Pauline’s Photography teddy bear seated in red radio flyer wagon in front of a weathered barn door

Children’s Fall Photo Sessions

It’s time for fall photo sessions!  I’ve been busy creating a fun fall theme for the kiddos that will also lend itself to getting some beautiful portraits.  We begin the session photographing children in front of a white wall with simple props that will be suitable for creating classic wall art to hang in your home.

photo portrait of young girl with her cocker spaniel puppy
Aren’t they Adorable?

After getting the classic images, children will be invited to play in the red wagon and the John Deere tractor. While shopping for John Deere toys to enhance the fall theme I found the large tractor at Target.  What child can resist a ride on a tractor?  And, thanks to my mother, we now own it!  We will load the wagon and trailer with pumpkins and siblings to create memorable photos.  The kids will look adorable in their overalls and plaid shirts!

Photos can be beautifully edited as is, or families may choose from several backgrounds that are perfect for the classic images and the wagon or tractor.  All of the images will have ground cover with fall leaves.

The children’s photo studio is set up for kids to have a fun experience.  Toys appropriate to the theme are available to play with while listening to music that makes children feel comfortable.

More of my work with children can be seen on the photography page and the fall page.  Fall sessions may be scheduled in September through early October.  Families can contact me for more information and to schedule a photo session at 971-506-8911.

 

Pauline’s Photography children’s photography studio

Children’s Photo Studio

 

photo portrait of young girl with her cocker spaniel puppy
Aren’t they Adorable?

Last week the garage was converted into a photo studio.  I’ve always wanted to do this but couldn’t in my Portland home since the gym was used for the preschool.  Having to share space with the preschool meant needing to set up and take down equipment for each photo session.  We cleaned out the garage, hung some curtains to hide the storage area, and painted the wall white. There are still some things to do, but at least the space is now usable.  I love that we can hang items from the ceiling.  We couldn’t do that in the preschool gym since the ceilings were too high.

After converting the garage, we decided to do an autumn portrait session with Tessa.  We gathered a few fall items and had some fun with our new set-up!

I recently completed Sandra Coan’s strobes class and would like to try out the skills with some child models.  More info about my work with children can be found here.

 

 

 

 

Pauline’s Photography Photo of rose cuddle Easter bunny.

White Cuddle Rose Easter Bunny

2018 Sew Stitchery Expo

I took the beach house and headed up to Puyallup, WA a few weeks ago to attend the Sewing and Stitchery Expo.  The shopping was incredible, and there were way too many seminars to choose from!  I went home with a multitude of  patterns, tools, and ideas to keep me busy for a couple years:)

I’m in Love with the Bunny!

I fell in love with the purple cuddle rose rabbit that was sitting in the  Carol’s Zoo  booth.  The pattern was purchased, and I finished the rabbit a couple weeks ago.  The rabbit was made from Shannon cuddle rose fabric in snow white, and the eyes and nose were purchased from Carol’s Zoo.  They can also be purchased in bulk online.  Carol had made plastic templates of her patterns, so I bought the plastic at Joann’s thinking it would be easier to use than paper for tracing the patterns onto cuddle, minky and fur fabrics.

The plastic templates were perfect and made tracing very easy.

A minky and cuddle workshop was offered at the expo where participants were given many helpful ideas for working with these fabrics.  Since the fabrics are slippery, the presenter suggested using lots of pins or clips.  I purchased a box of Clover’s Wonder Clips and was very pleased with them.  I probably over clipped the rabbit, but it didn’t slip while sewing.  After the rabbit was sewn together, it was stuffed with just enough fiber fill to give it shape, but loosely enough to cuddle with.  A yellow ribbon was chosen for Gymhawk colors, and it works for Easter too. The Easter card was made with my Silhouette Cameo.

Best Friends Forever!

The rabbit was shipped to its new home in Iowa and is now best friends with the most well loved green bunny.  Fourteen years ago the ER nurses gave the green rabbit to Misty-Jade after she broke her elbow.   The rabbit has been to every gymnastics meet since, traveled all over the country, and rescued several times after being left in stores.  She now has her own ID tag!   I only wish I could thank the nurses who gave the rabbit to her.  The rabbit helped Misty-Jade get through surgery, a year of physical therapy, and a change in gyms.

Photo of girl in front of tree

Kinders Farewell Party & Last Photo Session

W and R left for school last week, and B went this week.  We’ll miss having them at preschool, but I’m sure they’re ready for the next adventures waiting for them.  Although, since W’s sister is still in preschool, we might get to see her occasionally.  Before leaving for Kindergarten the girls had a final photo session and a Peter Rabbit party.

Here are some snapshots of the party.

Their final photo session.

All the teachers wish the girls the best of luck in their educational journey!