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Kaydee + Cory : Parents!!

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Kaydee + Cory : Parents!!

It's still surreal to me that this session happened, not just that it happened in my office, but that KayDee & Cory are parents! This little full-term nugget took 24 hours to enter the world, struggled a smidge in the NICU, but fought hard and came home with rousing success. While it delayed our newborn session by a few days, KayDee & Cory are rocking the Parent label and Joshua slept through our entire time together. I'm loving a more laid-back approach to newborn sessions and capturing his little details, authentic snuggles with Mom & Dad and even a few smiles right out of the gate! 

Enjoy!

We brought KayDee in for a few and I think she'd be this natural of a Mama even if she hadn't had several nieces and nephews prior to having her own child. Totally comfortable in her own skin and completely soaking in this newborn season of life. 

Joshua just kept on snoozin', so we brought Cory in for full family and then got several of just the men: 

It was by this time that Joshua let us know it was time to eat, so we called it a wrap and KayDee used our nursery room (Lochlyn's bedroom) before then skirting out to celebrate a dear friend's Bachelorette Party/Day! Like I said, they're rockin' this Parenting Label and it's such a gift to watch my bridal couples become parents!

KayDee & Cory: Thank you so much for allowing me the joy of documenting this stage of your lives! Joshua is precious indeed and I know he's so blessed to have you as parents. I hope you're getting more sleep and that recovery continues to go smoothly! 

Blessings, 
Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE. 

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Leah + Brian

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Leah + Brian

When Colt came along, I had the pleasure of documenting dear Brian and Leah at their maternity session and Colt's newborn. When Hudson came along, I unfortunately had the flu and had to pass them to a great friend of mine. Now, here comes Grayson and I'm redeemed! ;) Leah & Brian were their calm, loving, gracious selves and were so well prepared for this session-complete with marshmallows for the boys if they smiled! Love it! And I love what we captured on this chilly morning:

The boys were on a roll, so we kept going with it and knocked out the whole family too. Then, the boys could go play while we focused on just Leah & Grayson:

Brian revisited us once the boys were settled into their play and I love what we captured!

Their living room window light is wonderful in the morning hours and Grayson was intrigued by the brightness:

Leah & Brian (& boys!): Thank you so much for having me out! I love capturing your family and can't believe there are now FIVE of you!!! Enjoy these images as I'm sure Grayson has already changed so much!

Hope you're sleeping a little bit more!
Carrie

PS You can view the rest of our time together HERE. 

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2017 Favorites

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2017 Favorites

What a year! We pushed the limits of light: in-house light, bright light without shade, ice hockey rink light, auditorium and jazz club light with off-camera flash, bouncing light off reflectors, the list goes on and on... We challenged locations too: bedrooms, living rooms, studios, jazz clubs, inside the capitol, in water, in a RIVER. We celebrated new jobs, new babies, new homes, answers to health issues and healthy marriages. 

These sessions represent victories in getting a stubborn child to smile (finally!), a child relaxing on her Mama's shoulder for comfort after a tough day, scheduling snafus, forgetting of camera gear to a session (that was me! ugh), getting off-camera flash to work, getting huge props borrowed and lined up for a session, getting a newborn to lay "just so" for the right shot, working the sunlight so that it was "just right". Challenges answered by victories that made me a better photographer, businesswoman and person. 

I truly have the best clients on earth and I'm so thankful for the year that 2017 was for my business! This one's for you!!

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Behind The Scenes : 2017

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Behind The Scenes : 2017

What a year it's been for Carrie Krupke Photography, LLC!! I didn't think it was possible to be more sure of the fact that I have the best clients in the world-but this year surpassed yet again! While I didn't have as many weddings this year where a second shooter was secretly getting photos of me at work, I do have a TON of "funnies" on our family sessions that make up for the gap. :) 

I want to start with the Dads of my families. They do a fantastic job helping me, wrangling (bribing) kids and sometimes getting beat on (or getting a workout) in the process. Take a look: 

Not to be outdone, Mamas had their fair share of windy hair days, bribery moments, but always in good fun. And they were 100% ALL IN to make their photos what they wanted, willing to do whatever I asked to make the magic happen. That sometimes meant slobbery kisses, or just getting slobbered on in general, last minute hair touch ups, adjusting clothing and poses and ample silly faces: 

From there, kids had their fair share of silly, flying, sad moments....

And yes, other photographers and their clients got this close to us (on, thankfully, just one occasion):

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And just like Maisie, I thought, "Give the girl her space!"

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We were able to catch some mid sneezes!

Next up: The newborns and maternity sessions. We beat back the bugs, had silly fun and it seemed that on several of the sessions, Mamas would capture me working with their babies on their phones. Thank you for grabbing these moments for me ladies!!

Last up: Wedding day moments! 

Lastly, we always have fun testing our light set up for family photos! 

Ok Ok, here's the real end and wrap up to this post. Fun story: I shot a wedding for my cousin, Ali in 2015 and asked Colby to second shoot with me since both Ali was UNI alum and Colby was UNI's mascot at one point in his collegiate career. At her wedding, Colby leaned over to me and whispered, "Who is that beautiful girl?" He was noticing Ali's little sister, Jenny. I advised him to be good (as if he has another possibility in his personality). Long story short, Colby popped the question to my sweet cousin Jenny just a few days ago and I couldn't be more excited!! This photo is a perfect send-off to 2017 as Colby was a second shooter for me again this year and deployed his drone for a great farewell shot: 

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I could not do what I do without incredible clients, outstanding second shooters (Colby & Sarah!) and a supportive husband who lets me do this crazy business that has been such a wild ride this year. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for a wonderful 2017! 

--Carrie

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Molly : Newborn

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Molly : Newborn

Oh how sweet this family is! You meet Allison and when you find that she's a teacher, you know instinctively that she must be kindergarten or 1st grade. She's gentle, sweet, calm and absolutely incredible with her children. I was so excited for her when I learned that she and Rob would be welcoming a baby girl to their home.

There's something different about a late November or December baby as we anticipate celebrating Christ's birth and little Ms. Molly was on the cusp of December, so she "counts" in that category in my mind. We waited a little bit to do her newborn photos to allow the family time to adjust and Allison time to heal from a c-section. My priorities with a newborn session are Mama's comfort, ease and baby's safety above all else. And waiting produced some incredibly precious results:

We gave big bro Charlie a break after a few of his portrait shots. He was celebrating his own birthday shortly after photos wrapped, so he was pretty anxious for some cake!

After some photos of just Rob & Allison with Molly, we brought Charlie back in. Oh, this girl will have fun!!

Some of Rob and just the birthday boy:

Rob + Allison-Thank you so much for having me out to document your family at this special time! I hope you are getting more sleep and enjoy your Christmas season!!

Blessings, 

Carrie

PS You can view more of our time together HERE. 

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