Ginger Skillen Photography: Blog en-us (C) Ginger Skillen Photography (Ginger Skillen Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:28:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:28:00 GMT Ginger Skillen Photography: Blog 80 120 Scotty : 3 months
I was so excited to take Scotty's 3-month pictures.  He did great!  He gave me smiles and coos... melted my heart.  Good thing he's so cute... I was able to overlook the father-son display of (enemy) bears love. :)

Here are a few of my favorites!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) families babies Wed, 20 Jun 2012 09:09:00 GMT
Rochelle & Zack : Married!
Here is a sneak peek of their day...

(Ginger Skillen Photography) weddings Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:06:00 GMT
Chad, Michele, Leighton & Micah : Family here where we shot Micah's one-year pics.  We wanted some of the whole family, and I'm happy to say we now have some!

We actually had our session on Monday... thanks to life's craziness, I'm just now getting this sneak peek posted... sigh.

I had to post a couple that are silly... because they show the true fun nature of this family (and the challenge of getting two kids to smile at once - ha!).  I think we got some "real" ones, too, Chele - ha ha!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) families mini-session Wed, 02 May 2012 19:29:00 GMT
Ashlyn : Senior
Ashlyn, thanks for a fun time and congrats on graduating!!

Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) seniors Sun, 22 Apr 2012 14:50:00 GMT
Maddie : Senior Part 2 here.  We did the second half yesterday, and had a beautiful day for it!!  The weather forecast was NOT looking good, so I was anticipating having to reschedule... I'm so glad we didn't have to!

Maddie, thanks for being willing to try some silly things, and early congrats on graduation!  Enjoy your last month of high school!

Here are my favorites from yesterday:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) seniors Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:31:00 GMT
Jeff, Danielle, Josie, and Baby
Joe, Avery, and Ezra joined me on a shoot for the first time - so we could all see each other.  We had fun walking around downtown and catching up!

Josie LOVES to pose - she cracks me up!  My favorite shot of her was a candid I just happened to catch, though. :)

Love you guys - can't wait to meet your baby boy!!

Here are a few of my faves from our mini-session tonight:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids couples families bellies mini-session Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:59:00 GMT
Kasey : Senior
Kasey (and mom Sheri) willingly walked what seemed like miles to get the shots we wanted.  He wanted me to think that he's serious all the time... I'm sure his friends would tell me different. :) Thankfully mom knew what buttons to push to get some smiles!

Kasey, it was great meeting you!  Early congrats on graduation and good luck as you enter the next phase of life - COLLEGE! :)

Here are a few of my favorite shots from today:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) seniors Sun, 25 Mar 2012 20:46:00 GMT
Rochelle & Zack : Engaged!
Rochelle and Zack will be getting married this summer - congrats you two!!

Here are a few favorites from our session today:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) couples engagement Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:47:00 GMT
Micah : 1 year
Here are my favorites!

Big sister Leighton wanted to help me take pics :)

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids birthdays families mini-session Wed, 22 Feb 2012 19:33:00 GMT
Adam, Meagan, and Baby
Adam and Meagan live out of town, but came in town this weekend for a baby shower.  I was honored when they asked me to take some maternity pictures!  The weather has been so mild - and when I saw a high of 56 I was thrilled.  Well, let's just say that 56 dropped really quick Friday afternoon and the wind picked up like crazy!!  Adam and Meagan were troopers.  We hiked quite a bit, shivered, and smiled - Meagan still glowed even though it was cold. ;)

I cannot wait to meet their baby boy - I'm so excited for them to become parents!  That boy is blessed.

Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) couples bellies special Sat, 28 Jan 2012 05:00:00 GMT
New Arrival : Jericho Mark
I completely and totally love it.  Love her, love our boys, love sharing this.

Because of this incredibly wonderful chaos that is our lives... I'm behind on posting.


Jericho Mark was born on December 4th in the wee hours of the morning.  My sister was amazing.

We did an official newborn shoot a couple of weeks later... and I totally blanked on posting about it (new mommy brain... does it ever get better??). :)

Here are a few of my favorites from our session... though it was hard to pick.  He's just so stinkin' cute!

