Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA: Blog http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog en-us Sweekit Photography kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:50:00 GMT Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:50:00 GMT http://www.sweekitphotography.com/img/s1/v47/u1067302063-o54727933-50.jpg Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA: Blog http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog 80 120 Where the Wild Things Are First Birthday Party http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2016/4/where-the-wild-things-are-first-birthday-party Where the Wild Things Are First Birthday Party!

Our littlest boy just turned ONE! I can hardly believe it! I love my little man so much. Anybody that knows me, loves that I love to plan parties and I always have to have a theme. When you have four kids, I feel like we have done about every theme over the years but this one was really fun to decorate for! We always put the party/food in our three-season porch if the weather is nice so it make more room in the house for people to actually sit and talk and for the kids to play!

And that's a smash.... Cake provided by Pam's Cakes.

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Bettendorf Photographer Birthday Party Davenport Photographer Quad City Photographer Sweekit Photography Where the Wild Things Are birthday cake smash http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2016/4/where-the-wild-things-are-first-birthday-party Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:49:44 GMT
2015 Fall Mini Sessions http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/10/2015-fall-mini-sessions This year, my session location was beyond amazing! I'm trying to think forward to next year and I'm not sure I will be able to top it off haha!! We had a lake, gorgeous scenery, trees, corn fields, and BEAUTIFUL weather!! Honestly, it was the best two weeks I could possibly have taking pictures!!

Here is just a glimpse of all the wonderful families I photographed!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Bettendorf Photographer Davenport Photographer Mini Sessions Quad City Photographer Sweekit Photography photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/10/2015-fall-mini-sessions Fri, 16 Oct 2015 13:28:00 GMT
Hailey- SENIOR 2016 http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hailey--senior-2016 I feel so honored to be able to spend a couple of hours with Hailey! She was so awesome and fun! We were able to fit all the locations in that she wanted... oh and plus some ;) She is such a beautiful person, inside and out! I truly had a blast working with you and I hope you love them all as much as I do!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Bettendorf Photographer Davenport Photographer Quad City Photographer Senior Photographer Sweekit Photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hailey--senior-2016 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMT
Cleft Cutie- Newborn Session http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/cleft-cutie--newborn-session LOOK at this gorgeous baby!!! Seriously, a gorgeous baby!! I have been long time friends with this family and have photographed her older sister since she was born so I was anxiously waiting for the arrival of Adaline!! This was my first baby with a cleft lip and palette and I hope she isn't my last because this so called "birth defect" is adorable, beautiful, and makes Adaline who she is! When she was born, we had a couple of days of amazing weather outside so we decided to do an outdoor session, as well as an indoor session!! Best of both worlds :)

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Bettendorf Photographer Davenport Photographer Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Quad City Photographer Sweekit Photography newborn http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/cleft-cutie--newborn-session Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMT
Maternity- Rainbow Babies {TWINS} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/8/maternity--rainbow-babies-twins

