berea ky

you are my wild | berea, ky family lifestyle photographer {priscilla baierlein photography}

lexington-ky-family-lifestyle-photos-by-priscilla-baierlein_0661.jpg

They have trusted me with my camera to capture all that silly love since their oldest was just a baby. I love that I also photographed her brothers senior pictures, reading B’s facebook posts, and that her momma was my college sewing professor (did you know I was once going to be a Family & Consumer Sciences…aka Home Ec…teacher), but I mostly love that they let me capture them exactly as they are. Just perfectly imperfect. There are littles hiding behind mommy’s leg and loads of cuddles and laughter and tickles and dancing and races and tackles and books being read and the perfect flowers picked for our hair (mine is still sitting on my dashboard in my car) and walks to the garden and tomato pickin’ (“Daddy can I pick tomatoes with you?” Melt. My. Heart.) and the messiest “poses”. Our goal isn’t everyone looking at the camera. Our goal is capturing their family exactly as they are right now. I love walking into their house and seeing these images displayed everywhere, from large to small. I think sometimes people fear they wouldn’t know what to do with lifestyle photography session images because they aren’t the perfectly posed, everyone looking at the camera, type of images. But you can do with them exactly as you can do with any others, blow them up big and put them on your wall or create an album that shows your family’s love story. I may be a tad bit bias about this. I do, in fact, have a 20x30 image of a single curl on the top of my sons head when he was a baby hanging at the end of my hallway.

The biggest honor I can receive is hearing a family say “this is us”! Knowing I captured their family exactly as they are makes me so insanely happy. Even more than that, knowing they trusted me enough to be comfortable being themselves and loving on their family in front of my camera…this is the greatest gift. The love…it’s nearly tangible.

So much love,

Cilla

P.S. Y’all October is looking a little crazay (yes…cra-zay). I do still have a couple sessions available and some in November to receive your images and prints back in time for the holidays. Please don’t wait. Click HERE to contact me and get started booking your love filled session!

New Baby | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lexington, KY Newborn Photographer}

I could've folded her up, stuck her in my pocket and taken her home with me. Everything about this session was perfect and flowed so naturally. Okay...minus the very dark clouds outside. I had another one of those "aaww" moments when I just wanted to stop and soak in the moment with them. The love  in their home is so strong.  How can it not be when you have a perfect little angel like Miss M and such loving parents!?! I am so sad that they are moving...excited for them though. I did mention that they were welcome to fly me to their soon to be new home, but I don't think they were going for it. I mean...I don't know why. lol. Thanks to the Y family for opening your home to me. xoxo

Awesomeness | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Danville, KY Senior Photographer}

Quirky is good. I love quirky. Maybe it's because I'm a little quirky myself, but I love it. I think it's the fact that someone is free to be. Just be. I don't know, but it seems like quirky is COOL now. Thanks to movies like Juno and 500 Days of Summer. Or maybe it's because I think I'm cool so it MUST be cool...right. Either way...I love. But if quirky is cool and popular it can no longer be called "quirky"? Hhhmm...a little something for you to ponder. Anywho... Miss J is down right awesome. I loved everything about her. Her very funky style, her cute little accessories,  her love for music, her willingness to admit she has no musical talent, her willingness to follow me into a creepy junk yard, her love for life that just beams, and even her little bit of shyness in front of the camera. Oh...and you guessed it...her quirkiness! I loved her so much that I absolutely couldn't narrow down her sneak peek pictures. So, enjoy! xoxo to you Miss J! Thank you thank you!

Peace and much much love,

Cilla

at peace | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Lexington, KY Newborn Photographer}

When I said this couple could do anything they put their mind to, I was right. It was proven again when I visited last week and met little Mr.A. Parents for just over a week and they already seemed like pros. I adore being with families during this time. Every family is different. Some are happy, but stressed beyond measure. Some are just simply at peace (or hiding the stress very well). I love observing this and being in the mist of it. Often there are moments when I get the "at peace" feeling along with them. Those moments where you want to just breathe it all in. Rarely do I feel a family so "at peace" as this one. Don't get me wrong, I am often surprised at how well my clients handle everything...especially me being up in their space and moving their little one all about, but there was just something different. Of course, they were stressed. They were sleep deprived. Let me tell you, despite those things, they had it down. They approached everything as "I got this". I truly enjoyed every moment of it. Mr A was just so good for me. I have to admit, there were even a couple moments that I got all choked up behind the camera. Observing their relationship and bond. Nothing but pure, undconditional love here. Their house could burst with it...as well as the amazing light that streams through everywhere! Another part that got me was at the very end of the session. We were sitting around chatting (sometimes I just can't shut up!) and they mentioned getting a book from me for every year of Mr.A's life, including his Senior pictures. I know I haven't talked about all the things I love about photography yet, but I'll give you a hint, this is number one. I have actually gotten teary (yeah...I'm a softy) talking about this very thing with Bret. The thought of forming these relationships and watching these children grow up. It's truly such an honor to me. That's why I wouldn't do photography any other way than I do right now. I'm not simply taking a few pictures and that's it. In most cases I'm forming relationships, making new friendships. All while recording your life moments and showing the art in your life. Wow...I so sound like a Halmark card right now, but...oh well...I mean it!

Peace and much much love,

Cilla