the simply childhood event recap! / by Ashley Brown

We had such a wonderful time this past Sunday at our Simply Childhood open house/headshot event. It truly was more successful than we could have imagined! Dozens of families attended, and we got to mingle with and photograph both new and old faces alike. Many of the families we've never met before commented on how nice it was to actually meet Kristen and myself, see our products and learn what we are all about. We hope that it was a great opportunity for families considering a custom portrait session to get a taste of our work and build a rapport with us. And as always, it was great to see some of our "regulars"! The kids had a great time with a fun art table set up by Jessica of Experience Events (who made her space look gorgeous for the event!) and everyone enjoyed lemonade and sugar cookies. Samples of our prints and products, including some gorgeous, large framed pieces and samples from Pinhole Press to give clients an idea of what to do with their digital images, were displayed for everyone to view and touch. Of course, the highlight of the event was photographing so many beautiful faces in the timeless, classic style that we loved so much. Since so much of our work is centered around being on-location, it was a refreshing and fun change to create such simple, emotive portraits. We plan on offering these headshot sessions in some form or another in the future, so stay tuned for more information on that in the coming months. To the families who attended... thank you so much! We look forward to sharing your images with you. Be sure to log into the shop this Sunday with your given instructions to view your galleries.

In the meantime, here's a random image of each of the beautiful children we had the pleasure of working with. We had quite the range of ages and personalities, as you will see!