Hi ladies and gentlemen!
We've got some serious reason to celebrate! The beautiful momma is ready to have her a little prince or princess, due in only 10 short days. If that isn't reason to do a happy dance, I don't know what is!
I had the privilege of photographing Ashley at the beginning of November in the studio and she was just as lovely as can be.
I asked to what was one piece of advice you would give to other expecting mothers for their session and she said "Just embrace every moment of it and listen to the photographers pointers! SMILE!
Well you can certainly see she took her own advice. Her smile is radiant and she is glowing.
She's a natural beauty and it shows through the lens.
I asked something special that dad has done for her during this pregnancy.. BACK MASSAGES! “Back massages have been this mama's best friend! So whenever daddy has offered to give one, each has been very much appreciated,” says Ashley. That's so sweet!
As you can see from the pictures below, Ashley was the perfect soon-to-be mom. She certainly has embraced the beauty of pregnancy and the changes that a woman's body goes through to grow such a little miracle. Any photographer would be lucky to photograph her. And that baby bump couldn't get any cuter!
The proof is in the pictures!
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So we meet again, dear blog readers!
The topic of discussion for today is none other than Jace. A super fun kiddo from Buffalo. If his face look familiar to you, it's because I've photographed this kiddo before.
I was over the moon when I got an email from Liz saying she wanted to book a session with her young man. I remember when Liz booked me to take their Watermelon Mini Session, I was happy to know that they enjoyed me as much as I enjoyed them!
Jace is ALL boy and strong willed. He is very photogenic and has a fun, spunky personality.
As expected, Mom did a wonderful job preparing Jace for our session. She chose colors that are great for him and we were able to bring out his beautiful brown eyes. She didn't bring any props, but brought a bribe (toy train) that made it into some of his photos He is train obsessed!
Because my last session with the Jace went so well, I knew it wouldn't be any different this time around. And I was right! Check it out for yourself:
Welcome back all,
I recently had a stupendous session with the Dierkes family. I've said it before and I'll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. Even though the location was changed and the weather was cold, they took everything in stride!
We met at Mill Creek Park I love shooting at Mill Creek because it allows several options for water, grassy areas and trees with in a small walking area for young kiddos.
For our shoot, the Dierkes's chose colors from a color scheme from Michelle Towne Photography's suggestion to find something that went along with the fall colors. The outfits they chose really made for some amazing photos with the fall colors.
It truly was an amazing photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, heed the words of Tahlia:
“Be open and go with the flow. If you are open to Michelle's wisdom, it will go quickly and smoothly. Also, just be yourself,” she says. Solid advice!
Okay, on to pictures of the Dierkes family!
When it comes to family picture day, a lot of stress is typically associated with days leading up to the session. We’re here to help you relax and be prepared all at the same time. Here are some tips:
1. Find the outfits you want everyone to wear a month in advance and set them aside somewhere safe. Then try them on a week ahead of time to ensure everything still fits comfortably and that you didn’t miss any stains or holes that you couldn’t see until they were being worn.
2. As soon as your family changes out of their photo attire, make sure it is clean and pressed to be ready for the big day. Set the clothes together (sorted by person) and place them somewhere free from harm and dirt. Be sure to tell everyone that these are picture clothes and not to be worn until picture day. This will help to be sure that no articles of clothing go missing. Don’t forget about shoes, jewelry, belts, and other accessories.
3. About three to four days prior to the session, start talking with your husband and kids about the session and what will happen and how they should behave. If you plan to use a bribe, now is a good time to set that in place. Continue to talk to your children daily to prepare them for the session.
4. Two days prior to the session, pack a bag of everything you will need on picture day – snacks, props, bribery, etc. and put it somewhere you can grab it and go. Be sure to include wipes in case things get messy, an extra hairbrush, and other “emergency” items, such as bobby pins and a backup lipstick.
5. On the day of the session, make sure everyone is well fed, but not overfed. We don’t want sick little tummies from overeating, but we don’t want anyone getting “hangry” (angry because they are so hungry) either. Do not get your family dressed in their photo clothes until after they have eaten and brushed their teeth. This will prevent spills and other messy accidents.
6. If you have young children, avoid any colored drinks the day of the session until after we are finished. Also, get them to wear a bib or drop cloth if they drink anything on the way to the session to save their shirts from wet spots or stains.
7. Once you get to the session, try to relax. If you have set a bribe, please let me know so I can use that throughout the session if the children get restless. Trust your photographers - know that I will take care of things and will deliver amazing photos of your family.
So you've booked a session. You are ready, but have you thought about your kids?
I’ve prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order to help make sure your child is prepared for their big day!
These are just guidelines and we need to make sure that we are following your childrens cues. Some kiddos take longer to warm up than others and that's okay. Some kiddos will take a few photos really well and then just be D.O.N.E- and that's okay too. They all have their own personalities. I will do my best to try and engage kiddos with games, songs dancing, We need to be patient with them and enjoy our time with them.
Hello! I'm Michelle.