Wednesday, October 22, 2014

After seeing many "Circus" Inspired Sessions from some very talented photographers ... I was inspired. I wanted to do something like this. A large scale set up, with more than one child. I didnt do this for my business or a client, I did this for me. I started photography for me and I wanted to continue to grow as an artist for "Me". If I don't love what I am doing ... why continue to do it. About six months ago I brought this idea up to my husband. That man is truly my cheering coach. He never doubts anything I set my mind too and he started building. I saw an amazing circus wagon I had to have for this session and he made it happen. He built it and I painted it. Then I told my assistant and another friend my grand plans. As the months got closer amazing things just came into place; props were ready, wardrobe, the works !!! The day of, I had four amazing kids to do this session with (including my own).  Looking back I know there's a couple things I would change, however we dont grow if we dont critique ourselves. It's an amazing feeling seeing something finished after months and months of planning. 

Welcome to the Circus .....

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"Life is the most SPECTACULAR show on EARTH" - Water for Elephants 

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the show must continue ......

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*Ringmaster Costume: Custom Outfit Sew What Bootique  *Ballerina & Juggler: Tutu du Monde 
*MUA/Hair: Kristin Guynn (@hearthandhoney) find her on IG. *Props: Handmade and found at various antique stores

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Last time I saw this amazing family for a session was when this little guy was only a week old. I've been lucky to know this family from the military. Our husbands were on the same deployment together and I became awesome friends with his wife. We had lots of long facebook chats. lol. Take a peek at there fun fall family session .... 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

This imagination session was such a dream. Ever since visiting Versailles this past spring an Marie Antoinette themed session was in my journal. When mom and I discussed doing an imagination session for her daughter Willow before there big move, we knew this was theme. Mom had some amazing props, picked out this amazing dress, styled this amazing hair style, and I brought the chair + snacks. Willow actually was silent her entire session ... this is a first for me. She knows who I am and just did not speak. Her smiles and nods said it all. The smiles we big by the way. Here's a peek ... Let's eat cake shall we ......

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I met the mom of this little guy 3 years ago. There very first session was a family and 1st birthday session for her first son. You really see how fast families and kiddos grow when they come back to you for yearly pics. It was a year ago since I captured Mr. T's in-home newborn session. Mom and I decided instead of a typical cake smash to do something fun and themed for his one year. Mom and Dad were big travelers before the kiddos, so I thought it would be great to make that as a focus. Plus ... IDK a single little boy that doesn't like globes and airplanes .... take a peek. 

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

About a month ago amazing mom (friend & local photographer) approached me about a session idea for her little girl "P" (that's her nickname). My awesome friend can shoot amazing photographs of her own, so I was so overjoyed that she asked me to create an Imagination Session for her daughter. Princess and Pea fit her daughter perfectly. We combined props of mine and some awesome goodies from her daughters room + home to create a magical session that took us an hour and half to set up. TOTALLY WORTH IT. P had an amazing time and choose her famous bow she wears pretty much everyday and two crowns during her session. Every lady needs more than one head piece.

let imagination lead the way .... 
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yes .... there's more .....

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

It's coming to that time of year again .... VERY MERRY MINIS .... this is my 3rd year offering VVM's and they always fill up so quickly. It's a magical time of year for PKP and I'm so excited to offer something completely out of of my comfort zone. As I normally go to a fun location, this year mini's will take place in my own backyard on my amazing outdoor studio. I have never done this before and I cannot wait to push myself into a new style of shooting.

Take a peek at my amazing set up for my Very Merry Clients this November 2014 !!!! My son was also nice enough to be my so willing model. lol.

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I was so excited to meet a new family for the first session of fall. It was still a tad warm for fall, however the weather was comfortable. This little family of 3 couldn't of been a more delightful. Mom made my day when she said she couldn't wait to see the pictures while I was still taking them. lol. 

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