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

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I've had to take an unexpected break the last few days, so blogging has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. Please be assured that if you are waiting on a gallery, I am working diligently on getting it online for you. However, things may be a bit delayed for the next couple of days. Thanks for understanding.

Here's a shot of C to brighten your (my) day:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

.the quad squad.

I've been slacking the last few days and don't have anything to post at the moment...so here's a link to a friend's blog.

the quad squad

They just gave birth to QUADS last week! Amazing! We were good friends with them several years ago (some may remember them from our wedding party), and through difficult circumstances in our lives, we lost touch with many old friends. I was so excited to hear of their news last fall, and then to find their blog! They are truly an amazing couple, and I can't wait to see what God will do with their lives!
FOUR babies - can you imagine? How awesome! God is so good :)

Have a great Sunday, everyone.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

.baby r.

before we begin this sneak peek...just a note about response time:
i normally aim to return all phone messages and emails within 24 hours, however; i have had an unusually high volume of both lately, so reponse time may be closer to 48 hours. i do read every inquiry and promise to get back to you as soon as i am able. thanks :)

now...here's a sneak peek for precious baby r's parents. s&n - i loved photographing your little princess, and getting to know the 2 of you in the process. i'm still drooling over her adorable nursery! enjoy the peek :)

i've recently decided to carry some gorgeous hats for my newborn and child clients. this one i picked especially for baby r, but i'm sure you will be seeing it again considering my next 3 newborns are all girls ;) you can find these hats here

Monday, February 18, 2008

.scheduling & a few more of baby c.

Just had to post a few more from my newborn session last week!

I also wanted to give you an update on scheduling for this spring.
April & May are completely (over)booked! I will open booking for June on March 1st. With the way things are going, I expect the 4 spots left in June to go in a matter of weeks (probably less), so please don't delay if you are wanting a June session.

March still has a few spots left for newborn sessions, so don't forget to check out my newborn special if you are expecting or know someone who is.

Lots of new stuff coming soon...some gorgeous new products, as well as a new Collection that EVERYONE has been waiting for...yes, I am finally going to do it...what do you think it is? :) Keep checking the blog for all the details!

I LOVE that they are both smiling :)

Happy Monday!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

.baby c sneak peek + happy vday.

xoxo - from my baby girl :)

First things first...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! I've been dying to post this image but made myself wait until today :) For my friends who haven't gotten their valentine yet, they are going in the mail tomorrow (late as usual). I didn't want to shock anyone by actually sending a card on time for once! :)

Now on to our regularly scheduled program...

I had the privilege of photographing another newborn this week. This little guy couldn't have been more perfect! He was wide eyed and awake when I got there, then fell into a deep sleep for the rest of the session. Perfect! His momma is pretty special to us, as she also took care of our precious Henry while he was in the hospital (yes, he had LOTS of nurses!) :) I hadn't seen her in years, so it was great to catch up and meet her 2 little girls and new baby boy. Here's a peek for you, L & J...hope you are getting some sleep at night :)

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE working with natural light? The light here just leaves such a feeling of wonderment and innocence...me love!

Last but not least, my favorite image from the session...and one of my favorite images to date!

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


here's a sneak peek for baby m & his parents. he was such a happy-go-lucky little guy! we had fun playing at his house together. wintertime can be a challenge when you work only with natural light, esp on days like today when its cloudy and foggy. we spent lots of time near or in front of windows, and it worked beautifully. i still can't get over his gorgeous complexion! milky white skin and striking blue eyes - wow! plus i have a thing for bald babies :) enjoy the peek, j&a!

check out his gorgeous momma!

i'm sure mom & dad thought I was nuts when I drug the dining room table against the wall and asked them to sit "m" on it. hopefully now they'll understand the method to my madness! :) this is one of my fave shots of the whole session!

i'll post some from my newborn session this am coming up later this week!


Saturday, February 9, 2008

.models, diaper bags, and blankets.

are just a few of the things i photographed yesterday for peas&carrots. What an amazing day! I got to meet so many new people, and the kiddos were just GORGEOUS! the pictures speak for themselves, but really...these kids were just great! and the products...i was borderline drooling all day. getting to touch all these great fabrics and not take anything home...torture! i was too busy to actually shop, so i'm definitely going to make a trip over there in the next few weeks to pick out a few things. the mommas were oohing and aahing over jessica's creations. i can't even begin to tell you everything she carries, but hopefully these images give you a small taste. this is a HUGE sneak peek...because i know jessica is dying to see some of these, as well as the moms of my models.

Soooo....let the posting palooza begin!

scrumptious mini quilts

these hats were just to die for!

these bibs are so stylish! perfect for throwing in the diaper bag for a dinner out...and way more fun than those paper disposable ones.

this boy has all the makings of a future model...better watch out, mom!

seriously, could this lil girl BE any cuter? i'm so excited to capture her & her lil sis again in april!

quick change - a mom essential! we actually had one mom yesterday say she wishes her son was still in diapers just so she had an excuse to buy one of these - THAT'S how cute they are!

is this little peanut not the sweetest thing? LOVE these hats!

i had serious baby fever after photographing this gorgeous lil girl!

i love these smocks for arts/crafts!

