Introducing Viva Araceli

The last year has been a whirlwind. Looking back on it I am a little amazed I spent most of it pregnant. This year was full of both business highs and lows for husband’s company. For me it ended up being my most successful year, but that didn’t really kick into full gear until August when I was approaching my third most challenging trimester. I’m lucky to have such wonderful clients. So many of you helped me schlep my gear at your photo shoots and I am eternally grateful for that.

So without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to Viva Araceli Langworthy. She was born at 2:45am on Saturday November 24th, 2018. She weighed 8 lbs 12 oz, and measured 20.5 inches.

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As I post this Viva is about 2.5 weeks old. Her name has different meanings and is mainly Spanish. One translation could mean, “Long Live the Alter of Heaven”. Her first name is a chant of joy - an exclamation of happiness. And I must say. in her short time with us she has lived up to that. She is a sleepy ball of mush right now, but she’s the only two week old I’ve ever met that could smile back at me. We are enjoying her immensely.

Her biggest sister Nova is totally enamored by her and actually quite helpful. It is fun watching Nova, who is now four years old, with a baby sister. She was practically still a baby when Taza was born so this is a new experience for me. Taza loves the baby too. She loves to sing to her (or anyone for that matter) and give her kisses. She is also thrilled that I can now cuddle and play with her, which I think has been helped make this a positive transition.

Kyle and I are a little delirious on the weekends. But that is not a new feeling. And I can say that past experience with this delirium has made it easier to manage so far. It probably helps that we both work from home this time around and find ways to help one another. Its the little things, like heating up lunch for me when I’m nursing, that make all the difference.

Hope you enjoy the photos of our #langworthyladies Thank you to everyone who has sent love our way. Your support and kindness has been deeply felt!

xo, Raquel

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A Newsletter is Born

Welcome! And thank you for visiting this little corner of the internet to find out the latest from Raquel Langworthy Photography.

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As many of you already know I am now on maternity leave awaiting our third little lady. (UPDATE* I’m returning to work in February 2019 rather than April for NJ photo shoots. April will be the start of distance shoots.) I am far from gone though, so I felt this was the perfect time to launch my monthly newsletter and keep all of you up to date on the latest from RLP. I may post more than once a month, but mainly I’d like to keep emails to your inbox few and fresh. I will likely only be sending out once a month. If you are new here and would like to receive the newsletter, please sign up on my website!

Many of you have also asked for an update when the baby comes. I will be sure to post some photos of her when she arrives and keep you up to speed. As always my Instagram stories are a great way to see the most up to date news if you are so inclined!

So onto what this newsletter is really about! I enjoy being a resource to my clients and beyond. I felt a newsletter was the best way to create a collection of insights to help you make the most out of your professional photo shoots.

2018 was also a banner year for published work! This was the first year I actively promoted projects for my clients. I’m excited to share that I’ve secured contacts at several web publication and the list is growing. Its been exciting to be a resource to my clients. Not only have I worked to place you, but I’ve been in communication with you on how to strategize and position yourselves. I recently updated my Press page to better reflect where and how I’ve been published. Please follow the link to check out all the great work that came from 2018 in both print and web. There are a couple projects still yet to be released this year, so stay tuned.

As of today I have four dates booked in April 2019 for photo shoots. There has been a lot of interest in the spring and I’m grateful for that! If you know you want a project captured that month I encourage you to reach out and set up a date. In 2019 I’ll be photographing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I welcome your communication, updates and pre-bookings while on leave so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

I hope you are all well and getting ready for some fun Thanksgiving plans with your friends and family. I enjoy watching your IG stories and seeing what’s latest and greatest with you. Our third little lady seems to be holding tight for now, but I look forward to sharing newborn photos of her soon!