• North Idaho's premier newborn photographer, Staci Bailey is a natural light and studio custom photographer specializing in portraits and lifestyle photos of newborns, babies, and children.
    Currently serving Sandpoint, Coeur d' Alene, Spokane and surrounding areas.

Fall Mini Sessions Hope Idaho Part 1 ~ Sandpoint Family Photographer

Hey Friends!  What’s up?!?!?!  FALL!  That’s what’s up!  And fall means Fall Mini Sessions!  WOOT!  WOOT!

If you missed my last post on the fall mini session deets for this year….be sure to go back and check it out!

For this post, I have to go down memory lane and share one of my favorite sessions from last years Fall Mini Sessions.  AND…….introduce you to one of my favorites families…..and my dreamy future son in law.  Hee Hee. More on that in a bit…….

Last year one of the Fall Mini Session locations was at a beach out in Hope that I practically grew up on and close to one of my most favorite lake locations ever!   We also just happened to luck out that there was tall golden grass close by….so add together our gorgeous lake, fun chunky rocks, and yummy fall colors…..then add amazing clients, super cute kids, and a goofy photographer that you just HAVE to laugh at…..equals a pretty good recipe for awesome mini photo sessions!   Don’t believe me?  Check it out!

Looks fun….right?!?!?!

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Oh goodness, YES!  SO FUN!

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Gorgeous fall colors….and Mr Handsome #1.   I fell in love with this little guy from the minute I met him!  He is SO SWEET! And those eyes!  DREAMY!  And sorry ladies….but I have reserved him for my daughter!

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Yep….meet my future son in law!  His mama and I get along fabulously….bonus!….and he is a true North Idaho boy…..just what my princess needs.  (No city slickers please.  We like the wood cutting, hunting, motorcycle riding, snow mobiling, handsome rugged fellas! ha!)

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Ok, OK….FINE!  I will stop dreaming and get real.  Truthfully, I DO LOVE this guy….but his mama and I have both agreed that the universe probably couldn’t handle this match!   And unless he likes older women my plan probably will fizzle.  hee hee.  But he is handsome!  And such a sweetheart!

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REALLY?!?!  I can’t take it.  That face!  Argh!  So CUTE!

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More yummy fall goodness and Mr Handsome #2.  My other future son in law….well, that is if I had another daughter!  This guy is FULL of personality!  And just cracks me up!  He is SO FUN!  Get past the ADORABLE face and look deep into those eyes…..can you feel the mischief?

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I have photographed this little guy since he was a newborn….well, I tried to photograph him as a newborn.  He was more interested in hanging out and listening to his mom and I gab for 2 hours before he finally decided to fall into a light sleep.  He let us know he would fall asleep if and when he decided to…and that we were on HIS schedule.  And that was that!  Yeah…I think he still laughs about that!  He looks pretty proud of himself here!  😉

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Oh just kidding……I have to have some fun when it comes to this guy!  He demands it!  And really, he is just as big of a sweetheart as his brother!   Such a little love!

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Both of these boys are great kids!  I am so honored to be able to photograph them every year and get to watch them grow up!

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And lastly….we grabbed a couple shots with mom.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to get photos with your kids!  We don’t have a guarantee of tomorrow.  And if you put it off because you want to lose weight, or get in better shape….or….HOGWASH!  All of it!  Please…..STOP!  Don’t make excuses…JUST DO IT!  Your kids see MOM!  The most important person in their lives!  They don’t see what you see.  They just see you in all your beautiful perfection!  And really…..once your sweet little miracle babies come into this world…isn’t it all about them now?  Yes…yes it is!  So do it for THEM!  And for YOU!  You will thank yourself down the road!  These two LOVE their mama……there’s nothing better than a mama’s boy!  Pitter Patter……

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Gorgeous mama!  Now you see where those boys got some of their good looks!  😉

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Thanks for hanging out with me today while I rambled on down memory lane and shared this fun session from last years Fall Mini Sessions.  I really do enjoy these minis every year…and am so grateful to my clients that come back each year.  I love getting to watch their families grow, love getting to know them, love how connected my heart becomes to them, and love that my clients become friends!  THANK YOU friends for trusting me with your priceless memories!  Here’s to many more!  Cheers!


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Fall Mini Sessions ~ Sandpoint Family Photographer

Good Morning!

Good news for you today!  Fall Mini Sessions are here!!!  I really look forward to these sessions each year….they are SO. MUCH. FUN!!!!!

This years locations are AMAZING!  First up, we will be at the new, gorgeous, and fun Hickey Farms that hosts Sandpoints first ever U-pick Pumpkin Patch!  They are going live next weekend with their fall activities so be sure to check out their facebook page to stay up to date with their events!  The fall mini session locations at Hickey Farm are exclusive to Staci Bailey Photography!  So if you want to get professional photos at an amazing old homestead be sure you book today!  Of course you can take your own photos when visiting the pumpkin patch with your littles….but what we have in store for the fall minis is off limits…unless you come with me!  I seriously drool just thinking about all the divine locations they have….a photographers dream!

The other location this year is the University of Idaho campus in Sandpoint at their amazing tree farm!  This location should be fun….so many different kinds of trees….and so much creativity to be had!   I can’t wait!

And the last locations are for the all new Short & Sweet Sessions!  In the morning we will be hitting up my favorite giant and gorgeous weeping willow!  Plus some other crazy cool locations close by!  And in the afternoon….my favorite maple tree since I was a kid and a super yummy field of tall golden grass!  I had this location last year but nobody took me up on it…..trust people…TRUST!   THEN they saw some photos from there and were so bummed they missed out!  So…second chance!  If you are wanting GORGEOUS fall colors this year in your photos….THIS. IS. IT!

