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Jess + Ben

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Jess + Ben

Jess + Ben’s wedding day was a beautiful celebration of love and family, so it only seems fitting that their family sessions with sweet Ellie & Baby Boy on the way would be too. We met downtown and Ellie faced (and conquered!) a nervousness around water in addition to flashing smiles my way. I’d call that a successful morning!

A quick outfit change and Ellie continued to rock the smiles and shower her gorgeous Mama with love (and make her laugh):

The sun was peeking over the downtown skyline, but we managed a few quick ones before it got too hot and it gave Ellie even more reason to dip her chunky toes in the cool water!

Ben + Jess: You guys are awesome! I’m so thankful that I get to watch your family grow and am super excited to meet the Little Mister next month!! All the best on delivery, recovery and transitioning to a family of FOUR!

Blessings,
Carrie

PS You can view the rest of our time together HERE.

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The Holle Family

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The Holle Family

This is a session at least two years in the waiting! Mel gifted her parents a family session not knowing that their worlds would be topsy turvy in the best of ways with two weddings and they’d be getting family photos on those special days. Fast forward to this particular morning and with a baby on the way (congrats Mel!) it was time to get it done!

Mel, Deb et al: Thank you so much for having me and waiting such a long time for it to all come together! I wish you the best of luck on the addition to your family and hope everything goes swimmingly well!

Blessings,

Carrie

PS You can view the rest of our time together HERE.

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Amanda + Trevor

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Amanda + Trevor

Whew! June is almost over and these sessions happened awhile back so I’m catching up! Amanda & Trevor have become sweet friends ever since their first session with me when their oldest was turning 1. Graham is now 5, going on 6 and a third Little Boy is on the way (due on Loch’s bday, no less!) We squeezed in a short maternity/family session because ice cream was waiting for us at home as a reward and play time with our kids. Here are some of the best that we captured of Amanda, Trevor, Graham, Blaine (born a month before Loch) and Baby!

We let the boys play on the playground with Laidy & Loch for a job well done and caught a few of just Amanda with Trevor:

Trevor & Amanda, You guys are awesome! I’m so thankful we’re friends and that our kids are growing up together. I’m also really excited to meet Baby #3-you guys have a pretty great “clone stamp” with your boys, so I’m sure this one will be just as adorable and full of cheeks!

Best on his arrival and becoming a family of 5!!
Carrie

PS You can view the rest of our session together HERE.

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2017 Favorites

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2017 Favorites

What a year! We pushed the limits of light: in-house light, bright light without shade, ice hockey rink light, auditorium and jazz club light with off-camera flash, bouncing light off reflectors, the list goes on and on... We challenged locations too: bedrooms, living rooms, studios, jazz clubs, inside the capitol, in water, in a RIVER. We celebrated new jobs, new babies, new homes, answers to health issues and healthy marriages. 

These sessions represent victories in getting a stubborn child to smile (finally!), a child relaxing on her Mama's shoulder for comfort after a tough day, scheduling snafus, forgetting of camera gear to a session (that was me! ugh), getting off-camera flash to work, getting huge props borrowed and lined up for a session, getting a newborn to lay "just so" for the right shot, working the sunlight so that it was "just right". Challenges answered by victories that made me a better photographer, businesswoman and person. 

I truly have the best clients on earth and I'm so thankful for the year that 2017 was for my business! This one's for you!!

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Behind The Scenes : 2017

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Behind The Scenes : 2017

What a year it's been for Carrie Krupke Photography, LLC!! I didn't think it was possible to be more sure of the fact that I have the best clients in the world-but this year surpassed yet again! While I didn't have as many weddings this year where a second shooter was secretly getting photos of me at work, I do have a TON of "funnies" on our family sessions that make up for the gap. :) 

I want to start with the Dads of my families. They do a fantastic job helping me, wrangling (bribing) kids and sometimes getting beat on (or getting a workout) in the process. Take a look: 

Not to be outdone, Mamas had their fair share of windy hair days, bribery moments, but always in good fun. And they were 100% ALL IN to make their photos what they wanted, willing to do whatever I asked to make the magic happen. That sometimes meant slobbery kisses, or just getting slobbered on in general, last minute hair touch ups, adjusting clothing and poses and ample silly faces: 

From there, kids had their fair share of silly, flying, sad moments....

And yes, other photographers and their clients got this close to us (on, thankfully, just one occasion):

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And just like Maisie, I thought, "Give the girl her space!"

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We were able to catch some mid sneezes!

Next up: The newborns and maternity sessions. We beat back the bugs, had silly fun and it seemed that on several of the sessions, Mamas would capture me working with their babies on their phones. Thank you for grabbing these moments for me ladies!!

Last up: Wedding day moments! 

Lastly, we always have fun testing our light set up for family photos! 

Ok Ok, here's the real end and wrap up to this post. Fun story: I shot a wedding for my cousin, Ali in 2015 and asked Colby to second shoot with me since both Ali was UNI alum and Colby was UNI's mascot at one point in his collegiate career. At her wedding, Colby leaned over to me and whispered, "Who is that beautiful girl?" He was noticing Ali's little sister, Jenny. I advised him to be good (as if he has another possibility in his personality). Long story short, Colby popped the question to my sweet cousin Jenny just a few days ago and I couldn't be more excited!! This photo is a perfect send-off to 2017 as Colby was a second shooter for me again this year and deployed his drone for a great farewell shot: 

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I could not do what I do without incredible clients, outstanding second shooters (Colby & Sarah!) and a supportive husband who lets me do this crazy business that has been such a wild ride this year. 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for a wonderful 2017! 

--Carrie

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