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!!!
The W family was an absolute joy to work with! The photographer they had trusted for years to capture their family moved away and they were referred to Kim Stadler Photography. Referrals are always the highest compliment a photographer can receive but for the referral to come from another highly skilled photographer and business woman is the very best!When we spoke over the phone a few months ago they wanted some not so Fall-ish Fall family portraits. Downtown Spokane was a wonderful choice for this family. With hints of Fall colors in the background yet a contemporary vibe really made this stunning family shine. This setting fit them perfectly and it gave me another opportunity to go out of my comfort zone in a fun and exciting location. Showcasing the Historical Review Building that stands proudly in the back ground as well as The one and only House of Pop, the Iconic Glen Dow Beauty School and Spokane's Highnooner sub shop were a great touch. This family is from this wonderful town and I found it very fitting to have so much of what makes Downtown Spokane...well, Downtown Spokane!
Thank you to the W Family for choosing Kim Stadler Photography! It hope that you will love these portraits for years to come! Thank you for the fun filled afternoon and getting to be witness to how loving and caring you are as a family. The two of you have created a very beautiful family....you made my job pretty darn easy!
On rare occasions I will photograph families Downtown Spokane (can anyone say that anymore with out hearing the Macklemore 'Downtown' song in their heads?) I have been to many urban locations around the US and none can compare to Spokane! The old bricks, historic buildings, cracked concrete and street art everywhere. This family wanted a rich colorful feel to their photos and this location was perfect!
And you are probably starting to think to yourself that these have got to be some of the most beautiful children you have ever seen. And you would be correct! This family is extra special to me because these are my children as well. These poor poor children have been photographed mercilessly by their mother for their entire lives. After a few bribes to take them to Red Robin afterwards they pretended they were not being tortured for a few minutes. I love these children and I am very blessed to co parent them with this awesome dad! Thank you Jason for hiring Kim Stadler Photography (even though you would get in trouble for going somewhere else!!!)