Wednesday, August 1, 2012

And they lived...

Happily ever after!

I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding this past Friday at the Mount Washington overlook. I had not been there in years, and it was a breathtaking location for their wonderful day. God truly blessed by holding off the rain. I was told at the time of the ceremony, the weather radar showed rain in all the surrounding areas, but where we were was perfectly clear!

Take a look...

Best wishes to the bride & groom! I enjoyed being part of your day. :o)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sweet baby boy...

Two newborn sessions in 5 days, I love my job. :o) It gets more fun than that though...the two babies? Cousins!

My oldest niece is 36 hours older than my twin nephews, so I love hearing stories about cousins being born close together. My Mom & 2 of her cousins were born within 2 weeks of each other, and she still talks about how much fun it was going up together.

These little ones are destined for adventures!

Here's baby M...

He wasn't so sleepy at first, but look at this amazing sleepy smile! Might be the best I've seen yet. :o)

For not being a fan of bees, this one would capture my heart for sure!

This might be the most creative idea I've had from a parent, LOVE this! He was born at 12:55am. :o)

Let the cousin adventures begin!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Welcome baby girl...

I'm going into a busy weekend of photography, and this morning, Hannah & I had the privilege of meeting this sweet baby girl! She did so wonderful. :o)

Take a peek...

I just lover her little cheeks!

Photographing a wedding tonight, sneak peek to come!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

500+ Fan Giveaway!

I'm so excited to have reached (and passed!) 500 fans on facebook! As a way of saying "Thank you", I am hosting a giveaway!

The details:
There are 3 prizes up for grabs, with one winner PER prize!

Kristin Brugere Photography is offering a FREE session fee!
Peppermint Kisses Boutique is giving away your choice of a pettiromper OR tie!
Artwork by Leesha is awarding 10% off either a custom order, or a piece of art she has currently on sale!

The giveaway will run from July 18th, 2012 at 5:00PM through August 1, 2012 at 12:01AM(est).

How to enter:
All entries will be collected via Rafflecoptor at the end of this post!

Entry 1 (Mandatory): Answer a fun question!
Entries 2-4 (Mandatory): If you have not already liked Kristin Brugere Photography, Peppermint Kisses Boutique, & Artwork by Leesha, do so now!
Entry 5 (Bonus): Share this post on facebook and let your friends know@Kristin Brugere Photography is celebrating 500+ fans with a giveaway!
Entry 6 (Bonus): Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know what you would use a free session for! (Must leave a comment or your entry doesn't count. Scroll down to the bottom of this post and you'll see the section for you to leave a comment.)

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Fine print:
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

My little buddy...

Do you know the moment when you make that grand list...the one with all the things you are ::going:: to accomplish & how excited you are to have a plan (even if it's not something you really want to do...)? Do you also know the moment where the plan gets thrown out the window because life happens? Yeah, that's the story of my week. :o)

I had my list: edit sessions, meet with clients, clean the house, go grocery shopping...not necessarily in that order, but a list just the same. Instead, life happened, there was a need, and I got a little visitor.

Cute as a button, sweet as can be, and a complete distraction!! :o) Editing sessions got put on hold, my very sweet & understanding clients waited patiently to be met, the house didn't get cleaned, and grocery shopping was accomplished while she carried my list in her mouth. haha

But though things didn't go exactly as planned, I was able to make memories with my niece. Memories that I may cherish more than she remembers, but important ones just the same.

So today as I am catching up on editing, e-mailing & scheduling with clients, & washing dishes at 11:30 P.M. I know that it's worth it.

Because I have a few more days with her, and tomorrow morning I get to hear her talking sweetly in her bed, and will be greeted with a "hi" and very girly giggles and smiles.

And we will begin another adventure...(and hopefully get things accomplished along the way!)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Birthday blessings...

In two days, the birthday festivities I've been surrounded with will conclude. Within 13 days, there have been 9 bithday celebrations, and a whole lot of cake! Come July 2nd, I can usually go a month or more without being interested in another bite. :o)

Well, today was my sister-in-law's birthday, and since I finally managed to dump my memory card from this past week, I thought I would give her a gimps of her kiddos. I am finally catching up on our last birthday boom with pictures. 3 more to go & I'm all caught up...

Take a peek...

