{{.Meddlesome’s Kits, Day 3 at The WorcShop.}}

My Love and my Mini Human went to work with me for a bit today to clean up after this crazy week at Studio 12.

I could not resist wrapping the kits in lace and doing a mini photo session with them after I did their weight check this morning. They are so adorable! My Mini Human has decided that she wants to keep Kit 3 (the mostly black one). I can’t say that I put up too much of a fight on that.

If you’d like to see the kits, please contact theworcshop@gmail.com to set up an appointment with their “fur mom / fur grandma” Void SansAnge.

Meddlesome's Kits - Day 3


To see more of The WorcShop bunnies, visit: http://www.truelifepics.com/Galleries/LetsGetLocal/TheWorcShop/MischievousMeddlesome/







{{.Custom Art Frame – Summer Solstice.}}

I am just loving making these custom frames. I dried my mini human’s flower crown from her summer solstice session, then put it in a custom frame with a collage of my four favorite images from this session.. I. Am. In. Love.

summer solsctice custom frame art

Idea to Art // Custom Frames by True Life Pics // jess@truelifepics.com

365 – part 1 (Day 001-012)

So it’s been a while. I’ve successfully gotten through post 12.. After going back and counting the days all over again, last night I took a few minutes and wrote the day # on all my calendar pages, so now I can just look at todays date & see what post # I’m on. I’m not going by any pre-set themes or using anything like that, these are simply pictures of my life, and occasionally my clients. So far, I’m interested to see what/who/etc I pick at the end of the day. So far, 5/12 pics have my mini human in them, 3/12 have my Love, and 4/12 are of non humans or fur babies. Equally as interesting (to me) is that Miss Mia and myself have each been part of 1/12 pics.. I am not really picking them based on anything, but I’m interested to see how far I get. I can’t guarintee that my posts will be with regularity, or with any rhyme or reason, but I’ll try to pst often!

Days 001-012:
001/365 – Our Christmas Tree (Dec. 22, 2014)
002/365 – Nativity Scene (Dec. 23, 2014)
003/365 – Miss Mia (Dec. 24, 2014)
004/365 – Christmas Morning (Dec. 25, 2014)
005/365 – Cousins (Dec. 26, 2014)
006/365 – Date Night w/new JOBY GorillaPod (Dec. 27, 2014)
007/365 – My Mini Human (Dec. 28, 2014)
008/365 – Flowers (Dec.28, 2014)
009/365 – My Dad (Dec. 30, 2014)
010/365 – New Years Eve 2014 (Dec. 31, 2014)
011/365 – Christmas with my Love’s Maternal Side (Jan. 1, 2014)
012/365 – My Love’s Birthday Dinner (Jan. 2, 2014)

Here are some links to some other people playing along:

http://clickitupanotch.com/project-365-and-project-52-link-up/  ((Courtney from Click It Up A Notch))

http://thrujohnslens.blogspot.com/  ((Through John’s Lens))

https://wordpress.com/read/blog/id/80277447/  ((Jennifer MacCallum Photography))

http://mynmay365.blogspot.com/  ((Marissa aka: 365 Days of Mynmay))

Are you playing along too? Share your link in the comments! 😉

*edit: If you want to know more about my new JOBY GorilliaPod SLR-Zoom tripod (that I wrapped around a lamp post for my picture on 006/365, check it out!! It’s amazing & holds my EOS 70D without breaking a sweat! 😉

Newborn Session Information

I have 5 nephews, 1 great-nephew, 1 little sister that’s 20 years younger than me, and my very own little one. I have a very big family, and I feel like I’ve been around babies my whole life. When I started doing newborn photography, even with all the babies that I had been around, I still didn’t really know what I was doing. Now, I’m not going to sit here and type that I know everything there is to know about babies, and I don’t for a minute believe that all babies are the same. However, I have learned a thing or two that might help your newborn session go a little smoother.

Baby L - 6 days old - In home session 5.2014

Baby L – 6 days old – In home session 5.2014

1) The easiest thing you could do before your session is make sure baby is well fed & has a clean diaper. Just like kids and adults, babies like to have a full tummy and be nice and dry. If you want naked baby pictures, it’s a good idea to keep baby’s diaper a bit loose to keep skin nice and smooth and free of diaper lines. **If you want breastfeeding pictures, it’s ok to not have baby full when I get there.**

2) I have clients confess to me that they feel stressed about cleaning their house before I visit. Your house DOES NOT have to look like you live in a magazine. The focus of your images will be baby (and possibly parents, siblings, grandparents, and the family pet). I tell my clients to just hide the visible clutter. I’m NOT there to judge you, or inspect your home. I’m there to capture beautiful images of your baby. Remember, I’m a mom too, I know how busy having a newborn in the house can make you. I don’t expect that you’ll have your home detailed before my visit.


Baby L – In home session – 5.2014

3) Speaking of home, baby will be happiest if it is nice and warm at home. I’ve read blog posts where photographers have said to keep the area you’ll be taking pictures in around 85 degrees, I feel like every baby is different though. I say, keep the area at a temperature where you would be comfortable naked. ESPECIALLY if you want naked baby pictures. The clothed adults in the room might feel a little sweaty, but baby will be comfortable and relaxed.


Baby L – 6 days old – In home session

4) Props. If you have a particular prop you want for your session, or an outfit (or outfits) you want used during your babies session, try to gather them beforehand. It will take a lot of stress away if you already have everything gathered that you want to use for your session. Likewise, if there is a prop you would like me to make (or have crocheted for you), I request at least 2 weeks notice, if at all possible. I love making homemade props for sessions, but making them means spending time on them, and I might not have all the supplies, so having a little time before your session will ensure that your special props did not have to be rushed to get completed on time.

Baby L - In home session - 5.2014

Baby L – In home session – 5.2014

Baby L - In home session - 5.2014

Baby L – In home session – 5.2014

5) Expect our session to last between 1 & 2 hours. Newborn sessions are not rushed, we go along at a pace suitable for your baby. Sometimes baby is content and sleepy and we can get the whole shoot done in an hour, sometimes baby is fussy and it takes a little patience to get baby to calm down and relax enough to get some great shots.

In the end, it comes down to one simple rule: baby runs the show. 😉

Baby L - In Home Session 5.2014

Baby L – In Home Session 5.2014