Introducing My 5 Loves

Violet Dawn AKA: Squish. She is as good as they come, baby wise I mean. She was born overdue at 42 weeks and almost 10 pounds. Everyone loves to squish on little Squish. Her absolutely favorite thing to do is PINCH! Yes, pinch! I think she is developing her fine motor skills by pinching everyone!

Daisy May AKA: The Wild Card. So anyone that knows Daisy knows that she is a T-R-I-P! She is a wild thang and constantly into EVERYTHING! She is bow-legged because she started walking at 7 months old. She never stops and I even have a little story line on Facebook called #TheDaisyDiaries. And she has the bluest eyes you will ever see!

Next up is Calleigh Alexa Blake AKA: Miss Sassy Pants. She is my mini me from head to toe, sass and all I hate to admit. She like to wear mismatch socks and has her own style, not sure what kind of style it is, but it is definitely hers. I am afraid of the day that the school calls me to ask what my child is wearing Haha. She has a heart of gold and loves to be in front of my camera, with her “to die for” dimples!

Next, there is Skylar Blake Anthony AKA: Baby Boy. He is the man of the house. Pssshhhh yeah right, he is a big old baby. He loves for his “sissys” to wait on him hand and foot. And the thing of it is, they actually do! He is my silly child. He will break out in song and dance at the drop of a hat. And boy can he hold a tune!

Lastly, but not least, is Jason Thomas. AKA: My Rock. He is my amazing fiancé who is currently almost done with his Medical Laboratory Science Degree with an emphasis on Chemistry. Yeah he is sort of a smarty pants! Best of all, he always tolerates me saying “hang on, let me get a picture of that!” Haha! He is my rock and my support through all the craziness of being a full time mom, and a full time photographer. I would not be where I am today without his love and support!

 

Well that is my little family in a nutshell, emphasis on nut! 

 

Branding Yourself

Hi guys! So it has been awhile, too long actually! I have been so busy opening my studio and photographing so many gorgeous faces and wonderful events. But today I want to chat about headshots and personal branding. Keep in mind, headshots do not have to be “boring.” Branding yourself is very important and you can absolutely have fun with these! In April, I photographed Ms. Amy Light for branding headshots. She has a mobile Yoga business and is also an aspiring actress. We had so much fun taking these. I just let her personality shine through and photographed it as I saw her.

I offer indoor headshots, outdoor/on location branding shots and I also offer “mobile headshots,” which is where I bring all my equipment straight to your office. Remember, have fun!

 

DIY’er

Like I said, I am an avid DIY’er (yeah it’s a word haha). I have finished up a ton of DIY props this week while it has been gorgeous weather outside, GREAT for painting! Then of course I had to let one of my littles model it. We cut down the floors, I made the backdrop from an old antique quilt and I also hand made the little blanket that the bowl is sitting on. Oh yeah, and I even made THE BABY 😉 And would you look at that drool and little teeth, such a little darling! Tomorrow we will be modeling the new bed that I painted and distressed, it is soooooo cute!

Studio Test Shoot

I was dying to get into my brand new studio for a test shoot in my natural light area. And who better to model for me that my little Violet Dawn?! I LOVE this area in my new studio. It has high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, white curved walls and exposed brick. It has a bright, classic, & clean look and is absolutely stunning. I cannot wait until my official move in date on March 1st!

Ingrid

I had to add little Ingrid in here on my blog because she has been one of the best little gals to photograph. She just smiles, gives me some cute, then some silly faces. Her blue eyes are so captivating and we had such a great time at each of her milestone sessions. I look forward to capturing more of little Ingrid’s moments as she grows 🙂

Sisterly Love

During my time as a photographer I have captured so many memories and moments in time. One that stands out for me is that sacred bond between sisters. A lot of my families only have girls, I myself am the oldest of five girls, so I have such fun capturing this bond! Here are a few sister moments from some of my sessions and my won kiddos too of course:

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Bridal Portraits

If you have ever been married then you have that big ole Bridal Portrait hanging somewhere in your house. I mean this is more important than the actual photos of the two of you, right? Haha! But seriously, I have walked into so many homes that have the bridal portrait on display and no sign of the groom. And that is okay! Especially if you look like this bride, who happens to be my baby sister ❤

Tree Farm

Can I just go to the tree farm and do all my sessions?! Please? Lol! I was at the tree farm the month of December more than I was at my own house, and I loved every minute of it! I photographed Christmas photos, family sessions, couples/engagement and maternity sessions there. And they all turned out so beautifully. I just want to grow some trees in my backyard for the sole purpose of photography people in the midst of them 😉