Hello my lovely peps. Hope all is well! I thought I would pop in and re-introduce myself!
Hello, My name is Corrie. I have been in business now for 15 years and I am blown away it has been 15 years already. Gosh time fly's by way to damn fast!
You will probably see me in holly jeans and t-shirt most the time! They are the most comfy!
I love my coffee, and my day always starts with a cup of coffee! I have a few favorite coffee mugs of course they have sunflowers on them! But do you think I remembered to bring one of my favorite cups to my photoshoot. Nope, lol I forgot!
Any way sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. Purple is still a favorite color. But I also love all shades of green and I am really digging yellow! Love the sunshine and warmer days. Not a fan of cold or snow! I think snow is beautiful but don't like driving in it or being in it. I love to travel-wish I could do more of it-but shoot it takes lots of money to travel lol. I wish I could live in a tiny home and do lots of traveling! Maybe someday!
I am a believer in God. I am a believer in learning and doing new things! I want to start to learn how to do video.
I love fruit, raspberries, pears, apricots, strawberries, kiwi, mangos, pineapple, watermelon! These are some of my favs anyway!
I am not a fan of being in front of the camera-I am better at being behind the camera.
Let me tell you this photoshoot was super hard for me. I have never gone and had professional photos done. I have always done them myself or had my son do them. I am not a fan of being in front of the camera and I have gained so much weight in the last 3 years it is hard for me to even look at these images. I want to tear them apart. Well tear me apart. But I am learning to let it go and love myself for me! Flaws and all! Like I said I am believer in learning and this is one thing I am learning-love yourself! God created each one of us to be different and he loves us for what we are! We need to love ourselves!
My favorite things to photograph are of course newborns, but I really Love photographing highs school seniors, older babies, children, families, couples, storms/clouds and landscapes. I do not like to photograph weddings! Weddings just are not my thing. I will shoot them but I do not enjoy them.
I am looking forward to meeting you and capturing your memories for you to cherish for a lifetime! This "job" of mine means the world to me and getting to meet so many amazing people a long the way has been such a blessing! I have meet many people and became friends with many! It truly is such an honor in watching and capturing your family's growth! <3
So are you ready to come hang with me, I would love to meet and create some art for you! <3
Can you believe it? You are going to be a senior! How Exciting is that... You have worked so hard to get where you are. So many great things to come! Moms and dads, I know this is a exciting and hard time for you all. Those sweet babies have grown up so fast, and I would love to help create a custom session just for you!
Each session is custom. Do you want to include your hobbies, your sports, your pets, you family or friends, your car/truck/bike, ect... We can do that. This session should be all about you and what makes you, YOU! Lets get together to create your portrait session today!
*No limit on outfits
*No limit on locations
*Can travel where ever you wish
*3 Awesome session collections to pick from
*You name it we can do it!
***Book Early to get the Best dates and to save $
Oh this sweet boy was such a pleasure to photograph. His parents were so sweet and they are the cutest little family! I went to their home to photograph this handsome little guy! I got to use natural light which I haven't done in a long time. I loved it! I love that each session is so different, every baby is different! Such a blessing these sweet, tiny little ones are! Makes my heart happy that I get to capture these special moments for you!
Hello my lovely peps. Hope everyone is well! I wanted to share with you some new things happening over here at Sunshine Photography.
After a long hard soul search I have decided to move my studio back into my home. No more downtown studio. This was a very hard decision for me to make. As much as I love having a studio downtown, I felt it was time to make some changes. It has been a rough couple years and felt it was time. I am offer in your home newborn sessions or you can come to my in home studio. I will still be offering milestone sessions and other sessions as well! My new space is much smaller but it works! And the natural light is amazing! I am looking forward to the new changes. Since I do all my other sessions outside I felt this was just right! I do not need a ton of space to photograph babies and children lol. I am kind of changing up how I shoot and edit! I felt stuck in a rut and lost! Change is good-it helps us grow! I am looking forward to all the new things this year. I can't wait to have my first session in the new space!
Here is a cell phone pic of the new space. It is not done yet. Still got to do a few more things. I may change up the seating area to a futon later.
So whos ready for a session? I know I am ready!
Oh this sweet little newborn baby boy was such a dream to photograph. He was so good-didn't cry no messes, slept and posed like a star! Not every baby is this easy. Some take a little more work and that is ok. They are all so different and they run the show! I truly love being able to create art and work with such a little miracle's. These sweet little miracles do not stay little long! Have your booked your newborn session yet? In a blink they will be grown!
Hello there, how are you doing? Me, well things are kind of a rollercoaster of emotions, thoughts and plans. I wanted to be real with you! I don't want to be fake and put on a front!
I have been doing a lot of thinking over the last few weeks. My mind and heart have not been in a good place if I am being honest. So with that I have had to do some deep soul searching and thinking of what I want to do and what I want to offer from this day forward. This business is hard at times. Its either feast or famine and trying to make all clients happy and myself can be super hard. I pour so much of my soul into my work and there are many days I feel like I am lost. Why-cause I have lost myself in trying to do what others want and trying to compete. So then I don't create what I want to be truly creating. When my mom passed away (will be 3 years next month) I really lost myself. I let my bad thoughts and feelings take over my life for way to long. That first year I just pushed and pushed and kept myself busy. Then all the crazy things happened in the world and I crashed in my mind and heart. And got super lost!
So I have decided to make some big changes in my life and my business. I am getting much better-healing is hard. I have some good days and bad days. I have finally decided to start doing what I want to do and create what I want to create. Yes of course my clients thoughts, needs and wants will be included in that.
