Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Mini

Sweet baby Becky

Hairband and Romper embellishment are also Our Country Home originals...handmade by ME :)

Blessings Kelsie

Friday, September 28, 2012

Why working with toddlers rock...

For me the reason I love working with toddlers is that no 2 shoots are ever the same...Toddlers bring a complete spontaneity to a shoot like not other age group can...And that is the very spirit I want to capture.

Miss Big-Sister-To-Be Faith, joined her momma for her maternity shoot last week and just cracked me up...Even when the photos were not about her...they were about her.

With my daughters pink Disney Princess camera in hand she totally photo bombed her momma's pix.

She had her own ideas just how the set-up shots should look.

and at one point she wonder off mid way through a sitting to hunt down the baby gopher turtle that has been in the grassy area where we set up the blanket shots.

But when all was said and done, she is a sweet little princess that loves her mommy more than anything else in the world.

Thank you little Miss Faith for the smiles and the wonderful precious memories you let me share with you and mommy.

Blessings Kelsie

Monday, September 10, 2012


3 little boys and a dock by the famous Suwannee river...

Local folklore that includes lost treasure...

I ask you..What else could I possibly do for this fun family photoshoot?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Alice Reading Fantasy Art Edit

Model is my 4yr old daughter, the image and others from the same Alice and Hatter photoshoot I did with her and my eldest daughter will be printed on canvas' as Artwork for my home..

Fantasy Art Editing is available as a boutique option
Pricing starts at $25 per images

Saturday, July 21, 2012

One little girl - 3 classic looks.

Vintage Princess

This is my favorite, reminds me of 16th Century Dutch Art...Which I love.

Country Rose

Shabby country is of course always a winner at Our Country home.
 Zebra Diva

Such a little Rock Star.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Mad Hatter and a Lil Alice

My gorgeous daughters ages 4yrs and 19yrs, pose for me during the Mad Tea Party mini photo booth this weekend.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Celebrating ALICE

Did you know the first time the story of ALICE was told (not published but told) was July 4th 1862...Making this yr the 150th Anniversary...

So to celebrate, tomorrow I am hosting a Alice in Wonderland, Mad Tea Party mini photoshoot tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Big Blue Eyes

All images edited with  Yellow Sky Actions Wowza at 93%

I also brushed off the POW layer from the face of the first one, just leaving it on the eyes, hair and background...Popped the eyes a little and cleaned up her face a little too.
(see before and after photo at the bottom)

Same action but used noise reduction instead of brushing off POW

Same photo in black and white (Scenic Landscape) then I tweaked the contrast a little for a more custom finish.

The first photo SOOC (Straigt of off Camera) Second after editing.

Blessings Kelsie

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Celebrating Dad.

It was a quick snap but my favorite from the days session.

I captured this moment of my Father In-law and his 3 sons during a resent trip to GA....While I photographed the children at the waters edge I looked up to see the men patiently waiting at the picnic table for us to move to the next location.

Even as grown men they still all look up to their DAD...He is a wonderful man, mentor and roll model for so many over the years, not just his own boys...40+yrs as a high school principle and many years as a little league couch, he has been a positives example of what a man can be to hundreds of young men over the decades....Truly blessed to have him as the Patriarch of our family.

June Photo Challenge: Dads

Saturday, June 9, 2012

4th Birthday Photoshoot

My baby girl turned 4 today....

To celebrate we created a fun photoshoot for her and her fave dolly Alex.

I spent a few evenings this week sewing the matching dress, head pieces and birthday banner.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Color vs Black and White

Just playing around with a photo of my stunning 4yr old...(yer I'm not a biased mommy or anything)...Usually she is pulling faces, wriggling and blurring everything up or giving me the most scolding looks you could ever imagine...But here she looks so sweet, and finally I can show off her eyes without her signature hooded glare.

Now I can't decide if I prefer it in color or bw lol  

Blessings Kelsie

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

She is mad I tell you, MAD!!

Little Daughter Modeling the Mad Hatters hat we made today for our upcoming Mad Tea Party. 

If you are interested in joining us on June 23rd this fun Photoshoot, contact me for a time slot.

or you can see our event page for more details.

Photoshoots start @ $25 for 1 child/15minutes - Some Costumes will be provided

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Father and Sons

I love the feel of this photograph...I was actually standing in the water taking photographs of the 3 children when I looked up and noticed the guys all relaxing by the picnic table...I snapped a couple of quick shots and then went back to shooting the children.

I did photoshop out a couple of parked cars from the background and added the aged effect with a 60% sepia tint...Just wish I had a good zoom lens on the camera at the time so the image could have been sharper.

Blessings Kelsie

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Family Session in the Mountains of GA

This past week we snuck away for a 4 day weekend in the mountains at my Mother and Father in-laws home...Since this was the first time in 6yrs most of the family was able to gather together in one place a family photo session was in order.

The beautiful Meeks Park provided a wonderful backdrop....and despite leaving the part of my tripod that attaches the camera to it at home, I did manage to get myself in a couple of the shots thanks to a well placed picnic table and my BIL lovely wife Melissa...The above photo was obviously not one of them lol.

My gorgeous husband, our littlest daughter and myself....Thank you Melissa, we will treasure this photo always. xox

Our littlest daughter and her 2 cousins meet for the first time during this visit.

Love this photo, she looks so sweet and angelic, even though moments before it was taken I removed her from a group set-up on the bridge because she was acting out...*sigh*

Can't wait to finish editing the rest of the photos and get them up on my walls.

Blessings Kelsie

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Un-Birthday to YOU

Saturday, June 23rd 2012
Kids, come get crazy and dress up as your favorite Wonderland Tea Drinking Character and have a Very Happy Un-Birthday with us...We will have blue tutu's and hair ribbons for Alice, Big hat and fun ascot for the Craziest one of all the hatter, Bunny ears and bow ties....and of course all will be in a Mad "Garden" Tea Party setting!!!

ok your slot now....
Limited slots available
First child is $25 for 15 minutes of camera time.
4 Digitally enhanced photos on a CD

Additional children will be $10ea to make it a group session and will get you 1 extra photo per child per session.

Visit our event page on Facebook

Contact me for more details and to book your slot now
352 463 1156 or 352 215 4429

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photographing one's own children..

Such a special bond a photographer mother and her child share...

Some days (most days) the last thing my child wants to do is pose for a photo, even on a special day like her Church Dedication...Needless to say, the photoshoot ended here lol.

Blessings Kelsie

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Simply Sunday - Bean Snapper

Capturing simple family moments is why we all pickup a camera to begin with right?
Here is one of those moments we had this week.

My wee one loves helping in the kitchen, she is a great bean snapper as you can see...

Notice she has a big mouthful...hmmm I wonder what she has bean eating

Cracked me up she came up with a bean mustache all by herself.

Blessings Kelsie

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A girl and her horse

I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely young lady and her horse Dancer for her 13th Bday.

We had so much fun....Thank you guys for letting me capture this special birthday for you.

Blessings Kelsie