Posted on November 23, 2018
Posted on September 17, 2018
Could this little guy be any cuter!? Baby J was only a week old when I met him and he seemed so tiny! I also remember that he slept through his entire session (a newborn photographer’s dream!) It was hard to pick just a few photos from this cutie’s session to share but here are some of my favorites! Enjoy!
Posted on August 5, 2018
Posted on July 13, 2018
Posted on June 3, 2018
There’s something about those hospital birthing rooms that bring such a warm fuzzy feeling when you enter them. I could just feel the love that this family shared for this new little life and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of this special time in their lives. Baby Finn was less than 12 hours old when I got to meet him and I must say, he was perfect in every way! I think his big sisters thought so too because they had a little bit of a hard time sharing him during the photos. Enjoy a few of my favorites from this wonderful Fresh 48 Newborn Session!
Posted on June 1, 2018
It has been so fun watching this sweetie grow the past 6 months! I will never forget this particular session because we got SUPER lucky with the weather! Even though it rained right before and right after our session, we got some great photos to document one of my favorite milestone ages! Enjoy a few of my favorites from Miss S’s 6 month session!
Posted on May 27, 2018
Booking a photographer to capture baby’s newborn stage is on the to-do list for many expecting parents, but not all the parents think it needs to be done in advance, before they even deliver the baby. I often get last minute inquiries asking my availability for their newborn baby. Sometimes it is too late to book a newborn session after your baby arrives because I am fully booked at that point. So why book a newborn photography session before your baby arrives?
This is something a lot of new parents ask: How can I even book a session when I don’t even know when the baby is going to arrive? My baby could arrive early or late.” This is of course very true. Unless you will have a scheduled c-section, you won’t know exactly when your baby will arrive.
Here is how my system works to make sure I photograph newborn babies in time for all my booked clients: I take a certain number of due dates per month, with 2 maximum due dates per week. I mark my clients’ due dates on my calendar and once the baby arrives, we will schedule a firm date for the session. I want to make sure all of my clients have the opportunity to get an appointment at the best possible time, which is within the first 2 weeks after birth.
I also want to be able to be flexible for my booked clients. Some clients might need a few more days due to delivery complications. Some babies might need a few more days before their first photo session due to jaundice, for example. I always prioritize my booked clients. Occasionally I will have openings and I will try my hardest to squeeze new clients in if I can. If newborn photography is something that you really want for your family, then I recommend scheduling ahead just in case.
I currently only have one spot left for June, one for July and am fully booked for the month of August. I am now booking for September and October – so if this is where your due date falls and you are interested in learning more about my in-home sessions, contact me today!
Posted on May 22, 2018
Posted on May 15, 2018
It’s time for spring cleaning around my house, how about you!? I have finally gotten around to a few projects that have not only freed up space but has gotten my family more organized and it feels wonderful!! But this blog post isn’t about the spring clean we usually do around the house. This is about cleaning and organizing your photos. Yes, all of those photos you have on your computer and your phone and haven’t done anything with. Sound familiar? Read on!
It may feel like a monstrous task that you just really don’t have time for, but when you break down the tasks and commit to just 10 minutes a day, it will get done! Everyone has just 10 minutes each day they can reallocate, like substituting 10 minutes of social media scrolling for 10 minutes working on organizing your personal photos so you can actually print and enjoy them! Here are some tips to get our started.
1 – Let’s start with images on your phone. Go through and start deleting. Yes, delete! You don’t need 5 images that are almost all exactly the same. So often, we are taking several photos of the same moment in hopes to catch one that’s good and then we never delete the bad ones. So go through and delete anything that you wouldn’t print in an album. It’s easier to go through older images once the moment has passed and you can better choose the best ones to keep and delete all the rest. For any images you want to keep on your phone, for whatever reason, make folders to store those so you have them organized and easier to get back to view or share them.
2 – The next step is to get those photos onto your computer. Plug that baby in and transfer those images over to your computer. Put them in a temporary folder to organize later. Then delete them off your phone.
3 – Now that the photos from your phone are on your computer, make sure photos from any other cameras that you use are on your computer too.
4 – It’s folder time. Decide what folder organization system you want to use and create those folders today. Personally, I have a folder for every year and then I have subfolders for each quarter and within those might be a folder for a vacation or special event. You might want a folder for each month or folders for photo type like nature/wildlife, landscapes, sunsets, etc.
5 – This next step is optional but it’s something I like to do to help me keep everything organized better. I go through at add the date to the front of the filename of each image. So if the filename is xyz123 and it was taken on August 3, 2017 (when you click on the image you will see the date created in the file information), I will change it to 20170803-xyz123. You might just want to do the year and month, or label it with it’s category or location, it’s totally up to you. This is the most tedious and time consuming step if you don’t have a program that will allow you to export them with the date and filename. Remember, 10 minutes a day. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done in 10 minutes!
6 – Next, move those files into the appropriate folders that you have created. This will be the easiest step if you’ve renamed your files.
7 – Go back through your images and delete any duplicates or not-so-great photos that you may have missed or that were from your camera instead of your phone.
8 – Now that you’re organized, it’s time to print! Everyone can enjoy them once they’re printed into an album and off the computer. I recommend using a quality print lab such as Nations Photo Lab for best results.
9 – Stay organized by taking time once a week to go through your photos on your phone and delete the ones you don’t need to keep. Then, at least once a month, upload photos from your phone and/or camera to your computer and rename them and put them into folders.
I hope this helps you get your photos organized! Don’t forget to print!
Posted on May 6, 2018
Another one of the tiny little newborns I was blessed to photograph is already a whole year old! Time sure does fly! It warms my heart knowing that I’ve captured these momentous milestones for Miss A’s family and that they will be able to look back and treasure these memories for years to come. Enjoy a few of my favorites from this super sweet girl’s cake smash session!