I love watching the bonds between a mom and their little ones. Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs ever but it is so rewarding as well. As I sit here thinking of my babies when they were little I so wish I had images like this of me and my kids and me and my mom! Time really does fly by and life is never promised tomorrow. So many of us women hate being in front of the camera. Why? We are so worried about what we look like. But guess what ladies...Our kids don't care-they don't care what your hair looks like, the clothes you wear or if you have gained weight. Believe me when you are gone they are just going to want to see you-photos are the one thing we can leave when we pass on. So please be present in the photos with your little's. They will cherish them!!! <3 I can't stress enough to get your photos printed as well. How many times have you had photos on your cell phone and then lost all your photos? Have you had your computer crash with your photos on it? Plus technology changes! Get your photos printed so your family will have them for generations to come to cherish for a lifetime!
I know Mother's day is over but I was unable to offer Mother's Day mini session before hand with everything going on in my life at that time, plus I was having a hard time with losing my mom in March. I have decided to offer Mommy and me minis now for all you amazing moms who may have missed out on getting portraits taken. You can come in with your kids, your mom or grandma-all ages welcome!!!
I want to capture those special moments with moms and their kids. I do not have any recent or many photos of me and my mom at all. It breaks my heart that I didn't get any of us together. So I want to make sure I can offer that to my clients. Here is your chance ladies. There is no better time then now to capture those moments with mom and kids!
My set this year is going to be amazing! I am working on the set this weekend. I will have a cool big old wicker chair, plants, flowers, white brick wall with white curtains, some lace and a maybe a few pops of colors. Be watching my facebook page for a sample of the set up later this week or weekend. :)
Plus I have some dress you can wear if you like!
Session will be May 31 & June 1, 2019 Sessions starting at 8am-5:30pm
Sessions are 20 minutes and will be held in my studio.
You will receive 10-15 digital portraits with print rights and 15% off prints and other products!
All of this for only $125 what a deal!!! Give me a call to book your spot! $25 due at time of booking the remainder due the day of the session. 307-575-1702
The last month has been very hard for me. I am not one for sharing to many personal things in my life but there are times I need to share. This is one of those times. March 1 and March 13 will be 2 dates I will remember and those 2 dates are two that hurt deeply!
March 1st was a happy day as my granddaughter was born that day. I will always make that day special and happy. But while I was at work I received a phone from my sister saying that my mom had a stroke and was being rushed to the hospital. I was in shock, scared and sad.
My hubby, my grandma and I rushed up to Casper to see her. My oldest son was with her and they called me. When she got to the hospital they gave her medicine to help with the stroke. She was talking ,moving and so she called me. While we were on the phone all she could say was ok, things went down hill from there. We thought she was going to be ok but she wasn't. She ended up getting a big brain bleed. She couldn't talk, or move her right side. When we made it to the hospital she had tubes everywhere. My heart was broken and I hated seeing my mom like that. She never wanted to live like that. She always told us she didn't want people to take are of her, no nursing home, nothing. Those days were so hard for me. My mom and I had plans and now those plans were not going to happen. I was broken. I wasn't ready for my mom to leave. I knew she wouldn't want to live like that and I needed to be strong.
My heart was so broken and I felt so lost. My dad (step dad) divorced my mom about 2 years earlier and pretty much wrote me off. He doesn't call me, doesn't see me and during this horrible time I needed him to be there and he wasn't, which made it even harder for me. I know my thoughts are all over the place. I can't seem to think straight sometimes. It is hard for me to get through the day. It is so hard knowing my dad the guy who raised me doesn't want me in his life either.
March 13,2019 is the hardest day ever. We were in the middle of a damn blizzard and I couldn't get to Capser to be with my mom and she passed away that evening. I didn't get to say good bye. I spent as much time with her in the last weeks as I could but I wasn't ready for her to go. I still needed her. We had plans. I think that is the hardest for me. I was so mad as she just started her new life. She was getting healthy, had just moved to Casper-been there only 2 weeks, started her new dream job, which she was So excited about. She was at work when she had her stroke. It just sucks. I was so happy my mom and I were on good terms, getting along and working on our relationship. I haven't really had my breakdown yet but I know it is coming. I am so mad she is gone-she was to young and I wasn't ready!!! I know we can't control when God calls us home. I know she is in a better place but I am still mad, sad and broken.
My mom was a loving, very caring, fun, smart, amazing person. She was an amazing nurse who loved to help others. She was an amazing cook, an awesome grandma & great grandma. I miss her so much!!!
