Andrea Stitt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Andrea Stitt Photography (Andrea Stitt Photography) Sat, 18 Jul 2020 21:39:00 GMT Sat, 18 Jul 2020 21:39:00 GMT Andrea Stitt Photography: Blog 120 80 Emma | Window Watching Emma Mini-Mini Session

at Home | Pratt, KS

I just want to keep capturing every moment of the girl. She will be one too soon for this mama. I'll just keep stopping time with these memories for myself.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) baby blue butterflies dress girl lighting window Sat, 18 Jul 2020 21:39:26 GMT
Evelyn Tball 2020 Evelyn Tball Session

Lemon Park | Pratt, KS

Evelyn loves baseball. She is always wanting to hit or throw a ball. The only problem is that she has gotten so good that the ball will not stay in our yard anymore, or I fear for my windows and siding. So needless to say my girl can throw and hit. We taught her to hit from a pitch so for her hitting off a tee is a different feel. When we were driving to our spot she asked me not to take too long with pictures. "I don't want a lot of pictures". Well just give me ten minutes, which I bet I didn't even go that long, and then I would let her ride her bike. Turns out she also wanted to run the bases, luckily this year she waited until we were done. These may be rushed pictures as usual, but I always enjoy them. She wanted her hair in a bun up on top of her head so that her hair would not be down. "so that I look like a boy". Don't ask me why, but that is what she wanted. These photos are for me, so I do not care.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) baseball blue fence field girl glove grass tball Wed, 15 Jul 2020 18:43:04 GMT
Emma Nine Months Emma Jane Nine Month Session

Backyard | Pratt, KS


Well she is growing up so fast, I can't seem to keep track of the time. She is almost ten months and here I am taking her pictures for nine months. She has such a personality and is getting to be so aware of everything. She loves to clap and make all kinds of noises. We are working in blowing kisses and she makes the cutest squishy face. She only has one tooth so far which makes her smile so adorable. She is crawling everywhere and standing up on everything. We are discovering all kinds of new things which means more baby proofing. Her favorite person has to be her big sister, though she loves mum and da da. One of her favorite things to do is watch big sis take a bath, that and she loves her own water play.

Not to mention, but how cute is this dress! She just happened to have the perfect matching bow.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) baby blanket bow girl grass pink Sun, 12 Jul 2020 01:48:02 GMT
Johnathan + Bre | Engagement Johnathan + Breann Engagement Session

Lemon's Park | Pratt, KS


I really enjoyed this session. It was been a long time since I have had the opportunity to capture pictures for a wonderfully fun couple. To top it off, they are getting married in June. I simply can not wait. For this session we were able to get the every last bit of sunlight left from the day. Between really cool backdrops and warm sun rays, we captured some great photos of these two. Not to mention their personality, which was evident throughout the whole session, shows up in quite a few of these teasers. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Couple Engagement Truck Sun, 29 Apr 2018 02:43:00 GMT
Evelyn | Cotton Field Evelyn Mini Session

Cotton Fields | Pratt, KS


I have been wanting to take pictures in a cotton field for some time. This was my first chance and it didn't disappoint. Sunset was the perfect time, the pinks and blues of the sky made a nice background. The glow of the sunset even showed up on Evelyn's face. I love the way these colors play together and the blue of her dress really pops. We could've went further into the cotton field to get better photos but Evelyn was not really having it. She really only gave me these few good photos. It was windy and she was cold and hungry but she still rocked these session. As always she finds something to hold on to to make her way through the quick session. Even when she tells me she wants to go home, I know that I can tell her she will get ice cream if I want her to take a few more.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) blue boots cotton dress evelyn field girl plant sunset white Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:22:56 GMT
Evelyn | Paisley Dress Evelyn Mini Session

It's Fall| Pratt, KS


This was literally one of those moments where I asked Evelyn if she wanted her picture taken and she said yes. She ran right to the back door before I had the change to even consider what I was going to do. There was not planning. I looked in her closet and after a few tries we settled on this dress. Of course she had to wear he boots, which were on the wrong foot the whole time (something I noticed once we got back inside). My mom brought apples in a basket just the weekend prior so I grab it for a prop and her rocking chair to sit in. I was really pleased with how the portraits of her turned out. Those seem to always be her best. Anything else she is just playing around, as you can see but the second to last photo. I wanted some of her standing so you could really see how cute she looked, but that idea was spoiled and our session was cut short. Needless to say we had a run-in with the dog and needed a good cry. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) apple basket dress evelyn girl grass lighting red rocking chair tree Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:04:05 GMT
Evelyn | Bama Dog Evelyn Mini Session

Bama Dog| Pratt, KS


As sweet as this session was, this was about all I got from these two. One would cooperate while the other ran away, and then they would switch places. I had Evelyn hold dog food in her hand just to get Bama to sit by her side. It worked obviously but I would have liked to have had more from this shoot. I think we may try something like this again.

I added the last photo just for fun. Who doesn't love a sour face?!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) basket child dog dress football girl Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:30:00 GMT
Evelyn | Sorghum Field Evelyn Mini Session

Sorghum Field| Pratt, KS


I really had intentions of finding a sunflower field to take Evelyn's pictures, but I had no such luck. The one I found was an hour away and I really didn't want to make the drive just for my own benefit. So we drove and I found a perfect spot in between two sorghum fields. One thing to make note of is bug spray, we were swarmed by sweat bees the whole time. This is one good thing about taking photos for a maximum of fifteen minutes, you can pack up when you've had enough. Another thing to make note, Evelyn is a future model. I don't know how she does it but as I have stated before I do not pose her. I did set the chair where I wanted it, she kept moving it, and I did tell her to stand inside the first row. Other than that, these are all her, "I stand here", no "here", and so on. There were some really candid moments of her during this session and you can view them on her full gallery page.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) child field flowers girl lighting orange Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:30:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) blue bow crate dress girl green phone red smile toddler trees Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:45:09 GMT
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. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) apple blankets girl lighting pink teepee toddler Thu, 03 Aug 2017 17:49:01 GMT
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

(Andrea Stitt Photography) black and white blue family girls in-home lighting wheat field Sat, 01 Jul 2017 05:49:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) blue field green sunset windmill Thu, 15 Jun 2017 19:37:13 GMT
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.

Other Place BarnOther Place Barn Other Place BarnOther Place Barn Lake Perry SunriseLake Perry Sunrise Barn Between the TreesBarn Between the Trees Pond at DuskPond at Dusk Kansas Twilight StreamKansas Twilight Stream

(Andrea Stitt Photography) artwork brick paintings Tue, 06 Jun 2017 01:07:00 GMT
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!


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Girl Grass Lighting Stripes Toddler Toys Fri, 02 Jun 2017 01:07:00 GMT
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!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Blanket Blue Evelyn Forest Polka-dots Sunrise Trail Trees Weeds Yellow Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:00 GMT
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. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Birthday Blocks Blue Books Flowers Pink Quilt Table Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:24:40 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Brick Crate Evelyn Girl Pink Wall Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:15:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Bear Crate Cupcakes Hearts Quilt Red Toddler Toys Valentine's Day Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:06:00 GMT
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!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Boy Christmas Dress Girl Red Santa Stroller Toddlers Tree Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:06:00 GMT
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!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Blue Boy Flooring Newborn Stripes Sat, 26 Nov 2016 22:06:00 GMT
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!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Boy Family Light Orange Sunset Trees Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:06:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Chair Dress Girl Trees Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:06:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Boy Flag Girl Quilt Red Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:06:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Chair Grass Green Red Stars Trees Sun, 03 Jul 2016 21:06:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Blue Daughter Family Father Grass Green Mother Quilt Tree Sat, 25 Jun 2016 21:06:00 GMT
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.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Blanket Blonde Dress Girl Grass Landscape One Orange Sandals Toddler Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:48:27 GMT
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!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Family Flooring Girl K-State Lace Purple Quilt White Sun, 01 May 2016 13:58:00 GMT
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.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Grass Green Quilt Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:58:00 GMT
Lucas, Deacon, Evelyn | Child Session Lucas, Deacon, Evelyn

Cousin Portraits | Topeka, KS


These three are just months apart from one another. Evelyn had just turned one a few days prior to these photos. Deacon was almost thirteen months and Lucas was just a little over fifteen months old. Evelyn and Deacon are actual cousins and cousins with Lucas once removed. If you happen to look close enough you may notice some similarities between the three of them. As you can image with toddlers who are walking, or in Evelyn's case just starting to walk, there was not a lot of sitting time. Hence why there are fewer photos of Deacon, he was too busy running around. The sunset made for a lovely backdrop, though I am not a fan of sunspots, but I worked with what I had. Our attempt was just to just one photo of the three of them together. I don't if we actually succeeded but we got some cute ones in the process.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Blanket Blue Boys Cousins Crate Girl Grass Outside Toddlers Trees Yellow Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:12:00 GMT
Evelyn | Birthday Evelyn Rose

365 days new | Topeka, KS


The day is here, Evelyn is one years old! My baby girl is no longer a baby, she is now a full fledged toddler. She has come so far so fast. Every day she changes and is just days away from walking across the whole house. She can climb, dance, high five, clap, shake her head, and so much more. She eats like a champ and babbles like crazy. She has a full head of blonde curly on the ends hair. She is so beautiful it's crazy. She still doesn't have any teeth but that first one is just about to come through. We have started introducing her to milk these past few weeks. She only had about a month of formula so we were really lucky with her taking to cows milk so well. She goes to the bathroom on her potty, only when mommy notices what she's about to do. She does it so well it should be a snap getting her fully trained. She is in that stage where it's "stranger danger", so she is shy when she first sees someone. Her personality is bubbling so I am so excited to see where she will take us here in the future.

