I love Twins
Well, we do anyway. Every baby is a miracle, no question. But twins? I am fascinated by the fact that two people start out so close from the beginning of their existence. They will grow together, experience the same home, parents and environment, but ultimately they can be really similar or two totally different people. Of course with a boy and a girl you expect that, but I still can't help but want to know how they turn out.
I always tell parents 90% of newborn photography is patience. It really is true. I spend so much time wrapping and posing babies after rocking and feeding that there may be 30 minutes between setups. The finished images are so rewarding. I would equate it to studying really hard for an exam on which you get an A. When you have one baby sleeping beautifully and posed well you feel great. When you have two? You feel like you've won the lottery.
Here are a few of our favorite images from a recent newborn twin shoot. They were a pleasure to work with. Enjoy!
Germantown High School SeniorBeautiful Jenna in her prom dress
Are you a Junior, or parent of a Junior considering where to go for your Senior Photos? Would you like an opportunity to participate in several themed shoots throughout the school year in addition to your personal senior photo session? This year we are offering a unique opportunity for a select few Senior clients to be a part of our Modeling Club.
What exactly does this mean?
Throughout the year we will host several themed photography days either at the studio or on location. The members of the club will be invited, treated to hair and makeup and will shoot additional images that can be added to your portfolio. At the end of the year, you will have several sessions in addition to your standard session from which you may order images.
Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what we are thinking:
Did you love your prom dress so much and you want to wear it one more time? Want to wear a friend's dress? We will provide an opportunity to dress up again and go on location and shoot outside with professional lighting! There is never an additional cost to you for the event. However, it is only open to those who are part of this program.
Retro Hollywood Glam
Love those old movie poster and the look from the classics of Hollywood? This session will feature designs that reflect that era, as well as hair and make-up.
Designer Fashion Day
We work with a ton of local designers on other projects, and several have offered to bring in their wardrobes for a day of modeling in the studio!
Denim and Cowboy boots
Wear your cutest boots and shorts and shoot with some friends. Channel your inner Carrie and have fun doing it!
Every wanted to wear one of these awesome dresses made from a parachute? Here is your chance!
How do you become a member?
All members will meet the following guidelines:
What does the $300 membership fee include?
Are you ready to be one of our models? Call or contact us at www.perfectpearphotos.com or via our Facebook Page. We are excited to work with you!
Scott and Connie
What do you call that?
A fun fact about me is I am a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who decided to start a photography career after 13 years of nursing. I loved working with children and infants at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and I would not trade the experience for the world. What an honor to have a small part in caring for so many children and families for so many years. I saw some teeny tiny premature infants in NICU, children with runny noses and big tonsils at the ENT clinic, and gave support on the phone to so many nervous parents with questions.
Every now and again I find myself pulling out random anatomy names and medical conditions when I work with these babies. Frequently Scott and I Skype and I ask him "do you know what the hair is called?". I feel pretty smart for about 2 seconds and then he starts talking about physics and I'm silenced. He's way smarter than me.
The hair on their bodies
This little girl had a ton of hair on her head as well as her body, it is called lanugo. It's the little details of the newborn body that never stop fascinating me. Their little perfect fingers and toes, the tiny milia on their nose and the sucking pads that some babies have at birth. Some newborns have eyelashes, some don't, but they're all perfect little specimens of life from the get go.
I still get my baby fix
We are both super comfortable with children and babies and absolutely love capturing them. Scott's wife has an in home daycare that provides him with nonstop opportunities for child interaction and sideline parenting, and I'm a mom to two boys who are the center of my world.
I miss working as an NP on occasion, but I tell parents that I still have the opportunity to interact with babies but now I see them healthy. Scott is very generous letting me do all the swaddling and posing, he knows I would feel deprived if he took over that part of the session. I'll leave the easy stuff like lighting up to him :)
We practice what we preach!!!!!!!
This past Christmas Chad and I took our boys to Florida for a trip to Disney and Cocoa Beach. It was a much needed break for all of us. Part of the trip was supposed to a be a 5K on New Years Day but I ended up injuring my foot and couldn't do it. I was a little bummed out but trip was still fun.
While there I scheduled a beach family photography session with Erika Hopkins Photography, Orlando. She did a fantastic job interacting with our boys and making us all relaxed despite the fact that it was the coldest day of the week at 40 degrees (I had super cute shorts and t-shirts planned by the way). The end images are lovely.
It was important for me to document our lives together right now---Sully is growing up very fast and Murray isn't too far behind. I know that before I know it they'll be in high school and then off to college. When that happens I'll have these images to look back on. Not only will they be in a book I've ordered but they will be on my wall!!! I don't believe images should stay on a CD. I don't think they should be on your computer either---they need to be on a place where you see them EVERY DAY--your walls! Your families are your most beautiful art and should be treated as such.
Scott and I want to freeze your family in time. We want to make beautiful art to put on your walls. We want to preserve your memories forever.
Image by Erika Hopkins Photography
The Importance of Styling in Newborn Photography
Baby Loves His Teddy BearBaby Loves His Teddy Bear We put out a newborn model call last week and the calls and participation have been wonderful! This little baby girl was a dream to work with.
Styling Newborn Photos
I am a huge fashion girl and love putting together little "sets" and looks for babies. I spend way too much time and money shopping. Every time I'm at a store I look at different containers and textiles for styling. Will this scarf look good in a bowl? What is the diameter of this basket? Everything is a possible layer of an image.
We absolutely love neutral and subtle images because less if often more, but sometimes a punch of color is just what the image needs. Scott and I put purple of this lady because she has a wonderful head of dark hair and really nice skin. The color didn't overwhelm her at all. We then placed her on a vintage crochet textile that made the image very sweet.
Making It Personal
We are not opposed to using sentimental objects in your shoots as long as it fits with our aesthetic. I'm not a huge fan of enormous flowers on heads, I prefer dainty ones, but a special blanket can be a nice addition. Another great way to make your image personal is by adding a sibling. We love adding family members to your shoot. It's a huge blessing to have a new baby as a parent and siblings are excited too!!!!! When you schedule with us we will take all of your requests and use them to make your images yours.
We would love to work with you!
~Scott and Connie
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