Ever since my daughter was two, I knew I wanted to do a glitter session with her. She and I both love glitter and all things that sparkle. If it is glittery we have to have it! So last January I set out to do it. I hit the internet, found the perfect dress and ordered some glitter. The dress came and I hung it in my office to let if fluff AND then a year went by! YES, a whole year! Unfortunately for that dress hanging in my office at the exact time I decided to order it, I was also diving head first in my Hello Beautiful brand of boudoir sessions. Well, this year I took that dress down and said today is the day. However, my daughter apparently grows and the dress no longer fit her. So I set out once again. Found the perfect dress. Got the glitter ready and waited. The day it came I wasn't really feeling like I was up to the task. Let's face it glitter can be M E S S Y. I grabbed the gear and we headed up to the studio. It took a few years longer to make it happen, but I couldn't be more in love with them. My daughter also loves them and can't wait to add some sparkle to her room.
Does your little one needs some sparkle in their life?
Monique Curry Photography now offering Glitter and Sparkle Mini Sessions
includes up to 2 children any ages (must be able to sit unassisted)
5 Digital Images with Print Release. Additional items available for purchase.
MCP does have some outfits available to use. Sizes 4/5 & 6/7
If you’d like more than 2 children photographed please select 2 back to back session slots. 4 children max. in a group shot.
**Children who are sensitive to mediums, such as glitter, things being stuck to them or other sensory sensitivities this session may not be appropriate for them.
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Wow I can't believe it's been almost a year since I have blogged. How is that even possible? Clearly that was a 2018 goal last not met! I digress. It was however, a fun year. Biggest change was adding my Hello Beautiful Boudoir Sessions. That was the perfect charge I needed to keep my creativity going. I love spending time with women encouraging and empowering them.
Christmas sessions this year summed up in one word ... JOY! My heart was so full after shooting so many wonderful families. Santa graced us with his presence again this year. The big bright eyes as kids just stared at him in awe was so worth all the long days, night shooting and editing at the end of the year.
Going forward into 2019 I am so excited to continuing growing. This month I am immersed in workshops and continuing education. This helps keep me totally inspired.
I want to SHOUT A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has been here with me. I say it all the time and I truly feel it in my heart, the best part of my job is YOU! Thank you for your continued support. Your referrals, Facebook shares, opening the emails, and sharing. The list really goes on and on. I am forever grateful!
Blessings ~ Monique
PS... Want to be part of the Hello Beautiful Facebook Community Join me HERE!
Hands up if you own a fancy DSLR camera? Now hands up if you don't have not the slightest idea how to use it. Are you overwhelmed with all the buttons? Is your fancy DSLR camera still in full auto, just like it was when you first opened the box? Are you frustrated that the pictures you snap of your kids haven’t improved since you bought it? Then Snap Camp Workshop is for you!
What is Snap Camp?How to use your DSLR camera or ANY camera with manual setting (most newer cameras have manual settings)
Aperture(blurry background), Shutter Speed, (reducing blurring subjects) ISO (proper exposure)
How to locate the best light
The importance of capturing genuine moments and how to capture them
We will learn how to get it right in the camera first
What SNAP CAMP is not:
We will not be discussing how to start a business
We won’t go over editing techniques with Photoshop
What you will leave SNAP CAMP with:
A pocket guide to help you remember what we learned
My email if you have questions after the workshop
Invitation to a private Facebook Group to help you on your journey
Do I need any prior knowledge of photography?
What if I still have questions after?
You will be invited to join the Facebook Group after the workshop. I will be a member as well as other students from this and previous courses. Feel free to post your questions to this closed group and share your images for feedback from myself and the group! My goal is to create a local community for support and advice as well as just a place to show off your progress!
I’m not a mom, can I still come?
Absolutely! Any hobbyist interested in learning how to work their camera is welcome
I'm a professional photographer or I plan on being one in the next year. Can I participate?
Nope! This is a closed workshop for hobbyists only!
How much does it cost?
The workshop is $125.00
When and Where?
March 4th, 2018. Classes take place at the Monique Curry Photography Studio in Kiel
REGISTER HERE SEATS ARE LIMITED
How can it be over already? Where did the year go? 2017 started out like any other year. I set lots of goals, pondered a few dreams, and like usual life shows up to the party. Some of you know that at the beginning of my busy season my Dad passed away and left a little storm for me. Although we were had a complicated relationship that kind of knocked me off balance for quite while. So many of you were patient and understanding when things didn't go as smoothly as they had in the past. I THANK YOU for that.
Goals that suffered a bit, were the blog and the workshops. My 2018 goals, of course, include getting back on track with them. I hope this is the year the Kids Workshop will hit the studio, as that has been a dream of mine for quite some time.
Goals that were met were, working with so many great people. I photographed just shy of 100 sessions and donated several others. That just blows my mind! Just 5 years ago my goal for the year was 20! New this year has been working with graduating seniors who are in foster care and might not otherwise be able to experience senior portraits. That has been such an amazing opportunity and experience. I met so many new wonderful people this year and developed even stronger relationships with my return clients. Clients who I now consider my friends. The best part of my job is YOU! Thank you for your continued support. Your referrals, Facebook shares, opening the emails, and sharing. The list really goes on and on. I am grateful!
