Kristen!! Get in here!

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Kristen!! Get in here!

OMG...that is all I have to say! You are amazing!

http://kristenprivett.com/2011/10/03/a-fall-apple-stand-chico-family-photographer/

I'm going to need some details on this shoot. Did you make the stand? Bring all the props? Did you have the family decide what to wear, or did you dress them?

I want this all! We just did our professional pictures yesterday and now I'm really feeling like we should have come to you. My guy is good. Very good, but he is not all that child friendly, nor as creative as you are. He mainly does automotive and fashion photography so 2 toddlers are out of his element. But his pictures are beautiful. I'm seriously bummed these photos are not of my family. I L.O.V.E them!

Next time I'm bringing my business to CA. Maybe in the spring....

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Wonderful pictures!

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LOL, thank you!

Let's see, details... My wonderful DH made the stand. He is SO supportive of me and thankfully loves to build also. He made it and even drove down with Jackson and I to set up, then watched Jackson during the session.

I've had this vision in my head for about 3 weeks. Thankfully I was already talking about doing a session with Charissa, so when I brought up the idea, she was all for it. I told her a color scheme and she went with it, made her daughter's headband, and made the bunting for the stand to match. I know her family and know how adorable they are, so I knew they were a perfect fit for this vision.

I already had mason jars, paper straws, and red cupcake wrappers. All I had to do was make cupcakes (out of a box) and caramel apples (which were a PITA to make). I already had the red chair, Charissa brought a few more!

Charissa and I have slowly been working out a great work relationship Smile She makes headbands and knit hats, and I take the pictures for her, which equals pictures for her etsy site for her, and free headbands to use for me. I was telling her that this spring we should do a spring-type "Sweet Shop" mini-sessions with the stand and use spring colors, and have her headbands for sale for clients to buy for their session. It just has happened to work out to be a great team! I'm always handing out her cards and she has mine as well.

My biggest stressor was the location, the apple orchard I had planned on, I called and they were super rude. This one was a happy accident. The owners are SO nice!

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I agree -- those photos are GORGEOUS! I love everything about them. The location is perfect!

Maybe you could photoshop Amber's family in to some of them?! LOL!

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Wow! Those are fantastic! What a great idea. Smile

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"AshnBill" wrote:

I agree -- those photos are GORGEOUS! I love everything about them. The location is perfect!

Maybe you could photoshop Amber's family in to some of them?! LOL!

Genius! Smile

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Completely perfect! You are so talented, Kristen!

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"AshnBill" wrote:

I agree -- those photos are GORGEOUS! I love everything about them. The location is perfect!

Maybe you could photoshop Amber's family in to some of them?! LOL!

Can you do my family too? I love that idea.

I love her headband that she made her daughter - I looked at her shops but didn't see it listed there.

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"Jenn0113" wrote:

Can you do my family too? I love that idea.

I love her headband that she made her daughter - I looked at her shops but didn't see it listed there.

Ditto. I was wondering where her headbands were too? I'll have to keep an eye on her shop.

Thankfully, my own professional pictures turned out pretty good, so I can hold off on the photoshopping and just come out next time for my own session. Wink What do you think, Jenn- road trip?

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"Lavender444" wrote:

Ditto. I was wondering where her headbands were too? I'll have to keep an eye on her shop.

Thankfully, my own professional pictures turned out pretty good, so I can hold off on the photoshopping and just come out next time for my own session. WinkWhat do you think, Jenn- road trip?

Road trip half way across the country with 4 kids - I can't possibly find anything crazy about that!

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Yeah, sometimes the headbands are offered after I photograph them. She doesn't put them in her shop until she has pictures. I'm going to have to tell her that one of the top questions I'm getting is of people wanting that headband!

Sooo glad your pictures turned out well Amber. I can't wait to see them!

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That is great! I love it! I always wish we could do a session like that, but honestly it is just too pricey for us. JcPenney it is! Sad

As for the headband, it is super cute. My girls would have it off in about 10 seconds flat. They either wear their hair in a ponytail or pigtails or it covers their face and looks like a mess. I guess that is what I get when I have 22-month-olds that have hair down past their shoulders.

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Jenn- You big chicken! Don't let that 2nd child thread scare you too much. it's totally doable. Wink

Melanie- Have you checked your local Craigslist to see if someone has better prices for you?

I look at mine a lot and found someone in my area yeaterday that was offering 1 hr session, 8 touched up photos and a CD of all the images for less than 100. then you can print yourself where you want to. Around the holidays they seem to offer great deals too. Might be worth stalking.

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i agree! beautiful photos. lovely. lovely.

so, what big city is chico close to? maybe we could do a meet-up there and then have a day full of pg.org mini-sessions!

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"hollyloo" wrote:

i agree! beautiful photos. lovely. lovely.

so, what big city is chico close to? maybe we could do a meet-up there and then have a day full of pg.org mini-sessions!

I am 100% on board with this. I'm hoping I can talk a grandparent into coming along and we'll do Disney too. then send the kiddos home with the grandparents and G and I move on to wine country.