Andrea Stitt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Andrea Stitt Photography (Andrea Stitt Photography) Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:00 GMT Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:00 GMT Andrea Stitt Photography: Blog 120 80 Evelyn | Phone Talks Evelyn Mini Session

Sailor Dress| Pratt, KS


I had taken photos previously of Evelyn in her sailor dress with her toy phone, but was not impressed with the quality. For some reason we re-took them and they turned out darling. Evelyn loves getting her picture taken. It probably has to do with the fact that she is the center of attention and gets to show her personality off. Both of with she does so well. The entire time she carried around her phone saying she was getting her picture taken. I didn't even have to ask who she was talking to because it was just to cute. No she did not sit still the whole time, but that did not matter. When she did sit, she rocked her portraits! You can even see where she got bored of whoever she was talking to and decided to show her discomfort in her face. Of course she ended the session with a smile that was just wonderful.

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Evelyn | Teepee Evelyn Mini Session

Whimsical Teepee| Pratt, KS


I have always envisioned taking pictures of Evelyn with a tent or teepee. For some reason I got the wild hair to do just that one evening last week. It was nice outside and I had nothing better to do. I have been taking photos of my paintings on the backside of our shed and that area was where I wanted to set-up for this session. What I didn't realize was that just standing back there would get Evelyn excited. She walked right up to the door step, sat down, and said "take my picture". I hadn't even said anything or done anything to suggest that was what I was going to do, so of course I went with it. Setting up the "teepee" was difficult and Evelyn loved knocking it down. That really got we concerned and I was about to scrap the whole idea. Telling Evelyn I would take her picture if she would keep it up seemed to work because once we got started she didn't even bother to touch it. Now for being a two year old I was quite surprised at how well she did with this session. Before when I've taken her picture it was all fun and games. This time she was a perfect little model, and even more so when I gave her a "treat", if you can consider an apple a treat. All and all these photos have to be some of my favorites. 


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Whtehair Famlly | Lifestyle Session Whitehair Family

Family + One Year Session| Abilene, KS


I always love getting the chance to take photos for our friends. This family is no exception, with two adorable little girls there is always a chance to capture some great shots. I had taken Julianne's newborn photos, so getting to take her one year photos just showed how much she had chanced and also looked like her sister Abigail. We started out attempting to take in-home family photos, like we had for their last session, but with two little ones it was an understandable struggle. We had already made arrangements to go on location to a wheat field outside of town to capture their family photos, so it all ended up working for the best. Being that the girls were short it only naturally made sense to hold them, and it was a tad warm so we worked quickly to get through the photos. The girls may have not wanted to look at the camera but they still managed to create some endearing family moments which is what I strive for. me until today that I had two photo shoots of windmi

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Fine Art | Kansas Windmills Kansas Windmills

Evening + Sunset Landscapes| Pratt, KS


I recently was interested in finding local spots to take pictures, not only for clients but for just the plain beauty of Kansas Landscapes. It was one evening that I decided to drive around and spotted the perfect spot, a drive up to a windmill. The sky was lovely and I loved the lighting. So I set up shop and snapped away trying to get just the right composition and settings. This is a definite starting block for me. As for painting inspiration I will be creating more of these pictures in the future.

It didn't occur to me until today that I had two photo shoots of windmills, a sort of before and after. That was not my intent. I actually just happened to be bored one evening, the Royals had a late game, and so I went for a drive. I drove past the lake thinking I'll just go and see where this road takes me. I had driven down it before but stopped one payment ended. It was this evening that I realized the road would take me to the windmills. So that's where I went. It was close to sunset so I drove till I had the sun behind the windmill. I had never been this close to one before. I was at the drive that led straight to it. The evening was so quiet and peaceful I could actually hear the windmills moving. I did have trouble getting a composition that I liked. They are not exactly the easiest thing to shoot, you know they are quite tall and they move. There were actually windmills behind me which got me thinking I could take sunrise photos here as well. I know I will be back because I want to play around more getting the settings and lighting just the way I like them.

Let me know your thoughts or if you have other ideas of what I can take pictures of for another photo shoot.

