It is no secret, especially to my mother, that I am in love with the squishy-ness of newborn snuggles. In fact, she told my husband that if I ever stopped photographing newborns that I would probably have to have more children to fill the gap. So, in 2014 I really dedicated myself to trying to improve my newborn photography specifically. Photography is an ever evolving field that I think always takes practice to perfect. In doing that, you develop a certain style that works for you. I have come to find out that my style is very simplistic, natural, and neutral-toned. You try new poses and accessories.. some work – some don’t. Take notes of what worked well in a session and what didn’t so you can always improve. I had a goal in January to double the number of newborns that I photographed in 2013.. I met that goal and couldn’t be happier. I met a lot of great families along the way– some I met during their maternity shoot, and some just the day of their newborn session. I heard great birth stories and birth stories that had my jaw on the floor. Some of those babies in 2014 I have already photographed again and they have grown so much, but still look so similar to their sweet, sleepy, newborn self. It truly is an honor to see families grow and the fact that they choose me to document it is humbling. So, without further ado, here is the collage of my newborns of 2014. 15 boys and 9 girls (1 set of twins) . I hope 2015 is just as prosperous!
I have some exciting news for 2015! I will now be offering something I like to call “Art Sessions.” As a photographer, it warms my heart to walk into people’s homes and see their beautiful images displayed throughout their living rooms and bedrooms! Digital images are great in this day and age, but what good is a lovely image if it does nothing but sit on a jump drive for years? Unfortunately, it is hard to find the time to not only have a session, get the images, order a print, and then hang the print. This coming from the lady who started a baby book for her first son and gave up after 3 months because I couldn’t keep up with the prints… So, no judgements here!
Here is what the Art Sessions will provide you.
1) A pre-consultation to determine your need. Do you want a grouping for over your sofa or a gallery wall in the upstairs hallway? One picture of each child, all of the kids, parents, and then the whole family? What colors are in your home so we can match your outfits with your decor?
2) A 1-hour on-location shooting to capture your vision. I will specifically focus on our pre-consultation to drive the session, making sure I can deliver the canvases you had in mind.
3) A post-consultation where I will show you digital templates of the different canvas grouping options with your images inserted. This way you can really visualize what your home will look like! We can customize it any way you wish.
4) Sit back and wait for your wall art to arrive! Our canvases are high quality, backed with matboard, and ready to hang. They will look fabulous in your home for years to come!
What will the Art Sessions cost? The session itself will be $100 to cover my time shooting/editing/designing. Canvas groupings will run between $200-$500 depending on number of canvases and overall size of cluster. There will be an option to purchase the digital images, but the Art Sessions are meant to provide you with a print product so digital images are not included.
More information will be posted soon! Questions? Shoot me an email at email@example.com
Well, another busy fall is in the books. This is by far the most gorgeous time of year in N.C. The leaves are fantastic.. the sun sets beautifully.. and the weather is phenomenal. It is no wonder why I get slammed with requests for family sessions. In order to facilitate the large requests, I offered 2 weekends of mini sessions at two different locations. The first location is by far one of my favorite rustic/farm locations, and the second was a local family-owned Christmas tree farm. The sessions went amazing, and didn’t have to reschedule due to weather (woop!). Take a look at some of my gorgeous clients!
Kristin and James are having a baby! We met up in Holly Springs for their maternity shoot. Kristin was a trooper changing outfits in the woods with a make-shift curtain James and I held up. But, the shots of her in the maternity gown are breath taking! Love it! I hopefully get to meet little man soon, because I’m sure mom and dad are ready to snuggle him too!
Expecting a baby? Interested in booking a maternity session? The best time to photograph maternity is in the last trimester, but do not wait to book your session! Contact me today!
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