I’ve been really honored over the last few weeks to get to know the women behind Little Nest Portraits located in the Glen Eagle Square shopping center in Glen Mills, PA. You may even remember meeting their Studio Manager, Lindsay, at our Baby Shower Extravaganza in June and getting to see some of the amazing products that Little Nest offers. They are just an amazing group of people offering some amazing services.
For those of you not familiar with Little Nest, I think that this definition from their website says it better than I ever could:
1. authentic family portraits that are natural, fresh and fun 2. convenient for the busy family 3. amazing product selection offering great value 4. creative, quality images from trained photographic artists 5. A great experience for children of all ages
Based on my conversations with Laura (Owner) and Lindsay (Studio Manager), I knew that I HAD to have my family photographed by one of their amazing photographers. We set up an appointment and I awaited the date very anxiously. It had been years since our last family photo…. so long, in fact, that our youngest child doesn’t even appear in the last ones 🙂
Finally our appointment rolled around and we were all very excited to get our pictures taken. I was happy with how our casual and relaxed, but coordinating outfits looked together and my kids looked particularly adorable this day.
See, aren’t they cute?
When we walked into the studio we were warmly welcomed by our photographer, Alison and she showed us into their BEAUTIFUL photo space. The huge windows in the studio allow for an abundance of natural light in the room and they have gorgeous backdrops and props that range from vintage all the way to thoroughly modern.
I was worried about how my youngest daughter would do during the session. She REFUSES to smile in pictures as a general rule. So, I got myself prepared ahead of time that smiling pictures weren’t going to happen and I just got OK with having this little phase of her life being documented as she is. However, I didn’t need to worry. Alison immediately clicked with my kids and got them laughing and smiling and being super silly in no time. I feel like Alison really “got” my kids and used lots of tricks to get them to respond to her (unbeknown to them!).
Alison got plenty of shots of both of the kids together and of each one individually. She then did several family shots and shots of both my husband and I with the girls. She was done before my kids were even starting to feel “done” and assured us that she had gotten some quality pictures and would be in touch with us soon. I scheduled our ordering meeting and we went about our day.
Several days later, I got an email from Alison inviting me to look at a slideshow of shots from our session so that I would know what to expect at our upcoming ordering meeting. I am NOT EVEN KIDDING when I tell you that I was teary looking at the beautiful slideshow that I was now staring at on a continuous loop. Little Nest and Alison had blown me away with the gorgeousness of my little family interpreted into these digital images. I could feel our love and our personalities jumping out of the images at me and was so very thankful that Alison had captured these moments, not just some images.
I will treasure this photo always. It says everything about my relationship with my kids!
These are just a few examples of the many spectacular shots I was given to look at when I went to my ordering meeting with Alison. It was hard to choose my favorites, but with some expert coaching from Alison, I was able to narrow down my choices. I am so in love with these shots that I am actually having several images turned into wall canvases to be used as the main art feature in my family room. We have a huge wall that is empty and has been dying for something to showcase there. I’ve never found any pieces of art or decor that I really wanted for that space until now. I can’t wait for my canvases to come in and for them to be proudly hung in my home. I will be sure to update here so that I can show you what they look like on my wall!
Little Nest wants to offer all Chester County Moms readers an exclusive offer to come in and have this amazing experience for your family. If you mention the code: CHESCOMOMS, you can get a $50 credit off your purchase at your ordering meeting! This offer will expire on October 31, 2010. Book now to ensure that you are guaranteed Holiday Delivery for all of your photo products.
Be sure to also follow Little Nest on Facebook and Twitter as well as on their blog. You can always check out their website for news and their latest promotions.
We know that you will love Little Nest as much as I do. We will be offering a giveaway for Little Nest next month for our readers, so be sure to stay tuned!
I’ll leave you with two more of my favorite images from our Little Nest session.
I want to thank Little Nest for documenting these moments for us!
*Disclosure: Little Nest graciously waived our session fee and offered us a credit towards our purchases in order to facilitate this review.