Kylie and Keira

A few years ago, I shot Keira's one-year photos. This month, I got invited back to shoot her younger sister Kylie's one-year photos, and some of the girls together. So here's a little peek of what came out of our session…


Giveaway time!!

It's November, a month for sharing things we're thankful for, and a time right before the Christmas holidays where we share gifts with people we care about. Because of the time of year, because everyone loves free stuff, and because I'm thankful for all of my clients and followers, we're doing a giveaway!! It's open to anyone in the contiguous U.S., and you have your choice of three prizes to choose from.

You can choose from: 1) A signed copy of my photography book "Less Pin-up, More Pin-down". 2) Your choice of any sticker set from Sticky Bellies (options include a maternity 12-40 weeks set, newborn-12 months or 13-24 month sets, Baby's first holidays, or Baby's milestone sets.). Or 3) If you've had or have a session (full or mini) with us any time between August and December 2014, you can win an extra (free) high-res digital download from that session.

There's 7 ways to gain entry points, and some of them you can do once a day. THREE winners will be randomly selected on November 24th!

Thanks for following us here and thinking of us when it's time to get photographs made of you and your loved ones. Please continue to share the BlondeShot Creative love with others and help to get our name out there. Just click on the "Giveaway" tab at the top of our Facebook page to enter. Good luck!


Babywearing Portraits

Last month, I celebrated International Babywearing Week with local group Anklebiter Adventures, and shot 16 wonderful babywearing families for a charity fundraiser event. Funds were raised for both the Anklebiter's free lending library program, as well as for The Carrying On Project, which sends baby carriers to military families. Below is just a sampling of images from these sessions. We had such a great time, and raised enough to send 15 brand new carriers out to families who needed them! During our BW photo sessions, we got to shoot moms and their baby's, moms and toddlers, a grandfather and grandson, a tandem wearing mama, a couple of families (husbands included), a couple of siblings, AND a couple of babywearing kids too! To see more Babywearing photos, you can also visit the album on our Facebook page.


Hope for Baby Marion

You may remember this couple from a shoot I did early this year... This mama was expecting at the time, and had a beautiful baby girl about three months ago. Unfortunately, they have been going through any parents worse nightmare for the past two weeks, as that sweet baby was on life support, having suffered brain and optical hemorrhaging. I don't normally share these kinds of things, especially on this page, but I'm making the exception this time. The mama is not only a photo client, but also one of my best friends since the 6th grade! This family is going through a really difficult time, and they could really use some help and positive thoughts and prayers right now. Please take a minute to read their story, share, and if you are feeling giving, donate too. Thanks so much!

P.S.- This is our daughters together just about a month ago...

And here's their fundraiser page that I'm keeping updated for them…


Gemma Grows, Part 11

22 months

24 months

Yup, my baby is now TWO! The first year kind of felt like a year (lots of sleepless nights I guess??), but the 2nd year flew by at lightning speed. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be mommy to this most amazing child. She's sweet, smart, beautiful, clever, silly, fun, kind, and just plain awesome! Happy 2nd birthday Gemma! You've opened up and grown my heart in ways I never knew possible.