wichita newborn photographer: maeve

All this family’s love wrapped up in the biggest blog post ever for their sweet new girl, Maeve.

What a gift to give to them, and what a gift for me to receive to get to share and experience a sliver of it.

I have the best job.

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wichita family photographer: fall dreams

My spring is booking up, but I’m also already booking well into the fall, and I think it’s because we’re all daydreaming about days like this again.

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wichita baby photographer: caroline at home

These are quickly becoming my favorite sessions to shoot.

Maybe it’s because of the season.

The winter weather – more times full of grey skies and biting temperatures – isn’t exactly conducive to happy-kiddo shoots outdoors.

But more so because of what they’ll mean in the days, weeks, and years to come.

A snapshot of the way a family lives and loves, within the walls most sacred to them.

Where they share meals together, secrets together, dreams and realities together.

They open their door and hearts to me, and I do the same for them, pouring myself into capturing the moments that matter most, yet are often overlooked in the monotony of day-to-day.

An afternoon with the Elliots below.

Thank you for welcoming me into this season of life.

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wichita family photographer: my first 365

I started a 365 project this year.

My first ever.

Shooting a photo every day for an entire year…it’s overwhelming, but I’m loving the challenge of looking at composition and light differently as I capture my children throughout 2016, particularly as we’re mostly inside during this long stretch of cold and grey.  The monotony forces me to look at our space differently and search for hidden pockets of inspiration I didn’t see before.

A month in and there have been days I’ve been inspired to shoot more and more, and conversely, there are days I’m fighting insecurity, drained creativity, and uncooperative subjects (ha), but I’ve pushed through.  That’s life.

I can’t wait to see how this influence my professional work.

My first month below.

30/366

(Because I caught a nasty bug on the 30th that forced me into bed, and because it’s a leap year.)

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wichita newborn photographer: claire

In my job, I get a peek into people’s lives during some of their happiest days.  It’s one of my favorite things about capturing life.

I show up for a bit of time, to document how you live, love and interact with the ones that are most dear to you, and in turn, end up preserving the moments that are most dear to you too, coming as close to possible as bottling them up to transport you back in the days, weeks, years to come.

I know it may seem daunting, thinking of being photographed during the first days of having a newborn at home, when the days and nights run together, in the midst of transitions and growth. But that may ultimately be the biggest reason to in fact have this season archived with photos.  It goes by in a blur, because it is a blur, but one you will cherish forever this way. Those babies change in the blink of an eye, but on camera, you can almost feel the weight of their tiny body against yours, smell that newborn scent, and hear those new baby sounds.

In my job, I get to do all of this for you, sometimes starting out as strangers, but leaving as friends.

And sometimes for friends that feel a bit more like family.

Love you so much sweet baby Claire!

You are one loved, adored, and precious baby girl!

xo

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