I absolutely love what I do. I couldn’t imagine things getting any more exciting or fulfilling in this line of work… until I shot my first newborn session. Up until now, I have had the unbelievable privilege of photographing babies, toddlers, kids, teens, adults, families, you name it, and I always feel so energized and wonderful after these sessions. This was a different experience, and it’s hard to explain why. This beautiful baby was born less than a week before this photo was taken, and it’s a different experience. Holding a brand new baby and creating images that are so peaceful in nature just makes my heart swell. I know. Cheesy and mushy. But it’s true.
Look what this beautiful mama created.
And if you like the cute little Munchkin Hat, you can find the pattern here.
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One of the (many) great suggestions I came away with from Kevin Kubota’s Digital Photography Bootcamp was to put myself in Portfolio Building mode. Kevin and Clare suggested I follow Dane Sanders’ approach, which was to get out there and really start shooting! So, I took their advice and offered portrait sessions for free along with discounted prints and products.
It’s been an amazing experience. It’s definitely not something a photographer can do for the long haul if they want to stay in business, however, I do believe this has been a win/win experience for me and my clients. Honestly, it’s been a ton of fun, too. These families have been amazing!
Here are a few photos from some December sessions.
Oh, and before I forget, I read this great blog post today on Going Pro – Educating the Masses: Why Helping Others Learn Won’t Kill Your Business. There are so many great resources out there and a lot of generous photographers who share their insights and some great information. It’s a great motivator to pay it forward.
In order to give myself a little more time to work on the business end of things, I will offer this portfolio building offer through February. There are a few sessions available, so if you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you!
Many of us with brown eyes have, at some point in our lives, wished for blue eyes. At least I did when I was younger. My oldest daughter was born with blue eyes; we tell her that her blue eyes are from Grandma Kaye, my mother-in-law (my grandmother also had blue eyes).
We thought it was so strange for her to have blue eyes, since my husband and I both have brown eyes. But when my niece came along with blue eyes (my brother and sister-in-law also have brown eyes), we can’t help but marvel at them, too.
This is my youngest niece with her beautiful blue eyes and her adorable little lips.
This coming week’s I ♥ Faces Photo Challenge is All About Babies! I decided to talk a digital walk down memory lane and peruse through baby pictures of my girls, and I’m just amazed at how much they’ve grown. Their personalities were the same back when they were babies, and I’m so glad I was a snap-happy mom with a Canon PowerShot back then.
Here’s my husband giving my younger daughter a bath when she was a little over a year old. She’s going to be four in a couple of months; where does the time go?
Baby photography has come a long way with some amazing professionals tied in with unbelievable creativity. I’m positive there will be tons of beautiful baby photos this week! Check it out at: