I have been having email problems lately with the contact form on my website. If you send me an email and don't hear back from me within 48 hours, please contact me again. Email me directly at amy@babystepsstudios.com or call me at 614-863-2913. Thank you for your patience while I figure this out.

"One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style. " ~Author Unknown

Friday, June 27, 2008

Just a reminder...

...I will be taking a much needed vacation for the first two weeks in July. I will try to check emails and answer phone calls as often as possible but we will be driving through New England for 7 days so it will just depend on how often I can get to a wi-fi location to check in.

If you are waiting on a photo order, please be patient. I am trying to get everything done before I leave but I am at the mercy of the photo lab and the postal service. If you placed your order awhile a go, it is probably being packaged right now and will be ready shortly. If you placed your order in the last few days, I am working on it. I will try to get the order in but it probably won't be ready until i return.

I will be back to work on July 14th. If you are looking to book a session, go ahead and email me your request. My first available session (right now) is the week of July 21st.

Thanks so much for your understanding!

Sneak Peek: "The E Family"

This was such a fun family session! I can not tell you how much fun it was to shoot "The E Family". This session is the perfect example of how I like to shoot families. You may remember three of the "E kids" from last Fall when we did a holiday session with three of them. This time they brought along their two cousins and Grandparents for a summertime shoot. You could just see the love this family has for each other. I barely had to do anything but sit back and shoot away. I love seeing active Grandparents who aren't afraid to get on the ground and play with the kids! Grandma even got tackled to the ground at one point! Now that's love! :-)
















Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Results are In!

After a week of frenzied voting, the results are in from the Rock n' Roll Prince and Princess contest! Drum Roll Please...


Receiving Honorable Mention in the Rock n' Roll Prince Contest (and a $10 print credit towards a future session):

Brett
Wesley
Wyatt



In Second Place (earning at $30 print credit towards a future session):

Aaron with 37% of the votes


And in First Place (winning a free Rock n' Roll Prince Session):

Jalen with 39% of the votes



Receiving Honorable Mention in the Rock n' Roll Princess Contest (and a $10 print credit towards a future session):

Madison
Gabrielle
Chrissy



In Second Place (earning at $30 print credit towards a future session):

Kaci with 30% of the votes


And in First Place (winning a free Rock n' Roll Princess Session):

Ziya with 33% of the votes


Congrats again to Jalen and Ziya for winning the contest! Keep an eye on the blog for sneak peeks from their sessions in the next few weeks! Also, I want to give a special congrats as well to all the adorable little ones who entered the contest! You are all winners in my book and I would love to photograph each of you in the future!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sneak Peek: "Baby M"

Remember this beautiful "mommy-to-be"?



Introducing adorable 3 week old "Baby M"! "M" was so alert and calm for our entire session. She let me mold her into any position without fussing one bit! Mom eventually got her to sleep after a couple feedings and we were able to get those precious sleepy newborn shots that I look forward to. She was just so sweet...I didn't want to leave!















Sneak Peek: "Brooke- Class of 09"

I just realized that I forgot to post the sneak peeks from Brooke's session on here! Shame on me! So Brooke called me and wanted a senior session with an outdoor/rustic feel to it. Immediately I thought of Slate Run Historical farm. It was perfect for her session! I had never shot there so it was a new experience for all of us. We then left the Farm area and went over to the covered bridge to shoot a bit. Later, we drove to Pickerington for a little creekside splashing to cool everyone off. All and all, it was a great session! You can see more of Brooke's session on the senior blog here.






Friday, June 20, 2008

Sneak Peek: "Little M"

Here comes another adorable little girl! Some of you may remember "Little M" from last year's Rock n' Roll Princess contest. She was so cute and came in second in the contest. I got the chance to photograph her this week and had such a great time.

Despite the crummy weather, we got some great shots. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow and deal with what Mother Nature gives you! "Little M" was so happy to see me and was more than welcome to play along with all my crazy antics..."Do you think you could sit in this chair?" and "Oops! My camera doesn't work if you are facing that way!". She had so much fun looking at the photos in the LCD screen playback..."It's Me!""Me!""Me!". Here you go, "M"!
















Contest Updates!

Wow! This is one close contest! Currently there is a pretty close race between Aaron and Jalen for the boys and Kaci and Ziya for the girls. There are still 3 days left to vote, so be sure to send the link to everyone you know!

It has been brought to my attention that the voting system isn't letting you vote once per day as I originally mentioned. The previous system that I have used allowed you to vote multiple times but this one apparently does not. So...make the one vote count! :-)

Good luck to all of the little cuties!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sneak Peek: "The A girls"

I had a cover shoot for Columbus Parent Magazine last week so I thought I would share some of my favorites from the session. Columbus Parent always auctioned off the opportunity to be featured on a cover for the Junior League Gala and this year's winner was adorable 3 1/2 year old "Big Sister A" and 15 month old "Little Sister A".

"The A girls" were so cute! "Big sister A" was all about posing for the camera at the beginning of our session. She was a spitting image of Shirley Temple. Too cute! "Little Sister A" was less than thrilled to sit still which made for a tough shoot but we ended up with some great shots to chose from for the cover. Here you go, Mom J. I know you have been waiting to see what we ended up with!















Tuesday, June 17, 2008

I'm having computer issues

Hey everyone. My macbook has been having some serious issues lately so...I bought a new computer today! I am taking it in tomorrow to have everything transfered over from the old machine to the new machine but that will mean that I will be out of commission for a couple days. If you are waiting for sneak peeks, proofing galleries, or orders...please be patient and I will get them ready for you as soon as I can. If you have any questions, you can email me and I will get back with you. I should be able to access my email from our other computer at least once a day. Thanks so much for your continued support! :-)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rock n' Roll Prince Contestants

Thanks to everyone who entered their children into our contest! I have narrowed it down to my favorites for you to vote on. Only one vote per household per day. Feel free to pass on the link to whoever you want, but PLEASE PLAY FAIR! This is supposed to be fun! Please, try to keep it that way! :-) (Please vote on the right.)

Here are your boys:










Rock n' Roll Princess Contestants

Thanks to everyone who entered their children into our contest! I have narrowed it down to my favorites for you to vote on. Only one vote per household per day. Feel free to pass on the link to whoever you want, but PLEASE PLAY FAIR! This is supposed to be fun! Please, try to keep it that way! :-) (Please vote on the right.)

Here are your girls:










Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sneak Peek: "Mommy-To-Be B"

It's time for another maternity session with another gorgeous mommy-to-be! "B" was so fun to work with! She was up for anything and didn't question my judgment even when I asked her to lay down on the kitchen floor in her underwear! Oh the things we do for the sake of art! "Mommy-to-be-B" and "Daddy-to-be-D" were so cute together. You can just see the love they have for each other in these photos. Enjoy!