I loved working with this sweet family of four. Their sweet little girl was nearly two months old and seemed so strong and curious :) I loved capturing all of her little expressions and the love her big brother had for her. It was a beautiful February day, so we were even able to sneak outside at the end for a bit :)
Izzy recently turned six months and I was excited to see her again and do a milestone mini session to capture this time. Six months can bring a lot of changes! They had moved into a new home and she was a strong sitter with the most beautiful, curious eyes. We had fun playing with some of her favorite toys!
I loved spending a cozy morning with the M family while they celebrated their daughter's 3 month milestone! We did a family lifestyle session with a newborn session feel and I loved how we were able to capture how special it is to have a little one at home with you. So many details from the nursery nook were handmade and such love went into each and every one of them <3
Longwood Gardens is my absolute favorite place to shoot in the winter. It's always gorgeous and always changing so it never gets old. You also can't beat the weather :) I did a family session for the O family to document baby Prim's 6 month milestone. We took plenty of family shots too and had fun doing a mix of posed, documentary, and more lifestyle photos. Enjoy!
I was so excited to meet Miss L. And she was the sweetest little baby with the most curly hair I've ever seen. She was welcomed into the most loving family and joined her family weeks... if not days... after they moved into their new home! It was an exciting few weeks for sure! Her big brother was still mesmerized by her tiny fingers and little toes <3 I loved capturing this time for this family and had fun looking back at all of the images from their session :)
Our goal for this lifestyle/documentary session was to capture life at one! Making it through the first year is something to celebrate - both for the baby and for the parents! This sweet family wanted to remember what life was like with two one year olds running around because these ordinary, often simple moments are the ones that make life extraordinary. I arrived and the twins were waking up from nap and we captured everything from bath time to dinner time. I always like to include pets in my sessions... after all, they are family, too <3
It has been awhile since I've blogged. I had to take a break to keep up with my fall sessions, but now I want to get back to sharing some of my favorite sessions from 2016. I did this lifestyle session at the end of last summer. Mom wanted the session to have a newborn feel to it even though their baby as about three months old. I was a little nervous about how it would go because I had not done this before, but it turned out to be one of my favorite sessions. Three months is such a great age. I feel like it's around this time that their personalities really start to peek through... and oh the smiles! I love them :)
As I sit here sipping hot tea and debating about plugging in my space heater, I thought it would be fun to look back at a session from August. It was SO hot this day and the heat index was over 100. These guys were such troopers and we embraced the heat, enjoyed the morning, and cooled off at the end in the children's garden. I love working with this family each year! They have been with me since I first opened and am so happy to have connected with them. I've loved watching Dylan grow from a toddler into a preschooler, capturing Zooey when she first entered their family, and now her one year old pictures :)
There is something just so sweet about a newborn session with first time parents. There are so many peaceful moments where the parents are in just total awe of their new baby. It always brings me back to my memories of the first week home with my oldest daughter. There is something so special (and terrifying!) about that first two weeks. And while I do miss the chaos and fun that an older sibling brings to the mix (really, I do love toddler chaos!), I love being able to relax a bit more and shoot much more deliberately. Take a peek at Joseph's session on the blog today. I really miss those lazy newborn days!
It's hard to believe that it had almost been a year since I had done this little guy's newborn session. We met up at the Haverford Duck Pond for this Simple Session and enjoyed exploring, looking for geese (we found some!), and catching up. We ended up with a beautiful morning after having to reschedule for rain and we couldn't have had picked a better spot.
One of the things that surprised me most about running a business is reconnecting with people from my past. It may be one of my favorite parts of this photography journey. Maura and I went to the same college and had several common friends. During her daughter's newborn session it was fun to reminisce about college life and our old stomping ground. We had a relaxed morning and even got a few pictures with their first babies ;) I was so surprised when I walked into their home to find that our daughters have similar colored nurseries and the same curtains! We also had the same master bedroom furniture :) Great minds think alike! Enjoy these pictures of this super sweet and smiley little girl.
I had the best time working with Henry and his family for his "newborn" session. He was technically nearly 12 weeks old, but he was the most relaxed baby ever! He was so content during his session and while he loved being held by both of his parents, you should see the eyes he had for his mama <3. My photography sessions are a mix of lifestyle and documentary. I do a little bit of posing, but the moments that really mean the most to me are the ones that happen between the more "posed" images. Years later, when you look back at the images from your session, I want them to take you right back to that day. Because, these days sure do go by too quickly.
I was so excited to work with Henry and his family again. I did Henry's six month session a few months ago and suddenly, he was one! He was the happiest little guy and I loved following him around the first floor of their house. He was eager to explore and just adored his big brother. We had so much fun capturing his little details and playing outside in the snow once his big brother woke up. We even had time for hot chocolate!
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.
This family has been so patient waiting for their images! I was so close to finishing them up and then we had "fall back" and well... we all know how that goes with kids. P was such a sweetheart and so easygoing during our evening session. She has the most sparkly eyes and just adored her mom and dad. We captured a great variety of images and P was so tuckered out by the end, she fell asleep in her mama's arms. It doesn't get any better than that!
I had such a wonderful time with this family a couple weeks ago as we celebrated H's 6 month milestone!