Hello, my name is Jamie Meier and I am the face and camera behind Live Love Lens Photography® and Live Love Maplewood®.
I specialize in portrait photography and have a special knack for making people feel at ease in front of the camera. I work with you to create beautiful and vibrant images...of you, your family, your business, your home, and your milestones.
First, let's have some fun - some quirky facts about me:
I was a clown in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...twice.
I met President Barack Obama once at a book signing...and told him he looked REAL good.
I will do anything to be outside on a perfect spring day with lots of sunshine...colorful flowers are an added bonus.
I was in the audience of Saturday Night Live three times...twice I went backstage! One of those times I saw Tina Fey's "Sarah Palin" wig in person.
I have a thing for home decor - if I'm ever missing, you'll find me running the aisles of Homegoods.
Ok, enough funny business...I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and it's safe to say it comes in VERY handy in the photography business. I giggle with little ones and connect with teenagers. After working as a Social Worker in NYC, I jumped over to fundraising and volunteer management at a children's nonprofit.
I started my photography business in 2011 shortly after my daughter was born. Life had changed just a bit with her arrival, and I was on the hunt for an intellectual and creative outlet. I got my first DSLR camera (a Canon Rebel) and created a photo blog. Positive feedback from friends and family (thanks, guys!!) and a request for a photo shoot led me to take photography classes....and soon after, Live Love Lens Photography was born.
I have upgraded that dusty camera (many times), have captured several hundred families and individuals, and continue to grow and build my practice and business daily.
I live in Maplewood, NJ and have two Instagram feeds: @livelovemaplewood®, which chronicles our unique and vibrant community, and @livelovelens: my business and my kiddos, of course!
This work brings me immense joy and I feel extremely lucky to have found a way to align this passion of mine with a professional pursuit.
Now, let's take some photos!