4 years ago I created Sweetest Dreams Photography as a way to capture my children and meet some friends, I had just moved to the Quad Cities area from Washington state. Little did I know what the next 4 years would bring. In this 4 years I have seen sorrow, joy , frustration but mostly I have had the absolute honor of capturing so many moments for families in and around our area. This job means the world to me. All of my clients are so dear to me and my family and I wouldnt change that. So to celebrate this milestone I am hosting a celebration sale in my store. All of my sessions are reduced , past clients received an email in May with a coupon code if I missed you I apologize. Please send me an email if you didnt receive it. Feel free to check out my store and see my current work on my fan page.
I love being able to make sessions a little more affordable for everyone. All weekend I will be posting flash sales for all types of sessions. These will be located in my store for convenient check out. Today Im offering 4 . Feel free to check them out and share with your friends and family. In the first week of June I will be doing a store sale for newborns , milestones, maternity etc as well to celebrate my sons 13 birthday . Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have .
Oh I had so much fun styling this session. Mom told me she wanted girly and I pulled pinks galore lol. She slept like a dream and her session was finished within 45 minutes, which rarely happens. Check out some of my favorites below…..
Newborn photography is one of my biggest passions, it allows for me to get as creative as I want or as simple as I want. It is a huge blessing for me to be trusted with this amazing time in your family. With so many changes that are happening with bringing a newborn home documenting that first photo of them is amazing. This blog is going to explain how to prep your older children for this important session.
All moms want that awwww moment when their older children kiss their new sibling or lay next to them. As a mom I know how amazing that is but I as a photographer Im here to tell you sibling shots are one of the hardest but most rewarding shots we setup. Keep in mind this a huge change for your older children. Some are scared of new babies , some are a little jealous and some are just mad. We experience all of that in studio with these shots. But here I try to take the time to talk to older siblings , encourage them to help me . A lot of them love bringing me blankets or wipes. It keeps them involved and makes them feel important. I want them to know they are just as important as their new sibling.
When that doesn’t work we move on to bribes. From gold fish to m&ms we pull out all the stops. But don’t feel bad if your older child still wants nothing to do with the pose , sometimes they just don’t want to do it and that’s ok. A lot of times what is done is I call them into setups that aren’t meant for siblings or we can attempt to create an image of them together in editing.
I never want parents to stress over these setups. Tell your little one we are going to a play date on your way here. Don’t practice smiling with them ahead of time. We want them to feel like they are at a friends home. Just come ready to relax and let us help you with that. If we cant get that awww pose your envisioning we can certainly get the awwww family pose you want ❤ ❤
For all the moms out there that dont want to break the bank for maternity sessions and newborn sessions but still want amazing photos these 2 new items are for you ❤
Im excited to announce that I am now offering Maternity Mini Sessions. What do these include you may ask …. Well this type of session includes 2 setups with 2 of my gowns, no need to go buy yourself new clothes just for this session. It can include family and kiddos I can give moms tips on wardrobes for family members. It also includes 20 edited images on an online gallery and printing rights. The cost for this session is $225 and it must be paid up front.
New package that I am introducing is my maternity newborn package. This includes what you see above plus a newborn mini session. Newborn mini sessions are listed on my website with session details. Cost for these 2 as a package is $500 if bought together. This must be paid up front. Check out some of my maternity and newborn sessions below. Email me today to book. firstname.lastname@example.org
This sweet little girl is always so happy to be in front of the camera. Her mom and dad are such amazing people and this little one proves the saying ” the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree ” . I can’t wait to see her for her 1 year session.
P.S. I love that mom let me play dress up with her ❤
Avery is always so cute at her sessions. She has a mind of her own and her little personality just shines through. This time she was on the go which I love . Big sister got in on some shots as well. I love having this little one in studio every 3 months . Check out some sneak peaks from her session below.
The question that is always asked during my indoor shooting time, i.e. winter , is do I photograph families. I know most of what you see on my fan page from Dec – March is newborns, milestones and maternity , but to answer the question YES !!!! I love photographing families and offer limited family sessions April – June and Sept – Nov. Im a very candid photographer when it comes to families. I love capturing your personalities not the fake cheese smile so many of us are trained to give when that big camera comes out. I love soft colors, tall grass, forest settings. You are able to get all of this in one location , my studio , when you book with me. If you are looking to book in 2016 I am currently down to 3 remaining sessions for the year. These are on sale until Feb 29th in my store. I am also accepting due dates for the following months Feb – Sept. Feel free to contact me via facebook or email with any questions or for my store link. Down below you will find a few of my favorite family sessions from 2015 to give you an idea of my work .
My name is Brittney, owner of Sweetest Dreams Photography. I wanted to introduce all of my new fans and clients to our not so little family. We run this business out of our home and my family is every bit a part of this company as I am. My husband, Fred, is my go to guy for just about anything. He is the guy who waits on clients , he spots babies, he is sometimes called the baby whisperer . My kiddos are Hannah, Tyler, Brenna, Lucas, Eden and Matthew. Many clients wont meet my older 5 since they are in school full time but from time to time Matthew , our 4 year old, sneaks down to check out whats going on . But don’s worry hes very sneaky about it and most of the time he’s in and out and you don’t notice him. We have lived in many different places from NC to Wa thanks to the army. We are glad to call the Quad Cities home and have been so blessed to welcome so many families into our home. Here are a few shots , most have been on facebook , of our little family ❤ ❤
This sweet little lady is always full of smiles. This time she was entering the stranger danger stage so she took a little while to warm up. But once she realized mommy wasnt going to leave her she was full of smiles once again. She was so sweet in this little vintage slip I pulled for her. She has the prettiest blue eyes to . Big sister always joins in on some of the images as well. She really enjoys playing dress up with my dresses. Check out some of her sneak peaks below….