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I have said it before, and I will say it again, I am not a newborn photographer. I do not shoot traditional newborn shoots ever. I do however love to go into the hospital and document your first glimpses with your baby. Those are fun, and it isn’t something I do often. But I had the opportunity to go meet beautiful baby Kate. I loved her immediately because she has the same name as my sister, and she was the same size my sister was when she was born. I have to love her, there isn’t a choice, the stars aligned and said Lee Ann you have to love this baby. So I do.
Bianca is a fabulous Mother of 6 kids. And look at how amazing she looks. I am not sure I have ever seen a Mom as active as she was shortly after having a baby. Woman, you are amazing! Thanks for letting me come intrude and capture you with sweet Kate. It was memorable.
I am super excited to blog this family. They are so much fun and I love the personalities of all of their kids. I just realized as I was typing up their blog name I have a lot of families that I shoot that have *G* names. Funny.
Thank you so much for a super fun afternoon!!!
January is flying by! And 2013 is off to a great start.
I am super excited to share my first session of 2013. It was a little chilly, but they were great troopers. Everyone wanted to cuddle up with Dad.. he is a heater.
Thank you so much for spending your morning with me!
I am back! Some how fall got insanely busy and blogging fell apart completely. But I am back and ready to get busy blogging. I will be blogging sessions over the next couple of months that go back as last as September. So keep your eyes here for some great things!! Also Talkative Tuesday returns next Tuesday.. let me know what you want to hear, from tips, my favorite color, the best ice cream or anything else you can think of!
But today, I am going to blog about an amazing couple. Melyssa+Kyle. These two are so much fun to be around and their excitement in contagious! We had their engagement session scheduled for the windiest day in Tri-Cities in 2012, you know the day in December when giant trees were uprooted? That’s the day we shot these, and I am pleased that the wind totally worked for us..not against us. And we were creative and found some other locations!
Thank you for a fabulous engagement session! I cannot wait for your fabulous wedding!!
And if you are interested in booking a session leave a comment or shoot me a message!!
I am so excited to blog this wedding! This is my final wedding of 2012! And I hit my goal for 2012, and then some! I have been so very blessed to do what I love for a job. And I am so excited for next year! :)
Congratulations Mat+Shannon!! I am so excited for your future!!!
And a special thank you to Billie for second shooting with me!
I am so excited for this blog post! Back in April I captured Nathan+Lin-z for their engagement session. They had a beautiful wedding day full of lots of love, a few happy tears, and plenty of laughter. I am so excited to share a glimpse of their day.
Thank you Nathan and Lin-z for having me capture your special day! Congratulations on your happily ever after!
And thank you Billie for second shooting for me!!
It is always fun to capture pictures of your friends. And I was super excited to capture Dallas and Brooke and their sweet family. We found the perfect mix of light and Tri-Cities landscape. And I am thrilled with how it all came together.
Thank you for allowing me to capture your family!!
It is the time of year where I am shooting several family sessions. And I get asked how do you keep kids happy, and how can you make pictures fun? Parents want to know and other photographers want to know too. And since I am by no means a parenting guru or expert, or some sort of child whisperer, take this as you want.
Let you kid know what is going to be happening, especially if they are little or if they are shy. Kids are sometimes overwhelmed at the crazy lady with a big camera. I try to take time to get to know the kids. I ask them about favorite things and find out what their interests are. Then I am not so scary. I try to become a friend. It is important to get down on their level, especially when you are as tall as I am. They can be totally freaked out by amazon lady.
Bribe your kids. If they have a favorite treat they love bribe them. Encourage good behavior and reward them with their treat if they behave well. I LOVE bribery.. it’s how I learned to ride a bike! And if you want to bring a treat your kid loves for bribery please make sure it isn’t sticky, won’t stain, and is something small and quick. I like Pez, smarties, and gold fish crackers for little kids. They are quick and tend to be quite clean.
Parents relax. Kids feel your stress and it fuels them. If they are struggling it is okay to take minute and relax with your child. I promise all kids are crazy, especially mine so I get it. And sometimes just let them run wild a few minutes and then they are good to go for a few more shots. But angry voices, and short tempers tend to make everything worse. Sometimes when kids have lost their interest I will hand them my camera and let them take a few shots and they are more inclined to join in on the fun again!
Be you. Don’t try to be a picture perfect family.. because there is no such thing. Be your own unique family. If your daughter loves her pink cowboy boots and hates to wear anything else, incorporate them into your image. Embrace what makes your kids who they are and capture those memories. And don’t worry, I will love your kids and have fun with them. It’s okay if they have a crazy idea, I will capture it and chances are you will love it.
And lastly have fun! If your kids see you having fun and that pictures are enjoyable they will join in. And if they see me having fun, chances are I will get a real smile. The one that melts your heart every.single.day.
Almost two weeks ago I had the pleasure of capturing John+Katelynn as they started their lives together. They are an amazing couple. They are so full of love for one another. I love watching them interact and seeing how kind they are to one another. You could feel the love and excitement from them and from all of their loved ones who surrounded them on their amazing day.
Thank you so much for having me capture your wedding! Congratulations on starting your life together!!
And a special thank you to Rachael for second shooting!!