May: A Month in Review - Buffalo, NY Family, Child, Maternity Photographer
I’ve decided to start doing a monthly review of all the wonderful things that happened and give a sneak peek at what’s to come in the upcoming month. As always, I love to chat with you guys so feel free to leave any comments below - which photos were you favorites to see, let me know if you have any questions, or share any ideas of things you’d like to see offered.
Mom Flower Sessions
I can’t believe this was year 3 of my Mom Flower Sessions at Wild Blossom Hollow.
I look forward to these sessions so much because photos of moms with their children is basically what my work revolves around and I adore it so, but also because it kind of officially kicks off the outdoor photo session season. Spring has finally arrived in Western New York when the tulips start growing and the trees start blossoming.
Mother’s Love Sessions
These sessions once again focused on creating beautiful images of mom and child and are held in-studio (or even in your own home). Hair & Makeup was provided by Ashley Fox
New life was celebrated with this beautiful, pink, & springy setup for this little girl’s Newborn Photo Session
It was the most perfect moody, dramatic, and foggy setting for this stunning maternity photo session.
Both of these dress are available in my client closet which is exclusively for my Belle Idee Moms.
Speaking of dresses & maternity sessions….these 4 new dresses were also added to my collection (and there are more on the way and will be updated for next month’s review!)
I can totally see the blue or pink one at the beach with those cotton candy sunset skies. And the brown one would look amazing in a field of tall grass for a great boho vibe.
Ok, and while we’re on the topic of maternity photo sessions & gorgeous dresses in my collection….may I present this stunning fairytale-esque image to you.
With May being here it gets me excited that outdoor photo session season is here….it also gets me excited because May = outside sessions, Outside sessions = beach weather, Beach weather = MERMAID SESSIONS!
And this year I have added these 3 amazing crowns for my mermaids to wear for their photo session.
And if you love the beach but don’t have a little mermaid to bring for a session…..check out these adorable
SAIL AWAY sessions. The remaining dates & times are Sunday June 9th @ 7:30 or 7:45 a.m.
or Saturday June 15th @ 7:45, 8:00, 8:15 a.m.
In-Home Newborn Session
I was so excited to finally meet the little man from this next family. His mom booked her maternity session just a couple of hours before the actual session and it was literally the most magical wintery day we had this year. So, when she contacted me for the newborn session AND mentioned she lived just a hop, skip, and a jump away from a local Lake Erie beach, I couldn’t resist. So much was accomplished in just one hour during this family’s in-home newborn session.
Can I just mention again how much I enjoy springtime in WNY….maybe it’s the long 6 months of cold and colorless scenery, but I really appreciate and just want to absorb every moment of the color and flowers and beauty that arrives in May.
If I were to keep a tally, this might be one of my most photographed families. Not only have they been coming to me since before their oldest was born, that very first maternity session was held in this exact park, in pretty much this exact spot, on almost the exact same date. So much has happened over those 5 years and I am forever grateful that they continue to choose me to photograph and create these priceless images of their beautiful family.
More sessions were photographed this month, I just haven’t gotten around to editing or sharing on my social media yet. So, check back on the last day of June for the next recap. And here’s a look at what else is coming up this month!
Sail Away Sessions
As mentioned above, these sessions are taking place on June 9 & 15th….can’t make one of those days, no worries, you can schedule a regular child session and request the Sail Away look!
Family Mini Sessions
This summer instead of biweekly sessions at Wild Blossom Hollow, I am offering mini sessions at some of my favorite locations all over the Western New York area! This month there is only one date scheduled for these - June 11th @ Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park, NY and I only have 2 times left - 6:30 & 7:00
Click Here to learn more and grab one of these spots!
High School Seniors
It’s that time of year again….good bye Junior year and hello to being the big Senior in the school.
I’m just finishing up my session package offerings for this year and hope to have the SENIOR INFO PAGE ready this weekend. Sessions will start at $250 and scheduling sometime between now and September if your best bet to A- Get on the calendar before I’m booked up and B - will help avoid those last minute “Mom! Omg the deadline for yearbook submissions is on Monday!!”
Also….an amazing, amazing, amazing themed session is going to be announced.
I used three “amazings” because the scenery is beautiful and this session is actually going towards a great cause. A portion of all sessions and product sales is going to be donated to an incredible animal rescue organization. I’m dying to spill the beans but will leave you in suspense.
I believe I will be posting this session announcement Sunday 6/2 on my FACEBOOK page
I think that’s all I have to share for now. I will say that I can count on one hand the number of evenings I have left in June. So, contact me below to chat about setting up a session in June, or any month this summer.
By looking at my calendar and seeing what’s to come, I honestly am so pumped for this summer and the incredible images I know are going to be created. My families are the best and I’m full of gratitude that I get to work and create for all of you!
- Kellie :)