One Year Cake Smash Photo Session | Kerri Lynn's Glimpse | Simply You Photography

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Baby Kerri came to visit me in the studio for her one year portraits and cake smash photos.  She wasn't too sure about her cake initially and was all, "are you sure I get to eat this, mama?!" but we finally convinced her to dive in.  Kerri enjoyed the strawberries atop her cake quite a bit, and I think those were the first to go.  It's always so much fun watching how differently babies react to getting their first taste of cake!  Some babies dive right in, others take their time a bit more, and others want nothing to do with the cake!  

Stay tuned for the rest of this sweet little girl's photos :)

Cozy Newborn Studio Session | Baby Eliana | Simply You Photography

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This sweet little doll, came to see me when she was 16 days old.  Isn't she perfect?! I'm so glad I got to photograph this cozy newborn studio session.This sweet little doll came to see me when she was 16 days old.  Isn't she perfect?! 

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The Importance of Newborn Sessions

I loved having her in the studio, Baby Eliana, and her sweet parents were so grateful to have the session squeezed in before she was too old to be posed in these adorable squishy poses. This is why it's so important to book newborn sessions as soon as possible!

  

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About This Session

Eliana slept most of the entire session. She saves a wink or two every now and then that she gave me while posing.

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I am so thrilled for her parents, who are totally in love with her. Congrats to the Stibral family! I look forward to photographing baby Eliana again!

Fun Four Year Old Studio Session | Stella's Glimpse | Simply You Photography

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Stella and a Little Girl's Dream

This fun four year old studio session was so joyous to photograph! I can't thank Stella and her mom for being absolutely delightful. This sweet little girl is four years old and loves to dress up!  A little girl's dream is getting to try on all kinds of girly, twirly dresses and dancing around a photo studio. Stella got to do exactly this. The captured glimpse was a snapshot. It was captured in between giggling moments and being silly. I love that her mom will have a gallery full of beautiful images like these. I can't wait to share more from her session!


About Simply You Photography

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit to see this beautiful little soul! The image you see gives you an idea of what you will get from working with me.  If you are looking for a child photographer in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, feel free to get in touch or stop by.  I would be happy to show you around the studio and walk you through a consultation! All of my sessions include a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothing for your children to borrow for their session.   

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

An All-White Maternity Studio Session | Jessica's Glimpse | Simply You Photography

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There is beauty in the waiting.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog to see Jessica's all-white maternity studio session!

About This Shoot

I walked Jessica through my studio before our shoot. This was to make sure we're a good match, give her a chance to look through clothing, and discuss her dream photos for the photoshoot.

These images you see here give you a glimpse of what I do as a maternity photographer.  If you are looking for a maternity photographer in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation. This would be to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup. They also include a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Brennan's Newborn Portraits

This big guy came into the studio weighing over 9 pounds!  Mama wondered whether his hefty frame would accommodate all of the posing, but I wasn't concerned at all.  He posed like a champ and seemed to love every minute of it!

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Usually how a baby does in my first couple of poses gives me an idea of how well they will tolerate the session.  This isn't necessarily always the case, but a lot of times if a baby is having a hard time right off the bat, it will tell me to work a little more slowly or give me some clues about what they will need so that they are happy and comfortable.  There was zero concern of this baby being anything less than super happy during his portraits!

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This pose, affectionately called "taco," is one of my favorites.

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I love that they are all squished up, and I love that you can see their little toes.

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Look at those cheeks!

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This was my favorite photo from his whole shoot.

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All tucked in :)

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Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Cincinnati Newborn  Photographer.  If you are looking for a maternity or newborn photographer for your family,  come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Heather, Hannah, & Kate :: a motherhood love story

There are few things I adore more than photographing the beauty of mother and child. 

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There is something so pure about this connection of mom and baby.  This little person that was carefully and thoughtfully grown, whom you dreamed about and prayed about, and who you love more than you could ever put into words is Earthside.  I once read that having a baby is like having your heart go walking around outside your body and that saying has resonated with me ever since.  Isn't that the truth?

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And then getting to capture the love between older siblings and mom is a treasure.  Older siblings can at times, feel a bit left out when there are younger siblings who demand more attention and time.  How beautiful is it that this sweet girl has photos with mama, as well.

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I also think about these precious children having these photos of themselves with their mothers for when they're grown.  What a gift and a keepsake!  I wish I had more photos of myself with my own mother from my childhood.  These photos are priceless.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Cincinnati Child  Photographer.  If you are looking for a child and family photographer in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair, makeup, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Simple, pure, and gorgeous artwork for your home

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Of course, one of my favorite parts about being a photographer is delivering the end product.  What you commissioned me to do for you--give you your beautiful products--is super exciting.  A big part of that, for me, is providing luxurious products and gifts which engage your senses:  a lovely candle, a linen pouch filled with fresh lavender, an actual box filled with your photo proofs tied up with lovely raw silk ribbon, and other exclusive gifts.  And of course, your USB drive with your images.

But this glass USB, while gorgeous, is not the end goal of your experience with me.

