This was one of my all time favorite shoots! The family owns a bakery here in town so I absolutely HAD to do this set up. The family was so fun to work with! I can't wait to see this image hanging in their bakery. If you ever need a yummy cake, cupcake, cookie, or some other tasty treat stop on by Parson's Bakery!!! I'm pretty sure this is my favorite color scheme so we carried it through all of her set ups.
I had the so much fun with this spring baby! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.
I can already tell these sisters are going to be the best of friends
Even grandma got to come be part of the photoshoot
I forgot how much I love doing Fresh 48 sessions. I usually see babies in my studio when they are 5-10 days old and that is pretty darn new, but there is nothing like a baby that is less than 48 hours old. The excitement and exhaustion in the hospital room is almost tangible. I absolutely LOVE doing lifestyle shoots in black and white. I feel like it captures the raw feelings and emotions of the moment a little better.
Seeing these images brings back each of my four son's deliveries.
Check out this adorable new family!
These doctors and nurses took such great care of this sweet baby and mamma
Oh my goodness this big sister just couldn't get enough of her new baby sister
Out in the hall all is quite. You would never know of the amazing excitement that was going on behind each door
as a new mommy falls deeply in love with her new baby.
I am so in love with my new maternity gowns. They are so simple and look absolutely amazing!
All you need is two pieces of fabric that are 2 or 2 1/2 yards and a belt of some sort. Yep that's it. Watch my youtube video to see how to do it.
Sweet baby Mallory came to me a the last minute. I was so lucky to have an opening. She was a total dream baby. She slept the whole time! Big sister is an absolute doll! I love the colors momma chose!!! They were so fun to work with and the new fish I am sure will get a lot of use over the years. She even did a little fish kiss face for us! Of course I had to make a hat too :0) Our little princess finally decided to wake up. Of course big sister wanted a turn being a princess.
I know it is only August and it seems silly to already be thinking about Christmas Cards but as a photographer Christmas is a BIG time of year. A lot of thought, preparation, and time goes into it.
After thinking and praying about this I have decided that I only have a few very special years with my young children to help them feel the magic of Christmas. I don't want to spend all month editing other people's pictures (no offense, I LOVE my clients you are truly amazing people) But I really want to spend Christmas with my children without the stress of work. So here is what I have decided.
Don't worry newborns are not on any kind of a schedule. I take them as they come :0) Just be aware that you may not get all your edits until after Christmas.
Early Bird- Full session $150 any location you would like (traveling fee may apply)
If you are an early bird you can schedule a family session any day of the week (except Sundays and Tuesdays) around 6:30 from now until September 1st. That is only a month away people. These sessions are Full sessions. They are 1 hour long and you get 20 digital images with the print release for $150. I have lots of fun locations here close by to choose from if you would like to avoid the $25 travel fee.
Mini Family Session - 30 min session $95
If you do not book your session for the month of Aug then you are limited to just weekends and just the locations specified. These shoots are mini shoots. They last no longer then 30 min. You will get 10 edited digital images with the print release to print wherever you would like. I will have lots of fun Christmas/family props available, Don't worry I will still make these costume for each family. I will have photos up eventually. It is just too late tonight.
So here is my schedule for the fall. Each day will have 3 slots starting 2 hours before sunset. (the time will change as the months go on)
Sept 13th Corona field
Sept 20 Corona Orange Grove
Sept 27th Oak Glenn
Oct 4th Yorba Regional Park
Oct 11th Old town Orange
Oct 18th Old Town Riverside
Oct 25th Oak Glenn
Nov 1st Yorba Regional Park
Day light savings ends :(
Nov 8th Corona Field
Nov 15th Corona Orange Grove
Mini Back to school shoot - 30 min $75 Aug 1st- Sept 13th any day during the week.
These are done in my in home studio with an adorable vintage desk. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release. (I may also go on location but I haven't decided yet. I'll let you know)
Mini Fall/Halloween- 30 min $75 Sept 14th- Oct 30th any day during the week.
These are done in my in home studio with an adorable possibly a little spooky backdrop. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release. (I may also go on location but I haven't decided yet. I'll let you know)
Mini Christmas 30 min $75 Nov 1st- December 6th (these are for children only no families)
I will have 3 sets to choose from. Christmas Fireplace, Frozen Ice Cave, or Candy Cane Wonderland. You will get 7 edited digital images with the print release.
I will be on Christmas break after this and will not be doing any shoots at all until after Christmas. Except for newborns of course :0).
This is my poster child! I am sure you will see her pictures in my advertising for years to come. When her mom told me her name was going to be Luna (that is moon in Spanish) I knew I had to try and make a prop that I had seen a long time ago probably on pinterest. I have a little jig saw and a little knowledge about how to use it. I researched how to build it and then went to my grandpa and asked him if he could help me. I brought my tiny (yes now it is tiny) jigsaw to his house and we took one look at it and decided it would be better if we used his tools.
I really wanted to help him make it but my grandpa is too wonderful and did almost the whole thing himself. I was lucky enough just to take pictures of him doing it.
First we drew the outer circle.
Then after a lot of debate and redrawing of the lines we finally decided on the shape that I wanted it to be and Grandpa cut it out for me.
Then he used the scaps to create a tiny shelf for us to put the board on later.
I took all my pieces home and my husband and I put it together later (I thought I had pictures of it but I can't find them any where.)
But we finally got the prop all finished and painted and then I had to wait for little Luna to be born. That was a very long month (I'm sure it was for her momma too). I am so amazed with how they turned out. So without further aduei here is 7 day old Baby Luna on her custom built moon. (And this my friends is why you contact me a few months in advance so we can start planning. It will give me time to make whatever thing we can dream up.)
I love this little model for my new super hero cape! He originally came to be a model for my new studio lighting but it wasn't quite ready yet, but it will be soon.
So this is how I made the cape.
I used a bib as a guide and then just made it a little longer (make sure to cut a seam allowance) I actually had the red material and my mom was getting rid of the blue. Yippy, score. I used spray adhesive to put the stars on. It didn't work very well :( Make sure to sew them on too. It is a little late for me unless I hands stitch it. Anyways just learn from my mistake.
Then I sewed the casing for the wire (I got the wire at the dollar store in the floral area). You should probably cut the casing on the bias but i am a really lazy sewer and just cut it straight across. Don't tell my mother-in-law she would roll over in her grave :0) Oh how I miss you Mom!!!! Now I sewed the casing onto one of the pieces of the cape.
Make sure to turn the ends in you don't want to leave a sharp edge that could hurt the baby.
I always seem to miss at least one picture during the process (mainly because I always make it up as I go along) Once you have your casing on and the ends turned in sandwich the two pieces together with the wrong sides together and sew. I added some red velcro to each side a viola I'm done. Originally I made a mask out of black felt but I didn't like how it looked so I bought one at walmat that came with a cape for $6. You may just want to use the material from that cape to make your newborn cape. Since I already had my new cape my boys inherited it :0)
Isn't he so darling!
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