Posted on July 9, 2014
I just absolutely love shooting Life Style Newborn Sessions! I know I have said it before…but that is how much I love them. They show so much emotion. You get to see all their first little grins and fat cheeks. And don’t get me started on their cute little feet and their mothers kissing on them! I love the bond you get to be a witness to between mother and baby in Life Style Sessions. Daddy would be in the photos but he is away serving Our Country. This little guy is going to have so much love surrounding him! He was amazing thru the whole shoot. Just as happy as a little guy can be! The smiles he gave me just melted our hearts! He had and audience for his session. Everyone was tip toeing and giggling at him. Greyson was so proud of himself! I seriously could hardly wait to edit his session…it was hard to wait till his session came up on the editing list. Those blue eyes and smiles are going to wrap everyone around his little finger at first sight. We did a few posed photos but he didn’t seem to mind that a bit! In fact he shined and made us all smile even more! Introducing Mr. Greyson!!!
Posted on July 9, 2014
I was so pumped to shoot this session, from with in the first minute of talking with momma Gilmore! Ashley Gilmore along with Heidi Staeger, they own and run a local girls Clothing boutique called “Olive Branch Boutique.” Pretty much all the children’s clothing you can get from Olive Branch Boutique. I will give you a link of where to find it on the bottom of this blog entry. I have shot for the boutique before but not their family. Knowing this I knew it would be styled to the hilt. So obviously me loving stylizing sessions, my mind starting going nutz with ideas, along with Ashley! We decided on a Punk / Rock N Roll and Birthday Girls style of session. We actually added two sessions together…to kick it out in one time. Usually I don’t do this because it is hard on little ones for the amount of time it takes…but knowing these little ones. I knew if anyone could, her girls would pull it off! They not only pulled it off…they ROCK’ED it! I brought our live amps, guitars, mic’s, drum sticks and an old school radio! They loved that they got to hear themselves play instead of just “faking” the photos. Of coarse we had to get dad and mom in for a few! This is extraordinarily extra fun family! As you will see in the photos!
The girls clothing and accessories can be found at the link below. Olive Branch Boutique is also carrying women’s clothing and accessories now also.
Posted on May 27, 2014
I love it when I get the chance to do a lifestyle newborn session. I get to witness so much emotion in these sessions, and they have these images forever, to look back on. I had the honor of photographing Aaron and Allison’s wedding. I love watching families grow. Sweet Sloan was before birth predestined to be a super hero! There will be nothing this little sweet breath of fresh air cannot do! Dad and mom have set no limits for her. Her mom Allison, a friend of mine, has pushed on through her whole pregnancy working out at CrossFit, and lifting more weight than most of us could ever! Of course safely! I just loved seeing her Instgram photos as precious Sloan was becoming “Sloan”. From no belly, to a cute big bump with a barbell in hands…granted they were cute as all get out photos…especially at the end because you couldn’t even see her feet. She ate super healthy and organic. With both Dad and mom being chefs…little Sloan got the best nutrients in utero! Miss Sloan Beatrix Gregory arriving on March 7, 2014 at a whopping… 8 lbs 6 oz 21 inches! Allison didn’t let pregnancy slow her down but yet empowered her! Her room is even a “SUPERHERO” room! With quotes such as…
“Today I will be my own SUPER-HERO”
There is so much love in this family. Weather they are at a Springfield Cardinals game or building with Lego Star Wars, love and laughter is present. Aaron, aka daddy couldn’t be more proud and in love with his beautiful little girl. He couldn’t hardly wait for her arrival. I think this bundle of joy has everyone wrapped around her little fingers. I can completely see why! She is perfect! Now the foursome is inseparable and smiles are over abundant! I hope you enjoy this session as much as I did.
A sneak peak of her ubber cute room! Who could not be empowered waking up to this daily!
…and may the force be with her…forever!
Posted on August 28, 2013
This session is a friend of mine Katie and her daughter Aliyah. Aliyah gets to do a lot of photo sessions with me. Katie makes this possible because she knows Aliyah loves it…plus momma gets to have lots of photo’s! This time I was insistent that they be able to get in a few together. Of coarse Katie loved the idea. Not only that she would have the photo’s but to get the special time with her daughter. As you can see they have an amazing relationship. When I see them together all I can see is “Girls just wanna have fun” …well…and shopping! They both resemble each other so much. Kind, fun, caring, sweet as all get out, and bee-a-u-tee-ful! Had to give a shout out to a good momma! There is nothing like the vision of a mother playing with her child…and the smiles it brings! Here are a few from their mini session that day.
Posted on August 28, 2013
This is the third session that day. Aliyah and Shaela love photo shoots! They giggled thru the whole session! Beautiful smiles a plenty. I took a colorful approach to most of their session. Each one of their eyes just pop as you will see. We even have a mini Ringmaster! What a duo! Little bubby came in for the later part he was catching a little siesta. Jace looks mighty dapper in his part of the session. The smiles came out when I gave him a lil something sweet! Here are some fun images from their session.
Posted on August 27, 2013
I had to add the prior quote because it is so fitting for this session. Plus, it is one of my favorite’s! This is the second session I photographed that day. Let me tell you the girls loved every moment even in the heat…as you will see. The sisters played dress-up, make-up, ring toss, sipped on Coke, laughed, giggled, and just let their imaginations run wild. Which allowed me to completely run wild with the session also!! Even when I suggested a few serious looks…they gave them to me with out a second blink! I knew with part of their session I wanted to go more “artsy”. Most definitely push the vintage full on. Here is some of my favorite’s from their session.
In the next shots they just had to switch outfits! Love them! What a special momma they have to set this up.
Posted on August 27, 2013
Two to three times a year I offer themed mini sessions. It allows me to get creative and satisfy my need to go overboard! I love shooting lifestyle photography…which is what I do most often. But, the themed sessions gives me a reason to make and create things…get crafty! Which is another love of mine. Although I am yet to “get my crafty on” till the night before. 😛 This session I had looked forward to for sometime. I actually had a trial run at it for my son Isaac’s birthday party 2 months prior, by throwing him a Circus party! To see what the kids were attracted to the most. Plus who doesn’t love the Circus? Here are some images from Layton’s mini session. He had a blast and kept me on the run. I might add he has a strong kick for a little guy. He had that ball up and down the field. What a cutie!