Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy Anniversary


Happy Anniversary to my in-laws. These were taken at a local nature preserve in Fair Hill, Maryland in the late fall. I don't think we could have picked a better weekend for the hight of the fall colors. Since their anniversary wasn't until now I've waited to post these. My husband and I had the first one enlarged to an 11x14 and matted and framed for them. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 18, 2006

Setting Prices

I have had so much interest in my photography services that I decided to post my prices.

Family Session- $75 for up to 5 people for 2 to 3 hours
On Location, Your home or a place of your choosing. I do have a few backdrops if needed for an indoor shoot.

Maternity Session- $150 for up to 4 people for 2 to 3 hours.*
On location, Your home or a place of your choosing. Natural light works best for this type of session, but if you wish I can bring lighting and backdrops for this session.
This session is best done between 32 and 38 weeks. A change of a couple of outfits is welcome. Natural colors work best.

Newborn Session- $150 for up to 4 people for 2 hours.*
On location, Your home or a place of your choosing. This session should be done no later than 4 weeks of age. Natural light or studio light with the availability of backdrops and props such as baskets and blankets.
Bare skin is best for newborns. Diapers optional.

Maternity/Newborn Session- $200 for up to 4 people for 2 to 3 hours per session.
On location, Your home or a place of your choosing. This is $100 Off the prices of buying the Maternity and Newborn sessions separate. See above for photo shoot descriptions.

Payment is due at time of shoot. Please give 24 hours notice if you need to cancel.

For sessions you will receive one complimentary 8x10 of your favorite shot. Our prints start at $8 for a 4x6 and go up from there. All originals are the property of K. Cleaver Photography.

* Prices due to time ( naps, feedings, etc.) and intricate posing.

- K. Cleaver Photography reserves the right to use portraits for display, website, or other purposes.-

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Joy Of Expecting

Here are a few more of my friends who were nice enough to bare their bumps in front of my lens.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Grace's First Christmas

My friend Anne called and asked me to take some Christmas pictures of her daughter Grace. What a sweetheart. I would photograph her any day of the week. Here are two of my favorites from her session.


Monday, December 04, 2006

Happy Hoildays

Here are some of my favorite shots from recent photo shoots. The first is of my brother, my sister-n-law and their son. And the second is of my son. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season.

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Monday, November 27, 2006

I Love You Daddy

I took my Brother and Sister-in-Law's Family portrait yesterday and as I was looking at them after I had uploaded them this one caught my eye. There were so many good shoots to choose from but this one pulled at my heart strings. My brother is such a wonderful father and this shot to me says it all.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Anything To Get Him To Sit Still

It took my forever to get a nice picture of Matty sitting still. I finally had the bright idea to give him a book the flip through, and thank god he did. I used the natural light from his window and a reflector. They could be better but getting him to sit still for this shot was a miracle in its self.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Practice, Practice, Practice

I have my first photo shoot this coming weekend. And I have to admit I'm a little nervous. Even if it is family, I really don't want to mess up. I guess that's why I've been practicing whenever I can with my off camera flash, floodlight and backdrops. Oh and anyone who will sit and pose for me like Matthew (who is like a moving target), My in-laws, the dogs, flowers, shoes.

Here is some of what I've done:

Saturday, November 18, 2006

At Longwood

The pictures below are some of favorites from Longwood Gardens. The first two I took over Mother's Day weekend 06'. This was also the weekend for the Orchid Show. But I will post some of those at a later date. The bottom two were taken in late August on a trip with my friend Jessica Perry. We both wanted so badly to see the water lilies in bloom so we planned our trip around the best time to see them.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

The Glow of Pregnancy

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Here is the Photo that Started it all

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The Picture That Started It All

It all started one day at Longwood Gardens. I saw a Photograph that was on display in the visitors center and I thought to myself I can take a picture like that. From there I fell head over heels in love with photography. I have always enjoyed the art of photography but never had the equipment or time to learn.

I love to capture the wonders of nature be it a butterfly drinking the sweet nectar from a flower or the never ending waves of the ocean.

After I found out I was pregnant I became intrigued with the idea of pregnancy and children photography. I did in fact take my own pregnancy picture with our old digital point and shoot, but after the birth of our son my wonderful husband gave me the gift of Digital SLR with the Nikon D50. We were to then learn that 6 of our friends were expecting. "Why not start my own business," I thought. So I did. With the help of friends posing as models baring their beautiful bellies for the camera and my son Matthew with his endless array of facial expressions K. Cleaver Photography was born.