photo challenge/happiness

I have NEVER entered an I heart faces challenge before, so please be patient while I have some fun.  This week’s challenge is Happiness, and this image to me embodies that word.  A couple weeks ago my husband and I drove half way across the country to do a newborn session.  One of my very dear friends became an Aunt again, and it had been awhile since I’d gotten to see her.  After we wrapped up with our newborn images, this handsome little man had an impromptu session as well.  He was so sweet, and I love his laugh in this one!

Happiness IS an Auntie’s tickles!

 
Photo Challenge Submission

jamie - April 5, 2012 - 6:29 pm

Love it!

A. K. - April 5, 2012 - 6:49 pm

That is so sweet!

Melissa Lazuka - April 5, 2012 - 7:21 pm

So adorable. The back window lighting is gorgeous.

Jackie - April 5, 2012 - 7:45 pm

aw, adorable capture

Amanda - April 5, 2012 - 8:48 pm

LOVE!! Definitely happiness!

Spring/Easter Mini Sessions!–UPDATED

Our Bunnies and Chicks are HERE and just waiting for your little ones to come

snuggle them!

There are still time slots available this weekend for our Mini Sessions, and if you’re on facebook there’s a way you can earn up to $25.00 off the price of your Mini Session.  All we ask is that you spread the love about Frames of Infinity.  All the details can be found HERE.  It really is the easiest way to save money on your session.

Enjoy the images below of our little sweeties, I can’t wait to show off the rest of Mini Session Set up!!  It’s my favorite to date.

All the information is below with the details of the Mini Sessions.  Please contact me if you have ANY questions!

NEW for this year.  LIVE Chicks AND Bunnies.

You guys, I am SO excited for these sessions!!

They are going to be 30 minute sessions, starting at 10am on Saturday and Sunday.  We have an outdoor location ready to use, close to downtown.  In case of rain, or in-climate weather there is a separate indoor location as well.  We’ll have bunnies and chicks, balloons and Easter Eggs to chose from.    Feel free to bring a basket or use one we provide.  Everything will be set up and ready to go, you just have to bring your beautiful babies to come play.  We can’t wait to see all the colors of Spring!

Sessions are $150, but we’re doing these a little different this time.  All sessions come with a $50 print credit and your galleries will be up within a week.

Email me for times still available, these are a first come, first serve basis.

These sessions are being styled for children only, if you would like Spring Family Portraits please contact me for available dates.

Love Day-3rd grade style

What do you get when you have a 3rd grader that’s already done all of this year’s popular valentines options already?  You get weeks and weeks of searching and hem hawing and just plain uncertainty.  You get an EIGHT year old that wants to do her OWN thing, but still wants to “look around”.  God Bless Pinterest.  We sat and searched a couple different nights, making notes about some things we saw that she liked.  Then we put it all together to make it hers.  This one’s got a mind of her own, and she’s not afraid to let me know.

This year telling boys she “loves them” or anything else that is “mushy stuff” is OUT OF THE QUESTION, so take a look to see what she came up with.  I was pretty impressed.

Happy Love Day everyone!

 

 

so what did we do with the final image?  We added peeps of course! (after we dipped them in chocolate)

We hope your day was a sweet one!!

Oh how they Grow!

Last year we unveiled our new baby plan, called the Little Loves plan.  It has been such an honor getting to know these beautiful babies that allow me in every few months to document their milestones!  I know I probably sound like a broken record, but I LOVE my job.  How can anyone have a bad day when I’m surrounded by these sweet little ones.

To all my current Little Loves clients, THANK YOU for sharing your beautiful babies with me, and to all of those thinking about our Little Loves plan, NOW is the time to book!

Spring and Summer babies will be here before you know it, and our Little Loves plan is best set up in advance so that we have your due date in our calendar and get there as soon as possible to capture those beautiful fist days of life.

Want more information on our Little Loves plan?

AND as a super bonus, any new Little Loves Sessions that book THIS MONTH, the month of February, will be entered to WIN a CUSTOM CANVAS for their babies 1st birthday, that will include an image from each of their Little Loves sessions! 

My Funny Valentine

Earlier this month, I decided to get a jump on Valentines Day (or Love Day as its known in our house) with a super cute idea for my little guy that I had seen floating around the web.  I love these fun little mustaches and had planned on using them for a photo booth for my oldest daughter’s birthday party last fall, but never found any I loved.  So I put the idea on the backburner, and tabled it for a few months.

My little guy is 3 and fancies himself a bit of a comedian so when I brought up the subject and showed them to him, he was all about it.  I started searching out the perfect mustaches and low and behold my search landed me at one of my FAVORITE blogs.  Easy Makes me Happy is the blog of a dear web friend, Tara, who designs the BEST patterns for all things crocheted.  But we’re not here to talk about that.  We’re here to talk about these great mustaches.  SO if you’d like to see Tara’s tutorial and get the free mustache download, just click HERE and it will take you right over to her page.

just a note… I did a couple things differently for my photo shoot.  A.  I didn’t use stiff felt, I only had regular black in the house and wasn’t up to a trip out to the store when we only had a short time in which to get this done.  B.  nor did I use sticks, but if you’re looking for a stick option for your mustache’s, then I suggest skewer sticks.  Relatively cheap and inexpensive for your craft. 

 

So we cut out a few of the mustache’s and used a little glue dot (shhhh, photographer’s secret 😉 to get it to stick on.  Here’s the one we started with:

He loves his hat and suspenders and tries to use them every time we take pictures, so who am I to say no.  After all, this was all about HIM.  So from there he humored me and we got to this shot:

which, oh my goodness…KILLS ME!  It was ALMOST what I had visioned…but since it was nice out, we decided to try another mustache and go play on the porch.

Photographers Note: this was not some big elaborate set up in a studio, this was honestly him sitting on a barstool in his bedroom.  His wall provided the perfect backdrop, and we used his bedroom window as a light and my flash to to fill the light.  You don’t need to hang sheets, or try to make it look like a photography studio for your images, just find a good neutral wall and use it. 
 

We have a lovely screened in brick porch and took full advantage of it.  I let him pick out another mustache, and we started playing again.

I was singing some of the tunes to Mario Brothers to him as we shot these, and obviously he thinks his momma is silly.  But c’mon.  THAT mustache is totally Luigi.

this one was ALMOST perfect, but I wanted a more serious shot for his valentine.

and there we have it.  PERFECT.  Remember this is all about FUN, so make sure not to make it too stressful and just go with it.

So Ready to see the COMPLETE valentine?

We are making them into fabulous bookmarks, for him to give to all his girls in his life.  All I know is Momma better get the first one!  I hope you enjoyed a little behind the scenes peek at my handsome man, and our fun photo shoot!

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