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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
By Reflections By Talea
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Oh, 2020.

What a year, I think we can all agree.

The year a pandemic hit, businesses were forced to shut down for lengths of time, kids learning school virtually (whew, ready for that part to end!), momma's being principal, lunch lady, teacher, janitor, and trying to stay sane amidst it all, especially if still working on top of it all!

For me, this year has been whirlwind in many ways, but I wanted to look back on the TOP 3 silver linings through it all.


1) Quarantine & Barbie's

I had to close my studio temporarily due to a mandated shutdown and I was literally going crazy not being able to shoot sessions, use my creative outlet or work with my clients! What did I do? I started ordering BARBIES haha. My husband would walk by, there I am in the living room sewing wardrobe for them, making tiny flower crowns, tiny swaddles, built a teeny crib and little sets to photograph them like they were clients! Yes, I know this sounds crazy, but it kept me sane and ended up being so much fun. I photographed maternity, a birth in a barbie jeep, a water birth in a tub, a welcome home for a soldier's wife, newborn twins and more for the Barbie Series. It was a blast and made tons of people happy which was my goal!

The silver lining: My niece got a ton of Barbies to keep afterwards haha (mom of boys here!), and I made people smile in a tough time. :)


2) Being voted Best Newborn & Family Photographer of 2020!!!

Every year our local magazine, Owensboro Parent, opens voting for favorite local businesses. When I found out I had won Best/Favorite Newborn & Family Photographer of Owensboro, KY...I felt insanely honored and thankful. To know so many voted for me, winning that in this tough year especially, is such an amazing accomplishment for my small business and i'm still so thankful! Seeing it in print in the magazine was extra special too!

The silver lining: Amidst tough and uncharted times...good things can come and make the whole year! 


3) The Rainbow Gift

RIGHT before Covid hit, I started something called The Rainbow Gift. After having experienced loss myself, and hearing heartbreaking stories from clients, I wanted to offer something special to bring light to one momma and hope to do this each year! I was able to gift my time, along with a gorgeous Keepsake Box of prints & all digitals to a special rainbow momma that had experienced loss, infertility then adopted their rainbow baby whom had open heart surgery at just a few days old! We had the most amazing session and captured beautiful portraits for them to forever have! 44 News also reached out and wanted to feature the story which was absolutely incredible! A few of my rainbow momma clients came in to be interviewed and talk about their own journey, and it helped get the word out for my giveaway to give more mommas the opportunity. <3


The silver lining? That we were able to do this literally weeks before the pandemic happened, and blessing an amazing rainbow momma!


I challenge you all to look back on 2020, and try to find your own silver linings...let's focus on the good things this year has brought like extra time with our family, or good things that have happened with work/business.

Find the good!


Reflections By Talea Photography is an Owensboro Ky photographer serving Owensboro Ky, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Evansville IN, Newburgh IN, Nashville TN  & surrounding areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby/milestones, children & family portraits. 

I offer a custom experience with every session, whether you choose my studio, which is an old victorian house with so much character, or an outdoor session in the field or beautiful waterfront location! I provide a curated Studio Wardrobe (used in the portraits above!) with tons of dresses for the mommas (sizes 0-18+), shirts for the dads and a full baby/kids wardrobe for sizes newborn-16! I also offer the option to add professional hair & makeup to your session, and arrange a HMUA to come to the studio to pamper you for your session! This makes the process stress-free for my clients, and ensures you'll get the styled look you see in all of my work as well!

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Thursday, December 10, 2020
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This momma reached out to me to schedule a family session with their 3 month old rainbow baby, and what a joy it was! I absolutely loved working with them, we had so much fun and full of laughter, and seriously...those baby smiles!!!

Reflections By Talea Photography is an Owensboro Ky photographer serving Owensboro Ky, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Evansville IN, Nashville TN  & surrounding areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby/milestones, children & family portraits. 

I offer a custom experience with every session, whether you choose my studio, which is an old victorian house with so much character, or an outdoor session in the field or beautiful waterfront location! I provide a curated Studio Wardrobe (used in the portraits above!) with tons of dresses for the mommas (sizes 0-18+), shirts for the dads and a full baby/kids wardrobe for sizes newborn-16! I also offer the option to add professional hair & makeup to your session, and arrange a HMUA to come to the studio to pamper you for your session! This makes the process stress-free for my clients, and ensures you'll get the styled look you see in all of my work as well!

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
By Reflections By Talea
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I really do have the BEST job ever!

I get to meet, pose & photograph the sweetest brand new babies, as well as their milestones along the way when they start sitting up, or celebrate their first birthday! I also get to work with so many amazing families to photograph them as they grow their family or their kids get older!