For her birthday I wanted to surprise her with waking up to balloons in her bed which she loved throwing at daddy. We attempted at taking her smash cake photos but never got them finished. So, I have pictures of her cake and her but not the two of them together because she never got to eat it.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Balloons Bed Birthday Blue Girl Gold Pink Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:28:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 52 Easter Evelyn Rose

358 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn's Easter photos were this week. A big celebration since she was born on Easter last year. I put together this set-up with gifts she had received on the day she was born and from Easter this year. She looked adorable in her little dress playing with her plastic eggs. This was one photo shoot she actually cooperated for. She smiled and giggled for me as she tore apart the props opening and closing the suitcase, with the bunny rabbit still in it. The egg basket was used as her very first prop. She laid in it not touching either end and now, she can stand next to it. Our little girl has grown up so fast and is an absolute wonder to behold.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Blue Bunny Dress Easter Eggs Flowers Girl Lamb Pink Stripes Suitcase Yellow Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:57:00 GMT
Evelyn Week 51 | Evelyn Thank You Evelyn Rose

353 days new | Topeka, KS


This week was a little difficult taking photos of Evelyn. She is miss grumpy pants when it comes to taking pictures. She refuses to smile for mommy, all I get is a scowl. I guess that is what I get for taking her pictures before her nap time. There were a few shots here and there were she had an adorable grin on her face while she was dancing around. At the end she was not having it so I gave her a bottle and she was happy as a clam, until I took it away and then I knew the shoot was over. I took these series of photos for a single purpose and that was for her birthday party. Guests are getting a little thank you gift from Evelyn and I guess they are just going to have to deal with miss grumpy gills.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Banner Birthday Color Crown Girl Letter One Sign Thank You Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:02:05 GMT
Week 50 | Evelyn Travels Evelyn Rose

343-349 days new | Topeka, KS


I knew this would happen sooner or later, I did not take a single photo of Evelyn this week. Not a single one. Let me tell you why. We were running around the whole western side of Kansas that is why. Monday we were near Hutchinson and Thursday through Saturday we were in Colby. Needless to say that Tuesday and Wednesday were spent recuperating and preparing. We had a birthday party on Saturday for Mr. Deacon and I did not capture a single picture of Evelyn which is so unlike me. I guess you will have to wait for the next week's post to get your Evelyn fix.

I am sorry.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Empty Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 49 Evelyn is One Evelyn Rose

340 days new | Topeka, KS


My baby girl is growing up so fast. I am starting to take her first birthday photos already and I don't like it. For that matter neither does she. As you can tell she looks grumpy in these photos. I don't blame her, she was tired. Right after we finished this session she took a three hour nap, if that says anything for her mood. For these photos I used some props that I had made, her tutu and gold sparkled "one" onesie. The letter "E" was a gift and it worked perfect for this shoot. Her blue crown was bought at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City last fall. These few photos were all I was able to get considering the fact that in the majority of the ones I did get she was crying. Either was she was adorable and these are a great precursor for the photos to come. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birthday Blue Girl Gold Grey Letters One Poms Tutu Yellow Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:42:24 GMT
Evelyn | 11 Months Evelyn Rose

11 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is on her way to walking. Yes she is very mobile. Before she is one I can see her running. If you put her walker in front of her, she takes off. She is standing up on her own from a sitting position, which is just crazy. She knows just what she wants and she goes for it which means she can open cabinet doors now. So guess who had to put in baby locks, not that it stops her from sticking her hands in the cabinet. She loves to stand and stare out the windows and talk to the dogs still. She has to be able to see them while she is eating I turn her chair to the window. If they are inside she loves to give them handouts. She loves food and blowing raspberries while she is eating, which may be funny but isn't always fun when she spits on you. She loves patty-cake and clapping her hands. She can even clap your hands. She loves her animal book which gives all the sounds the animals makes. She tries to repeat the words you say which is just adorable. Having conversations with her is so much fun. She can sit there and entertain herself all night long, which is better entertainment than the TV. She will stand next to the couch propped up against it to watch TV for awhile before moving onto the next thing.

How can my little girl be one month away from being ONE. She is just amazing and wonderful. I can't imagine life without her.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Flowers Girl Stripes White Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:54:23 GMT
Evelyn | Week 48 Gannon's Birthday Party Evelyn Rose

335 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn went to her first birthday party this last week. Gannon turned one and we were there to help celebrate. Evelyn was a little diva in her sunglasses and stern looking face. The day was beautiful so we were able to enjoy the nice weather outside the venue room. Gannon's grandpa Daddy was holding Evelyn and I captured some endearing photos of the two of them. Evelyn and Gannon love to play together and I got some cute photos of the two of them interacting.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birthday Blue Girl Hat Overhalls Party Pink Polka dots Stripes Sunglasses Sun, 06 Mar 2016 03:30:00 GMT
Gannon | One Year + Cake Smash Gannon Ray

1 Year and Cake Smash Portraits | Topeka, KS


Our friends son turned one on March 1. I had the privilege of taking his photos for the occasion a few weeks prior. I set-up a backdrop in their home and used simple props to capture some endearing photos. He had a rocking chair and I brought the crate, both for him to sit on. We brought out his Tonka truck that we also used for his newborn photos, what a difference a year makes! He may not have smiled through every photo but he is absolutely adorable none the less. His blue eyes are just captivating, and so are his rosy cheeks! I also made him a smash cake for some fun at the end of the shoot. Found out he doesn't care much for frosting, which is probably a good thing.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birthday Blue Boy Cake Dots Overhalls Pendant Truck Thu, 03 Mar 2016 18:42:22 GMT
Evelyn | Week 47 Evelyn Eats Evelyn Rose

327 days new | Topeka, KS


I have come to the conclusion that when Evelyn grows up she will see these photos and have an opinion about them that is less than flattering. Right now, when it is all that can do to get a picture taken of her, these photos are adorable. Yes here is Evelyn eating. You want to know why, it is because I have to give her something to stick in her mouth to calm her down. This for some reason always happens when I try to take her picture. That is unless daddy is around, but he never is when I try to take her weekly photos. I needed a photo to put on her invitations and all I wanted was a smile, did I get it no. What I got was a grumpy baby who started to cry and throw a fit. So for all of you wondering how these sessions really go, this is exactly how they go, baby crawling behind the backdrop and all.

Here is how it starts. I give her something to appease her while I try to set-up. She doesn't like anything on her head so she messes it up. She eats a cookie and gets cookie all over her face. It was either that or give her ice and get her shirt soaking wet. I change her shirt and put her in front of the backdrop, she screams at me because she has to sit still. She plays with the backdrop some, I put her back. She screams some more so I reach for the only thing I can find, an avocado. I take it, she screams. I give her some ice, end of story, baby wins.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Backdrop Crying Flowers Food Girl Pink White Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:06:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 46 Valentine's Day + Boxer Onesie Evelyn Rose

314 + 319 days new | Topeka, KS


Valentine's day few on a Sunday so I got to snap a few photos of Evelyn early on this week. She on the other hand was more interested in eating the sticker than even thinking of looking at me for photos.

I was running out of ideas for this week, which has been my thing lately, when I realized there was a onesie I wanted photos of. I put Evelyn in it just decided to snap away and whatever she did was just going to be it. What I realized was that I had already done that way back when all she could do was roll from side to side. So for this week we are revisiting Evelyn at play. The onesie that was to be the focus only showed up once. I made an applique boxer onesie as one of Evelyn's Christmas presents. It is adorable but Evelyn just made it even cuter. She also is playing with another Christmas present, the lady bug car, which is just as cute itself. I had to say, again, that Evelyn's facial expressions just take the cake on this one.




(Andrea Stitt Photography) Blue Bow Boxer Car Dog Flooring Girl Hearts Holiday Ladybug Pink Play Red Tutu White Sun, 21 Feb 2016 00:45:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 45 Welder's Daughter Evelyn Rose

312 days new | Topeka, KS


One of Evelyn's Christmas gifts to her daddy was a onesie that said "Proud to be a Welder's Daughter". This was one of my favorites presents I found, it was just adorable and even more so on Evelyn. She had some pink leggings that went perfect with it too. I figured to best way to take photos of her in it would be to have her daddy in the photos with her as well. Since he is the only one who can get her to smile and cooperate in her photos anyways it was the perfect plan. She glanced up at him lovingly with those sweet eyes and beautiful smile. It just melts your heart to see the two of them together.

I must add that her hair is becoming wild and crazy. Her curls sometime just don't want to stay down, this day was one of those days. Also, yes Jeremy's shirt just magically appears to have a Batman logo on it in some photos and not others. It's called cloning, and I got tired of doing it to every photo so only half of them are edited that way.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Black Daughter Girl Leggings Pink Welder Tue, 16 Feb 2016 19:08:31 GMT
Evelyn | Week 44 Valentine's Day Evelyn Rose

305 days new | Topeka, KS


With it being one week until Valentines day I decided to take a themed photo shoot of little Evelyn. It took me four tries to get anything worth while but it was all worth it in the end. Lets just say that it is easier to take photos when daddy is there to keep the peace and make her smile. She either did not want to corporate because she was tired, was trying to run away or was eating the props. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but then again it rarely ever is. Here is the end result with a little background editing in my favorite.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Background Blanket Girl Glitter Hearts Lace Pink Red Valentines Sun, 07 Feb 2016 20:39:00 GMT
Evelyn | 10 Months Evelyn Rose

10 Months | Topeka, KS


We have a ten month old. It's crazy that I am saying that already. She has gotten so big and still she is so tiny. She is short and in 6/9 month clothes still. She loves to play, and babble, and yell and giggle. She runs amuck around the house with me chasing after her keeping her from climbing all over the dogs or playing with things I never thought she could reach. She's sneaky and quiet. You don't notice she has left the room until she squeals and you hear something drop on the floor. She enjoys looking out the window which are just at the right height for her little frame. She loves crumpling and shredding paper, watching things drop on the floor, standing on her tippi toes, and gnawing on everything. She loves fruit, especially bananas and oranges. If she sees something she wants she will do everything she can to get it and there is no trying to hide it from her. Since she was two months old she was able to sleep through the night, but it was never consistent day to day. Now most every night she sleeps for a nice nine hour stretch, which is nice for me. She is standing most of the time and learning to stand on her own. Her attempts at walking are short, she gets distracted and seems more interested in reaching her destination quicker. One of her favorite things is to wave at everyone, which just melts your heart. Just recently she learned to clap and loves to play patty cake. Mommy and baby dance everyday now which has become our favorite time of day. But play time with daddy is the best because he can make her giggle and squeal like no other. She is our little wonder and is the best thing in our lives.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Polka-dots White Yellow Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:37:27 GMT
Evelyn | Week 43 Caterpillar Evelyn Rose

