Mom and me

December 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

An afternoon with two lovely ladies; mother and daughter.

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The excitement begins

July 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Anticipation. Longing. Excitement. Awe; the arrival of your first child. I was honored to photograph the anticipation, excitement, and beauty of little René’s arrival.

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Expo Experience ~ And the winner is….

June 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

The past few weeks have consisted of EXPOS; setting up mini-studios at 2 different expos and spontaneous portraits of passersby. First, was the Women’s Expo in Zürich, which is the first of its kind here in Switzerland and a promising event which showcases women entrepreneurs and their products and services.  The second was the Expat Expo in Basel, a platform for local business to assist the expat community (and others) to find schooling, helpful services and such.

At the Veronica Kiefer Photography booth, we offered mini make-up and hair make-overs and then a short portrait photography session for those who wanted to enjoy a make over and have their portrait taken. The two days of the events flew by fast = we had fun!

AND……..

There was also prize drawing for a full photography session valued at CHF 350, with make-over for the winner.

And, the winner is: ~ ERIN O’BRIEN ~  Congratulations!!!  We are looking forward to having you over for your portrait session.

Here are some images to give you a taste of the activity from the two events:

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3 months young

March 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Happy I can share a few images from last week’s session with this gorgeous little 3-month-old with you.

Not much more needed to tell; just to show..

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Baby E collage

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Keep smiling little E!

Autumn rays

December 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

September and October have the most gorgeous evening skies. Often pink or orange, warm light mirrors in the sky and stretch down to earth for the most stunning moments of creation through the autumn months. When those rays come down and light up our surroundings and a photograph is taken, dreamy images can be captured forever. And with a beautiful family to photograph, it turned out just perfect this October afternoon.

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Welcome, sweet little Lainey

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Two weeks old, awake, alert, and active; sweet little Lainey at our first meeting.

We decided to do the photo session at the new family’s home. Surrounded by your own things the photos become more personal. Like a photo of Lainey’s cousin on the desk in the background and the lovely details in her room.

Being in the city, I was wondering how to get all the supplies and props I brought with me to their place, making sure my little boy doesn’t run around on the street unattended and while I was dropping off the luggage and finding a place to park. God works in mysterious ways; in this area it’s not so easy to find parking but there it was – a parking spot right outside their door, just for us. How little things make me happy.

Lainey was asleep when we arrived. But apparently, she didn’t want to miss any of the action, and stayed awake for the rest of our visit. Even though we may feel that many baby-poses turn out ‘better’ when they are sleeping, we were able to get some lovely captures of this new little miracle while she was moving and observing the happenings.

I can’t wait to see her grow. Welcome sweet little Lainey.

Barefoot in the grass

September 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

…is one of the most relaxing feelings I know.  I think this love of barefootness started when I was a child and moved to Sweden. The grass there was soft and welcoming, not like the thick perfectly trimmed Houston outdoor-carpets which actually hurt when you walked or sat in it (wearing shorts). No bare feet there, the risk of cutting your feet was too high.

I also believe that running around barefoot makes people feel more free and relaxed. Kids just take off and do their thing. That’s when I do my best to run after and catch a shot or two of how each child enjoys that barefoot feeling.  Thanks to Ian and his family, for letting me be part of their barefoot afternoon in the park!

Little Blessing

June 20, 2012 § 1 Comment

Little N is 4 weeks old. Big sister P is 3 and totally protective of her new baby brother. In between convincing P that I will not hurt little N when I photograph him, and mamma consoling him every few minutes, we did manage to get quite some wonderful captures of this newborn little blessing. What a wonderful few hours with the family it was.

Newborns and big sisters

November 16, 2010 § 3 Comments

Today I got a letter in the mail. A real letter, written by hand, in a colored envelope. WOW. I ripped it open, unlike the regular machine printed envelopes I usually get.

It came from a friend with whom I met up with a little while back, before it got cold and rainy. She had just had her second baby girl a few weeks prior to that day. I asked her kindly if I could take some pictures and test some poses with such a new (and flexible) little blessing. The only hitch was that the beautiful baby didn’t want to sleep, which would have made the posing easier. Even though she was wide awake and stretching her arms and legs as far as she could, we caught some precious photos of her and her older sister (who wanted all the attention of course!) .

I had gotten a few props that might just fit a baby in them, like baskets. But you can see in the wrinkles on her forehead, she was not real convinced about it.

Big sister, in a rare moment of stillness.

A short nap in a basket, but not long..

Big sister wanted to help and check out if baby sis might be needing a diaper… ‘Nope, no kaka!’

Catching a beautiful butterfly, while she was playing in her kitchen.

Most of the time, she was awake and stretching her little legs and arms. So no real newborn-folded-poses possible. But that was fine too!

Slowing down time, sweet.

Thank you so much Sonja for letting me spend a few mornings with you and your beautiful girls. Looking forward to seeing them again for the next session!

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