The colors are so drab on blogger...they really don't do these images justice! hopefully when i get my new blog next month that will change :)
Thanks for hanging in there for the longest blog ever! Have a great weekend everyone!


Thursday, February 7, 2008


I can tell you all have spring fever, because my inbox has been flooded with emails this week! It's safe to say I've never booked more sessions than I have in the past week! That being said, April is completely booked. May has TWO spots left. Yes, you heard me right - I am officially booking for May. February has been booked (and overbooked) for awhile now...and March has a few spots open still. March is a great month for newborns as there is a huge baby boom right now, and it's too cold to go outside anyway. See the sidebar for a link to my latest newborn special - it's a doozie!

Thank you all for the amazing response this week - my heart is overflowing with gratitude. I do believe I have the greatest clients ever. :)

Much love,


Sunday, February 3, 2008

.small is in.

*keep reading for an incredible newborn offer...probably the biggest special I'll run all year for newborns!*

First things first, though! I am SOOOOO stinkin excited to announce these newest products and display ideas!
Here's the scoop: Small prints are in. But what do you do with all those wallets, 5x7s and 8x10s? Think modern, clean lines...a large white matt and simple black frame. It's classic, and works in any space. The best part is that the print is digitally matted for you (by yours truly of course), so no custom matting needed. Just drop it in a frame and you're all set :) (Contact me for pricing info)

See what I've whipped up for you...{click on each image to see it best}

This one is definiltey my favorite. Wallet sized prints housed in simple 8x10 frames, with a digital white matt. Something very different and certainly eye catching. I've already found the perfect spot for this display in my house! Plus, anthropologie makes gorgeous hardware to hang them from. I heart anthropologie :)

This is perfect for those of you that don't want a larger-than-life sized portrait of yourself in your living room (like I have, lol) You can still use up that big blank wall without having an enormous image of your child peering over you while you watch tv. I also love the idea of making this a canvas wrap!

It's hip to be square. Square is very "in" right now, and this arrangement is perfect for combining images of siblings into a simple, modern arrangement that is sure to get noticed.

and last but not least...

Eight 8x8 frames filled with mini portraits of your little one. I love the idea of this for a nursery, but it would also be perfect for any kid's room. Mix & match your child's name or intials with black and white images for a cohesive grouping.
Colors and letters are completely customizable, so why not match them to your child's bedding/room decor?

Now for the kicker: The first person to book (set a date and pay deposit) a Newborn Collection for March will receive a complimentary Creative Baby arrangement! {valued at $200} I know - it's crazy, but I am so excited to make one of these arrangements for someone, and I already have a ridiculous amount of pictures on my walls as it is...so....lucky you!
Just send me an email if in March you will have a newborn under the age of 2 weeks and once I receive your deposit, the deal is all yours!

The fine print:
Limit to one new client. Session must take place in March, and baby must be under 2 weeks of age at time of session. Frames not included.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Modeling Opportunity *WINNERS ANNOUNCED*

Congrats to H, K, and baby C on being chosen as my models for Friday! I received 20 applicants in just 3 days! I have to say it was SUCH a hard decision...I even enlisted the help of another photographer, as well as my husband. The winner's momma s have been contacted. Thank you to everyone who entered! I hope to see all your kids from behind the lens later this year!
(btw, April has ONE spot left, and May has TWO.)

I am looking for a few children for a commercial shoot on February 8th. These will be full length sessions styled by me and taken here in Bloomington. There will be no session fee, and participants will be presented with a beautiful gift from their session.

Your child does not need to be a professional model or an aspiring one. The only requirement is that you sign a model release for the images to be used in marketing and online by Summer Knobloch Photography.

I will be taking on up to 3 children with different requirements that will be posted below. If you are interested, please send me an email at summer@summerknoblochphotography.com with a snapshot of your child, a short description about them, and your location and contact information. Please send only one email if you are submitting for more than one category, and state your intentions in the email. Put the gender and age of your child(ren) in the subject.

The Categories:

1. Looking for a girl between the ages of 3 and 6. SPOT FILLED

2. Looking for a boy between the ages of 3 and 6. SPOT FILLED

3. Looking for a fresh newborn, under 3 weeks of age. SPOT FILLED

Contact me as soon as possible to ensure your entry is received. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, February 6th; however final decisions may be made prior, depending on reponse. I will try to give 48 hours notice if the deadline will be sooner.
Models must be available the entire day of Friday, February 8th. Once winners are selected, I will contact you and we can arrange a suitable time for your child's schedule.


Q. What does "styled by me" mean?

A. I will be choosing and purchasing clothing for models to wear at the session. This doesn't mean you cannot bring your own outfit for your child; however final clothing decisions will be made by me.

Q, Who can enter?

A. Anyone. Family, friends, past clients, photographer's children, and complete strangers! Anyone is welcome to enter.

here's Megan's little girl. she was the flower girl at the wedding for my dear friend last weekend. isn't she the cutest?