Happy Birthday Laura! Hope you enjoy. :o)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

34 weeks & counting...

After being rained out of our previously scheduled session on Monday, I was thrilled to see what beautiful weather we were blessed with today for our "rain check" maternity session!

Here's a little sneak peek of the parents-to-be. :o)

I'm looking forward to meeting their bundle of joy. :o)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A picture is worth...

a thousand words.

Beautiful, wonderful, crazy, fun, awesome, rare, priceless, memory, unique, interesting, amusing, exhausting, overheated, and amazing.

All words I would use to describe these photos. My Mom requested a family photo for Mother's Day this year. This is NO easy task! So though we are a week late, we have fulfilled her request.

With this result...

I am a VERY happy photographer today! :o)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mother's day...

Mother's Day is 1 week away! I wanted to let everyone know about a few specials I am running this month in celebration of this special day. The best part is, you don't have to be a Mom to take advantage of them!

And just so you know...all you have to do is book your session in May, the session itself can take place anytime this year (or 2013 for newly expectant Moms)! So feel free to plan ahead for family portraits, that special birthday or milestone, baby-to-be, or 'just because'. :o)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Buy 1 get 1 free...

So I started writing this particular blog post in my head about 6 months ago. Sounds crazy, I know, but it gives a little more background not necessarily about my love of photography...but my love of {children}.

I have {always} been a baby lover. As far back as I can remember. I don't remember when my younger brother (next in line of birth order) was born, but everyone from my first little sister, to my last little brother...memories. I wasn't one to play outside, help dad build things, or get dirty. I was a definite girly-girl...but not prissy. I was a Mama's helper, and by all definitions, born to be a baby lover.

Sometime during my Mom's pregnancy with my {first} little sister, I decided it was perfect for her to have twins. I don't know where this obsession came from, but I tried to convince her that it was the best time. You see, being one that never found out the gender of her babies, she has a boy and girl name picked out. Both initials were "LJ", so naturally, a great reason to have twins, right? Well obviously it doesn't work out that way. Three siblings later...and both "LJ" names assigned...

I remember like it was yesterday. My Mom had taken us to my aunt's house so she could go to her doctor's appointment. I {remember, baby lover!} desperately wanted to see her sonogram. I was the last on climbing into the van, and was begging to see it. She kept telling me she wanted Dad to see it first. ::Closing the door:: I ask: "But Mommy, is it twins?!?".

That evening, my Dad sat on the couch and started to show us the sonogram. He pointed and said "see, here's the baby's head...and body...and feet"....."and here's the other baby's head..." ::squeal::!!!! I don't know that I've ever been so excited in my life! haha My Mom told me that earlier that day all she wanted to do was turn around and yell "Yes Kristin, it is twins, are you happy now?!?!?!?!".

Yes Ma'am I am!

So, it's my "fault" that there are twins in my has absolutely nothing to do with the fact they run on both sides of my family. But either way, I was thrilled.

Hard to believe it's been nearly 18 years since my twin brothers were born! We used to joke around that Mom bought 1 & got 1 free. (I'm sure the hospital bills begged to differ). I finished up their senior pictures today. If I thought doing photos of 1 graduating sibling was bad, 2 is no walk in the park! But they wouldn't be my brothers if they didn't give me a hard time, right? :o)

Well, take a look. :o) Feel free to comment below, I love getting feedback!

Yeah, I nearly took their phones away!

Trying to crash his brother's photo, and I can promise this will be Mom's favorite! :o)

"Let me jump on your shoulders!"

Love this one. :o)

Ready to take on the world, with all God has in store for them. :o)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

6 months...

Yet another 3 months have gone by! Caleb was back in the studio for his 6 month session today. His Mama needs to quit blinking, because a repeat of 6 months and we'll be at his first birthday. He needs to slow down. :o)

I had so much fun capturing these images, he has a smile that literally melts your heart!

Take a look...

Love those eyes!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Milestones... I love photographing milestones! For those of you who may not be familiar, I am referring to capturing images throughout baby's first year. There are many ways people choose to do them, some like to capture it all...Maternity, Newborn, 3m, 6m, 9m, & 12m...while others will have them done for Newborn, 6m & 12m. There is no right or wrong way to do them, but I love looking back after baby's first birthday to see how he/she changed. It happens so quickly!

