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spring mini sessions | lexington ky family photographer {Priscilla Baierlein Photography}


spring mini sessions

Sometimes we schedule mini session dates and all goes as planned, the weather is amazing, the location is perfect, no one is sick, and we get such beautiful images as a result. Other times…well…we schedule mini sessions and the photographer (yep…me) gets sick, then it rains, then it rains again, and then no one’s schedule matches up…then you decide to just go ahead and schedule them individually and even get to shoot inside one of your favorite homes and in a beautiful field you’ve never been in and another field you’ve loved forever AND you still get really beautiful images as a result. I swear, every time I have to reschedule a session, even if it’s three times or even more, it works out the way it’s meant to be and just so so so perfect. Did you know I intentionally build my business in a way that I don’t have an overpacked schedule and reschedule sessions as needed? I never want to feel like I have to take a chance of making someone sick just to fit in this session or that someone has to come to a session even when they are sick or that we have to do a session in ugly weather. Now, there are super busy times that it’s harder to reschedule, but, in general, I don’t want to take pictures of people who aren’t feeling like themselves and I don’t want to go around getting babies sick. :) Now…I feel like I’ve been on a soapbox. I shall move on.

I guess you can imagine what I’m going to say next…each and every one of these sessions happened exactly as they were meant to. It’s more traveling for me, but, goodness, it was worth it. One happened in a field near a client friend’s home, another happened in a home, and the third happened in one of my favorite fields at Keeneland. I’m not sure if you can tell from looking at my website, but fields and in home sessions are pretty much both my favorite.

I have been photographing the McCormick family since there were only two sweet boys. I’ve watched their family grow through the years and watched those sweet boys be the best big brothers. All of their personalities get better and better each time around. And now they all have a baby brother to smother with so much love. When I asked them to snuggle and just love on each other, they did it so naturally. So calmly. I know the entire session felt crazy hectic to mom and dad, but, to me, it was just right. I love the chaos and the brief moments of calm in between. Sometimes they’re so fleeting that only I notice them, but they’re always there.

This was my first time ever photographing the Lennon family. Even after 10 years of family photography, I still get a little bit nervous every time I meet a new family. Those nerves quickly go away and it’s easy to see why with these little cuties. They had me cracking up. They were so much fun and so easy…I probably had a full mini session worth of images in the first five minutes. If you scroll down and see the picture of D (big brother) looking at his momma, it pretty much sums up the whole session to me. I mean…do you just see all that love? And sweet little E (little sister) is so stinkin cute. I love that we were able to capture her silliness and her sweetness (seriously…look at her sucking on her two fingers…cuteness).

I have loved the Pannell family since MK was just a baby. They are some of the absolute happiest people I know and it shows in their beautiful…absolutely perfect in every way…smiles and love for each other. MK is so grown up, sweet, and even mature. Little B is wild and SO much fun. I LOVE that I got to shoot in their home. Their neighborhood is one of my favorites in Lexington and seeing them at home just makes me smile. Plus, the doggy got to be in a few pictures. :) Have you seen Mom to Mom on WTVQ? My friend Sarah, aka momma of this session, is the host. She covers a wide range of topics that affect all of us parents and parents to be.

A few things I want to mention about the images below…first of all…check out those pictures of B when he was just a toddler. Some of my favorite pictures from Shaker Village…he was silly even back then. Second…the picture of their doggy is my favorite from the entire session and I have no idea why. Thirdly…first picture of mom and dad is their “pose”…the one we get at every session and the one I remember getting the very first time I met them and commenting on how great they are at it. See…look at those smiles. The second one…that’s me making them totally uncomfortable…asking Nick to whisper “sweet nothings” in her ear. I only ask you to do weird things that you don’t normally do to show sides of you that are harder to show when someone is in front of you with a camera. :)

Be looking for a mini session update coming your way shortly. After filling up all the mini spots for the entire year, I opened up one more day and there are only a couple spots left! Eek! To be the first to know and get all the updates, sign up for our newsletter HERE.

So much love,


PS…There are still some summer spots open! Book your love filled session today by clicking HERE or by emailing me at priscilla@priscillabphotography.com.

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,


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,