HELLO!

nina lance, christopher lance, dtla wedding, rooftop wedding

It’s so nice to meet you!

I’m Nina Lance and I am a wife, first-time-mom, photographer, and dreamer. I’m obsessed with ice cream, fine point Japanese pens, and making lists. Oh, and HGTV (shiplap for EVERYONE!).

Love & Lemonade was a dream that came to life back in August 2009 when I decided to take a huge leap of faith and follow my heart. With a simple camera and a laptop, I said goodbye to the corporate world and became a professional photographer and never looked back.

For the past 8 years, the focus of this website was to share my photography and include you in the growth and evolution of my career. My work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Vogue Italia, The Knot Magazine, and other prominent industry websites and publications. For most of my 30’s, my life was my career and my career my life. And then suddenly it all changed.

I am now a wife and mother — 2 roles I never thought I would step into let alone embrace as much as I have. After solely focusing on being a photographer and building my brand and my business, it now also includes building and nurturing our family. As my life and my roles have changed so has my voice and that voice will be taking this site down a fresh, new path.

My life isn’t perfectly curated but it certainly is real. I’m far from being perfect and will never pretend to be but I will always be open and honest about my views and experiences, my successes and failures. More than anything I’d love to learn and grow with other strong women and mothers and hopefully even be of help and support to those who are embarking on a similar adventure.

I can’t thank you enough for your support and for wanting to join me on my new journey. It’s been so much fun having all of you be a part of it and being able to share these new experiences with you. Thank you to those who have been with me since the beginning 8 years ago and thank you to those who may have recently discovered this website and decided to come along for the ride. Thank you for embracing this new chapter in my life and for allowing me to continue to do what I love. I look forward to sharing more about my life as a wife, new mother, photographer, entrepreneur, and of course blogger.

P.S. My husband Christopher and I live in Los Angeles with our 6 month old son River (our rainbow baby) and our furbaby Miles. Most days you’ll find me balancing my #bosslife with #homelife and loving every minute of it!

Still curious? Here are 5 random facts about me!

  1. Christopher and I eloped in March 2016. It was just me, him, and our officiant on the helipad of our DTLA apartment building. We also took our own wedding photos.
  2. I broke my right arm during a rollerblading accident. The bone didn’t heal correctly so my right wrist is crooked.
  3. My dream job would be naming paint or nail polish colors.
  4. When I was really young, I was obsessed with Sound of Music and Mary Poppins and for the longest time I didn’t realize it was Julie Andrews in both movies.
  5. I firmly believe in the power of naps.

Hey, you’re still here! Cool! Let’s connect!

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14 Comments

  • Reply Tony Maniscalchi January 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Inspiring!

  • Reply Stewart January 16, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    How about that frozen yogurt run? :)

    Beautiful work you have here :)

    • Reply Nina January 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Stewart, I’d love to meet you! We should plan on it soon. ;)

  • Reply Jon Sharman February 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Just a quick note – I’ve spent the last 30 minutes of my life on your site, you’re an incredible photographer – and I already feel like I know you! AND you like frozen yogurt, how much better could you possibly be?!

    • Reply Nina February 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM

      Thank you so much, Jon! I’m sorry about those 30 minutes – hope to make it up to you some day…maybe with frozen yogurt! ;)

      • Reply Jon Sharman February 10, 2013 at 8:36 AM

        Gosh don’t apologize, it was a heart-warming 30 minutes! (But let’s pretend it wasn’t so the frozen yogurt making up thing can still happen!)

        • Reply Nina February 10, 2013 at 9:57 AM

          hahaha Got it! ;)

  • Reply Alice Stanley February 28, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    Very talented ;).

    • Reply Nina February 27, 2013 at 8:33 PM

      Thank you so much, Alice! And thank you for visiting my website. :)

  • Reply Lynn July 22, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Love you and love your work!!! Your an amazing, talented human being Nina!! Xoxo

    • Reply Nina July 22, 2016 at 7:57 PM

      Thank you, Lynn!!! XOXO

  • Reply Irene October 8, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Nina you are wonderful and strong woman I can imagine and would have loved to share my story to encourage others but fear and anxiety having gone through losses as well

  • Reply Uncle Ray Cordeiro November 8, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    Nina dearest Nina,
    You’re an incredible woman and part of the family now. Very excited with your work and awfully excited about the arrival of my great grand niece…wow!!! Love to Chris and self and pray for that very special day
    in December. Just a pun and reminder that my birthday is on December 12, and I’ll be cerebrating my 92nd
    birthday. Love to the Lances !!!

    • Reply Nina November 10, 2016 at 6:06 PM

      Hi Uncle Ray! It’s actually your great grand nephew and we can’t wait for you to meet him! We will try our best to go to Hong Kong next year and celebrate your 93rd birthday. Love you and wishing yo continued health and happiness! XO

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