In the final set of images from my mini shoots this year, I've got another darling family of three with SUCH a cute little one year old girl! Emily was so stinkin' adorable, I could have photographed her all evening! She was a mover and shaker and loved my dinosaur friend from Shutter Huggers. She mostly wanted grab it off my lens and play with it though, haha! I had a wonderful time with the Smolen family and just kept shooting till we lost our last bit of sun behind the horizon. I met so many friendly, fun and loving families this year and I'm so grateful to have made new connections with them all. I'm definitely looking forward to next year's round of mini shoots! Follow my blog to be the first to find out when they'll be!
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Here's my second session of the week that I shot at Holbrook Palmer Park! Such a cute family with the sweetest little girls. I can tell Addy is a great big sister already to her 6 month-old sister Emily. It was darling watching her try to get her to smile for the photos, even though baby Emily seemed a little camera shy. I love big sisters, since I have two amazing ones of my own! Both of them had such beautiful blue eyes and blonde, blonde hair. Darling girls and I hope I get to photograph them more over the years as they grow up. It was another quick session, but full of giggles and big smiles. Glad I had the opportunity to meet another wonderful family during the holiday season. Big thanks to the Hughes family for connecting us!
When Erin and Aaron first reached out to me looking for photographer for family photos, I was honored! I mean, I'm ALWAYS flattered when any client asks me to photograph them, but this was even more special to me because they had just moved from Arizona and were in the market for a new photographer. And if anyone knows, there are SO many photographers in this area and lots with great talent! They could have contacted any one of them, but I'm so happy they reached out to me! Such a sweet couple and a darling one-year-old baby boy! And if you're curious like I was, red hair runs in the extended part of the family :-) I wish I could have spent more time with them, but being that it was a mini session series I had to cut it off and meet the next family (which will be featured tomorrow)! I think we got some great shots of the happy family of three, although I do hope for many more sessions with them in the future!
"I don't even know where to begin!" That's pretty much how I felt while trying to prepare for this bridal fair! This my second time having a booth at a bridal show and my first time exhibiting with the Great Bridal Expo. Last year, I pulled something together within 3 days because I didn't even know I was going to sign up until the LAST minute. This year on the other hand, I knew well in advance I was going to this show and I got my butt in gear months before. I almost don't know which was worse: the last minute booth or the months of planning ahead! I stressed out majorly for both of them, but one was much more short-lived than the other. :P In the end, I'm so happy with how everything came together! I owe a huge thank you my sister Michelle Blackshire, who not only designed my handouts and price lists (not to mention all my other marketing materials), but who actually came out to support me and talk with passing brides and grooms! My dad was such a great help in the morning as well with unloading and carrying everything up and doing a much-needed Starbucks run for me! Thank you to Lauren Gallucci for the awesome pieces from Sweet Lauren Rentals. The booth really came together with the vintage dresser, the lacy bistro set and birch wood stand! Last but certainly not least, THANK YOU to my wonderful husband Nick for all the help before, during and after. You have always been my biggest fan, greatest cheerleader and such an encouragement to me throughout my whole photography career. Thank you for all your hard work at the booth and for being my stress relief through all the months leading up to the fair when I thought I was gonna lose it!
The show was packed with people and I got to talk to many, many brides. It was a great afternoon and I loved meeting so many new people. I'm looking forward to 2015 and all the weddings ahead. Now let's just pray all these efforts pay off! :D
I think flowers can make anything pretty. I reused some ideas from my own wedding this year and incorporated them into my booth.
Crate and wood pale: Some fun finds at Marshall's! Vintage camera from a good ol' garage sale.
I upcycled an old frame by using it as a business card display.
All I had to do was paint it white, then glue twine to the back so I could clothespin my business cards to it!
Gotta have an enticing treat to lure those people in!
Michelle made the cutest Wedding Planner for me to pass out to everyone. Now all the brides have a 1 year planner with all the important "to-dos" to check off as the months count down :)
I love this family and always have a fun time shooting with the kiddos. This year, with their new addition, we were able to snap the first family portrait...and we even got one with everyone looking! Not gonna lie, getting all three kids to smile and look was a task. Nevertheless, I think these pictures capture their true personality of kids just being kids! Enjoy the photos from our shoot at Spring Valley Pond in Milpitas!