2B Seen Photography, Columbia Missouri Photographer: Blog http://2bseenphotography.com/blog en-us (C) 2B Seen Photography, Columbia Missouri Photographer 2bseenphotos@gmail.com (2B Seen Photography, Columbia Missouri Photographer) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:30:00 GMT Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:30:00 GMT http://2bseenphotography.com/img/s4/v12/u603744626-o184013308-50.jpg 2B Seen Photography, Columbia Missouri Photographer: Blog http://2bseenphotography.com/blog 120 80 The Brunk Family http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/8/the-brunk-family Last week we met the Brunk family out at their ranch in Auxvasse, Missouri for a fun, family session.  I couldn't have asked for a dreamier setting and I hope they love these as much as we do!  I definitely need to do more sessions involving horses, as Breeze was the most beautiful and photogenic subject.

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Claire, North Callaway High School Class of 2018 http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/8/claire-north-callaway-high-school-class-of-2018 The always stunning Claire and her family came out to the farm in Columbia, MO for her senior photos.  I've known this family for quite some time.  Claire's step-mom is my little sister's best friend and has been since grade school.  It is always so amazing to see your friend's children grow up right before your eyes.  And now, Claire will be graduating from North Callaway High School at the end of the school year.  All the feels for this one!

Claire has officially kicked off our senior season! Isn't she gorgeous?

When your senior is this gorgeous and you have a whole field of sunflowers...

 

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5 Minutes Of...July http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/7/5-minutes-of-july I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For July I chose to do 5 minutes of...a mini bike ride at sunset with the Lensbaby Velvet 56.  I'm still experimenting with this lens.  I don't recommend it for action shots, but I do love the dreamy feel of these images.

Up next is my incredibly talented friend Megan Hassold.  Be sure to follow the circle around to see what all the other ladies have been up to in July.

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5 Minutes Of...June http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/6/5-minutes-of-june I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For June I chose to do 5 minutes of...sunset swimming with the Lensbaby Velvet 56.  While I'm still trying to figure this lens out, I do know that water+light = the most amazing bokeh.

Up next is my friend Sahsha Kochanowicz.  Be sure to follow the circle around to see what all the other ladies have been up to in June.

 

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The Nichols Family http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-nichols-family We met Travis, Cari, and their three adorable boys on their family farm for a cute family session near Ashland, Missouri.  Over the past few years we have photographed this family and watched them grow.  Another precious boy has been added to the mix and the other two keep changing, and quickly.  This is the great thing about having clients that keep coming back to us.  The sentimental sap in me loves watching the kids grow up and being able to document that for a fellow mom. Enjoy!

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The Leach Family http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-leach-family Earlier this month I met the Leach family at their farm for an extended family session in Mexico, Missouri.  I love photographing kids this age because they still feel free to be themselves in front of the camera.  They aren't self conscious in front of the lens yet.  You may not have perfectly posed photos where everyone is smiling at the camera, but family photos like this are still so precious.  

I could have easily did a whole series and called it "Cora and the Kitties." Ok, so I pretty much did. And he shall be mine. And I shall love him and squeeze him...

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Beauty & the Beast http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/6/beauty-the-beast Beauty & the Beast was my favorite Disney movie growing up, so when Sophia's mom asked for a themed photo session I was so excited.  We met up at the Governor's Garden at the Capitol in Jefferson City for these.  I don't think there could have been a more perfect location.  While editing this session I have been hearing Celine Dion sing the theme song in my head.  Thank you, Alana, for letting me relive this magic with our perfect little model.  She is always such a great sport and it has been so rewarding watching her grow up over the years.

 

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5 Minutes Of...May http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/5/5-minutes-of-may I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For May I chose to do 5 minutes of...silhouettes.  Just a boy and his dog on a hill in the backyard.

Up next is the ever so amazing Karen Osdieck.  Be sure to follow the circle around to see what all the other ladies have been up to in May.

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5 Minutes Of...April http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/4/5-minutes-of-april I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For April I chose to do 5 minutes of...goats on a roof.  Because apparently this makes you feel like a wild mountain goat and you begin to fight for world domination.  (Katie won.  She always does as the alpha female of the group.)  Although this was quite entertaining to watch, I have since put a stop to them getting on the roof.  It made me way too nervous.

