Session Timeline: What to Expect

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Little Man is 6 Months Old

I get the privilege of following little D for his first year. This past week, I took his 6 month portraits and he was an absolute ham for the camera. It was extremely hard to narrow down his gallery to a reasonable amount.

Please contact me if you're looking for portraits for your little one. I'd love to chat and hear your ideas and answer your questions.

Monday, September 22, 2014


I just celebrated a significant birthday. You know, one of those that ends in a zero? As you have probably guessed, I'm sort of a prop junkie. My budget is at odds with that obsession, so it was quite a treat when my husband's gift for me was a trip to the home improvement store to find supplies to make some backdrops/flooring squares. I'm a huge DIYer so this was great fun!

We found a sheet of faux brick that kept calling my name. I can see all sort of themes to use this with...firefigher, old kitchen, basic jeans, school, cobblestone street....
During garage sale season, I found a cute little claw foot tub prop. I was hoping to find a great floor to use with it. We bought smooth white paneling (almost like white board material.) To that I cut out vinyl squares and adhered them on. I was pleased at the results.

We also bought bead board to be used as a floor or wall. Since it was a full sheet that we had cut down, I plan to paint the other half once I decide on a fun color...I'm leaning toward yellow.

And last to share but first on the purchase list was a "wood" floor and wall (I have two so I can use them together.) This is made from plywood and stick on vinyl strips of "wood". Super easy and great looking!
By the way, my willing model for this session is "Thymely the Bear." He sits still and never complains :)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Look Who's One!

  My little buddy just turned ONE! He was my muse for this past year--the one who inspired my journey into Newborn, Infant and Child photography.  A whole "lotta" firsts were forged with little Odin.

My studio lights came in just before this session. It was great fun to use them and I am loving the results! He was a great (wiggly) model and really let his personality shine!

 This Charlie Brown outfit was special requested by Odin's uncle.
The family are huge Seahawk fans! Odin is a fan of throwing the football :)

Odin's first birthday party is going to be Safari themed...which inspired this set up.

Odin loved smashing the cake! But it took him quite a while to figure out he could eat it too.

Finally figured out it was tasty too!

Bath time came next.

 To schedule a First Birthday appointment please contact me. If you book during September 2014, (the appointment can be up to a year in advance) I will give you a certificate for a free Cake Smash Add-on OR 10% off the session fee if you choose. See website or facebook for more details.