Babies from 11 days to crawlers

Thursday Dec 23, 2010

Enter to win “North America’s Cutest Kid” Contest | Des Moines Childen’s Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:53+00:00 December 23rd, 2010|Babies, Bellies, Kids, Newborns, News, Promos, Teens/Seniors|0 Comments

I am SO excited to be a participating photographer in the 2011 International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid?  I’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The grand prize winner will win a $2500 savings bond, a $2500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card.  The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.

Model Search Special starts January 1, 2011 and ends March 31, 2011:

$75 entrance fee includes a 20-minute model session, an 8×10 print, and one image submitted to the international gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).  Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote.  The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.

Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Contact me now at 888-280-4414, or by email, to enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.    Sessions must be completed between January 1st and March 31st 2011.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.

Monday Dec 20, 2010

Baby T | Des Moines Newborn Photographer

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:53+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Babies, Newborns|0 Comments

These are some images I captured of one week old baby T before we moved to Des Moines. I realized recently that I’d never had a chance to blog these. She was so tiny, and so sweet.  She is also a very lucky little girl who was born to amazing parents,  a big brother and sister who will love on her unconditionally.


Monday Apr 26, 2010

Special “K” babies

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:53+00:00 April 26th, 2010|Babies|3 Comments

These baby girl twins stole my heart right away.  They are both so beautiful, with big, bright eyes and beautiful smiles.  They are at the super fun stage of cruising the furniture.  They were constantly on the move, crawling, pulling up, trying to walk.  It was so funny how one would do something, and the other would immediately try to do it too – like pulling up on mama’s legs and reaching for her hands in order to try to walk.  I love this stage of development.  I loved playing with these little girls, and I look forward to playing some more!

Wednesday Apr 21, 2010

Beautiful or Creepy?

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:53+00:00 April 21st, 2010|Babies, Bellies|2 Comments

The first time I’d seen this done, an example of it was brought to me by my seven year old daughter.  It was inspired by photographer, Jennifer George, whose fine art portraiture takes my breath away.  My daughter had found her book, The Art of Pregnancy Photography, while we were browsing through the local bookstore.  My daughter and I both thought the technique was absolutely beautiful, and I was eager to try it out.   Being a mom, and loving the ultrasound images I have of my own babies, this image of the baby seemingly in utero (albeit, in the breach position instead of vertex), just elicited the same feeling of awe that 4-D ultrasound images did.  However, a few of my friends have thought it was kind of creepy.

This is my first attempt, and I’m pretty pleased with the results.  So is my daughter.  She told me this is one of her favorite photos I’ve done.    It doesn’t hurt that the model is gorgeous, who I have featured here before, as well as her adorable, newborn baby boy.  I will be posting more images of him soon, but I needed to get this one done for a school assignment, so I had to bump it up a bit in my editing queue.    Anyway, I would love to get some feedback on whether you think this is Beautiful or Creepy?

Monday Apr 19, 2010

Black “I” peas in a pod

By | 2017-02-09T16:33:54+00:00 April 19th, 2010|Babies, Portraits|0 Comments

Oh what a fun little set of twin babies these were.  I met with them one afternoon at the park .
They are 6 months old and just getting comfortable sitting on their own.  We used some little black buckets for them to sit in, and they were perfectly content.    When we wanted to try some other poses, little boy, “I” decided he didn’t really want to participate any more, so we tried with little girl “I” and she was happy to pose.  They both loved their big brother “D” so much, they were constantly trying to see where he was.   I also loved how little boy “I” was reaching over and grabbing his sister’s hand.  SO sweet!

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