• i am completely booked through june. now accepting bookings for july. thank you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


it's been a long time since i took out my camera just for fun, and snapped some pictures of C just being herself. so today i did just that, and i am SO glad i did. it reminded me of why i love being a photographer...but it reminded me even more of why i love being a MOM.

this is C.

she's just too much.

this is what happens when you let your 16 1/2 month old put her own barettes in her hair, and decide what to wear for the day.

hoping this phases passes before she starts school.

(and yes, her hands are on her hips. i told you she was too much.)

that's all for now. i'm taking a much needed break before i shoot a wedding out of state on the 15th. since i won't have any sneak peeks to post for awhile, i'm planning on keeping the blog rolling with some favorite shots from 2007, so keep checking back...you may see your little one on here :)


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

R boys

A long overdue sneak peek from last weekend...had to get this in before the holidays.

can you believe this kid's eyes?

or how about his baby brother's dimples?

M & K - I'll have the rest to you soon! I'm dying to share more but I have to leave some surprises :)

I should have a few more images to share for Thanksgiving...until then...


Friday, November 16, 2007

Sneak Peek for...everyone!

Ask any photographer, and they will tell you that they are too busy photographing other people to get any shots of their own. It's so true! The last time we had family pictures taken was when Charlotte was 6 weeks old. Sooooo....over a year later, we finally got it together and I had my good friend (and fellow photographer) Whitney Clark take some shots of us. Whit is a wedding photographer who also specializes in engagements and seniors. Check her out: http://www.imagesbywhitney.com/ We worked well together - she took the shots and I got to do my own processing (which I love doing!).

Anyway, on to our photos! Here's a good sampling of my favorites. I just ordered a ton for wall displays so once we get those up I'll post some shots of those too :)

Enjoy a sneak peek into my family! There's a ton, so get ready :)

this one's going front and center on our Christmas card :)

just got a 20x30 gallery wrap of this one and it's now above our fireplace!

this one is above our bed now :)

Are you sick of looking at our mugs yet? :) Have a great weekend everyone! I've gotta get to work on my homemade spaghetti & meatballs for dinner tonight...

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I traveled out of town this weekend to photograph this cute 7 month old. His mom contacted me awhile back, and it turns out she was one of Henry's surgery nurses. We had never met her but she remembered our Henry. It was so special to meet her in person. It sounds strange, but it's comforting to be around others who have met him. He was such a blessing that we didn't get to share with a lot of those we loved, so it's nice to know that others remember him.

This Mom & Dad told me that Baby K was a "mover & a shaker" and boy were they right! K was crawling, pulling up, standing...! He started crawling shortly after he turned 5 months, so this little guy was a pro. He couldn't have been sweeter or happier.

Here's a sneak peek for you two...I'm ahead of schedule, so I'll have your proofs to you very soon!

I just love this.

I'm really into the "film" black and white look right now. I am a black and white pack rat...I can never have enough black and white conversions. It all depends on my mood which one I use :)

I have a busy, busy week...a future client is being born as we speak :) (SO EXCITED!), and two final child sessions for the year... so I may be a little late on returning emails...but I will get to them as soon as I can. Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, November 8, 2007


I currently have ONE spot left for February! This spot will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to reserve this spot, please contact me at: summer@summerknoblochphotography.com

As usual, newborn session are still accepted even after I am booked up for the month. Please contact me as soon as possible for your newborn session as I am accepting a limited number per month.

Regarding future bookings for child sessions:

In 2008, I will only be accepting 3-4 sessions per month. Because of this, expect me to be booking several months out. I will open up bookings for each month only 3 months prior. This avoids the "booking 6 months out" that I ran into this fall. So please take note of the month you are interested in and contact me in plenty of time to reserve your spot. I will annouce on my blog and site when each months bookings are open for reserving.

I get so many inquiries each week that it is impossible for me to follow up further after I have responded with my availability. If I do not hear back from you regarding booking, I will not remind you. Please watch my site and/or blog for my latest availability. I will try my best to keep everyone aware of spots that open up.

Thank you for an overwhelmingly positive first year and I am looking forward to an amazing 2008!

Lots more news to come for 2008...so keep watching :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Baby M

Welcome to the world, sweet baby...

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Thank you M & T for inviting me into your home to capture M's 7th day of life. She is just too precious.

*If you are interested in a newborn session, please contact me as soon as possible. Newborn sessions are booked on a first come, first serve basis. I have already booked several newborn sessions for next year, so once you know your due date, get in touch with me!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A little story about D

I shot my nephew's portraits this morning for the first time. He's 3 and 1/2 and is really the sweetest little boy you will ever meet. When it comes to my favorite little ones, he is definitely at the top of the list. I couldn't wait to get this sneak peek up for his dad...

First, a little background info for the non-friend readers of this blog...

My nephew "D" was born with VATER Syndrome, and while not going into all the details, involves various birth defects/abnormalities. His first year of life he was in the hospital more than a dozen times. He has had several surgeries (I lost track actually), procedures (again, lost track) and just the slightest thing as a cold could send him into the ER. The most remarkable thing is you would never know this. He is full of energy, is vibrant, and such a happy child. He was even asked to participate in the Make A Wish Foundation! Can you tell I am a proud aunt? :) In addition to these struggles, his mother (my sister) died when he was 5 days old. It was an unexpected, tragic moment in all our lives. When I was grieving her death and in a very dark place, D became a strong force in my life. I had never loved a child in that way until he was born, and I will always remember the hope he gave me.

D's father (my brother-in-law) truly deserves the dad-of-the-year award. (is there one of those? there should be.) While he was coping with the loss of his wife, best friend, and first love...he also had to learn how to care for his very sick baby. He did things for D that most parents would never think of having to do. He continues to this day to be both mother and father to him, and it amazes me. I could go on and on about what an incredible person he is.

Now that I have you all teared up (that was the plan, you know) - here's a sneak peek for his daddy. A - thank you for asking me to capture the special bond between you two. I loved every minute of it.

he looks so much like his mommy here...

that little smile just melts me.

he was saying "I love you, daddy" right as I snapped this (awe)

Newborn pics coming SOON!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Just a few photos from last night...

We met at my parent's house for some pictures of the cousins together...
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Fireman & Butterfly :)

Me & my butterfly...she is growing up so fast!

If you know my nephew, you would know this if the perfect costume for him!

Just too cute!

We then went to Pizza Hut for some din-din before heading to visit Mamaw. The kids were quite a hit at the retirement center! It was such a great idea to go there...it means so much to the residents.

Hope you and yours had a great Halloween!