This little guy was in for his 6 month session today! I have already photographed their maternity photos & his newborn.

Isn't he adorable?

I love having the 'excuse' to see this cute face on a regular basis!

Interested in milestones for you or someone you know? Send me an e-mail at for more information.

Know a special Mom or Mommy-to-be? Gift certificates make a great Mother's Day or baby shower gift! :o)

I love hearing from you, feel free to leave comments below!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Introducing mr & mrs...

Last week I experienced many firsts. :o) First time needing a passport, first time out of the country (not counting Canada), first time para-sailing...and the list goes on. I spent the week at the RIU Palace Punta Cana. It was absolutely gorgeous there! It is an all inclusive resort, and let's just say I was a little spoiled by the end of the week. Mostly by the weather: I went from sunshine and 84 degrees, to 44 degrees and raining in less than 4 hours! ugh

Take a look:

Isn't it beautiful? I got up at 6:30am (yes, on vacation!) to get this without people everywhere. Definitely worth it. :o)

But I digress...

Last year when my cousin got engaged, I learned they were planning a destination wedding. At first, I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed because I wanted so badly to be at their wedding. I never considered the possibility of going until my Mom said "why not"? It took a moment before it set in, and I realized "why not"?!? I've never had the opportunity to do anything like this before, and I'm so glad I did.

They had the most perfect day for their wedding. All fears of "too much wind" were set aside as we were met with perfection that morning. "70% chance of sunshine" :o)

I have so many more photos, but here is a glimpse into their perfect day. I was honored to be part of it, and loved capturing each moment.

God Bless you both as you begin your lives together! I couldn't be happier for you. :o)

Monday, April 9, 2012

2 & 1/2 weeks new...

Today I had the privilege of photographing baby Austin. He is such an incredibly sweet baby, and at 2 & 1/2 weeks old, he was the perfect little model. :o)

Take a look at his sneak peek...

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's special...

Valentine's Day has always been a little extra special around my house growing up, because, it is also my parents' anniversary. :o) Now, I am all about tradition, and making memories. One of my most lasting memories has always been our celebrations each year. I'm pretty sure we can thank my oldest sister for getting this one started, but each year we've "surprised" my parents and made dinner.

This isn't just any dinner of course, it's like a 15 course meal, and bless my parents for being is NEVER on time! I don't think it ever matters what time we begin, but it's usually 7...8...9...o'clock by the time we sit down to eat.

If the phone rings during dinner, my Mom will inform the caller that she is enjoying her "romantic candle light dinner for 14" (though this number has jumped over the years), and yes, there really are candles...but romantic? Well...maybe not so much. :o)

Well, tomorrow marks 32 years. I went grocery shopping for "the meal" after work today, and I am passing the torch of dinner making privileges to my younger siblings to carry on. This year, I get to be a guest, unless of course they're running late!

So in honor of my parent's 32 years of celebration, I would like to offer a 32% discount on all previous sessions* (prior to 2012). In order to take advantage of this special, simply e-mail me at before the stroke of midnight on February 14, 2012 to receive your coupon code. I will upload your session(s) onto my website: & you will have until Friday February 17, 2012 to place your order.

Speaking of celebrating...

We also celebrated a first birthday in the studio this past weekend, and a blog post isn't a post without pictures, so enjoy...

*E-mail must be received at by midnight on February 14th, 2012 to qualify. No other discounts may apply. 32% discount good towards a la carte purchases only. Must pay shipping, or pick up prints from the studio. Orders must be placed by Friday February 17th, 2012 to use coupon. Must have previously ordered prints from choice session.

Friday, February 10, 2012

A special sneak peek...

I achieved a milestone of my own this week. :o) I photograph twins a lot, but I didn't start doing this professionally until after they were all older. A few days ago, I had the privilege of photographing my very first set of newborn twins. :o)

First off, just want to mention again how much I appreciate my little sister. I think she was {almost} as excited about this as I was! Here's a little gimps of her in action.

I'm convinced she has become a mind reader, she knows exactly what I'm thinking most of the time! I love working with her.

These sweet babies were 5 days old, and did very well once we got all settled in.


I'm already looking forward to doing more twin sessions in the future. :o)