298 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is honoring her daddy with this weeks photos. Jeremy works as a welder at Caterpillar in Wamego building buckets. So of course Evelyn just happens to have toy excavator and dump trucks and a Caterpillar shirt Jeremy got from work. And of course I just had to take photos of them. This week I wanted to do my editing a little differently. I wanted a dreamy scene showing Evelyn playing in a painted background with mountains, trees and a bright sky. I may just be winging it but I really like the way the effect came out. I also played around a little more with textured backgrounds in the last two shown. My subject was being absolutely adorable the whole time giving the cutest facial expressions.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Caterpillar Crate Girl Green Orange Toys Truck Yellow Sun, 31 Jan 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 42 Basket Evelyn Rose

292 days new | Topeka, KS


I knew I needed to take Evelyn's photos celebrating her ninth month, and that I was running low on time left to do it, so what better time than now. I needed two days and Jeremy's help to get it accomplished, but I was done. Yes she is lovely and adorable, but she is also on the run and doesn't care to look at you unless you are daddy. You may notice her attention is elsewhere. That would be daddy trying to keep her still for longer than two seconds so mommy could snap a photo. I am back to using my doorway with fabric backdrops. The main reason for that is because my beadboard wall has a buffet table in front of it so I can no longer us it. The other reason, she is getting bigger and I am in need of more vertical space. I used one of my favorite backdrops and found the perfect outfit to match. The basket was my failed attempt at getting her to stay still. By giving her something to latch onto other than me, I figured I would be able to take the photos myself. I was however wrong and that is why it took me two days. The last photos shown with her and her toy cake were a tad overly exposed (I was standing up and I forgot to adjust my flash accordingly). I decided to work a little on my editing and turned down the contrast to compensate for her glaring face. I rarely do this but in this case it almost looks like her head is glowing, which is a nice "mistake" effect.


I really would love to hear what you think. Give me your opinions on what you like or even what you don't like. Which photos are your favorite or your least favorite? Tell me all in the comment section below.

Take into account these are fast photo shoots and I am working with a squirrely baby.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Blue Book Cake Chevron Flowers Girl Green Grey Pattern Plaid Quilt Smile Stripes Toys Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:28:09 GMT
Evelyn | Week 41 Telephone Evelyn Rose

284 days new | Topeka, KS


This weeks photo shoot was based on another one of Evelyn's Christmas presents. Though this present was from her grandma, a toy telephone. How adorable is Evelyn playing with this toy? There wasn't much time to take her photos for two reasons. One reason being that she moves fast and another was because the battery on my camera died. No matter either way I was able to capture some precious moments. One good thing did come from this shoot, she is perfectly fine with a clip in her hair. Apparently she doesn't even notice it which is better than her grabbing at headbands and smacking herself in the face with them.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Dress Flowers Girl Orange Phone Red Toy Sat, 16 Jan 2016 17:15:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 40 Rocking Chair Evelyn Rose

277 days new | Topeka, KS


One of Evelyn's Christmas presents was a handmade rocking chair from her great grandpa. For this week I decided to go back to my themed photo shoots of Evelyn and I used that chair for the focal point. Her dress was also a Christmas present which was adorable with it's little applique owl. I must say that once again Evelyn's expressions stole the show. She managed to stay put for the whole session even though the whole time she was watching the dogs walk by. The last photo pretty much sums up that portion. I just can't get enough of her personality. Her hair is getting long, curly and unmanageable sticking out in all directions. I guess it just adds to her cuteness.

Also if you ever wonder why she never has any indication that she is a girl atop her head, it's because she pulls it off as soon as you put anything on her head.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Backdrop Blue Brown Dress Flooring Girl Owl Rocking Chair Wood Sat, 09 Jan 2016 17:37:19 GMT
Evelyn | 9 Months Evelyn Rose

9 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is only three months away from being one year old. Where has this year gone? She is standing now which means she is that much closer to walking. She can move her walker a few steps but is not walking with it just yet. She loves to wave at everyone, all the time. She just started blowing raspberries, it's almost her favorite thing to do. She loves to eat. I have yet to find anything she wont eat. Her smiles and giggles are still the greatest thing in the whole world. I think she is just amazing and I can't wait to see what the future holds for our family.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Flowers Girl Love Polka-dots Smiles Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:11:00 GMT
Stitt | Family Jeremy, Andrea + Evelyn Stitt

Family Portraits | Topeka, KS


Our family Christmas photos are here! I may have taken them later than expected and after the holidays but non-the-less they are here. With the decorations still up I wanted to get our whole family together to get some pictures taken. Well, two family members chose not to corporate so they are not shown (the dogs). We did manage to show both sides of our family as we took photos in our Chiefs gear. Our family wouldn't be complete without showing off our team spirit. It was a little difficult to get Evelyn to look at the camera and be happy at the same time. Thanks to our behind the scenes help we got some great shots in.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Background Chiefs Christmas Family Fireplace Football Girl Jersey Lighting Santa Stockings Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:10:27 GMT
Evelyn | Week 39 Christmas Part II Evelyn Rose

265 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn's second family Christmas was wonderful time spent with family. I never managed to take any photos of Evelyn for this week other than these of her opening presents so this is what you get for her weekly blog. I was going to take family photos, those are to come at a later date, so here is Evelyn in her pajamas ringing a bell and being adorable.  

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Chrismas Green Paper Presents Red Toys Tue, 29 Dec 2015 17:45:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 38 Christmas Day Evelyn Rose

263 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn's first Christmas was wonderful. We were able to celebrate with those that we love. Christmas morning we had our little family Christmas where Evelyn opened her presents from us. I made her a boxer onesie and got her a welder's daughter onesie from her dad. Jeremy has gotten me a charm every Christmas and last year he surprised me with a matching bracelet for Evelyn. This year she got her second charm. Our dogs were not left out either, they both got matching Chiefs shirts.

We spent time at Jeremy's grandpa's house were she got a beautiful handmade rocking chair. And of course at my parents house she was spoiled we wonderful presents as well. She got a cute lamb rocking chair, but as you can see she was more interested in her tights.

I can't forget to mention how much I love her facial expressions. I think they make every photo that much more special.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Christmas Family Girl Love Presents Red Rocking Chair Tree Sat, 26 Dec 2015 19:11:00 GMT
Evelyn | 36 Weeks 6 Days Christmas Dress Evelyn Rose

257 days new | Topeka, KS


I wanted a Christmas family portrait taken and all I got was a picture of baby Evelyn. She's absolutely adorable and I just want to squeeze her cute little cheeks. This impromptu photo shoot was taken at the in-law's house in their family room and I just love how it turned out.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Christmas Fireplace Girl Santa Mon, 21 Dec 2015 23:12:36 GMT
Evelyn | Week 37 Christmas Present Evelyn Rose

255 days new | Topeka, KS


Since Evelyn likes to move faster than I can snap a good photo, this week she's in a present box. She didn't really want to look at me, half of the photos were the back of her head. The other half she was giving me all sorts of crabby facial expressions. I just loved her outfit with her striped leggings. Her headband didn't last long, the clip came off after about two seconds and the band a minute later. The Chief's bear was my attempt at giving her something that was cute for her to play with. She of course only wanted to play with the ornaments and eat the box. Here are one's I was able to get of her adorable front side.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bear Chiefs Christmas Deer Girl Green Headband Polka Dots Presents Red Stockings Stripes Tree Mon, 21 Dec 2015 02:18:20 GMT
Evelyn | Week 36 Under the Tree Evelyn Rose

244 days new | Topeka, KS


It's that time of year, Christmas! To celebrate this special time of year I have some pictures of Evelyn under our Christmas tree. She loves to get into everything so in order for her to sit still long enough for me to snap a few photos I had to give her something to hold onto. She also can't stand having anything on her head so her headband only lasted for two photos. My attempt at getting the tree lights to glow wasn't exactly what I wanted, but the subject matter in the foreground was more of the focus anyways. I will have to try these photos again, until then here is baby Evelyn's backside. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Christmas Girl Green Headband Lights Red Tree Thu, 10 Dec 2015 02:00:00 GMT
Evelyn | 8 Months Evelyn Rose

8 Months | Topeka, KS


Another month has gone by and Evelyn has hit another milestone. Just within this week she has started crawling. Yes I said it, crawling. She is on the move. If I thought she was into everything before, she is even more so now. It's just absolutely amazing how fast time goes by and how fast they change. She started sitting up in bed, all on her own. Then the next thing I knew she was kneeling, pulling herself up on the railing. The very next day she was standing. She is pulling herself up on furniture, not standing but trying to. Her food repertoire is growing everyday. I have yet to find anything that she'll turn her nose up to. She enjoys fruits, but just like her daddy she loves her veggies. She is vocal, talking to anyone she sees. Though when it comes to men she's a big 'ole cheese. Her giggles, laughter and smiles just light up our lives. She looks up at you with those baby blues and you just can't help but fall under her spell. I am so in love with this little, amazing, wonderful baby girl.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Polk-dots White Yellow Sat, 05 Dec 2015 19:41:00 GMT
Evelyn | Week 35 Crawling Evelyn Rose

241 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn has a new talent she mastered this week. It's just a little thing called crawling. Let me tell you for such a itty bitty thing she sure gets around fast. She of course is into everything, so I'm glad my house was already dog proof.  It also just happened to come at the perfect time, right when mommy wanted to start Christmas decorating. As you can probably guess photos of little missy may be coming to an end. She obviously doesn't sit still long enough anymore. I guess we will have to become a little more creative.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Christmas Crawling Girl Milestone Tree Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:34:30 GMT
Evelyn | Week 34 Thanksgiving Evelyn Rose

234 days new | Topeka, KS


This week was Thanksgiving so naturally I waited until then to take Evelyn's photos. Actually, I was so busy I never got the chance until then but, the holiday is a better excuse. We went to Colby to have Evelyn's first Thanksgiving with Jeremy's sister and her husband's family. Evelyn and her cousin Deacon had a ball getting to play with each other, and eat some yummy food. Evelyn's turkey overalls were just too dang cute on her even though they were a tad to big for her.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Family Girl Holiday Playtime Thanksgiving Turkey Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:56:34 GMT
Cote-Griggs | Wedding Celebration Cote-Griggs

Wedding Celebration | Berryton, KS


My sister is married! After 7 years all I can say is it's about time. I could not be more happier for her and Pat! These photos are from that weekend's events.

