Shooting with families is something I hold very near and dear to my heart. Watching the interaction, connection and love flow through each person and the whole group is pretty special. Of course we all have our issues and quirks, no family is perfect but isn’t that what makes it so beautiful!?
Have I mentioned before how much I LOVE shooting first birthday cake smashes!?!? All of my little birthday client’s come to the studio and I custom order the yummiest and cutest cakes from Donalee. We start with some portraits in their nice clothes then move onto the fun, messy part!! I keep these sessions simple and easy for the littles, typically shoot them playing with a toy or capture them crawling or walking around.
Luke Copeland turned ONE in april and his mama picked the cutest farmer/cowboy theme! I was pretty excited that he LOVED his cake, not all little ones know what to do with a massive cake in front of them!!
So out of 30 days I only have 10 images for the month of March, I’m thinking I should put a reminder in my phone to take a photo a day. I’ve noticed doing this project has made me pay attention to details and thinking outside of the box or my norm of shooting.
March 1st 2019- a visit to the plant store to pick out some new plant babies. River named one “Charlie”
March 3rd-Smiley boy
March 4th-”I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be”
March 7th-Always dancing
March 8th-Details I don’t ever want to forget. I can’t wait to recreate this photo when they are older.
March 15th- Watching her do these simple things that she loves, like painting or drawing, makes me so happy.
March 18th- Morning cartoons
March 20th-Visits from Nonnie are always fun.
March 24th- Warm days
March 25th- Spending the day with cousins, playing at the park
March 30th- Visiting grandma and grandpa in Redding, making new memories over spring break.
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
Becoming a Mom 6 years ago has been the biggest blessing and most rewarding jobs ever. This lovely mama is about to have not one, not two, but three beautiful girls to mother. I’m so happy I was able to capture such a special time for Sophia with her oldest daughter, Aria. I remember wanting to soak up every minute with my first before my second was born.
This beautiful, intimate mother daughter session has inspired me to do so many more sessions like this in the studio. I have an opportunity for these on May 4th, I’m hosting Mother’s Day mini sessions. Spots are filling up quick and I would love to be able to give this beautiful gift to as many mamas as possible. There is a button at the bottom of this post to inquire about booking.
February is one of those months that seems to always fly by! We had our first real snow fall and then at the end of the month we visited one of our favorite family’s in Idaho to attend a wedding. I love being able to capture the little things that happen in each day.
February 1st Just a slow morning watching my girl do crafts by the fire.
February 4th Building forts on a rainy day
February 5th On a drive up in the Laguna Mountains in the fog.
February 6th Our first dusting of snow this year!
February 7th Morning routines. Sitting on the couch texting good morning messages to Papa.
February 10th Making Valentines Day cookies
February 11th Spider-man filling in for Papa.
February 13th One of those days I slowed down and just snuggled with my girl in her bed, the lighting in her room was catching all of her beauty.
February 15th goofy kiddos, this girl is always dancing.
February 17th Watching the rain, awaiting the snow
February 18th This boy gets soooo excited for snow, he’s obsessed
February 20th Airport hangs. Getting ready to take off for Idaho.
February 21st “Mama, I want to eat all the snow, but don’t ever eat the yellow snow!”
February 24th I love photographing horses any chance I get, they are just so beautiful and majestic!
Oh how quickly that first year goes by! I love capturing first birthday photos, especially when cake is involved. This session was shot in the studio using a few different setups, I always recommend shooting some in a cute outfit before cake is put in front of your little, this way we get more than one look for the session!
I love to capture this special birthday, click the link down below to get more information!
I have been photographing the Copeland family since their oldest was just a little newborn. I am so honored to be trusted with each and every family I capture. I adore shooting families and realize how incredibly important it is to capture each stage. I strive for my photos to tell more than words can. My goal at each session is to capture you just as you are, come as you are.
These images will be cherished when your littles have littles of their own. Often times looking back at my own family photos has brought so much appreciation and I am reminded what is the most important thing in my life when my eyes gets blurry and I lose focus.
One of my goals this year was to take more photos of our everyday life as a family. Not only to document such a precious year as my littles grow up but to stretch and grow my photography skills. Best decision, I can’t tell you how precious these photos are to me. I haven’t put too much pressure on myself, I only took 14 out of the first 31 days of 2019…….grace. I also need to jot down a little note for each image so I don’t forget why I took a particular frame and what it means to me.
JANUARY 1st We drove up to Laguna Mountain to find snow.
JANUARY 3rd FOCUSED. Some rare alone time with my boy while sister was at preschool, playing a new favorite game.
JANUARY 4th A big milestone for our 6 year old, first tooth lost!
JANUARY 5th nightly routine of getting ready for bed, brushing teeth and hair.
JANUARY 6th Rain
JANUARY 7th self portrait
JANUARY 9th hike with friends after the rain.
JANUARY 16th working on homework.
JANUARY 20th Legos on a a Sunday morning.
JANUARY 23rd My girl, my muse. Doing some creative photos.
JANUARY 24th morning cuddles before school.
JANUARY 26th dancing before ballet class
JANUARY 28th not a fan of electronics but at least they are together….
JANUARY 29th Evening walk after school, one of my favorite things about where we live.
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Christmas Minis are here!! Bring your littles into the studio for some adorable pictures to get in the Christmas spirit! We'll have some yummy Christmas cookies, music and the cutest setup.
(up to 4 littles per time slot)
What you get
30 minute session
15 images on digital file
1 5x7 of your favorite print
(other prints sold separately)
Studio is located in Pine Valley CA. Must be paid at time of booking to reserve time slot, non-refundable but can be put towards a future shoot date.
How to book
Fill out form below and check desired time slot, contract will then be emailed to you to pay and sign. Once that is taken care of your all set!!!
My fam is getting ready to wake up at 2am and drive to Idaho for a vaca!! I'm pretty excited to have more time with my people, visiting framily plus I'm getting my photos done!!!
Here's to an amazing week!!
I'd love to capture some beautiful memories for you.
This photo was taken in the middle of the day, the light is a little more harsh but its still a great shot!
choose outfits that are comfortable and easy for kids to move around in. Both of my kids are sensitive to tags and certain fabrics. Therefore I know they will complain if there is a itchy tag in their shirts or an uncomfortable waist band on pants. I'm obsessed with flower crowns but I also know that not every little girl is going to be ok with wearing one. It's always worth a try but don't force something otherwise there might be lots of tears in photos.
Plan to bring something fun to play with or an activity that your kids will enjoy! Bubbles, a picnic, a favorite stuffed animal, a fun game such as ring around the rosie or dancing are always a fun way to get kids distracted if they are over it or starting to throw a fit. During a session I will always suggest a fun game like peek a boo or dancing to get some giggles.
SNACKS! Kids can eat none stop, sometimes I like to take a break in the middle of a session for a quick snack! Remember to bring something that won't stain faces or clothes. I also suggest bringing or offering some kind of treat at the end of the session. I'm not against bribing kids for great photos, sometimes it works like a charm!!
Go with the flow.
At the end of the day kids will be kids. We can't always predict their mood changes and even though it can be frustrating we can't flip a switch and turn it off, even though that would be awesome! Of course we all want "the perfect shot" with everyone smiling and looking at the camera. I'd say most if not all of my sessions I can at least get one of those in your gallery.
Some of my favorite images are the in between moments, the candids, everything may not be going exactly the way you pictured it but the moment, together, is being captured and honestly as a mom I'm so grateful for every image of me with my kiddos.
Thank you again Kleinertz family for having me in your home to capture this special time for your beautiful family.
I set this all up with all things pink, of course, and it turned out so cute!!