April.

Again, any questions, please feel free to contact me!

All the best,


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Patricia Pegion -

Not sure if this is what you are looking for…this links to my page, on which I posted the link to your blog!!

Sarah -

Hi Jen, do I submit a pic of my 2 yr old to enter her in ?

Antonetta -

I was wondering if there is a fee for the session.

lightful | photography -

Thank you so much for posting! An email will soon follow so be sure to check your inbox! Thanks again for participating!

lightful | photography -

Hi Sarah,

Thank you for posting! While I will be focusing on children ages 2-12, for this project in particular I am seeking children ages 5-12. Again I appreciate you contacting me and I hope to work with you in the future!

lightful | photography -

Hi Antonetta,

Thank you for commenting! There is no fee for the session :)

Lisa -

I sent you an email, and posted to my wall (though I’m not sure you can see me facebook wall). Ella would be great for this!

lightful | photography -

I can’t see it but no worries I trust that it’s there! LOL Thank you for submitting! :)

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Jen C -

Hello, I posted your link on my wall and “liked” your page:!/profile.php?id=604071290

Not sure if you are able to see it.

Excited about entering my daughter. Your work is breathtaking!

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Antonetta -

Jen are u still excepting for ur ‘fresh faces’ project??

lightful | photography -

Hi Antonetta, yes I am! The campaign goes through next year, so I am always accepting submissions! :)

Michelle Kuper Steward -

We would like to apply for the casting call! Ryan would be ideal, he is nine years old and extremely photogenic. Check out my Facebook page. I have five boys, all of them are extremely photogenic, ages. 2 thru 14 (he looks young). Jenifer Levinson took some gorgeous pics last summer, one is my cover photo. Thanks!!!

suzanne -

Hi, where do we email the pictures to? Thanks!

lightful | photography -

Hi Suzanne, please send submissions to Thank you! :)