We were so lucky that we didn't have rain for this session! We had Longwood Gardens to ourselves this morning and had a wonderful time being silly and exploring. We even had an outfit change at the end to get into some of the cutest play clothes I've ever seen! :) I went to school with this mom and grew up in the same town, so it was fun to reconnect after all these years! Her daughter was the cutest toddler and I loved her giggles!
We had such a beautiful night for this session and had plenty of beautiful areas to explore with the kids. I love to keep kids moving during our sessions so that they don't get bored and are always excited for the next place we are going to see. You never know how sibling shots are going to go, but I really love the ones we captured at this session <3
I absolutely loved this documentary family session. We spent the morning walking around the borough of West Chester. The Q family lived in West Chester when they met and it was fun to share some of their favorite spots with their soon to be one year old! The brick sidewalks and beautiful town were a perfect backdrop for this session and I loved how it had a more urban feel. At the end of our session, we stopped by D'Ascenzo's Gelato for N's first taste of gelato. I think she loved it :)
I love, love, love sunset sessions. In addition to the gorgeous light, I just love that during these sessions, I can let kids be kids. They can stand (let's be honest...run!) any direction they want and face any direction and the light just works. I don't have to be as careful with lighting because I can get gorgeous images from any direction. I love mixing backlight, sidelight, and the unique shadows and warmth that this time of day gives. I end up with so many more natural moments and a few more cuddly ones too! Of course, sunset coincides with bedtime... but kids really do great. We play, we run, we are silly. They are outside in a new location and after a late nap and a good snack they forget all about sleeping to just have fun and explore.
The second half of my mini sessions did not disappoint. I had so much fun capturing natural interactions and hearing all the giggles while the kids raced through the trees. The cutest little Santa even made an appearance as the sun set behind the trees. It was a such great day! Thank you to everyone who came out for my first ever mini sessions!!
Now that Christmas is over and cards are out, I wanted to share some more of my favorite pictures from the Tree Farm Mini Sessions that I held at the end of November. I had SO much fun doing these and hope to start doing them annually. Here is part one and I'll share part two tomorrow!
I had so much fun working with this family at the end of the fall season. It was a windy day and pretty cold in the shade. These kids were troopers though and we even found some leaves to play in at the end!
My nephew turned one last month and I took a few photos of him one afternoon to document this big milestone!
I met up with the M family a few weeks ago at their family farm. We took a few extended family group shots (which we are keeping as a surprise!) and then had fun exploring and taking some more family photos along the way. We really lucked out with a perfect evening and fun kids!
I love sessions that include grandparents! There is something so special about having all three generations together at once.
I worked with this family this past spring and had the pleasure of hanging out with them again for M's one year pictures. We did some birthday shots inside before heading out to play in the backyard. M was a happy one year old! He had an amazing smile and a contagious laugh. We had a great time goofing off and capturing the essence of being one.
You would never guess it, but as I drove over to this session, it was pouring rain!! Earlier that day it had even snowed/hailed. We waited it out and ended up with a gorgeous evening! I can't wait to share this gallery with this sweet mom and her adorable family.
I love Longwood Gardens in the fall and it's one of my favorite spots to shoot at with young toddlers. There is a lot to see and plenty of paths to explore. We had a beautiful fall morning a few weeks ago and little A was probably the fastest nearly one-year-old that I ever had the pleasure of chasing around!
I had a great time working with little L and her three big sisters! We had a beautiful morning for a backyard session and even had time to squeeze in a few indoor shots at the end.
I always have the best time working with this family! A and E really keep me on my toes and keep the energy flowing. I always think that leads to the best pictures though... and it definitely lets their personalities shine through. After rescheduling for rain, we couldn't have picked a more beautiful night. It worked out perfectly. I'm so happy I get to capture these girls as they grow!
I'm an over-sharer by nature, but especially when it comes to photos of babies and children. I really can't narrow them down! Each little moment in time is my favorite... until I see the next one. I overshare because what if that was the day the "clapping" phase ended? Or the last day they only had a couple of teeth? Or the last time they did the scrunched-nose-smile? I always have to remind myself that the nights may be... well… l o n g. But, babyhood is fleeting. Happy birthday, sweet O. I can't believe you have one year under your belt already!
I did a backyard Storytelling Session a few weeks ago. We hung out in the backyard and did what they do best - PLAY - and now mom and dad have some updated pictures of their kids having fun! The backyard and swing set is their favorite place to be and after a few minutes, they really forgot I was taking pictures. Who says you can't enjoy the dog days of summer? Especially when they have a brand new family member in tow!
I had such a wonderful time with this family a couple weeks ago as we celebrated H's 6 month milestone!