Archer | 9 Months

Archer came to the studio for his 9-month milestone session!  This lil guy LOVES to move and is already s

I love you fishy!

I love you fishy!

Sitting didn't last long, it quickly turned into crawling towards the camera!  I had to be quick, or at least act goofy enough to strike his interest long enough that I could snap off a few images. I can only imagine what his One Year Cake Smash Session will be like. Ha

Sitting didn't last long, it quickly turned into crawling towards the camera!  I had to be quick, or at least act goofy enough to strike his interest long enough that I could snap off a few images. I can only imagine what his One Year Cake Smash Session will be like. Ha

Those brown eyes!  <3

Those brown eyes!  <3

Tis the season! We finished Archer's session with a few holiday photos!  We tried getting him to sleep in Santa's lap, but without fail every time he closed his eyes and heard the snap of my camera he woke up smiling.  It was hilarious.  Gosh, I feel like this last year went fast!  From taking his mommy and daddy's pregnancy announcment photos to maternity photos to captureing his first year to now planning his cake smash theme.  

Samantha | 6 months

This is another gorgeous little lady that I have been photographing since she was in her mama's belly!  Baby Samantha is already 6 months old! I feel like I was just visiting her mama in the hospital to shoot her Fresh 48 Session! As some of you know this adorable babe's mama is one of my lovely second shooters, Beth!

Baby Samantha really made my job way too easy!  It was as easy as making a fool of myself quacking like a duck to make her smile...or maybe she was laughing at my goofy face, either way she was all smiles for her 6 month milestone session!  She was a big girl and sat up for us!

Some of the many precious facial expressions Baby Samantha had for me that day!  I think in the top right photo she's thinking something along the lines of "Really lady? Another picture?" 

We even got several smiles with some tummy time pose!

I have been wanting to do this set up for a while now!  I love the simple background and the reflection in the plexiglas!  So happy her mama was willing to let me play around with this set up!  

Avery | 1 Year Cake Smash Session

I have been photographing this lil cutie since before she was born!  I photographed her mama while she was pregnant, then I photographed her newborn photos, some family photos, and now her one year session!  We started off her session with some Packer themed photos.  Thank you Avery for helping cheer on the Pack to an ever so sweet playoff victory!  I am hoping for a repeat this weekend.  

Then we moved onto a more girly setup! I have been dying to use this backdrop, but I've had all boys in the studio. So, glad mama picked this one and it matched her outfit perfectly!  

Oh, the headband.  We got a few shots with it, but literally only a few before Miss Avery decided she was done with it.  I think I counted four photos total before it was removed, haha!

Such a happy baby and getting so big! I can't believe she is already standing up on her own, watch out mom and dad walking is next and then NOTHING is safe! 

Seriously how adorable is this cake smash set up?  I think this is my favorite to date, yes I know I say that every time, but seriously this time.  I am a fan of bright pink, so no surprise there! We chose a bright pink backdrop, gray washed wooden floordrop, white molding, added in light pink and white balloons, adorable owl cake and then finished it off with some tissue paper pom poms.  

This was seriously the least messy cake smash session I have ever shot.  So, I thought I'd help Aver out a little...

....and Avery did not like that idea! Haha, poor girl.

It couldn't have been too traumatizing, she was back to smiles right after! I'm still a little sad she managed to keep the cake out of her hair.   

Completion Schedule Stats | 2015

Alright folks it's that time of the year again that I post my completion schedule stats for the year!  Just when I thought last year's stats were quite impressive, my 2015 stats make 2014 look weak.   As some of you know, I am one of those people that after having my photos taken I would prefer to have them completed and posted instantaneously.  I know this is not realistic and I promise, the photographers I work with for my personal photos can attest to this, I wait patiently, never ever sending that "Hey are my photos done?" email.  But, that doesn't mean I don't still wish they'd be done instantly.  With that kind of mind set I try to get my work done ASAP for my clients.  Always with that in mind here are my 2015 completion schedule or turnaround time stats (whatever you crazy kids prefer to call them):

2015 Stats:

Shortest turnaround time for a wedding: TWO weeks FIVE days (I'm pretty darn proud of this one! I wish I could do that for every wedding)

Longest turnaround time for a wedding: SIX weeks, which in my opinion isn't too shabby!  Either way I look at it all my weddings were completed TEN WEEKS OR MORE ahead of the scheduled time frame.  Please excuse me while I brush off my shoulders and take a bow ;)

Shortest turnaround time for a session: ONE day 

Longest turnaround time for a session: THREE weeks, I blame fall haha. Just kidding fall, I still love you!  It gets crazy shooting from sunrise to sunset on several occasions in the month of October alone! Still three weeks isn't the worst I've heard out there, but it doesn't impress me none.  This may be on the goal sheet for 2016; find solution to crazy amount of fall shoots!

 

Just for a little comparison here are the 2014 Stats:

Shortest turnaround time for a wedding: FOUR weeks

Longest turnaround time for a wedding: TWELVE weeks, still ahead of schedule just like I prefer it. 

If you're still reading at this point and are curious about my 2014 turnaround times for sessions...I don't remember.  I can blame baby brain, but if I had to guess I would say they were pretty similar to 2015.