Friday night I took a few photos of Evelyn for her weekly shoot and turns out uncle Pat just adores her. Saturday morning while we were all getting our hair done I captured some shots of the hectic scene that was our hotel room. If you can count, we had fifteen people in the room at one time. My sister was going for a 50's wedding theme so our hair styles were to reflect that. Of course I had to capture some more photos of Evelyn as she played on the bed. During the reception as everything was winding down and we were packing stuff up I snapped some photos of everyone on the dance floor. Turns out the boys have some moves.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bride Children Dancing Family Friends Mother Reception Up-do's Wedding Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:46:26 GMT
Evelyn | Week 33 Evelyn and Her Dogs Evelyn Rose

229 days new | Topeka, KS


Another moment in time I had to capture. The moment was almost perfect, the conditions were not but I went with it anyways. It was getting down to the wire for taking Evelyn's weekly photos. The dogs were cuddling and I thought why not just put Evelyn in between them and take a picture. Of course it wasn't as easy as it sounded. The dogs wouldn't lay down unless it was on a blanket. The blanket I laid out for them apparently wasn't up to their liking so they picked a different one. Evelyn had to stick her tongue out the whole time, which is her new thing. I attempted putting her in the foreground so you could see the dogs in the background. Evelyn wanted to crawl instead.

This is what I got.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Denium Dogs Dress Girl Lace Overhalls Quilt White Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:49:53 GMT
Evelyn | 31 Weeks 6 Days Overalls Evelyn Rose

222 days new | Topeka, KS


There are those moments in time that you just have to capture, even though you took your weekly photos the day before. This was one of those moments.

Evelyn was adorable in her overalls. Her smile was too perfect not to capture. I didn't even care about all the distraction in the background. These weekly photos are meant to show Evelyn's daily life and this session was the perfect example of that.

I took so many photos that I just had to share them all. How could I not look at that face!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Flowers Girl Overalls Smile White Wood Yellow Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:38:26 GMT
Evelyn | Week 32 Pearl Snaps Evelyn Rose

221 days new | Topeka, KS


Sometimes you find an outfit and it sparks and idea for photos. This week I wanted to capture Evelyn's photos with her in this cute bib dress and pearl snap bodysuit, until I actually attempted to take her photos. When did she get so big? She is into everything. I sat her down outside and all she wanted to do was eat the leaves. I was able to get one photo in but she wasn't even looking at me. That and the sun was throwing glares at me. So I took her inside and used my backdrop wall that I haven't used in forever. The floor really went well with what she was wearing but I did take her out of her dress so you could see her pearl snap onesie better. And oh my goodness is Evelyn full of facial expressions. These faces are new this week too. She sucks in her lips and smiles at you which just looks hilarious. I can hardly recognize her from week to week she is changing so much. But she is still my beautiful baby girl. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Beadboard', Dress, Denium, Grass, Trees, Lighting Flooring Girl Pearl Snaps Pink Plaid White Sat, 14 Nov 2015 02:00:48 GMT
Evelyn | Week 31 Wedding Evelyn Rose

215 + 216 days new | Topeka, KS


My sister's wedding was this last weekend and Evelyn was an honorary flower girl. With all the running around last week I was unable to get Evelyn's photos in until Friday night at the rehearsal dinner. My (at the time) future brother-in-law was holding her on the table. All she wanted to was grab his beer, which was empty, and attempt to drink from it. It was adorable but I was too busy laughing and trying to grab the bottle from her to snap of photo of the moment.

The following morning while my sister was getting her hair done I was able to get in a few more photos of her. I had Evelyn sitting on the bed to play and with the comforter being white it was perfect to bounce light off of. She is learning to crawl so when she is on her tummy she rocks back and forth which was what she was doing before she turned to look at me.  

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Aunt Baby Bed Bib Bottle Dress Event Family Girl Lighting Uncle Wedding Thu, 12 Nov 2015 01:00:34 GMT
Emery-Simmons | Family Emery-Simmons

Family | Shawnee County, KS


Family friend Kimberly Simmons and her two boys Wesley and Sam had their family photos taken at what is soon to become my favorite location. I have had the chance in the past to take photos of the boys, but this was the first time taking photos of all of them together. The relationship these two boys have his just precious. It's clear they love each other and it really showed in these photos. It was almost difficult to keep them away from each other. I had to place them near enough to each other that they could hold hands, which they did in most of the photos. You don't see that kind of bond much; it really added that loving touch. Since the boys are at that playful age still, you can image how the session went. Just by looking through these photos you can see their playful side. They were all over the place. Which, yes is hard to get good posed photos. On the other hand, it makes for some really cute in-the-moment poses. Sometimes the best photos are made when families act natural. I didn't have to tell them to give hugs or kisses, they just go for it all on their own and I just stand back and snap away.

...but I want to take photos with my brother.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Autumn Boys Family Landscape Leaves Mom Plaid Quilt Red Trees Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:25:43 GMT
Herbers | Family Herbers

Family | Shawnee County, KS


Our very good friends Glenn, Amber and baby Gannon were up for family photos on a very warm and sunny late October Friday. They are one of my favorite families to capture photos for. This was their first full family photos session since Gannon was more in March. This little guy was mobile and hard to handle, but oh so adorable. The location worked out perfect for them and really made for great photos. I have always wanted to take photos here and was so glad their style and personality matched my vision. Just how cute is Gannon in his hat and bibs. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Autumn Baby Blue Colors Family Field Grass Light Orange Quilt Red Road Trees Yellow Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:08:09 GMT
Evelyn 7 Months Evelyn Rose

7 Months | Topeka, KS


Seven months have gone by. Every day with Evelyn is just a blessing! How can I put into words how much I love her? I really can't, but these photos sum up everything that she is; a bundle of joy. She has grown so much in just one month. She is getting ready for crawling and can sit up by herself. She gets into everything especially since she learned how to roll to get what she wants. She loves to giggle and smile at you all the time. She loves eating food, can feed herself and isn't picky about anything. She loves her toys and bouncing. You sing to her and she grins from ear to ear and giggles. You can take her anywhere and she never complains. She is the best thing that has happened to this family and I can only wait for the wonders she will bring us.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Orange Polka Dots Sticker White Yellow Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:06:15 GMT
Evelyn | Week 30 Laundry + Halloween Evelyn Rose

204 + 209 days new | Topeka, KS


I took photos on two days this week. The first day was just because I could. She was adorable helping me fold clothes so I took advantage of the opportunity. Sometimes the in's-and-out's of daily life are worth capturing.

Photos day two: Evelyn's first Halloween!

This week was hectic and the weather was blah, so I took her photos on Halloween. She had an adorable outfit just for the day and so I had to take her photos in it. She is sitting up so well that I didn't have to worry about her falling backwards anymore. I just love her expressions!



(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Black Cherries Girl Halloween Headband Laundry Orange Rattle Stars Sticker Teether Toys Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:40:12 GMT
Evelyn | Week 29 Pumpkin Patch Evelyn Rose

202 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn had her first trip to the pumpkin patch this weekend. She was dressed up as a bumble bee wearing a hat that was too big for her head, hence the reason she was wearing two. Her personality really showed in these photos. She was making the most adorable facial expressions, which sometimes just make you laugh. And yes, she is a baby and she loves putting things in her mouth. Therefore the whole time she was either eating her dress, a pumpkin or straw. Also if you notice she is sitting up, not fully on her own but pretty close. She wobbles a little still so she needs some support. We used the pumpkins to keep her propped up. But, she has learned to hold onto things to hold herself up. In a few of the photos she has her hands wrapped around the pumpkins at her side, clever girl!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Black and White Bumble Bee Costume Girl Halloween Orange Pumpkins Straw Yellow Thu, 29 Oct 2015 18:47:58 GMT
Evelyn | Week 28 Miss Attitude Evelyn Rose

193 days new | Topeka, KS


So in case you haven't noticed little miss Evelyn is full of attitude. She has even more if she is sleepy. Normally she is full of giggles and smiles, but if you catch her just right she gives you photos like these. There really isn't much else to say about these gems other than how can you not love her. She definitely is my daughter when it comes down to moments like these. Her face and her poses are all me.

I'm so done with this.... Look a birdie... You talking to me... This is what I think of this photo shoot mom... Are we done yet... This stuff is for the birds... Oh look a squirrel... What you looking at... Why are you still here... You don't know what you're talking about... I'm outta here...

