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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there! This fall has been filled to the brim with lovely families, editing, editing, editing, and…did I mention editing? Which…has left little time for blogging. I have so much to share from my family’s year…vacation, backyard fun, garden, Superman costume, football, and a visit from a General. What. A. Year. It has been blessed with so much joy…laughter…heartache…loss…soul searching and wrecking…giggles…snuggles…stories…dancing…play…growth…friendship…disappointment…and simple abundant gratitude for every bit of it. As I approach 2015 I have a clearer picture of what my business and life can do. I can’t wait to share all of that with you in due time. For now, to each and every one of you who have read a blog post, liked a Facebook status, subscribed to the newsletter, shared your story with me, a session with me, or have supported me for all these years, I am thankful. I am certain that my story would not be where it is today or tomorrow if it weren’t for you. You had a part of it all…however large or small…you had a part. Thank you.

Thanksgiving Exclusives (until December 3rd)

Those of you who reserve your 2015 session by Tuesday December 3rd

Signature Session w/ Full Digital Collection- $850 plus sales tax ($650 savings!)

Signature Session fee only- $150 ($300 order deposit will still be due at the time of the session)

*Nontransferable and cannot be traded for cash

*Mini sessions will be changing significantly in 2015, so no specials on minis

Goody Bag Exchange (ready by December 15th)

If you have had a session with me in 2014, receive one 11×14 ($72 value) in exchange for a back pack or juggle bag filled with any of the following by December 15th:

-Nonperishable foods

-School supplies

-Holiday gifts (for boy or girl)

-Homeless Care Kit (some ideas can be found HERE)

-Foster Care Kit (for children moving between foster care homes…including fuzzy blanket, socks, house shoes, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, coloring books, and/or journals)

These will be contributed among programs and individuals through out Central KY

Everyone Has a Story

If any of you watch Hoda and Kathie Lee you may now have the “everyone has a story” song in your head. It’s a segment of the Today show where they tell a story of one of their viewers, write a song for them, and do something wonderful for them. I love this idea and truly had no idea what else to call this. While I certainly won’t be writing or singing any songs (trust me…it wouldn’t be pretty), I love celebrating stories.

Stories are powerful folks. Words matter. Hearing “me too” matters. Feeling loved and celebrated matters. I view my job as a job of storytelling. It is my main goal. And I love your story. I see your story. I want to know more stories and I want to celebrate and document the beauty and harshness and perfect imperfection of story. True stories. Through photography.

I need your help to do this. We all know someone who’s story inspires us, saddens us, gives us hope, or simply makes us hold on to the ones we love just a little bit tighter. I want to hear those stories and have the chance to give a gift that will last generations.

*If you know someone who’s story, who’s family, needs celebrated or just simply needs to be heard or captured, write to me and let me know. Every so often I am going to pick from these stories and give a session to a deserving family. With this session they will also receive a CD/flash drive of all the final images with unlimited personal printing privileges.

This is not something that will be announced on my website, so please don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear anything about the session. I will leave it up to the families if they would like to share. Unfortunately, not all stories will be chosen. Email me at priscilla@priscillabphotography.com for more information.

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Authentic | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Senior Photographer}

When her momma called and said that her number one request was to look real and to let those freckles show, I knew we were going to be a perfect match. You know some people you meet and they feel 100% authentic and completely shine happiness, beauty, calmness, and just pure joy? That’s what miss M does. She shines. When she said she wanted to be an early childhood teacher, well, I knew she had already found the perfect career (seriously how does one find that before ever leaving high school…I didn’t find mine until after college). What a blessing she will be to every single child. You can feel love just by being in her presence. This is a rare quality to find. I absolutely loved her session and every part of it. From her not-so-serious-face, to her giggle, and full body laugh. Every moment made me smile.

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Many of you already know that freckles are my favorite…so yeah….

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Kelly Kirkpatrick Anderson - November 6, 2014 - 8:10 pm

These are wonderful!!! I can’t wait to see the rest!

Peggy Baierlein - November 6, 2014 - 10:12 pm

I love them all!!!!

Sisters | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lexington, KY Lifestyle Photographer}

You know a session is good when it includes lots of snuggles, laughs, play time and simply capturing them in their every day. When we talked about a session in their home I just knew it was the perfect place. Of course their home is beautiful, but an in home session can take place in any home. This is a true gift to their girls. A gift of memories of them playing where they play every day, snuggling where they snuggle every day. Doing things they do every day. These will last for generations as will the memories and the love…the story. Their story.

