Newborn Mini Sessions
Little Wonders Portraiture is so excited to now be offering three Newborn Mini Sessions every single month! These limited sessions are perfect for the parents, on a budget, looking to get only a few digital images of their precious new baby boy or girl with a professional newborn photographer. The Newborn Mini Sessions are a timed one hour session for the newborn baby only. To keep costs low no sibling or parent shots will be taken during the session. Due to the session having a time limit it is highly recommended that parents bring their baby 5-10 minutes early in an effort to get settled and to not miss any shots that could potentially be captured. Newborn babies should be between 5-14 days old to maximize the pose selection.
Each Newborn Mini Session will include a pre-consultation by phone to plan for the two studio setups consisting of one bean bag color and a backdrop/floordrop option. All studio accessories and props are available for use in your session. The session takes place in the home studio of Little Wonders Portraiture in Kingwood, TX. You can view my studio by visiting the studio page.
The Newborn Mini Sessions, priced at just $375, includes 5-8 digital images, printable to 8×10, and selected from an online gallery. Your images will arrive to you, through e-mail, in a download link with a printable image release. The sessions are available for new client inquiries only and may not be combined with any other sessions or offers. If you have any questions or would like to grab up one of these spots for your due date month, you may contact me, Sheila, at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Once our automatic booking option is available I will update this post.)
If you are interested in one of my more elaborate Newborn Sessions or maybe the Belly-Baby Package please read more information here or contact me directly.
Tween Model Call
Announcing our first model call of the year! What is a Tween Model Call, you ask? Well let me tell you. First off, a Tween is a youngster, according to dictionary.com, that
I’ve noticed in the past several years, as I have grown in the photographer community and gained many photographer friends across the country that no one really focuses on this precious stage of life. This age seems to be, for a lack of a better word, forgotten. We celebrate the newborns, the milestones, the first birthdays, young children, and then we jump to high school. We need to celebrate these last years of childhood….before entering teen-dom. For this particular model call I chose to ask for tween girls in an effort to utilize the opportunity to do some stylized photos with ball gown or vintage type dresses….as well as some normal, nice outfit, portraits.
So, after all that here’s the low down. I’m looking for tween girls, between the ages of 10-12, who are comfortable being in front of a camera. I’ll be spending the month of February gathering applications and selecting girls. The number of girls selected will depend on the number of applications received. March will be a month of my gathering and/or purchasing dresses, planning shoot locations and getting to know the tweens and their parents. At that point I’ll be scheduling the sessions, according to what works with each tween, in the month of April and May when spring is in bloom.
If you or your girl are interested in participating in the tween model call please submit to me, at Little Wonders Portraiture, 3 photos (cell phone pictures will work), their name, age, height and dress size before February 28, 2017 to be considered. As a thank you for those selected you will receive your choice of a digital/print packages and a discount on additional items. Those not selected will receive a discount for a future session with Little Wonders for their tween or their family.
If you would like to book one of my normal session you can view my session fees on my investment page.
Valentine Limited Edition Special
I’m so excited to offer this years Valentine Limited Edition Specials. This year the sessions will be held in my home studio with no chance of having to reschedule due to rain or it being cold. Yippee!
The setup is a simple white wood backdrop and floordrop with added valentine decor and color. Each session will be 20 minutes long and can include a shot or two of a regular session look without the valentine elements.
I’m offering three different package options to choose from. All three offer a big value and only available through my Valentine Limited Edition Special. At $75, my most affordable option, you will receive an edited digital file of your choice with a print release. The print release gives you the ability to print to your hearts content wherever and whenever you want. At $175, The Cupid package, is the best value. You receive 4 digital files of your choosing as well as a custom designed 10×20 storyboard print with 2-4 of the images selected as well as a quote, name etc. added to the print.
This Valentine Limited Edition Special is exactly that. There are limited spots available and the only time I will use this particular setup.
You can grab your spot but simply visiting this link and selecting your date and time. Don’t miss out!
If you have any questions please email me at email@example.com or complete the contact form here.
A Desire To Give Back
Where He Leads…..I Will Follow
When I became a business owner it was important to me, as a Christian, to give back in some way. I wasn’t sure how I was going to go about doing that, but I prayed about it and gave here and there of my time and proceeds. I picked an organization and worked with them a bit shooting a session and volunteering at events. It felt good to give back…. but something was missing. So I moved on to the next organization, and the next, and the next. I always felt like I helped these places but my heart and soul were not completely invested. Over time I kind of pushed it out of mind thinking maybe one day I’d figure it out.
