maternity photography

5 Simple ways to help Dad prep for his close up

Dear Friend,

So i've heard it before. "My husband doesn't want to have his photos taken" What do you do NOW? 

Let me tell you a little tale, well a true story, but tale sounded nice. Anyway, when I first started taking photos, my husband wasn't the keenest on getting his photo taken, smiling for the camera, willingly posing. So what changed? He saw the results, the special moments captured. The snuggles, the pictures forever saved that will forever allow his daughters and himself to see their relationship. Him as a protector, a comforter, to witness his love. Those memories and these visuals will live on after he's gone. The ones of our family, the ones of us as a couple, the ones of him as a dad and even the ones of just him. 

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So what do you do to try to let your husband/boyfriend/ finance let them know how much it means to you?

1. TELL THEM. No seriously, gently explain from your heart, how much it means to you to document whatever your special moment is.   

2. ASK THEM. This goes hand in hand with number one. Ask and explain. Nothing ventured nothing gained right?!

3. BRIBE THEM. I am not above, bribery with children, nor with spouses when it comes to photographic participation (hahaha). Make a deal, or a promise. "Ill do X if you to Y." Take over the chore they dislike the most for a week, cook their favorite meal (even if you don't like it)

4. HELP HIM GET DRESSED. A lot of guys do not like to pick out clothes, let alone have to coordinate with the entire family. Help him by helping to pick out his outfit! Something that he likes, but still works with the family/the feel of the session.

5. TELL HIM HE LOOKS GREAT. Just like how women need a little self-confidence boost, sometimes guys do to. Compliment him! Whisper in his ear, tell him he looks handsome.

Most of all remember to HAVE FUN. This is a no pressure, go with the flow, joking environment. Here at CHP, that is a goal, Capture love and beauty, through fun and have everyone leave with a smile. Guy's too. 

My best,

Cara

Cason...brand new

Oh baby!

It was so exciting to follow up the maternity session with a newborn session. Snuggling with a sweet smelling newborn and capturing their tiny fingers and pouty lips. I am enjoying taking a more baby led approach to posing and some of my favorite poses are "womb like". 

Are you interested in a maternity or newborn session? Contact me, let's talk! I love helping families to welcome their little ones into the world.

And baby makes three!

Sometimes the math doesn't alway quite add up. Adding a new addition to your family is so special that it even defies logic. I'm no mathematician, but I am pretty sure that having your first child is the only time in life where 1+1=3. 

This couple is fun, adorable, spunky and even though Mama bear was a unsure at the beginning of the session, her beauty continued to shine brightly the whole session. She was even willing to get into the water on an only semi-warm day. You can tell by the way they look into each others eyes, their hearts have found the place they call home. <3 

The weather was so touch and go on the day of the session that I was afraid we would have to reschedule. There were showers in the morning, but the weather held out for us and we were able to really enjoy the surroundings and celebrate the coming of this new life! Congratulations to this beautiful couple. I'm looking forward to meeting this little person!

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