Friday, October 26, 2012

Jackson Family | Blue Springs Family Photographer

This was such a beautiful day for a session and such a beautiful family!  Little Piper and Riley were fascinated with pretty much everything...well, except for maybe my camera.  :)  Looking into a camera and smiling over and over again isn't a whole lot of fun when you are 4 and 1.  Especially when there are so many cool rocks and leaves around!  When you are as pretty as these girls though, all it takes is a quick glance up or a few candids of kids just being kids to get some great shots.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Norah...2 years| Blue Springs, Mo. Child photographer

This session had everything a photographer could ever hope for...beautiful fall weather and trees that had just peaked in color, perfect location with a variety of tree lines, old barns and buildings, cool fences and much more, and an ADORABLE little blue-eyed redhead.  I decided it was a good thing we scheduled the session for an hour before the closing of the location or else I might get carried away.  Unfortunately we didn't have to worry about that anyway because little Norah wasn't feeling so well and by the time the hour was up she was more than ready to be done, but she was a trooper for sure and under the weather or not, she was a great little model.

And how much do you love the blue chair?  This chair is proof that photographers see things differently than most people.  I had been driving past this thing for weeks and finally decided I was going to stop and buy it.  Knowing Norah's session was coming up and that her red hair would be gorgeous against the blue I just left it in the back of the car.  That night my husband and I went to dinner and to run a few errands and when he opened the back of the car and saw the chair he was not the least bit surprised to find unusual furniture there because that is normal.  He simply said  "That's kind of ugly".  He went on to elaborate on how the paint was chipping and there were rust spots on it...all of the things I love most about it and that make it the perfect prop.  :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Jackson...3 weeks | Blue Springs, Mo newborn photographer

When you look at newborn photos, it looks like being a newborn photographer is a really easy thing to do.  You just take a sleepy newborn and curl them up and pose them and maybe dress them up with a few cute props.  Ok, I have to admit that's just about how easy it was with little Jackson, but even when everything goes perfectly in a newborn session, a good part of it is spent making sure they are happy...and full.  The beginning of almost every session is spent feeding them and getting them into a nice, deep sleep and especially now that I am in the studio and everything is set up and ready to go beforehand, that leaves me with not much to do other than capture these little moments.  Feeding, burping, rocking...these are things that will be done hundreds of times in the next year but are seldom things you think of photographing at home.  Maybe these images won't end up in huge frames over the fireplace, but I have a feeling in 5 years or so they will be the ones that tug at the heartstrings the most.

I should also mention the studio was put to the test for this session.  We had mom, dad, baby Jackson, big brother Parker (who also did an AWESOME job in front of the camera) and a friend of the family (and fellow gym mom of mine) and of course me.  It was cozy to say the least and made me a little anxious of the furniture that is still on it's way, but overall I couldn't be happier with the studio.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Harper's newborn session...Blue Springs, Mo newborn photographer

2 week old Harper was my first client in my new studio!  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect little model to test it out with.  She resisted sleeping for quite a while and in hindsight I have to say I'm glad.  Any newborn photographer will tell you the best shots are usually when they are in a deep sleep, but try telling that to Harper.  She had the most gorgeous eyes and gave me the opportunity to test out the natural light in the studio (which was extra lighting needed!) on those beautiful little peepers.  We were able to get so many great shots while she was awake that we were about to call it quits and give up on her sleeping when she crashed...another great thing about the studio...if I had traveled to her home like I did in the past, my car would have probably been loaded up with all of the props and backdrops already but since everything was right there, we were able to get lots of precious curled up sleeping shots.