Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Photos - Cousins

I've been missing from my blog recently because we have been blessed in the Nerpel Household to host my husband's sister and her cute family who have been working out of state over the past few months. We've missed them A TON so this chance to reunite has been wonderful. I've been itching to get them together for a Christmas photo, which I finally did this morning (part one anyway... MY kids were ready to nap and refused to cooperate- typical!)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tucker Turns One

I first met Tucker when he was just 18 days old for his newborn session. He has grown so much in a year! He's on the move now running, climbing and playing :) I highly recommend that parents do the baby's first year packages to ensure that all of these milestones are captured. I got to see Tucker grow from 3 months, 6 months, 9 months (which I just realized missed being blogged... I'll do that now :) and a year :) 

Happy birthday Tucker! You are such a sweet little boy!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Family Photos Post Turkey Day

It's become a tradition at Studio 623 Photography to accommodate a few families around the holidays who are only able to gather together during this busy time of year. I'm always glad when I keep a few appointment open the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas to capture these memories. It's always fun to see the reunion and joy of togetherness. This particular family had a photo on their wall from 10 years prior taken on the same spot on their porch. I was glad to get an updated shot and show how their numbers are growing!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Family Photo Session in The Dalles

I have been hoping to photograph this family since I first met them about a year ago when they were still a family of four :) They are such a sweet and photogenic group! I was happy when they asked me to meet them closer to their home because that meant new scenery and a mini vacation for me... at least for a few hours! We met at a park in The Dalles yesterday and got some great shots before being overcome with cold! I am loving all the shots we got both posed and playful. Enjoy the sneak peek!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Studio 623 Photography Holiday Shoot

It's time for the holidays which marks one important occasion at Studio 623 Photography... my annual client appreciation mini sessions! At the beginning of December I open up my studio to as many of my clients as will fit into a day and set up my holiday backdrop (which may or may not have to retire and be replaced next year... kinda getting tattered). This year I had 14 sessions over the course of 2 days and offered standard along with my holiday backgrounds. I also had a few crafts for sale (even put out some of our famous pickles although Nate would only approve of 4 jars being set out)! 

THANK YOU to all of my amazing clients, who helped make my dream of staying at home with my kids this year come true :) Building my lifelong passion for photography into a business that can support my family while still allowing me time to be a full time Wife and Mom has been a long but very rewarding process. I can't find the words to express how grateful I am to every family who chooses me over a quick drop in at the mall, for every recommendation of my studio to friends, family, even to strangers, and for every engaged couple who entrusts me to capture their most important day. Thank you all so much!!

Here are a few of my favorites for the day: