Summertime Lemonade Stand {Cousins}

Hard to believe it’s already towards the end of August! I sent my daughter off to 4th grade today, and I’m sure many of you are sending kiddos off to school today and next week if you haven’t already. I’m not one of those parents who is ready for school to start, I never want summer vacation to end! Just in case you’re like me and you may be mourning the end of summer a bit, here’s a little sunshine for you.:)I shot this session 2 years ago with my daughter & her cousin Isabella. Enjoy!

lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
We had to get little brother in for some photos towards the end.:)
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
lemonade stand summer photos, Candid Contrast Photography, lifestyle photography, Bellevue Dubuque IA
Ready to get some fun images of your kiddos? Drop me a line at candid.contrast.photo@gmail.com. My fall schedule is filling up quickly. I only have a handful of sessions open for the rest of the year, so if you’re hoping to grab on of them don’t wait!

Vivien | 7 Days New {Sneak Peek}

I’m so excited to share just a few photos from Vivien’s newborn session! After photographing Stacy & Austin’s engagement, wedding, & maternity photos I could not wait to meet sweet little Vivien! She was certainly worth the wait. I loved spending some time getting to know this sweet little girl & catching up with her parents. I wanted to post some of my favorites from the session to hold Mom & Dad over until our big premiere.:)

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Dubuque Iowa newborn photographer, Dubuque Iowa lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography
Dubuque Iowa newborn photographer, Dubuque Iowa lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography
Dubuque Iowa newborn photographer, Dubuque Iowa lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography
Dubuque Iowa newborn photographer, Dubuque Iowa lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography
Dubuque Iowa newborn photographer, Dubuque Iowa lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography

The First Look {just one}

Just one… OK two from Devon & Ryan’s first look. <3 Ohhh how I love witnessing these moments.

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First Came Love… {Transformation Tuesday}

First came love, then came marriage, & I can’t wait to meet the little baby in the carriage!

What a difference a year can make! These photos were taken almost exactly a year apart. A year and two weeks if we’re being precise.;)It was a complete accident that these two shots look so much alike, a very happy accident!

The top shot is from Stacy & Austin’s wedding a year ago, the bottom shot is one of the first we took at their maternity session last night. Upon uploading everything late last night I flagged the shot as a favorite. When it was time to pick the first sneak peek I realized it really reminded me of the very first image I had shared from their wedding!

Stacy, I’m really thinking we should do these as canvases on your wall! Then we can do a similar shot at Vivien’s one year session.:)Pinterest couldn’t make this stuff up people, we’re on a roll!;)

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 Stacy & Austin are baby plan clients, which means they’ll come back throughout their little girl’s first year to build a gorgeous, heirloom wooden image box. Learn more about our baby plan here: http://www.candidcontrast.com/blog/baby-cakes-portrait-plan/

I take a very limited number of baby planners per year, inquire today: candid.contrast.photo@gmail.com

Westyn’s Post-Cake Sink Bath {lifestyle}

It’s funny how the smallest moments can be the biggest. After Westyn’s cake smash, Mom took him to rinse off in the bath. It was such a beautiful, everyday moment. I started snapping some photos. Funny that these are some of my favorites from the whole session. <3 I’m making a move toward offering more “lifestyle” type sessions and I couldn’t be more excited! I take a ton of these types of pictures of my family everyday, and would love someone to be here to capture me in these photos. Everyday images to show my babies I was there cuddling them, reading stories, and washing dirt off of their little faces. That’s why I’m so passionate about this kind of photography and can’t wait to start doing it more. Stay tuned!:)

Bellevue Dubuque IA children's lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography, cake smash
Bellevue Dubuque IA children's lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography, cake smash
Bellevue Dubuque IA children's lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography, cake smash
Bellevue Dubuque IA children's lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography, cake smash
Bellevue Dubuque IA children's lifestyle photographer, Candid Contrast Photography, cake smash

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