Philadelphia Family Portrait - Risa, Chris, Isla and Theo

I met Risa through a longtime client of mine, whose portraits I will also be posting shortly.  In a comprehensive list of referrals, Risa chose me, so thank you for appreciating my work in a sea of wonderful photographers, Risa!  She is the owner of a beautiful blog of which I've become a fan.  If you are looking to add to your blogroll, check out her beautiful page here.  She discusses all things style, kids, life, parenting and beyond.  I am sure that at least some of her posts will resonate with you, as they did with me. Risa and Chris live in Philadelphia with their adorable children so it was a natural backdrop for our Fall session.  The weather was unseasonably warm for October so I think a last minute wardrobe change was in order for the whole family.   Knowing how much time I spend planning the wardrobe for my own family sessions, it would have thrown me off completely, but everyone seemed relaxed and ready when I arrived at the Rodin Museum.  When you are trying to corral two toddlers for the perfect photograph, it is best to just let go and let the session take shape on it's own.  Risa and Chris did that perfectly and I think it shows in the images.  Thanks to the entire family for being so laid back and a special HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY to Isla today!!


little girl in white dress and boots standing amidst evergreen trees

black and white image of 2 year old girl sitting and touching her shoe

black and white of little girl running through two rows of trees outside the rodin museum

mother holding daughter and laughing

family of four walking by the Rodin Museum

mother holding up little boy about to kiss him

black and white of 2 year old being held by mother and walking looking over her shoulder

little brother and sister sitting side by side and amiling and laughing, looking up

one year old boy at the bottom of a big set of stairs outside the philadelphia art museum looking back at the camera

black and white of a mother comforting son at the top of a staircase outside the philadelphia art museum

family of four on the steps of the philadelphia art museum with the skyline in the background

one year old boy laughing and clapping his hands

father holding one year old son while he claps his hands

family of four with two toddler children standing in front of boatouse row in philadelphia