You know how you get an idea and then you can’t sleep until it comes to fruition? That’s what happened to me this week after I bought a birds-eye maple dressing table and chair for $25 at a yard sale in Cuba, MO. The second I saw it I knew I had to have it for my own girls but I also instantly got an idea for a newborn session and lucky for me we had Sadie coming to the studio this week with her two big sisters! It wouldn’t be the same shot if the siblings were boys so this was just perfect!
Again, for photographers specifically, we wanted this to look vintage, like these little girls were playing dress-ups in their grandmother’s attic. So we scoured our houses and my mom’s house and my MIL’s house for items to style the shoot. Then we decided that putting the girls in solid white would help keep the simplicity of the shot cohesive. We got Sadie comfy on the table and then put the big girls where we wanted them… then we let them just play!
I know these shoots are different than what we have done in the past or what we normally do, but I have to say, Kim and I are having a blast thinking up and gathering all the props to make these work! To step out of the box a bit creatively is SO good for the soul! We are shooting different, posing different, editing different… it’s been so awesome!
We won’t be doing these for all of our clients, but as the mood strikes us we may just be asking some of our clients to let us play a bit more than normal! Thanks to Becky for bringing all three girls out one last time so we could get this shoot in! We hope you love them!
And one more note… we had a few emails from upcoming newborn clients after one of the other Sadie posts when I said that more and more we’re just shooting the baby and not the family. Here is the main reason why… once we opened the studio we were able to cut our session fee in half allowing more people to be able to afford us but now we aren’t in your homes, you are in mine actually! So we’ve sort of lost the ability to have you all climb into bed and cuddle with one another or get those natural family shots we used to do. If you really desire a more natural newborn session we do still offer our old session fee where we come to your home but the price is double what it is to come to the studio. So just keep that in mind when you decide which session to book. I had three emails about this this week so I thought mentioning it here might clear a few things up!
In the next four days we have three family sessions, two newborn sessions (one with twins!), Bailey’s birthday party and the July Fresh Mom’s Class! This blog will be hopping for a while!
These are incredible! Love, Love, LOVE them!! 🙂 Beautiful work…as always!
so cute. thanks kim for acting crazy and getting karlee to look so sweet! i love them!!
Hands down my FAVORITE so far! What a beautiful way to capture little girls and to celebrate sisters. I love it.
Love the pictures! So creative, you guys really have a knack! I have never met Becky’s girls but wow–Karlee looks a like Becky’s older sister, at least in these pictures. Adorable! Love them all!
adorable! Great shots!
This is wonderful. Great composition. The little are precious and so is the baby.
These are outstanding and so precious for the girls! You captured everyone perfectly!
SUPER CUTE pictures. You guys are amazing!!! Love it!
Those are beautiful! Your images are constantly “fresh”!
These are insanely creative and beautiful. I will be giving you two a call when I start having babies! Amazing work!
So sweet; what a GREAT way to celebrate sisterhood.
I KNOW they’ll all treasure these as they get older!
what a cool work!! you have turned the baby into a sculpture, suddenly he or she is part of the decoration in this beautiful scene. some precious to be contemplated, to be admired, even if the girls seem to young to know that … i loved the pics, its a really good concept!