I’m trying something new this year…My lab offers a children’s portrait contest & has for a few years. Every year I get an email about it and a follow up email with the winners and they are always so cute. So this year I’ve decided to partake in the contest so that means I need to photograph some adorable kiddo’s to enter. I’m also doing a local component as well, I will be posting the photos that are entered on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/smrphoto) and for each image like that’s 1 vote. The photo with the most votes will win a $500 studio credit and the top winners from each category will win a 16×20″ print.

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Adorable Portrait Contest Rules

Contest Dates:

Eligible entries must be photographed by SMR Photography March 15th through May 15th.

Contest Categories:

0-6 months, 7-12 months, 13 months – 2 years, 3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years, Me N’ My Pet, Mommy or Daddy & Me (maternity not eligible), Buddies Group & Bloopers

Local Contest:

Voting will start June 1st and end June 30th. Voting will take place on my Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/smrphoto), 1 like on image = 1 Vote.

Local Prizes:

The Grand Prize Winner will receive $500 Studio Credit from SMR Photography.  The Top Winner from each category will win a 16×20” Print.

The Adorable National
Children’s Portrait Contest winners will be notified and prizes awarded in October. Entries are judged on the basis of quality, appearance, charm, expression and personality. All judging decisions are final.


Romy & I met at Tallgrass Prairie Restoration for her senior portraits in June & she really shined in this yellow dress!  While there we walked around the property & got a few lovely images. Then I had her changes clothes to do a few photos with her beautiful boots! After the prairie we went over to Storr’s Lake in Milton for  some photos in the water. The next day we meet in the studio for a few more photos. Graduating in  2019 & want photos as unique as you?  Contact us today to schedule your session with SMR Photography!

To say that photographing this kid makes me feel old is a bit of an understatement.  Year by year we get older but we don’t always realize it until we have to do the math, like I’ve been roller skating since I was 7 which was “oh crap I’m that old many years ago”.  Well with this guy it was his mom, a good friend of mine in high school, who was pregnant with him OUR senior year of high school that put the oh crap I’m old enough that from here on out these “kids” I’m photographing could be mine.  Insert mind blown emoji.  Like most guys Carter wasn’t into having his photo taken but I told him where to go & what to do & he did awesome.  I also tell my senior guys that I try & make it quick & painless & by the end of their session they are having fun.

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I love when my friends have babies because then I get to cuddle them & take their portraits!  I have known this mom for longer than I care to think about, like over 20 years, because when you do math & realize your old its no fun.

baby girl, newborn, pink, flowerBut when your friend has her frist girl after 3 boys you just have to photograph her on pink! baby girl, newborn, rainbow baby, pinkPlus her Birthday was just after Easter you have to do a few spring photos too. baby girl, newborn, pink, ruffle bunny, flowers, crown baby girl, bunny, rabbit, pink, flowersLike I said with 3 older brothers you have to do something fun for them!  They all love her so much & each took turns holding her for photos. 3 boys 1 girl, big brothers with nerf guns, older siblingsTo schedule your newest arrivals portraits contact us today!

I have been seeing these type of session in the last few years & decided I needed to try it with my daughter.

Glitter SessionThen I decided I needed to try it with a few more girls, so with the help of my local Mom’s Club we had a few girls come out & get messy.

So Now I am offering these limited session March 18th & 23rd this spring.  The session is $50 with products & packages starting at $50.  We have a large selection of dresses, size 6 month up to size 10 & also a few tulle skirts for teen girls as well as a large selection of hair accessories.  To book your session please contact us at 608-449-3046.