Madmen and Lollipops shoot

Lori Curole of Lollipop Art Productions was looking to update her website with a current fun and funky portrait of herself. She wanted to incorporate the ’50s style of her art along with the namesake of her company.  We went all out with huge lollipop cardboard pieces and confetti.  Watch out!  We managed to still keep it down to earth with the styling of her hair, makeup, and wardrobe as well as incorporating her own artwork. It’s fun to take two very different themes and put them together to see how they fit, kind of like music mash ups.  I’m very pleased with the outcome and I know Lori is too.


Testimonial from Lori Curole of Lollipop Art Productions

From the moment I met Lauren Lear, her bright smile and can-do attitude instilled confidence in me. Her background in theater & obvious photographic talent had me intrigued.
I was in the process of re-designing my website & re-branding my message for my business Lollipop Art Productions.  After a few emails back and forth with Lauren, we had a direction…Lauren would acquire some giant Lollipop props and I would find a vintage outfit, as I wanted to look classic.  I wanted a fun, playful and light looking picture…
I wanted to look different enough from my everyday self, yet still recognizable. I came to Lauren’s home studio on a Sunday and felt an instant rapport with makeup artist Caylee Patenaude.  I was open to creative suggestions but trusted Caylee & Lauren. Even down to false eyelashes to open what Caylee called my perfectly almond shaped eyes (who knew?) After some amazing makeup, bright pink lips right out of the 1950s with my hair in a timelessly classic style.  A quick wardrobe change and I was ready.  Lauren staged the giant lollipops in a red room which gave the shoot a really great backdrop.  Lauren is a pro, she has all the right tools to make you feel relax and smile big, but maybe what did it most for me was the confetti that she had me throw during the shoot…it was just fun, hard to not smile.  I love the result of my photo shoot and the new classically vintage me that Lauren and Caylee created.  I’m looking forward to using the photos for my website and marketing materials.

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‘Til next time,


Lauren Lear

About Lauren Lear

Virginian to Mainiac, I moved to Maine for a photo internship with Aurora Photos and stayed because I met the man I would marry after winking at him on My photo business, Lola Studios, is where I pursue my love of fantasy photography using makeup and props to create alternate realities for my clients. I started this blog a little over a year ago to share the wedding prep, diy, food, and family experiences that I had. To bring you up to speed, my husband Alex and I bought a home, got married, went on our honeymoon, hosted Thanksgiving and Christmas back to back (never again ;) ), I turned 30 (never again :( ), we went to London to celebrate our first married year, and we got a puppy, Walter! That’s about it! I hope you’ll join me to see what unfolds next. Enjoy!