A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to attend my superfriend (yes, that is a word!) Michele Anderson’s PinkleToes Workshop for Photographers. I have attended this workshop before, and while many things were the same, there was still so much more I took away from this last time.

Michele is such a wonderful person to learn from. For one, she just doesn’t hold back. If you ask her, she will share willingly. Watching her speak and answer questions from the other attendees, it is clear to me that she genuinely wants you to succeed and thrive in your business. From the time you sign up to weeks after the workshop, no detail is left out and you know that you’re going to leave with so much information you’re not going to know where to start. Which is exactly what happened to me ;) I am still reeling from all the new things I learned!

I didn’t really get to take a whole lot of behind the scenes shots while I was there – I was helping Michele with a project while attending the workshop. So sadly, this is all I have. Here is Michele prepping us for a dreamy maternity shoot on our last morning.

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Before this shoot, we were given some cards at random with creativity exercises on them that we had to incorporate into this quick session. I loved this exercise! There are many times after a session when I realize that I could have tried something that I didn’t or was afraid to. This quick little exercise reminded me that all it takes is five minutes. Five minutes to try something new, something different, something for you. I’m not exactly sure what I had on my cards but this is what I ended up with.

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This last one was my favorite. One of the other attendees was working with our gorgeous model when I left to take a break. I turned around before I headed inside and had to take this shot through the trees. Our mom-to-be was just so lovely.

So if you are a photographer and have been wanting to take a workshop, or even if you’ve taken this one already, GO! You won’t regret it. And if you’d like to see more behind the scenes from this workshop, check out my friend Nicole Leonard Photography – Louisville, CO Lifestyle Photographer and follow our little blog circle ;)

Just a quick sneak peek from this morning’s sweet session!

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It was so good to meet this family this morning. I didn’t have to spend that much time with them, but it was plain to see that she is most definitely the apple of their eyes.

More soon!mdpsig

 

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There are some sessions that make me feel really blessed to be a newborn photographer.  I loved spending my morning with this growing family. Even though they are going through so many changes right now with a new little one in the house, sleepless nights and big brother adjusting to his sweet sister, they just take is all in stride. They are so laid back and obviously thankful for all their blessings. Typically, newborn sessions are super quite and parents tend to tiptoe around (so cute!) but this house had quite a bit going on with house guests and an excited big brother. But these two pro parents were just all smiles for their sweet, sweet girl. I loved that.

 

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I got to meet this precious newborn and his family a couple of months ago in their gorgeous home. These are my favorite kinds of sessions. The kind where I get to take a peek into their daily routine and also take a part in it. I could have photographed mom reading to her daughter all day!

Big sis was still getting used to having her new little brother around so we took a few breaks and some time off to ourselves to play a little and get to know each other. It the easiest thing in the world to photograph a toddler and newborn together but all that getting to know each other paid off as we were able to get some lovely pics of her and her sweet baby brother together. She is already such an awesome big sister! And mom was so very patient and laid back – I love that. And I loved this session as a whole but I think this one may have been my favorite.

If you are expecting and are wanting a in-home lifestyle newborn session, contact us soon so that we can get your session schedule within that first month and you can look back on these stolen moments forever.

Hey guys! Remember me? I’m finally getting back to a regular blogging schedule and I thought I’d start with this fun family lifestyle session. minnette-photography-houston-heights-home-indoor-lifestyle-family-photography

I love, love, love shooting in client homes! I love getting to photograph families in their comfortable and natural state. These are the photos I myself would look back on fondly. Memories of those moments that we may currently take for granted but are the ones we want to remember the most in the future. It’s the little things, like playing on the floor or how wiggly our littles were while we changed their diapers. I love going through my own personal photos (even the blurry, out of focused ones) that we took in our old home. This is what I aim for when I’m shooting a family lifestyle session (but not the blurry, out of focused ones! teehee!)

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Since this little guy was so happy and ready to play, we got to venture outside as well. We hit up a nearby park that they frequent in their neighborhood and he got to stretch out and show off his new moves, like standing and sitting up! And how adorable is his Beatle’s shirt?!? I love it!

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Does this family look familiar to you? They were our 2013 winners from last year! So glad to have gotten to photograph their handsome little man’s six month milestones!

Overall, a fun afternoon for all of us :)

mdpsig