February 2, 2018
Happy February my friends!! This is my first (of 2018) photography blog post! I know blogging about sessions has been hard for me to keep up with, but I swear I’ll try better this year. So, jumping right in, I want to talk about my first session of 2018 with Miss Adlei. Adlei is the niece of a girl I photographed last year. Adlei’s mom was looking to get some photos done of her before she has a surgery for her cleft lip. I was so excited for this session because I LOVE babies and I thought a photoshoot of Adlei before surgery would be so cool to capture. She could look back on it, and her family would always have those memories of her.
So it’s January, and I knew I needed to get an indoor set up. I’ve used sheets and such before, because I don’t have a studio. But, this time, I was ready to invest a little and create a DIY backdrop. My husband and I got all the supplies and set it up the day of her session. Man, it turned out way better than I ever expected! I also used my flash for these photos. I’m always nervous to use my flash, but I spent 30 minutes doing “test shots” on my Dr. Pepper bottle to make sure the flash wouldn’t be too overpowering. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!
On a side note, you’ll see an adorable monkey with stitches on his lip in a few of her pictures. This is for her surgery, and I thought it was just amazing! I decided to research a little about the monkey and found out it’s from an organization called Cuddles for Clefts. For only $5, you can sponsor a cuddle buddy for a kid who is undergoing a cleft related surgery! These animals that you sponsor will go to children who wouldn’t normally be able to afford a cuddle buddy (normal price is between $15-$20). I thought this was an amazing organization, so I wanted to shout it out if you have the heart for donating! Click here for more info. about this organization.
Thank you all for sticking around while I ramble on! Please enjoy this little angel’s pre-surgery session. Since this session, I’m happy to say she’s gotten her surgery, and is recovering well!