Who needs a dining room? For a long time now I’ve wanted to have a small studio space in my home. I love doing my sessions in my client’s homes and outside and I will continue to do that, but this space will allow me to offer more options to my clients and I’m so excited about this! I’ll take you guys on this journey with me as this room evolves!
Letting families be themselves, that’s really what it’s about right? I took some beautiful traditional portraits of these 3, but guess which one is their favorite?
Well, I have many excuses actually… kids, work, life, Facebook (yes I’ll continue to blame Facebook because it’s so easy to post there, but I’ve even been slacking on that!) for not posting on my blog!!!!! My blog may look like I’m not working, but I am still alive and kicking and working! I promise to start posting more, I’ll start with a picture tonight from a Fall session and a reminder to touch base with me about Spring portraits, because it sure feels like Spring!!!!
Think about the summer setting sun, warm and glowing, in your portraits. A limited amount of summer mini sessions are now available in the Fredericksburg area! Email me for details. I am also currently booking full Fall sessions.
So I’m pretty bad at blogging these days! For those of you who still peek at my blog, yes I am still in business haha. I always think a business with a dead blog must have shut down. But anyway, I’m still photographing babies and families and posting them on Facebook. I’m also still being a mom and living the crazy life! Please follow my Facebook page to keep up with me during the times I’m not blogging. It’s soooo much easier to post on Facebook but I knowwwwww I need to blog too for SEO and all that stuff.
So anyway, onto bloggin’! I’m here to post about a new session that I’m offering- A Newborn Mini!! Yep, this is for clients who would prefer a shorter, more natural “lifestyle” type session, that’s also a little easier on the budget. I’m still offering my tradition full-length newborn sessions with the beanbag & backdrops, but the minis are now an option as well! The difference? Well, the mini will have less posing, more interactions, no beanbag, more natural props like beds and couches and cribs and family, even outside if weather allows. I can still bring headbands and wraps if you want, but I wont be dragging a car-sized beanbag, a bin, and bags of stuff to your front door for these sessions. I also wont be coaxing your baby to sleep while the heat blasts or staying for hours. Don’t get me wrong, I still love those sessions!! But everyone has different tastes and needs so here ya go! 🙂 Please call me (703.505.2115) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on FB or Snapchat me (haha yes I finally got one of those but no don’t really do that because I forget to check it) and we will chat about what is the best fit for your newborn! And while it’s great to be ahead of the game and schedule your session before baby comes, do NOT feel like you missed the boat if baby is already here! I do “newborn sessions” at 2 weeks or 8 weeks, no particular age required!
Nothing like starting a new year with new life. If you are expecting, give me a call or email me for information on my newborn sessions! Whether you prefer posed portraits or more of a natural “lifestyle” look, we can discuss your vision for a session. Is your baby already 3 weeks, 6 weeks? No problem, you can still have beautiful newborn portraits. And right now I’m offering $50 of my newborn session fee!
Now, onto these cuties, they from 1 week old to 5 weeks old…
I’ve been a horrible blogger! Tis the season! Fall is crazy for me, and all photographers, well actually all moms, well just everybody. I can’t seem to keep my head above water, with shopping for everyone (although I do most of it online these days, yay for Amazon Prime and Target Redcard free shipping!), sessions, editing, ordering, kids out of school, etc. It’s funny though, I used to be dying for school to start again because I would get overstimulated and burned out on the chaos, but now that my kids are getting older, I’m dreading them going back. Early wake ups, packing lunches, homework, no thanks! I’m enjoying playing board games, watching movies, and sleeping in. Anyway, back to reality next week, but that also means onto winter NEWBORNS! Yeah! Tomorrow is my first newborn session of 2015 and I’m ready to snuggle some sweet babes. 🙂
Speaking of sweet babes, before my rambling, my intention was to post my holiday card of my own sweeties (lazy iphone photos of my card that is). My oldest opted out (begged out) this year but I snuck her in on the back. Then when the cards came in, she admitted it was weird without her. YES! I WAS RIGHT! She is starting to realize that I’m usually right haha.
So, onto 2015. I can’t wait to work with amazing clients- repeat clients, new clients, wonderful families. How lucky am I that my job allows me to document precious moments for people, as they zoom through this life. Grateful. I also feel that 2015 will be a great year for me personally. Last year was tough, but it made me recognize my own strength, appreciate my support system, learn to be gracious, humble, forgiving, and compassionate even when it’s difficult to do so, and hug my kids so tight every day. I have more work to do, on myself, on my journey through this life, but I choose to make it count, to learn and grow and continue to look at the glass half full. 🙂
So now that I’ve rambled more, oops, Happy New Year friends, and all that stuff. (my 7 year old often adds “and all that stuff” onto her sentences, she picked it up from her dad. So cute.)
This year I have been doing some commercial work for Mary Washington Healthcare, photographing cancer patients who have been receiving amazing care right here in Fredericksburg! It’s been a great experience and I have been inspired by their stories. You can check them out here: www.marywashingtonhealthcare.com/mwhc-rcc/regional-cancer-center-patient-stories/
Here are some snaps of the recent billboard and ads, you can see the billboards heading north on the Falmouth bridge and on Garrisonville Rd. in Stafford.
Ok I’m posting this so late, but it was in my drafts so I figured I’d go ahead and post it. 2014 Summer came to an end, it was bittersweet. Off my kids went again. Oh how I miss those sweet people, yet oh how I love being able to work during the day again, not have the house trashed and the kitchen emptied constantly. I can imagine many, many years from now looking back on our summers with a full heart. They are my most important people, these lovies that fulfill me, crack me up, surprise me, drive me nuts, amaze me, and snuggle me. Even when I’m overwhelmed with being a mom to so many incredible beings, I feel so very lucky and grateful.
First day of school pictures:
The baby boy is in middle school, ack! And is sporting his Minecraft confidently!
Someone dyed her hair the night before school (see red hands)
Our amazing dancer, her last year of middle school, stop time!
TWO in middle school!
First grade, would still rather be home with mom, still hasn’t lost any top teeth!
3rd grade, really coming into her own and blossoming, dancing now too!
How can the baby girls be sooooo big?! Sniff
And of course a throwback picture from 2008 to compare 🙂