Up next is the lovely and talented Eve Rashid.  Be sure to follow the circle around to see some amazing five minutes from all the ladies.

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The Sparks Family: In-Home Lifestyle Session http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-sparks-family-in-home-lifestyle-session I'm not sure I've said it enough, but I absolutely adore in-home lifestyle sessions.  To photograph people in their homes is something special.  They're relaxed.  They're themselves.  You get to see a small glimpse of their lives and their happiness radiates.  

While it is getting nicer outside (finally!) there's never a bad time for these types of sessions.  Contact us if you feel like you want to capture a special time in your life.  In this case, Sarah's oldest daughter is getting ready to go off to college and she wanted to capture her family as it is, right now, before she leaves.  I was honored to do that for her.  Enjoy!

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Camrey: A Story of Survival http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/4/camrey-a-story-of-survival With April being National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month, I wanted to do something.  Something important.  

Meet Camrey.  Camrey is a survivor of Shaken Baby Syndrome.  I don't want to list statistics or facts and figures.  No.  This is more personal than that.  I invited Camrey to come to the studio for a photo session and another way to share her story.  Hopefully we have an audience in my small corner of the world wide web.  Maybe if our voices are heard, we can make a difference.

Here is her story, as told by her mother, Rebecca Green:

"My five year old daughter is a Shaken Baby Survivor.  This happened when see was three months old while at the babysitter's home.  She was unresponsive and suffered bi-retinal hemorrhaging and swelling and subdural hemorrhaging along with seizures.  She had extensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy for nearly three years.  She used three stages of leg braces and wore corrective shoes.  She had to train the left side of her body to work parallel with her right side.  She was introduced to dance to keep her physical therapy going and recently started violin lessons to further stimulate her brain.  

Today she is a very smart, vibrant, happy child that knows no boundaries!  We were once told she may need special education but Camrey exceeded that dream and now is in kindergarten with her peers!  Our neurologist says there can still be some future brain issues and seizures, but for now she has only been left with some minor issues and an amazing fight story.  She has been in two Shaken Baby films, on the cover of a magazine and has spoken at the Children’s Hospital Radiothon the last four years.  She has personally raised money for the Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Miracle Network.

Unfortunately, justice was never fully served,  but we are blessed to have the outcome we do for Camrey!  We have been given the opportunity to have a voice for innocent children and help bring awareness to others!  Camrey says she wants to be a dancer, violin teacher or a doctor when she grows up and I have no doubt that she could accomplish that!"

This cause is extremely personal to me.  Meet Colin, my first born son.  Colin was shaken by his babysitter and passed away in 2003 at 13-months-old.  While it is difficult for me to say much more than that, I want it to be shown how devastating shaking a baby can be.   Never, ever shake a baby.

Colin Michael

September 24, 2002 - October 30, 2003

 

 

 

 

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5 Minutes Of...March http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/3/5-minutes-of-march I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For March I chose to do 5 minutes of...a kid that's too big getting into a box and then the dog attacks.  Too funny.  

Up next is the amazing Liz of Four Dots Photography!  You won't want to miss her beautiful work.

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Shoot & Share Contest Results http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/3/shoot-share-contest-results 332,768 photos were entered from all over the world in a contest called the Shoot & Share contest.  It pretty well consumed my life for the entire month of February.  I used up all my data voting in the contest.  It was quite addictive.  I even had some friends and family voting along with me.  It was, in a word, FUN!  I went all in, entering 50 photos.  Some newer work and some old favorites.  Personal work and client work.  25 of my 50 photos ended up with badges on them and I thought it might be fun to share these and also have this to look back on for next year's contest.

The contest is free and open to anyone, so if you've ever thought of entering a contest this would be a great one to start with.  They'll be back at it again next year for the 2018 contest, which I expect will be even bigger than this year's.

100th place out of 10,102 photos entered in the pets/animals category.  My highest achievement in the contest.

