2019 is the year of babies. First up in January, meet Blake Elizabeth. There is something extra special about Blake's Mom, Katie. We've been friends for over 25 years, since the first grade. So needless to say, photographing your best friend becoming a mom, well tears appeared in my eyes. And then Kevin, whom I've known since high school, was a pure natural with his daughter. And the way Blake just looked at her Daddy, melts your heart. Katie & Kevin were high school sweethearts, so watching your dear friends through life's major milestones and then becoming parents is amazing. Take a peak at Blake's newborn session, she smiled, slept and had such an amazing session.
As busy season was coming to an end, one of my last sessions of 2018, was meeting sweet baby Giuliano. His mom owned one of my favorite gyms ever, MB Fitness & since has become a friend, not just a trainer. Watching you become a mother though, my favorite.
Newborn sessions, can go in so many directions. I always like to let the baby & family lead the way. Have all the different props I want to use, and also have all the personalized props out as well. From there, I let the session unfold.
December babies, Christmas decor is usually incorporated. This time, instead of incorporating a Christmas Tree, or Christmas lights, Mom & Dad had already made a personalized stocking and plaid pajamas. Which couldn't have been more perfect. Dogs are also apart of families, so big brother Gus was also included in photos, and gave kisses to his little brother.
2015 is one for the books! It's been an extremely busy year with lots of sessions & weddings & even two engagement proposals, and I wouldn't have it any other way. So wonderful to see so many families come back this year, and one in particular whose family I have been photographing for 5 years, and 3 kids later. It has been a blessing watching all my clients' continue to grow over the years', and cannot wait to see what 2016 has in store! As the New Year approaches, I want to take this time to thank each and every one of your for allowing me to photograph your families, milestones, events & at ast memories. I truly love what I do, YES, even during the busiest months of the year (September-December) when I want to lose my mind & not only stressed out with holiday's but with working around the clock to meet deadlines, at the end of the day, when I'm ediitng or creating an album, it's those moments that I forget how stressed I am.
2015 Weddings, was the biggest year I've ever had of Weddings with 17 in the books! Thank you all for trusting in me and allowing me to be apart of your day. Many of you have turned from clients' to friends and I cannot wait continue to photograph you for years to come! So many awesome vendors & venues I got to work with this year and looking forward to referring them as well! *Be on the look out during the next few months, as all these weddings will be blogged so you can see all the amazing details, venue & vendor information as well!
Finally, thank you to my two second shooters, Katie & Ron for all your amazing help this year. Ron photographed two weddings with me & Katie photographed 14! Katie has been my wedding other half this year, and we could even write a book on behind the scenes at weddings. :) Thank you very much Katie Hall Photography on all your hard work and looking foward to another full year of weddings in 2016! OUr October Wedding, Clark the Cub came in as a surprise from the bride to the groom, was a photo op even for the photographers, who are Cubs Fans!
[Photo taken with Iphone]
2014, has come & gone, but what a year it was. From 12 Weddings from the previous blog post, to 85 full family, baby, and children sessions, 10 Corporate sessions and 8 Full Grand Baby Sessions, that I get to see all year long and of course my favorite part, watching them grow. Working to make this year go even smoother and revamping a few things, but my goal for 2015 is to have all these numbers go up at least by 1 for next years blog post.
These photos are in no particular order, shuffled by complete random. You may wonder why you see some families with a variety of photos, they may have wanted a few different sessions throughout the year, or they are apart of the Baby Grand Program. Ask for details if you aren't sure what that includes.
Sit back & enjoy Erin Stefanik Photography's Families!
Rose turned 9months this month, and has gotten so big since last month. She's crawling around like crazy, talking, laughing and has quite the personality. And her eyes just melt your heart!