I am taking a break til mid January to regroup and re-energize! Wednesday is Purge Day at the Curry house. I can't wait. The dumpster is coming and lots of junk is going in, both physical and mental. Am I the only one that gets excited about getting rid of junk? Going into 2018 with a clutter free house and mind! Easier said than done...right?
Happy New Year Everyone! I look forward to spending 2018 with you.
Blessing ~ Monique
I have wanted to do Milk and Cookies/PJ sessions, whatever you want to call them, F O R E V E R! I just think they are so stinking cute. Ironically this year has been the most stressful, but I was determined to make it happen! If not now, when? So in the midst of a challenging Christmas setup I decided to round up my daughter, her best friend and set it up. I also secretly wanted some images of them to use as blackmail when they are in high school ;) We hunted for some jammies for her and finally found some we could both agree on. Her little friend showed up with a 2 pack of coordinating Elf on the Shelf jammies and instantly I knew she just had to wear the other pair. After all that was the book I had for the kids to read. I did also maybe have to lie to her and tell her that they were a boy/girl set, but that is neither here nor there. I knew these two would just be having a blast. They both love to act silly and they have an infectious laugh . That's when the lightbulb went off and I decided I also wanted to video their session. I believe the magic of these sessions is the kids really do enjoy them and I wanted to show that. I shot this session in just shy of 12 min from start to finish. It took twice as long for these 2 yahoos to go to the bathroom and back :) After I weeded out the crazy ones and I was still left with over 40 great images and a lifetime of memories.
So the question is...Do you love these as much as I do? If so join me in the studio on Dec. 2nd!
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I can hardly believe it's almost November. I also can not believe it's been a over year since I posted on this blog. Shame on me... And the sad part is there were so many things that happened already in 2017. Perhaps I will save those for an end of the year post! For now let's talk about CHRISTMAS!!! Once again I will be doing up the studio in lots of Christmas cheer. Santa will make another appearance ( this was so awesome last year ). I have 2 brand new setups this year and I adore them both. It's going to be a great season!
Won't you join me?
Christmas Studio Mini Sessions (NOVEMBER 5TH, 18TH AND 19TH)
20 Min Studio Session
5 Digital Images w/Print Release (Back in time to order your Christmas Cards!)
Up to 4 people (family shots available)
If you'd like a larger group please contact me prior for pricing and
so that I can allow the proper amount of time.
Online Gallery w/option to purchase additional images/prints
To reserve your session sign up for preferred time on form.
Please take note of the different days and times when signing up.
Ready to be part of the magic? Book your session HERE.
Want to book a session with Santa? Click HERE for details!
I had the pleasure of photographing this little man for his 1st Birthday. His family came to me by referral and I am so glad they came my way. There were lots of laughs during our 2 sessions. Yep 2! In the morning we captured all the craziness that comes from a cake smash in the studio (let's just say the studio always needs a good scrubbing after) and then we met again later that evening to capture some beautiful outdoor memories. Little man "D" was trooper through it all! I can't wait to see the little toddler he grows into!
Thanks for stopping by! I know it's been awhile...
Fall sessions are booking fast. If you want those great Fall colors make sure to schedule yours today!
Another year, how do they go so fast? I was fortunate to be able to photograph the "P" family again this past Fall. These girlies always make me smile. Two completely different personalities! Mama always has them all picture perfect and ready to rock the session! I also love photographing in apple orchards, both in the Spring when the blossoms are around for a week or so and in the Fall when all the apples are on the trees. So looking forward to the ground drying up! Please no more SNOW!
Thanks for stopping by today! Do you love photos in the apple orchard? Message me to get on the list for Spring. The blossoms only last a few days!
'til next time ~ Monique
This winter seemed to go by super fast for me. That's a good thing for me because I loathe winter. I do like the little break it gives me to recharge my batteries from the crazy Christmas rush. It gives me time to catch up on some personal projects also. Typically because I try to not reveal on social media a client's entire session prior to Christmas card season (there is just something fun about the surprise of those Christmas card gracing your mailbox) I will highlight a few families after the rush. WELL this year I am a little late with it. To be fair I have spending a lot of time volunteering and working on some personal goals. I thought for the month of March I would highlight a few of my favorite photographs on the blog. So you might be bombarded this month! My goal every year is to blog more, and I am not off to a great start.....I try! Please enjoy some of my favorite captures from this session.
Th G family is a crazy busy family of 6! All 4 kiddos have a very unique personalities and it's hilariously funny to watch them all come out. Especially the youngest. Well she is only the youngest by a few minutes, but she came into the world the last child birth right and she owns it! Originally I photographed them as part of large family session, but as happens from time to time with sessions of 15+ people not all that personality is captured. So Mama contacted me and we took another run at! Second time was a charm! Blessed is the Mama who can get these kiddos all picture perfect on short notice. We decided to do it quick on rare and warm random November presented us with. These turned out to be some of my favorite images of 2015! Are ready looking forward to Fall color!
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Spring is upon us and Senior sessions are being to book. Can't wait I love working on Senior sessions! Message me today to book yours!
I started out just like you and I am ready to share all my secrets. I will break it down for you in plain English. No fancy editing software needed.
Just one afternoon for a lifetime moments captured.
Still on the fence? Just message me and I will answer all your questions.