I am SO excited to capture miss Nora's first year of milestones! For now, here's a few favs from her newborn session. <3

Reflections By Talea Photography is an Owensboro Ky photographer serving Owensboro Ky, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Evansville IN, Nashville TN  & surrounding areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby/milestones, children & family portraits. 

I offer a custom experience with every session, whether you choose my studio, which is an old victorian house with so much character, or an outdoor session in the field or beautiful waterfront location! I provide a curated Studio Wardrobe (used in the portraits above!) with tons of dresses for the mommas (sizes 0-18+), shirts for the dads and a full baby/kids wardrobe for sizes newborn-16! I also offer the option to add professional hair & makeup to your session, and arrange a HMUA to come to the studio to pamper you for your session! This makes the process stress-free for my clients, and ensures you'll get the styled look you see in all of my work as well!

Interested in booking RBT for your session? Scroll to the bottom below and click Contact Us, or email me at Talea@ReflectionsByTalea.com to see if we're a good fit for you!



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Thursday, September 03, 2020
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Where are my Goldendoodle lovers at?!

We brought home our first Goldendoodle pup 3.5 years ago (shown above in the 'new pup announcement'), and couldn't get over her smart, easy to train, sweet, loving and human-like she was! Fast forward, and we started chatting about adding another! We would talk about it then brush it off to the side. Then Covid came, quarantines ect. I mention to my husband that this would be the PERFECT time to add another, especially so the dogs wouldn't be *too* far apart in age. We wanted our first pup, Hazel, to still have that playful spunk if we were going to give her a rambunctious sister pup haha.

Well, apparently everyone got the same idea to get puppies at that time! For us too, we already knew the breed we wanted, the generation (first/F1), the size and the color, making it even tougher to find an available pup! That's when I found Brook & Bay Goldendoodles (they are AMAZING, the kindest people, and local!) and thank goodness they had another spot on their list for exactly what we were looking for; F1 Goldendoodle, red/apricot, standard size! The down side is they weren't born yet so we would have to wait 3 months to bring our new addition home! With a little convincing to the hubby that day, I put the deposit down that same evening and started ordering lots of goodies for the new pup! haha.

The wait felt like an eternity, but we picked our girl and brought her home back in June and she's just the smartest thing!! She was house broke within a week of coming home (around 9 weeks old), learned sit, stay, leave it, shake (with each paw), lay down and roll over pretty fast! By 4 months old she would open the back door to let herself out to potty, problem was she wouldn't close it so she'd let flies in every time lol. We're loving her lots and figured it's finally time to share some favorites from her newborn puppy photoshoot with you all!

Meet, Juniper Fern!

Reflections By Talea Photography is an Owensboro Ky photographer serving Owensboro Ky, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Evansville IN, Nashville TN  & surrounding areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby/milestones, children & family portraits. 

I offer a custom experience with every session, whether you choose my studio, which is an old victorian house with so much character, or an outdoor session in the field or beautiful waterfront location! I provide a curated Studio Wardrobe (used in the portraits above!) with tons of dresses for the mommas (sizes 0-18+), shirts for the dads and a full baby/kids wardrobe for sizes newborn-16! I also offer the option to add professional hair & makeup to your session, and arrange a HMUA to come to the studio to pamper you for your session! This makes the process stress-free for my clients, and ensures you'll get the styled look you see in all of my work as well!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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This beautiful family traveled to my studio from Nashville, TN with their first baby 2 years ago, and again with their second little one! I am SO thankful for each and every client, and feel honored when they travel a few hours to have me photograph their little one/family!

Deacon has the most gorgeous strawberry blonde hair, and his big brother loved pretending to take pictures of him like I was!

Reflections By Talea Photography is an Owensboro Ky photographer serving Owensboro Ky, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Bowling Green KY, Evansville IN, Nashville TN  & surrounding areas, specializing in maternity, newborn, baby/milestones, children & family portraits. 

I offer a custom experience with every session, whether you choose my studio, which is an old victorian house with so much character, or an outdoor session in the field or beautiful waterfront location! I provide a curated Studio Wardrobe (used in the portraits above!) with tons of dresses for the mommas (sizes 0-18+), shirts for the dads and a full baby/kids wardrobe for sizes newborn-16! I also offer the option to add professional hair & makeup to your session, and arrange a HMUA to come to the studio to pamper you for your session! This makes the process stress-free for my clients, and ensures you'll get the styled look you see in all of my work as well!

Interested in booking RBT for your session? Scroll to the bottom below and click Contact Us, or email me at Talea@ReflectionsByTalea.com to see if we're a good fit for you!



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