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    Through play and whimsical storytelling I create customized fairytale photo sessions for children. I believe that it is through play that we can glimpse the sacredness of childhood. Watching a child’s imagination come to life through photography is truly magical, and allows you to stop time for a moment to preserve this special stage in your child’s life forever. Contact me todayto chat about how we can capture this season in your child’s life and make their fantasies a reality.

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Ah childhood.  So sweet, especially in summer time. This sweet family wanted to celebrate that sweetness of childhood with a special personalized styled session. Since all the kids have bright blue eyes Mom wanted to match that with wardrobe. So we did a “not so blue childhood” theme. This Let’s Imagine styled session was full of play and giggles. it was so fun to see the siblings interacting with each other and the instruments and toys I brought. If you would like for your children to have a personalized whimsical styled session contact me here.
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The spring flowers in Kansas City are gorgeous right now! I have a special spring styled session in mind that I am currently looking for a model for. I need a tween girl between the ages of 9-13 who is available on March 30 in Blue Springs. If you have a girl who would be interested please email me a photo at brandi@passementariephotography.com. Phone photos are fine. Please include the girls age, hight, and dress size. No modeling experience necessary.

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I think anyone who has kids has come to the dilemma of how to preserve childhood memories. What do you do with all those digital images that are sitting on your phone or digital camera? Now that I have a little girl this is something I have to think about too. I can’t believe little Miss P is already 6 moths old! Time goes by so fast. Besides quick snap shots with my phone I try to take a series of photos each month to document her growth.

But what to do with all those images?

First of all I need to make sure I don’t loose any of them due to some sort of technology failure or theft. My method is to save everything to an external hard drive and then back up that hard drive onto another hard drive. I make sure to upload the photos off of my phone to my computer once a month  so I don’t loose those. I also use dropbox.com for online storage. I can use it to share images with family members if I want to, too.

Ok so now 10 years down the line what am I going to do? Printing is always your best bet for preserving childhood memories. If you had all of your images saved on a floppy disk you would be hard press to access them now, but if you had printed them and saved them neatly in one place you could enjoy them. Here are some of my favorite ways to print out and preserve your child’s precious memories. (I have no connection with these companies and some of these product I have not used but think they are great ideas)

Monthly magazine

Recently is a app for your iPhone that will create and mail you a monthly magazine from the images in your camera roll. You are able to hand select the images that get printed in the magazine. This is great for those people that use their iPhone as their only camera.

Year book

At the end of the year cull  all of your family photos that you have taken and create a album out of them. This creates a fun collection of images year by year that you  can look back on. If you stick with one company all the books should be of similar design and look fun on your shelf. I personally love the album format for saving images. I really enjoy the curated, organized  and compactness  of the format. The images are less likely to get lost this way also. There are a multitude of companies where you can create these sort of books, from the very simple drag and drop to the highly personalize, like heritage makers.

Albums by Subject

Instead of one big book or album at the end of the year, you can create them by subject or holiday or per child through out the year. This way is a little more manageable if doing a big one at the end of the year seems overwhelming.

Year Box

This one takes a little less effort then the year book. At the beginning of the year create a keepsake photo box like the ones offered by mpix.com (check out here). Then throughout the year order prints of your favorite snapshots and store them in the box. This will keep your images nice and organized. These boxes allow  you to store other mementos also, like ticket stubs, a lock of hair from baby’s first hair cut or any other small items.

Turn your Facebook Post into a Book

If you are someone who posts all your photos to Facebook you might want to think about printing your timeline into a book, there are a few different companies that will  do this for you. This is a fun way to not only preserve those moments with your kids, but comments and other types of Facebook posts.

 

No matter what works for you the most important thing is to preserve those childhood memories for the future. Your kids will thank you for it later. And lastly make sure to get into those images too!

Passementarie Photography creates whimsical images that tells the story of your child just as they are. If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me here.

 

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There is a new team member here at Passementarie Photography. I would like to introduce little miss Penelope Juniper. I had my sweet baby girl on August 12 at 4:30am. We had a planned home birth that was perfect and everyone is healthy and happy. This summer was filled with getting ready for the baby’s arrival and now that she is here I have been adjusting to having a little one. Penelope is my first so there is a little bit of a learning curve for me. Thing have been a little quiet on the blog because of little miss P, but I am booking now for October and November. Fall is the perfect time for family photos, senior photos and getting the perfect shot for you christmas card. Feel free to contact me by email, phone  or through this website. I would love to set up a fall session for you.

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Milena’s mama planned out an Aladdin theme for Milena’s  third birthday, so we just had to do some photos to go on her birthday invites. We decided doing the photos by one of Kansas City’s famous fountains and then outside of the Nelson-Atkins Museum would be perfect for this. Instead of turning Milena into Aladdin’s princess Jasmine, we decided on doing more of a subtle  homage to the Aladdin theme. These locations gave us exactly what we were looking for.  Kansas City has so many great locations, it is always a good idea to think about how you want your photos to look before choosing a location. For this session we had a theme and were able to pick out the location with that in mind.

Passementarie Photography creates whimsical images that tells the story of your child just as they are. If you are interested in booking a session, please contact me here.

 

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