Welcome to the Green Apple Photography Blog. By viewing my stories and images, you will get a glimpse into my shooting style and personal experiences. My mission is to get you excited about your family portraits, about the moments I capture of your gorgeous children and the beauty of your pregnant body. I want you to share them with your friends and family and to see quality and artistry in every image.

For the many people who share their comments, stories, and lives with me, thank you!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Elmira Children's Photographer. Instagram

I joined instragram when I bought my new phone - It has a much better camera and I can actually download the app for instagram (tells you how old my last phone was).  Anyway, thought I would share a little preview of what I've been snapping lately.  Enjoy.  And if you wish to follow me, you can find me here: http://instagram.com/karen_meissner#

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer. Elmira Children's Photographer. Summer?!?!

Yesterday I wore flip flops to drop the kids off at school and today the kids had to wear their full snow garb!  I won't get into how this crazy weather is likely a symptom of global warming (but I think it is), however I feel I need to say this: I really missed flip flops.  I miss sunscreen and warmth on my face.  I miss sun-kissed noses and big sun hats.  I dream about my feet in warm sand and long walks after dinner (where the walk is longer than the getting ready).  I'm so excited for summer that I went out and got the kids summer hats and sandals and T-shirts yesterday.  And I guessed on shoe sizes because they weren't with me and I'm quite proud to say I chose the right size (until they grow out of them).  So what is your favourite summer footwear for kids?  what lasts, what looks cute, but I don't have to worry if they get too dirty? What do you love on their cute little feet?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Elmira Children's Photographer. I heart faces

I've been drawn more to black and white lately and when I Heart Faces announced it's latest contest: Black and White - I knew I had to enter.  This is a shot that I took last year in October of a cute little lady.  Her eyes were so striking!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Elmira family photographer. In the home, and on the go, go, go

I'm pretty sure this family is excited about the photographs on their walls as I am.  I had the pleasure to photograph their two children during my Christmas card special and when #3 arrived in the new year, I headed to their place for his newborn session.  I chased the older kids around and photographed them in their element - their own home, their own rooms and playing with their toys.  Then they had some downtime with dad and mom and I focused on capturing some stunning shots of baby R.  It all boiled down to an amazing session and the result was beautiful pieces of art on their walls.

Renee and Jimmy,  Thank you for inviting me into your home to freeze those moments for you.  Your appreciation of my work and your relaxed nature truly made for some stunning family images.  I can't wait until next year to do it all over again!  Please enjoy a few of my favourites.