Session Timeline: What to Expect

Monday, December 29, 2014

Double the Fun!

A year ago, I was privleged to take newborn portraits of these sweet twins. Their mama contacted me and asked if I would do their one year portraits. I was honored and excited to take on the session. We tried to schedule during their best time of day, but a dr. appt ended up getting in the way. So we tried even though it was during nap time. They are so cute, but were so tired it was tricky to elicit smiles...and forget the cake smash...they just wanted to nap!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Change is a Comin'

January 1st, I will be celebrating the one year anniversary of Thyme of Your Life Photography. It's been a fantastic year of learning. I've taken a lighting class (Thank you Milky Way!) that has really helped me to offer sessions at any time, because I am no longer dependent on weather and sun. I've also been learning by trial and error about running a business.

One thing I've found is that only offering digital files isn't consistently meeting my clients needs. Sure posting them on Facebook is fun, but so often they stay in digital format and never see the light of day in print format. My goal is to create precious memories and treasured moments to savor. Beginning January 1st, my session format and pricing will change to reflect this goal. Please sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date on changes, model calls and mini session themes.

Another idea I've been mulling, and would love feedback on, is the possibility of creating a calendar. I would take an image from each month's themed mini session for the content. Please let me know if that is something you'd be interested in!

This little dude is what inspired the calendar idea...

Thursday, December 25, 2014


I am so thankful for all the parents who trusted me to take portraits of their children this past year! I love this new adventure and am grateful for the support and encouragement of friends, family and sometimes complete strangers (well, not strangers for long :) ) I am looking forward to 2015!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

These two little dudes are four months old already! I love milestone sessions and keeping up with babies as they grow!
(Digital Art from Just So Scrappy)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chillin' with Frozen

This little lady has been experiencing camera anxiety...she's two. Her family had portraits done and little KJ wouldn't stand for having her individual photo taken. I offered to try. So KJ and her Mama came over and we spent an hour just chillin'. Finally we put some Frozen music on and she got up to dance...caught some fun images then :)

Little trade secret...KJ is sitting on her Mama's lap in this image.

Let it Go :)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Fun Older Kiddo Session

I usually stick to photographing younger children, but I had the opportunity to take portraits for a friend I've known since junior high. (Well, of her children, anyway :) ) It was a tight fit in my studio, but I think we ended with some fun images.