This beautiful family is expecting their third and fourth rainbow babies! They lost their son, Skyler, at 41 weeks and are now being blessed with twin boys! I was so excited to do this session and had so many ideas in my head. I'm so glad I was able to remember and honor Skyler throughout this whole session! I am even more excited to be meeting these boys again in a few, short weeks!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Davenport Maternity Quad Cities Sweekit Photography newborn sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/8/maternity--rainbow-babies-twins Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:15:00 GMT
2015 Valentine's Day Mini Sessions http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-valentines-day-mini-sessions I love doing these Valentine's Day mini sessions each year! It's so much fun to see so many kids in such a quick period of time! This year I made a whole backdrop out of tissue paper... and man, did I have to buy THOUSANDS of sheets of tissue paper to make it all ;) I think it was worth it though!! I loved the outcome! Here's a short preview of all the kids that joined me!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Bettendorf Photographer Davenport Photographer Mini Sessions Quad City Photographer Sweekit Photography Valentine's Day photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/12/2015-valentines-day-mini-sessions Sat, 14 Feb 2015 16:15:00 GMT
2014 Fall Mini Sessions Part II http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/1/2014-fall-mini-sessions-part-ii I would have never guessed that I would have to do TWO posts from my mini sessions because the blogger, literally, wouldn't let me upload anymore pictures to it!! Yay!! I keep telling myself, I am so blessed to be busy! Enjoy some more photos and hopefully I can share a picture from each of the families! They were all soooo beautiful and wonderful to work with! You all are amazing!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mini Sessions Sweekit Photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/1/2014-fall-mini-sessions-part-ii Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:07:12 GMT
2014 Fall Mini Sessions PART I http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/1/2014-fall-mini-sessions-part-i I can't hardly begin to explain how much fun I had this fall with my fall mini sessions! I had SOOO many families come and I truly hope you enjoyed all your pictures. I couldn't even upload a picture from each session within this blog post because I had so many families. I loved meeting all the new families and of course, seeing the families that come every year! The location was great with so many different spots to photograph and I just love the country, laid-back feel of the pictures! Enjoy a few of these and I will have another blog post with more pictures soon!

 

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mini Sessions Sweekit Photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2015/1/2014-fall-mini-sessions-part-i Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:37:52 GMT
2014 Holiday Mini Sessions http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-holiday-mini-sessions

Welcome to the Holiday season of 2014!! This year has been the best year yet and I hope you are getting very excited for the Christmas season that is coming upon us!! Last year, my Holiday mini sessions were a huge hit and all of the spots filled very quickly! I will be doing indoor sessions on both days this year to create more spots! The indoor session is primarily intended for children and then the outdoor sessions will be geared more towards families and allow more time to do that!

 

Saturday, December 6th

Morning (INDOOR)

  • 9:00-Reserved: Bree C
  • 9:15- Reserved: Jamie G
  • 9:30- Reserved: Heather D
  • 9:45- Reserved: Melinda C
  • 10:00- Reserved: Amanda C
  • 10:15-Reserved: Sara O
  • 10:30- Reserved: Allison C
  • 10:45- Reserved: Emily
  • 11:00- Reserved: Anna C

Sunday, December 7th

Morning (INDOOR)

  • 9:00-Reserved: Carrie S
  • 9:15- Reserved: Monica
  • 9:30-Reserved: Joy S
  • 9:45- Reserved: Audra S
  • 10:00- Reserved: Morgan C
  • 10:15- Reserved: Angie F
  • 10:30- Reserved: Katie K
  • (Will add more spots if needed...)

Afternoon (OUTDOOR)

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  • 2:00- Reserved: Trinity E
  • 2:30- Kimberly H
  • 3:00- Reserved: Jenny J
  • 3:30- Reserved: Megan P
  • (Will add more spots if needed...)

 

To reserve your spot, please email me at kelcy@sweekitphotography.com.

A $30 non-refundable retainer will be due at the time of booking to reserve your spot.

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mini Sessions Sweekit Photography photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/11/2014-holiday-mini-sessions Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:03:47 GMT
2014 Fall Family Mini Sessions http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/8/2014-fall-family-mini-sessions

 

YES! It is that time of year again and I am so thrilled to be doing mini sessions again! It is going to be a fabulous fall and I can't wait to see similar faces again and meet some new ones! So without further ado, here are all the details:

Sessions will be on Saturday, October 18th. If it happens to be raining that day, we will continue sessions on Sunday during your same time slot.

There will be a $50 non-refundable retainer to hold your time. You will be emailed a session contract after booking your time that will automatically take you to pay your retainer.

I just got permission to use some private property land for mini sessions this year! I am very excited about this location, although I'm not giving details until closer to the sessions. The location will be a little further out in the country compared to last year's location  but is still only a 20-25 minute drive from Davenport (in between Princeton & McCausland).

