Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Life is Beautiful!!!

I had always wondered what it would be like to be present for the birth of a baby. Now being the mother of 4, I've been present before, but I wanted to experience it without all of the work and pain that goes into bringing a baby into the world. When my sister became pregnant, I figured that would be my chance. All I had to do was make sure I didn't miss it. Guess who decided to plan a vacation to Florida, less than 3 weeks away from her due date? Of course, me. Thank goodness my niece wasn't ready to make her grand entrance then, and decided to wait until last Sunday, September 4th! I will spare you the details but all I can say is that the female body is amazing. I'm happy I got to witness her birth and was able to capture it. Happy Birthday Baby L! My first birth photography session!

Now, what were the chances of me experiencing yet another birth? Who knows, but one of best friends delivered a healthy baby boy 3 days later....and I was there to capture it as well! Happy Birthday Baby K!

Life is in fact BEAUTIFUL!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Back 2 School

My kids are back in school and excited about learning. I wonder how long that is going to last? Probably longer with the twins who just entered Kindergarten than my 3rd & 6th graders. Anyway, when my 3rd grader brought home his homework folder last Friday, there was an order form in it for.....SCHOOL PHOTOS! I order school photos every year out of a sense of obligation even though I know that I won't really like them. I look at the photos and think, What the ????? This is not how they looked when I sent them off to school. Their hair and/or clothes are messed up, they look stiff, the smile is fake, "something" is in their nose, blah, blah, blah.

This year I have vowed not to order them, well nothing except the class photo. I will photograph them myself! I will have control on how they look and you can too. You can have your comb, brush, & Kleenex in hand, ready to use when needed because I am offering.....

Back 2 School Photos Sessions on September 23rd & 24th @ Priory Park in River Forest, IL

Bring your school aged child/ren to get their photograph taken outdoors to document the start of the school year. Each session will last between 10 - 20 minutes. My packages for this event are discounted from regular session fees so that you have the opportunity to have a beautiful, quality portrait of your child/ren at prices comparable to what you’d pay a school photographer. After your session, 10-15 images from your session will be uploaded to an online proofing gallery for you to select ONE pose for your package.

If you are interested in scheduling a newborn, graduating senior, or an individual session with outfit changes, contact me to schedule a standard session.

Print Packages:
These packages can ONLY be used for a scheduled Back 2 School session.

A: $75 1-11x14, 2-8×10, 2-5×7, 2-3x5, 16 Wallets

B: $60 2-8×10, 2-5×7, 2-3x5, 16 Wallets
C: $50 1-8×10, 2-5×7, 2-3x5, 8 Wallets
D: $40 1-8×10, 2-5×7, 8 Wallets

Choose clothes that are colorful, vibrant, and fun! Use patterns, textures and layers to add visual interest. You can't go wrong with denim as it photographs beautifully. For fun clothing ideas for boys think polo shirts, jea
ns or linen pants, cute hats and button up shirts. For girls, think wispy dresses or jeans. Of course tutus are all the rage right now...what little girl doesn't look cute in one? Come in whatever makes your kid happy!

Reserve your spot now! A $40 deposit is required. Please email or call me to sign up for your session time. info@karlamichellephotography.com or 312.650.9567.

No blog post would be complete without a photo or two, or three, or seven...lol!. Here are some shots from my Back 2 School session with my 5 year old twins. Pics of the older boys coming soon!