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Flowers Girl Grass Pink Polka-dots Stripes Trees Yellow Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:53:10 GMT
Evelyn | Week 27 Play Evelyn Rose

186 days new | Topeka, KS


Evelyn loves to play with her toys so for this week that was our focus. I found a cute little jumper she had not yet worn and laid her on the floor with a blanket and some toys. At first I tried having her sit-up, but as she is not strong enough yet that only lasted so long. She laid on her back and rolled from side-to-side picking up whichever toy, or book, she was interested in. She has a soft book that she loves turning the pages to and eating on. Any of her rattles end up high in the air with her little arm just shaking the stuffing out of.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bear Blanket Book Chiefs Cups Dress Girl Owl Rattle Toys Whinne the Pooh Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:35:00 GMT
Evelyn | 6 Months Evelyn Rose

6 Months | Topeka, KS


Miss Evelyn is 6 months old already! Where has the time gone? She has grown up so fast and is so much fun to be around. She lights up the room with her smiles and giggles. Every photo you take of her is just precious because she has so much personality. Evelyn loves kicking her feet and grabbing a hold of everything. Everything includes you or anything you are holding or anything within her reach. That means your food is hers. She hasn't complained once about anything she has tried either, which is surprising. She is her daddy's girl because she loves vegetables including pickles. She likes cantaloupe, grapes, oranges and tomatoes too. Once she grabs something it automatically goes in her mouth. She will actually scream at you if she is trying to reach something and can't get it in her mouth. She loves talking to herself and yelling as loud as she can. Her giggles are the best thing ever. She is so much like her dad, she will laugh for no reason. Her toys are made for shaking back and forth as hard as her little arm can shake them. She can squirm her way around the floor and tries to pull herself into a sitting position. One of her favorite things still is to stand at all chances. Just recently she liked to sleep on her tummy and take naps wrapped up like a burrito. If she sleeps on her back she sleeps like daddy with her hands above her head. If she so chooses to she can sleep the whole night through, though it's normally around 8 hours in a row. Her loves for her puppies still grows as she giggles and reaches out for them when the are near and smiles at their kisses.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bow Girl Gray Sticker White Yellow Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:37:01 GMT
Evelyn | Week 26 Headband Evelyn Rose

181 days new | Topeka, KS


Well I was getting down to the wire and running out of time to take Evelyn's photos for this week. I didn't know what to do so I just sat her in the rocking chair and snapped away. I loved her new headband so much that I decided that has to be the focal point. Turns out her smile stole the show. I didn't expect her to do anything because I knew she was tired but the just couldn't stop grinning at me. It didn't even matter to me that the photos were not in focus (that happens when the lighting is poor and your subject won't stop moving), all I cared about was her being cute and she sure was!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Bow Flower Girl Headband Smile White Yellow Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:29:33 GMT
Evelyn Week 25 | Mommy + Me Evelyn Rose

172 days new | Topeka, KS


I am so glad I made the decision to take photos with Evelyn. This was one of my favorite photo shoots to do with her. She is so much fun and I was able to hold her the whole time which only made it better. She looked at the camera most of the time. It probably had to do with the fact that when I use my remote it beeps before the shutter releases. I just happened to find two coordinating outfits for both of us. Since mine was a dress you get to see my skinny white legs, oh joy. Little Evelyn was a trooper the whole time and never got fussy, she just wanted to pull my hair, my nose or anything attached to me. So that is why you will see my hair change several times throughout. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Dresses Flower Girl Grass Gray Headband Love Mommy Outside Pink Sweet Trees White Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:31:23 GMT
Evelyn Week 24 | Crib Evelyn Rose

166 days new | Topeka, KS


Holy cow is this getting hard to accomplish weekly! Evelyn is so squirmy that it is almost impossible to take her photo anymore. I know I take her monthly photos of her in her bed but this week I was out of options. The weather wasn't really on my side this week. Besides that, trying to take photos inside is always a chore because it takes forever to set-up and get the lighting right. So I sat her in her bed in hopes of her just staying put on her bottom. Well that lasted about two seconds before she found her feet and plopped right over. So she ended up on her back. The one thing that came out of this session is the fact that these photos show her complete resemblance to her father. She might as well be his twin. I really should have added a bow to her head to stray away from that fact. Though the outfit in itself is enough to say she is a girl.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Flowers Girl Look-a-Like Polka Dots Stripes Yellow Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:58:01 GMT
Evelyn Week 23 | Outside Part V Evelyn Rose

158 days new | Topeka, KS


This week will be the last of Evelyn's outdoor themed photo shoots, at least by herself. Next week I plan to take photos with her. For two reasons, one being I have no photos with her and two just because I can. For these photos I wanted Evelyn to sit up, without me holding her. I found the perfect prop to sit her in, one of our laundry baskets. It was a prop I had not used for her yet since it is quite large. Since it worked out so well you will probably get to see it again in a few weeks. The basket was a little too deep so I added some blankets for some height and she was set to go. The flowers I added were an after thought. They coordinated with the pop of color on her onesie so I decided why not use them. Since Evelyn wants to be holding something at all times I found a stuffed giraffe for her to play with. It actually made the whole thing even cuter. Once again I can not get enough of her blue eyes. At some point down the road there will be photos of her with daddy and you will see where she got those wonderful eyes from.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Blue Flowers Giraffe Girl Grass Orange Pinwheel Ribbon Tree Wicker Yellow Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:39:08 GMT
Evelyn | 5 Months Evelyn Rose

5 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn turned five months old! She changes so much everyday that it is just absolutely amazing to behold. Her favorite things to do include standing, at all costs, and grabbing a hold of everything. Anything you have in your hand is up for grabs and so are you for that matter. My face is one of her favorite things to grab. When I come home from work she is always touching my face. Mostly she reaches for my chin, mouth and nose. It's as if she's saying, "Yep your here, just checking to make sure it's you". She will do the same thing when I put her to bed. I bend down to kiss her and her hands go straight up to touch me; oh the love! Her smiles, giggles and laughs light up our whole world. She is so vocal, pretty much all the time. It would almost be ridiculous if it wasn't so darn cute! Her eyes are the bluest things ever, all thanks to her daddy, whom she looks like more and more every day. Her hair is getting lighter as well, though it still has that lovely red tint to it. What is so much fun to watch is her interaction with her puppy dogs. She loves them so much and lights up whenever they come near her. She reaches right out to touch them and doesn't mind at all their puppy kisses.

Well hello there! I'm adorable, and who are you?

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Green Grey Milestone Numbers Pink Polka-dots White Sun, 06 Sep 2015 02:18:11 GMT
Evelyn | Week 22 Outside Part IV Evelyn Rose

151 days new | Topeka, KS


Here's an example of me having no idea what I am doing but getting amazing results anyway. I found an outfit while cleaning Evelyn's drawers that she had not yet worn. I figured I might as well use it for photos but that was as far as I got. She has this cute little chair I can't wait to use. We tried using it this week but she is not yet strong enough to stay in it for very long. I was too lazing to go back inside to grab a blanket and the only thing I had outside were pillows, so that is what I used. Yes she is laying on outdoor pillows and that is why they are dirty. They were blue and matched her jumper so I just went with it. For as much as she squirms she stayed on the pillow the whole time and never fussed. I was even able to get that coveted photo of her smiling. Enjoy!


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Chevron Flowers Girl Grass Green Headband Jumper Pattern Pillows Smile White Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:18:08 GMT
Evelyn | Week 21 Outside Part III Evelyn Rose

141 days new | Topeka, KS


Sometimes you get your inspiration from the simplest things. This week was one of those times where when I realized how cute Evelyn looked in the outfit I randomly choose, I knew I just had to take advantage of the moment. I basically ran outside with her right then and there to snap a few photos. Let me tell you, that idea doesn't always work. When your child is hungry you end up with these kinds of photos. Two different scenarios, fussy baby or "I need to eat your hand right now" baby. Fussy baby came out when she was neither standing nor sitting but laying down. As you can see when she was standing or sitting all she wanted to do was eat the hand I was trying to use to hold her up. She is about to the point where she needs very little support to do either. This photo shoot was one I just had to share because every day is like this with Evelyn. She is too funny and you all should experience her little quirks. Though I am really looking forward to the photo shoot where I can show you all how adorable she really can be. She loves to giggle and smile and when I can take advantage of that moment, it will be one special day.  

Oh no I fell down! Now to commence screaming and flailing.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Color Feet Girl Grass Hand Hearts Outside Ribbon Stripes Trees Yellow Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:55:34 GMT
Evelyn | Week 20 Outside Part II Evelyn Rose

139 days new | Topeka, KS


This week passed by so fast that I almost didn't get little missy's photos taken! But at the last minute I decided to just wing-it and this is what we came up with! I loved taking her photos outside so much last week that I did it again. This time I just changed the perspective to get a different background while using the exact same location. The time of day was just perfect, right when the sun was shinning its rays through the trees. Evelyn has so many cute little outfits but for this week I choose one she hadn't worn yet, and boy was it adorable on her. The backside was actually the cutest part but I was not successful in getting a very good shot of her little ruffly rear end. The red headband just set it off, making her look like a vintage 50's baby. She wasn't really feeling it but I managed to get a few cute shots in. I might also add that I am not a fan of black and white photos with a pop of color, but the red headband was just so dang cute not to try it.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Black and White Blanket Blue Flowers Girl Grass Lighting Red Trees Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:48:40 GMT
Evelyn | Week 19 Outside Evelyn Rose

131 days new | Topeka, KS


Well we are back in the swing of things again! This week I started a new job at an after school program. We made the decision to have me continue on as a stay-at-home mom, at least for the day, in an effort to save money. Evelyn gets to have her daddy time in the evenings for a few hours while I am out with the other kiddos.

