For Valentine’s Day we ran a promo with KRZ’s Rocky and Lissa. We gave them two boudoir sessions to give away on the air. They made up games each day for the listeners to call in for a chance to win. The winner from that day was entered into the drawing at the end of the week. On Friday they picked the winner.
The two girls who came in were a little shy at first, but once they got into it, they loosened right up. We always start the session with makeup, and Monica always does such a great job at relaxing everyone for us. By the time they get to us, they are already joking around and having fun.
As you know, we do NOT post client’s images without their permission. With that being said, I am sharing some images from one winner, but not the other, for that very reason.
If you are looking for a boudoir session, or a pinup session, check out our website, . We can work in various themes and even have a few in mind for some those who have no clue what they want.
I was so bad at keeping up with our blog last year, but I wanted to share some of our favorite sessions. Mom called me to schedule M’s birthday session. Every year we do a session that is all about her playing, just being her. We then design a book for mom. They are like a yearly progression of M’s life. Each year there are new toys, or new activities, depending on what she is into that year. This year I wanted to try a tent. So, I made a patchwork tent. Mom took the idea and ran with it! We started with a little fishing expedition to the pond. Such a little actress! No hook on the end, but she was pulling like there was a big old fish on the line!
Next, we went back to the ‘camp’ and had her build a fire! Mom had gathered stones and sticks and an old lantern to add to the set.
Little brother usually gets in on the act at some point during her session. Roasting marshmallows seemed to be the perfect time to add him.
Even mom and gram got in on a few marshmallow photos.
It was such a fun session and it is truly an honor to be able to document a child’s life like this. We really do love our clients, and think of them as part of the family.
*Please note that the fire was edited into the images later for safety reasons*
It’s not real often that we get newborn babies. When we do, we like them within the first two weeks. Very newborn babies are easier to mold and usually aren’t peeling yet. We also like them to be nice and sleepy. Drunk on formula. Babies this young cannot focus yet and are usually pretty cross-eyed.
For newborn sessions, we take our time. The baby is in charge. If he/she wants to eat, we stop. If he/she needs a clean diaper, we stop.
This little guy just did not want to sleep, no matter how hard we tried. I love shooting newborns. They require a lot of patience, something I don’t usually have.
Often shots like the one below are requested. This is a composite shot. That means that it is two or more images merged as one. Mom and dad’s hands are erased out of the image. It is done this way for the safety of the baby.
It’s always an honor to be the baby’s first photographer. It will be interesting to see where this little guy ends up, where his life take him. Mom and dad, enjoy him while he is little. It really does go by so fast!
Our friend Shannon, from Shannon’s Pet Grooming, takes in foster dogs. This sweet Boxer, Tess, was brought back to the rescue through no fault of her own. She is an older dog, and partially deaf, but it does not seem to bother her. She is housebroken and loves affection!
Tess is very easygoing and moved back and forth between Shannon, Ed so we could all take turns petting her. She laid down and fell asleep while Shannon stayed to chit chat with us. She is a snorer! haha
If you or someone you know is looking for a dog, this sweet girl would be a great addition! To apply to adopt her, or another dog that needs a home, please visit http://onelifetoliverescue.com/ or their facebook page.
Right before Christmas we got a call. Do you shoot pets? Yes! We love to shoot pets! Especially dogs. Both Ed and I had dogs growing up. He’s got one now, and I have 3. Mine are spoiled 100 pound monsters! So, we are pretty much ready for any dog that comes in here.
In comes 3 dogs. Two Weimaraners and a Collie mix. If you’ve never been around a Weimaraner, they are very energetic dogs that were originally bred for hunting, and are beautiful dogs.
We had so much fun with this shoot! We would get two dogs to listen, and the third would not cooperate. Or we would get the dogs, and their people were talking. The more people (and pets) you add to an image, the more of a challenge it is.
That being said, We had to include some of the outtakes. Those are always my favorites!
Charlene and John, thanks so much for bringing your furry family. I had a lot of laughs doing this shoot!
March 9 will be Easter Bunny Photos/Easter Sessions
Our very own Ed will be donning the rabbit costume. These will be 1/2 hr sessions. You will have a 15 minute shoot, then about 15 minutes to choose your favorite out of the 5-10 images we proof. For $50 you will receive an 8×10, 2-5x7s, and 8- wallets all of the same pose. You will also receive 10% off any other purchase made that day. Your $50 is due at the time of booking to hold your time.
Our other Mini Session Day is March 16 for Mother’s Day photos. These will be 1/2 hr sessions. You will have a 15 minute shoot, then about 15 minutes to choose your favorite out of the 5-10 images we proof. For $60 you will receive an 8×10, 2-5x7s, and 8- wallets all of the same pose. We also include an extra 5×7 to give to the newspaper. You will also receive 10% off any other purchase made that day. Your $60 is due at the time of booking to hold your time.
First date for cutoff for the paper is March 22. Second cutoff date is April 5. Prints from the Mother’s Day session will be in to make the March 22 cutoff date.
Book a session for each day and get them for $50 each!
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Spencer was one of the last seniors of 2013 to call us. We booked him for Sunday morning. I was hoping that the sun wasn’t too bright, reflecting off the snow. We ended up with fog instead. Lots of fog, which made for a more dramatic image.
This little guy has been coming to us since he was born. Every year we do his birthday photos as well as his Christmas photos with his older sister. His mom and I discuss briefly what the theme of the portraits will be. Mom isn’t much into the traditional, sit and pose formally images. She usually brings some kind of toys for the kids to play with and we just document that. These images will be her children, as she remembers them playing.
This year M turned 4. You may not think so, but 4 is so much older than 3. He is talking so much more. Telling us stories, and asking us to play with his diggers and dump trucks. Are you having fun? “totally” is his reply. haha
Mom always gets a book of the session. Not only are books a great way to get all or most of the images from your session, but it’s almost a yearbook of your child. You can look through each book and see the progression to toddler-hood to tween to teen to young adult. The books are the memories the children will have long after we are all gone. I am so honored to be a part of this family’s life and get to document the children growing up.