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Andrea Stitt Artist | Pratt Art Walk Photo Shoot Andrea Stitt Artist

Pratt Art Walk Photo Shoot | Pratt, KS


My newest venture now is painting. Not that I think I am professional by any means, but if there is a market for what I create then I'll do what I can. This is something I picked up as a summer hobby, but it has since been turned into a passion. For me it is therapy, something so soothing it just takes me away. I have been brought closer to Christ through my journey and life experiences over the past year, and this outlet is just one way for me to give back.

I entered into our local Art Walk as apart of Miss. Kansas week. I knew then that I needed to crank out multiple paintings and take photos of my artwork for some publicity. I also knew that simply taking pictures of my paintings hanging on the wall was not going to cut it. So I ventured outside having in mind of putting them under a tree or up against the fence, when I realized our shed was decidedly the perfect backdrop. You do not have to wonder if the color of the bricks or the door is correct because they are indeed are.

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Evelyn | Play Day Evelyn

Play Day | Pratt, KS


It is the start of summer, and for Evelyn that means playing outside. Let me tell you how surprised I am at how much she enjoys posing for me. She doesn't always like having her picture taken, especially with a phone, but today she was all into it. She kept moving around and saying "here" and then would grab a props. This was just one of those really fun photo shoots where you capture the really personality of someone.

Like always ENJOY!


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Evelyn | Sunrise Shoot Evelyn

Sunrise Shoot | Pratt, KS


My big girl Evelyn turned two. She is such a little sweetheart, but you will see anything but that with this session. She wanted nothing to do with pictures and everything to do with mommy. I did eventually get her to run around, too bad she was too fast more me to snap pictures of. I had to take multiples at one second just to get a good one, and even then we were both going after each other. Well at least the first ones came out like I wanted, even though she is crying through them. I really did love the location and will attempt to re-do this session further on down the road. She'll still be two so it will all be the same in the end, her hair just may be longer!

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Evelyn | Birthday Book Photo Session Evelyn

2nd Birthday Book Session | Meriden, KS


My big girl Evelyn is turning two. She is such a little sweetheart. We love her to pieces and can't get over how much of a little helper she has become. She loves to play outside and ride around. One of her favorite things to do is to read books. Just for this reason we are planning a book themed party for her second birthday. 


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Evelyn | Outside Evelyn

Just Because | Pratt, KS


I wanted to take photos of Evelyn at 21 months. Simply for the fact that it is between 18 and 24 months. What happened was I forgot, and now we have 22-month photos. It was warm for February so I grabbed the chance to take a few photos of Evelyn while she was in a good mood. As you can imagine toddlers, their moods change like teenagers. Just take a glimpse at the range of her emotions from photos one to the end. She is miss grumpy and ends with miss bubbles. All the more reason to love her.

I did not work on the lighting, all I did was move her into the shadows. The result was that I needed to edit the photos a different way than I am used to. I played with the colors and the contrast. To me it played well with the sunset shadow lighting I started with. The background is actually our shed. It has nice lines, texture, and color so it was perfect for this session.

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Evelyn | Valentine's Day Evelyn

Valentine's Day Portraits | Pratt, KS


Evelyn can not take a bad photo. She is cute in every way especially when she is being ornery and silly. This session was an easy set-up and even easier to destroy. The quilt was given to her last year by grandma and made for a perfect backdrop that matched her outfit spot on. She loved using her props which kept her attention for just a few more photos.

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Evelyn | Christmas Evelyn

Christmas Portraits | Topeka, KS


I love taking photos for Christmas with this backdrop and this subject(s)! I attempted talking photos of Evelyn and Deacon together but they only wanted to play. This photo was the cutest still shot I got. I love it and feel as if it should be on a Christmas card. Not to mention the photos I got of Evelyn in her Christmas dress. She looks like a doll standing with her stroller. Can't get enough of the cuteness!

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Drake | Newborn Drake Baker

Newborn Portraits | Topeka, KS


What a handsome little man! I was blessed to take photos of the one week old little boy. This was a very simple in-home photo shoot, but I still was able to capture some sweet photos. Everything was working for this tiny little session. The blue and the brown were a great contrast. I forgot how easy it was to take photos of something so small. It is all in the details!

