Who doesn't love a photo of a gorgeous glowing mom-to-be? A few months back I helped Liza and Kris announce their pregnancy and yesterday I met with them again to capture them as Liza's pregnancy comes towards the end. The final weeks of pregnancy are a difficult time for mothers, your feet are swollen, you constantly have to pee, and you are just generally uncomfortable but at the same time it is a truly amazing time. You connected to your baby in a way you never will be again, it is a time to be still and to appreciate the new life that is about to begin. It is my job to document this crazy time and to show pregnant mothers as the works of art they truly are. I can't wait to meet this little girl and I know her parents can't either.
I first met this wonderful family when their little girl Ellie was born and now they have a second little girl on the way! One of my favorite parts of my job is being invited back in to see my newborn clients again. Ellie has grown into a funny, sweet little ham who was happy to be in front of my camera but only if she could do her own poses. Her parent's were relaxed and let her enjoy herself so the whole family was really a pleasure to shoot. No stress, just beautiful family photos before the family gets a little bigger. And can I just say, look at that adorable baby bump! I can't wait to meet their new little one when she makes her appearance around Christmas and capture some photos of the proud new big sister.
If you or someone you know has a baby on the way, head over to my contact page and send me a message. The months of November and December are already fully booked with January heading that way so don't wait!
Have you ever thought about adding props to your photo sessions? Props can add interest, depth and an extra flair to your pictures. Get your children to hold coordinating flowers for a spring or summer shoot. Love sports? Then use baseball bats in your next family photo to bring out your passion. Here are a few tips for ways to incorporate props in your next photo session.
1.Avoid trends.While you might have recently seen a few photos that incorporate a specific prop, try not to use something that will not look really dated in 20 years’ time. Classic is definitely better and there are many fun options to choose from.
2.Be realistic.It’s easy to go wild when thinking of a theme for your photo session. You should decide on one that you can actually find props for. For example, if you want to use seasonal props, try and source them in that season as they’ll be easier to find and before you decide to remake your favorite movie scene, think twice about whether you’ll be able to find suitable outfits for everyone in the photo.
3. Size matters.There are some larger props that work really well in photo sessions such as using your grandpa's farm tractor as a background piece. However, there are some larger props that can take away from the beauty of the photograph altogether. Make sure that your prop enhances the photo and doesn't detract from it.
4. Make it meaningful.If your child has a favorite stuffed animal or if you have a musical instrument that you treasure, try and incorporate it into your photos. This way your pictures will have more meaning to you and your family.
5. Use what you have. Make the current season work to your advantage by using what's available. Leaves in the fall make for amazing props in photos and don't cost a thing.
Remember, using props can be the perfect addition to your photos but make sure that they don’t become the main focus. You and your children should be the stars of the show.
Congratulations Tammi and Don! These two tied the knot on Cinco De Mayo in an intimate ceremony with close family. The whole day was laid back and low key enough for them to focus on their love and the fact that they just became husband and wife! I wish them so much joy and happiness in their future and many many years together.
If you are getting married soon or know someone who is click over to my contact page and email me. I'd love to hear about what you're planning and be a part of it
I met this lovely couple Friday evening at the beautiful Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa near USF to commemorate their engagement. I know a lot of couples are unsure whether to have engagement photos done but there are a few reasons why I think you should go for it. If you plan to mail save the dates, they are a lot more fun if they come with a great new photo of you and your fiancé. They're also a great opportunity to interact with your photographer and get to know them before your wedding day. This is especially important if you are a bit shy in front of the camera which this couple was not at all. And besides, being engaged is a special time in your life and you'll be happy to look back on your engagement photos when you're old and gray together. Deanna and Jeremy were a really laid back, sweet couple. They were so fun to work with and I can't wait to shoot their wedding in November!
Congratulations Greg and Janna! Saturday was a gorgeous day for a wedding at The Springs in Longwood, north of Orlando. The day started off hot but by the time the wedding began it had started to cool off and it was truly beautiful weather for an outdoor wedding. Janna and Greg are such a fun and genuine couple and I just loved the way they included Janna's daughter Madison in the ceremony. Including when Greg surprised her with a special necklace. After the Ceremony (and a few photos) it was party time. Everyone had a great time and I hope Janna and Greg have many more to come!
Kelley and Michael were married on Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hernando followed by a reception at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto. It was an absolutely gorgeous day with clear blue skies and temperatures cool enough to be comfortable without being cold. The love between this bride and groom was palpable and made my job so much easier. They're also a very fun couple and were not only willing to try out some fun and silly poses but even had ideas of their own for lighthearted photos. I hope they have a long and happy marriage and are always as connected as they were on this special day.
If you're getting married or know someone who is and would like Karah Couch Photography to be a part of your big day go to my contacts page and send me an email. I'd love to talk to you.
Ami and Trent's Wedding Photographs at The Homosassa Wildlife Park and Citrus Hills Country Club - Sneak Peek
Congratulations Ami and Trent! It was so great to be a part of your big day. I first met Ami and Trent back in May for their engagement photos and they are one of the most laid back and happy couples I've worked with. They're from Virginia but they chose to get married here and introduce their guests to the manatee! Every detail of their wedding included an element of fun. Instead of vows they had trust falls and their guests made a tunnel for them to run through when they came back down the aisle.
Congratulations Morgans! Latoya and Edward were married on Friday at the Courthouse in Downtown tampa with their family around them. Afterwards the whole group walked down to Curtis Hixon Park for photos. Everyone was so happy for them and they couldn't have seemed happier themselves. I hope the two of them have many many happy years and smiles ahead of them.
Karah Couch is a Maternity, Newborn, and Family photographer and mother of Five year old twins and a rambunctious one year old