He was awake for our whole session... Cassy Sage thought that if she fed him he might get sleepy...
Nope. :)
I do love the bit of milk left on his face :)

Welcome to the world, Jericho!!
(Ginger Skillen Photography) babies special Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:18:00 GMT
New Arrival : Jorja Leigh
We set up a makeshift studio in the front room of my house... and I think it worked pretty well!  Jorja did amazing - slept through most of it, gave me some smiles, and graciously didn't piddle on me when she was in her birthday suit. :)

Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) babies Mon, 12 Dec 2011 15:09:00 GMT
Brent, Ashley, and Jasper
It was so cold on Saturday morning, but these three were troopers!  The forecast had said no wind... but this is Kansas, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that it was cold and WINDY! :)

Brent and Ashley have an adorable son, Jasper, who is almost 2 1/2.  They hadn't had family pictures taken in a long time, so I was excited when Ashley contacted me!

I was also excited because this was my first shoot with my new camera!! (Thanks to the hubs for an early Christmas present :))

Thankfully, we did a mini-session (I don't think any of us would have lasted an hour...).

Here are a few of my favorites:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids families mini-session Mon, 12 Dec 2011 13:04:00 GMT
Chris, Ginny, and Emmalyn maternity session, or from when their daughter Emmalyn Grace was born.  It's hard to believe that Emmalyn is one year old now!  My how time flies...

Ginny wanted some family pictures this fall, and I was more than happy to help out!  It was a bit chilly, but Emmalyn didn't seem to mind.  She kept us busy - she's so adventurous, and so cute!  I'm sure you'll agree, this is a beautiful family!!

Here are a few of my favorites from our Wednesday session:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids families Thu, 01 Dec 2011 20:21:00 GMT
Liam : 1 year
Liam is the first kiddo that I've consistently taken photos of from birth through one year (besides my own of course :)).  It has been so fun to watch him grow!!  His Daddy (Brent) recently came back home from serving overseas, and it was wonderful to see Liam with him.

Brent's grandparents let us use their property for the shoot.  It was perfect!  Liam got to hear a real cow moo (right behind us) for the first time, and it suprised him (and us)!  He was a bit scared of the cow (who kept following us), but really liked the chickens.  Between the cows moo-ing, chickens clucking, and rooster crowing, we had quite the background music for our shoot! :) Liam has become a pro for our little shoots... as you'll see below.

In case you don't remember, I thought I'd take us on a little trip down memory lane...


3 months...

6 months...

9 months...

And that brings us to my favorites from our one-year session on Monday:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids birthdays families babies Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:49:00 GMT
Seester Belly
Anywho, one of the most precious things I share with my sister is being a mom.  We were pregnant together with our first kids (though we didn't overlap much).  Malachi was born 5 1/2 months before Avery.  They're best friends and it's awesome.  This time, we shared almost our entire pregnancies... we were/are less than 8 weeks apart!

I just had my sweet baby BOY (still surprised :)) on October 14th... and my sister is just shy of 35 weeks, but it looks like her boy (Jericho) will come a bit early - yay!  I can't wait for our baby boys to grow up together.

Oh yes, pictures!  Cassy Sage, Aaron, and Malachi met me at the park to get some maternity pictures before this little guy makes his appearance.  I'm honored they chose me... though they're pretty much stuck with me. :)

As soon as we got out of the car, Cassy Sage made a new friend.  A squirrel.  She even named him... but my mommy brain is blanking on the name. :( We joked that the squirrel wanted to be in our pictures.  Guess he heard us, because he stuck around!  He came up really close and we have quite a few pictures with our new furry friend in them!  Hilarious.

Can you see him??

Now for my favorites from today...

I love you, SEESTER!!

I truly cannot wait to meet Jericho and share yet another thing with you... mothering TWO kids.  Let the crazy fun years begin! :)
(Ginger Skillen Photography) families bellies special Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:17:00 GMT
Maddie : Senior
Maddie, it was a joy taking your pictures and I look forward to taking more in the spring!  Have a wonderful senior year!

A few of my faves from yesterday...

(Ginger Skillen Photography) seniors Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:14:00 GMT
One more of Mason
Just had to share the cuteness... all 5lbs 13oz of it :)

(Ginger Skillen Photography) families babies Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:57:00 GMT
New Arrival: Mason Ford!
Courtney and Ryan recently welcomed their first baby, beautiful boy Mason into the world!  I was SO excited when Courtney asked me to take newborn pics for them.  First, I hadn't met Mason yet.  Second, I am in the snap-count of this pregnancy and was craving some itty bitty baby time. :)

Mason is just 9 days old in these pictures we took last night.  He's so tiny!  So cute!  So sweet... I couldn't get enough.

