Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes ~Baby K~ {Nebraska Newborn Lifestyle Photographer}

 Oh how I love newborns! I forget that my little monster was that small, they grow entirely too quickly!

I was so excited when A contacted me about doing her daughter's first photos. She was so itty bitty! I was glad to find out that I still have the newborn touch and was able to rock her to sleep (makes me even more excited for my new little bundle to get here!).

I like to do my newborn sessions a bit differently. I take a lot of detail shots and the family interacting with the new addition. Don't get me wrong, I think the photos with the props and cute outfits are adorable, but just not what I like to shoot. I just come and hang out for a couple hours and capture what I capture.

I just love the little details.

Oh baby feet get me every time!

I got a couple smiles out of her ;-)

Oh their soft wispy hair...
I have a feeling she is going to be a Daddy's girl
Proud Momma
Daddy's Hands
Now, I am the first to admit I am much more comfortable with families outdoors. The sun and I are friends! :-) So, we met up yesterday to finish up this session and get some more photos of the family together. 

What a proud big brother!


 Happy Family
As we prepare for our move, it's families like these that make me sad to leave. I hope to capture more moments for them someday. They are too cute!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Everything happens for a reason... doesn't make it any easier.

Here it is the news you have all be waiting for:

Part One~

We. Are. Moving.

Yes, you read that correctly. However, this time we are moving HOME to Minnesota!! My husband was offered a job near his hometown and we had to jump at the chance. It was NOT an easy decision. This place will be SO HARD to leave.

This last year and a half has been AMAZING! I have met some wonderful people and have been able to share their smiles. I designed the MOST amount of Christmas cards in my career last year! Which is incredible! I formed wonderful relationships with the other local photographers and I will always treasure that. They are so talented.

This time spent in the Sandhills has taught me that I can stand out in a crowd of talented people. There is room for all of us in this industry and I truly felt that in this area.

No worries, I won't be leaving for a few more weeks so if you want to get a session in before I leave, please contact me and we will make it happen! Especially those with credits!

I do travel for weddings and would love to travel back to the area to capture someone's special day. So please do not hesitate to contact me in the future!

I will be returning next Summer for a wedding. I will be announcing when it is and will make sure to allow enough time to squeeze in a few sessions if desired.

I truly love this area and plan on making visits as much as possible. This place will always hold a piece of my heart. You know what they say about sand ;-)

Part Two~

"If I knew then what I know now..." my business would be completely different. I learned a lot in the last four years. I wish I would have taken my business slower and really did my research before jumping in and "going for it". I made mistakes (I still do!) but more importantly, I learned from them. I have better business sense now. That's important.

As much as I love my business name and the history it holds for me, it also reminds me of my na├»ve younger self. I wish I had thought harder on my business name when starting out.

So, starting next week I will now be known as~

I have waited eight years to have this name, and darn it I am going to use it!! :-D The colors are very much "me" bright and friendly. Session fees will stay the same (however, I will no longer be offering mini sessions) and print pricing will be the same.
Over the weekend I will be working on my website so it will be in transition for a few days. Please be patient. 

Thank you to all of you who have supported me in my business. This is truly what I love to do and feel very blessed to share my passion with other people. I hope to continue to grow for many years to come!!!