Don't get me wrong...I'm thrilled to offer digital files to my clients for safekeeping of your images. You won't ever hear me say that I am opposed to providing digitals to my clients.  I'm not.  I love that we have digitals to save (and backup backup backup, right?!) so that if, God forbid, something happens to our printed memories, we can have access to the files to be able to reprint.

But that's just it:  it's a backup purpose.  The USB is not THE purpose.

We never want to think about having something bad happen to our portraits, but damaged products happen all the time, and I can think of an example with a client of mine.  Unfortunately, an accident happened in her home and her framed product was badly damaged.  We were able to repair the frame for her, and reprint the beloved mounted photo so that it could resume its place on her wall.  But can you imagine not having that access?  Yikes.

At the same time, I feel just as sad when a client gets all of their files on a USB but doesn't print anything.  This can happen for so many different reasons...

What about when you need help visualizing what a display will look like on your walls, and it's overwhelming to figure that out on your own?

What about when you don't know which photos from your session should be enlarged?  And what sizes would be best in which room?  Or whether an album might be better? 

And then figuring out the next to impossible task of where to order your photos from.  As I'll talk about in a later post, there are so many bad consumer labs which aren't my recommended vendors for enlargements.  

It all boils down to stress and time.  We're all busy, and getting around to designing, printing, and hanging, it's a BOTHER.

Being a full-service photography studio means I am thrilled to help you with all of this.  It is just all part of my service.

The love and beauty in your family deserves to be displayed in your home, not hidden on a thumb drive.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your child and family photographer.  And if you're not sure and are still deciding on options, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for mamas, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

To book your very own session, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

What to wear for your photo session?!

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Who here feels their blood pressure rise thinking about finding and buying that perfect outfit for your family? Who dreads even scheduling photos because, well, it's a nightmare trying to find exactly what you are needing?  I will admit that this was me years ago.  Yep.  I would put off scheduling photos and put it off and put it off and then, UGH...I guess I will schedule something, I'd huff to myself.  Then the frenzy began to find clothing that would all coordinate and photograph well.  And of course, I'd order multiple things because I wasn't sure what would look best, so then there was the inevitable having to return everything to the store, which was a nightmare.  I HATED every second of it.  HATED it.

Of course, it doesn't help that one year (2012, to be exact) --and this is before I opened my business, I had photos done that I now hate.  I could have used a lot of help in figuring out how to dress all of us, but that help just wasn't available.  BOO :(

Guess what?!  I have good news for you, my friend.  I've taken care of this headache for you. Did you know that my studio offers complimentary styling? Meaning you don't have to fuss with figuring out how to dress everyone--come over and borrow from the studio closet. Or if you have something in mind that you've already purchased and need help figuring out the rest, I'm here to help!  This takes away all the stress of shopping for that perfect outfit. Figuring out what to wear is such a huge barrier for photography.  And because I know which tones and patterns and styles photograph best, it's easy for me to put it all together for you.  So that's what I do!

And this particular vest and pants set photographed above is here in the studio closet in several sizes :)  It's simple and sweet and adorable.

Can't wait to share more new recent additions I just photographed, including some frilly girls dresses, feminine dresses for mamas, and dapper boy clothes. 


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your child and family photographer.  And if you're not sure and are still deciding on options, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for mamas, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

To book your very own session, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Eliana's Glimpse

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Eliana came to see me when she was 14 days new.  She is the first baby for this sweet family, who are already so enamored with her.  She was an amazing little sleeper and so easy to pose.  Can't wait to share more from her session with you.


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your newborn photographer.  And if you're not sure and are still deciding on options, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for new mamas if you want to be in your baby's portraits also, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

To book your very own session, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Brennan's Glimpse

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This sweet little dude came to see me when he was 7-days new!  He was sweet as can be, slumbering through his entire session.  I can't wait to write more about it and share more photos from his newborn session with you!


Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your newborn photographer.  And if you're not sure and are still deciding on options, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for new mamas if you want to be in your baby's portraits also, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

To book your very own session, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Mother and Child Photos

Motherhood photography makes my heart sing for so many reasons.  Witnessing the love between mother and child feels like such a privilege, and it is!  Documenting the unique way your child clings to you, how he smiles at you, the nose nuzzles and kisses, the sweet giggles and laughter--it all makes my heart swell.  These are the types of photos that I myself love to have with my own children.

What makes me sad, however, is how very infrequently we as mothers get in photos with our kids.  Getting moms into the frame can be tough, although I always try to persuade them.  And the thing is, I understand why we avoid it.  It feels like a hassle.  I need to lose 10 pounds first.  I need to find cute clothes to wear but don't have time to figure all of that out right now, and so on and so on.  I'm right there with you.  I've had these same thoughts each time I've thought about hiring someone for my own photos.

This is why I make it my personal mission to remove those barriers so that you CAN get in these precious photos with your children.  I believe that these photos are so important.  Children grow up so quickly, and what they look like tomorrow is going to be different than what they look like today.  Did you take that part in just now?  Your child will be a different person tomorrow than he or she is today.  Bittersweet, right?!  This little boy is 4-months-old.  They change so quickly at this stage.  It's all so fleeting.

