I have been dying to share this session here and show off some of the gorgeous senior portraits of Miss Samantha Kruse! I have known the Kruse family for many years, as Melody has been my Mary Kay consultant for about 8 years (or more?) and daughter Jessie has been our babysitter extraordinaire for almost as long. Sammie has occasionally joined in for some tag-team babysitting with her sister, but planning and creating her Senior Portrait Collection was really the first chance I’d had to spend time with her and get to know her better.
As most of you know, my primary focus in the studio is on younger children but it is so exciting to step out of the box once in a while and I couldn’t have been more excited about working with Sammie. Sammie and I, along with her mom, exchanged lots of ideas by email and phone before meeting in person to look at clothing and chat about ideas. By the day of the session I felt like we were prepared to capture some lovely images celebrating Sammie’s accomplishments but I was completely unprepared for the amount of laughter and fun we had! Sammie was a trooper through all the clothing changes, background changes, and my really lame jokes – by the end of the session we were all exhausted but I knew we had created something special together. The image at the top of this post is my absolute favorite but so many of them just make me smile, so I hope you enjoy them too!
Sammie, thank you for sharing so much of yourself with me and allowing me to capture this special part of your life. Congratulations on all you have accomplished and best wishes and much laughter in the future.
Fall Family Portraits in the Park will be held on October 13 and 14, 2012. Mini-sessions are designed to be a quick and easy way to fit a portrait session into your busy schedule. Create a wonderful keepsake for your family – book your mini-session now! Call the studio or email for available times – 919.597.0259.
After a super-busy Holiday season, I’m finally able to take a quick moment to update the blog and want to share a few favorites from Alexander’s session. At 7 months old, he was already quite interested in the world around him and I really enjoyed getting to play with him in the studio. I loved his curiousity and happy smile (despite the teething!) and how laid-back he was during his entire session – what a cutie!