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in with the new. | Priscilla baierlein photography {central ky lifestyle photographer}

Hi, friends! It's been so long since my last blog. It's kinda strange to blog again and I have a feeling it will take a while to get my "groove" back. The last blog...January! Before that...last year...a total of four blog posts. So, I think, rest assured, you don't have to worry about me filling up your in box any time soon. But I have all the wonderful intentions of blogging once a week...when possible. I love blogging. I feel best when I'm writing and sharing. And I have so many beauty filled and love filled families to share with you from the last couple years! 

A lot has changed around here in the last couple weeks. This year, in between the every day business to-dos, and keeping up with my little preschooler, I have been working on a brand spankin new website. I was convinced doing it myself was the best option. No regrets, but, shew, it was quite the learning curve and many many frantic emails to my old web host (which, I would never recommend) and my new web host and my domain host. I will say that Go Daddy and Squarespace both have the most wonderfully patient and prompt customer service representatives. Then I completely knocked out my email on accident for the entire weekend. Y'all...grace...upon grace...upon grace. THEN realized I also killed my blog subscriber list! If you are on this blog subscriber list now on accident, I completely understand if you'd rather unsubscribe. I promise not to make too many pouty faces.

Well, it may have been a messy process and it may have all came together as imperfectly as I've felt, but, ya know what, it's together and it's full of beauty and love and joy...and grace...and endless cans of Pepsi and nibbles of chocolate. SOOOO...with all that said...I have a NEW WEBSITE! When you have a few moments, I would love for you to grab a cup of tea...coffee...Pepsi...wine. As my Grandma always said "take your shoes off and stay a while". Just be there and feel the love until you've taken it all in...or until I've bored you to tears. :) 

When I was thinking about exactly what I wanted my website to be...and really...my business as well...I wanted it to be a place that felt like home for me. I know that may sound strange and asking a lot from a little website. I wanted to see in it what I see in all of my families. Love...warmth...joy...sometimes gritty and heavy...sometimes light. I wanted it to show my heart, but also the hearts of each of the beauty filled people I photograph. I want it to be a place where they feel love, where I feel love, where my future client friends feel love. When someone passing through reads my words I want them to feel like they're sitting down with me and chatting. I want them to feel my love. When someone is reading the boring pricing stuff, I want it to make sense or I want them to feel comfortable enough to realize I'm a warm, imperfect, loving human that they can come to and ask questions. I want everything to flow seamlessly and just work together (which is probably the hardest part for me). My hope is that for the weeks...months...years to come you will hear from me and my day to day and feel love and grace and joy and that your imperfection is no different than my imperfection and that we are each making it through the days together and that is a beautiful thing. I am also, obviously, going to see how many times I can say beautiful...or beauty filled...because I really like that word...and "so...". 

Okay...with that...I will leave you with just a handful of my favorite images from the last couple years...just as a teaser. For more of my favorites, you'll just have to visit my website. :) 

So much love,

Cilla xoxo

Spring & Summer Session Scheduling Open | Priscilla Baierlein Photography {Central KY Family Photographer}

Happy Spring y'all! No? Not Spring yet? I'll just pretend then. I feel like I've been hibernating the last couple months...only peeking my head out to say a quick "hi" or show pictures of delicious maple bacon donuts (yeah...I went there...if you're not following me on Instagram then you're missing out on such beautiful deliciousness). It has been for a greater purpose...although hibernating to sleep would've been nice too. Sometimes I feel my heart just simply scream for change, so that's what I did. I changed a lot of the backend of the business. I haven't made it to the website yet (although I did make my current layout flow a bit better...easier to understand...less fluffy words...is that a thing), but that's next. Let's see...

* "Live In" sessions (which are basically puffed up day in the life sessions...lasting 12-24 hours instead of 8...I basically become your child for a entire day)...and Vacation session (puffed up day in the life sessions held in far away lands...or the lake...or camping...or...ah you get it...I get to spend time with you on your vacation...that's all I know...Mom...you IN pictures on vacation...yay) are now being offered (yippee!)

* All sessions (with the exception of minis) are charged a session fee and all prints, etc. are purchased separately. This means it's less of an up front investment on the day in the life and birth sessions than in the past. Leaving more room for customizing everything to exactly what you want.

*All collections now include unlimited printing rights of all high resolution digital files on a pretty little flash drive and online download and most feature my favorite boutique products

*Mini sessions are now only being offered 4 times a year! I basically narrowed them down to the most popular months. I am so excited about the locations (note that these locations are also available for Signature Sessions if you'd rather have something a bit longer but love the idea of these locations). Be sure to check out the calendar HERE for all the dates and locations.

*Galleries will now be viewed on a slideshow that can be seen (and heard) your computer, smart phone, or tablet.

*The new proofing/ordering page is a dream. The images are all laid out in a pinterest style. You click on an image and you can view it larger, save your favorites, compare favorites, easily order, share with friends and family, etc.

*All pre session information back on the client lounge.

*Not offering standout mounts any more, but if you have ordered one in the past, they will still be available to you.

*And lots more little details that you will just have to see for yourself...hint...hint.

With that said...Spring and Summer scheduling has started! This year is shaping up to be a busy one. It had been years since I had a birth and day in the life session scheduled and now I have three births and a day in the life session scheduled since before the new year. Not to mention all the signature sessions. I've heard so many beautiful stories and met so many who love so loudly. I recently schedule a session with someone who said they had been waiting three years to schedule a session with me, but just knew that if they moved without having a session with her family they would regret it. That was such a wonderful compliment. I'm already in love with their family and their session sounds like a dream...full of baking, jumping on couch pillows, playing airplane, playing in the mud...a photographer's dream.

Folks, it's going to be a beautiful year.

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Since I barely blogged anything about our family last year...here's a little peek out how much our little man has grown. This is actually from October 2014. So he's an even bigger big boy now. Oh and he sure does know it. Some things he likes to say right now...

"I do whatever I want"

"Put yous hair in a ponytail...you're nice when it's in a ponytail"  (what?)

"Don't say that at me"

But he also says

"I love you mamma" sweeter than anything I've ever heard in my entire life

"Nuggle wis me" (Snuggle with me)

"Thank you for fixin dinner mamma"

Favorites include playing pirates, the big bad wolf, dancing, banding, snuggling on the couch while watching movies, "hiding", and "working" with me.

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These next few pictures are proof that as long as you have good light, you can hold a session any where. These were squeezed in between a gas station, a dumpster, and a strip of stores/offices, with the high way and huge billboard in the back. You can see the blue dumpster in one. 

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Oh and he loves superheroes too. Of course. 

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Also I'm so excited that one of my most favorite photos has made it to the final 10% of the 2015 Shoot & Share Photo Contest in the family category. Yippee! I never enter contests, so this is super exciting. Only one day left to vote. Eek!

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I can't wait to see your beautiful faces this year!

Peace and love,

Cilla