Addison's yearly birthday portraits were a lot of fun this year! Definitely a different twist from last year. This little girl is so cute and so sweet and since I photograph her a few times a year it was fun to do something a little different than normal. Her mom and I fully embraced this whole 5 business in part because the weather just would cooperate so we turned my sun-room into a studio and went crazy with balloons in Addison's favorite colors. And her newfound love for The Greatest Showman movie inspired her outfit. I thought it was all pretty perfect for 5th birthday photos!
And of course since we had given up on outdoor pictures the rain decided to give us a break for a couple hours so we ran over to one of my favorite graffiti walls in town. The Lorax is her favorite Dr. Seuss book (mine too) so this was definately meant to be.
If I were turning 5 I think this would be just about how I would want to do things! And in the process I got a fun filled afternoon with this sweet girl and her equally sweet mom! Thank you so much for giving Kim Stadler Photography the opportunity to photograph these special occasions and miles stones for you! Can't wait to see what her 6 year portraits hold, and I already have ideas!!!
I have been photographing the L family for 5 years now. But I was unable to talk this beautiful mom into maternity photos until baby #3! Yes, we froze our buns off and it was worth it! This has been a very cold winter here in the Pacific Northwest. Dry air, wind and freezing temps. But the snow has for the most part been MIA. So we didn't get the beautiful snowy sessions that I have come to love so much here in Spokane but I think this location made it just as wonderful!!!
Thank you so much to the L Family for staying with Kim Stadler Photography year after year. The next time we do your family portraits you will be a family of 5!!!
It's been quite a few years since I have seen This beautiful mother! I was pretty excited when she contacted me for a second round of newborn photos with her brand new baby. I typically do not photograph or edit a ton of black and white photos. Often times there will not be a single black and white photo in an entire gallery. But this family loves their black and whites so I did a color and black and white version of this session. I thought it would be fun to share both results to do something a little out of the norm. Posting both one after the other will be a fun little comparison.
As some of you know I took a few year hiatus from newborn portraits. There was a time when I thought I would never get back to photographing these beautiful babies. In truth, I have always loved photographing these squish balls of love but the industry started to make me loose my focus. All the workshops, the trendy props, and everything looking the same overwhelmed me. Babies became props somewhere along the way. Getting back into Newborn photography this time around I gave myself permission to simply do what I love and that is to simply photograph a baby! Striving for sleepy baby posing yet letting their real skin tones show through... sometimes the perfections are in the little skin imperfections that the industry says has to be fixed. I want to showcase the little person that these families love so much! With a soft simple white background we can focus on how gosh darn adorable this little guy is!
However, I don't completely go sans props! This little bundle had some beautiful crocheted goodies from his Grandmother that we had to incorporate as well as the moon picture for his Space Themed nursery and his father's babyhood stroller!
Maybe it's the season to be thankful, or maybe it is at the end of my busy busy season that I have time to reflect. But my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. After a couple years of stepping away from my business to focus on family I have been nothing short of amazed at how Spokane has embraced my business and my vision for photography yet again! Kim Stadler Photography went from 0 to 100 once again. All of this wouldn't be possible if I didn't have such wonderful old and new clients.Thank you to the B family for the opportunity to photograph another baby of yours! And it was wonderful to see you again! Until next time!