Newborns { Meet Isaac }

I spent some time with this sweet little guy last week.  Every newborn shoot I do solidifies to me how much I love them!   🙂

This little guy was only days old but almost 10 pounds! 

How cute do these look on the wall!!??

Looking forward to 2012!

Photography is one of the greatest blessings in my life right now.  God knew I needed a new focus, a purpose and something to bring meaning into my life.  I am thoroughly enjoying this new challenge and thank him for it. 🙂

I kind of feel like it happened so suddenly but I was looking back at some old blog posts (like 4 years ago) and even back then I was talking about learning manual, learning techniques and had a desire to improve my photo skills.  I was only shooting on a point and shoot but I realize now I learned more than I remember on that point and shoot.

I put my camera down for almost a year before I got my first DSLR so I felt like I was picking it up again for the first time.  When that really isn’t the case. 

Those who know me and know me well, know my memory is terrible!  Somehow I kind of forgot about all those years with that trusty point and shoot.  The only thing that stuck in my memory was the year that I barely touched my camera. 

Last year was amazing!!  And I sincerely thank all the people that made it possible for me to discover and explore my love of photographing people.  I thank all the people who took a chance on me, told their friends about me and followed along on my journey.

I’m very excited about 2012!  And I’m kicking it up a notch!  I’m doing a lot of rethinking on the business side of things.  I want to focus on the parts of photography that really make me happy.  The subjects that I really look forward to photographing. 

2012 will find me focusing more on seniors!  I absolutely love doing senior sessions.

2012 will find me focusing more on newborns!  Doesn’t get any better than these sweet little bundles 🙂

2012 will find me focusing more on weddings!  I have loved every single wedding I have had an opportunity to be a part of last season. 

As time allows I’ll even do a few family sessions.

I also will be focusing on the final products of my sessions.  The final product also makes me very happy 🙂  I’ll be encouraging my clients to think about what they hope to gain from the session.  I’ll be offering framed prints, standouts and albums.  The results from your session will be instant!  I’ll be offering products that go straight up on the wall.  Stay tuned for more details!

Coming Soon:: Sample Albums

My favorite part of the whole photography process is handing off the finished product. 

It is so rewarding to see prints in real life, to provide something that will go straight into someones home and hopefully bring smiles and happy memories every time it is looked at.

The final product is so important to me which is why I choose to have ordering go through me.  It is also why I love to encourage large prints and in the very near future, albums.  I’m doing some price restructuring right now and will be offering session packages that will include my favorite things such as a super huge print or an album.

So today I’m working on a senior sample album.  And this girl will be my lucky sample subject 😉

Can’t wait to show off the final product when it comes in!

Go Big or Go home

Well, maybe the title is a little dramatic but to really make a statement with your pictures going big is the way to go!

It used to be that all we ever had on our walls were 8×10’s and 5×7’s.  Over the past few years I have been having fun with huge prints on the wall.  I’m finally replacing them with better quality pictures and these larger than life prints make me smile every time I look at them.

Our new family picture is a big ole 20×24.  I like this large framed picture leaning on a table.  We have really high ceilings in this old craftsman house so I like how this large print takes up some of that wall space.

{Photo taken by Julie}

There is a 16×20 of each of my kids in the play room.

If you do want to go with the smaller sizes consider framing them with a large mat.  This 5×7 and 8×10 feel much larger when surrounded by a wide mat.

Happy Framing!