Right about now Five and Six year olds practically every where are planning for the biggest day of Kindergarten EVER: Graduation. They are practicing speaking roles and learning special songs. They are doing it all for YOU. Those tiny faces just can't wait to make you so proud on Kindergarten Graduation day.
Do you know what's great about Kindergarten? EVERYTHING. Kindergarten is FUN. Kids wake up and want to go there. Everything about it is magical and this next big step should be celebrated.
Kindergarden Cap and Gown portraits are portraits of celebration for your budding South Alabama Student. They are more than just a snapshot of the end of Kindergarten with the boys and girls he spent this year with. Kindergarten Cap and Gown portraits are a documentation of your child's next big step - REAL BIG BOY AND BIG GIRL SCHOOL. Kindergarten, while super fun, is a starter course to grades 1-12. These babies are learning how to follow directions, to have a schedule of events and to sit still. The sitting still part has always been the hardest part for my littles. They are reading and writing in Kindergarten - it's not just shapes and colors. Kindergarten is a big deal and celebrating this milestone with Kindergarten Cap and Gown portraits is a MUST do and here's why.
1. Kindergarten Cap and Gown portraits are often just like the the Big Senior's Cap and Gowns - RENTED. Unlike those trusted High School Seniors, who pick up their Cap and Gowns weeks before the big day, your tiny Grad will never enjoy that luxury. That means the only portraits you will get are the ones you snap at the actual graduation with your cell phone. Everyone is going to take those. And your kid will be distracted at all the dazzle of the BIG DAY that it will be hard for them to focus on all the posed portraits. We stock tiny cap and gowns to make these portraits magical. Our tiny cap and gowns all sport this year's 2018 charm. That is important.
2. Kindergarten Cap and Gowns are usually white and Kindergarteners are usually dirty and clumsy. One fall or tumble and you've got splotchy portraits in your forever iPhone memories. Our portrait studio is a controlled environment. There will be very little opportunity for any disasters that will distract from you having fun and gorgeous forever portraits of your tiny Kindergarten Graduate.
3. Ellenburg Photography will provide a fun portrait experience to document the end of an era. Your baby is graduating with all the skills and knowledge to start the next 12 years with an enthusiasm for learning. That is worth celebrating. Daphne Ellenburg will photograph your South Alabama Kindergarten Graduate like she does the big High School Seniors. We will use fun number props and exciting poses. These portraits will be so fun this year, but in 12 short years, these portraits will be priceless. Several of my High School Seniors bring in this framed Kindergarten Graduation portrait with them at their Senior Session. It is the most fun to see how they have grown from here to there.
Kindergarten Cap and Gown portraits can be added to any spring portrait session this season at Ellenburg Photography. You can add it to individual and family portraits. You can add it to bunny portrait sessions. Or you can come in for just a quick mini portrait session of just your tiny 2018 graduate. It is completely up to you!
Enjoy a peek at Jefferson's Cap and Gown session. This little guy will be graduating this May. He couldn't be more excited. Can you tell?
Do you have a five or six year old finishing up their first big year of Kindergarten this year in South Alabama? Reach out to the professionals at Ellenburg Photography to capture the excitement of Kindergarten Graduation portraits. Wanting to learn and grow and magical. Celebrate that magic in portraits you will treasure forever with Ellenburg Photography.
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Daphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at email@example.com. We love to read your comments.
It is a common misconception that Toddlers are supposed to be every photographers worst nightmare. Most toddler consults start with, "...And I'm sorry he's two." Parents imagine the worst and build it up so big that they would never EVER dare take their Toddler into my beautiful South Alabama studio for portraits. Parents just know that Toddlers don't listen to directions. They wiggle all the time. They throw things. They will run away from anything you plan. And yes, Toddlers will drive parents crazy during the portrait shoot.
I have to admit, as a mother of 4 former Toddlers, every bit of that is true. When kids hit two - the excitement of all the entire world opens right up to them and they are off to explore every bit of it - As fast as those tiny legs will take them. And I'm going to say something really LOUD so everyone can hear me, "TODDLERS ARE MY FAVORITE!" And why wouldn't they be? They are wild and full of energy. Their personality is in FULL bloom. They are genuine and natural because it's all they know. And every session always ends with a big giant hug. There is nothing better. And sometimes they tell me how pretty I am, and I could listen to that all day.
