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LETTERS FROM YOU MY PHOTOGRAPHY STORY THE PORTRAIT PROCESS, FROM SHOOT TO PRINT
I couldnâ€™t even remember a time when I didnâ€™t have a camera. From the age of 9, and possibly before, capturing silly moments of my baby sister playing dress-up and roaming the house in my 1980â€™s ceramic bracelets and lens-less Minnie Mouse glasses. Birthday parties, slumber parties, then on to sporting events and events at school - I was always curious to see the lives of others through my lens. In college, my passion deepened with a graphic design project that led to taking portraits of friends in gardens. A few friends referred a few more friends, and I had spent every free hour between classes getting flip-flop shaped sunburn on my feet. My only payment was a free roll of the doubles (yep, film and Walmart processing... the stuff dreams are made of!) Although my passion led me to grow my wedding business, my heart lies in the amazing couples that have contacted me long after the sparkler exits - with blossoming families that they want me to document. There is no truer a testament to the love I feel for these families than when they trust me to be there for the milestones in their relationships. On top of this, meeting so many special people during important moments in their lives remains one of my greatest pleasures in both my photography business and in my life. And, as I did for those giggling teenagers who still reminisce over those slumber party photographs I took almost 20 years ago, I look forward to creating unique, special photography with you which will remind you of those important milestones in your life for years to come. Remember your special yesterdays for all your beautiful tomorrows. Yours,
K R I S T E N W E AV E R P H OTO G R A P H Y
L E T T E R S F R O M YO U
T H E VA R L E Y S
From our engagement to our wedding, first baby and finally with the arrival of our second baby, Kristen has been there from the beginning. We couldn’t imagine anyone else capturing these special milestones and turning them into beautiful, cherished memories. Her work truly speaks for itself and we are lucky to be able to call Kristen our family photographer and friend.
We feel Kristen possesses the perfect balance of creativity and technical photography skills that result in photos that go so much further than just a high quality picture; they radiate the feelings and emotions within the moment in time. Since our wedding, she has been our “go to” photographer. From professional head shots to family photos, including multiple photo sessions of our son, Kristen has been incredible to work with.
Kristen is such a pleasure to work with and she captures the most beautiful images, every one she’s taken we will cherish. One of the best decisions we made was to purchase a year photo session with Kristen for our daughter’s first year...they’re only little for so long, and we wanted to have beautiful photos to remember how special this time is.
We have had the pleasure of working with Kristen as our family has transitioned from newlyweds, to expecting our first child, to being the proud new parents of a baby girl. Kristen has a wonderful way of capturing the emotions of these life stages and documents them in such a beautiful and joyful way. She is super fun to work with and makes us feel at ease behind the camera. She truly exceeds our expectations every time.
My husband and I found Kristen in 2010 when we were on the hunt for a photographer to shoot our engagement session and potentially our wedding. When we found Kristen and spoke with her, we knew right away she was the one! Kristen provided us with unbelievable photos for both our engagement session and our wedding day, that when it came time to hiring someone for maternity photos, it was a no-brainer who our photographer was going to be. We have since used Kristen for each of our three babies’ first years. We continue to be in awe when we receive each set of photos and will always use her for as long as she will take our pictures! In all, we have used Kristen for 15 sessions and we have truly had nothing but wonderful experiences. Between Kristen’s elite photography skills and her amazing customer service, I can’t imagine that there’s a better photographer out there. We will forever cherish the moments that Kristen has captured for our family and would recommend her a million times over.
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SPOTLIGHT ON T H E V A R L E Y F A M I LY
ROWEN’S ‘DEER ONE’ SHOOT Kristin and I go way back - we initially met at a
beach because Rowen was her “free spirit”. So
coffee shop in 2010 to discuss her wedding!
we decided to hand-craft a dreamcatcher for her
Following that meeting, we have been pretty
newborn session, too!
much inseparable, and she is now one of my closest friends.