The weather was so nice today and I couldn't resist taking her photos outside. Of course she is such a good sport showing off her pretty blue eyes! There isn't much more to say about them, they speak for themselves.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Dress Flowers Girl Green Headband Magenta Stripes Yellow Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:28:42 GMT
Evelyn | Week 18 Growth + Revist Evelyn Rose

124 days new | Topeka, KS


This week comes with the sad realization that Evelyn is growing and she is growing too fast for my liking. Just holding her I think back to when I first held her and she barely fit into my hands. I got the idea to see if she still fit the second prop I used for her which was a wash basin. She doesn't really fit, her feet hang out but she is in it for the most part. But, look at the comparison to when she was 11 days old and fit end to end in it and wasn't even touching any sides. I was just able to take this one photo and another before she realized she didn't want to be in the basin, as you can tell by her reaction, no smile there! I really don't need to say much else I just sit here and look at my baby as she continues to grow before my very eyes.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basin Blanket Blue Comparison Flowers Girl Grey Growing Orange Ribbon Yellow Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:22:44 GMT
Evelyn | 4 Months Evelyn Rose

4 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is now four months old. Time has gone by so fast making me realize how much I have been in mommy denial to how much she has grown. I notice the weight difference but it's when you think back to when she was first born and how she felt to hold compared to now, and you realize it's a huge difference! Her favorite thing to do, being a happy, adorable baby. She is full of smiles and giggles and all sorts of cute sounds that melt your heart. She loves to play and grab at everything, especially her feet. Everything is up for grabs to go into her mouth, even the clothes she's wearing. She loves standing, with mommy's help, and looking at everyone and everything around her. We just love her to pieces. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Girl Grey Growth Polka Dots Smiles White Yellow Sat, 08 Aug 2015 14:12:18 GMT
Evelyn | Week 17 Bed Evelyn Rose

116 days new | Topeka, KS


With this week's photo session I was at a loss, again. But Pinterest saved me, again. I looked up 3 month old baby photos and viola, I found adorable ideas, imagine that! So here is what I did. I chose a blue outfit to make her eyes pop! I  flipped over the comforter on our bed, you don't want to see the other side considering our dogs always find a way in bed with us sometime in the middle of the night. Then I laid Evelyn down and let her do her thing. This is what you get when you are finally able to use good lighting and have an adorable subject, beautiful photos! can thank me later ;)


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bed Bird Blue Comforter Feet Girl Hands Headband Lighting White Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:01:10 GMT
C.J. + Laura Delfelder Wedding Reception C.J. + Laura | July 11, 2015 Wedding Reception

St. George, KS


I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to take photos for a lovely couple at their wedding reception. C.J and Laura were married on June 27 in Cuchara Colorado. Though I was only there to capture photos for a short time, you could see the love between the two of them and I was glad to apart of it. As the sun was going down we braved the heat and humidity for a short while to sneak in some wonderful photos of the two of them. The venue, Black Jack Hills, was a perfect little rustic hideaway kind of place right off of HWY 24 a short distance between Wamego and Manhattan.



(Andrea Stitt Photography) Cake Candle Couple Dance Dress Family First Dance Grass Lights Married Mason Jar Reception Rustic Sunset Wedding Wood Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:18:01 GMT
Evelyn | Week 16 Bench Evelyn Rose

110 days new | Topeka, KS


So I have come to the conclusion that these weekly photos are to become five minute sessions. Evelyn is no longer taking those hours long naps in between feedings. She usually takes a one-two hour nap once a day around noon, but that doesn't always happen. She is so more alert and ready to play all the time. All I am able to get is about five minutes of her sitting still, for the most part. Last week I showed photos of one side of her room. This week here is a peak at the other side, one little corner of it at least. It's a window seat that is perfect for those times where you want to hide away and read. I made a cushion for it for that exact purpose. It is also a storage bench, stuffed full of who-knows-what at this point.

So for this week, here is Evelyn just chillin'.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Bench Cushion Girl Paisley Pillows White Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:45:47 GMT
Evelyn | Week 15 Evelyn's Room Evelyn Rose

103 days new | Topeka, KS


I realized that I have not posted any photos of Evelyn's room, which is a shame because it is so cute considering how small it is. I really didn't know what to do for this week, hence why I waited until Friday to do it. For some reason while I was sitting in her room I decided to take some of her in her rocking chair because I figured it would be a cute idea. Turns out I was right, and it's probably only because I think she is so cute. I didn't really do any picking up in her room before I took these photos, so you can see how we really use it. Her name banner hanging on the wall was my handiwork as were the curtains and the cover on the lamp. The afghan on the chair, my mom made, and my dad made the bookcases and toy box. One of my favorite items is Noah's ark on the bookshelf which was given to me when I was little by my godmother, my dad's sister-in-law Juanita Cote.  I might add on a side note that right before I took these photos, I had Evelyn in her bed on her stomach so that in case she spit up it wouldn't be on herself. Well I was doing who knows what with my back turned and I hear this banging noise, I turn around and she's staring at me, from her back. Yes indeed, the first time she rolls over and I wasn't looking. Needless to say anytime you put her on her stomach she rolls right back over. Milestone day for sure!


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Banner Bed Blanket Chair Dress Girl Polka dots Room White Yellow Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:38:27 GMT
Evelyn | Week 14 Lake Shawnee Evelyn Rose

93 days new | Topeka, KS


Since it is summer and the weather has been so nice lately I have decided to continue with the outdoor on-location photo shoots. This weeks photos were taken at Lake Shawnee at the Ted Ensley Gardens. There were a couple places that were shaded enough to take photos of little missy without her getting blasted by the sun. I love using this quilt because it's two sides give me two different options to play with, that and I love orange. I picked the first location not only for the shade but for the purple flowers to match her onesie. The layering of plants as nice depth and texture to the background as well. If you don't notice she is fascinated by her hands and putting them in her mouth. I think it is just adorable, as is the way she puts her hand behind her head. I picked the second location for the background alone. There is much more of it and I love the waterfall and small pond. It did start to get a little windy and chilly but she didn't really seem to notice or care. Though, towards the end she was getting sleepy (as you can see by the last photo) and wanted her monkey so I had to get photos in between me pulling her pacifier out.



(Andrea Stitt Photography) Bows Dress Flowers Grass Headband Lake Orange Plants Purple Quilt Trees Water Waterfall Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:22:55 GMT
Evelyn | Three Months Evelyn Rose

3 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is three months old today. This past month she has grown so much. She is so very alert and notices everything. One of her most favorite things to do is just look around, and she will let you know it if you don't give her the space to do it. She loves to play with her toys and just giggle and talk to herself while she's playing. Her little limbs just go flailing around and her smile is just so big. Her strong little grip will just grab a hold of anything with-in her grasp. Most of the time whatever it is she tries to stick in her mouth if she can reach it. The one thing I am so surprised and excited for with her is her ability to make her own schedule. Yes she is so like her momma at have a plan for the day. She wakes up, eats, gets changed and right away has to play or she whines until you put her down. She takes her nap somewhere between 11-2 everyday, you'll know when she just up and passes out. She has to have another play time in the evening around 6. She knows when it's time for bed because around 8 or 8:30 she starts to get fussy. By 9 she is out for most of the night. He favorite number must be 7, just like her momma, because that's how many hours she'll sleep in a row at night. We just love her to pieces and can't get enough of her. Her smile is infectious. She is the life of the party for sure!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Chevron Girl Green Monthly Orange Sun, 05 Jul 2015 17:10:40 GMT
Evelyn | Week 13 Fourth of July + Flowers Evelyn Rose

85 + 86 days new | Topeka, KS


This week was not a typical week. We took our photos on location at Grandma and Grandpa Stitt's house. Deacon was in town so we attempted to get photos of the two of them together with their 4th of July outfits. Needless to say it didn't really work. Evelyn was sleepy so we took some of her by herself. She looked adorable in her little blue jeans and headband.

The next day after we took three month photos of Deacon we got some of sleepy Evelyn again. I just loved the onesie my sister got her so I had to take some of her in it. She really is my little sleeping beauty.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Checks Flag Flowers Girl Headband Holiday Lanterns Plants Quilt Red Shorts Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:13:47 GMT
Deacon Lawrence | Three Months Deacon Lawrence | Three Months

Topeka, KS


To celebrate our nephew Deacon being three months old we took photos of him in all attempts to capture that adorable smile that we so love. It took him awhile to get into the mood of being a playful baby boy, but the pictures leading up to it were just as cute. He's growing so fast and we captured all his big boy achievements. He loves standing and looking at his momma, you can thank her for all the cheesy smiles. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Boy Chair Desk Flowers Laughter Lighting Smiles Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:29:39 GMT
The Other Place The Other Place

Wheaton, KS


One of my favorite locations just happens to be where my grandpa grew up. There is only two full walls left standing of the old rock house. The roof and floor caved in many years ago as did two of the walls. Even with that there are three other buildings and the barn that remain. These make for great spots to take photos. The day itself was perfect, overcast and great temperature. Dark clouds were rolling in which made for some dramatic effect.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Barn Black and White Cactus Fence Flower Hay Bales Lighting Lines Metal Perspective Purple Slats Trees Windmill Wood Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:07:56 GMT
Evelyn | Week 12 Other Place + Wamego City Park Evelyn Rose

79 days new | Wheaton + Wamego, KS


It was the perfect day for taking photos, in one of the best locations. The only downside, Evelyn was just not having it. I went to the Other Place, the farm my grandpa grew up on, to take photos with my sister. We attempted a few locations before we settled on putting her down in front of the hay bales. There I got in a few shots of Evelyn in between her fussy meltdowns. Though all she would do was eat her hands, she was still cute. We went to the park in Wamego to eat lunch and afterwards I took a few more shots of Evelyn. The second go around was almost as bad as the first. All she wanted to do then was hold her monkey, Linus as I call him. So in all of the photos I took of her she is cuddling her wubanub. I took some of her without, but in those she looked like she was just milk drunk, with her arms and legs sprawled all over the place.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Dress Girl Grass Green Hay Bales Headband Monkey Porch Stripes Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:52:28 GMT
Evelyn | Week 11 Newspaper Evelyn Rose

75 days new | Topeka, KS


This weeks was a little hectic so I decided to take some super easy photos of a happy baby. I had wanted to take some newborn photos of her with the newspaper from the day she was born, but never got around to it. So for this week I snuck a few in. Here is little miss, or in this case her head, and the paper. I might add I was more than a little disappointed to find nowhere on the front page a reference to it being Easter Sunday.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birthdate Girl Paper Polka dots Yellow Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:06:30 GMT
Evelyn | Week 10 Chair Evelyn Rose

