The G family came to me looking for something different for Levi's one-year old portraits and cake smash. It was also important that we include Junior, the four-legged member of their family in the family portraits I'd also be taking during their photography session. Together, we designed the perfect session for them. In order to stay within ordinances, we planned Levi's cake smash session for the Pensacola dog beach. This is a beautiful stretch of sand at Pensacola Beach where families and their dogs can enjoy the beach together.
We started with family pictures because once baby gets into the frosting, it's all over.
Once the family pictures were finished, it was time for Levi's Pensacola Beach cake smash!
One of my favorite parts was when Levi shared his cake with Junior.
What's a cake smash without a little cleanup afterwards?
It was such fun bringing my little tub out onto the beach for Levi's post cake smash bath!
Whether you're looking for an indoor, traditional cake smash for your little one's one-year old pictures or you'd prefer something outdoors or out-of-the-ordinary, I'm sure we can come up with something perfect!
A new year is upon us and I am so excited about what is to come with my little photography business! Everyday I hear parents (first time parents especially) wanting to make sure they're documenting baby's first year - capturing those precious milestones. And that's exactly what my "Watch Me Grow" baby plans were created to do! In order to provide Pensacola area parents affordable options to have baby's first year professional photographed, I've created 3 separate baby plans ranging from mommy's Maternity Portrait session through baby's 1 year/ cake smash pictures.
Oh, and did I mention that these sessions take place in your home or location of your choosing? No packing up baby and gear!
I bring everything to you!
Watch Me Grow - Ultimate - Bump to Cake
Includes 6 sessions covering baby's 1st year plus $100 print credit for $1250 ($1500 value)
Watch Me Grow - Milestones - Pick 4
Includes your choice of 4 sessions during baby's 1st year plus $50 print credit for $900 ($1075 value)
Watch Me Grow - Bump to Baby
Includes the following 2 sessions plus $50 print credit for $500 ($650 value)
Pensacola area baby plans can be booked as early as you’d like. All that’s required is a signed contract and paid retainer fee (30% of the package price). Your due date goes on my calendar and that’s it! Maternity sessions are scheduled when mom is between 26 and 34 weeks (depending on how much you’re showing), and Milestone sessions (3, 6, and 9 months) are scheduled as we go along.
I also offer payment plans to help make capturing these fleeing moments of baby’s first year as do-able as possible. No one should miss out on having professional photography!
As a little added bonus, all Gulf Coast clients who book one of my "Watch Me Grow" baby plans before March 1st will receive 3 custom 3x3 mini accordion albums as a special gift!
Since 1 year/ Cake Smash sessions are for up to 1 hour of coverage, often times we start with a few family portraits, then move on to individuals of the birthday boy or girl, and end with the cake smash portion. This allows the parents to have a lot of variety of pictures.
Just like Newborn sessions, I bring the entire shoot to the client's home or location of their choosing within south Alabama and Northwest Florida.
Mason's parents decided to have his 1 year portraits taken at a nearby park on Escambia Bay. We started with some super cute 1 year pictures by the water and then he had a wardrobe change for his cake smash.
A new year (like a new baby) signals a new beginning – a fresh start – a dream of new things to come. And that’s appropriate for us. Because for 2017 I’m thrilled to announce our new Watch Me Grow – Baby Plans. Our Baby Plans will provide Gulf Coast and Pensacola area mothers-to-be 3 different Baby Plan options – covering mommy’s Maternity Portrait session through baby’s 12-month portraits and Cake Smash session.
Of course, I’ll still offer individual Maternity, Newborn, and Milestone portrait sessions – but by booking a Watch Me Grow – Baby Plan package, you will receive up to $450 in savings off the A La Carte session pricing!
Do I have your attention yet?
Here’s the details about the Watch Me Grow Plans for baby’s first year.
Watch Me Grow – Ultimate – From Bump to Cake
This Package includes the following 6 Sessions from pregnancy through baby’s 1st year as well as a $100 print credit for only $1150 (a value of $1600)
Maternity Portraits – 1 hour
Watch Me Grow – Select – Pick 4
This package includes your choice of 4 of the following sessions during baby’s 1st year plus a $75 print credit for only $850 (a value of $1125)
Maternity Portraits – 1 hour
Watch Me Grow – Bump to Baby
This package includes the following 2 sessions as well as a $50 print credit for only $450 (a value of $625)
Each individual session in the Watch Me Grow Baby Plan includes your choice of 10 edited, high-resolution images via digital download from that session as well as a print release and online image hosting from your first session through 60 days after the last session.
