When I was pregnant (ok so since day 1) I knew I wanted to stay at home with by babies. I’ve been home with Aaron for 4 years and Olive joined us 17 months ago. Staying at home, I’ve had these moments where I just wished there was someone following us around photographing our day together. I burn the moment into my brain and hope it sticks.
Like when Aaron was 2 and we would race outside to watch the garbage truck pick up our tote. He’d sit in my lap and we would wave, hoping to get a “beep beep!” in return. Or when Olive will random turn to me and give me an eskimo kiss. These little amazing moments that I want to freeze.
Of course I have the photos of my kids doing most of these things on their own…but I wish I was in them. Can you believe it…I should know better. I should have hired someone (and I still should!) to take an everyday session for me. I want my kids to have a snapshot, just an idea, of what we did during the day together. What our days were filled with, how much fun we had and how loved they were.
So wether you are a stay at home mom, or you are taking the day off work to enjoy your little one(s), this type of session is for you. *Every Day At-Home Sessions*.
We’ll schedule a time for me to come to your home and photograph you with your babies, doing every day things. Going for a walk or bike ride, playing in the grass, making cookies, chalking on the driveway, blowing bubbles etc… it’s nothing that takes planning…it’s just a relaxed, fun day at home. A session that shows your little ones personalities while they’re in their element…with YOU! If you really don’t want to be in them…well, ok 😉 But you should be! At least a few!
Every Day At-Home Session ($350):
- 1-2 hour session at your home
- Minimum of 40 edited images
- Online gallery of all edited images
- All digital files, via gallery download
Email me to set up your session at Erica@photerica.com.
These moments…don’t let them by! xo
I know it’s hard to imagine at the moment, but spring IS coming. It is, I promise! The first thing everyone does when the weather warms up is break out their cameras to get fun photos of their kids playing outside. They want good photos wether it’s bright and sunny or dark and cloudy. And you should have them! If you have a camera that you spent a good chunk of change on and still have yet to use it the way you know it should be used…sign up for my class! Learn NOW so that you can practice and be ready when the weather warms up.
We’ll spend 1-2 hours together 1:1, chatting about:
* how to take better photos in low light and bright light (indoors and outdoors!)
* using your camera in manual mode
* basics of your camera and how/when to adjust different features (shutter, aperture, ISO)
* best ways to practice using your camera
* answers to all of your questions and areas you’re having trouble with
We spend time on what YOU want to learn in addition, so that you walk away feeling good about what you’ve learned. And you can always contact me if you run into questions along the way 😉
We’ll pick a time and place that works for you and has the right light settings so that you can actually PRACTICE and LEARN while you’re with me. The best way to learn is to do! I’ll provide you with a cheat sheet of everything we learned so that you don’t need to take as many notes and can focus on your camera.
Trust me. Learn to use your camera. These are your kids, your pets, your friends and family…your life you are documenting. Make sure you have great photos to remember these moments by!
Classes are $150 for up to 2 hours. Discounts are available if you bring a friend!
One thing I love and encourage all my clients to do is bring their dog(s) along for their session, or at least part of it. Pups are such an important part of the family, why leave them out? They greet us happily every time we walk in the door, or even in the room, they snuggle up to us when we’re down, they help our kids learn how to be gentle and learn responsibility and more importantly they love us. They love us all day, every day just for being there.
While I always love a mini-pup session, I think it’s even more important to have one when they are older, a little slower, and time is not on their side. Take 30 minutes to spend time with your pup and take home photos that you will have forever. ❤
They will love the time with you, and you will love the memories them.
This June I will joining up with a local business to offer mini-pup sessions. A portion of the proceeds with go to a local shelter. Details to come. xo
*Now booking spring sessions and summer events!* Erica@photerica.com
I did it. I logged back into my blog after…wait for it…a YEAR! Ugh, I swore I wouldn’t abandon my blog after rebuilding it. And then came Olive. My beautiful little girl who has completed our family ❤ However, she was not what I would call a good sleeper. For the ENTIRE first year! And so at the end of the day, when the kids were in bed and I was supposed to jump on my computer to keep up with my blog…I went to bed instead. Or laid on the couch and watched cooking shows, or read my book. I was tired, oh so tired. And my blog went ignored.
I’m happy to report that Olive is now sleeping through the night (and getting better at naps), and I am kind of getting better at organizing my time. So here I am again, more awake than before, promising not to ignore my blog this year 🙂 I’ll be updating it with last years sessions to make up for lost time.
I’m SO excited to share this session with you all! My friends Jen and Bob are expecting baby #3 and wanted to have a relaxed at-home session of their family of 4 before it became a family of 5. I loved this idea! At home sessions capture the every day moments that you don’t want to forget, the fun activities that you want recorded with you IN the photos and is just a nice way to have some family time that you can print out for your album.
We baked cookies, played in the soon-to-be baby’s room, did some cuddling on the couch and of course playing, laughing and swooning over mama’s beautiful belly along the way.
Baby is due soon! And I’m so excited to go back for another fun, relaxed at-home session. This time with a family of 5 😀 xo