Have a Question

September 11, 2013

Between Elise and Evan, I don’t know who asked more questions. Elise never stopped talking her entire session. She asked about the kids in the photos on the wall, and she asked about the grasshopper hanging out on the window. But she also asked the hard, thought provoking questions. “Why do you take pictures?” or “Why do people have you take their photo?” or “How come your husband never comes downstairs?”

Evan had lots of questions, too. His were a little more repetitive and easy going. “When can I make a funny face?” or “Did you get that one?” or “When do I get a sucker?” There was definitely a theme to Evan’s question, and the theme had “boy” written all over it!

With Puppy

October 9, 2012

I’ve been photographing Elise and Evan since they were newborns and, for the very first time, four legged, big sister Codi joined in the fun! She might be a bit hairy, and have a bit of a drool-y tongue, but she’s just as adorable!

It did make for a fun and crazy photo session! We had Codi, who was just too interested in checking everything out that paying attention to the crazy lady with the camera was on the bottom of her list.

We had Miss Kindergartner, Elise, who really wished she was the one running the show. Although, it did not take much encouragement for her to start performing for the camera!

Easiest of all was Mister Evan, the sweetest, put up with anything, little man! (He was a complete 180 from the last family session we had two years ago, where he refused to do anything and even threw himself on the ground to throw a full fledged tantrum!)

The cherry on top of what was truly a fun and crazy session was when Codi decided she needed to go swimming in our goldfish/Koi pond! I think the fish are still a little traumatized!

Watching Me Grow

February 21, 2012

How fun is this?!? Little Evan’s not so little anymore!

I’m Three

February 21, 2012

I get asked all the time what my favorite age is to photograph. My answer is that it always just depends on the kid. Different ages mean different things to different kids.

However, age three is almost always a great age! They’re starting to become independent. I can carry on conversations with them. We can joke and have fun. I’m still funny to them, as opposed to just dorky and weird. They’re not easily embarrassed or self conscious.

Evan’s three year old session was no different! We had a blast…acting silly, saying “boy” words, making faces, talking about the Jayhawks…and making sure I knew he was three!

Why Oh Why…

October 27, 2011

Do kids think words like poopy and booger are so funny?!? It happens with almost every kid I photograph. There’s a point in time, where words like this, are just the funniest thing they have ever heard, and they say them over and over.

Elise and Evan are definitely in this stage. Elise a little more so than Evan, but if you say it, you’ll definitely get a response from Evan. Elise, on the other hand, was answering every question with the word poopy included.

She is by far not the only kiddo to do this. Just last week, I had a little boy doing the same thing. It really is a universal thing, and I do not know what brings it on or where it comes from…but it certainly works for getting awesome smiles!

Much Improved!

February 16, 2011

For anyone who might remember, our outdoor family fall session with Evan was quite challenging. He did not want to do anything we asked, and coaxing a smile out of him…that was not an easy task! That was the first time Evan had ever given me much resistance. In all the sessions we had done over the past year, he was just as happy and excited as could be.

So as the time for Evan’s two year session came around, we tried to make sure we had complete control over all external factors. Only Daddy and Evan came to the session, so there were no distractions. Evan came dressed and ready to go, so there was no need to change clothes. We did an early morning session; hopefully Evan’s best time of day. Best of all, we made it all about Evan!

The result…fantastic! There were a few things that weren’t ideal. Evan was a bit clingy to Daddy. He kept sticking his tongue out the side of his mouth, kind of like a nervous tick. But those things were so insignificant to the overall result. Evan was happy, smiley and back to his normal, agreeable (yet two year old) self!!

A Curve Ball

November 18, 2010

I guess I should have expected to be thrown a curve ball…everything was going so well. It was a beautiful day! The temps were in the mid 70s, the sun was shining, the leaves were falling off the trees, the wind was as still as could be.

And the family…well, they were dressed fabulously in reds and browns, hair was done well and three of them were great listeners, smilers and participators. The fourth…that was my curve ball!

Evan wanted nothing to do with family photo day! If Mommy or Daddy tried to sit with him, he’d go limp noodle and slide to the ground. If we asked him to climb on the bench, he’d shake his head no and run away. If we asked him to hold sissy’s hand, he’d insist on also holding Mommy’s hand at the same time.

We moved around, we walked around and we mixed up the combinations, trying anything we could to make sure Evan was at least in the family photo!

Boys Will Be Boys

August 16, 2010

Evan has no fear! He climbs on anything he can find, lets go with no hands and sometimes even throws a little jump in there. More than once during his 18 month session my heart jumped up as I watched him teeter on the edge of the ladder or the chair…BUT never once did he fall. He’s pretty good about catching himself and knowing right where the limit is.

Though, I’m sure there will be many bumps and bruises during his childhood, I can say that we survived his session with nothing but smiles, smirks and a minor tantrum.

Future Golf Pro

Exhausted After A Long Day At The Links!

For Your Walls

March 11, 2010

Since the first of the year, we’ve been working hard creating some new products. I am very excited to share them with you! I absolutely love how they came out!

Today’s Reveal is our Name Art!

The perfect artwork for your child’s room! There are lots of places in their room where your Name Art might hang. Anywhere from that big blank wall, to above baby’s crib or the new toddler bed. Do you have tall walls? It’s perfect for above the closet door or window.

What a great self esteem builder! Every morning your child wakes up and sees their name in big letters, combined with beautiful images of themselves full of personality and individualism!

Your Name Art can be created with 3 or 4 pieces, and each piece can have any number of letters to spell out your child’s name.

That’s all for today! Check back to the blog over the next few weeks, there is more to come!

Standing?!?

February 11, 2010

The discussion we had before we started the session was that, “No, Evan is not really standing.” The daycare lady has seen him stand once, but that is really it. He pulls up on all types of furniture, but he does not let go.

So, in the middle of the session, Daddy puts him down in a standing position and what do you know…he does it…for a good 10-15 seconds! Of course, he has his hand in his mouth. So, we try again, and what do you know, he does it again! We will call it his first official time standing, and it is recorded for life!

Way to go Evan!!

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Brandi