Oh, hello winter maternity session. Thought I’d squeeze you in since snow is in the forecast here in Wisconsin! Also since you’re a few months old and baby Eloise has arrived I feel comfortable sharing these images publicly.
Mom & Dad didn’t make it ‘social media official’ that baby number two was on the way until she had already arrived. I appreciate and respect family wishes about their images, even if that means I need to keep images on the down low. It’s not my right as a photographer to make your announcements for you, it’s my joy to celebrate them with you! So if families ask me to hold off on posting, I’m happy to do so.
Client priorities over social media sharing. Always.
Piper was officially (and unknowingly), the last newborn I photographed in my previous studio space. Since moving, I’ve been playing catch up with online galleries, blogs and studio life in general. But looking back on these images fills me with so much joy. To know so much can change in 3 months time is a great reason to KEEP WORKING!
And to think, this sweet babe has also changed so much in 3 months! All the more reason to take photographs regularly and enjoy your life in this very moment. I don’t know how to express any differently than I’ve been doing so for the past 5+ years, how important I believe photographs to be. At least not in words. My heart knows how. But sharing from the heart and really having people hear you is HARD!
But you know who hears me… parents. Especially the ones who have been in for family pictures and return again for second, third and even fourth sessions. The value they put on photographs does not escape me. I’m so grateful there are people out there who love photos just as much as photographers do. To be called upon to help remember joyful memories in one’s lifetime is the greatest honor. Paul and Allison, thank you for asking me into your joyful story!
My brother Keir has been helping me left and right at the studio. From building and hanging custom curtain rods, and installing shelving on concrete walls, to modeling for impromptu headshots so I can test lighting. He has been around for it all since the beginning of February. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without him these past few weeks as I get settled in this new space.
Asking for help isn’t always easy, but Keir never put up a fuss or made an excuse for not being available during this process of mine. He offered (and continues to do so), his skills and time in anyway he is able. I am a very lucky sister to have him around!
Today is his birthday, so I thought it might be fun to share his gallery of images from our most recent photography session in the studio. Happy Birthday Keir, hope your day is just as amazing as you are!
Lauren was on a mission to sell this dress so she inquired about a studio portrait session to have professional images to use online. It was also important to her to have images of herself in the dress because it was actually her first choice of a wedding dress! And of course we had to capture some with Louis, her adorable pup!
I am happy to report that within 30 minutes of her posting the sale online, she had a buyer! Never underestimate the power of a professional image when it comes to selling online!
Have something you need help selling online? Contact me and we’ll create powerful images for a quick sale!!
I feel as if I’ve been repeating myself quite a bit lately. Don’t read that as irritation at all! I have been repeating my joy for products, sessions and clients so much lately as I transition into a new chapter for Caitlin Claire Studio. As many of you know, I moved into a new studio space February 1st and have been running full speed since. This fresh reality has me vocalizing all of my internal thoughts to you, the clients and followers, with even more passion than before. I’m finding it very valuable to share the whole picture with those who care to follow along.
Today, I’m sharing once again my happiness from in-home newborn sessions. I like to offer clients different options for session types because we are not all the same, not even close…
Jim and Jenni welcomed baby Beau into their world on January 1, 2019 in the most surprising way. (You should definitely head to their Instagram post to read the fun story!) When first confirming their newborn session with me, they leaned towards an in studio session but quickly changed their minds as the time drew nearer. I’m so glad they did! Beau’s nursery is one of the cutest I’ve seen and photographing all the personal touches was very special. You don’t need to have a perfectly finished nursery to schedule a lifestyle newborn session though, sometimes the favorite images are captured snuggled in bed or in an unfinished office space. Take a peek for yourself!