I had so much fun photographing Sawyer! She’s a brand model for Little Big Bow Co so of course she had to rock the big bow for her cake smash! Sawyer wore an adorable outfit made by Indigo and Lace too for her portraits before the cake smash. It is clear to see, Sawyer is definitely one stylish little toddler! I was super excited Sawyer’s Mom wanted a rainbow themed cake smash session. I love adding new themes to my portfolio! As always, Jackie Brant of Jackie Brant’s Custom Cakes made the perfect smash cake to coordinate with Sawyer’s outfit too!!
When Olivia’s mom contacted me, she was looking for a photographer she could build a relationship with and continue to come back to over the years. I knew right away she was my ideal photography client and I was happy to create some beautiful lasting images for their family. We met before Baby Olivia arrived, to do some maternity photos and capture some photos as their last weeks of a family of three! A few weeks later, Olivia made her appearance and got her own newborn photography shoot!
Love, laughter and loyalty totally sums up the Sivak family to me. John, Nicole and Eloise have been loyal clients of mine since my very beginnings as a photographer. I have gotten to see Eloise grow from a cherubic red headed baby into a stunning little girl. Everytime I have a session with them it is filled with giggles and tons of love. I look forward to seeing them every year!
While it STILL doesn’t feel like fall around here, families aren’t letting that stop them from getting in the fall spirit and capturing some great family images! I love seeing returning clients, and this family is no exception. Nolan is so polite and such a photogenic little boy, and little sister Elyse might be a hard sell, but Grandma worked her magic and got some smiles!!!
Although the temperatures are deceiving, Fall is in full swing here for us photographers! We love to joke that October is to family photographers what April is to accountants, and it is fairly true. Everyone loves bundling up in their comfy fall clothes, and frolicking in the leaves to capture some great moments! Here is a little preview of my first round of Fall Mini Sessions!!
This sweet family was so excited to have their first family photos taken, but the Midwest weather was NOT cooperating. Due to the rain and clouds we have seen off and on throughout August, we had to reschedule several times. I was so excited to finally have a clear night with a great sunset, and I get to the park and see… a million inflatables. Ok, not a million, but more than I had ever seen in one place, lol. I was so worried that there was an event going on that we didn’t know about and we would have to reschedule AGAIN, but luckily the event was the next day, and we were able to work around the inflatables. I am so happy because this session turned out to be one of my favorites from this year! Such cute little family and the smiliest baby boy!! Just see for yourself 🙂
As a self employed small business owner, I don’t have any “coworkers” per se, unless you count the little “interns” I have at home with me! I am a pretty social person by nature. I have found not getting to interact with people daily as one of the harder parts of my job. That’s why I have been so thankful for the local photographers I have become friends with. We bounce ideas off each other and give constructive criticism. Sometimes we even have to vent about the struggle of juggling being stay at home moms and business women…and along the way we have become friends. And, it is always an honor when one of those friends asks you to photograph her family for her.
I admit, it’s a bit nerve wracking to shoot for another photographer, but I loved how these photos of April’s family came out. We both have our own styles and bring something different to the table, so I am happy to share my work with her!
Summer is more than half over! Where did the time go? Sometimes summer can be hit or miss for maternity photographers. Families are busy with activities and the Midwest heat and unpredictable weather can be a pain. Lucky for me though, this summer seems to be in full swing. After a two week hiatus (where I got to photograph an extended family with some incredible genes on the beach in Naples) I have been back out doing my favorite sunset sessions. Laura contacted me looking for a maternity and newborn photographer and I was so excited to meet them on this warm summer night. I love how the sunset accentuated her maternity glow! Aren’t they cute?!