Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's a Girl!!!....Newborn in Higginsville, Mo

Finally!  I have been waiting to use these adorable headbands for a while now but so far have only had little boy newborns.  This little cutie was the PERFECT model for them though.  She never really fell into a deep sleep, but she did love my comfy bean bag and as soon as she got nestled into it she was pretty tolerant of all of the strange lady moving her around and putting things on her head.  Isn't she just lovely?

Boys, boys, boys in Lawrence, Kansas

These guys kept me on my toes.  There weren't a lot of "posed" shots in this session because there was just too much running and "being boys" to do.  I happen to love candid shots though and chasing these guys around and jumping out from behind bushes was also a great workout!  All of that, plus a mommy on crutches made for a very interesting and challenging shoot, but I have to say it was a pretty rewarding one too!

"not quite new"born in Blue Springs, Mo

Although this little guy just arrived home from the hospital a few days before this session, he came into the world a little earlier than planned and was actually several weeks old before he was able to have a newborn session.  He knew it too.  He was way too big of a boy for that silly nonsense that newborns do like sleeping and curling up in a little ball to be posed and propped up.  Despite that, he was still a great model and when your this cute, you know you are going to get some great shots.

Oh, and it has become a habit of mine to make final preparations for sessions hours or minutes before I walk out the door.  I don't know just seems to be when inspiration strikes.  The morning of this session I decided this little guy needed to wear a santa stocking hat so I knitted one about an hour before the session. I think it was worth it.  :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Country Love...Emporia, KS engagement session

I was up bright and early for this session.  Left the house at 6 a.m. to make the 2 hour drive to Emporia, KS and catch some yummy morning light with these "to-be-weds".  Once there the work was easy though.  There's something to be said for shooting fellow shutterbugs.  Locations were already scouted out (which is good since I knew NOTHING about the Emporia area) and there was even a tall ladder conveniently located in the back of the truck for me to get just the right perspective at said locations.  The farm was AMAZING and offered beautiful backgrounds and props everywhere you looked.  And then of course there was the beautiful couple who are so obviously in love that you can't help but love them too.  All of that made for a dream shoot and I love the results.

Simply beautiful ceremony in Lee's Summit, Mo.

I've been to a lot of weddings both large and small and I have to say this was one reminded me more than any other what the day is all about.  It was a simple ceremony with just family and friends, tucked away in a beautiful little spot and I was so happy I got to be a part of it.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cake smash (kind of) in Lawrence, KS.

It doesn't seem possible that these cuties could be turning 1 & 2.  It seems like just yesterday I was meeting them for the first time and they were only 3 mos. old and almost 1!  Like I said below, the outside part of this shoot was questionable because of the weather.  The inside part was supposed to be the easy and predictable part.  What's easier than a cake smash?  You put the cake in front of the kiddo and let them tear into it while shooting away.  Well, we did get some adorable shots, but they weren't having any part of the "smash".  Mia neatly picked the little candies off of her cake and as soon as Ben's little hand got messy the tears came.  LOL

Beautiful family photography session...Lawrence, KS

These faces probably look familiar.  They can be seen throughout this blog because they are some of my "Memory Makers".  This is our third session of their "4 seasons" package and so far my favorite!  We weren't so sure it was even going to happen because we woke up to a rainy morning.  We had discussed several different locations for this shoot but with the rain coming and going my whole drive to Lawrence, we decided to  maybe just do the indoor cake smash sessions (see next post) and see what the weather was doing before we got too far from their home.  When I pulled into their drive the sun was shining and it revealed a PERFECT backyard for this session!  The kids were perfect, the yard was perfect, and I got to use my new prop chair which was also...perfect!  This was a good day! :)