She always told us girls she wanted to donate her body to science. I know some people think that is crazy, but my mom loved to help others. She said if she could help other nurses and doctors learn from her then that is what she wanted. So we did just that. It is so cool that she told us to do. It feels good to know we could help! <3 I LOVE YOU MOM, I MISS YOU MOM! I HOPE YOU ARE DANCING UP IN HEAVEN AND ARE HAPPY AND AT PEACE <3
I am so glad you asked me to take these photographs of you this past Aug. I so Wish I could of had some photographs of you and me together. It is all I have of you now. Photographs really are the best thing ever-it is what we have left once our loved ones are gone! I am so glad I have these images of you <3
Because of all this going on in my life I have not been so busy at work. I need to get back to working and can't wait to start photographing again. But for now I do know I need take a small trip somewhere to get my mind and heart back to a good place. I am still taking sessions, but I do plan to take a week off soon.
I have always been bad at blogging my sessions. I am so behind! I wanted to share a few favorites from the last few newborn sessions we have had the last couple weeks.
I had someone ask me why I do this or why I specialize in newborns. Well for me I didn't have images of my babies and I so wish I did. I have always loved babies. They are such a special gift and I want to be able to capture that for my clients. I want to warm their hearts and bring a smile to their face when they look their images. It is a moment you can't get back. Your beautiful tiny little bundles of joy grow and change so fast. I want to bottle that up how they are in that moment for you to look back on when they are all grown up.
The Baby Love event went very well. I am so happy and grateful for everyone who came out to the event. Had lots of beautiful mamma's in the studio! Now I can't wait to photograph some of their babies. <3
I couldn't do this "job" without so many amazing clients. I am so blessed and grateful to be able to capture these special moments in so many people's life's. Thank you so much to each everyone of you that trust in me to capture your moments. I hope that my work warms your heart and bring a smile to your face. Capturing your babies of all ages-from birth to graduating and beyond is truly my passion. I couldn't do it without you all. Thank you.
We had a couple vendors that also came out and helped. All you ladies Rock! Thanks again for coming, helping and donating!
Sublime Befinnings-birth doula
Small Town Glam-Meg Leever
One Z's and tee Z by Rach and Liz (custom onesies and t-shirts for all sizes and ages
Baby Cakes-by Daniell Murphy
Lil Teahon Boutique-by Mandie Teahon (hair accessories, tut's and more)
Torrington Office Supply - for the hanging flowers
Wagner's Flower shop.
My assistant Nicole Jolovich she is the best!
Thanks again to everyone who came out! Congratulations to you all-can't wait to meet your new little ones!
Are you an expecting mom? This fun event is for you. Come meet the team and see all the great things that Sunshine Photography offers We will be offering a Free baby bump portrait, with 1 digital portrait. We will have treats, door prizes, a birth doula here to answer questions, we will have a few other vendors here as well. Come join us on February 9 from 2-4pm at our studio 1940 Main St Torrington, WY.
We will have a special discount for any mom who books a newborn session that day. You have the option of $50 off your session fee or receive 25 birth announcements. Plus we will be giving away one free fresh 48 and one free sitter session. (*sitter sessions are when your baby is sitting on their own, so age 6-10 months)
This is going to be a fun mom to be event and it is Free. I hope to see you there!
Being in business for 11 years I have learned a lot. I have been burned, lied to and mistreated at times! I gotta say it hurts and makes it very hard for me to trust people at times. In this business it happens and it sucks-so I have to put new policies in places. As a business owner I must have polices in place to protect my business and livelihood. I do this "job" because I truly love to create art for my clients, but it also is how I make a living. I have been feeling down in the dumps lately and need to get out of this funk that I have been in. I am not saying everyone has lied, burned me or mistreated me-but the ones who have, have really put a damper in my mind and heart. I hate having to put some policies in place but it needs done. I am a very giving person and try so hard to make each client that walks in my door feel special, happy, and create a relationship. I love working with my clients. I love working with the ones that truly value my art. I can't imagine doing anything else. I am looking forward to this new year and all the things that it holds. I want to create art and memories for you to cherish for a lifetime!
I am so honored and blessed to be able to create art and memories for so many wonderful people. Thank you so much for being there!
I promise the new policies are not there to be mean they are there to protect me, and some are to help you! :)
New policies are:
***If you book a session with Sunshine Photography your retainer fee is due when booking your session to hold your date and is NON Refundable if you cancel or do not show up. The retainer fee is due within 24 hours or your date is not held and you do not get into the books. However if you need to change the session date the retainer fee is moved to the new date! I do offer credit cards, checks and cash. I can send an invoice to you or you can pay by phone with card!
