Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blue Springs, Mo Baby Photographer: Hadley, 3 Mos.

You might remember adorable little Hadley's newborn photos from what seems like a short time ago, but at just 3 months old she's a big girl now.  Hadley is one of my "Memory Maker" babies and it is already so much fun to see how much she has changed between sessions.  I can hardly wait to see her again at her 6 month shoot.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Independence, Mo Pet Photographer: G Dogs

I am still trying to find my niche' in the photography world and so for now I'm doing a little bit of everything.  I haven't done a lot of pet photography in the past, but have always thought it would be fun.  Nothing like jumping right in with a family that included 4 four-legged members.  I love how they all showed me their individual personalities.  Molly the lab, the youngest, was not only comfortable in front of the camera, but SO photogenic, a born model.  Gracie, the beautiful Golden was happy to have company and very excited.  Every time I squatted down to her level to try and get a shot of her, a big black nose would appear right in front of my lens.  Poor Bonnie the Border Collie did NOT like the camera pointed at her and would run or hide behind her mama.  Thank goodness for Frisbees!  And Jack, the oldest lab seemed pleased to have a little extra attention. I'm  not sure pet photography is my niche', and when I left this session I wasn't sure what I had gotten, but as I sat down and started editing, I was not only pleasantly surprised, but fell a little bit in love with these puppy faces.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Blue Springs, Mo Newborn Photographer: Baby G

This little guy could sleep!  Just opened his gorgeous little peepers at the end to say "hello" before it was time to say "goodbye".  :)  

Blue Springs, Mo. Family Photographer: The E Family

This has become a favorite location of both mine and my clients this year.  The scenery just couldn't be better and it's a fun and relaxing place to be and explore which helps with little ones that sometimes get bored with just me and my camera quickly.

There was a woman making holiday wreaths that I just had to capture:

...and a rooster (sometimes I get a little distracted).

and I run into this guy every time I do a session here so I though he should finally be included in one.  :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

My kiddos, Downtown Blue Springs| Blue Springs Child Photographer

Since opening my studio in downtown Blue Springs and spending more time there, I have been scoping out all kinds of good spots there that would be good places for photos.  I decided to try a few of them out with my own little ones for our annual photo session and love how they turned out.  It's also fun to have this location displayed in our home since it has become a part of my life.

On another note, there is a reason why I only plan on 1 photo session a year with my kids.  Although I often decide to do last minute little mini sessions here and there and lots of candids through the year, one full session is sometimes all I have in me.  My patience is almost unlimited when it comes to other people's kids.  I tell parents to just have fun and not take it too seriously so the kids will be happy and it will show in the photos.  I remind them that the moments I capture in between the "poses" are often the favorites in the end so it's not that important that they look at my camera and say "cheeeeeese".  And if I ask them to do something and they aren't real into it, I don't take it personally...we just move onto something else that they enjoy more.  When it comes to my own kids all of that goes out the window though.  I am the photographer AND the frustrated parent who really wants these photos to just turn out.  I often have spent months imagining what I want to do for their session and picturing certain images in my head and get annoyed when they aren't happening in reality because of lack of attention span and cooperation.  I think we managed to have a little fun for this session though and get some Christmas-card-worthy shots of my "not so little" babies too.