I have an exciting announcement! In Bloom Photography is partnering with Double Knot Photography for a photography workshop this August! Pack up your gear and head to Sweetwater to spend the day with Karyn & Micah learning the ins and outs of using your camera and producing killer images in a relaxed environment!

Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: 1:00-9:00pm
Location: Sweetwater, TX
Cost: $550 per person
Workshop Speakers: Karyn of In Bloom Photography  & Micah of Double Knot Photography {}
*12 Seats Available

*How to Shoot In Manual
*Practical Tips to Starting a Business
*Photographing Families & Children - Speaker, Karyn of In Bloom Photography
*Photographing Couples & Weddings - Speaker, Micah of Double Knot Photography
*Let's Shoot!- Opportunity to photograph both a family session & couples session with Karyn & Micah!
*Post Processing

To secure your workshop seat, we require a $200 deposit and the remaining balance will be due one month before the workshop. Dinner, snacks & beverages are provided during the workshop! Stay tuned for awesome giveaways! We can't wait to spend the day with you! :)


Sweet Caroline :: Abilene Children's Photographer, Snyder Family Photography

This little sweetie pie came up to see me from just south of San Antonio last weekend.  Daddy is a Sweetwater native and all 3 of them were just so pleasant to visit and shoot with!  As you can see, Caroline was all smiles and preciousness.  I just loved the outfits Mom chose for her... the minute she said "yellow cordoroy dress" I knew they were my kind of clients! {SWOON}  These were a few of my favorites from her session.. enjoy!




"And this is my tongue!!"  I love this stage... so much fun!/



Close ups are my favorite, I love eyes.. I love shooting eyes in a way that needs no photoshop!!


Workin' the citrus tones!!  She does it quite well, doesn't she?  Sweet baby-cakes!

 Thanks for sharing her with me...


Hadley is Uno! :: Abilene Baby Photographer, Abilene Children's Portraits

I had the honor of shooting Miss Hadley's newborn photos about a year ago and could hardly believe it when her mama said it was time for a one year session!!?!  Man, time flies when you are having fun!!  Hadley was just a doll, walking all over the studio like a pro... I had fun just watching her, snapping photos as she cruised in front of the scene to go explore something.... then she'd cruise back and I'd snap some more!  She was quite the dainty little lady with her cake smash, not making much mess but delicately eating the icing off each finger and enjoying every minute!  Mom themed her birthday party with UNO.... get it... UNO= one!  Lol!!  It took me a second too... ha ha!  Very clever and adorable.  I loved my new olive chevron back ground, so fun and festive!!  Hope you enjoy her preview!






 She has the sweetest little piggies... very edible!  And pretty with nail polish.. so maybe not!  Ha!


 This was one of my most favorite shots from the entire session... her strawberry blonde little lashes were just making me crazy the whole time... just loved the soft, innocent mood of this snap, my kind of image!


 And now for some cake!!





The Beautiful Murph Family :: Abilene Family Photographer, Snyder Family Portraits

I have to admit, I am just smitten with this session!!  I love the picturesque spot and the dreamy back light, I love how mom styled their clothing... so neutral that it just lets them be the focus.  Of course, I love how beautiful they all are too!  Dad needs to buy a shotgun!! :)  Aside from mama jumping down into a storm drain and spraining her ankle (true story!), it was just a lovely session.. I loved just about every image straight out of the camera.  Simply did a very slight white balance tweek and added a vintage haze to some of them!  Easy-peasy!  Enjoy!

We'll start out with one of my most favorite posed family shots that I've ever shot. I'm 
completely geeking out about this shot!  What moves me about it is the soft, happy, serene look in mom's eyes as she's surrounded by her babies and husband.  I guess there is a part of me that just identifies with that feeling... I just love this shot, have I mentioned that yet?! :)


Do you see what I mean about that shotgun?! Whoa!!! Beauties!  



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One more family pic to finish off the post!  Thanks for stopping in!  


Growth.... :: Abilene Newborn Photographer, San Angelo Newborn Photography

I'm very excited to share that In Bloom has grown up and gotten her own apartment!!!! :)  Well, not really, but we are opening a studio space!!  Wa-hoooo!  As a lot of you know, I made the decision to start home schooling my kiddos this year (which is seriously one of THE best choices I've ever made!) and believe it or not... I've slowed down!!  Ha!  Well, really... I have.  I've gone from shooting 5-10 sessions a week (insanity!) to 3-4 a week.  It's all be fine and good and I'm still trying to find balance between home and work life, but I quickly became painfully aware that shooting with my newborns and little people in my studio space that is in my home was just not working anymore.  I had to kick my family out in order to bring clients in.  Can we say no fun?   Ugh, so we decided to put a few feelers out and see if maybe, JUST MAYBE, I could find a suitable space here in lil ol' Sweetwater.  Amazingly, I did!  My wonderful husband has spent the last month fixing up the place and after spending tomorrow sanding and refinishing the wood floors... I'll be ready to move in!  I just needed a place to work?  Thanks be to God, I now have one!

In Bloom's new home is located at 119 East 3rd Street, Ste. 301 as of November 18th!!  It's a lovely little 3 room space with a natural light studio, a client consult area, and a prop/show room.   I don't plan on ramping up business, I'll keep hours by appointment only.  I will simply now be able to meet clients there and have a dedicated space for sessions with newborns, older babies, kiddos, and any studio fun I wish to have there.  It's really a dream come true for me!  To kick off, I'll be hosting an open house on Sunday, 11/18 from 2-4.  If you are in the area, please feel free to stop in and pay me a visit!  I'll have a rep from the fabulous Matilda Jane attending with a trunk full of the new winter line that just came out on 11/1, as well as the rest of their beautiful little frocks to drool over!  I'll have several pieces from Sugar Lillies, who is stocking me with samples of custom-made clothing for clients to purchase, as well as a handful of newborn goodies from The Walnut Street House.   Light refreshments will be served and you can also purchase $5 raffle tickets (proceeds to be donated to Family Life Skills Sweetwater) to win a free In Bloom studio session!  Drop in if you can and take a tour!  

I have to say, this is a great way to end 2012 and kick off the New Year!  I'm so excited and will certainly be posting pictures of the space once I get moved in and comfy.  I'm also slowly working on a brand new website and blog (both are completely outdated and sorely in need of updating, ugh!) to bring all of the change and excitement full circle.  Stay tuned for the launch!  I've already created a new piece of marketing material... it will give you an idea of what the new site will look like when it's finished!   

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If you don't stop in often, DO come by after the first of the year for yet another big announcement regarding In Bloom's wedding/engagement plans.  Goooood stuff is happening there as well!  I am blessed by all my wonderful clients and friends.. I still can't believe I get to do something I enjoy so much as my job!?  Just sending out a big thank you for trusting me with your family's precious memories.  It's my honor.  This continues to be a wild ride, I rest in God's peace and feeling His pleasure as I do this thing called photography.  :)  That's all for now!

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