***When booking newborn sessions dates are harder to pick and we can change dates when we know baby is here. You just need to pay the retainer!
***If you need to cancel please give 48-24 hours notice.
***When you are ordering prints I do offer payment plans. All orders that are on payment plans MUST be paid within 2 months (unless you make arrangements with me) or your order is canceled. No Refunds Due to the nature of the product!!!
***I will no longer be offering online galleries to review your images unless you are from out of town. I have had way to many people screen save their images and not order-I am not sure why you would screen shot an image with my logo on it but it happens to many times. Which is stealing!
*** I try to make each session custom to fit what your style is or what you want. When booking we will have a planning meeting either in person or by phone to plan out your session. In this planning session we will plan, location, outfits, style, ect...
*I do understand that there are Many Amazing photographers out there. I do know I am not the photographer for everyone and I am ok with that. Just Please don't lie to me-be honest if you book a session with me and decide you want to go else where just tell me-don't lie to me-I can handle it. What I can't handle is seeing that I was lie too. I am very giving person and try so hard to make each client happy!
I love photographing Newborns, HS Seniors, Babies, Children, Couples and Families! I love to learn new things and I am up for trying new things. Please don't be afraid to ask me lots of questions! I love to travel so if you want your session somewhere out of town-I am up for it!!! I do travel!!!
The only thing I am not offering at this time are weddings. I love photographing couples just not weddings! :)
I hope everyone understands why I had to put these policies in place. I am very grateful and blessed to have the clients I have! You guys Rock!!!
For all of you that made it through this long post and would like to book a session, give me any feed back, or receive 15% off your session fee message me! :)
Have a Wonderful Day!!! Love ya
A baby makes love stronger, the days short the nights long, savings smaller and a home happier.
Hold them tight snuggle them lots and tell them each and every day you love them. <3
This family is so adorable. I get the honor of photographing this adorable little girl every 3 months as they signed up for the big baby plan. Our babies grow and change so much in that first year. Let me help capture all the grow and changes.
I call this kind of session a snuggle family session. They pull at the heart strings-these are images I wish I had of me and my babies. Holding them, snuggling them, kissing them, holding their tiny hands-those hands and feet are my fav. So chunky, soft and dimples. <3 These kinds of sessions can be done in my studio or in your home. Shoot they can even be done outside when the weather is good.
These are going to be moments you will want to look back on and remember. How your baby fit so nice in your arms, the smell of a fresh baby, their soft skin, those chunky thighs and cheeks. Give us a call today to book your session!
These moments are flitting by...
Our sweet, tiny, adorable little babies are only tiny for short time. It is crazy how fast time really fly's by. When my babies were little I would hear people say that but didn't really believe them. Now my babies are all grown up and I have grand-kids. Which is Super crazy. I just can't believe how fast it went. I wish my babies were little again so I can snuggle them and hold them tight. I so wish I had more photos of me and my kids when they were little. I mean I have photos but not lots of them when they were babies, let alone with me in them. I was the one behind the camera and we didn't have cell phones back then either. I think that is why I love photographing babies now. I really love photographing mom and baby.
I am running a couple specials right now to help capture those tiny little ones and all the snuggles.
Book your newborn between now and Feb receive a free mini milestone sessions.
I am also running a mini milestone mini session until Feb 28, 2019. 20 minute custom session, 10 digital images with print rights, use of many props and outfits, got lots of ideas for milestone sessions. Good for ages 6-10 month old. All for $225.
I am also offering Snuggle sessions for moms and baby or family and baby! Book yours today!
I am also running a HS Senior special as well. Believe it or not you look at your baby and then you blink and they are in high school. Fort he Class of 2020 book your session before Feb 28 receive $50 off and you will get to pick the best dates too. Sessions can be held from May-Oct 2019 Early bird gets the best dates and times! Plus if you want to travel to a special location we can!
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get the chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Let The Adventures begin....
Now booking Limit edition Adventure sessions. There are 2 options and 2 location options.
One is in the Colorado Mountains and one is in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Spots are very limited, so snag yours before they are gone. I am super excited about these sessions. They will be filled with fun, laughter, good times and more.
* A non-refundable retainer fee is due when booking to hold your spot.
*Dates TBA at a later time.
Call to book 307-575-1702
I love to create art from your memories from newborn, HS Seniors, families and so much more. Capturing the little moments in your life for your to cherish for a lifetime.