When you hire me for a fresh 48 photography session, I am "on call" similar to birth photography, but instead of showing up when you're in active labor I come to the hospital after you've had the baby. I do offer a package where I'll show up immediately after birth, but typically a fresh 48 session happens later in the afternoon or next morning depending on time of birth. Most mother's who opt for a fresh 48 enjoy having time to shower and recover a bit from labor and can even do a little makeup if they desire. Fresh 48 sessions are also great for documenting when the siblings meet new baby for the very first time, or if grandparents from out of town are traveling in and would like to be included in the first photographs. Unlike a posed newborn session, this is somewhat "fly on the wall" as I quietly observe how in love you are with your new one, and only give direction when needed.Read More
My business partner Ashley and I were in the Waynesville Daily Guide today! The full article can be found here: http://www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/news/20180712/local-photographers-raise-money-in-memory-of-four-month-old
Saturday, Ashley Bass Photography and I will be doing Super Hero Mini Sessions to raise money for Kent's memorial bench and tree at his favorite park in Waynesville, Missouri. We would love to see as many of you as possible! Sessions are 15 minutes long cost "donations" - the suggested amount is $100, but there is no minimum or maximum.Read More
How cute are these two!? Like seriously, I can't get enough of it. Chelsea and Nick met me at my studio for our pre-session consultation and it felt more like friends having coffee than work. They were looking for someone to capture maternity, newborn and first year photos and we were able to create a custom package to suit their needs!Read More
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When my husband's deployment orders came in, they were extremely short notice and we didn't have much time to spend together as a family. One thing we had been talking about was camping as a family (goodbye, dreams of Nepal 2018) so we called around and found the best deal for a cabin at MWR LORA. The Lake of the Ozarks is about an hour away from us, down a twisty country road. Not recommended for those who get carsick easily - haha.
We rented one of the two-bedroom cabins because lets be honest- as much as I can pretend to be all hippy and down with nature, I HATE bugs. And Missouri is basically the tick capital of the states. Two words: HARD PASS
The dogs and kids got settled in and we checked out the lake a bit. We got in pretty late on Thursday evening, so there wasn't time for much after grilling a dinner of burgers and dogs.
Friday we went and rented a pontoon boat for 2 hours. Man, it was nice being on the lake. All of us (minus Mads) took turns jumping off into the lake and Nora got to try out her cool Fin Fun Mermaid Tail she had gotten in the mail the day before.
Later that night we did some more grilling and had a campfire. Each cabin comes with a small grill and firepit, so we didn't have to break open the $15 walmart special we picked up the day prior. The kids got to swim a little more and everyone was absolutely beat by the time our heads hit the pillows.
We had to leave early the next morning, but we are already planning our next trip back. They have campsites, one bedroom, bedroom + loft, and two bedroom cabins available. I recommend calling waaaay in advance, because if we had came on a weekend we would have been screwed on such short notice.
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Oh goodness! This sweet little girl was so tiny and so snugly. I got quite a few cuddles in between silly faces and sweet baby dreams. This is definitely one of the best parts of my job.
When you hire a newborn photographer, make sure they're well trained in baby safety and posing. While there areRead More
We decided instead to hit the pool first thing when they opened, and after a good hour and a half we headed home to get changed and drive to a friend's small bbq. It was nice and small, with good food and great company. The kids had a blast, and we shot off a few small fireworks before heading back on post for the big show.Read More
umm, cuteness overload! This sweet boy is about to be a year old! This little family was so fun to have in the studio, and I am excited to be photographing them again soon!
So I realize I'm blogging this session (and a few more) quite late! So late in fact, we could almost call this Christmas in July, haha. I did Bethany and Dan's family/couples photos last November, and with all the super hot weather lately I've been dreaming of sugarplums and chilly weather!
The best thing about lifestyle/documentary photographs is there's no posing, no cheesy set ups, just you and your family. Doing what you do best :) These two goofed off in the kitchen with their sweet rescue dog and then cuddled together on the couch, the same way they would on a typical weekend.
After making some sweet Christmas cookies, we took Charger down to Happy Hollow (on Fort Leonard Wood) since the November weather was still pretty nice and the fall colors hadn't totally left us yet.
A few weeks ago my husband was called away to serve our country. He has traveled almost half way around the world, and while we are super proud of him for his commitment to our country and being awesome at his job, we are all missing him pretty hardcore. I wasn't sure if I wanted to post anything about it, but I know that blogging through his absence will help me work through the many emotions that seem to be constantly hitting me in the face. We had a very short notice before this deployment and it's our first. I'm going to be pretty vague about the details, but he's in a hot location and it's for more than a few months but less than a year. Because of his job, he deployed solo and there were no going away ceremonies or FRG parties, just us dropping him off at the airport in his civilian attire.
Here are a few photos I grabbed on our last night together, and at the airport.
Before I know it we will be reunited, and our family will be whole again. Until then, I am thankful for technology and friends (like one special gal who just sent me money and insisted I take the kids out for dinner- it was SO NICE and unexpected).
Please do a happy dance for me, and I will survive this latest struggle put before us <3
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