From Newborn to One
Kynleigh was such a precious baby to watch grow. I always got such a wide range with her which I just love. Some times she would give me giant smiles while other times she would just stare into my lens which i adore. She was wide awake during her newborn session but an easy baby to work with. She has always been such a joy to shoot. She is such a beautiful little girl and I know she will grow to do amazing things. Happy Birthday Kynleigh!
It has been a great joy and blessing to watch this little girl grow. Thank you for making my job so easy Miss Kynleigh. -Rachael
It was Community Day during church, so many important members of the community were there to speak or be honored. Then Joanne Dedert stood to speak. She was introduced as the director of The Madonna House. As I listened to her speak all I could think was that I somehow needed to help this organization. After herself and others were done speaking our pastor stood to preach. His message was about blessing others. He spoke on how it was O.K. to ask God for blessings because we cannot bless others until we ourselves are blessed. I felt like God was speaking directly to me. I had been so blessed in 2015 and I had been wanting to give back to my community for so long and I struggled to figure out how I could. How could I volunteer, give back, or be useful. I really struggled to figure it out. Until that day. It was instantly clear. I was going to hold Chirstmas Mini Sessions (which I had no plans on doing this year) and I was going to donate all of the proceeds to The Madonna House.
I am so grateful for all of the clients who booked a session. I want to thank Shaby Fischer at First Comes Love (https://www.facebook.com/fclscraft) for donating money to go towards props, and I want to thank Inspired Ink for giving me a discount on my backdrop. With the help of everyone I was able to donate $390.00 to the Madonna House. I was able to deliver that to them a few weeks and I felt so grateful to be able to help the families in my community in any way I could, the only way I knew how. Using photography to help others.
I want to encourage anyone and everyone, if you feel like you have been blessed than take time to bless others. -Rachael
Little baby Charlotte came all the way from the greater St. Louis area to see me. I think her parents and I were a tad nervous. They had told me previously how important it was to them to get good sibling shots. They had also told me that big sister wanted nothing to do with baby. I figured my best shot was to lay Miss Charlie down and let Kenley just sit behind her. Imaging my surprise and happiness when she agreed to touch Charlotte and interact with her some. Charlotte wasn't too happy after being in the car for awhile so we decided since she wanted to be loved on by mom and dad, and the fact that we couldn't really reschedule that we would turn it into a family session.
It's always nice to see friends in my studio. Happy Tuesday! -Rachael
3 Months Old
It's cold outside, the holidays are over, and it's the perfect time of year to get caught up on blogging. Things have been so crazy the last few months that it was so easy to get behind. So behind in fact that I just shot Kylee's 6 month session. But we will start with this one. She wore a dress that belonged to her mother when she was a baby. Isn't that sweet. It was beautiful with light airy pastels. We also did some family shots during this session. I try to encourages my client's to do this at least one time in the first year. It's so important that we are in our kid's pictures too.
The lighting and the greenery in these is making me long for spring already! Stay warm -Rachael
I am a mom and a photographer. My love of motherhood led me to photograph all things from bellies to birth and beyond.