OK friends……if you are interested in finding out more info please do not hesitate to email me!  These spots are going to fill fast…I mean lightening fast!  Don’t wait!

Email me today at: stacibaileyphotography@yahoo.com


And stay tuned….I have some peeks at last years minis….you are not going to want to miss this!



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Fall Babies! ~ North Idaho Newborn Photographer

HAPPY Friday friends!

I don’t know about you….but I LOVE fall!  The cooler temps….the gorgeous colors….kids back to school…..and the excitement of the holiday season around the corner!  Did I mention kids back to school?  hee hee.  As much as I love my babes….I am happy that I can actually work by myself again and get something done!!!  Like…(cough, cough) a blog post!  TWO in one week!   I know you must all be shocked….or impressed….or don’t really give a hoot!  ha!  But either way, I love that I am back in the game of blogging….so get ready!

If you follow me on facebook then you know that yesterday I had a 1 year old session with an adorable guy!  I did his newborn session last fall and LOVED it!  I remember I was so excited to use all my fall color props it wasn’t even funny!  I need more fall babies….any takers?  Anyone?  😉  He came back to see me for 1 year photos and we had SO MUCH FUN!  I thought what better session to share today than his newborn session!  How fast a year goes by!  So here goes……meet Alex.  Mr tiny, dark, and HANDSOME!  LOVE him!

I had requested these yummy colors for a special order fall rag quilt from Modern Rag Quilts and as always MRQ came through with a stunning blanket!  This has to be one of my all time favorites…..and it looks like I am not the only one that loves it!  Alex seems pretty happy about it too!

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He did seem a little put off that I took away his gorgeous fall rag quilt to use this blanket….but he’s still ADORABLE with that pout!

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I made this hat just for his session!  I am not the best knitter…but I do enjoy it.  The hat was supposed to be a different style…but when you are as handsome as Alex…you can pretty much rock ANY hat!

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See?  Rocking this one too!

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I offer color images and matching b&w images as well….because honestly I am scared to death that clients will take their photos to Walmart and pick grayscale!  GASP!  NOT GRAYSCALE!  YUCK!  So I process the images in b&w for clients so they don’t fall into the grayscale trap….and well…some images just scream b&w!

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We rounded out this session with some family photos….aren’t they ADORABLE?!?!!

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Can you say CANVAS?!?!?!  😉

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I just told them to look at each other like they were  so happy they were never ever…and I mean NEVER EVER going to sleep a full nights sleep again!  Or at least for the next couple of years!  ha!  WHY are they smiling about this no sleeping deal?  Oh….who cares!  They think I am funny and I LOVE this photo!  :)

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Big sis is pretty happy about her baby brother!  SO SWEET!

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Have a wonderful weekend!



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Family Fun ~ Sandpoint Family Photographer

Good Morning!  Oh my goodness…..sit down…no seriously SIT DOWN!  You just might faint….a BLOG POST!!!  WAHOO!!!   I have finally decided to start blogging again!  Not that I need another project on my plate….but seriously it is a crime for me not to share more images from my sessions!  And I miss blogging and sharing in the fun I get to have with my clients!

I thought I would start out with a session from last fall to show more images from the September Sandpoint Living Local cover photo!   I have been photographing this awesome family since their littlest was in mommy’s tummy!  And….mom just happens to be my favorite hair dresser!  The best in North Idaho!  I mean THE BEST!  She can work voodoo magic on my crazy hair and I love it….which is no easy task.  Climbing Mt Everest might be easier than styling my hair, that is how impossible it is!   And I am probably her biggest nit pick client…but she ALWAYS pulls off something great!  If you are needing an amazing hair stylist, be sure to get ahold of Kristy at Sand Creek Salon located in Sandpoint!

Before we get to the main attraction……I want to chat a quick minute about styling your session.  When mom told me she wanted browns, reds, jeans, and……wait for it…..LEOPARD!  I couldn’t believe it!  She is SO BRAVE!  But if you know me, I am one of those stand in the background admirers of people with fashion…because I have NONE.  When it comes to clothes, jeans and a t-shirt baby….that’s how I roll.  But I wish I had better fashion!  So I trusted her…not only because I really admire her everyday fashion, but after all these are HER family photos and she knows what she likes.  And holy cow…when I showed up to take pictures I was blown away.  Her color combo ROCKED.  I LOVED it!  I loved it so much that I used it for inspiration for my own family photos this year!  😀  When planning your family photo session with me, it is always great to get on my “What to Wear” pinterest board for ideas on styling your session.  You can find great color combos on what to where and how to mix and match outfits so they don’t feel stuffy and uniform.  And it also helps to consider the location we will be shooting at while creating your color combos!

OK….let’s get down to business…it’s PHOTO TIME!  😉

I had so many favorites….I just loved the entire session….but I was able to narrow it down to some favorites!

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I LOVE this……GORGEOUS ladies!

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I think someone has her daddy wrapped around her little finger…

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Here is the original image from the cover of the September Sandpoint Living Local Magazine cover.  They are just so sweet holding hands!

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And my favorite little clown……I just LOVE her!  I love making connections with every single one of my clients….but I must say that there is something so special about getting to photograph them from the time they were in mom’s belly, and every year after getting to watch them grow up!   It just makes my heart pitter patter with love!  Little goofball.

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This session was so amazing and SO FUN!  I loved how it turned out and am really looking forward to more fall photos this year!  I will be sending out Fall Mini Session info soon…..so stay tuned!




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