Monthly Archives: October 2014

This sweet baby decided to make his entrance to this world a little early.  This was a good thing especially for his mommy — as you can see, he’s a little chunkster.  Baby Sheldon’s newborn session was an “in-home” session and almost all natural light was used (flash was only used on the last few images we did).   The images from Sheldon’s newborn session turned out beautiful!!!

And a little back story on this family.  I first meet them almost 5 years ago to photograph their maternity session for their first son.  A few weeks later I came back to their home to photograph Baby Kingston.  Baby Kingston is no longer a baby (but I’m sure he will always be his mommy’s baby), he’s a handsome young boy and a very good big brother I hear.  I was completely honored when I was contacted to photograph the maternity session and newborn session for Baby Sheldon.  I love seeing “my” babies and families as they grow!!!

Congratulations to The Davis Family! You are truly blessed!davis-nb-8239davis-nb-8288davis-nb-8323silkdavis-nb-8355mbwdavis-mat-6649

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So for my last update I reported that we had started the process of laying the floor in the studio. WHEW – what a job that was!  But I’m happy to report that the floors are finished and WE LOVE THEM!  Another major install was getting a toilet.  WOO-HOO!  I’m not really sure why getting a toilet makes me so happy…just does.  Lori was excited too and just like most kids her age, she couldn’t wait to check it out and give it a try.  Works perfectly.  It’s the little things that make us happy:).  We also had to add the baseboards and trim – what a difference that made!  Those were the last major projects of the studio – at least for making it functional.  We still have a small punch list to go through – touch-up paint here and there, fix a few scratches in the floor, add a few minor touches to the camera room, decorate, etc. etc.  But that’s it, the major work is done!  I have no set timeline on those little things – they’ll get done when they get done.

But in the meantime, guess what???  Drum roll please….THE STUDIO IS READY & I’M IN!!!  Yep, you read right… THE STUDIO IS IN BUSINESS!  Officially, I have been in for a little over two weeks.  Moving office equipment, props, camera & studio equipment and trying to get situated and find my “zone” is taking me a little time.  And on top of that still trying to conduct business as usual.  I’ll eventually get used to everything and it will feel like home (or home away from home).  But I have to say that I am LOVING every minute of it!!!  Even if I have a hard time remembering where I put things:)

It seems that I’m always lagging behind in keeping this blog and facebook page updated, but that’s been true more so this last year as we’ve been consumed with this major project.  My little business had been bursting at the seams and taking over my house for quite awhile.  My house is really bare now that the props have all been moved to the studio (most of them anyhow) and Lori thinks she has two new playrooms to fill with toys.  But I really feel fortunate that my husband has let me take over the house for the last 8 years and given me the chance to grow.  And I’m very blessed that my husband has worked so hard on the studio build over the last year (not to mention just putting up with me in general).  I know he’s probably more thrilled about being finished than I am – he actually has a little free time in the evenings after work.  I’m also extremely grateful for all of my wonderful clients for trusting me to photograph their child, their family, wedding, or event over the past 8ish years. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my clients…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

So here’s a few iphone pics (again excuse the quality) of the last of the progress and how the studio is coming along.

Enjoy!

 

 

Final touches on the cabinets.

Hobby Lobby find!!!

Lori is the best help ever:)

Love my toilet – lol!

Floors, baseboards, & trim *LOVE*

TV up & random furniture from the house!

“North Light” windows in the camera room.

Another view of the camera room.

Storage {never enough}.

Office before the big move…

during…

TODAY! Didn’t take long to fill it up:)

Props dub as furniture for now.

Lori helping AGAIN! This time she’s testing out chairs for me:)

A little bathroom décor.

Mirror hung!!!

Lori & Meow Meow for the first “official” session in the studio!

 

 

 

My oh my, Tristan is turning into a handsome little man!  I was so excited to see him {and his mommy & daddy of course}.  I have to be honest though and tell you that for 2 year old sessions through about 5 year old sessions, I always get a little nervous before the session.  At that age you never know what to expect…could be all smiles and the session could go perfect OR it could a TOTAL MELTDOWN session.  Most of the time it’s somewhere in between thankfully – I usually get a few smiles and a few frowns…the perfect combination for that age.  HOWEVER, Tristan’s session was pretty close to a perfect session for a 3 year old!!!  We all had a great time and look forward to the next session {knock on wood}:)

 

Enjoy!

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