Oh my sweet squishy Corban was such a dream for me! He was the first birth I have documented and I fell in love with! This big man will forever hold a special place in my heart. There was so much anticipation for his arrival even though he was in no rush to get here… Corban’s Mom Danika gave me complete design control but she had one request. Corban was a rainbow baby and his she had had a special prop just for this session.
This was my first after my big workshop with Julia Keller and I couldn’t wait to try out what I have learned. Danika was so patient as I tried the prayer pose and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! His big Sister was so sweet with him and did such a great job holding him <3!
Welcome home baby Corban!
When Julia contacted me about setting up her newborn session she was so excited. She works at Your Birth, Your Baby and The Happiest Doulas and was EXCITED for her birth. These groups are filled with so much useful information and I love that most of the members are local! Julie offers training classes and over night care for new parents so she new first hand what to expect. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention she already has 4 children at home! Her beautiful family ranges in age from 18 to now newborn!
With this many people you never know what to expect but let me tell you I walked into the calmest and quietest house! You could see the love for new baby Violet who made her Mommy wait past her due date for her to arrive! Violet is very special to this family as she is their rainbow baby and I can’t imagine the relief they must have holding this precious girl in their arms. We started with some family shots in which I may or may not have rearranged the living room for! Mom (who did NOT look like she just had a baby) and Dad rocked their pictures with Violet making my job easy! Big brother Addisu who very cautious with handling his little sister but did great holding her for his picture. Samarah was like a little Mom stepping in to hold Violet or calm her any chance she got! She was also a huge support to her Momma during labor acting as a doula for the much anticipated home birth. By the time Addilyn was ready for her sister Violet was starting to be done with pictures but she snuggled in close and we captured a beautiful picture of them! The last of the kids was Braydon and he tried so hard to help Violet be calm. You can’t blame her, she was passed around so much she needed some time with Mommy. We took a small break and took some pictures of Violet for the few short minutes she was sleeping on the bed. We added Braydon back in for one last sibling and family shot!
Lifestyle sessions go so fast and I am thankful to be a part of capturing such a lovely family. They welcomed me in like we had been friends for years, they are a beautiful family.
I was so excited to set up this newborn session for Brittany and her Husband. Way back in the day I use to work with her as a teacher and we had many years loving on kids. It is so rewarding working with kids and worth all of the time and energy that goes into helping them grow. Times have changed and now she is a Momma to a sweet baby girl of her own! Tenley was an angel for me and not only posed super easy, she gave me lots of smiles!!! I am talking at least 3 images with her smiling and I could not have asked for a better session.
Let me just tell you that this girl was a dream to work with! She let me bend and pose and pose some more! Natalie was not quite sure what to think about me being there and all of the stuff I brought with me. Luckily her Auntie (who is also pregnant!) was in town and could give her lots of cuddles until it was her turn. Mom had these matching outfits made that we were going to use at the hospital but since Natalie had to wait until Harper got home to meet here this was the first chance we were able to use them. They are just adorable! I can’t wait to watch her grow as a GKid. I love my job!
Congratulations on your 2 beautiful daughters 🙂
I can’t believe the time has come to go meet Harper! It seems like not that long ago I was at this very hospital photographing her big sister. Her Momma amazed me with her strength and ditermination to have a natural child birth. Going through birth twice myslelf I just can’t wrap my brain around this! I was very curious to see if she would be her sister’s mini me but she actually looks a lot different! She had a hard time settling down while I was there until her Momma cradled her in her arms. I wish Natalie was feeling better and could join us but I will get to see her in a couple of days!
Bennett did not want to fall asleep in the beginning but as soon as he did we were able to get some great shots! His big brother did such a good job waiting for his turn to take pictures with his brother. This sweet boy was my biggest baby yet!
I know I say this all the time, but the best part of my job is watching families grow. It happens so quickly and in a moment months have passed by. That is how I felt with this session, I just saw this family in the fall for family pictures and NOW Julia is here!
It is hard to believe I am 2 months away from completing my 1st year in business. I have met so many wonderful people on this journey who have shared special moments of their lives with me. I feel so blessed to be a part of preserving your legacy! I am excited to share with you some of the new service and products I will be offering this year!
I have always offered slideshows to my clients for $50 and include an upgraded link to share with friends and family and a DVD copy:
I am so excited to offer a brand new way new way to tell your family’s story with my video infused slideshows! These are $75 and include an upgraded link to share with friends and family and a DVD copy. Clients must set this up during our consultation on your session:
I am a shoot and share photographer, this means I offer clients the ability to obtain digital copies of from their sessions. I am now offering digital add ons for your session! You can buy each digital picture for $20 a piece or go for a bundle of 5 digital images for $50. I will still be offering all images on a DVD for $150.
The last change is that I have started requiring a $50 order minimum with each session. This can be used for purchasing any type of product including digitals. Here is a list of what products I offer:
So what are you waiting for, call me today and let’s set up your session!
You never know how a session will go when there are kids involved. Let’s face it, they are large and in charge and we hope they will play nice. Boy was I surprised with my shining star Max who was so gentle with his new brother Cooper and then bouncing with energy the next minute!