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December 17th & 18th: Any order placed will have a rush fee applied (100% of order).
December 19th: Shop closed to orders for Christmas delivery. All christmas delivery orders will be shipped priority mail unless overnight shipping option is chosen at purchase.
December 20th: Shop closed for the holidays! Orders still welcome, but will be mailed January 4th, priority mail.
This is a brand new kind of blog post, because instead of showing off the amazing families that I get to photograph, I get to show off some amazing creations my husband and I have made!!
It’s no secret that I use quality made Young Living essential oils for my family. I have to be honest and say without some of these oils, I wouldn’t be able to be the mom, wife, friend and photographer that I am. I don’t share with my clients very often, but I suffer from chronic pain and although the oils don’t heal me, they definitely help me to function better.
So since I use oils daily, my issue is always, where to store all the oils?! I had little bottles all over the house and it just wasn’t working for me. So in comes my Knight in Shining Armor…my husband Jeremy…and he made me a massive oil display shelf. Once he made that for me, I knew other people would want these as well.
So please visit our Etsy shop, Studio32! These are absolutely perfect christmas gifts for the oiler in your life. And if you want to know more about essential oils, I would be more than happy to chat!
Also, keep tabs on our shop, because we have quite a few handmade items still coming (we’re not just about oils!!)
Please remember to shop small this Christmas, shop handmade, unique and memorable gifts. It isn’t about the cost of gift or how big it is, it’s about taking the time to make people feel loved and cared for.
Mom did an amazing job styling her family! She’s a photographer as well and absolutely stunning and photogenic herself.
Yes, that was typed correctly. Seven kids all 4 years old and younger!! I have to say, I loved every minute of it. What you don’t see in the photographs was an army of parents and grandparents behind my camera, getting the kids’ attention and waving toys and snacks!! And aren’t their matching outfits just so adorable?!
Two handsome boys and their amazing parents!! This session was just the first of a series of sessions with this lovely family. I was able to photograph the birth of their baby girl and also their newborn/family sessions! Those will be on the blog in the next few weeks. But here is a sneak peek of our 30ish minutes together, capturing what their family looked like right before baby sister came into the world :)
There’s not much else that will warm my heart than a family who makes the time and effort to have photos taken together. I love extended family sessions because most likely, it is a rare and special treat for those involved. I’m honored to be able to capture the reunion.
I promise you, this little one was enjoying herself! She just kept giving me the most inquisitive looks!
I always, always try to sneak in photos of just mom and dad during photo sessions. Sometimes the kids are playing around their feet and you would never know it, sometimes I’m shooting with their baby on my hip (I’m a mom of 3 kids! Yes I can shoot one handed!) How ever it works, it is important to me to take photos of just the two of them.
This sweet girl was welcomed by parents who are in love with her, a big extended family who is crazy about her, and a room fit for a princess. I get to photograph her again in a couple months (since mommy is almost due with her baby brother!!) and this family is nothing but kindness, love, generosity and Jesus with a big side of laughter. How blessed this sweet baby girl is to be born into this family!!
All of my previous clients got an email a couple weeks ago announcing mini sessions just for them (if you didn’t get the email, and you want to, let me know!!) Well I’ve had some inquiries asking why, oh why was I not opening the sessions up for new clients?! So I’ve decided I will! This is VERY rare for me and I promise you, will not happen again (or at least not for a year!)
So pick your day! November 4th or December 3rd, held at Natomas Oaks Park in Sacramento, CA (a really sweet, gorgeously lit park that I LOVE! Some of you may have already had a session there with me, but I promise, it has so much potential that you won’t even realize it is the same park in the photos!)
Your session will be 30 minutes long and it will come with 10 digital images with printing rights (so you can make those awesome printed or digital holiday cards!) Let’s keep the amount of people in your session to 5 immediate family members (let me know if you need to add more people!)
These are the dates and times I have available:
Step 1: Do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it, for however long they want to.
Step 2: …there are no other steps :)
Honestly though, I can’t call photographing this family work anymore. I met Rawan when she was pregnant with her first son and it’s been an honor and privilege to photograph the milestones in their family. This session kept me on my toes…and I loved it!
I can’t even tell you how much I love this next photo. It perfectly encompasses what bits and pieces of our session was like! Again…I totally loved it and wow, this mom is such a PRO and what she does!!
…AND she loves her paci!!