As much as I Love having a studio space, that space is eating up my health and profit. I stress so much trying to make enough to pay and keep that and bring some money home. Honestly it sucks the life and creativity out of me. They always say go with the decision that scares you the most so that you can grow. I feel it is time for me to grow and change to become a better me and a better photographer. So I have been thinking long and hard on this. I know I may lose some clients over this but I guess if you Love my work/art it won't matter. :) I think it is time to let the studio space go! Go back to photographing my amazing clients in their homes, my home and or on location! I truly feel this is the best thing I can do for this business and my health! So I really hope that all my amazing present, past and future clients will stick around! Truly if it weren't for all of you I wouldn't have a business. It means the World to me, that I get to be part of your moments and help capture those special moments in your life!
I hope that sharing my feelings and thoughts on mental health doesn't lose me business. I want to be real with you--not fake! I am looking forward to this year and the changes that are coming! I hope to see you all through these changes. I promise this is a good thing. With that being said I have a ton of items that I will be getting rid of at the studio that need to be sold! I will have a ton of newborn backdrops, wraps and props that will be to be gone! I am going to be going a little different when it comes to my newborn sessions. They are one of my favorite types of sessions but I feel I need to change the way I do them! I am so excited about this change! I think you will be too! Hope to see you come along with me in the new year!
*I am not sure when the date will be when I move out of my space yet. It will be in the next few weeks or month or so! I need time to sell a bunch of stuff and make the changes! I just wanted to get this out there for now that changes are coming! :)
This years Christmas mini set was very popular and I plan to do it again next year. It was so much Fun! I am also hoping to doing a Christmas tree farm look or in the wood look for next year. It was so great seeing everyone this year. So many return clients and lots of new. Thank you so much for all the support through out the years. I hope everyone Loved their images and has a Wonderful Christmas.
If you plan on wanting a Christmas mini next, I can't stress this enough-Don't Wait to book your session until December. I plan to do all my Christmas minis in November. Why you ask, so you and I have time to get your images back in time for you to order cards and gifts for family! If you wait until December I can promise you will get your image back in time! So Book Early!
Here are a few from the minis.
OH boy I am horrible at writing and I see I haven't wrote a blog post in a year. I must say 2020 was a hard year for me and many others. I was an emotional wreck. I didn't deal with my moms passing the first year and it really hit me this last year with everything going on. I let my depression take over. I am so sorry for not keeping up on my blog and updating things as I should. I am hoping to do better this year. I have never been great at grammar and writing. So please if you are one that is really picky about grammar and stuff-please move along. I have had people message me telling me how horrible I am at it. I know. I don't need anyone to point it out.
Any way on to the News I wanted to share with you all! A few months back the landlord that I had for my studio space passed away. :( So the building I was in was in limbo. Still in need of work and not sure what was going to happen with it, made me nervous. Plus the rent was very high and there were a few other reason I was looking around for something else. With the year we had I needed to find something cheaper. I also wanted to find something that was a little bit more private. I truly loved that space. I prayed and prayed, talked to family for months before I decided what to do. I knew I didn't want to close or bring my studio to my home again. One day the hubby and I were driving around town and I notice a space that was empty. So I messaged the people who owned the building. Looked at it and decided to move. This spot is smaller and needs a little updating. But it is cheaper and more private. I worked my butt off and got everything packed up and moved in! I am sure tired and sore. Once it warms up the front of the building will get new paint and a few other upgrades. And hopefully in about 2 months the flooring inside will get redone as they are really ugly. lol. I can't wait to start this year in a new space and a new mind set! I am in a much better state of mind then I was a few months ago.
I am so Grateful for each one of my amazing clients for their love and support of my small business! It means the world to me! I wouldn't have a business without you all! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3 <3 <3
Here is what the outside looks like right now. It will be getting a beautiful make over as soon as it warms up this spring! Can't wait! I am not a fan of the orange. lol I will need to get a nice new sign made for up above too!
*cell phone pic*
This handsome little guy has grown so much in such a short time. Just in 3 months he has changed so much! This beautiful mom, omg what a beauty from the inside out! I really enjoyed working with them. So much joy, so much love. Motherhood is full of joy, sadness, good times and bad! It is one of the hardest job but the most rewarding job. <3
Hold those babies tight, snuggle them each day and love them as much as you can. Cause trust me they grow way to fast. Cherish all the days, all the snuggles, the good times and the bad!
Have you booked your motherhood session yet? There is still time! Give me a call or email me to get your session booked!
Us moms are rarely in front of the camera. Most moms do not want to be, as they hate the way they look or something. But let me tell you there is no reason not to get in the photos with your kids. Trust me, they will not give a crap if you have gained weight, what your hair looks like or your clothes. What they will care about is that the fact that you are In the Photos. They will cherish them when you are gone-Trust me on that. After loosing my mom in March I went looking for photos of her and I. I couldn't find many at all. It breaks my heart that I do not have many of her and I together. So PLEASE moms Start getting into those photos, even if it is not with a pro photographer. It will be something we will cherish for years and years.
With that being said I am running an awesome Motherhood Snuggle mini session. This will be great for all ages. This special is good from now until April 2020. Sessions will take place in my studio or in your home. You can wear one of the gowns that I have at the studio or whatever you wish! We can do dark and moody or light and airy style.
Come snuggle your babies and lets create some art and memories! Give me a call, email me or message me on Facebook to get your spot book!
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.