Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reid | Tomah, WI Photographer

This is the last of our snow sessions.  And actually we didn't make a ton of snow for these.  Ava and Iris showed their gorgeous smiles ... and Ryker was ALL boy.  We followed him around and caught his smiles when he was showing his mischievous side!

Week 5 Natural Light | Tomah, WI Photographer

Week 5's subject is natural light.  Max just happened to be sitting beside the window .. works for me! :)

Sawyer & Tanner | Tomah, WI Photographer

This is one of my ALL-TIME favorites of these two boys. 

Addy & Austin | Tomah, WI Photographer

Addy & Austin.  For some reason my blog keeps putting pictures out of order - but I'm sure you can figure out which one is which.  Addy was featured in the blog before this - but here's some of her actual pictures.  Austin has been coming to me since - well since he was in his mom's tummy.  He is such a ham - I love it!  The picture of him with his hat smirking at me - that was as soon as he got out of the car. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Earning A Child's Trust | Tomah, WI Photographer

If you take your child to a chain store studio, you can never expect for a child to show their natural personality.  If you're children are shy, like my two were, it easily becomes one of the most frustrating experiences ever.  This is why we started a studio!  

This picture shows you what the first 15 minutes (sometimes longer) can be like in if your children are shy.  Little Addy was not at all interested in having us take her picture.  She wanted to make sure mom was right there the entire time ... so, we had mom just stand by her.  My second shooter, Nora, started talking to Addy about Dora & Umizoomi, and her baby brother that is coming in a couple of months. 

Nora got Addy comfortable enough to sit on the couch next to mom and my husband, also known as the snow maker during our snow sessions, asked Addy if she would like to make some snow.  Mom helped her push the buttons and at last, about 15 minutes in, the smiles started coming!

This is my favorite part about being a photographer!

Lauren's Flour Shoppe | Tomah, WI Photographer

More deliciousness in the studio last week.  We had some chocolate covered cherry cupcakes, hot fudge sundae cupcakes, monkey business, triple chocolate, and valentines cupcakes.  LOVE!

Week 4 Bokeh | Tomah, WI Photographer

This week's challenge was bokeh (one of my favorite's to work with).  So we decided to up the ante :)  We took LED lights and put a heart filter on our camera to create a heart bokeh.  Then Tys took a flash light and held it on the camera.  Love this photo!!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Scholze & Kinner Families | Tomah, WI Photographer

The Scholze / Raiten extended family & the Kinner family were part of our snow session minis.  We had so much fun with these two families!  Kamryn, the very last picture, has been one of my daughter's bff's since 4K.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rauvola Family | Tomah, WI Photographer

The Rauvola's are good friends of ours.  To put all of them in the studio and try to get them to stop playing and smile is IMPOSSIBLE.  So, we told them to come to one of our snow sessions and it worked quite nicely.  Outside is the way to go :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cake Smashes | Tomah, WI Photographer

Once again, as most of you know - we are changing over our website to a new server and updating our pictures in the process.  Here's a few of our favorite cake smash sessions! :)  These are by far some of our favorite sessions to do.  Sometimes there is diving in, sometimes there are tears, sometimes you have no clue what is going to happen - and that's one of the best things about being a photographer ... I get to catch it all!

Snow Mini Sessions | Tomah, WI Photographer

Here's a few sneak peaks from our 2nd date of snow mini sessions.  Most of our real snow had melted so we made enough to make it look like the snow was hanging on the trees and around the area the pictures were taken in.  My buddy Austin was trying to eat the snow - good thing it tastes good :)


Tanner & Emmy | Tomah, WI Photographer

Tanner & Emmy came to visit me yesterday.  Emmy is 8 months already and Tan-man is 4yrs.  Tanner is looking like such a kid - like a teenager!