Here are the available openings:

Saturday, October 18th

  • 9:00: Reserved: Emily W
  • 9:30: Reserved: Lynn T
  • 10:00: Reserved: Becky
  • 10:30: Reserved: Heather M
  • 3:30: Reserved: Carly D
  • 4:00: Reserved: Kelly L
  • 4:30:
  • 5:00: Reserved: Jaclyn F

To book your session, email kelcy@sweekitllc.com!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mini Sessions Sweekit Photography photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/8/2014-fall-family-mini-sessions Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:16:33 GMT
Raea {Newborn} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/7/raea-newborn I can not believe how blessed my life is! I get to do everyday exactly what I love to do. I could snuggles babies ALL DAY LONG. No joke. I love them so much! Raea was such a sweet little gal! She knew exactly what she wanted... and that was me not touching her haha!! But in the end, I WON! Yes, she finally went to sleep and I got all the pictures I wanted :) She will thank me later... I'm just sure of it! ;)


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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography newborn photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/7/raea-newborn Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:30:00 GMT
Heather & David Engaged http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/7/heather-david-engaged I always love mixing it up a little bit with sessions. Engagements are such an exciting time for couples as they are planning for their big day! I was so glad that Heather and David asked me to do some engagement photos for them before they leave for their wedding in Florida! Ahhh... beach wedding ;) Now that is what I wish I was photographing haha... just kidding... well maybe :) Enjoy a little preview of their session!


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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Couple Engagement Sweekit Photography photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/7/heather-david-engaged Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:07:46 GMT
Brock {6 Months} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/6/brock-6-months I still can't believe it has been six months since I took Brock's six month old pictures! He is such a handsome little guy! It is always fun to see my 'Grow with Me' babies learn and grow through the first year! At three months we try to get smiles and at six months, I really try to capture new things that they are learning, which typically is sitting up :) Brock was doing a great job and of course, shared a lot of smiles with me!! He is such a joy to photograph!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography grow with me photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/6/brock-6-months Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:52:49 GMT
Lucy {Newborn} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/6/lucy-newborn II remember sweet Lucy like it was yesterday! She has amazing features and such beautiful skin! Her Mommy and Daddy are so blessed to have such a sweet addition to their family!

I can't wait to see Lucy again when she is three months old and full of smiles <3

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography grow with me newborn photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/6/lucy-newborn Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:28:22 GMT
Sawyer's First Birthday http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/sawyers-first-birthday

I'm seriously in love with Sawyer! She is such a sweet little gal! Now, I didn't say full of smiles but a very sweet little one! I think sometimes I love all their expressions more than smiles! Please enjoy a few pictures at her first birthday photoshoot!!

Somebody is coming after me!!

Isn't this the most beautiful first birthday cake smash?!? I am completely in love with this cake by Sophisticakes by Mary!

Thank you Megan for bring Sawyer to me for her first birthday cake smash! I hope you enjoyed your session.

 

**BONUS** If 10 people leave a comment on this blog post, Sawyer will receive a FREE 8x10!

Please help her and leave her some love below!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography birthday cake smash photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/sawyers-first-birthday Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:06:23 GMT
Whitten {Maternity} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/whitten-maternity I am anxiously waiting for this little baby to arrive ANY DAY now! I'm so excited!! Maggie and Sean were so much fun! We laughed the entire time and there is still a part of me that can't believe that we actually walked through the creek of water. It's Iowa folks and I know you all know how cold it has been this winter!! This couple was dedicated to have awesome and amazing pictures :) Here is their preview:

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Maternity Sweekit Photography grow with me photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/whitten-maternity Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:08:12 GMT
Easter Mini Sessions 2014 http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/easter-mini-sessions-2014

There is a first time for everything!! After many, many requests, I will be hosting my FIRST Easter Mini Sessions!! I am very excited for these sessions! I have already ordered the baby chicks and if all possible, baby goats may also be available... that is if they are born on time! They are super cute, fluffy, little goats that are about 9 inches high! Simply adorable!!

