Category Archives: Adults
Last Spring this mom found out about me by winning a giveaway on a local forum called The Mommy Nest. She used it for a session with her and her two adorable kiddos. She came back this Spring for a full family session and I’m so glad she did! We met up at a private orchard and had a sunlight filled session! The kids loved seeing the wildlife wandering about, like some Wild Turkeys and a Kitty that was a big hit with the kids! This is such a sweet and adorable family! But, enough chatter… here are some of my favorite shots from our session!
Moms!! It’s YOUR turn to get in front of the camera! You are such a huge presence in your child’s life… but how many pictures do you have WITH your child? If you’re anything like me… probably not many! Yes, even this photographer doesn’t have that many pictures with her in them.. So, that’s what this mini-session date is all about. Getting YOU in the picture with your children to celebrate that special bond you have! Be prepared with new jokes and ready for tickle fights and lots of laughs!!
There are a limited number of sessions that will be available so don’t delay in contacting me to book a session!
If you’re reading this and thinking…. “I need to lose weight first.” or “I don’t like my smile.” Just remember, your children won’t see your faults in the photos. They will see their MOM. They love you regardless and will treasure any photo of you. Even if you don’t take part of the mini-session date, please moms… get in the picture with your kids!! They will cherish ANY photo they have of you one day!
This would make a great Mother’s Day gift for yourself, your sister, your friend. Spread the word! Feel free to drop a little “Hint, Hint. Nudge, Nudge” to your spouses!
Gift certificates can be sent out if requested by Thursday to surprise mom in time for Mother’s Day!
Mini-Sessions will be booked on a first come, first serve basis until no spots are available. Payment due within one week of booking to hold time slot. Each time slot is limited to 5 people. Digital images will be sent via a Digital Download and will include high-res files with a printing release.
Feel free to use this for any mommy and me grouping! Generation portrait, maternity portrait or simply mommy and kiddos!
Contact me today to secure your mini-session time slot!
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
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I have so much I want to say about this family…. it’s hard to put it all into words! They are just the most fun loving and beautiful family.
We began our session in their home to capture some lifestyle images. I have to say, their dog is awesome. He was so patient and obedient and such a loving member of the family. I am happy we were able to get him in some of the images too!
After that, we hopped to the park next door for a few more pictures. They spend so much of their time at this park during the warmer months. It was so nice to capture a few images at a place meaningful to this family. It’s literally just a hop, skip, and a jump away from their house!
I don’t know who was most excited for this portion of our session. Mama had a gleam in her eye while she watched her ice cream getting scooped and Big Sister AG was on tippy toes anxiously awaiting her treat. Oh… that AG was so funny too… She even photobombed a shot of her parents! I love her! She was pretty excited about that picture and wanted to see it on the back of the camera as soon as I took it. Such. A. Sweetie.
But, my FAVORITE part of the whole session was hearing Mama tell another customer: “I’ve eaten so many sweets, my baby will come out candy coated! ” Well, I can’t wait to meet that little M&M! She sure will be sweet!
I loved every minute spent with this family and am so thankful I was given the privilege of capturing this special time in their life.
For two years I have been photographing the Crawford family. I met the dad in “Fishing Club” 15 years ago in Middle School, so when we were walking to our first location and I heard dad mention to his oldest boy how “we’re going to a pond, but don’t have our fishing poles”, it just threw me back at how much time has passed. I had a big smile on, inside and out, thinking about how much life has changed and how lucky I am to be friends with them. I’m so thankful my friend found such a wonderful wife and that we get along like peas and carrots. Their boys are 11 months apart and have such personalities, which are always evolving. One just turned two and the other will be 3 next month! How mom does it, I’ll never know. She does it beautifully though and has 3 wonderful men in her life. I can’t wait to photograph them again!
One of my favorite sessions to date. It’s hard to pinpoint why it’s my favorite. The beautiful fall colors, the fun and adorable family, the fact that this is a fellow photographer and I know how much these images mean to her. As a photographer, you’re used to being behind the camera, always the one capturing the moments, but at times, you wish you could just be a mom and in the picture too. I was so happy (and nervous!) to be able to take these portraits for Amber.