Here are a few of my favorites - congratulations Ryan and Courtney!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) families babies Thu, 08 Sep 2011 12:44:00 GMT
Louella : 3 months
Neely and her husband Kevin had a beautiful baby girl in May - Louella.  Now she's 3 months old and I am honored they chose me to shoot their pictures!  Neely is the sister of a bride who's wedding I shot last year, so thanks for the connection, Laura! :)

Louella came with so many cute outfits, as well as a handmade cradle that was made for her mommy when she was a baby. :) Throughout the shoot she was so calm and happy!  She did amazing!  It was really humid, but she took it like a champ.  Towards the end she got really sleepy (as you'll see), then cashed out... which made for some a-dor-a-ble pics.

It was really hard to pick favorites from this session... but here are a few!  Congrats Neely and Kevin - Louella is beautiful and sweet. :)

(Ginger Skillen Photography) families babies Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:45:00 GMT
Liam : 9 months
Liam has changed SO much in the last three months!  He seems like such a big boy with his crawling and standing and stuff. :)  We did a late evening shoot to try to avoid the heat, and he did great!  He was happy and curious, which made for some fun pics.

Here are a few of my favorites from last night:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) babies Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:52:00 GMT
Alli & Carson this post last fall.  This time we did a session with just Alli and Carson.  Austin is in the military and is away right now.  Though we wish Austin could have joined us, this was a fun session because we got pictures to send him for Father's Day! :)

In the midst of the humidty, we had a decent evening - and Carson did AWESOME! :) We played around downtown (climbing lots of steps), then went to a playground to finish up. :)

Here are some of my faves from last night!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) kids families Mon, 13 Jun 2011 10:39:00 GMT
Liam : 6 months here and his 3 month pics here.  He sits up like a pro, can push up on to his hands and knees (might have a crawler on your hands soon, Lindsay!), eats solids, and still has the sweetest smile ever.

We ventured out to the park yesterday - we had to wake Liam from his nap, but he didn't seem to mind!  We braved the heat, humidity, crowds, and fish smell to get these pics - here are a few of my favorites!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) babies Mon, 23 May 2011 12:49:00 GMT
August Daniel has arrived!!
Well, it's a BOY!

August Daniel was born this morning and I had the honor of seeing him on his birthday.  Amanda and Adam were glowing - and they had every right to be!  August is a beautiful baby!  He didn't open his eyes for me, but we still got some sweet pictures of him and his mommy and daddy.

Amanda and Adam, thank you so much for sharing August's birth day with me!  Congratulations - you will be amazing parents!!  I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your pictures!

(Ginger Skillen Photography) babies Wed, 04 May 2011 19:16:00 GMT
Amanda, Adam, and Baby
First, I hadn't seen Amanda and Adam since their wedding 3 years ago (wow, time flies) and it was SO good to see them!  They're an amazing couple with a great relationship and joy that shows through every part of them.

Second, I LOVE BABIES - and bellies that have babies in them. :) Amanda and Adam are going to be wonderful parents.  It was so neat to get to share in their excitement!  Amanda loves her baby bump and wasn't afraid to show it - which I LOVE.  It's one of the most beautiful things ever.

Third, this session was just what I needed.  Now, the shoot was definitely about Amanda and Adam and their little one on the way... but let me explain. :) For those of you who don't know, Joe and I are expecting number two!  Yay!  I have been feeling HORRIBLE, though... and though I was completely nauseous I really wanted to do this shoot.  Amanda was SO understanding - even let me come in comfy clothes, no make-up, and hair a greasy mess. :) As soon as I saw Amanda glowing with her big beautiful belly, it was so encouraging!  It reminded me that this season of sickness will end and that I'll get to enjoy this pregnancy... and that it's all worth it.  I left our session not only excited for Adam and Amanda, but feeling very excited for us!  So thank you, Amanda and Adam! :)

Adam and Amanda, thank you so much for choosing me to capture this part of your journey into parenthood.  It was a true joy to see you and I'm so excited for you to become a family of three!  I can't wait to meet the little boy or girl that you bring into this world!!

Here are some of my favorites from our session this week:

(Ginger Skillen Photography) couples bellies Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:55:00 GMT