Sydney Elizabeth

Monday, August 31, 2009

There is something so perfect about a newborn. They are tiny, pure and innocent. And they always smell oh so good. Taking Syndey's picture was such a challenge, not because she wasn't the perfect model (she was) but because I was so tempted to pick her up and run, keep this perfect infant for my own. But I knew my friend Linne would probably not appreciate that. And really, I'm not really in the mood for a criminal record either. So instead, I'll just share these pictures with you, so you can understand my temptation.

Picture times!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One questions I'm constantly asked is, "what time should I take my _____ photos?" While these are my best suggestions, I realize that not everyone's schedule can fit into these ideal time frames.

Maternity Photos

Ideally, maternity photos should be taken in the 7th to 8th month of pregnancy. At this stage, the belly is large but not quite to the "I just may pop any second now!" stage.

Newborn Photos

Newborn photos should be taken within the first two weeks of birth. At this point, the infant is still lethargic, moldable, tiny and cute as a button. It's ideal if the infant is sleeping, but an alert baby is just as swoon-worthy as a sleeping one.

Family Photos

While family photos can be taken any time, most families are wanting a picture for their Christmas cards. If this is the case, now is the time to schedule something! Mid-September to Mid-November is the ideal time frame for these photos. Weather hasn't turned too cold yet, and that give plenty of turn around time to get your photos.

Senior Photos

Senior photos are typically taken in the end of summer, before school has started or shortly after or in the spring before school ends. It depends on if your school needs them for the yearbook, or if they're just for your graduation announcement.

Engagement photos

Because wedding announcements/invitations should be sent out around 6 weeks before the big day, engagement pictures should be taken at least 2 weeks prior to that. Although this is ideal, I understand sometimes with engagement lengths and such, 8 weeks prior isn't always an option.

Bridal photos

Bridal photos can be taken anytime during the engagement up to two weeks prior to the wedding. This allows for processing and printing time so you can have those beauties displayed at the reception. Again a lot of this is depending on length of engagement and when dress alterations are done, and I am more than willing to work within a tight schedule.

Wedding day photos

OK, this is a no-brainer, but I just wanted to give a sneak preview of a fun wedding I shot recently!

Brooke + Reyn: Married!

Friday, August 21, 2009

It was an honor to be a part of Brooke and Reyn's wedding. I loved the venue, loved her dress and loved being able to capture their special day. Plus, don't you just love a man in uniform!?

Sabrina + David: Just because

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sabrina and David got married on 8-08-08 and wanted to celebrate their wedding anniversary with some pictures! Sabrina loves to work wonders in the kitchen, so she made some delish cupcakes for the photo shoot. And David has worked at Build-A-Bear since he was in high school, so naturally we had to take a photo with their Build-A-Bear children!

Jessie Alexis Photography + Studio Stems

Monday, August 17, 2009

Attention brides! Studio Stems is offering a sweet deal if you book me and Studio Stems for your wedding. Here's her deal:

Book Jessie Alexis Photography in addition to your contract with Studio Stems and you will receive a complimentary bridal sitting bouquet, up to $200 value.

And I'm here to sweeten the deal. If you book with Studio Stems and Jessie Alexis Photography, I will give you 10 percent off your package AND a complimentary 8x10 photo.

Audrey over at Studio Stems is a creative genius. She did the flowers for my wedding when I got married, and she made my event a dream come true. I've since then had the chance to watch her work her magic at other events we've work on together. I promise, you won't be disappointed. Just a tiny sampling of her beautiful work:


Friday, August 14, 2009

Pregnancy is so beautiful, especially on Linne! But guess what, she doesn't look like this anymore. A week after we took these photos, she gave birth to the most precious little girl. I'm so excited to take the newborn photos, I can hardly stand it!

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