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I have known Lindsey since she was born and when invited to a baby shower recently in honor of the birth of her first baby, I could think of nothing more fitting than to gift her with a Baby’s First Year package. I had just gotten home from shooting her sister, Kelsey’s wedding and the phone rang. Lindsey and Stephen were at the hospital. I arrived this morning. It is such a joy and honor to document this very special time. I only share my favorites. Congratulations to new parents, Lindsey and Stephen and Welcome Ellie!  xxoo

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE SCREEN SHOTS OF PICTURES.  I AM HAPPY TO SHARE WATERMARKED IMAGES, BUT I AM NOT HAPPY TO SHARE SCREEN SHOTS THAT DISTORT MY BEAUTIFUL IMAGES.  THANK YOU!

 

 

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I arrive. Today, the nurses were a bit curious.

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Kelsey stopped by the hospital in hopes that Lindsey might deliver before she and Craig leave for their honeymoon. I wonder if Ellie will cry like this?

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Nope! This is the way Ellie cries!

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The expectant parents. So cute! Ah, life will never be the same for these two. How exciting!

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Family surrounds these two with love and support.

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Soon to be a new mama. Oh my! I love this shot of Lindsey.

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Waiting…

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One last selfie before Ellie arrives.

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These two are going to be wonderful parents!

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The happy soon to be first time grandparents, Stephen’s parents.

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Today is the day!

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I think Stephen was getting a bit impatient.

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This was the view from their hospital room. It was a beautiful Sunday on the day Ellie was born.

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Soon to be first time Grandmothers, Mother-in-law and Mother taking care of Lindsey during labor. These two were so sweet and so much fun!

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These two were so excited!  You can feel the LOVE.

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Seeing the Ellie’s head for the first time was pure joy.

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These two were Coaching Lindsey throughout the labor process…

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I don’t think I have ever seen Leslie so excited.

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With every birth there is always a bit of worry. Everything went perfectly, but I know two Grandmothers that were very happy and thankful when Ellie arrived.

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Just after delivery, Lindsey got to meet her sweet little Ellie.

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…and Leslie got to meet her sweet little Ellie, too!

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A picture says a thousand words…

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That special relationship between a father and daughter begins today. …as well as,  that special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter. I can only imagine the fun Ellie will have!

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I don’t think Leslie took her eyes off of Ellie for a second after her arrival. So sweet!

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Just after birth. I love her already!

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Probably on of my favorite shots of a birth session. For some reason, I always get the funniest faces.  Ellie did not disappoint. LOL. What they heck? Just born. Put me on a scale and then document it? Absolutely LOVE her expression.

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Tamie, Ellie’s paternal grandmother is just as sweet as can be. She was so excited to meet her granddaughter.

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Proud Daddy! Congratulations Stephen!

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A close look after the general assessment. I’d say, she already LOVES her sweet little Ellie.

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A family of three! How sweet is this?????

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A First Kiss

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Technology has certainly changed the way we celebrate with family that can’t be present during those special once in a life time moments. Kelsey joins in the welcoming of Ellie via FaceTime.

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Happy Lindsey! Feeling blessed, I am sure.

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I could do an entire series on the expressions of this new Grandmother. Let the fun begin! xxoo

 

The day after.  Always something I try to do after a birth session.  Their new reality is settling in and everyone is becoming more acclimated to each other.

 

 

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Ellie chills in the hospital bassinet…

 

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Grandparents. Nothing is sweeter.

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Ellie is checking out her Granddad while he checks her out, too.

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Day 2. I think Ellie has her parents wrapped, what do you think? I love her sweet little lips.

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Feedings. Diapering. Napping. The new norm for this new family of 3!!!!

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Did I mention napping?

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Even more napping…

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A personal favorite.

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There is something quite cute about a crying baby…unless it is your crying baby, of course.

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Another sweet kiss…

This happy family heads home tomorrow.  So happy to have had the opportunity to document this very special time in their lives.  I will see Ellie again at six months.  Can’t wait to see how she grows and changes.   What a blessing.  xxoo

Aubrey

Fourteen months old.  Friendly.  Talkative.  Kind.   Active.  Fearless.

Aubrey is the 2015 winner of my annual Cutest Baby Contest.

I have the pleasure of documenting a year of Aubrey’s life.

 I love watching her grow and change.

I think you will, too!

xxoo

 

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Look who arrived at the studio today. By the look on her face, I think Kim Kruer Photography was NOT her first choice for her destination.

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Actually, maybe it was?

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Balloons and Bubbles? What more could a girl ask for?

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Aubrey is the first to play in the studio sand box. A perfect spot to capture such great shots!

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Another sandbox shot. I love this serious shot of such a beautiful child.

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Those thighs! Those cute little toes! She is A D O R A B L E !

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I LOVE this classic shot of summer! Looks like it could have been taken many, many years ago! Timeless shot!

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I thought it would be adorable to see Aubrey on the move. She is a little buster!

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Stopping to see what’s happening…

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A girl on a mission…

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What is a summer session without an ice-cream cone?  I think she likes it.  …and it’s so cool, she shares!

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A few from inside…Hiding Diva

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Years from now.  I have a feeling there will be another shot of Aubrey,,,just like this one!

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There is always that moment in a session when I just know that it’s time to stop. This was that moment.

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…and then she left. Good bye sweet Aubrey, until next time! xxoo

Stacy and John got married in a small intimate wedding surrounded by family and close friends at Alms Park on June 6th.   It was a beautiful day.  Congratulations to Stacy and John.

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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John and Stacy

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Stacy got ready at the Marriott River Center in Covington, Kentucky

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The Bridal Party

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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Overlooking the Ohio River, John and Stacy said I Do.

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Alms Park is a beautiful venue for a Wedding.

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Congratulations Stacy and John! xxoo

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One of my most favorite sessions has to be a High School Graduation family session. All of my senior packages include a 15 minute cap and gown session with the grad and the most important people in their lives. Graduation is bittersweet. Sessions are always before Graduation, never after as I think the grads look different after the actual ceremony. It is my pleasure to document this important milestone. Eric is headed to the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering where he will be in the SEAM program.  Congratulations to Eric and his family. xxoo

Please contact my assistant, Cassie at cassie@kimkruer.com if you are interested in a senior session.  I am happy to forward digital files to your school for the yearbook.

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A Senior Picture

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A personal favorite…

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Images can be printed in color or black and white.

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It is a GREAT day to be a bluebird. Eric will graduate TODAY! Congratulations!

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Love to shoot the Grad Session at a location that is special to the Grad.

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Eric and his parents…

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Love this shot of Eric with his family. Such a special shot documenting an important milestone.

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Brothers.

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I can only imagine the fun these three had as they were growing up together…

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