June Newsletter

Hey friends!  It’s time for my June newsletter.  Keeping you in the loop is just what I do!

Update #1:  Newsletters will probably never make it out on the first of the month.  I’ve realized I don’t want to interrupt my blogging routine (Saturday & Sunday off, Monday “a Photo a Day,” Tuesday photography, Wednesday Words, Thursday photography, Friday free for all) so that means my newsletters will be featured on the blog the Friday after the first of every month.

Talk of the Town.

Last month I was selected to be on TV with Talk of the Town.  First time being on TV and it wasn’t too terrifying!  Hopefully I’ll have a link to the interview soon!

BRAVA Magazine.

Sometimes I do freelance photography for publications.  I’ve been freelancing for BRAVA Magazine since October and am featured on their cover for the second time this month.

  • CLICK HERE to see the full blog post featuring the cover and all of my other appearances throughout this month’s issue.
  • CLICK HERE to see the February issue with my cover image!

Wedding Season.

This is it!  I will now be seeing weddings in my every waking moment and even in my dreams!  Starting June 22 I become a sort of wedding hopper.  Every Saturday I have the privilege of photographing beautiful couples on their big, big days… and then I get to eat their food and cake and maybe even dance a little 🙂  It’s a good life.  Tiring, but very good!  To book me, shoot me an email at asunshinemoment@gmail.com – subject line “wedding photography” please.

Attention High School Seniors.

Calling all high school seniors!  There is still time to book your session with me!  Better hurry though because time flies and I get packed quickly.  I absolutely love senior portrait photography.  I love that I get to work with young adults in such a cool time in their life when the world is at their finger tips and they are reaching out to seize it!  I am a unique photographer in that it is my sole goal to photograph the uniqueness in you!  I work throughout the session to choose poses and spots that better showcase what you love and who you are.  I even welcome family and friends into the shots if you like.  Contact me at asunshinemoment@gmail.com (subject line “senior portrait photography” please) to get more info about booking me for your session.  A note of warning, only contact me if you want to have fun during your portrait session!

Citizen Way on tour with Mercy Me.

Every tour my husband finds himself on it is my goal to make it to at least one show.  This tour, the closest they got to me was Brunswick, OH… 7.5 hours away.  So, at 36 weeks pregnant I hopped in a car with my mom and we road-tripped it out there!  What a great show!  CLICK HERE to read about it and see the photos I took at the concert.

Buying a Home.

Still haven’t closed on our house but we’ve been dreaming up the place like crazy!  Our apartment is sufficiently packed up and we’re ready to go!  now we’re just waiting for our June 16 closing date!  To read more about the specifics of how huge of a blessing this is check out my blurb about it from my May Newsletter.

Having a baby.

I am 39 weeks pregnant and this little buddy is hanging on!  With a move on (or before) June 16, a due date of June 11, and wedding photography season hitting full force starting June 22 I am in for one crazy month!

Tata for now!

Kaia Calhoun

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Featured on the cover for the June issue of BRAVA Magazine!

My interior design photography is featured on the cover of BRAVA Magazine this month!

A few more of my photos are peppered throughout the magazine, particularly in two articles:  “Rethink Your Space” and “Change is a Choice.”  See below to see the other spreads I’m featured in or CLICK HERE to see the full June issue!

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a Photo a Day | May 12 – 18

Almost a full Week in Photos!

For more “a Photo a Day” CLICK HERE.

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Photo 1:  We were given so many great picture books at our baby shower!  Thanks to our generous friends, Baby Calhoun’s library is off to a great start!

Photo 2:  A simple “professional profile” portrait session for BRAVA Magazine.

Photo 3:  Sometimes I like to prop my hand on my belly now-a-days.  Handy little arm rest!

Photo 4:  Mom and I road-tripped it out to Brunswick, Ohio to see Citizen Way play!  I am committed to making at least one performance per tour they are on and since Brunswick was as close as it was gonna get we made it happen!

Photo 5:  Sam was giving some creepy eyes.  He’s funny.

Photo 6:  I love that I have had such a steady increase of boudoir photography work to do!  I did this incredible boudoir shoot at the studio last week!  Can’t wait to work on these images and put together an album for her to give to her lucky husband-to-be!

a Photo a Day | May 5 – 11

A Week in Photos!

For more “a Photo a Day” CLICK HERE.

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Photo 1:  Sam is ruining the pillows on our couch… but he does look adorable while doing it at least!

Photo 2:  When Josh is gone I end up taking “selfies” per his request.  This one, after hunting through all of my clothes (because it is never easy to find something that covers my belly anymore) I was ready to head to Mama and Papa-in-laws to finish planting the garden!  This year I have tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, zucchini, green beans, carrots, beets, and lettuce growing so far!  In this photo I am 34 weeks pregnant.

Photo 3:  I just love this wedding invite!  Can’t wait to stand up in Hannah and Austin’s wedding!  P.S.  Did their engagement shoot a week ago and y’all are in for a visual treat that’s for sure!

Photo 4:  I got to do an interior design shoot for the Home and Garden issue BRAVA Magazine is doing for June.  Since I cannot technically reveal photos before publication I snuck this little photo while I was there!

Photo 5:  I did an incredible boudoir shoot at the studio last week!  Can’t wait to work on these images and to hear all about how much her husband-to-be loves them!

Photo 6:  Since Josh couldn’t make it to the MN baby shower we had to send him a photo 🙂  In this photo I am 35 weeks pregnant.

Photo 7:  Haley hunted a big fly all day.  Even into the night here she is waiting for the assailant to come back out of the lamp.

Featured in BRAVA Magazine’s May Issue

I have the privilege of doing freelance photography with BRAVA Magazine.  I absolutely love working for them!  I get to do a whole variety of work for them from advertisement photography to event photography and everything in-between.  Besides, I love any excuse to go up to Madison.

For their May issue I was grinning ear to ear as I flipped through the pages and saw my work littering the magazine.  Below is my work in print!

I primarily freelance photograph in the Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois areas but am available for travel worldwide!  Contact me at asunshinemoment@gmail.com with the subject line “freelance photography” to hire me!

This shoot at Dog Haus University was wicked fun!  The dogs were all over me the whole time, particularly a trio of dogs I unfortunately wasn’t able to get on camera because they were so bent on being on top of me.  They were the cutest!  Send me to photograph dogs anytime!
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The upper left image is mine.  I had a lot of fun staging those products and they smelled amazing!May 2014_2We had to march up several flights of stairs to get the awesome lighting for this shot but it was worth it!  I was panting by the time we got there due to my baby belly but the ladies were super sweet about it – there was another woman there leading us around.
May 2014_3This event was so much fun!  There were so many unique things to photograph throughout the day and I had a lot of fun people watching in-between shots. And yup, that’s a real, live kangaroo!  (Not sure why the blue is blown out of proportion, but I suppose I messed up a setting in converting the PDF to JPEG, sorry about that folks!)
May 2014_4 The upper half of the spread is mine.  This event also supplied a plethora of tasty treats for this pregnant lady!  Yum!May 2014_5