66 days new | Topeka, KS


For this weeks photos I went with an idea I had written down awhile ago. I was just waiting for the right time to do it and I guess this week was it. I had no idea how I was going to pull it off, the only thing I knew I wanted was this chair. Since last week I used a backdrop, I figured that would be the best thing for this week too. I rummaged through my fabric, pay no mind that I didn't iron it, and found this beauty. I hadn't used it in over a year so I pulled it out and then tried to find her an outfit to match. This cute little dress was actually supposed to be her going home from the hospital outfit. She on the other hand was too small for it then. Now it fits her perfect! This headband I might add just stole the show for me. I fell in love with it as soon as I found it in her box of headbands and bows. I don't even care that I couldn't get her foot to sit just right, she was asleep and not crying at me so I snapped away. That lasted only about nine photos before she rolled over and started fussing, seen in the last photo. I just can't get enough of this little angel and I hope you feel the same way!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Backdrop Blue Brown Chair Flowers Girl Green Grey Headband Stripes Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:52:56 GMT
Evelyn Rose | 2 Months Evelyn Rose

2 Months | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is two months old today. This month she has changed so much. She is staying awake more which means she has more to see. She loves to look around in all directions, meaning you need to be moving with her. Bright lights and anything that moves catches her attention. She could sit up staring for hours. More awake time during the day also means for more sleep time at night. She is at the point where she will sleep between 4-6 hours a night, which is wonderful! Her personality has grown as well. She sticks her tongue out, has great big smiles and coos like crazy. Her grasp is strong in both her hands and her feet. She latches onto anything and everything, especially her wubanub which is her new favorite thing. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Flowers Girl Monthly Polka dots White Yellow Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:25:45 GMT
Evelyn | Week 9 Stuffed Animals Evelyn Rose

60 days new | Topeka, KS


How could I resist using some of her stuffed animals in a photo shoot. Putting her in this basket was just to cherry on top. She is absolutely adorable and even more so in these photos. There isn't really much more to say about that. I just wish I had the idea to use a blanket as a backdrop sooner. This particular blanket was the perfect fit and came from my aunt as a baby shower gift. The pink crochet blanket, she received from the hospital for being born on Easter. The lamb, bear and bunny she got in the hospital. Lamb Chop is the only stuffed animal that was mine to begin with, given to me by my sister.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Bear Blanket Blue Bunny Dress Giraffe Girl Lamb Lamb Chop Pink Raggedy Ann Thu, 04 Jun 2015 21:48:25 GMT
Evelyn | Week 8 Fishing Evelyn Rose

53 days new | Topeka, KS


I had always wanted to do something that was fishing themed. I set these cute little overhauls aside just for this week. Other than knowing what she was to wear, I had no idea as to what I would do. This crate was something I wanted to use at some point and I figured I would use it before she no longer fit. I'll admit this really isn't fishing, I may try to re-do this week, but I can't complain because she nailed this week. Her personality showed and so did her eyes, which are so beautiful. How can you not fall in love with her after seeing these photos!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Black and White Blue Crate Fishing Fishing Pole Girl Overhauls Purple Stripes Fri, 29 May 2015 02:26:02 GMT
Evelyn | Week 7 "Princess and the Pea" Evelyn Rose

46 days new | Topeka, KS


This week I had a starting point for an idea, a tiara. A tiara that just so happened to be one that I had from my senior Winter Formal as an FCCLA candidate. I knew I would always take a photo with it if I were to ever have a daughter. Now that I had the opportunity I couldn't pass it up. I didn't want to just take a photo with her wearing it, I wanted some cute theme or idea to go with it. There were several ideas I had thought of, but didn't know how to execute them. One being the "Princess and the Frog", she doesn't have a frog so I nixed that idea. Now this idea come to me while I was sitting on the couch. There were pillows sitting on the floor that came from inside our dog beds, I was washing the covers, and they just happened to be stacked up on top of one another. It hit me all the sudden, "Princess and the Pea". So that is what I did. I stacked pillows covered in blankets and placed them up against the wall. This wall you may have noticed from several of my photo shoots. I can't help but use it since it is beadboard, it's a natural backdrop. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Beadboard Blankets Fairy Tale Flooring Girl Grey Ladder Orange Pillows Pink Polka-dots Princess Stripes Tiara Yellow Tue, 26 May 2015 18:38:03 GMT
Evelyn | Week 6 Weld Hood Evelyn Rose

Newborn 38 days | Topeka, KS


I must admit I am overly pleased with how this weeks photos turned out. My husband is a welder and we have been planning on doing photos with his weld hood for some time. When he finally brought it home I looked at it and wondered how in the world was I going to pull it off. There really was no photos I could find that were worth my time recreating. This idea came to me while I has again sitting there staring off into space. I saw our blanket basket and thought, "aha!". Here is what I created, enjoy!

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Black and White Blanket Brown Flooring Girl Gray Hood Lighting Newborn Polka-dots Topeka Welding Yellow Wed, 13 May 2015 19:46:40 GMT
Evelyn | Week 5 Boots Evelyn Rose

Newborn 32 days | Topeka, KS


The idea for this week came to me late. It was one of those moments where for some reason it just popped into my head while I was just sitting there staring off into space. I had seen a photo on Pinterest a long time ago and I knew that I would love to do something like it when I had the chance. Well the idea was nice, the execution was not that easy. I had a plan and Evelyn just didn't want to have any part in it. What I got was not what I wanted and that was because it's sometimes difficult to find that sweet spot of when a baby is asleep enough not to care what you are doing. I really want some photos of her in bloomers but turns out she really doesn't like being half naked. That and she flails around so much it's not always easy to keep her posed either. Though I must admit when she is rolling around and stretching she makes adorable faces.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Boots Flooring Girl Green Headband Pink Red Fri, 08 May 2015 23:39:24 GMT
Evelyn Rose | 1 Month Evelyn Rose

1 Month | Topeka, KS


Evelyn is one month old this week on May 5. Watch her grow as I will be posting her photos once a month. In her first month she has learned to make all kinds of grunting and silly noises. She loves to flail around and stretch like crazy. She will sleep with her arms and legs stretched to their full length. Her favorite spot to sleep is curled up on mommy or daddy's chest. If she is not sleeping she is climbing up to reach your shoulders. She loves taking her vitamin medicine daily, she can't get enough of it. We have come to love and adore all of her little quirks, she is just so absolutely adorable.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Girl Headband Milestone Monthly Orange Sticker Wed, 06 May 2015 20:59:58 GMT
Evelyn | Week 4 Books Evelyn Rose

Newborn 26 days | Topeka, KS


This week I knew what I wanted to do, I just didn't know how I was going to execute it. It took me three tries just to get Evelyn to corporate and three different poses/set-ups to get it right. This wasn't what I had envisioned but it worked non-the-less. These were all books that were given to Evelyn at her baby showers. A great idea I might add. I myself love books and starting a baby library was just perfect for our little family. Also, who doesn't love a baby in a basket? The blanket was also given as a baby shower gift. I might add that orange is a good color for her, because for some unknown reason she is extremely dark skinned.  

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Books Dr. Seus Flooring Girl Orange Sun, 03 May 2015 19:10:53 GMT
Evelyn | Week 3 Lace Evelyn Rose

Newborn 16 days | Topeka, KS


I had this idea to use lace as a backdrop. What was the only thing I could find, a dress. It may not have been ideal piece of fabric but amazingly I made it work. The fabric she's swaddled in, a scarf, I give props to a fellow photographer and family member for that idea. Evelyn was a champ and slept through the whole thing, again. Pretty crazy considering the set-up I used and the position I put her in. She was in a chair on a pillow and in front of a window for natural light. It worked great and she never moved, thank goodness.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Feet Girl Gray Hands Lace Lighting Newborn Scarf White Fri, 01 May 2015 18:45:41 GMT
Evelyn | Week 2 Baby Quilt Evelyn Rose

Newborn 11 days| Topeka, KS


Evelyn is 11 days new and just as adorable as ever! This week's photos go on the theme of April. Her baby quilt was a homemade gift given to her by her Grandma Stitt at her baby shower. I picked out the fabric, "April Showers", it was just too cute not to choose. I picked out the pattern, "Hourglass", and Grandma went with it. The quilt turned out great, no surprise there, so of course I had to use it as a prop. I had a wash basin and I just had to use it going with the rain theme. Evelyn was perfect the whole time. These first few shots were to see if she would fit in the basin and to get the lighting right. Once I moved her and changed up the set she fell right asleep and gave me her adorable facial expressions and stretches. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Basket Blanket Egg Girl Lighting Newborn Quilt Raining Stripes Turquoise Umbrellas Yellow Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:51:39 GMT
Gannon Ray | Baby Gannon Ray

Baby | Topeka, KS


Our very good friends Glenn and Amber Herbers announced the arrival of baby Gannon on March 1. I was able to finally get in some at home photos 6 weeks later due to our own early unexpected arrival. These little photos turned out great. Partially thanks to the great props used. I was able to utilize their newly installed hardwood floor and freshly painted walls as great backgrounds.


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Blue Boy Cooler Green Lighting Props Truck Yellow Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:48:46 GMT
Evelyn | Week 1 Easter Basket Evelyn Rose

Newborn 6 days | Topeka, KS


I have this grand idea that I will have some sort of photo shoot every week with Evelyn. Will that happen, I guess we will find out and see.