Pensacola area baby plans can be booked as early as you’d like. All that’s required is a signed contract and paid retainer fee (30% of the package price). Your due date goes on my calendar and that’s it! Maternity sessions are usually scheduled when mom is between 26 and 34 weeks (depending on how much you’re showing), and Milestone sessions (3, 6, and 9 months) are scheduled as we go along.
I even offer payment plans to help make “Capturing timeless portraits of fleeing moments” of your baby’s first year with as do-able as possible. No one should miss out on having professional photography!
Contact me at: email@example.com today to book your very own Watch Me Grow Baby Plan!
It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to show off some the awesome photography products that we carry. Plus, since I’ve added a few more goodies, what better way to introduce them than to show them off!
Since it is the Christmas season, I am going to start off with these super cute, and affordable, custom Christmas ornaments. On the left is a bamboo ornament that comes in your choice of 13 sizes & shapes (the one show is 4″x2.5″). They’re ~1/4″ thick and show the beautiful, natural grain of the bamboo through the image. On the right is a sweet metal ornament that can be ordered in the design shown or a snowflake.
These ornaments not only look lovely on your own tree, they make a fantastic gift for grandparents!
Next up is an item I’ve been proudly using for 2 months now: a custom cell phone case.
What a great way to show off your babies – without having to even unlock your phone screen.
Cases are black rubber grip with interchangeable photo inserts. These aren’t sold as “protective cases” like Otterbox, Lifeproof, etc – BUT, my toddler has dropped and thrown my phone multiple times on quite a few different surfaces, and so far, no damage has occurred to my Samsung S6.
Cases are available for the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPad Mini, and iPhones 4, 5, 6, & 6 Plus.
The base order includes 1 case and 1 insert – additional inserts can be added to your order or ordered at a later date.
The gorgeous picture above is my 2nd favorite new product: the 3″x3″ accordion mini album. This beautiful, sturdy mini album comes with your choice of up to 10 customizable panels and your choice of cover: fabric, leathers, suede, or (my personal fave) custom photo. Accordion Mini albums come in sets of 3 boxed up in a little manilla colored box – PERFECT for grandparent gifts (can you not just picture grandma whipping this out of her purse to show off to everyone) or as a display in mom or dad’s office!
Next up, you can NEVER go wrong with a custom, 1 1/2″ gallery wrap canvas! It’s classic, it’s sturdy, and you don’t even need a frame.
Each gallery wrap canvas is finished with saw-tooth hangers and corner bumpers.
I’ll wrap up with something many of us are knee deep in this time of year – Christmas cards.
I am proud to offer, high quality, customized Press-Printed & Foil Pressed greeting cards in a variety of sizes.
Custom designed cards are perfect for new baby announcements, Birthday invitations, Graduation announcements, Christmas cards, etc.
So, now you’ve seen the beautiful, high quality, and affordable products we carry for our clients. But, just because you don’t see it here doesn’t mean we can’t get it. So, if there’s ever something special that you have in mind, just ask!
When Corinne’s mommy first contacted me months before her birthday inquiring whether or not I photograph parties in the Pensacola, FL area, I told her no. Photographing parties really isn’t my “thing.” I’m more of a set up the kiddo with fun things to interact with for portraits than a wander the party capturing family moments kinda gal. But, when she messaged me a couple weeks before the party in a bit of a panic because the photographer she’d lined up had cancelled, I, of course, jumped in to help!
And, I’m so glad I did, because, how adorable is this kiddo and how sweet is this family?
The party was full of adorable details all stemming from the adage, "it's not a party if there aren't balloons."
And this little miss LOVED not only the attention, but the cake too!
A what's a party without an impromptu family portrait?
I am lucky enough to have wonderful clients who choose to return to me for their family portraits. Over the past 2 weeks, I've had the pleasure of taking new pictures of 2 different return client families.
On July 27th, I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph a 1st Birthday Cake Smash session for sweet Alexandra. It was just over a year ago that her mom contacted me from her hospital room, only hours after giving birth to book me for Alexandra's newborn portrait session. I am loving getting to watch this little one grow!
Oh, and did I mention how much I LOVE the soft pink and gold theme her mom chose? LOVE it!
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, mom-bun rocking, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.