Last Monday I got more baby snuggles in, my favorite!!! Baby Daniel was born on December 14th and in these pictures he is 7 days new. Just look at that smile, those chubby cheeks, and his ten tiny toes! He was such a beautiful, alert baby and did a great job for his first photo shoot!
Last weekend I traveled to Collegeville for this little lady's first birthday party. Mom had picked out 2 adorable outfits for her to wear and had a beautiful dessert table on display. The decorations and cake even coordinated with Marin's outfits. While I was there, I was able to photograph Marin with her relatives and was a first hand witness to the love that surrounds her and the entire family. It made me wish I had hired someone else to take pictures at my own kids' parties!
The rate at which my business grew this year is beyond my comprehension. When I started in July/August I assumed I would get maybe 1 or 2 clients a month, doing this more as a hobby. I don't think there is any way I could have imagined having 30 full-session clients and 18 mini-session clients in a matter of 5 months. My January 2016 also has 4 newborns and a sitter milestone session booked. I also have clients already booked in April, APRIL!
These last two months have been extremely hard for my family with me going from a full-time mom to a busy business-owner, 2 unexpected deaths of close relatives (my grandfather and aunt), and illness after illness for my kids, BUT, I still seriously feel extremely blessed and fortunate! I LOVE what I do and I LOVE all my wonderful clients who are supporting me in this journey.
Something else I LOVE is when I finally get a chance to take pictures of my own children. This is my daughter, 15 months old, and her first time at the indoor children's water area at Longwood Gardens. We were there for breakfast with Santa (which did not go well - she only screamed and did not want to go near him, much to our disappointment, oh well...), so thankfully I had my camera with me when we decided to quickly stop over at the Conservatory. The excitement and pure joy on her face made all the stress of the last couple of months just disappear. And, once I finally got these images on my computer, I was able to relive that moment all over again.
This is what photographs do - they freeze a moment in time, a moment you can look back on year after year, and they make you smile. I wish I could say we will all live forever, but we won't, so make as many memories as you can today. Take pictures, have your picture taken, capture those memories, and get those pictures printed - BIG and ON YOUR WALL! Life can change in a blink of an eye, book your session today and let your memories live on in beautiful photographs! Thank you to all my past, present, and future clients. I LOVE you all and I LOVE your support!
Last weekend I had the pleasure of having this handsome boy in my studio for his newborn session. He was a very special, and surprise, Thanksgiving present to his parents. Welcome to the world adorable Freddie!
Last week I went back to Lancaster, PA to photograph a former co-workers new baby boy, Connor. Born more than a week early at only 6lbs 1oz, he was teeny tiny and reminded me of my own peanuts when they were born. But, he was a much better sleeper! In fact I think he was my sleepiest, most easy going baby so far. He only woke up when we went upstairs to his nursery for parent shots. Mom and Dad sure are blessed with this little bundle of joy! Come on now, just look at that adorableness!! I wish I could share more of the fantastic holiday set-ups we did, but Mom is saving them as a surprise for their holiday cards. ;-) For those of you on their list, get ready for the cuteness overload!
Last weekend I had this little sweetheart in my studio. Lily is 4 months old and such a girly-girl already. Mom brought a bunch of adorable outfits for her and I made sure we used them all, including her mermaid outfit! 4 months can sometimes be a tough age because babies can't sit by themselves yet and have found their hands, which are always in their mouth. That's why I overshoot at these sessions to ensure that we get plenty of great shots for the gallery. Check out Lily's adorableness below!
The Sunday before Thanksgiving I had a session with this wonderful family. Little Henry and big sister Sawyer are absolutely adorable! Henry was a tough cookie to crack, but I did get a couple of half smiles from him and I'm pretty sure Sawyer would have let me take her picture all day as long as I had enough gummies. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I feel so lucky to have a place like Longwood Gardens right down the street. Even on as cold of days as this, we had a nice, warm, beautiful place to take pictures at. I also feel so lucky that I get to work with so many incredibly nice families, such as this one, who are trusting me enough to capture memories and freeze time in photographs they can look back on for years to come.
I am Kristen Yeager, a portrait photographer specializing in maternity, newborns, babies, children and families. I am based in Kennett Square, PA (Chester County) but also serve West Chester, Landenberg, Malvern, Downingtown, Exton, West Grove, Oxford, Media, King of Prussia, parts of Lancaster County, Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, northeast Maryland, and surrounding areas.