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a Photo a Day | July 21 – Aug 3

Two Very Full Weeks in Photos!

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These past couple weeks things went a little nuts.  I had my parents visiting and watching Maisy while I photographed several weddings, then Josh and I traveled to MN for some gigs where I got to see all sorts of family and friends (Maisy is a popular little girl) and photograph a gorgeous engagement session in downtown Minneapolis, we came back just in time for me to photograph another wedding in the Chicago suburbs, and finally Maisy and I tried to take it easy on Sunday (Mom bought her some black and white books and clearly she’s taken by them).

Week 1 |  July 21 – 27

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a Photo a Day | July 14 – 20

Almost a full Week in Photos!

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This week Maisy hit 1 month!  So hard to believe!  She’s consumed most of my photographing for the week.  Seems to be my trend lately.  But I also photographed a wedding and saw a really cool looking sun at sunset this week!

PHOTO 1:  Maisy sitting with me at my desk as I work.

PHOTO 2:  An early morning diaper change (note Josh’s yawn).

PHOTO 3:  We smiled at each other for a long time!  Little did I know this smiling session marked the first of many more to come – my little Maisy Joy sure is a joyful little bugger!

PHOTO 4:  1 month photography session – TAKE 1

PHOTO 5:  1 month photography session – TAKE 2

I tried and succeeded at “1 month photography session – Take 3” today.  Photos to be revealed soon!

PHOTO 6:  Jenna + Jake are married!  And we had some football fun in a wooded wonderland for the camera More photos to come.

PHOTO 7:  That cool sunset I was telling you about!

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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

a Photo a Day | May 5 – 11

A Week in Photos!

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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.