5th Annual Easter Mini Sessions!

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It’s that time again!! We are now booking for our 5th annual Easter Mini Sessions!
Sunday, March 22nd
Bring your little ones in their Easter best for portraits with
real baby bunnies and ducklings!!

Where: Bellevue, Iowa. Weather permitting, the sessions will take place outdoors. An indoor location will be available for inclement weather.

Who: These sessions are for babies & kids only. These sessions are best suited for babies 6+ months old, and able to sit up on their own. Please let me know if your baby is younger & we will be sure to have the set ready for them.

When: 

2:00 Brittney T.

2:30 Sarah M.

3:00______

3:30 Jacque W.

4:00 Jacquelynn C.

4:30 Abigail M.

5:00 Rebecca A.

5:30 Amanda B.

6:00 Felicia Z.

All the Details:

▪ Each 20 minute session is only $35 & accommodates up to 4 kiddos. (please book two back-to-back sessions for 5+ children)
▪ Your sessions will yield an online image gallery containing at least 5-7 images for you to choose from. All images will be fully retouched & color corrected.
▪ Your $35 session fee covers the cost of the session, and you also get a FREE set of 8 wallet prints to show off your little cuties!
▪ You will be able to place your portrait order online. You’ll have your gorgeous images in time for Easter!
▪ Portrait collections start at just $50. A minimum purchase of a collection is required.
▪ Like us on Facebook to see images from previous years.


Ready to book? Email Cat @ {candid.contrast.photo@gmail.com} or Book Online @ https://squareup.com/market/candid-contrast-photography/easter-mini-session

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These sessions have limited availability and will go fast. Book your spot today!

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{The Collections} Once you see your beautiful images you’ll be able to choose from these collections. You’ll have your images in hand by Easter to show off to friends & family!

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Fall Mini Sessions {special event}

I have a special announcement! For one day only we’ll be offering our Fall Mini Sessions! Fall is such a busy time I wasn’t sure whether or not to do these this year, but I’ve had so much interest I decided to do them for one day, Saturday, October 18th. These mini sessions are very special because they are one of the only times we offer mini sessions for the whole family, not just the kiddos. I hope to have many parents take advantage of this and get IN the photos this year.:)

You don’t have to have kiddos to take part in these mini sessions though! Couples are welcome to join us and get some wonderful photos together.

Sessions will be first come, first served. Sessions are reserved once session fee is paid & contract is signed.

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Session Openings:

1:00 Sarah M.

1:30

2:00 Michelle U.

2:30 Mary M.

3:00

3:30

4:00 Amy K.

4:30 Steph T.

5:00

Family Farm Fun {extended family}

If I’m not mistaken, I believe Georgia & Jeff said they’ve been married 39 years. Jeff definitely smiled the biggest when I had him look at his lovely wife. It was awesome to see. My daughter was with me as I went through this session & she said, “They must be so proud that they started such a beautiful family.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.  <3 <3

Family Tree <3 <3
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{Cousins} These kids were a blast right from the beginning.:)
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I’ve photographed these two before, and they are so sweet & photogenic. Loved seeing them again.
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Zeke & Ellie were so cute! Big brother is only 15 and was taller than me!
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Couch in a field! Check that off this photographer’s bucket list. Done and done!
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{Sisters} <3
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Love that they switched to overalls at the end to keep with the farm theme.:)
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July 3, 2014 - 09:13

Jenny Larson - Love all the pics! Especially love the ones with kids in overalls! Awesome!

Chelsey + Matt {married}

Chelsey & Matt celebrated their first anniversary this weekend! Time to blog their beautiful day? I think so! I was so happy when they chose me to document their wedding. I have known both of them for awhile & was so honored to be their photographer.

Fast forward to late September, I found out I was pregnant and due 3 DAYS after their wedding. It was time to make some decisions. I knew I didn’t want to sit out for their big day if there was any way possible I could do it. I also knew there was a huge possibility I would be in the hospital at that time! I talked with them & we decided the second shooter for their wedding (I include a second shooter in every wedding collection) would be upgraded to first shooter if I went into labor. We then hired a third shooter, who would be upgraded to second shooter in the event I couldn’t be there. I want to say a HUGE thank you to my second shooter, Amanda, from Amanda McLeod Photography, and my third shooter, Sarah, from Sarah Sunstrom Photography. I couldn’t have done it without you ladies. You rocked it and put my mind at ease!:)When the big day came, all three of us were there to capture the wonderful day. (Check out the end of this post for behind the scenes shots!)

From getting ready in the morning, to the last dances we captured that night, it was a gorgeous day! Chelsey & Matt were surrounded by a large bridal party and a ton of family and friends. They were both beaming the entire day, and it was a joy to witness it!

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This was a favorite moment of mine, when one of Matt’s sister saw Chelsey in her dress for the first time.:)I love when two families already care so much for each other, and the wedding day is just making it extra official.
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Chelsey & her sister:)
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Little man found a great hiding spot to play some games while the girls were being… girly.;)
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Eeeeek! I love a first look! Especially when the groom is as excited & nervous as Matt was.:)So cute!
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This photo was Chelsey’s idea and I adore it. <3
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Hair & MakeUp: Oasis Salon | Bellevue, IA

Bride’s Getting Ready Location: St. Joseph’s Church | Bellevue, IA

Ceremony: St. Joseph’s Church | Bellevue, IA

Reception: Horizon Hall | Bellevue, IA

Floral: Hand Pickd {just for you} | East Dubuque, IL

Music: BMW Entertainment | Dubuque, IA

Video: Vue Media Inc. | Bellevue, IA

Now for the behind the scenes shots! I never do this many, but for one BIG obvious reason, I just had to!;)

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Amanda & Sarah!! So thankful for these girls!! Couldn’t have don’t it without them. Gotta love that groomsman photo bomb too. haha! (That’s my almost brother-in-law by the way, I kind of have to claim him…);)
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Makin’ it work even in the rain!:)
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Spring is Here! {what to wear}

Our Easter Mini Sessions are only one week away! I’m so excited to see all of the little ones & watch their excitement over the sweet baby animals.:)Definitely hoping for good weather, lets keep our fingers crossed people!

In the meantime I want to share some sunshine-y outfit ideas for your Easter Mini or next Spring session. I’m a big fan of bright colors since, lets just be honest, it’s still pretty brown out there!

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