Meet Kristin, the newest addition to our family! She arrived on August 31, 2015 and weighed seven pounds, nine ounces. My due date was August 26th, so I assumed she would arrive a few days early like her big brother Ryan did. I scheduled sessions up until the 23rd and a few meetings on the 25th. Well, my due date came and went and since I was so frustrated, I scheduled more senior sessions hoping that it would get things going. :)

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Fall Mini Sessions 2015!

Posted: October 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again! The temperatures are dropping and the leaves are changing! That can only mean one thing; it’s time for the FALL MINI SESSIONS!! These have been many clients’ favorite special because the scenery is gorgeous and the prices are discounted. What could be better than that?!

The 2015 fall mini sessions will be offered this weekend and next weekend (October 10, 11, 17, and 18). Can’t make it any of those days, no problem! We can make arrangements to have your session during the week!

Five reasons why clients LOVE the fall mini sessions: 

5. Quick sessions! We all know that person who might throw a little bit of a fit about having their pictures taken. For some of us, it’s our toddlers and for others it’s our husbands! ;) So even if you don’t have the most enthusiastic crowd, thirty minutes isn’t going to kill anyone! Just because the sessions are quick doesn’t mean the quality will ever suffer either! I am very efficient and have even had clients ‘complain’ that they had too many pictures and poses to choose from! :)

4. Discounted prices! Who doesn’t love getting the same great quality at a discounted price?! Speaking of prices, there is a $50 session fee and the packages start at just $125!! Oh, and did I mention that there are payment plans available on the packages? Whatever your total is, you always have the option to make payments so it’s never all due at once!

3. Fun props! I always go out of my way to make sure there are lots and lots of props to choose from! If props aren’t really your thing, that’s fine too! We bought an old beater pick up truck and I wrote it off on my taxes last year. Want to know why? Because the only thing we ever did with that truck is haul around props! Remember the picture I posted last year with it completely full of fall props? :)

2. Endless possibilities! I am a firm believer in having beautiful high quality wall art made to hang in your homes! Last year, clients fell in love with all of the options! I offer four different types of custom canvases to fit any budget! You can also have custom made double sided holiday cards with your pictures and greeting to send out to family. I also offer packages with lots of prints and some digital files. The digital files are great for making holiday cards and small copies for friends and family (when you use But let’s face it, even Shutterfly isn’t the best quality lab out there. That’s why I offer prints as well and trust me, I could go on all day about how amazing the print lab that I use is! Their quality is so far beyond any other lab, to me it just doesn’t make sense to put all of the pictures on a CD and have you go print them yourself at a lower quality lab. I know I keep using the word ‘quality’ but that’s exactly what my business is all about. I offer a service and a service that is lasting, not to mention convenience for clients. When your order is ready, all you have to do is go home and hang up your pictures! So while I completely understand why people are interested in digital files (Who doesn’t love showing off their pictures on Facebook?!), that’s not what it’s all about. Once you see the beautiful canvases and large prints hanging in my studio, you’ll feel like you’re missing out if you want just a CD! 

1.The sessions are fun! Photo sessions aren’t what they used to be (turn your head to the left, move your shoulders this way, blah, blah, blah). That’s not fun for anyone! With the fall sessions, we’re outside, the scenery is beautiful, and I’ll take pictures of you being you! If you want posed pictures, I’ll take posed pictures. If you want candid pictures, that’s what I’ll do! If you want to bring your dog, he/she can be in the pictures too! If you have a small child, I might suggest that we put him/her inside a carved out pumpkin! I like to have fun with the sessions and am always willing to try pretty much anything! :)

Call me at 607-368-6245 to book your session! Don’t forget that these pictures make great Christmas presents! :)


*Fall sessions are available for families, couples, children, etc. This offer excludes high school seniors and newborn sessions.

One of my favorite products that I offer with newborns sessions are the custom birth announcements! The cards really stand out and will last a long time because they are printed on thick paper. The cards are 5×7 and can be printed on one or both sides. They come in packs of 25 with envelopes included. One of the things I really love about the cards is that almost everything can be customized. For example, Delainey’s card started with a white background but I changed it to match her blue headband. I always have the client pick out the design they like the best and then we work together to customize it. Here is a small collection of the many cards are available! Which one is your favorite? :)

Delainey: front

Delainey Announcement

Hadley: front

Hadley Birth Announcements

Trapper: front & back

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Cory: front

 Cory Birth Announcement  

Raelyn: front & back

 Raelyn Front

Raelyn Back

When I heard that the company I order backgrounds from was having a huge buy two get one free sale, I knew it was the perfect excuse to go on a mini shopping spree! Here are just a few of the 20 new drops I ordered! Which one is your favorite?! :)

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New Studio Policy

Posted: March 7, 2015 in Uncategorized

Just a quick, friendly post today. Please leave your personal cameras at home or in your purse when you are at the studio or on location with me. I’ve been running into issues with personal cameras interfering with my camera and equipment and and am asking for people to please follow this new policy. Thank you for your cooperation!

No personal cameras

Trapper: Newborn Portraits

Posted: March 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

If you have followed my business for very long, you probably have realized that newborns are one of my absolute favorites to photograph! I love that unlike senior portraits, newborns arrive throughout the entire year so there is never an off season! I still look back at Ryan’s newborn pictures and can’t believe he was ever that small. Newborns can be tricky to photograph and it’s best if they come to the studio within the first ten days after they’re born. If you are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, I offer gift certificates for any amount! I also have a maternity and newborn special; book a maternity session and receive a free newborn session! Life can be pretty hectic once you arrive home from the hospital but with a little pre-planning, you can make sure that you will have beautiful newborn pictures! There’s such a short window where they are still tiny and sleepy, it’s important to talk to your photographer before your baby is born. I am extremely flexible with my schedule when it comes to newborns because I know how tired the parents are but how important these pictures are! Here are some of my favorite pictures from Trapper’s newborn session!











Delaney: Newborn Portraits

Posted: March 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

Meet Delaney! She came to the studio when she was just a week old and was so tiny! She let us get a few pictures of her asleep but then she was determined to stay awake and see what was going on! :) Here are a few of my favorites from her session: