Session Share: Summer Teepee!
My models are my daughters. Both of my girls are adopted, Sarah adopted domestically and Reagan is from China. While waiting for my daughters, I started an adoption blog and that is where my love of photography began. I started my blog with a Kodak Point and Shoot and then I began reading other blogs and viewing these GORGEOUS photos. I wanted photos like that as well, so I got my first DSLR and as they say, the rest is history. It was an immediate PASSION…..and I have not stopped since I turned the dial of my first DSLR to manual in 2009.
My biggest inspiration comes from my children. This particular session sort of spiraled from a late night cruise on Etsy, where I found this lace and burlap vintage teepee. I love etsy and I am always looking for unique things that will add an element of fun to my photo sessions. Once I saw that teepee, I immediately had a vision and set out to find clothing, head pieces and other props that would make that vision come to life. It took me several weeks and a few returned clothing items, but in the end, the dresses were worth the wait…..they were exactly what I had in mind and matched the feel of the teepee. The last thing I did to finish up this look was take a trip to a local antique market. I spent a couple of hours on a Saturday morning looking through lots of very cool antiques and that is where I found the lanterns and old boxes. At home, I already had the mason jars and old books. I just added some fresh flowers and the stylized session was complete.
The location is very close to our home and it is a beautiful open field with tall grass. It only took me about 15 minutes to set up and get the girls in place. I am not the sort of photographer that gives a lot of direction, I like to let kids be kids, and capture the moments as they unfold naturally. When shooting, I like to get the full picture of what is gong on and also capture some of the tiny details. I want the photos to tell a story so the viewer feels as if they were right out there with us.
I would say it is a tie between the teepee and the dresses the girls are wearing. The tepee was made by and purchased from Kayla O’Rourke Shop. The dresses were from Dollcake and the headpiece Reagan was wearing was from Love Crush Bowtique. Sarah’s flower in her hair was actually part of her dress, I took it off and put it in her hair instead.
Stylized sessions take some thought and a little extra legwork, but when you see it all come together, it is worth every minute that you put into it. Not only does it add a little bit of the WOW factor to your photos, it gives small children something to do and the will be themselves. They might even forget that you are there with the camera:) I was always a little afraid or intimidated by the use of props, but not anymore!
napcp contributor meet Lisa Furey
About the Contributor: The adoption of my first daughter was what started my passion for photography. I am a natural light photographer specializing in children and families. I love to capture life's little moments and make them memories that will last a lifetime.
The February 2018 International Image Competition is HereSince its inception in 2009, NAPCP has created a collaborative community that educates and inspires child photographers. Our success lies ultimately in the success of our members, whom we greatly value. As you prepare to enter the February 2018 International Image Competition, make sure you review the Competition Rules & Guidelines. We could not be […]
#NAPCPNew Round-UpWe rounded up a few of our favorite #NAPCPNew Instagram submissions to inspire you get clickin’ for February’s #NAPCPXOXO tag! Elise Travis Photography Samantha Sloan Photography Cheryl Groff Photography Mandy Johnson Photography Tina Krafts Photography Jenny Perry Photography Michele Zakeri Photography Keri Jones Photography Sharon Neves Photography Visit the #NAPCPNew tag on Instagram to see […]
NAPCP is Hiring!NAPCP Friends and Members, We’re thrilled to announce we will be adding to our team! We’re seeking a positive, energetic, and highly motivated team member to coordinate our Member Community and communications. This role involves collaborating with all team members (editorial, creative, administrative, marketing, tech) to meet organization goals and metrics while keeping NAPCP’s mission […]
What to Wear – Lifestyle Newborn SessionAfter a client books a session, the first question that they ask is “What should we wear?” I really love documenting lifestyle newborn sessions because clients can incorporate themselves into the session … their home, their colors and of course their style. These sessions are candid, relaxed and if done right, truly showcase the new […]
We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.
NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.
January Inspired Magazine: The Summit Recap!
This month’s issue of Inspired features all the details from the 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, Georgia! Click here to see all of the beautiful details, learn more about how you can get the materials from the Summit in the NAPCP Store … and get a sneak peek at the judges for the 2018 International […]
December Inspired Magazine: Featuring Kristen Montgomery!
This month’s issue of Inspired features Kristen Montgomery of Kristen Montgomery Photography. Click here to see her beautiful work, learn more about the 2018 Marketing Summit and get a sneak peek at the 2018 NAPCP Image Competitions! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save
November Inspired Magazine: Featuring Hannah Drews Eggert!
Click here to read our November magazine featuring Hannah Drews Eggert! See Hannah’s beautiful work, learn more about the 2018 Marketing Summit and read about the NAPCP 2017 Photographer of the Year! Print your copy of Inspired straight from MagCloud! Share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save
Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!
You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]
The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com