For this first week I wanted to celebrate the fact Evelyn was born on Easter. I had an egg basket that I borrowed from my mom I knew was to be the perfect prop. Evelyn did great the whole session and let me snap away for what seemed like forever, paying me no mind. Our flooring made for a great backdrop, giving great contrast to all the photos, the one good thing about dark floors. She had been given a crochet blanket and a head band that was of the same color that worked great with her yellow receiving blanket. I must add that I love and adore the faces she makes, also that she is beautiful though I may be just a tad biased.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blanket Easter Egg Basket Flooring Headband Lighting Newborn Polka-dots Topeka Turquoise Yellow Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:46:40 GMT
Evelyn Rose | Event Evelyn Rose

Baby Birth | Topeka, KS


By far the greatest experience of our lives was the birth of our little baby girl. She was born several weeks early but we were extremely blessed to have her born on Easter. A perfect and amazing way to celebrate the resurrection. Evelyn was born at 10:29 am weighing in at 5lbs 13oz and 19 inches long. A beautiful baby girl with dark skin and a head full lovely red hair. Absolutely an amazing and wonderful experience. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birth Blanket Daddy Feet Girl Hands Hospital Lighting Pink Topeka Weight Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:27:42 GMT
Deacon Lawrence | Event Deacon Lawrence

Baby Birth | Hays, KS


This was one event worth remembering. Jeremy's sister Erica and bother-in-law Shane welcomed little baby Carter on March 12, 2015. Deacon arrived at 12:31 pm weighing 9 lbs 1 oz at 21" long. We traveled to Hays the day he was born and took these first pictures of Deacon the following day while baby and mom and dad were still in the hospital.

View his whole photo session on his gallery page here.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Birth Black and White Boy Dad Family Grandma Hospital Lighting Mom Newborn Props Uncle Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:56:31 GMT
End: Week 52 | Year of Firsts Our last post for the 52 weeks of blogging was to include photos relating to daylight savings. Changes were needed to be made since those photos were not taken in time. Since we are celebrating two years of capturing memories I am posting our "Year of Firsts".

Our first improvised individual photo session Our official first photo shoot Our first senior session Our first family session

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Couple Family Individual Senior Year of Firsts Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:15:00 GMT
Week 51 | Contest V This is the last contest we will be having as we put a close on our 52 weeks of blogs. Our first contest was exactly one year ago and to celebrate I am asking for your help.


This contest is in two parts. 


Part 1: New Facebook page "likes"

For our past clients and Facebook followers, want a chance to receive a referral credit of $25? All you have to do is recruit as many new followers as you can. Just tell your friends to "like" our page and leave a comment with your name.


Part 2: New bookings

Any new client who books a photo session with us will be available to win a 10% coupon to be used via their photo shoot or towards their photo order.  

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Bookings Contest Coupon Likes Referral Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Week 50 | Spring For this week of "Spring" I will be showcasing another one of my recent projects. My best friend in having a baby, any day at this point. Her due date in March 5 and in honor of spring coming next month and her son's arrival I am posting photos of the baby quilt that I made her. Yes there may be snow on the ground but it works so well with the quilt. I love the way these photos turned out. I did not take a photo of the whole quilt so that will have to come at another date.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Blue Brown Chair Dots Flowers Green Half-Square Triangles Pattern Quilt Snow Texture Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Week 49 | Slow vs Fast SS My intent for this week was to be able to get photos of snow at different shutter speeds. I did not however get the photos that I was truly desiring. This first photo was taken early in the morning. It has been a photo that I will at some point recreate. I have been dying to get a photo in the street of the street light with it snowing in the dark. Kind of one of those eerie moments. So in a sense this photo is a precursor to that. The second and third photos show fast vs. slow shutter speed, 1/1000 and 1/8 respectively. You can really notice the difference in the background. Since the first on is at a quicker speed you can faintly make out a few flakes. The second photo with a slower speed allows for more of the photo to be in focus and no snow is noticeable. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Lighting Shutter Speed Snow Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Week 48 | Valentine's Day This week may end with Valentine's Day, but I am not going to celebrating it in a typical way. I do not have a cute backdrop or mushy photo planned for this week. Instead I am celebrating it with the memory of my grandmothers. My father's mother, Bernadette Valentine Cote was born on Valentine's day in 1905. So yes that would make her 110 years old this year. My mother's mother, Grace Evelyn Pierson was born March 22, 1915. She would be exactly 100 years old this year. I also want to mention that, as you could only assume, I am Bernadette's youngest grandchild. She will be a great-grandmother once again in two short months. Grace will be having her first great-grandchild. These facts simply amaze me every time I think about them. I look back a one woman who I never had the privilege of meeting and another I simply did not get enough time with. One who had nine children the other who had four. Both amazing women and mothers and wives. So as you are celebrating Valentine's day with your loved ones think about the love that brought you to where you are now.

In my mother's honor of becoming a grandmother I made her a grandma baby quilt. It is my first finished quilt that I made and quilted by hand. I found the idea online and made the pattern to match what I wanted. The colors I choose due to the fact that at the time I didn't know what I was having and I wanted it to be neutral.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Family Grandmothers Love Valentine's Day Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Week 47 | Sunset vs Sunrise Here is a look at some sunrise photos near my house. The idea behind sunrise and sunset photos is lighting and a beautiful background, at least to me. It can set the whole mood for a photo shoot. Also if you haven't noticed I like laying my photos, or having clear sections of distinct subjects. Take these photos for example, the sky and ground is a clearly two sections with the horizon cutting them in half. But, I also like to use landmarks to cut up my photos (see captions for more info). That is why I would so love to take some photos of either a sunrise or sunset with some lovely people, instead of just scenery. Hint....Hint....Wink....Wink. Nothing much more could be said for a quiet dirt road with nothing but fields on either side. 

Tree used a a balance to the right side of photo from the line of the fence on the left. Line of road follows the line of clouds in the sky meeting somewhat in the same spot. I just love this photo. I'm not really a big fan of sun spots or glares but I didn't notice this one until I was editing. I clearly marks the center of the photo drawing you in.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Landscape Lighting Morning Scenery Sunrise Tree Tue, 03 Feb 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Maternity Week 27 Maternity Set 4: Week 27

In-home | Topeka, KS


The set from week 27 was a theme that I just ran with. I have been told before, from people that my husband works with no less, that I am a "50's wife". These photos are my homage to being a barefoot, pregnant housewife. So of course I had to go black and white with these. I will admit that the quality may not be there but I was more focused on the content than anything. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Black and White Homemaker Motherhood Pregnancy Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Week 46 | Silhouette I always wanted to take a silhouette photo and there is no better way to try it out then on yourself. Little did I know that when I planned out the weeks for my blog posts that I would be 26 weeks pregnant the week I assigned to silhouette. I took this photo in front of a window in our bedroom and I'm pretty happy with how cute it turned out.


Maternity Set 3: Week 26

In-home | Topeka, KS

26 weeks belly bump

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Belly Black and White Lighting Maternity Pregnancy Self-Portrait Silhouette Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:15:00 GMT
Week 45 | MLK Now I realize that this week is titled MLK, but I did that because some of my posts were based on the holiday that was to occur that week. MLK can be turned into milk and milk is what goes into hot chocolate and this "photo shoot" has hot chocolate. As I brought up in a previous post about all that I do, planning parties was one of them. These are photos from a baby shower I planned for my sister-in-law.

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Baby Shower Banners Decorations Food Hot Chocolate Party Planner Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:15:00 GMT
Maternity Week 25 Maternity Set 2: Week 25

In-home | Topeka, KS


I will be posting a collection of photos showing my creative side here in the following months. I will be attempting to take weekly photos for the last half of my pregnancy. I actually started this project last week for my black and white photos. This second set from week 25 left me amazed at the quality light I was able to produce. This project gave me practice for future client shoots which I hope to be doing more of in-home. 


(Andrea Stitt Photography) Bump In-home Lighting Maternity Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Week 44 | Color vs. BW For this week's blog I knew exactly what I had in mind for photos. For what I was able to accomplish I must say that I am pretty proud of the results. I did major editing as you can see but it was well worth it. My set-up was just me standing with a late afternoon lit window to my left (perfect soft side lighting). I used my new light stand, which I am very excited about, with flash and soft box to my right. This project set into motion what I will be talking more about in my next post. 


Maternity Set 1: Week 24

In-home | Topeka, KS


(Andrea Stitt Photography) 24 Weeks Baby Bump Black and White Color Lighting Self-Portrait White Window Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:47:34 GMT
Week 43 | Favorite Client Shoot From 2014 As a way to look back on the past year I am revisiting one of my favorite client shoots from 2014. This was more of an impromptu photo shoot and more of a want on my part then on my client (though her mother did want a photo of her to go along with one of her brother I had taken for his senior photos). The idea was something I loved and just had to put into action. The thing is, I am going to have to start doing more of these. I have so many thoughts for photo shoots in my head that I just need to pick someone and say "hey you're doing this for me because you love me". So here is a look back at my library photo shoot. 

(Andrea Stitt Photography) Client Revisit Set-up Spring Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:15:00 GMT
New Years Confessional With this being the start of a new year and the start of a new chapter in my life I figured that I would post a little about myself to get my clients more acquainted with me and who I am. 

For those of you who are close to me know that I am not your typical girl. There are things I'm not fond of doing such as getting a manicure, pedicure, or my hair and makeup done. Shopping is something I usually dread, especially for clothes. I always feel like someone attempting to play dress up. My husband even makes comments that I don't look like myself if I try too hard or attempt to wear heels. For most of my childhood I actually ran around barefoot. My idea of comfort is jeans or sweatpants and t-shirts.

Being in a room filled with girls I sometimes feel out of place. I would rather be watching sports (any), reading, or camping and fishing with my husband. I am quiet and usually shy and reserved, unless I really know you then I can be humorous and open minded. Having attention directed at me can be overwhelming, like to say if there was a party for me. Though I do like taking charge and being a leader and directing things. Kind of weird how that works. 

I do enjoy going antiquing; shopping at sports, outdoor, craft and home stores. Creating is what I love most of all. Whether it be baking, cooking, quilting or being crafty/making things from scratch. If I could be a full-time photographer and party planner I would. I absolutely love planning events. The more personal touches the better and it gives me a chance to do all the things I love. Though, I am anal and like having things perfect, which is not really a bad thing at all. 


So with all that in mind I hope to be showing you all this side of me. I would love to start taking photo sessions that involve me creating a set-up, display or back drop. For anyone wanting sessions like these, especially for holidays, let me know and I will get something set up with you. I am re