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Herbers | Family 2016 Glenn, Amber + Gannon Herbers

Family Portraits | Topeka, KS


I can always rely on our friends to give me an amazing session. The sunset gave for some great back light and wonderful colors. Gannon was a champ, for most of this session, which was amazing. These three take such great photos and it helps that they are so good looking!

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Evelyn | 18 Months Evelyn

18 month Portraits | Pratt, KS


This session was difficult. The older Evelyn becomes, the more she squirms and runs away from you. Not that that matters when you can at least get some cute shots of her sitting still in the midst of her bolting.

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Evelyn + Deacon Forth of July Deacon + Evelyn

Forth of July Portraits | Topeka, KS


These two never stop amazing me at how cute they can be for photos. It was very difficult just to get their photos taken which explains the limited shots from this session. With all that being said, quality is really all that matters when you have an adorable smile.

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Evelyn Forth of July Evelyn

Forth of July Portraits | Topeka, KS


My little one took the cutest photos for this festive holiday. Sometimes all you need is one prop to bring it all together. This red chair was a chair I used when I was little at my grandparents house. So, it would seem fit to use it with Evelyn. It was just her size and gave her something to hold her attention.

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Lynn | Family 2016 Ray, Jessica + Grace Lynn

Family Portraits | Topeka, KS


This family has been so much fun to take pictures of over the years. This session was definitely my favorite. I loved this location with the winding paths, trees and field. The colors made for a nice contrast with their blue palate. It helped that is family was so much fun to take pictures of. The moments where you can just be candid make the cutest photos. Those moments just so happened to be the attempts at getting Grace to cooperate.

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Evelyn | 14 months Evelyn Rose

14 month Portraits | Topeka, KS


Now that Evelyn is one and I am no longer taking her photos every week, I look for any excuse to take her photos. My excuse this time around is plain and simple, she is fourteen months old. Not really a milestone but what the heck. We are getting ready to move so I wanted to take at least one photo session at one of my favorite locations. I highly doubt I will come back to this place so I wanted some cute photos to remember it by. Evelyn wasn't really into looking at me but that wasn't out of the ordinary. She did enjoy playing in the tall grass which gave me some great shots of the back of her dress. It was early in the day but the sun was high enough in the sky (with it being summer and all) that the only good spots for light were in the shade. I brought my flash which lasted halfway through. With this being a quick trip that was the last thing on my mind. Too bad my back-ups were dead too. Anyways the second half of my photos weren't great. I was so quick with trying to capture her cuteness that I didn't really stop to change the settings. I still adore these photos even if they are not really of the quality that I pref to put behind my name.

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Whitehair | Family Whitehair Family

In home Portraits | Abilene, KS

Newborn + One Year + Family


Another beautiful baby girl was added to the Whitehair family. Our friends Tony and Christy introduced Julianne to their family on April 12. It was the perfect time to get in newborn, family and one year old photos all at once. Julianne was four days new and Abigail had just turned one when we took their photos in home. The girls did so well sitting through photos and transitioning through multiple shots, there was very little fussing. The girls both look like their daddy, Julianne with her full head of hair and Abigail has so much personality. Julianne had her pictures taken with her baby quilt that Christy made her. Abigail wore her purple and white birthday outfit which was just to cute Both Tony and Christy are K-State alumni so of course we had to do their family photos in K-State gear.

How adorable are these four!

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Evelyn Rose | One Year Evelyn Rose

One Year Portraits | Topeka, KS


My baby girl is one year old. I don't know where the time has gone. She has grown so fast right before my eyes. She is just a wonder to behold and so much fun.

For this photo shoot I when down the road from our house to a trail with a much shade as I could find. I took these photos a little late, they were actually taken on my birthday. She was not really having it and fussed through most of the session. But, I was able to get some really cute ones of her smiling and laughing at daddy. I used her baby quilt for her to sit on which was perfect with her birthday dress and boots. These have to be just about my favorite photos I've taken of her so far.


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