This was my second time working with this family and I was so excited to meet Sam. Sam loved to be curled up next to his mama. I love photographing those moments where they prefer that to anything else... because I really miss them with my own little ones. I loved how much his big siblings loved him. They kept sneaking little glances and touching his tiny hands off and on throughout the session. Siblings always add an element of real life to the newborn session, and I think that's perfect. There is nothing better than when a little real life sneaks into a family shot <3 They are my favorites to look back on. As much as I love getting a nice family posed shot, there is something extra sweet about having one like this to smile at as the years go on.
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 :)
When Katie inquired about a newborn session, she mentioned that it was, "just us and our newborn and our small dog who we hope can make it into a few pics." Big sister Hershey wiggled her way into most of the photos and it was pretty adorable. I loved working with this family and hearing about all of the details that went in to making the nursery such a special place. When you first have a baby, your are so overwhelmed with your love for them and I just love to capture it so you can hold on to that feeling forever <3
Anyone who has spent more than one hour with a newborn knows, it's not peaceful and sleepy all the time; they sure do have their moments. My style walks the line between lifestyle and documentary. As much as I love to capture beautiful shots of a newborn sleeping in their crib and cuddly, family shots on a bed... I love the truly, real-life moments - like the ones of you walking up and down endless flights of steps because that is what comforts your baby. That is the kind of love that years from now, you and your baby will want to look back at. This family of three recently built their dream home and it was especially meaningful for them to have the session at home as opposed to a studio. For most of the session, we worked in one room that was bright and airy and another room that had deep shadows. I love how their gallery had images with a combination of light… it really helped captured all the various emotions that go with having a newborn at home. It also helped to create some beautiful, high contrast black and white images. I usually shoot for black and white intentionally and I knew the deep shadows would create some beautiful conversions. This sweet family was amazing to work with and their daughter was as beautiful as the come <3
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
I worked with two super tiny babies in a row. Meet baby J! He is one strong little guy :) He was about two months old at this session, but the session was done right around his due date. He had such a loving big sister and it was fun to capture some photos of them together. I have a soft spot for sibling photos and I always try to get a couple posed ones as well as a bunch of more candid type shots <3 This was my last session of 2016 and I can't wait to start sharing more of my current sessions!
I was so honored to meet sweet little Rose in her home so soon after she was delivered. Rose was the tiniest little girl because she surprised everyone a bit early! I've known Rose's parents for what seems like forever, and they make just as amazing parents as they do friends. Rose's nursery was designed with such love and thought. Every item in there had sentimental value and I enjoyed capturing those details as much as I did the newborn details. Thank you for sharing your early days with Rosebud with me! <3
As much as I love doing tree farm mini sessions, it doesn't come close to as much fun I have at a storytelling session :) During this family lifestyle session with the S family, I documented them cutting down their Christmas tree! We started the moment they hopped out of their car and ended with them packing the tree to go home. We captured some lifestyle portraits along the way too. This year, I will be offering two packages for Documentary Sessions: a half day "storytelling" session and a full "day in the life" session. If you are interested in finding out more about these packages, feel free to send me an email or submit a question on my contact form :)
We had our second day of Tree Farm Minis mid November and we had amazing weather. It was so warm we were actually glowing ;) I love doing these tree farm sessions and look forward to doing them every year!
I did two days of tree farm sessions last year and they were so much fun! A tree farm is a great, casual backdrop for Christmas cards and the kids always have so much fun. We started mid day and I wrapped up right after sunset. I can't wait to do these again this year :)
I am vowing to never get behind on blogging again, but I will say, I love revisiting these fall sessions and I am finding new favorites for each session as I look through the galleries again :) We had a beautiful night for the A family... perfect temperature (which was a nice surprise for November!) and a beautiful sunset. I absolutely love working with this family. I knew I could take them to this location and that they would be up for a little hike ;) They totally go with the flow and give their kids endless love. We captured lots of fun and lots of love.... which is always my favorite <3
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 :)
I met the G family at their home for a family lifestyle session. They wanted to capture the kids playing and enjoying a Saturday morning together. It was nice outside, so we were able to play outside for a bit too. During my sessions, I don't stop shooting very often. While we were getting ready to go outside, I was taking pictures of Mom putting on her daughter's shoes. She said to me, "Why are you taking a picture of my mom tying my shoes?" And I said, "Because one day, you will tie them on your own." <3
I offer a first year newborn package where you can add on a maternity, six months, or one year session in addition to the newborn session. It's a great way to document all the changes that happen during the baby's first year. The additional sessions are a bit shorter than the newborn session, but we capture plenty of fun images. I met up with the F family in Kennett Square, PA for a more "urban" session. It was a nice change of pace and I really love working in small towns. Let me know if you are interested in this type of session and I'm happy to suggest some great locations :)
I had a wonderful time last fall with the R family. We started their session at home and took so pictures doing some of their favorite activities with their daughter: reading books, playing with their doll house, and being silly. They also love going to the park, so after we finished up at home, we walked the park and I followed behind to capture them hanging out as a family. I loved this session and I know they will love looking back at these images of their home and town when their daughter was young <3
I am so behind on blogging my fall sessions and I've been eagerly waiting to get to this session. I was so excited to work with the T family again. I did A's newborn photos and it was incredible to see how much she has grown. Valerie is an amazing local photographer (I can't get enough of her posed newborns!) and we spent a good bit of time deciding on the perfect location... we wanted lots of grasses and a gorgeous sunset. Beautiful light was a top priority. We ended up with a perfect night and I love the casual, lifestyle images we captured. Their gallery was HUGE and it was so tough to pick my favorites to blog :)
I love to do fun, casual Extended Family Sessions. I do capture some portraits of the family together, but there are plenty of moments in between that I capture and include with your gallery. We explored Ridley Creek State Park for this session and we had such beautiful light at sunset. It was great to see these two girls again and I loved meeting their grandparents :)
I worked with Juliet's beautiful mama years ago and I was so honored when she reached out to me about newborn pictures. We had a great time catching up during the session and it was amazing to see how much big sister has grown since I last saw her! She was so sweet with her new sister and loved snuggling her <3
I met sweet little Dolan on a Sunday afternoon during the Eagles game :) He had the most fun "big brother" as well... so we made sure to get a few shots of him with his best bud. Dolan's favorite spot was in his mama's arms, so he spent a lot of time that way. When you bring a baby home for the first time, your entire life suddenly rotates around feeding, changing, and if you're lucky, sleep! I love to capture it all. After all, this stage is only a phase and they grow up too fast. I love having images of the early days with my girls to look back at <3
At the end of last summer, I did a Mommy & Me Newborn session with a beautiful mama and her two boys. Big brother was super sweet with the new little guy and he loved relaxing with his mom and helping to take care of the baby. Their family was in the midst of a move, so while I enjoyed capturing a bunch of "clean" images, I had to take one with the HUGE stack of moving boxes mom had been working on packing all week! Supermom for sure!!! She's also a talented local photographer so we had fun talking shop as well ;)