Lovebugs



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WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LOVEBUGS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED WITH HEIDI & HER TEAM AT OUR LABOR OF LOVE FOR THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 24, 25 & 26th.

WE WILL RELEASE MORE DETAILS THROUGH OUR NEWSLETTER. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST HERE TO STAY IN THE LOOP. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THIS YEAR’S CROP OF LOVEBUGS!


the idea for our lovebugs photo shoot came from a visit from a little girl & her family – they came into sprout and she was carrying her ‘orange blanket‘ – tattered & well loved! it had been purchased from our shop only a few years earlier but it looked as though it had already received a lifetime of love. you can’t argue that fact that our lovebugs – our blankets, our stuffed animals and those items which bring us such comfort are often our first best friend.

photographers jesse & whitney chamberlin from our labor of love photography saw magic as well and we began hosting the family photo shoot every year since.

all these lovebugs have such great big personality that they are often the subject of the photos all by themselves! ..and we must admit the more worn for the love the better!

the images used throughout our site came from our customers & friends who have participated in the photo shoot over the years.

“who is your love bug?…”


the lovebug photo shoot is not your traditional portrait sitting… it is all about play!

the shoot takes place over the course of a day – we layer in 2 or 3 families at a time.  the children often play independently of one another and there is a lot of fun energy in the room.

our labor of love’s jesse & whitney chamberlin bring one of their digital smilebooth to help everybody warm up and get comfortable.  let’s remember that having your picture taken can be intimidating so we let the children take their time.


there are toys and props in the room and at some point the children leave their parents and begin to explore – that is when jesse & whitney make their move – they are most often on the floor with the children and moving around the room.  jesse is sweet, quiet and brightness.  whitney is smart, funny and always well dressed.

at some point both photographer & subject arrive at the big bright white paper background and there is lots of play back and forth with the camera.

parents usually hang out and watch – it is a fun casual environment!