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!:)

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

Easter Mini Session Favorites {2014}

With this year’s Easter Mini Sessions coming up I thought it would be a fun time to share some of my favorites from last year.:)I could say a lot about these sweet kiddos. Since I’m technically still on maternity leave and my sweet baby needs cuddling, I’ll keep it short & sweet. These images can do all the talking for me.:)

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Below are Madelyn’s Easter photos. Mom had us do some special shots to announce that she was expecting. I couldn’t share them at the time of course, but they turned out so cute! I can’t wait to see Madelyn again this year, and meet her baby brother Byron.:)
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Last but not least, my own kiddos.:)For the people bugging me to see these last April, I told you I’d get around to it…;)
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Our Little Cole Michael {brand new}

In case you’re wondering why it’s been so quiet around here… I finally met a guy I’d been waiting on for 9 long months! Our third little one was born February 2nd & we love him to death! I’ve been soaking in every minute of him.

Cole Michael Furlin came into this world on February 2nd, 2015 at 4:54pm weighing in at 6 lb 2 oz and measuring 19 inches long. <3 I’m technically still on maternity leave, although I am answering emails. I’ll be back to shooting on March 22nd for our 5th annual Easter minis, and I’m currently booking sessions in the third week of April.

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