If you can get past the fear, I truly believe that you could learn to love bringing your toddler into the studio for portraits at Ellenburg Photography with a few very simple adjustments. Here are a few tips from Daphne Ellenburg to get you started:
Most of the frustrations with Toddler portrait sessions is unrealistic expectations. You toddler is NOT going to smile on command. In fact, they are going to give angry eyebrows and that's okay. Famous last words are, "We've been practicing our smile!" This is the age of innocence. Embrace it. Toddlers have a very short attention span. Out studio is set up perfectly for toddlers. We have 11-13 set ups ready to go. Your toddler can explore and we will follow to ensure that you get adorable portraits of your baby. Don't be obsessed with eye contact or the perfect smile. Your baby is a firecracker and Daphne always wins. There will be smiles. I'm not saying you won't have to do an embarrassing new dance for me to get them.
Let them wiggle. I shoot with a really high shutter speed. I'm not afraid of your wiggly Toddler and neither should you. These fun hand gestures and dancing legs are all part of the toddler adventure. Wiggly toddlers are happy toddlers.
Your toddler might not want to sit still or stop running in a circle, but you know what they love? Holding stuff. I will trick your baby into where every you want them to be by holding a bear or a tiny prop that yes, they might throw on the floor. And that's ok. Holding things is the art of distraction and I am a master. I always have a few tricks up my sleeve.
You have already set yourself up with the fear, but planning beats fear every time. Don't schedule your portrait shoot at nap time. This is a no brainer, but I'm going to ask about nap time every time anyway. Bring a NON-CHOCOLATE snack - again, seems simple but kids love chocolate and they will try to trick you every time. Think Cheerios or Teddy Grahams. Easy boring colors that will not ruin a good outfit. Bring 3-4 outfits. Dress your baby at our cozy Saraland Alabama portrait studio. Don't worry about shoes, they don't want to wear them anyway. If you think you need it, bring it. Better to over plan so you can sit back and relax.
Mom and Dad, you will have to chase your baby around a bit and we will try the same thing a few times until we get the right LOOK for your portrait. Don't stress. It's all part of the process. If you relax, they relax. If you lose your temper, they will have a melt down. When we have it, we move to the next station and do it all over again. Sometimes we get it really fast, sometimes it takes a few tries. It's all completely normal in Toddler world. We're going to laugh. We're going to dance. It's going to get silly. And YES, I'm going to ask you to be in some portraits. Every portrait you purchase over the course of your entire life will one day go to that baby. Wouldn't it be nice if you were in some of them? You only have a few years of these delicious toddler moments. Enjoy them. Littleness is a treasure.
Winning at Toddler portraits is easy with Daphne Ellenburg's help. Ellenburg Photography has been producing amazing portraits of toddlers for over eleven years. Don't let the Toddler years be the forgotten years from your portrait collections. Do you have a Toddler missing from family portraits? We can help.
Newborn photography captures the innocence and the intense emotions of this special time. A new baby is a life-changing experience, and Daphne Ellenburg, a South Alabama newborn photographer captures these invaluable memories as art with newborn photography.With many years of experience in newborn photography, South Alabama Newborn Photographer, Daphne Ellenburg specializes in lifestyle newborn photography. Daphne has gained a reputation as an esteemed Gulf Coast Newborn Photographer. Her newborn photography celebrates the infant’s flawless natural beauty. As a seasoned newborn photographer, Daphne’s newborn photography is infused with the excitement of a new baby. Newborn photography clients love her attention to detail, and her newborn photography focuses on all the wrinkles, tiny fingers and toes. Most importantly, her newborn photography captures the joy of motherhood, and the special bond between new parents and baby.
Your newborn photography session is scheduled 5-10 days after birth, and the newborn photography session generally lasts ninety minutes. Daphne views your newborn photography session as the beginning of a beautiful relationship. She looks forward to capturing your maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and family photography to be treasured for years to come.
Daphne Ellenburg is a premier pregnancy, newborn, baby, family photographer in South Alabama. She works together with you to create images that are unique and intimate to your growing family. Most importantly, Daphne prides herself on an unmatched custom client experience. Sessions are relaxing and enjoyable – never forced or stiff. With a fresh and modern vision, Daphne takes as much time as needed to artistically edit each image into a unique work of art. Portrait sessions are offered in their cozy Saraland Alabama studio, beautiful outdoors settings, and on-location. Her boutique photography studio is centrally located for the convenience of clients from Mobile, Daphne, Fairhope, Bay Minette and surrounding areas.
