Newborn Photos

Megan’s cousin and coworker organized this session for their family. I thought it was incredibly sweet of them and their other coworkers…especially since Megan missed her own baby shower due to her baby’s early arrival! I loved my time with this family. They seem so content and comfortable with their new addition already. Here’s some pictures of their beautiful baby girl.

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FREE Announcement Picture

Something new that we are so excited to offer is a FREE announcement picture when your family is about to grow! We will come snap the perfect picture and edit it at no charge, so that you have a professional image to share your good news with. All you have to do to qualify is book a full-length maternity or newborn session.

At WBP, we are committed to family. This announcement picture can be a pregnancy, adoption, surrogate, etc. photo. We understand that there are lots of ways to grow your family in this day and age. We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of your excitement! 🙂

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Cake Smash

This little guy wasn’t too sure about the cake…at first. Once he discovered how delicious it was, he did a fantastic job with his cake smash. Something I learned from this session…make sure to tell the parents to bring a change of clothes for themselves as well! I think mom wore about as much of the frosting as the baby did!

Downtown Mommy & Me

I had so much fun with these two! They’re vibrant, silly, and love each other a whole ton…and I think this session completely fits them. I’ve had a lot of requests for downtown sessions recently and I can’t believe that I still haven’t blogged this post yet. So here it is; enjoy!

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Home for Sale

A picture is worth a thousand words…that’s why professional photography is so very important when it comes to selling something of high value. Here are some photos of a home that is for sale in NW Gainesville; on the left are the original photos (I have the owner’s permission to post them here) and on the right are some of the photos that they had us take. If you’re in the market, I encourage you to check out this beautiful home!

Here’s the listing: http://www.zillow.com/homes/1400-NW-28-TH-ST-Gainesville-FL-32605_rb/

Child Models Needed for Ad Campaign

Hello lovely Gainesville friends! Do you have the *cutest* kid? Do you want the chance to get FREE photography and possibly even FREE clothes? If so, please apply to have your child model for us!

We are partnering with Lauli Designs, a clothing company run by two mamas who happen to be sisters as well. These ladies sew some amazing creations- I know, because I’m one of their best customers! They make everything from maxaloones (pants that will fit your baby from 6 months to 3 years of age) to cloth diapers to hoodies. Here is their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1748074008799693/

Here’s the deal: they need ads to grow their business and we are looking for kids to model the clothes. Children must be between 6 months to 6 years old, have transportation to and from the session, have parental permission (a release will be required before the child can participate), and availability the day and time of the shoot. If your child is selected, you will receive FREE copies of any images that are selected by Lauli, featured in ads, and possibly even get to keep the clothes they model.

The shoot is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, from 9-11 am. This session will be in downtown Gainesville (specifics to be determined later). After your child’s part is over, you are free to leave. All children must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian at all times.

Email us at kimber@waterbearphotography.com or message us on our business page on FB (www.facebook.com/waterbearphotography) to apply. All that is needed to apply is a recent snap of your child in full light, their age, and that you are available the day and time of the shoot. Please no personal information, photos where children are not fully dressed, or multiple applications. Applications will be submitted to Lauli Designs and those selected will be notified. Thanks, and good luck!

 

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Newborn Session

This sweet family just became even sweeter with the arrival of their newborn, Charlie. During the session, we found out that we have a LOT of similarities to each other; all four  of us attended Texas A& M and are in similar careers! It’s a small world…

Anyways, enjoy the photos! This session will be blogged in two parts: lifestyle and posed newborn photos.

Message us on here or Facebook if we can help you create a custom session for your family. We offer a special discount when you book both maternity and newborn session.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2016 brought a lot of highs and lows for us; we unexpectedly lost our Irish Wolfhound, Leo, and W’s father, Bill, to cancer. Amidst mourning, we also started two businesses (WBP being one of them) and got to watch our son, X, embody a million small miracles each day. We are still waiting to be matched for our adoption and are coming up on two years being on the list. To put it mildly, it’s been a roller coaster of a year.

My prayer for 2017 is that it’s a year of respite and growth. We’re saving for a new home so that our family has room to expand. We’re also really trying to figure out if we should stay in Gainesville or move elsewhere before X starts school. While we love our home here, we aren’t sure if it has what our family needs in the long run. I’m hopeful that this year can be one where we truly have time to gather ourselves and make future decisions.

WBP is heading in some new directions that both scare and exhilarate me. I’m being challenged every day and I’m so thankful for my awesome clients who continue to spur me to grow further. If you have a crazy idea for a session- try me! Our only limitations are the ends of our imaginations.

I was able to spend today doing what I love (a photography session) and what I needed (giving my house a deep clean!). We’re home, unpacked, and ready for 2017! Praying that you have a happy and healthy year! ❤

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New Year, New Us

2017 is going to bring a lot of changes in our business. We hope that you’ll join us for the journey as we step outside our comfort zone to create beautiful works of art! Though we’re still on vacation (see some pics below), we’ve been working hard to assemble a creative team for our new ventures. While not everything is finalized yet- details to come soon- we’ll say that we will be partnering with some incredible mom-run businesses this year!

We will also be trying to feature a “Business of the Month” starting in January. Our goal with this is to be more intentional about supporting other parent-run businesses (dad-run businesses are more than welcome to apply as well!). The selected businesses will be featured on our blog and receive free or discounted sessions in exchange for trade. If you would like to get photography and publicity, please drop me a line! January and February are already booked…but March-December is wide open!

Here are some of our vacation pictures. We’re loving our time out West and wish you a happy and healthy new year! See you soon!