 

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At the Park http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/3/at-the-park For this fun documentary session I went with Zeke and his mom to two different parks in Columbia, Missouri on a warm winter day.  I was completely worn out after chasing a four-year-old around but it was worth it!  He is such an expressive little guy and is always a joy to photograph.  

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7 Ways to Photograph Older Kids http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/3/7-ways-to-photograph-older-kids As our children get older, I think it becomes a struggle to photograph them and this stage in their lives. My son in particular is a gamer, so I encourage him to get out and about. Of course, I bring along the camera so that I can document it. He's not a cute little toddler anymore, but that doesn't mean that I want photographs of him any less.

1.  Sports

If your child (or children) are anything like mine, then sports play a huge, important role in their lives. While I don't love lighting in the gym, I do love a good baseball game at sunset.

2.  Adventures

Documenting our fun adventures has become a passion of mine. We do a lot of hiking and other outdoor activities and they make for a wonderful opportunity for capturing some magical images.


3.  Pets

I feel that it is especially important to capture them with your pets. My son is an only child, so the bond he has with our pets is a special one. My childhood involved a lot of pets as well, and I love looking back on our memories with them. Especially considering their time on Earth is not near as long as you would like it to be.

4.  Grab a Friend

Or in our case, a cousin. While he does have a friend over from time to time, we have a lot of opportunities to be with family and I especially love to document their relationships and have done so for years.

5.  Chores

While they don't love chores, it is part of growing up. Now that they are older, they most likely have more responsibility and this is yet another way to document this stage in life.

6.  Hobbies

My son is an avid reader and loves music. (The Eagles are his absolute favorite!) These are things he is passionate about and something that I want him to remember about his childhood.


7.  Bribes

When all else fails, bribery works wonders. When my son is resistant to me taking his photograph I like to remind him of the deal that we had made some time back. For every stock image I sell with him in it, he gets $20. I told him to consider it our job. Sometimes this extra incentive is all it takes.  And other times I just have to respect that he's not into it and let it go.

I hope these tips help you in photographing your own older children. If you have any other tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments!  

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The Walsh Family http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/3/the-walsh-family Last month we got to see the super adorable Walsh family for a fun family photo session.  This is the third year we have photographed them and their little girl has grown so much.  They met us out at the farm and we then drove to an old barn nearby for these.  It was cold and windy, but they were troopers.  I'm so glad it worked out for us to do the session as I am in love with these!  Enjoy!

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5 Minutes Of...February http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/2/5-minutes-of-february I have teamed up with some amazing artists to continue our monthly blog circle for 2017.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For February I chose to do 5 minutes of...cows!  

Up next is the incredibly talented Melissa Hines.  You won't want to miss her amazing work.  Enjoy!

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Scott + Jessie http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/2/scott-jessie Scott and Jessie came out to the farm in Columbia, Missouri for their engagement session a couple weeks ago.  They also brought along their two dogs, Apollo and Mugsy, who were so much fun to work with.  We have a lot of clients ask if they can bring their furbabies for their session and the answer is always an enthusiastic YES!!  

Congratulations, you guys.  We can't wait for the wedding!

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5 Minutes Of...January 2017 http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/1/5-minutes-of-january-2017 In 2017 I am rejoining my 10 on 10 blog circle for a new project.  We're taking 5 minutes in our month to photograph one thing/place/activity and share what we can capture in just those 5 minutes.  For January I chose to do 5 minutes of...goats!  Which is about all I could stand outside in the sub-zero temperatures.  I used my Lensbaby Velvet 56 for these, just for a little bit of inspiration.  Enjoy!

Up next is the amazing Megan Hassold.  Follow the circle around for some incredible eye candy!

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Janet's Family http://2bseenphotography.com/blog/2017/1/janets-family Janet called us looking for someone to take photos of her extended family, who all happened to be in town during what was supposed to be an epic ice storm.  Luckily the weather held out, and we were able to capture these fun images for her on the farm in Columbia, Missouri.  It's sessions like these that make my sentimental heart happy.  It had been a long time since they had all been together and she wasn't sure when it would happen again.  This officially goes down as one of my favorite family sessions to date.  

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