We have gotten to see Rowen grow in to a beautiful little girl over the past year, and so
From her engagement to wedding, and then the
Kristin put together a “Deer One” photoshoot for
birth of their first daughter, Harper, and now her
her first birthday and cake smash! She completed
second daughter, Rowen, I have managed to
the styled shoot with a custom deer onesie from
photograph this beautiful family every 3 months or
Cora & Violet, tee-pee, fresh flowers and antlers!
so! Kristin always comes up with the most beautiful ideas for the girls’ birthdays - Harper played in a
We hope you love seeing Rowen’s first year in
field with a unicorn for her 2nd birthday!
photos! You can also find a lot of their shoots by searching Rowen or Harper on our blog!
Kristin has always known Rowen would be her easy-going
decided she wanted her maternity shoot on the
STYLE YOUR SHOOT Do you love the idea of a fully thought-out styled shoot for your baby’s first birthday? Take a cue from our clients on this page, the Varley family! They design all the elements of their themed birthdays to make it a truly unique experience for the girls. If you’re like me, and not that crafty, consider reaching out to one of our favorite vendors “A Girl and Her Glitter” to help create the perfect atmosphere! When it comes to clothing, we’re personally huge fans of shopping small businesses and finding treasures like Rowen’s ‘Deer One-sie’ and antler headband from Cora & Violet!
COOL AND CALM Kids are best in the morning when they’re at their happiest. Well rested and fed, a calm, fun energy should make for the perfect shoot time for kids and siblings. Lunch, nap times and evenings are generally more complicated times for the optimal portraits, since young ones are often both hungry and tired at this time.
GET THE LOOK Decide before the shoot what look you’re going for. Where in your home will your
displayed? If in a more formal room, be sure everyone’s clothing is coordinated to this look. If the room is less formal and more “family” keep this in mind as well. Furnishings from desired rooms can also be used if the shoot is in-home, guaranteeing a perfect match to your decor.
HAIR AWARE Get haircuts at least a week before the shoot. It might take a few days to grow into (or fond of) a hair cut, especially if the scissors went amiss. This buffer allows for some growth, tweaks and perfections to the hair style prior to your session.
THE PORTRAIT PROC E S S
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SHOP LOCAL, BE HAPPY! Maternity portraits shot on location in Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida.
SPOTLIGHT ON T H E S H E E H A N F A M I LY
RYKER BENNETT I absolutely love when a couple’s personality is
with the addition of their first baby, Ryker! His
translated in to everything from their wedding, to
newborn session was a celebration of a beautiful
their home and even their baby’s first photoshoot!
collaboration between Brianna and Ryan - with distressed wood accents, vintage pieces and
Brianna and Ryan invited us out to Big Sur, CA to
clean, modern design.
capture their wedding day - on a cliff overlooking the Pacific. It was a magical day, being surrounded
Shooting lifestyle newborn sessions in a client’s
by tall redwoods and the incredible night skies of
home is my favorite way to connect with the
family and provide beautiful images of their first days as a family.
When they arrived back to Florida, they started planning their new home! Ryan is a custom home-
Although we steer clear of any too-staged setups,
builder and Brianna is an interior designer, so
we don’t mind shooting one or 2 if the baby is
their home definitely incorporated a stylish blend
cooperative! But our favorite style is to just lay
of their new love!
moments that often fly by. The beauty of these They were elated to hear their family was growing
shoots is truly in the simplicity of our every day
lives - from breast feeding to changing diapers and cat-naps. If you have pets, we encourage them to take part in these first family photos! The best way to prepare for our lifestyle newborn session is to simply do some light picking up around the house! We love lots of natural light, so we encourage keeping blinds open! We’ll typically select areas to shoot that have the most light streaming in. We’re on the baby’s schedule, so we plan enough time to take breaks for feedings and the occasional fussiness. But overall, we like to photograph things as they’re happening - so no need to stress if the baby is awake when you want them to be asleep! For outfits, select simple pieces that will allow you to move freely and feel comfortable. We do not recommend wearing jeans or anything stark white in color. Soft, muted colors are preferred.
CAN’T BUY ME LOVE Build up the session to children as it really is—a time for fun and togetherness. There’s no need for bribes when the event itself is the reward.