This particular family resides over an hour from my studio! It felt like such a huge honor to capture these photos for her.  So she arrived with her sweet baby boy, we went through clothing options, selected favorites, and she tried on a few things.  Then my hairstylist arrived and did her hair, and from there, we went on to photographing she and her baby.  (and also got some sweet individual photos of her little man!)

Easy!

This sweet baby boy will have photos forever which memorialize just how enamored his Mommy is with him.  You can see it all over her face.

A mother's love is endless, it is fierce, and it is all encompassing.

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Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Cincinnati child and family photographer.  And if you're not sure and are still deciding on options, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for mamas, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

To book your very own session, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Lexington Family Photographer | Sweet Sisters

These sweet sisters were so much fun!  We had a blast exploring the gorgeous green field, and even had a fun little tea party in the beautiful golden hour when skin gets the most beautiful golden glow and just looks perfect.  My field is so perfect for outdoor family sessions. 

I love the innocence and imagination of this age.  I love that they are built in best friends and will always have this photo to look back on and remember where it all began.

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Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Lexington Kentucky Child and Family Photographer.  If you are looking for a photographer for your sweet family, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair and makeup for mamas, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you and your family to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

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The 2018 Motherhood Petite Photo Event

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Hey Mamas! You deserve some pampering!

In plenty of time for Mother’s Day this year, I am doing something I've never done before and that is a PETITE MOTHERHOOD PHOTO EVENT! As a busy mama with four youngsters myself, I know how hard it is to get photos done, so this Spring, I am making it EASY for you! This means that you get to come to my studio with your babies (even older babies—they’re always your babies, right?!) pick out gorgeous clothes from my studio wardrobe, get your hair and makeup done, and get gorgeous photos that you’ve been meaning to make time for but have been too busy to do.

(Pssssttt! Dads! Are you listening?! This is a perfect early Mother’s Day Gift for that special someone in your life!)

These are deeply discounted sessions and the only “mini” photo sessions I will offer this year, so grab your spot!

March 4th and March 11th ONLY.

And YES, first time Mamas with a new bun in the oven are also most welcome!

Slots will be first come, first served. Email me to snag yours! taylorgroneck@gmail.com

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Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Cincinnati Child  Photographer.  If you are looking for a child and family photographer in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair, makeup, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Maternity Session | Cincinnati Photographer

Pregnancy is one of my favorite stages to document.  There is such beauty and peace (and anticipation!) during this fleeting stage of life.  

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Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I hope these images you see here and on the website give you a glimpse of what you receive when you commission me to be your Cincinnati Maternity Photographer.  If you are looking for a maternity photographer in the Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area, come and see me!  I would be happy to have you in the studio and walk you through a consultation to see if I am a good match for you.  All of my sessions include hair, makeup, and a carefully curated wardrobe of beautiful clothing for you to select for your photo session.  

For more information on the portrait experience, click here.

Thank you for visiting!

Arden is 9 months! | Northern Kentucky Child Photographer

This sweet little girl could not have been any more precious.  She made my job so easy--smiling and laughing the entire session.  

I was wondering if I would even be able to capture any more serious expressions from her (I always love those!) and she delivered.

This is such a precious age to photograph, with their baby rolls and sweet little cheeks and funny mannerisms.  Not quite one year old yet, but not quite a baby either!  

If you are wanting to book a photo session to document a milestone for your little one (or little ones!) get in touch!  taylor@simplyyouphoto.net

Cincinnati Hospital Birth Photos | Stacie

I had the privilege of going to the hospital to photograph the birth of my client's third child.  These sessions are some of my favorite--there is so much anticipation and emotion and being there to document the birth of new life is so amazing!  

This baby's gender was a surprise, so as you can imagine, there was plenty of excitement waiting for her to be born.  And for this family with #1 and #2 being boys, imagine their excitement when the baby came out and they heard the doctor announce, "it's a girl!!"  

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I definitely shed a tear or two and the nurse teased me about it :)  But come on...look at the pride on Dad's face and the joy on Mom's face--how could you not cry?!

And seeing family members come to meet their first granddaughter was another tear jerker moment.  Look at Grandma meeting her first granddaughter....

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One Year Birthday Photos + Cake Smash | Harvey

What can I say about this adorable little boy?!  He is about a month older than my youngest daughter, and I was there to photograph both his birth and his newborn sessions.  He definitely has a special place in my heart!  So when his mommy contacted me to do his one year birthday photos and cake smash, I immediately started dreaming up all of the photo sets we would use for his session.  She wanted to do blues and greys for his outfits, so we stuck with basic grey backdrops for his portraits and a lighter grey for his cake smash.  He is just a dollbaby!  Here are a few photos from his session...

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If you are in the Northern Kentucky or Cincinnati area and are looking to book your own one-year photo session and cake smash with your baby, get in touch!  These sessions are so much fun!  taylor@simplyyouphoto.net