Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Black and White Morning - via my Hipstamatic || Bend, Oregon Photographer

Here's a little "window" into my morning.... I haven't played much with my Hipstamatic lately. It was such a quite, pretty morning with all of the snow, I thought I'd play around.

Shot with Claunch 72 monochromatic film, John S lens. iPhone 4Gs.

The basketball shot is Max's team - with Max (in grey) at the tip off. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Bunnies are Coming! Spring Bunny Photos || Bend, Oregon Photographer

Join me for the 3rd annual 
Kimberly Teichrow Photography
{real} Easter Bunny event at Studio 3!

By appointment only.
call (541) 410-6368       email

Saturday, March 17th    9a-12p

Sunday, March 18th    10a-1p

Each 20 minute session is $50 and comes with one digital sharing file – 
order prints online after the event.*

Your appointment is YOUR time to hang out with the bunnies - 
ask questions of our resident 4-H Bunny Expert, Amanda & capture some amazing photographs.
Rumor has it - we’ll even get to see a few baby bunnies!

*Sharing file is suitable for emailing and sharing with 
loved ones on sites like Facebook or flickr.
It is not suitable for making prints.
Order prints or full resolution digital files online after the event. 
Special discounts applied if you order in time for an Easter delivery!

Click here for print pricing.

A portion of each session fee helps support these 4-H bunnies.

Family Feast - full of love! || Bend, Oregon Phototgrapher

Last year, before Valentine's Day - I was trying to figure out what to do. Should we get a sitter and dine out, nix the sitter and bring the boys, or simply stay home and make up something fun to do?

I couldn't see facing the crowds (and expense) of a fancy dinner out - although I certainly DO enjoy the luxury on occasion - but thought, why not a fancy dinner at home?

We are big fans of the Food Channel here at the Teichrow house (I don't think that's a big secret). I thought, wouldn't it be fun if we did a big fancy dinner - with courses and everything? So... 

We are  family of four - so I put four pieces of paper with courses on them in a hat - and we each drew a course: appetizer, soup/salad, entree and dessert. In my head, I fantasized about each person coming up with the item to cook - as well as developing the shopping list...  As our busy lives rushed ahead and closer and closer to Valentine's Day at breakneck speed - my fantasy evolved into (pointing at each family member) "quick - what'cha cooking'?" and I wrangled the shopping/list making... (really - it would have been a great teaching moment for the kids, but oh well, next year!). 

It was a Monday last year - and once Dave got home from work, we scurried through the prep and planning, making a huge mess along the way, but laughing and giggling – and calling on our inner "Guy" (Guy Fieri is the boys' fav' Food TV star). We carefully plated each course, using nearly every single plate, bowl, ramekin & utensil in the house. We'd bought both wine and Martinell's - and popped "corks" for each in celebration for the first course, and served at our festively decorated table, complete with all of the proper place settings. We called it "dining" as we ate horribly late (for a school night), and in our haste, the chocolate cake turned into a "lava cake" since we didn't allow for proper cooling before frosting... 


It was lovely. It was fun & certainly left an impression on the family, as in this year's Valentine's Day planning - there was a unanimous decision to repeat the feast. Complete with tasty food, a mountain of dishes, and a whole lotta love.

Enjoy the photo tour (from both years!):

The hubbub - prepping for dinner! February 14, 2011

Max had seen a Tailgating show - and his dish (Entree) - a "football" " involved chicken, ham {maybe cheese?}  & bacon. 
2011 Appetizer (ala Kimberly) - Individual Shrimp Cocktails (EASY and Quick were my priorities).

2011 Soup/Salad - Sam chose to make Tortilla soup. Nice work, kiddo!

2011 dessert: Dave's chocolate {LAVA} cake. Yeah... Lava. That's it!

Every. Dish. In. The. House.

2012 - Appetizer. Dave fixes his delicious bacon wrapped prawns (started inside, finished on the BBQ).

Awww.... a little love from the {big} boy. 

Grandma joins us this year - and helps Sam with his Shredded Beef Tacos!

"And for our first course..."

Ta'da! Served with BBQ sauce. Who doesn't love bacon? AND shrimp!?

2012 Soup/Salad (A'la Kimberly). Tasty green salad with oranges, avocado, pepitas and (for just me) smoked blue cheese crumbles!

Grandma chose "side dishes" and made a fantastic Mint-Mango Salsa 

Max's shopping list: 2 kinds of ice cream, whipped cream, and a blow torch. Something about ice cream on a melted ice cream float... 

Ta-da! Excited about his dish - which is what it's all about... 

And yes. Every. Dish. In. The. House. Again.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day! || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I happen to love Valentine's Day. It always reminds me of my grandma - who always made the sweetest Valentine's for us - vintage & antique. Such sweet sentiments & illustrations. Remind me someday to share some of the antique Valentine's of hers. 

When it comes to my busy schedule - I tend to yearn for a few extra hours in my {Valentine's} day to make a few sweet cards and share them with my loved ones. It seems to elude me each year. 

What I HAVE managed to come up with, is our 2nd annual Valentine's Day bookmark offerings! Here are Max's and Sam's Valentine's this year... and if you are {LUCKY enough to be} in one of their classes - sorry to spoil the surprise!

Much {LOVE} to you all!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Adorable Miss M - the entire shoot || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I finally managed to dig into the entire photography session with 6-month old Miss M, and here, at last, are my personal favorites... Well, in addition, of course, to the ones I've posted previously (here and here!)

I loved this session for so many reasons... but most of all because it took place this family's home - where she was surrounded by familiar settings and the images will all reflect a sense of home, rather than somewhere unfamiliar. Twenty years from now she'll look back and they'll just FEEL like home.

So, here they are - comments are included in the captions...

Help! I'm trapped in an adorable teddy bear sweater!

See, adorable!

Jeggings & Pugs. Perfection!

The sign says it all.

With all of the adorableness that came of my time with Miss M. I do believe this is my favorite shot. {love}

I'm 6-months old. I love pears.

... a LOT!

Mom and Dad love me. Bunches.

Only at 6-months can thunder-thighs be cute and adorable!

Super sweet - She's posed in front of a VERY special piece of artwork.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Nine Months Old - cute as a {love} bug || Bend, Oregon Photographer

I look forward to catching up with this family almost as much as I do my own! Big sister has come in often enough that she knows the drill - give me a few good smiles - and I'll take a few goofy ones in return. We've got a good understanding {love ya, Miss M!}

Then there's the star of this show... Mr. O. 

His big brown eyes had me from the very beginning... and I must say they get bigger and bigger each session this year!

Since Valentine's Day is upon us - we decided to have some {lovable} fun with a few silly props. I think it works - and certainly tells the story of when Mr. O turned 9 months old.