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!