Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tulsa Anyone?

Are you one of my followers from out of town?  One of the people that always ask WHEN are you coming to my area to do photos?

Well kids now is your chance!  I will be doing a "summer tour" this year.  Want me to come to your town and do a session with you and your friends?  I will travel to a driveable location if there is a minimum of four sessions booked.  For a location where a flight will be needed - there needs to be at least 6 sessions booked.  Talk to your friends.  Talk to your co-workers.  Talk to your family.  And remember I do have a referral program and that works even if the referral is out of town.

Tulsa has had, by far, the most requests -  so my "tour" (ha ha) will begin in Tulsa.  I will be there for one week in June.  Please call, email or leave a message on the CCPhotodesign page on Facebook to set up an appointment if you are in the Tulsa area and are interested in a session.

Springfield and Cape Girardeau have had a lot of requests as well.  If you are in one of these areas leave me a message here on the blog, on facebook or send an email to let me know you would be interested.

I look forward to meeting new people and seeing some new places!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Red Tricycle

I have a few things I use on the little guys when they just don't want anything to do with my camera.  Bubbles, hats, boots, tutus, blocks, candy etc.  But the one thing that works every time - e.v.e.r.y. time is the studio tricycle.  Old, well-used and red it is a fave with every kid that walks in the door.

Which brings me to the "D" kids' session.  Usually I have a super easy time with "B" and then I spend time dancing, singing and chasing "A."  But they have both grown and "A" has hit the easy age (which, trust me, is sandwiched between two very difficult ages) for photography and little "B" - well, he has matured into one side of the previous mentioned "difficult ages" to photograph.  Not to worry - a red tricycle, a lollipop and tickles from Mom did the trick.

The lesson for all of you - don't avoid a session just because your kids are in a difficult stage!  We will get a shot - somehow (most likely with the red tricycle).  Just don't miss photographing each stage with your children!

Thanks for visiting me again "D" family (and for bringing Grandma along).  As always, I enjoyed our time together!  (did you find the all-important McQueen?!) Here is your sneak peek - 

Downtown Fun

You saw the quick peak from this session - now here's more.  There are just so many great shots from this session, it was hard to choose just a few to post here.  The little guy was a stinker for me - made me work hard (I jumped, danced and even rode a tricycle - which I'm sure was quite a site).  But the hard work and the sweat was worth it!  We got some great shots!

Thanks for a great session "C" family.  As always, I had a great time with you!

Look at the little girl's expression compared to the boys' reaction of "eeewwww"

Always a daredevil!

Monday, April 20, 2009

An unexpected little treat

Just a quick peek from one of Saturday's sessions.  This was in one of my usual spots in downtown KC, but as I turned the corner there was a little treat for us.  A great truck parked there, as if it was just waiting for us - perfect for this *very* "All-American" boy!  Gotta love the unexpected!

Thanks "C" family for a great Saturday afternoon!  The rest of your sneak peek will be up tomorrow morning!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Babies!

They just keep coming!  Lots of babies - and I'm lovin' it!

Meet baby "B."  Six weeks old and very social.  At six weeks old, babies have lost the sleepy squishy quality and begin resisting the positions we put them into at the sessions.  Baby "B" was no exception.  An exceptionally strong (in strength and will) baby - he made us work for it!  "A" wanted a "sleepy pic" so badly.  Well, we got one "A" - but man did we work hard for it.  For the record - Baby "B" gave us about three minutes of sleep.  Of course that was more than enough time to snap the "sleepy pic" for "A"

At the end we snuck outside for just a quick minute to get an outdoor shot.  The outdoor shot is in the woods just outside the studio door.  

Thanks for coming in to see me "A" and "B!"  Here is your sneak peek - 

Friday, April 10, 2009

First Easter

There's been a baby boom in the studio!  Lots of newborns lately.  Keep 'em coming!  I love my time with these little angels.

Here is is baby "M" at 3 weeks.  Would you just look at that head control!

And we can't forget big brother!  He loved the super-popular studio tricycle.  We became friends through the morning.  What a sweet little ham he is!

And a little Easter treat (I just couldn't resist putting her in an Easter basket).  Happy Easter everyone!  Enjoy your holiday weekend.