Saturday, March 31, 2012

McBride Family | Warrens, WI Photographer

The McBride family was a totally fun group to photograph.  They aren't from the area - but they were visiting one of the resorts in the area for mom & dad's 40th anniversary.  Mom wanted some pictures of the family and her kids surprised her with me ;)  There was an event going on that evening at the resort - so, we improvised and used the awesome stone wall outside.  It was super cloudy and there were a few sprinkles, but we all survived - and had fun at the same time :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Karter Cake Smash | Tomah, WI Photographer

Karter is one of my favorite little guys to work with.  He makes me work to get a smile - but those baby blues are astonishing no matter what!  Karter's turning 1 in a little over a month so we figured he would be perfect for our cake smash package model (after all - we needed a boy to round out all these cute little girls)!  Nikki came up with the idea to do a Dr Seuss theme.  We took the concept to Lauren at Lauren's Flour Shoppe and she used her ingenuity to come up with this ADORABLE cake!  Karter thought Lauren's idea was pretty awesome too - after all he had it everywhere!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Josie & Jack | Tomah, WI Photographer

Jack wasn't feeling awesome for his session - he wasn't sick - just not feeling 100% up to par.  Originally, we were going to do a full indoor session - but Jack was not going to have it.  Since we had a little extra time, we decided to take a bike and a ball to the woods and just let Jack run.  And at the very end, Grandpa stopped by and we ended up getting an unexpected image during the session.  The third picture down is one of Tyson's favorite images.  That was the moment Jack realized we brought the bike to the woods.   Josie was a riot - she knew how to pose! 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rayna 1yr | Tomah, WI Photographer

Rayna has come to visit me on several occasions with her family - and every time, I get a few more smiles out of her!  I love when babies start turning into kids and just realize I'm part of their life.  It feels awesome!  Rayna's mom is expecting a new little one this winter - so we'll be getting to see Rayna even more!

We tried a cake smash, but Rayna wasn't having it.  She DID NOT want that cake near her and she definitely didn't want to get messy.  Cake smashing is all about reactions - and every child will be different.  I love that she owned that cake smash and her mom and dad will remember it forever, even if it didn't go perfectly!

AND - if you're interested in getting some awesome tutus - Rayna's mom makes them all and has a store of her own.  Check out Baby Bird Boutique on facebook.  The tutus are big and full (just like I LOVE them) and they're awesome quality!!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Macklin-Mahr Family | Tomah, WI Photographer

This family was all about having fun - which I think we did!  Miss Jewell reminds me sooooo much of our own daughter - Tatum.  Figuring out how to make her smile was a job but every 5 year old has to smile at some point ;)  Alicia & Dan are getting married this summer and they wanted a large family portrait for their wall.  Aren't these kids adorable?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Rapp Family | Tomah, WI Photographer

88ยบ on a Saturday in March ... in Wisconsin.  It doesn't get much better than this.  There was even a nice breeze!  Met the Rapp family at one of my favorite secret locations ;)  Miss Jaelyn came back to the studio after the family session and we did her 6m pictures.  Look who's sitting up all on her own!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

2012 Cutest Kids Contest WINNERS | Tomah, WI Photographer

The 2012 Cutest Kids Contest has drawn to a close - and here are our winners!!!!

In the under 2 age group & also our grand prize winner:
Keith Bedeau with 268 votes wins a free session, a 16x20 print, a mini accordion album, a session disc, and a $100 gift certificate

These are the other $100 gift certificate winners:
Age 2-4 - Kaylee Eagleson (paint)
Age 5-8 - Logan Larson (guitar)
Age 9-12 - Riley Habelman (gun)

We also had a creativity contest where we had 15 people vote on who they thought were the most creative ideas that came in.  First place - Lillyana Niceswanger (flower).  Second place - Weston Brown (firefighter).  Third place, we had a tie between Kaylee Eagleson (paint) and Logan Larson (guitar).

Thank you to everyone who entered and voted!  Overall, we had 4,360 votes - which is AWESOME!  For those of you who are interested in entering our next cutest kids contest - join our newsletter as we have some awesome local vendors lined up for our 2013 contest!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Habelman Children | Tomah, WI Photographer

The last of my February sessions!

Mr Carter - 8yr

Mr Brody - 4yr - He was shyer at first, but pretty soon we found his giggles!  Tatum was here for a tiny bit of his session while she waited for her bus and he told her she was his new best friend.

Miss Myla - 9m - She is the sweetest little thing.  Didn't hear a peep out of her!  All smiles all the time!

Cutest Kids Sessions | Tomah, WI Photographer

Two more posts - and I think we're caught up on our February sessions :)  Did I mention we had a LOT of February sessions?!?

Miss Lillyana - 4m - You may remember Ms Lilly from her pumpkin session this fall.  Here momma has some awesome ideas and I love seeing what she is going to come up with next.  The 2nd picture of Ms Lilly is a piece we actually have here in the studio! :)

Mr Harrison - 7yr - His dad actually brought in his motorbike, which I thought was super cool!

Miss Michaela - 15yr - Once again - it was super creative!  Most older kids came and posed - so I love the idea!!

Mr Paul - 4yr - Paul is in my daughter's class and he is the shyest kid I have ever met.  I was soooo excited when I got a smile out of him. :)

Miss Addison - 2yr - This little one was full of giggles and grins and are we done yets! :)  She was hilarious and we had a good time.  I love the one with her glasses on upside down - the girl has style! :)

Mr Karter - 9m - His blue eyes speak for themselves!!  I have a cake smash scheduled with him next week and I cannot wait!!!!