Here is the brief story of my journey towards photography.
Current prices listed at bottom. 
Pictures of beautiful people along the way. 

I've always loved taking pictures. I can remember loading up on film for my cheap, lime green camera every year before I went to church camp. I would take 4-5 rolls and then wait anxiously for the few days it took to process them.

In high school I took a photography class, learned to shoot manually, and learned to develop my own pictures in a black room. [One day I want a black room in my house. Right?] 

In college I finally got a Kodak digital camera, and I loved it! Brent and I could email pictures back and forth of our day to day [literally, I would mail him pictures of me getting my mail! eating my chicken patty! working out in the rsc!]. It's hard to even remember a time before we all carried a camera in our pocket, but that little digital camera was one of my favorite possessions, and I dreamed of one day owning a DSLR. 

 Shortly after I graduated, my parents bought me a Canon. I was ecstatic! And my picture taking increased exponentially, which is hard to believe since I was taking pictures of myself eating cafeteria food before, but it did. 

Slowly but surely I learned how to shoot manually with my digital camera, and over time saved and bought better lenses and upgraded. 

About six years ago some good family friends asked if I would take senior pictures for their oldest daughter. Then her friend asked me. Then another friend wanted some shots of her kids. And so on. I learned as I went. I read more about lighting and apertures. I upgraded my camera body again. 

I ask my photographer friends a million questions, and mess with my camera all the time. Now that I have a family of my own, I know just how awesome it is to have pictures taken during a certain phase of life, and how cherished those small captured moments can be, even just 3 or 4 months down the road. I especially love to capture the un-posed moments, when people really look like themselves.

I realized how much fun it was, and haven't really never stopped. Now I've done a little bit of everything, from families to dogs [!!] to seniors to senior groups to kids to toddlers to maternity …

I absolutely love my time chatting with people and trying to capture personalities that aren't posed but real and active!  I know a lot of people get picture-anxiety, and I try to make everyone as comfortable as possible. And I know every parent gets anxiety about their children taking pictures: I will not judge if  when your two year old has a meltdown. I will not judge you if you bribe your child with m&ms. Or ice cream. Or McDonalds. Or 28 hours of television. I get it. I'm for you! :) Chasing around toddlers and trying to make them laugh and not have a nervous breakdown may just be my favorite.

Here are my current prices: 
/ For one child/birthday: $100
/newborn session: $125
/Engagement session: $150 for two locations/$100 for one location
/Senior session: $150 for two locations/$100 for one location
/Maternity session: $100/
/Family session: $175/
/For multiple family session [i.e. grandparents who want entire families etc] : $225+ 
These prices include up to an hour session and full rights to all edited images and an online gallery. 

***Contact me for information on my wedding package. I will only be booking 2 more weddings for 2018 and will not book them within 30 days of each other, so....very LIMITED AVAILABILITY! Let's chat!***

Please feel free to contact me though if you have any questions and/or $ questions. I would love to work with you and see what we can come up with! 
Contact me:
kelsey [dot] irwin [at] gmail [dot] com 

Thanks to all of you who have let me take your pictures and keep doing something I really love! 

No comments: