Meet baby Jack, a sweet little Christmas gift to his parents! <3 These in-studio Natural Newborn sessions are filled with white, natural elements, and lots of new mama and daddy bonding!
I know I’ve said both of these things before, but I feel them so strongly as I type out this post today:
- I seriously get to work with the most quality of people! This family was one I wanted to spend all day with. I love when families light up around each other, even when a camera is pointing at them! It was immediately obvious how much joy these three find in being together <3
- I am so grateful to have a studio space where I can shoot sessions when it’s freezing cold outside! It’s amazing to me that a year ago today I had no idea my business would take this turn in direction, and I’m so incredibly thankful it did. Sessions like these light me up!
In 2018, I transitioned my business from photographing primarily weddings to all things babies, children and families. Not only did that come with a complete website overhaul, but also a revamp in my branding, packaging, and product offering.
What felt so daunting at first is now so gratifying, as I am thrilled with the products I am currently offering my clients!
These gorgeous glass keepsake boxes are now included when clients purchase the complete set of digitals from their sessions. Aren’t they lovely?
I have used USB Memory Direct for years – starting way back when I began using USB drives instead of DVD’s (wow that sure makes me feel old!). I love how modern, natural and simple these 8GB wooden USB drives are. They’re also super reliable, as I have yet to hear back from a client that their drive has malfunctioned. I’m so thrilled with how my new logo looks on them, and how they fit into the vibe of my branding so well.
When my clients hire me for a newborn session, they receive a welcome box with lots of goodies (that I can’t share here, or it would take the fun of it away!), including this beautiful welcome guide with tips on what to expect and how to prepare for their session. In this world where everything is given to us online, I love being able to put a tangible guide in my clients’ hands.
Albums are one of the very best way to complete a portrait session with me, and I will be sharing more about my albums in a separate post. I am smitten with these black velvet albums!
I look back at 2018 and I am simply amazed and humbled. Humbled that so many families entrusted me to capture such important times in their lives, and amazed at how far I’ve come.
If you don’t know my story, I photographed weddings for 1o years, and during that time, weddings were my absolute love. I loved everything about wedding days, from the details to the emotion, to the bridal party, all of it!
But then as we added more children to our family, it became harder for me to muster up the energy required for a 12-hour wedding day on Saturdays, spent away from my family. So, in the summer of 2018, I made the very bittersweet decision to let my August wedding be my last (Rob & Cara: you couldn’t have given me a more amazing wedding to end with!!!). I would have done this with many more tears if it weren’t for the new passion that emerged in me: simple, whitespace portraits of motherhood, children, babies and families. In April, I photographed my first session in my new studio space, and over the course of the next few months, I knew deep down that THIS is where I needed to be. My studio space quickly transformed into what I envisioned (thank you so much to the help of my husband and my dad – their hard work to help me create the flooring I longed for!) and with each session in that space, my love for this style of shooting grew.
When I had that seed of inspiration in the spring, I had no idea it would take me to this place – to look back at the year at so many incredible families I’ve had the privilege to work with. THANK YOU to all who have supported me in this journey! I am making some changes for 2019 that will help me serve my clients better and create for them an even more meaningful experience when they come in for their session. Exciting stuff!!
I have many sessions scheduled for 2019 so far, including a couple summer and fall family portrait sessions. If you know you will be needing portraits of your family, little ones, or newborns this year, contact me asap to get on my calendar!
Now for the fun part…a look at my 2018 sessions! I can’t tell you enough how IMPOSSIBLE it felt to only choose one favorite from each session! I’m leaving out so many favorites, but I love seeing all my sessions grouped together like this! <3
Happy New Year to all my beautiful clients!
Liz radiated such joy during her maternity session! She is already over the moon over the little baby boy growing in her womb! And isn’t she absolutely glowing? I love the simplicity of these white-on-white portraits of her. The flower crown by Amy at Victorian Gardens makes me swoon! <3
Mama’s pink dress and white dress were borrowed from my Client Wardrobe.
Here are just a handful of my favorites from her session!
This Kansas City Family Photography session made me so thankful to have a studio! It got unseasonably chilly so early here, so this family came to the studio for a fall session and will do their outdoor session in the spring! Studio sessions are perfect for baby’s first year milestones; they can explore and just “be” while I capture their expressions and sweet little selves!
The mama’s two different outfits and baby’s grey sleeveless romper were borrowed from my Client Wardrobe.