I have always had strong love for photography. When I moved to Utah I was finally at a point in my life where I could focus on my dreams. I took full advantage of doing so after my very supportive husband let me use our entire basement for my studio. I took work shops, studied photography, practiced and then practiced even more. I ate, slept and breathed photography. It consumed my life. I remember being up till 3 in the morning editing or researching. I was always wanting more. After photographing everything from weddings, seniors, fashion and more, I knew my heart was with newborn photography.
Man, I was so bad. Like bad. Back then I thought I was actually “pretty good”. I needed to really dive into either natural or studio light. Eventually I decided on studio because it was much more consistent and I never had to worry about it being a gloomy day! I had much more work to be done. I invested in my learning and took more workshops. Bought high quality equipments and started investing into props that were my style. I kept on and kept on taking newborn clients and always had good feedback. I think I charge anywhere from $150-$250 for a session. Back then sessions took me 4 hours to complete. They were long, tiresome sessions. I didn’t have a good work flow down and was never fully confident in my abilities.
Fast forward to today and I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I started. Was it hard? You bet. But, I was consistent and not “all over the map”. I photographed what I was passionate about and not doing sessions to just “pay bills”. I wanted my business to succeed in the area that I wanted. I am to the point now where I only photograph newborns on weekdays. I am able to do the job I love and still have the time I want with my family. If you are struggling don’t give up! Seek education in the area you want to perfect. Choose one specialty and ROCK it!! Blow your competition out of the water! Perfect your skills and when you think you have it right, think again. Find a role model in your specialty and see if they offer workshops. Do workshops, learn from others, don’t be afraid to try new things!
I can’t imagine my life doing anything else. I am so truly blessed to be able to document the most precious treasure you will ever receive. Being able to give clients the biggest smile, sometimes a cry is so humbling and amazing. Enjoy my before and now pictures!
Hey everyone! I got to photograph my cousins baby, Walker and boy was he a dream! His mom works at PCH as a Labor and delivery tech and I was fortunate enough to have her help deliver both Violet and Beren. Walker was the absolute sweetest baby boy. He wanted to keep his cute little […]
It is assumed that if you are reading this you must be pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or well…just curious… so, Congratulations! This is an amazing experience that you are about to embark on!! Let start this off with this; I am not the perfect fit for everyone and that’s ok! I am simply trying […]
Logan came to visit me all the way from Charleston, WV. His family was the absolute sweetest. His older sister, Emma was smitten with him. Logan slept and smiled his entire session. It was such a pleasure meeting all of them. A huge congrats to the new family of four.
Prepare yourself for an emotional blog. My sweet, sweet Beren. How on Earth are you already one years old? From the very second I knew I was pregnant with you I knew you were destined for great things. I mean after all my tubes were tied and your dad and I tried for 3 years […]
I wanted to touch on very important message. Newborn photos aren’t just for mom and dad. They are for your child to look back on and cherish for the rest of their life. I have 4 kids, (11, 10, almost 2, and 1) when my oldest two were born newborn photography wasn’t really a thing. […]
Who is embracing the summer chaos? Summer in our home is always a “wing it” season. Our two oldest kids go out of state to visit their biological father so it will just be me, dad and the little monsters!!! Last summer with Violet I was huge and ready to have Beren, so we didn’t […]
I had the pleasure of photographing Ronan, son of Sarah Irvin from Sarah Irvin Photography. Sarah is a very talented wedding and boudoir photographer. Sarah came in from Beckley and I was so excited to meet her and her son. Ronan was one of the cutest babies I have photographed. Not only was he gorgeous […]
I had the pleasure of meeting Annabelle and her sweet family. Annabelle was a joy to photograph. She also won the award for most blankets peed and poo’ed on!! HA HA HA Her sister was so smitten with her. Annabelle has been the only girl I have photographed here in Princeton. Not to mention all […]