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Monday, December 31, 2012

Avery - 6 months

This little one I saw 6 months ago for her newborn pictures and I was thrilled to see her again. She is such a gorgeous baby! We had so much fun with these. My new backdrop arrived the day before the shoot so we of course had to try it out! I loved how these turned out! Here's a small preview for what I've edited thus far:

Friday, December 7, 2012


I couldn't resist posting this cuteness before putting my son down for his nap. She is absolutely stunning!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2 years and counting...

It's crazy to think that I started Kimberly Aldrich Photography just 2 short years ago! It's definitely been an amazing learning experience and something I've never regretted. It was a bit of a struggle to learn the tricks of the trade, but to also to not get discouraged when I see the work of others (who have been doing photography professionally for 5+ years) that far surpasses my own. It's a constant inner battle to not compare myself to others, but to still learn from their amazing work. One thing that has helped me is to take out pictures from when I first started my business and find a recent one with the similar number of people and ages, and compare myself to myself. The progression that I have made is phenomenal when I do that. It makes me excited to compare pictures 2 more years from now and see how much more improvements I will one day make!

Here's an example below. It was a huge strain for me not to re-edit the picture from 2011, but it's not necessarily a bad picture either. The biggest difference that stood out between the two is the editing techniques I used. I definitely improved big-time in that area! The 2011 picture does look a bit posed, but you do have to get in some of those in each shoot. My favorite though are those candid shots like the 2012 picture I took. I can remember trying different things out that year to see what cues would work the best for different groups of people to get those darling candid shots.  It's fun to learn a bit along the way.

Photography is definitely a learning experience. And although I'm not the perfect photographer, I continue learning and improving my work so that one day I can be. The knowledge that I've gained over these 2 years is absolutely priceless! And the people I've been blessed to work with are amazing and have become some of my best friends! I love my job and the wonderful referrals I've received from all my past clients. I love this opportunity to bring out my creative side and to get out of my comfort zone. Thank you so much for supporting me and my growing business! I hope your Holidays this year are very JOLLY!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Remington is 3!

This little active boy was just darling! He had the cutest smiles and brightest most handsome blue eyes! Such a sweetheart! Lucky little man is getting a little sister soon! I hope to be seeing more of this darling family in the future. It was such a pleasure to do these!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Getting Ready for Christmas....

Our home is finally all decorated for Christmas. The only thing left was an updated picture of my son in a Santa hat (we update my picture of him on my holiday shelf monthly). Well the Santa hat didn't last long (as to be expected from a 12 month old), but I still got some cute pictures of our little man this morning! :)

He was very tired after his shoot with mommy... naptime! :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grant Family Preview

This family was so sweet and did such a good job battling the cold, wind, dust, rain... you name it. Not a single complaint throughout the crazy weather! And I am so lucky I get to see them again soon for a missionary shoot with the oldest daughter! So exciting!

Tregeagle Family Preview

This was such a sweet family that was bursting with personality! We had so much fun and a lot of laughs along the way!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chase & Camila - Preview

This is one of the most beautiful families I have ever seen. Not to mention, I just melt over their little boy. Everyone was such troopers in the cold today, even the little one.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

Hope you all had a fun Halloween! This little man of ours had a very fun First Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Silva Family Preview

Just two... but two really cute ones! I love this darling family of boys!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Almost ONE!

 This little cutie is almost ONE! It's crazy how fast kids grow up! I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought little Logan home from the hospital. Only 2 more weeks till his birthday bash!
(This rocking chair pictured is mine which I can bring to any shoot upon request.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

H. Family

Loved taking pictures of this gorgeous family! Their girls were so much fun!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Up" Themed Birthday

Happy First Birthday Blake! I loved these props and ensemble that his Mom did! So creative. She had glasses too, but being the typical almost 1 year old, he didn't quite want to keep them on. He sure makes a cute old man though. He even did his best grouchy old man character too for the end of it. Those pictures crack me up! Such a cutie.