Welcome to my blog! ...and my love for God, Family and Photography! Along with sharing my most recent sessions, news and updates..you will find posts and pictures from behind the scenes of my #1 job...as a Wife and Mommy. I have been blessed by my wonderful husband and 2 amazing children! My journey as a photographer has been amazing so far..and I can not wait to see what God has in store for me! I am a natural light, on-location photographer specializing in Lifestyle and BIRTH Photography. Being able to witness and capture a baby's first breath, the tear on Mom's face as she hold her baby for the first time, a husband becoming a Dad. That is the memory I want to give you. I strive to capture emotion...pure, real, raw, un-posed emotion. For me...Real Life equals Real Beauty. The beautiful baby bump on a glowing Mom to be, the Joy of welcoming a child into this world, the Family who has fun together, who plays together...who wants to capture the moments and memories of now. That is what I want to do for you. While you are here, take a look around and if you like what you see, contact me for a session! To learn more about me, check out the "About Me" tab! Thank you for considering me as your photographer. It would be my honor! You can reach me at laura@laurafifieldphotography.com or by using the Contact tab above! I am currently booking 3-4 weeks out and have limited weekend availability. If you are needing a weekend spot, please book soon! They go fast! In order to spend the most time with my family, I only answer e-mails 1-2x a day M-F. I will do my best to respond within 24-48 hours. Thank you for your understanding!
 She is such a beautiful baby! She was awake almost the entire session..but did SO well! I am completely done having children {my 2 keep me busy enough!}...but she could give anyone baby fever! I'm going to warn you...total picture over-load here, but I can't help myself. I just loved this session so much! Her parents are such a nice couple. They totally made me feel welcome and didn't mind one bit as I moved & re-arranged part of their living room...they gave me run of the place! My approach to newborn photography is more Lifestyle than anything else. Instead of all the popular poses out there, I want to capture baby as they truly are. Don't get me wrong..I LOVE the baby poses, but it's just not "me". I am SO looking forward to filming Baby "K" again in the future! 

Here is her debut...

...Yesterday I had my first newborn shoot of 2012! Such a sweet family with 2 adorable little girls. Baby Girl's Sneak Peak will be posted later today, but I have to share one of Big Sister first. She did so good during our photo shoot. And the end, I was able to shoot a few photos of her reading a book. And she was so animated while doing so! 
This morning, I read my e-mail from i heart faces & it turned out that the photo challenge of this week is "By The Book"..perfect! 
Check back for Baby Sister's debut later on today!

This title actually works as a double post! I have Valentine Day Mini Sessions set up for Saturday, Jan. 28th and due to the weather we are having and what the forecast is calling for, I am leaning towards holding them indoors. I have amazing natural light in my front room, so I was testing out a few spots..with my son's help! This was not a "Session"..so he was not dressed for photos, but it will do! 
I am so excited for the V-Day Mini Sessions! I think they will be a lot of FUN! 

19 January 2012

Florabella 24 | Tradition

The past 2 days we've been getting dumped on..by snow. 
After running a quick errand {which involves some cute wooden sayings for the Valentine Mini shoot}, the kids wanted to play around outside. Who could blame them? As a kid, I would've loved playing in the snow too. I grew up in California though..and we didn't get snow ;) 
We pulled the sleds out of the garage and had a blast...they were SO excited and ready to go!
 Of course afterward, they need Hot Cocco to warm up! 

18 January 2012

Florabella 24 | Perspective

the state of existing in space before the eye
I almost thought we would skate by without snow this winter. Living in the Inland Northwest..that might've been a little impossible. Well, as the last few days have shown...it was. The ground is covered in a blanket of snow..while it's pretty...it's freezing out. 
After picking my little one up from school...we came inside to our warm house {which I will never take for granted!}..and she was gazing out the window at that blanket of snow. So calm & peaceful. 

...a BIG Thank You to Corina Nelson Photography for releasing her What to Wear Guides for January 2012! The #1 question I get from clients is "What should we wear?"..I always tell my clients to chose something they feel comfortable in, coordinate but don't do "matchy matchy"accessorize & add a little color to "Pop" from the location {especially in our winter months when the lighting is so flat}. 
These guides give great examples of coordinating and style. Of course you have to change them up to fit the elements...add a pea coat, scarf, gloves, fun hats, etc. 
Another great tip is choosing your children's clothing first, then outfitting yourself and significant other based on pulling a color or 2 from the kiddos clothing!  

....ok, it's Self Portrait time again in the Photo Challenge. I am terrible at taking Self Portrait's..probably because I don't have tri-pod or remote, so I never do more than a "camera in the shot" type of Self Portrait. But I guess it works...because really, my camera is part of who I am. {Yup...I should've Photoshop a few wrinkles out!}

...it's that time again! The Valentine's Day Mini Session will be 1 of 2 Mini Sessions I plan on holding this year! The special cost is only $50!  {normal rate for mini session is $100}

The location for mini sessions will be e-mailed to participants. I do plan on holding the sessions outdoors, weather permitting. If it's too cold, I most likely can do an indoor location {set up in my home}
We'll have fun chairs, benches, old chest, heart shaped pillow and chalkboard..and of course, a treat for the little ones! 
Book now! Only 6 spots available! 

11 January 2012

Florabella 24:1 | Morning

Last year, I attempted a Project 52...and I failed. This year, I'm going to participate in Project 24 by Florabella! No deadline, on your own speed, submit as you like...my type of speed! Ha! 
The first subject is Morning. Easy enough to do. My style of Photography is very much Lifestyle..not a lot of props n' stuff. 
Just capturing children as they are...they way they should be remembered. 
Peanut and Monkey sitting in bed, reading our Daily Devotional. Not posed...just captured. Hair not perfect, PJ's on, bed a mess...Life.
I've been so bad about updating my blog lately! I'll blame it on the New Year/Holiday busy-ness! My goal this year is to utilize my blog/site instead of using my FB page to advertise, do all my updates on. 

Yesterday was a quick mini session, which I will be offering new this year! Last year, I only ran one Mini Session special in the Fall and will run a few "specials" during the year as well. {Stay tuned as a Valentine Session is the first "special" of the year!} But, you can book at anytime, a mini session! These sessions are perfect for kids, siblings, or just when you want a few family pictures to update your walls. 

This little girl is a mover and a shaker! She kept me on my feet, but is oh so precious! Her mama is gazing at her in such a sweet, loving way. It pulls on my heart strings! 

KC & Family...Thank You so much for the opportunity to film your family! I look forward to a Full Family Session this Spring/Summer! 

Isn't she a dollface?!...{and her eyes really are THAT blue! I didn't touch them at All in editing!}

01 January 2012

Happy New Year!

...Wow! I can hardly believe it's 2012! 
I would love, love to win this lens! 

Happy New Year! 
I'll be back soon with an official New Year's post as well as the latest sneak peaks!