One day I will learn my lesson, one day, but apparently not this week. My girls received these amazing fox cowl/hoods for Christmas and my little guy this adorably handsome checked cap. I'm my mind I am envisioning this awesome shoot where they prance about laughing in the field pretending to be foxes and hunter. I was so soo sooo wrong, with in two minutes my little one was crying and begging to go back to the car, the older two were more interested in stomping frosty grass and shooting each other with a cap gun.
How ever in the end I was able to snap some fun, and in my opinion,super cute pictures of the little turkeys. Here are a few of my favorites, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjyed dreaming about the concept. This spring/summer I will have two fun fantasy mini sessions stay tuned and like Little Mother Photography on facebook (www.facebook.com/littlemotherphotography ) to see more details about these sessions as it becomes available.
Hard to believe that 2014 will be drawing to a close in just a few days. This pasta year has brought so much change to our little neck of the woods. I really cannot wait to see how 2015 shakes out, so many interesting and exciting possabilities on the horizon.
I have made a few changes in the structure of packages, print options and also payment options. So many new and exciting things for Little Mother Photography. Setting goals, making plans, and shopping for new props and backdrops. 2015 is going to be a great year, I am looking forward to seeing all of last years babies turn one! Meeting so many new little babies, and little ones.
So many of my good friends are having babies this spring and I am so excited to meet these little people and capture thier sweet little newborn faces. I think that is the very best part of this job, capturing my friends childrens and families, grow and change. Such an honor and blessing to be entrusted with that task.
I wish all of you reading a very happy and blessed new year, and a safe New Years Eve. Catch you in 2015!
Sometimes, babies, can throw the best laid plans asunder. I should know, I have had three! Sweet Miss E, is no exception, she did not like my initial set for her photographic debut. No matter how we placed her in, on her back, front, side, she was not having it. Soooo, I went back the drawing board so to speak and we got little miss comfortable, and she snoozed happily through the entire session.
She even gave us this sweet little grin. I am so blessed to be able to realize my passion and capturing this sweet little face, and all sweet little newborn faces is an amazing thing. I will only post a few of her adorable pictures here but follow Little Mother on Facebook to see more from this session and others like it. www.facebook.com/littlemotherphotography
I want to take this blog post and introduce you to the talent behind much of the hair and makeup you see on my models, and my own personal stylist, Erin Bartz. This lady so fabulously talented, incredibly funny, and almost too kind. We have known each other since before I even became a momma, and she has become a good friend over the last seven years.
Erin has been cutting hair for 6 years, and is incredibly talented at creating looks that flatter and styles and wow. Her make up skills are full spectrum she can nail a natural beauty or rock a smokey eyed glam look. She currently works at Studio K in St. James, and if you want her to do your do call early because she is a busy lady! Her skills with hair color are top notch and I am always amazed at how awesome her colors look on me and her other clients!
Erin is the hair and makeup artist who will be working with me on the glamour sessions in January. We are really excited about these sessions, and can't wait to collaborate our artistic talents to create wonderful sessions for you!
The other day Santa's littlest elf came by the studio. This sweet little guy is just too cute, and so handsome. I've been taking his picture since before he was born, and let me tell you he always rocks it! This session was not exception! Coincidentally these pictures were done on his six month birthday! I cannot believe he is that big already. Seems like just yesterday I was awaiting the news of us arrival.
This little guy was such a good sport as we tried to find a pose he and the camera liked, eventually he struck gold with these gems! His momma and daddy got in on a few as well. All in all it was a great session with great people, and a fantastic little elf!
SO many of you loved, commented and clicked "like" when I posted the sneak peek of just the set for this session. I hope the final images live up to expectations. I really was excited to shoot this session. A very big leap from my typical set styling, but it just came together like magic so I had to accept that it was meant to be.
The bright colors, snowflakes and sweet little baby all made for a memorable Christmas/ first birthday picture.
The end game for me when I had the idea for this set was simply what would Christmas look like in Candy Land? In my head, this is it, pink cotton candy clouds, brightly colored spun sugar baubles, and wispy meringue snow drifts. Top it off with a blue eyed, pink cheeked, little beauty and viola, winter One-derland. Happy Birthday Little Lady!
The Christmas Chaos is in full swing here at our home. Late night parties for mom and dad, lots of time with grandmas, grandpas and baby sitters for the kiddos. So for me sweet moments of family time are all the more precious right now. This Saturday morning, my husband had to go into the office, and my son (4), was drafted to go to the office with his buddy Pa. So it is just me and the girls here at the house this cold wintery morning.
Our oldest daughter is 6 years old and full of that sassy six year old attitude. This morning is no exception to her delightful behavior complete with the ever popular wail of, " why do I always have to..." Fill in the blank with any reasonable task for a six year old, get dressed, eat breakfast, help your sister find something, you know all this dreadful things. Finally after a few verbal warnings, a timeout, a sit down talk and a come to Jesus moment she snapped out it briefly.
The baby is two, and like most two year olds has no understanding of personal space, people's limits of answering the same question fifty times, and her big sisters inability to be happy. This being said all she wants to do when the big kids are home is play with them. So she is busily buggin her big sissy to play anything with her.
This usually results in crying from both parties and slamming doors on her way to her room ( guess who) and a sad tear stained little face who doesn't understand.
However this morning was different for about twenty minutes. Oldest child emerged from her room with a smile and clean clothes on. Joined the baby for a baby Einstein movie and then commenced to play babies happily with her sister. It is my own personal Christmas miracle for so many reasons. For me watching them play together is the best moment as a mother. Seeing my babies love each other and work through differences together is so awesome.
I did jinx myself when I sat down to type this out for you all because of course it couldn't last forever, big ones in time out again and baby is playing blocks by herself. Win some and loose some I guess. Here is a quick pic of the peace while it lasted, hope you get your Christmas miracle this year, even if it is just 20 minutes of peace.
I love smash cake sessions, they are so much fun to prep for and plan and shoot. This little ladies session will be revealed in two posts because Her sessioon was so wonderful, fun, and distinctly different sets.
This blog post will feature the smash cake portion.
I usually have a very talented friend of mine make all my smash cakes, however this time she was unable to help me out. Sooo I was on my own, a quick call to another baker friend for some fondant snowflakes and a quick tutorial from my friend on how to get this done and viola' we have a cake!
I was especially proud of this little cake! And M loved it, she ate it right up. This little lady was all over the place moving and shaking and exploring the studio space, until the cake showed up. She sat down and dug right in. I love it when the babies get into thier smash cakes it makes for some great picture opportunities, and some fantastic messes!
I hope you enjoy this little ladies sneak peeks!
I guess it should be winter one-derland! This sweet little lady is celebrating her first birthday! So many of you on Facebook liked the sneak peek of this set, so here they are. This little lady was sporting the perfect outfit for this brightly colored set. She was having so much fun exploring the ornaments and tulle "snow".
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