CHILL PILL Calm your own lens nerves. Relaxed parents have more fun, which helps kids become most comfortable for the best shots.
PETS ALLOWED If you bring your pet Sparky to the family shoot, make sure to get some brisk exercise with your pup before coming. This will allow for a (hopefully) slightly calmer canine during your shoot.
DAPPER DARLINGS Clothing choices make a session that much better, so picking the perfect pinafore or pant suit is a detail that shouldn’t go unchecked. Here are some ideas to help harried parents determine the best duds for darlings.
BOUNCING BABIES: • • • •
Soft or bright solids Simple styles like onesies are classic Diaper cover only Birthday suit (naked)
Bring a change of clothes in case of a spill, thrill or chill
AVO I D :
Fancy clothes (collars, shoes, giant headbands) compete for attention with the baby
FA B U LO U S FA M I L I E S : • Stick to a color palette of three to four complementary colors • Layers are flattering and a way to show personality • Shoes are optional • Keep hair simple and clean • Non-glare glasses keep glare at bay
Match your clothing colors to your home décor where your art will be displayed around
AVO I D :
Everyone wearing the same outfit. Mix it up!
CRAFTY KIDS: • • • • •
Layered looks are great Brights and fun prints Accessories:hats,scarves, jewelry Clothes should be fitted, not baggy Bare feet or fun shoes
For shiny, neat hair use product, like shine gel or pomade
AVO I D :
Huge logos that date the image and distract the eye
When I look back at our photos, my heart swells. Kristen has done such a fabulous job documenting our journey these past few years. I know the word â€œpricelessâ€? gets thrown around a lot but these truly are! We can never thank you enough, Kristen. Love you tons! -Melissa Diep
KWP MASTERS LACEY IRVING
MEET LACEY IRVING Lacey is a country girl at heart who loves working with families, babies and children to create candid, lifestyle images of her clients! She joined the KWP Team in the summer of 2015 as our office manager, while owning her own photography business in St. Cloud, Florida. Now, she will be joining our KWP Masters team to photograph family and children sessions exclusively! Her ability to connect with her clients makes us extremely excited to offer her talents with both our current and new clients! We are thrilled to see this division of our portrait family grow with Lacey!
PRICING Lacey’s pricing is listed on the last page of this brochure as “KWP Masters”. Her sessions range from 45 to 90 minutes and we are happy to customize something specifically for you! Her experience ranges from “Mommy & Me” sessions, all the way to 20 person families! Her favorite sessions to photograph are babies 1-year sessions because of all their exciting personalities!
EDITING Although Lacey’s shooting style is unique to her, by booking through us you’ll receive the same high-quality editing style and business accumen that all of our KWP clients experience! We specialize in bright, true-to-life photography and editing so every detail of your session is exactly as you remember it! A mix between posed and candid shots offers the perfect perspective and range from your session!
LACEY LOVES Lacey loves coffee, college football (go Gators!), HGTV... especially Chip and Joanna Gaines! .... Her hubby, Josh and not-so-puppy, Tebow. When she’s not working as the KWP Office Manager, Lacey can be found on her farm in St. Cloud, traveling to Gainesville, or cooking dinner for her family! A self-proclaimed Netflix Junkie - her favorite shows at the moment are Law and Order SVU, This is Us and The Good Place!
The Golden Hour When scheduling an outdoor portrait session w i t h K r i s t e n We a v e r p h o t o g r a p h y, y o u m a y n o t i c e t h a t w e re c o m m e n d s h o o t i n g d u r i n g a v e r y p re c i s e t i m e o f d a y - - g e n e r a l l y t h e l a s t s i x t y t o n i n e t y m i n u t e s b e fo re t h e s u n h a s completely set. This special window known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” is the p e r i o d o f t i m e w h e n t h e l i g h t f ro m t h e s u n i s
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home decorating needs. Whether yours is a mighty mansion or a cozy cottage, call us today and we’ll work together to ensure your portraits are as much at home as you are.
