{Featured Photog} Jaiden Photography

We are so excited to introduce this week's featured photographer...

Stephanie Knowles
Jaiden Photography

Here Stephanie tells us about her photography business: excited to be featured with Little Keira's Bows! Here to give a brief insight into me, my life, my work and who I am. I have had a camera in my hand since I entered high school, something about freezing time gets me all giddy!!! I'm sure if you know me you would think I am a social butterfly..and to a point, I am. But I am really a home body, love quiet time by myself, love to just clean the house...strange, be a mom and a wife and pretty much just chill out everyday. When I first started finding my niche back in 2009, I tried it all from weddings to seniors to engagement to babies to newborns. I fell in LOVE with my time in the studio with just me and a precious, chunky, adorable baby. In 2010, I opened Jaiden Photography. It was not common to only specialize in newborns but I couldn't find myself doing anything else. I took off in this business because I am living my dreams, I love every minute of every session with a new life. It just amazes me and I love for my moms to look back and see how small their baby was on that 7th day...because they are only 7 days old 1 day in their life. 

What inspires me? Colors, textures, the face of the newborn. Before a session I ask to see an image of the baby, this helps me vision how are session will go. Each baby looks different and not all colors of fabrics will go well (i.e red hair, red blaket). I would describe my sense of style as simple, clean with a pop of color. I love just a simple baby on a simple blanket with a delicate hat or outfit. Don't get me wrong I think all the props & adorable set ups are fabulous!! Jennifer Nace of Jennifer Nace Photography is one of my favorite artists. She can make any fun set up look stunning without going overboard. For me, I have no clue what I would do given that circumstance, haha! But that is what makes this amazing photography world go round. 

Let's dig into my camera bag..Kelly Moore by the way! Loooove the backpack style since I travel and teach so much in the summer, it helps a ton! I use a Nikon D3s, 50mm 1.4g, 85mm 1.4 and 105mm macro. I am all natural light and finally..finally moving into my very own studio----at the beach!!! Ahhh, dream is coming together! 

And finally, who am I? I am a mom to Aiden (almost 7yrs), Jake (3yrs).....Jaiden is derived from these two gorgeous kiddos! I am a wife of almost 9yrs (wow time flies when your having fun!!). My husband is the BEST...serioulsy, he has been a huge supporter through all my ups & downs in this business. The boys adore their daddy, love watching them together! I am a huge animal lover, fostering dogs is a big passion of mine. I also hold fundraiser for them quarterly and tons of vendors and photographers get together to make it all happen. I call my fundraisers the Circle of Hope, these dogs have my whole heart and I wish I could save them all! I love to run, create my dream house and dream kitchen on Pinterest, love coffee...alot, nachos are an all-time favorite of mine, I am a big beach girl---can't wait for summer time. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, feel free to ask me anything! 

Please visit Jaiden Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Stephanie!

{Featured Photog} Captured by Claudia Photography

Introducing this week's featured photographer...

Captured by Claudia Photography

Here Claudia tells us about her photography business:

My name is Claudia and I am the founder of Captured by Claudia Photography.  Photography found me by accident almost 2.5 years ago when my husband bought me my first camera.  My love and appreciation for this craft has grown and my passion for this art form continues to take shape.  I have evolved into what I feel is a photographer entrusted with capturing the essence of life: radiant mommies-to-be and the pride and the twinkle in their eyes-their babies.  There is something so beautiful and tender about the way a mom looks, holds and smiles at her precious baby that just warms my heart and solidifies my decision to be a newborn photographer.  My style is one where I challenge myself to try and freeze a moment of this time and capture the essence of this tenderness.  While I enjoy working with families and kids of all ages, newborns and their beautiful mommies continue to captivate and motivate me to become a better photographer.  

Please visit Captured by Claudia Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Claudia!

{Featured Photog} Whitney Summers Photography

Meet this week's featured photographer...

Whitney Summers
Whitney Summers Photography

Here Whitney tells us about her photography work:

My name is Whitney, and I am the owner of Whitney Summers Photography, located in Ridgefield, WA.  I started my business 2.5 years ago and feel so blessed this amazing career found me.  It didn't take long to discover my love for newborn photography.  There is something about the new love between parents and their baby that brings me so much joy to photograph.  I love the connection between them.  I also adore all the new details of a brand new being, from their peeling skin to their sleepy smiles.  I honestly love everything about babies, so this is the perfect path for me!  I enjoy capturing babies in a natural state, while also dressing them up with some adorable accessories as well.  My style is warm & rustic.  I absolutely love antique shopping so it's always fun finding those perfect, old buckets & crates to put a baby in.  While accessorizing a baby can be VERY fun, I always try to keep the baby the focus of the image.  I absolutely cherish capturing wonderful memories for growing families in my community!

Please visit Whitney Summers Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Whitney!

{Featured Photog} Ember Nelson Newborn Photography

We are excited to introduce this week's featured photographer...

Ember Nelson
Ember Nelson Newborn Photography

Here Ember tells us about her photography work:
Ember Nelson Newborn Photography was born in April of 2011.  My love for photography, creativity, and babies was the perfect recipe for Ember Nelson Newborn Photography.  I'm a dreamer by nature and I absolutely love dreaming up my next set-up.  I love making my clients feel warm and welcome.  I love that my job allows me to be myself and I love that my personality meshes so well with providing wonderful customer service.  I'm a firm believer that clients remember "you" and their "experience" in addition to their lovely photos.  I'd describe my style as colorful, fun, and simple.  My focus is always on the baby, and everything else just compliments baby.  We don't remember days, we remember moments, and I want to help my clients remember this special moment in their lives!

Please visit Ember Nelson Newborn Photography and have a look around, and tell her I sent you while you are there! Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us, Ember!