Being a newborn photographer is the icing to my cake, the snow to my winter, the bubbles to my bath…. how else can I say it…? I LOVE IT! There’s a bonus too. I get to fall in love with the babies and the families! Seeing them grow, their first smiles, when they crawl, start to walk, whether through Facebook posts, visiting, or another session put a huge smile on my face and a flutter in my heart. I’ve had many, many, heart flutters since I began this all.
Here, not to long ago, however, I experienced a different kind of emotion. A heart-breaking emotion. I experienced the first loss of a newborn baby that I had photographed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This was the kind of thing I could not wrap my head around, or come to grips with accepting. And that’s me…. the newborn photographer. I couldn’t even bear the thought of the burden suddenly loaded onto my sweet young clients.
If you don’t know, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, it is the sudden unexplained death of babies under 1 year of age. It is an absolute tragedy that affects thousands of families each year. After I saw how this terrible thing affected my clients I felt a very heavy burden on my heart. I felt I had to do something to help the families of infant loss as well as contribute to prevention or a cure. After much research and further prayer on my part, I felt led to give back by partnering with Tiny Wings Foundation.
Tiny Wings Foundation is an organization founded to help in various areas of infant loss. Christie Newell, the founder, experienced more than one infant loss in her life through her brother’s baby and a baby of her own. It was through her loss and through her calling that Tiny Wings developed. Tiny Wings is a foundation based on Christian principles with a desire to help those suffering loss to receive the counseling they may need. They also contribute part of their proceeds to the research of various forms of infant death as well as partnering themselves with Gracie Faith SIDS Prevention program. Through the program they help raise money to provide families with the SNUZA baby movement monitor.
I thank God that he led me to Christie through our passion as photographers and I can help bring awareness to her foundation. I’m excited to finally have a way to give back that speaks to my heart. Starting October 1, 2016, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, even though I’m getting a late start posting, I will be donating a portion of my proceeds to Tiny Wings Foundation. I hope you can join me in doing so as well, either through a donation of your own or through your session and me. This is such a tragic thing to happen. No one should ever lose their precious baby.
If you are interested in booking a session with Little Wonders Portraiture, or would like more information, please complete the contact form and I will respond as quickly as possible. You may also visit our investment page.
Little Wonders Studio
As much as I had cried over becoming an empty nester it did open a new opportunity in the Meade household…..my Little Wonders studio. With the marriage of my son and the graduation of my daughter from Baylor University things were very quiet in the upper portion of my house. No game room noise, no slamming doors, no life:( I couldn’t bare to go up there… AND my craft room is up there! I felt I would eventually get over it but it made me sad to travel those stairs to the emptiness. My husband had always said when we didn’t have to pay Baylor anymore we were kick starting our empty nestiness by getting a lake house. YEAH, Right! It must be crazy talk. But in the deep depressed recesses of my mind I pondered… a lakehouse? I could move all that gameroom stuff upstairs to a lake house. I could possibly have a studio space…..dare I dream? It’s not fathomable. My daughter graduated May 16, 2015 and we signed papers on a new lake house on May 15, 2015. A day ahead of the hubby’s schedule. My very own studio space began to take form. Woohoo!!!! It’s now been over a year and I have already photographed several little ones in the new space upstairs. With a lot of trial and error and further experimentation I think I finally have it arranged the way I want.
My Little Wonders Studio is both functional for me as the photographer and comfortable for my clients allowing for productive and relaxing sessions. I am set up to accommodate most every need you have allowing you to sit back and relax and not fret over things forgotten.We have a fully equipped bathroom right off to the left so you never have to step away too far from your session allowing you to never miss a smile. We’ve had many a client use the bathtub even to hose off those smash cake remnants of their little one year olds. There’s a big mirror for soon to be mommies to touch up their makeup for those special baby bump maternity sessions.
From the sitting area you are able to watch and even assist every moment of your little ones session. And even more importantly little ones can see you:) Even older children will not be bored if attending the new babies newborn session and are never far from you either. The door next to the large canvas happens to be my grand-babies play room. A mess….buy hey…it’s a play room.
I’ve put together a warm, comfortable and inviting atmosphere and have even been told it’s like right off of pinterest. It’s well stocked with snacks, drinks, diapers, wipes, and props for your sessions. I want my clients to fully relax and enjoy every moment of their experience with me as their photographer. Come visit me and allow me to share my Little Wonders studio with you if only for a spell. Upstairs is full of life once again!