On to the details! Sessions will be every 15 minutes. Please be courteous of your time and arrive on time so the sessions continue to flow during the day. *NEW* There will be a $30 deposit REQUIRED to book your time slot. This is not something I wanted to enforce but unfortunately... you get the point ;) Please email me at kelcy@sweekitllc.com to book the time spot you want to reserve. I will respond with a confirmation email with a link to a contract & deposit page. Thank you for being so understanding for this change!

 

Saturday, April 12

10:00 Reserved- Jamie B 2:00 Reserved- Lisa C
10:15 Reserved- Alisha S 2:15 Reserved- Kristel N
10:30 Reserved- Sandy S 2:30 Reserved- Anna C
10:45 Reserved- Kimberly C 2:45 Reserved- Megan W
11:00 Reserved- Dustin H 3:00 Reserved- Corissa M
11:15 Reserved- Lindsay A 3:15 Reserved- Kayla
11:30 Reserved- Jen S 3:30 Reserved- Megan P
11:45 Reserved- Joy S 3:45 Reserved- Madison G

Sunday, April 13

10:00 Reserved- Nicole V 2:00 Reserved- Ashley B
10:15 Reserved- Karen W 2:15 Reserved- Emily N
10:30 Reserved- Jackie D 2:30 Reserved- Amber L
10:45 Reserved- Amy M 2:45 Reserved- Jenny B
11:00 Reserved- Jamie G 3:00 Reserved- NaRhea S
11:15 Reserved- Lindsay W 3:15 Reserved- Melissa F
11:30 Reserved- Lindsay W 3:30 Reserved- Angie F
11:45 Reserved- Amanda H 3:45 Reserved- Justine E

Book your session NOW!!! Click here to email to reserve your spot!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Mini Sessions Sweekit Photography photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/easter-mini-sessions-2014 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:33:00 GMT
Riley {Newborn} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/riley-newborn Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities

I know I probably say this every time, but seriously... Riley was SOOO adorable!! I am so excited to be seeing her every three months for this next year! She was so cuddly and perfect!! Hope you all enjoy a few of my favorite photos!! Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities

Towards the end of the session, Riley was over sleeping :) We got some great (and funny) shots of her awake :) Oh Riley, you are so darling!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography grow with me newborn photography sweekit photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/3/riley-newborn Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:45:03 GMT
Paisley {Newborn} http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/2/paisley-newborn Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in the Quad Cities

I have been anxiously waiting for this little gem to arrive for 9 months now! Her Mama and I met each other going to college at Iowa State and have become great friends ever since! I have photographed every step of Katie and Todd's journey, included their engagement and wedding so I knew their first baby would be equally as important to photograph! Paisley came into the world with a few health problems so it was three weeks before she got out of the NICU to come home!! I could hardly stand my excitement to visit her when she got home! Here is a few pictures to show the hours that we spent photographing her... just because we could haha!!

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And just to show how teeny tiny Paisley {was}, here is a picture of her and Aspen together haha!

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography newborn photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/2/paisley-newborn Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:35:34 GMT
Valentine's Day Mini Sessions http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/2/valentines-day-mini-sessions Wow! I can't get over the awesome response I had to my Valentine's day mini sessions! This was the first time that I held an open house with no appointments and I think for the most part, everybody enjoyed it!! My house was packed and I hope your kids may have met some new friends while waiting ;) I thought I would just share a few more pictures from the day that I didn't post on Facebook... there were WAAAYYYY too many to share because they were all so great!!! So here you go:

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kelcy@sweekitphotography.com (Sweekit Photography | Birth | Newborn | Family Photographer in Davenport, IA) Sweekit Photography mini sessions photography http://www.sweekitphotography.com/blog/2014/2/valentines-day-mini-sessions Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:22:48 GMT