Posted on July 22, 2009
Time is flying by. Soon I shall be tucked away for maternity leave and will have nothing to photograph but my new little baby and my darling family. Woe is me. Sounds pretty perfect, doesn’t it? My dilemia is that I currently have SO MANY ideas running around in my head that I would love to explore before this happens, so I’ve decided to run a sort of Portfolio Pricing special from now until my maternity leave. What does this mean? This means that anyone who books a session with me agrees to go along with my creative vision in exchange for a discounted session fee and 10% off orders. Does this mean that I’ll have you running around and doing crazy things while I’ll chase you with a camera? Well, maybe, but mostly it means that we’ll try out some of the ideas I have in my head to fine tune my style and produce some beautiful images to showcase my work. There are some specific locations I want to try out for different types of sessions, a few new techniques I want to perfect, and I’m very excited by it!
Remember, ‘family’ session is defined by one person to five.
What’s that about Senior Specials? I’m offering a limited amount of sessions and products at a great price as I start to focus more on senior sessions in the future. Seniors who book with this special offer will get a session, fifty 411 cards, an 8×8 coffee table book to show off the images, along with three digital files with printing rights all for $200. What are 411 cards? They’re fun cards with an image or two on the front and information on the back, perfect for passing out to friends so they can have the information needed to keep in touch as everyone embarks on the next chapter in their lives.
Interested in a session? You can get in touch with me by using the contact form in the links at the top of the page, or you can email me at email@example.com
Posted on July 18, 2009
I told you I’d probably be posting some more! I just couldn’t help myself. Just look at how cute they are and you’ll see why I couldn’t resist.
I love the way the light wraps around this tree.
You might be able to tell, but I was IN LOVE with their ‘almost kiss’ profile. I adore it. It also helps that Kassie has amazing lips!
See, proof that we did get some shots that weren’t all lovey dovey, kissy face.
Posted on July 17, 2009
This session has been a long time coming. Kassie and Doug are the winners of my Wedding Giveaway ’09 and they are just cute as can be. We’ve had to wait for the semester to end so their schedules calmed down, work around out of town trips, canceled because of sickness, and last night threatened to rain us out, but we decided to go ahead and meet up just in case the weather cleared. And it did! I’m so glad, too.
Just a little handful of my favorites to share. I just quickly went through, grabbed these and processed them, so I may be posting some more later on once I go through the entire set.
The location we picked was gorgeous, but it was soooo humid! I was a pregnant, sweaty mess by the time it was said and done, but Kassie and Doug just continued to look cute. Good thing that I wasn’t the one being photographed. It would not have been pretty at all!
Thank you guys for hiking around with me. And thank you so much for the gift for the baby. That was soo sweet of you.
Posted on July 12, 2009
Last week I posted from the hospital where I had just documented the birth of my newest nephew. This week, when he was only seven little days old, I got to do his newborn session. Newborns are challenging to work with under normal circumstances, but man are they hard when it involves my family! Just imagine my kids running around with my niece and nephew as the baby was sleeping all while I was trying to get some shots. A lot of the outtakes from the outdoor photos had little feet running in the background from some child playing where we told them not to play! (Only BEHIND the camera, guys!) It was well worth it, though, because just look at this little guy!! He’s adorable.
I couldn’t decide between posting this one in color or black and white, but I decided on the black and white. Isn’t it sweet? He was really happy in the wrap, so we left him in it for most of the session.
He is just so cuddly and sweet!! Almost can’t believe we’ll have a little baby in THIS house at the end of the year. Wow. I can’t wait to do those newborn photos.
Posted on July 6, 2009
Just a quick sneak peek to show off this precious little guy. He was my first male newborn to photograph.
He was just the sweetest little guy. I also got to cuddle him for awhile. I’m so lucky.
Posted on July 6, 2009
I’ve been having tons of trouble with my internet over the past couple of weeks. I’ve had several techs out to try and fix the problem. Parts have been replaced, wires checked, hardware exchanged. It’s been a nightmare. They think that something down my line was struck by lightening. Because of all of this, I’m lucky if I have internet a couple of hours a day. This means that emails and such may not be answered as quickly as normally. I have been going into town for hotspots to at least check my email once a day. I just hope this problem is resolved soon!!
Thanks for your patience!
Posted on July 4, 2009
Writing about my sister’s kiddo made me realize that it has been a crazy amount of time since I’ve posted anything about my own little ones. I took this photo of my sweet Paeton the other day. She is nineteen months and still pretty much bald. She does have little tufts of hair behind her ears, but you can’t see them here. My kids are all hair challenged for a long time.
I hope to have some more photos of the rest of my kidlets sometime in the next week. We’re supposed to have some fun with family photos while John is on vacation, but the weather is starting to work against me. Cross your fingers for me.
Posted on July 4, 2009
Yesterday, bright and early, I went to spend the day with my sister for a very special occasion. We’ve been oh so patiently awaiting the birth of her third baby. (Ok, maybe my sister wasn’t waiting so patiently!) He was due on the 12th, but because of a small complication, he had to be born a week and a half early. At 8lbs 7oz and 20 1/2 inches, I really wonder what he would have been like had he been full term. He is completely fine and perfect despite his early appearance. He was a nice little patch of hair and was born with THE longest fingernails that I have ever seen on a newborn.
I filmed the births of my niece and nephew, but this time I wanted to try my hand at birth photography. It was a very fun experience to see the events unfold through different eyes than I have in the past. There is something so very special and magical about the first few moments when families meet the newest addition. I’m very happy that I got the opportunity to photograph this event in my own family.
I’m still in the hospital with my sister because I stayed the night with her to help when needed, so I’ve only been able to view the photos on the laptop. I just converted these to black and white because it was going to be easier than fighting with the color on this crazy monitor.
Let’s all ooh and ahh over little Colton! This little sneak peek may well be the only peek of the birth photography that I post, but there will be TONS of newborn photos over the next couple of weeks, I’m sure. My sis has threatened to come over to my house every day so I can try out all the ideas I have for newborns. Sounds like it will be such a horrible time, huh?
So, congratulations to Jack and Autumn for the birth of their newest little baby. He’s such a cutie.