Hello My name is Kassi Reuther and I am the owner of
Little Willow Photography located in Reno, Nevada, USA
I have a studio in downtown Reno.
The majority of my sessions are done in studio, but I do offer an in home session for an additional fee.
Little Willow Photography specializes in maternity and newborn portraiture. I enjoy photographing newborns the most but do follow the family throw the first year and beyond if they choose.
I use a Canon 5D Mark III. To be honest I had already a lot of money invested in photography when I decided to create a business and upgrade my camera. So I just stuck with the same brand. As time has gone by I would love to convert to Nikon in the future when finances allow it.
I currently favor the Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art. I love this lens! I enjoy the fact that it is so sharp, as well as the fact that I am still in arms length of any newborn or child that I am photographing.
I will be honest light is light, regardless of whether it is by the sun or man made. When you have light you can create the same pieces of art. I prefer to work with studio lighting as am not limited by the time of day or the posing preference of my little clients.
I have learned in various ways. I took a few classes here in there while in college to give my academics diversity. Once I graduated from college I just practiced and studio online images and material. Then in January 2013, I decided it was time to take a newborn workshop with Meshelle Photography. After that I have just been doing my normal practice and studying images that I feel are inspirational. I have now decided to up my game with artificial light and mentor with Kirsten from Son Kissed Photography.
I am inspired by so many photographers. I think we all have our vary own still. I love the macro and face images that Erin Elizabeth creates. I love the simplicity and beautiful light of Son Kissed Photography. There are just so many great things about so many great newborn photographers.
I love working and modeling precious little newborns. My joy comes from the parents expressions when they see their amazing pieces of art.
I struggle with the business aspect of being a professional photographer. Running a business can be complicated at times and it defiantly takes more time then you would ever imagine starting out.
I have all of my parents prep there babies for the hour or so before the session. I feel that having my parents prep the babies really does help my workflow and timing of a session.
I would like to expand my business to be a newborn experience, not only with my newborn work but a large amount of photographers all working together to provide a standard of quality in our community. I would love to have a studio that has all the props and accessories that newborn photographers have that can be shared and rented for part time photographers. I also would love to have a space for those part time photographers to safely photography newborn and baby clients.