OUR MOST POPULAR PRINT ST Y LES 1) If your style is more traditional, we recommend a matted and framed portrait in a classic wood frame or a framed canvas. Our studio carries a variety of fine mat and frame combinations to complement your art and decor. 2) If you change out your art frequently or view your art from a beautiful image box or easel, we recommend our mounted print option. Enjoy your portraits for years to come without worrying about frequent handling. 3) If your style is more free-spirited, artistic, or edgy, or if your decor is modern and minimalist, we recommend the fine art wrapped canvas option.
Tr a d i t i o n a l m a t t e d and framed print
Loose, mounted display prints
Fine art canvas wrapped print
SPOTLIGHT ON T H E B R I N K F A M I LY
AND THEN A LITTLE GIRL Kelsey and Bryan were married at the Ritz Carlton
bets on another boy - but something told me it
Grande Lakes in Orlando before they welcomed
was time for this family of men to be joined by a
little sister... and we were right! Mackenzie joined
photographing them ever since their engagement
us in 2016 and Kelsey finally got to indulge in all
session, so I was thrilled to see their family grow!
things pink and fluffy!
Bryan has 2 boys already, and Kelsey fell right in to her role as a new mom seamlessly!
Mackenzie’s brothers are taking amazing care of her - doting on her and celebrating their new little
At Braxton’s 3-month session, Kelsey found out
sister! I can’t imagine growing up in a house of 4
she was pregnant again! So his one-year cake
older brothers, but she will definitely have them
smash was also the perfect time for Bentley’s
wrapped around her finger!
newborn session! Getting to include the entire family was crazy! Four boys and 2 dogs with all the beautiful chaos you could possibly imagine! As things started to settle down a bit, Kelsey found out that she was pregnant again! We all had
RAIN PLAN It’s a no-brainer when you live in Florida... it’s going to rain. We try to work around the weather as much as possible, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. There are many factors that go in to the planning of our shoot, and sometimes overcast skies can be a perfect blessing on your shoot day! However, dark skies or splotchy light can make it impossible to replicate the overall finished style that we’re known and loved for! So if the rain percentage is at 60% or above, we will reschedule your session in order to provide you with the best experience possible!
LO CAT I O N If you’re not sure on the perfect location for your shoot, definitely ask us for suggestions! We love places with big, open shade (lots of trees or buildings), no crowds and a variety of spots we can utilize. Some of our favorite places are right here in Oviedo, while others can take us on a journey! We have a gallery set up of our favorite spots if you’d like to take a look - and we’re always open to new ideas and suggestions that will make your shoot unique!
SCHEDULING Weddings are still our main genre, so weekends are incredibly difficult for scheduling (remember, we have families too!), so we only schedule our portrait sessions during the week, typically Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and we only take a limited number of portrait sessions each month. It’s definitely better to work with kids in the mornings, but if no kids are coming, then we love golden hour - the hour before sunset - for the beautiful lighting! Sunset time and sun direction varies each season, so keep that in mind!
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AMAZING ALBUMS Our custom designed layflat albums are the perfect keepsake for your precious memories. Combine multiple shoots or for any single shoot. We also have options for larger books, as well as first year collection albums.
BOUTIQUE CARDS Celebrate the holidays or special events by ordering custom designed boutique press-printed cards. Templates available for any occasion, or we can custom design something for you! Sold in sets of 25 and come with standard envelopes.
We offer a digital release of images so that you can handle all the printing on your own, if you choose. You can also select to add-on a KWP or customized USB drive for us to deliver the images to you. Digital images are uploaded to a Dropbox site for one week, allowing you to download them to your own hardware. Our USBs may be purchased (sales tax may apply)
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first year COLLECTION Our First Year Collection is a special portrait package that includes a minimum of 3 shoots (maternity, newborn and one year) and has a discount applied to the total collection cost. You can also add a 3, 6 and 9 month session to fully customize your collection! We finish off the year with a beautiful layflat album showcasing your child’s first year! • pricing varies based on the number of sessions, so please contact us for details.
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