May Newsletter

Hey friends!

A new blog thing I am starting is a newsletter!  Ideally these will publish on the 1st of ever month but obviously that just didn’t happen this time!  I’m sure by reading the updates below you can figure out why I’ve been slacking on the blogging!

Buying a Home.

Ever since Josh and I got married I have fostered a passion for owning a home.  I am so happy to announce that our home ownership days are finally upon us!  We just purchased the most adorable cape cod home in Janesville, WI and close on June 2.  Why did I want a house so bad?  Not for your usual reasons.  My passion for wanting a home is really a passion for wanting a yard.  I’m also so excited about the tax benefits since we’re self employed and so excited to transform the space into something that’s all my own and blanketed by my design but it is the yard I was really after.  I wanted a fenced in and spacious yard so I can left dogs and kids run free and safe and so I can fully pursue homesteading.  What is homesteading?  Homesteading is fostering your own food sources.  For me, this is a garden.  Some day I would love to add chickens to the mix, but one step at a time!  My dreams for my garden is to feed my family with homegrown, organic fruits and veggies through most of the year.

Working at Mocha Moment.

I am a full time photographer.  But working out of my in-home studio can get pretty depressing.  When my husband is on tour I sometimes don’t see another person for days at a time.  A person starts getting weird when they don’t see another person after a few days.  Well there’s this coffee shop in town that is our favorite thing ever.  One day it occurred to me that I would love to work there a day or two a week as a means to get me out of the house and around people.  As timing would have it, mine was perfect!  I started work there a few days later and I am in love!  It is so fantastic to step away from editing and into the cozy environment of a coffee shop.  Not only does it get me face time with folks but it fuels my productivity back at home.

Having a baby.

I am 35 weeks pregnant and getting so excited to meet this little one kicking around in my tummy!  With a move on June 2 and a due date of June 11 with wedding photography season hitting full force right after my due date I am in for a crazy summer’s beginning!  It’s a good thing I’m comfortable flying by the seat of my pants 😉

BRAVA Magazine.

Sometimes I do freelance photography for publications.  I’ve been freelancing for BRAVA Magazine since October and recently started pursing other publications that can call on me to photograph more fun in the Madison area!

Wedding Season.

As mentioned briefly above, wedding season is knocking at my doorstep!  In the good ‘ol midwest, my work life is bonkers from May to December.  Come January the photographing and editing slows down enough so I finally get to address the list of To Do list pertaining to the business side of things.  After a brutally cold and wedding free 2014 so far I am excited to get back at it!  Starting June 22 my wedding photography madness begins!  Look out brides and grooms, this photographer is excited and energetic about serving you with buckets of creativity and passion!

Attention High School Seniors.

I am looking to expand my volume of high school senior portrait photography.  I am cheaper than the portrait studios I’m familiar with and I like to think I’m more fun!  Contact me at asunshinemoment@gmail.com (subject line “senior portrait photography” please) to get more info about booking me for your session.  I mean, only if you want to have fun during your portrait session though because that’s what I do!

And now, my friends, it is essential that I get my booty out the door to go sign some more papers for the house in order to also get to my home inspection on time!

Have a blessed day!

Kaia Calhoun

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Wedding Rack Card

I connected with The Armory in Janesville and am now one of their featured wedding photographers!  I chose to connect with this venue in particular because I love the charm of the brick, historic building and I simply won’t beat the proximity to my home!

This new connection meant I needed to get some materials printed for them to put in the folders they give their couples.  I chose this simple card as to give these couples the eye candy and some basic information without overwhelming them.  The idea is that if they like what they see on the card they will inquire with questions or to book me for their wedding.

Bring it on The Armory brides and grooms!  Looking forward to connecting with you!

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RACK CARD BACK
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a classic wedding in downtown Milwaukee (Lindsay + Dave are married) – Milwaukee wedding photography

I shot this wedding for Cornerstone Photography – hence the logo.

This wedding happened a while back.  Obviously still back logged on photo blog posts!  CLICK HERE to see the full blog post of their pictures!

To see their engagement session CLICK HERE.

To see more wedding photography CLICK HERE.

location, location, location…

CEREMONY VENUE St. Mary’s Church

RECEPTION VENUE Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

vendor details…

HAIR Loreen Farnier of Studio 890

MAKEUP Jacqueline Patten of Perfecting Faces

WEDDING DRESS Stone Manor Bridal (Justin Alexander collection)

FLORIST Flowers by Jan

CAKE The Gingerbread House

ITALIAN COOKIES AND CANNOLI Scordatos Italian Bakery

GELATO BAR Cold Spoons Gelato

DJ Sounds by Design

Book your wedding with me by filling out my contact form up there or email asunshinemoment@gmail.com (SUBJECT “wedding photography”.  Looking forward to meeting you!

* about me CLICK HERE or HERE * pricing info CLICK HERE *

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Client Disc Cases

At the beginning of 2013 I started gifting my clients a very special, custom disc case for their wedding digital files.  The idea behind these gorgeous products is that the disc will live on their bookshelf or DVD shelf instead of getting lost in a file cabinet or storage pile.  These cases are magnetically sealed and come with an image panel on the inside and my “a Sunshine Moment” DVD on the other.  These were all the cases I designed for my 2013 clients.  Which is your favorite?

To see any one of these weddings’ full wedding story click on their image.  (Note:  second to last disc case doesn’t have a wedding story link)

To see more wedding photography CLICK HERE.

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2013 Wedding Favorites

It’s that time of year again!  Time to showcase all the beautiful weddings I got to be a part of this past year!  The photos below were the most loved pictures throughout the year via blog posts, Pinterest, and Facebook!

Which one is your favorite?

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