Love is in the air today and for us, it's baby love! One look at Ashley's photo and the next thing you realize, a big smile has come over you. That's just one of a thousand reasons why photography is our passion. We knew we wanted to feature this little cherub in a The Story Behind segment and it just happens to fall on Valentine's Day. Coincidence? We think not. IG Handle:. @areevesphotography Where was this photo taken? Our home in St.Paul, MN. How did

"You can't judge a book by its cover." Those words ring true with this incredible image from Laura Harrey. She proves to us that even though a location can be a little unappealing, don't rule it out. Make it work for you and boy are we sure glad she did! Those desert colors play their part with the warm tones and colors of her subject. We were in awe when we spotted it in our tag feed so that's why we wanted to know more about

We are stoked to welcome Diane as this week's The Story Behind feature. If you follow her on Instagram, you'll see she is a master of all trades when it comes to her subjects. We have showcased many of her stunning newborn images but we are equally in awe over her family and kids work. When we spied this image that was so full of delight and wonder, we knew we wanted to share it with you. So, without further adieu, lets welcome Diane and The Story

We've seen photos that evoke emotions. After all, isn't that one of our top goals when we press the shutter? When we came across this image from Lauren in our IG tag, it sparked a joyous, happy emotion with us. A smile instantly grew on our face and we immediately have flashbacks of our childhood playing twirl or take me to the moon. We wanted you, our readers, to have the same giddy feeling so that's why Lauren is this week's The Story Behind feature. IG Handle:. @laurenmorrisphoto Where was

When we received Stacey's answers to our The Story Behind questions, this response rang true: "What daughter wouldn’t love a photo like this with their mom when they are older?" How on point is that statement? Even though this was a client session, we as photographers need to take that statement to heart as well since we normally are the ones behind the cameras. So with the new year here, lets make it our mission to GET IN the shot. After all, it's photos like Stacey's

2018 has been a wonderful year for Bloom and our Instagram followers have played a HUGE part in that. We are constantly toting about the incredible talent we see pop up in our #thebloomforum tag and we are always honored that you include us in your tags. We also want to thank each and every one of you that left encouraging comments and hit that love button. Let's make 2019 an even better year! 1. @jessesalterphotography 2. @kaylacouchphoto 3. @leanna_azzolini_photography 4. @writer1213 5. @saracgarcia 6. @jessesalterphotography 7. @raisingwildones 8. @angelarethwisch 9. @nevilleparkphotography 10. @ambertalbertphotography