I love the way this family loves. You can see it in the way they move together…look at each other…play…hold each other…with each gentle kiss. The girls WANT to be together. Big L is such a good big sister  and loves to love Little L. Little L looks up to her sister so much and only plays in Big L’s room. Big sisters always have the best stuff…right? You can see the passion and love in their eyes and hear it in the calmness of their voices. It was such an honor to be in their home and witness them…as they truly are.

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Meet My Neighbors | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lancaster, KY Family Photographer}

Honestly, I use to be intimidated by large families. I mean…what was I going to do with all those people? But, now, especially after this session, I realize that it’s only that much more love to photograph.

Meet my sweet neighbors. The house that I can always hear and always makes me smile. I love the sound of their house. The summers are full of kids playing in the backyard, riding their bikes up and down the road, playing a game of basketball in the driveway. It’s a sound that I miss in the winter…or at least on non snow days. On snow days I can hear them sledding in my backyard when I’m lucky. When they told me they were pregnant with the youngest I smiled and told them something along the lines of that just being more love I get to hear from their house. Their kids are seriously the kindest, hardest working, and hardest playing kids I know. They say please, thank you, call me miss Cilla. The older littles create jobs to make money and love doing it. They bake pies (seriously best pies I’ve ever eaten) to pay for ballet and a new bike, they take neighbors garbage cans to the curb and back, they rake leaves, mow yards, sale pumpkins, walk dogs, and have yard sales. And their momma…she has the best smile and laugh around. She is an open book ready to share her heart and would help anyone that needed it. She also knows everyone in Garrard County by name. She seriously knows everyones name. I am terrible with names so this impresses the heck out of me. She is warm and a calm in a storm. And teaches all of her babies from home. Daddy…well, he’s a builder. He can build anything he sets his mind to. I’m pretty sure he could DO anything he set his mind to. He built their deck, put the siding on their house, built a playset in their backyard that has lasted over 20 years, makes anything out of pallets, and lead the project of making my sons enormous playset. This family…they love…they play…they laugh…they are tough…they are resourceful…they are teachers…builders. They make me smile every time I see one of them at my door step. Momma said that they were going to be so hard to work with and that I was going to be ready for the session to be over. They didn’t think there was any way that I would post something on the blog about not wanting the session to end. They were wrong. There was so much love I could have burst. They were easy to work with. And, believe it or not, A, I could’ve photographed you all into the dark hours of night and not complained…except for maybe about the lighting.

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I love the pure joy and wonderment in this next one…

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Sorry for the size of the next image. I don’t normally post vertical images alone, but this had to stand alone. Just had to.

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Sharon Fyfe - November 5, 2014 - 1:41 am

Tears….Love the photos.

Rickie Ray Brown - November 5, 2014 - 1:49 am

Awww so so sweet. Love that family

Patricia Carey - November 5, 2014 - 1:55 am

You captured them. Wonderful!

Dianne Preston Strevels - November 5, 2014 - 2:03 am

Love my family!

Sandra Henderson - November 5, 2014 - 2:08 am

This is a very special family!

Marsha Preston McQueary - November 5, 2014 - 2:19 am

Love these photos !! Love these people!! I am so proud of them. Priscilla, you really captured them

Kathy E. Wiederhold - November 5, 2014 - 3:12 am

I could just cry! What a beautiful post, what beautiful photographs. I must thank you next time I’m in town!

Playing catch, wrestling, snuggles, and roasted marshmallows | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Georgetown, KY Lifestyle Photographer}

Oh a sunset session that ends in playing catch with Dad, wrestling with mom, and everyone eating roasted marshmallows? Yes, please. I am always so amazed at how families let down their guard and let love and playfulness override any awkwardness they may at first feel in front of the camera. I have to say that I’ve been photographing them for a long time and M is the easiest kiddo I’ve ever photographed. It’s not just his blue eyes and cute little freckles, but he’s hilarious, and silly, and all boy, and adores his parents. Absolutely adores them. And, well, they adore him…needless to say.

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Amy Holbrook Parsons - December 1, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Really Really Beautiful. I love that he’s not wearing a shirt for most of them. Ahh, little boys.

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