In business since 2007, the Ellenburg Photography brand has become synonymous with soft dreamy imagery. Document your family’s unique story with one of South Alabama’s most sought after photographers for newborn, baby and family portraits. With years of experience, Daphne knows how to delicately position newborns in poses that enhance their sweetness. While the baby sleeps most of the time during a newborn photo shoot, there is plenty of time for breaks for feeding, diaper changes, and cuddles. Those first years with your children pass so quickly, and professional photography is a way to preserve these precious moments forever.
There is nothing more beautiful and sweet than newborns. Many people never lose the desire to hold babies or to be near babies – babies seem to bring out the goodness and joy in everyone. Newborn photographer Daphne Ellenburg knows this. South Alabama Mothers and Fathers dread the day their newborns are no longer newborns, because they enjoy that innocence, tenderness and purity, which presents itself in a peaceful and delicate manner. Now there is a way to preserve those lovely images forever and pull them out whenever you need to reminisce, or are having a moment of nostalgia and that is with newborn photography. Newborn photography will make it easy for you to keep those tender moments lasting forever. Daphne Ellenburg specializes in newborn photography in Saraland Alabama.
Newborn photography in and around the Alabama Gulf Coast is best done in the first 10 days, while babies are sleeping deeply and curling up naturally into those adorable womblike poses. Older babies often squirm and can become fussy making it very difficult to capture the moment. They begin to learn to move move around and when they can’t settle down, they cry – often making the photography session very stressful and frustrating for new parents. Not to mention, colic and baby acne can flare up after the first two weeks. However, with a newborn, you rarely get that lack of cooperation. Because newborns sleep ninety percent of the time, Saraland Alabama newborn photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, has a much easier time posing them and photographing them.
If you have a newborn baby or are expecting one soon, one of the best ways to preserve those fond memories that seem to slip away so fast is by having professional Alabama newborn photographer, Daphne Ellenburg photograph your beautiful baby. These memories are truly priceless, and will be treasured for a lifetime as precious works of art. Trust the newborn photography experts at Ellenburg Photography with your new baby.
It's official. South Alabama's leading Newborn, Children, and Family photographer, Ellenburg Photography has a brand NEW website. I couldn't be prouder of all the hard work that went into today's NEW website launch. The new website has everything you've asked for: more information, more groupings, easier access to the thing you love.
Enjoy a peek at a little of our new home page. Explore the site and let us know what you think. We've added more breakdowns for all the newborn things we photograph like: Hospital and In home Births, Fresh 48s, Studio Newborn Sessions and In home sessions for your newborn. We've added breakdowns for all the milestones during the BIG first year like: the Push up, the Little Sitter, Holding ON, the Little Stander and the Cake Smash. We've added new pages for Big Kids, Families, High School Seniors, Weddings and Headshots. We are featuring new packages for Headshots and Weddings. Every page has a link to book a portrait consult when you enjoy the information on the page. You are going to LOVE the new website.
Having a new toddler in the studio for portraits is an extra fun adventure. Introducing Baby Abel. Able is a new 19 months and he came ready for bunny portrait adventure.
He was ready to explore adventure around every corner and was determined to leave no mystery unturned as we moved from one shooting bay to the next. Everyone was on hand to create beautiful smiles, Mom, Dad, both Grandparents - but no one brought the cheese like "The Wheels on the Bus" That song was number one today. Thank you Team Abel for a wonderful afternoon in the Saraland studio.
Abel was photographed with all the Ellenburg Bunnies today, but he liked Bluebell the most. Bluebell is a 1.5 year old blue-gray Lops.
Have you ever thought about being photographed with live bunnies? These bunnies are not temporary spring bunnies that live in my portrait studio - these are my pets. They are used to be held and cuddled. Our bunnies like to sit on things like cozy benches and chairs or hang around in baskets. First timers to bunnies get to learn how to pet and hold the bunnies, and if that's too much - they just sit in baskets. They are super sweet and extra loving. Bunny Sessions are booking now in our Saraland Portrait Studio. To learn more, click the link.
Did you know that for a limited time ALL sessions are buy one get one free? That includes the bunny Sessions! You can book one for your spring family portraits and then give one to your sister, your BFF, your kid's BFF. The possibilities are endless. Don't miss the fun during our BIGGEST Sale of the Year.
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