Hello, I'm Lynn-D

Columbia, SC Photographer

I am so happy you're here! I am the Mama to two beautiful children and the owner of Lynn-d Gunter Photography! I am a newborn, family and motherhood photographer based in Columbia and serving Columbia, Lexington, Chapin and surrounding areas. I work with busy mothers who are ready for a stress free photography experience so they can enjoy their printed artwork in their homes.

I remember scheduling my first family photo session with my daughter, full of excitement, and seeking the best of everything for her- and photography was no exception. I look back on those photos and although I adore seeing my little girl, I also look back and see the distracting (and definitely not timeless) outfits we chose at the time despite weeks of stressing about them. And worse- several years after that one year session, I had zero framed images on my wall and no family album on my coffee table. It was then that I realized that busy moms need someone to take these tedious tasks off their already full plates. This is how the LGP experience was born!

Since creating this experience, I have helped tons of moms get their most cherished memories off their hard drive and made into tangible pieces of artwork they can enjoy as a family. My goal is to create a truly stress free portrait experience for you. I provide wardrobe for you, saving you the hassle of trying to coordinate outfits. I also know how hard it is for a mama to get ready, so I include professional hair and makeup services with your session. After your session, I will custom design your gallery wall, frame each piece for you, and custom design your yearly family album. Your artwork will be delivered finished and ready to enjoy in your home so you won't have to take time away from the things that really matter- your precious little ones. So many mommas are already enjoying their albums and gallery walls right now as we speak, and I cannot wait to help you do the same!

I am a featured artist for Motherhood and Family Portraiture. You can find my work on The Motherhood Anthology, The Fount Collective, The White Wren and The Kindred Path. 

Family And Newborn Photographer in Columbia, South Carolina

What to expect

All about your session

I remember my first photography experience as a family with a toddler. Trying to get myself ready after the photographer changed our session date 5 days earlier the night before at 10pm. I had absolutely nothing to wear. Did I mention she emailed me at 10pm the night before.

I remember texting all my neighborhood gal pals, praying that their daughters had something my baby could fit in. I remember feeling so frazzled that day. Blow drying my insanely curly hair, throwing on makeup and hustling to make it to a session that I just found out about that morning.I treasure those portraits of our family, but I can’t help but remember the stress I felt that day! When I started my business, I knew I wanted to do something different. I want to make your session day feel as stress free as possible. This is why I take so few families a month. So I can dedicate more time for the ones I have in front of me. 

I've worked hard to curate an experience with absolutely no stress about what to wear. I do offer a small Client Wardrobe that is ever growing. and if you choose to opt for styling assistance, I am available to help you along the way as we prep for the session day. 

I've also researched the best makeup artists in the area, if you wish to set up a hair and makeup appointment for some pre-session pampering. 

My photo story

My photography journey began in 2013 after my engagement pictures were taken. When I received the files, I remember feeling the most beautiful I had ever felt and I was in awe by the artistic style of the imagery. My photographer had the ability to capture us in our true state. I had never seen anything like it. My obsession with this style of imagery began from there.

After having my daughter, something in my heart shifted. I felt inspired by the season of life I was in and the beauty and emotions of motherhood. I knew then that that was the type of work I wanted to do. Documenting the fleeting moments we have with our little ones.


Session fee pricing begins at $250. Collections sold separately




Say goodbye to stale cookie cutter images, let's take photographs that tell your family's story.
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