Check out some of Amber’s (AE Photography) beautiful work here.
I’ve been putting together the wardrobe for MY families fall portraits this year! Thought I’d share with you all.
At first, I started picking things that were more “fall”ish color wise, brown, magenta, orange, etc. But, I looked around my house and I have lighter colors, so I wanted to coordinate a little with my house. Might sound odd, but the portraits will look great with my decor all year long!
I started with my sons outfit. I found the shirt for him in his closet that had some nice colors in it, so I knew I could pull from it for the rest of us. I just bought him new jeans for school, so his entire outfit was already in the closet. My husband was an easy one to knock out too, just needed to get him a new shirt, and he looks great in blue. Bam. Done. Oh, and he’s a Khakis guy and I don’t want him to complain the entire session about wearing jeans. Easy Peasy.
My daughter has a cute little jean skirt already, and brown leggings which would help tie into my sons outfit. She was actually the hardest to find something for. All the shirts were “graphic” shirts or more deep “fall” colors which didn’t work with what I was going for. Then, I found the cute little sweater vest at Old Navy, looked for a yellow long sleeve tee. Done.
Lastly, me. I always recommend to wear what you feel comfortable in. For me, that’s skinny jeans, tall boots, and an open front cardigan. I actually found the yellow scarf online at Old Navy before I went looking for the rest. I thought it’d be the perfect accessory to tie it all in. Especially since I don’t really wear jewelry. I only have a grey cardigan, so I knew I’d need to get a new one! Aw, shucks. So, I scoured the internet and found one at Kohls that I liked and worked color wise. I’ll just put a little brown tank under it and I’m done too!
So, all in all. With what we already owned, and the things I needed to buy to put it all together… we ended up at about $80 for the entire family. Not too shabby, huh? Best of all, they are all pieces we can use throughout the season, not just for portraits.
I had a styled engagement session this spring at a small airport! Here are some of my favorite images!
As my daughters second birthday is fast approaching, I have been getting the itch to chop off my hair. You see, when I became pregnant with her, I made the decision to grow out my hair to donate. Then, a few months after I had made this decision, someone very special to me was diagnosed with breast cancer and through chemo, lost her hair. (Let’s call her “Ms. F”.) The knowledge of what she was going through only strengthened my drive to grow my hair out long enough to donate. Any time I wavered, I thought of her. This strong, energetic, beautiful woman that had to deal with such…. bologna. If she can go through that, I can grow my hair long.
It took me almost 3 years reach my goal. (Yes, 3 years… and whew, boy do I dislike having long hair.) I finally decided today was the day and I donated 8inches to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. My good friend Chasity honored me with cutting my hair, which means more to me than I can even describe. She also cut Ms. F’s hair very short when it started falling out due to chemo. I’m so happy to be able to donate to this wonderful cause. BUT, it takes six to eight ponytails to make a wig. So, if you’ve been debating on donating, or had never even thought about it, I urge you to do it!! It’s such a small “sacrifice” to help someone going through an unimaginable time. If you decide to donate, be sure to check with the salon you go to. Some, like the Great Clips my friend works at, will do your haircut for free when you donate to Locks of Love or Pantene Beautiful Lengths.
I love you Ms. F. I couldn’t survive without you.
I have a group of photography friends and we’ve started a weekly challenge for each other. This week, I posted a challenge for us to take a photo at night, without the use of photography light, like a flash.
I had a million ideas running through my head. When the time finally came… it was raining! So, 3/4 of my ideas went down the drain. Literally. I ended up doing the first idea I had come up with… photographing my husband (who HATES to be in front of the camera) with his “Batmobile” in the parking lot at UofL.
My husband is our Knight… he’s gone back to school full time and is working full time too. He’s seriously my superhero… I don’t know how he survives on such little sleep.
Raindrops on the roof of his car:
My trooper. He hates to be photographed. Much less in the rain
Technical stuff: 5DmkII, 50mm f1.4: ISO 2500, f1.8, 1/80