Haverford College Family Session - Finn and Milo

I've been photographing this family since Emily and Ethan tied the knot in 2011.  They have since incorporated Emily's lovely parents into their sessions after adding two beautiful twin boys to their family. 

I say this a lot, but it is truly a pleasure to photograph this family each year and I am touched by the way that they value my work as art and express that to me year after year.  I feel a great connection with Emily and her parents and family and I think it is because they have just opened themselves up completely to me and to my lens during our session.  They are not wearing any masks and make no apologies for the chaos that accompanies two toddlers (a chaos with which I am already on a first name basis with at home.)  We've created images that are real and true and that reflect parenthood, childhood and grand-parenthood.

Creating images that capture the reality of your life is truly my purpose during a session and what I feel is the gift I have to share with you.  For you, I capture the images you might think you are looking for, the ones that tell your friends, and maybe even yourself that you've got it all together.  We all need those shots!   But for me, I capture the tufty hair, the chubby fingers, the playfulness and the joy of being a two year old.  I hope those become the images that you want too, if not now, down the road.  To all of the wonderful people in these photographs, thank you for letting me do that.  I hope these photographs fulfill you as much as they fulfill me

Brandywine River Museum Photographer - Bharti, Francis, Rithik & Vishal

Bharti contacted me about doing a photo session for her beautiful family near her home in Glen Mills, PA last Fall.  I had never been to the Brandywine River Museum of Art but it was such a beautiful location for portraits and I can't wait to have the opportunity to go back again this year.  Rithik and Vishal were such sweet and entertaining boys.  It was fun trying to get them to smile and they laughed easily which is always a great relief for me.  They are neighbors to one of my closest friends from the University of Delaware so while I had met them before, it was fun getting to know them better and watching them interact as a family.  It was obvious during the shoot that they have a lot of fun together.  To the A family, thank you for choosing me to capture your family and make new portraits of the the boys in 2016!  

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Brothers sitting together at the Brandywine River Museum

Boy resting on his knee and smiling at Brandywine River Museum

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black and white of husband and wife holding hands and wife laughing at Brandywine River Museum

Older brother hugging younger brother around the neck

Brothers sitting at the Brandywine River Museum and laughing

Morris Arboretum Family Session - Chestnut Hill

I have been photographing Katie, Dan and their beautiful children for a few years now and this was the third session in their package of three sessions since Caleb was born.  The best part of my job is seeing my clients year after year and watching their families grow.  It is so fun to see a couple transform into parents, to a family of four or five and then to continue to watch the children grow each year.  This was our second shoot at Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill and it was perfect capturing these images in the summer when everything was blooming so beautifully.  Our last session there was in the Fall so we were able to get a lot of variety in spite of being at the same location.  These are a few of my favorites, I hope you like them.  

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black and white of family smiling and laughing at Morris Arboretum

little girl puts hand in water fountain

black and white of mother and child playing in water fountain

sister in green dress looking at little brother sitting on steps

dad throwing son up in the air under tree

little boy walking along a field of flowers

black and white of mother cuddling son

portrait of family with little girl and boy and mother and father

little girl carrying little brother down a path

little girl carrying little brother down a path from behind

brother and sister singing sesame street song and dancing

one year old dancing and singing

Jersey City Newborn Photographer - Baby Luca

I traveled to Jersey City to meet the newest member of one of my favorite families.  Baby Luca was born almost exactly three years after his sweet older sister, Poppy.  I've loved capturing Josh and Jessica's wedding in New York City, newborn photos of Poppy, mini sessions each Fall and now more newborn photos of their adorable new son.  I couldn't see it the day I met him, but looking at the photos now, he looks exactly like his Dad!  I love seeing babies change over time.  I find it so interesting how one moment they can be the spitting image of one parent and the next time I see them, they look completely different.  I can't wait for the next time I see this sweet little soul.  Thanks, Josh and Jessie, for trusting me to capture another special moment in your life!  

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The way our scheduling worked out, Luca's newborn shoot ended up being on Poppy's actual birthday so we had to document the momentous occasion of turning 3 as well!

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Enjoy every "new baby" moment with your little guy!  Can't wait to see you all again soon.

Doylestown Portrait Photographer - Emily and Ethan and family

I love my repeat clients.  I feel like I say it all the time but I truly love to see my brides and grooms turn into parents and having the opportunity to meet their new little babies is just magical.  I photographed Emily and Ethan's wedding back in 2011 so it has been a few years since I've seen them all, including Emily's wonderful parents, Marjorie and Charles.  I was so excited to meet Milo and Finn, they couldn't have been any cuter, sweeter or more curious.  Ready to explore, we set out in my favorite little park, Hansell Park and captured some new memories for this sweet family.  If you are considering which time of year is best for portraits, these were summer photos and i think they turned out just beautifully!  If you can stand the heat, the summer has some exceptional light and greenery to offer. Bosk_Schoolman007

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Now that I have a 15 month old boy, I know this adorable, mischievous look all too well.  In my house it is usually followed by something terribly naughty, like grabbing a spatula from the kitchen drawer and beelining it to the nearest house plant to dig up all of the potting soil I just re-added.  In this case I think he just took off and ran if I remember correctly.  Not so naughty.

 

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Dirt!  The boys loved this path and they were completely lost in the  moment digging around and muddying themselves up a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

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This was my favorite spot with the tree and the beautiful sunlight coming through.  I love all of the images we got in this particular spot but this was just a sweet moment between a dad and his son.

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I love this shot of Marjorie and Charles.  Over the few times I had met them, their relationship struck me as being so quiet, nurturing and loving.  They seemed to have a deep understanding of one another.  It was beautiful to witness.

 

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Lockridge Park Family Portraits - The M Family

Fall is normally my busiest time of the year for portraits but lately, I've been doing a lot of work during the summer and loving this season for family pictures.  It's light out later into the evening and everyone has such a carefree attitude in the summer months, anticipating the next vacation or just enjoying time off from work in the beautiful weather. 

This beautiful baby melted my heart when she reached out to me at the end of the session and let me hold her.  She even gave me kisses when she left!  She is the perfect age for portraits, interested in me enough to look in my direction, but not old enough to want to look at the back of my camera after every shot :)

I just loved the way some of these turned out, she was the perfect subject.  Thanks to her parents too for keeping her up past her bed time!

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Doylestown Portrait Photographer - Fonthill Castle

This was the third of Abigail's first year package.  It has been so fun watching her (and brother, Matt) grow.  It is amazing how much babies change in a year.  Abby was so tiny when I met her and now she is a walking, talking, personality-filled toddler.  I loved working with this beautiful family and can't wait to see them again this year!

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Fall Mini Sessions 2013

I'm getting ready for my second day of mini sessions this Sunday and wanted to post some of my favorites from last year's sessions.  I look forward to seeing some of these familiar faces this weekend.  The weather looks beautiful!

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Delaware Newborn Photography - Baby Adair

I caught up with Katie and Ryan again after most recently having photographed their first daughter, Fiona, on her first birthday.  They have added a beautiful new daughter named Adair and become a lovely family of four.  Katie and Ryan reminded me that it's been five years since I photographed their wedding which was amazing and unbelievable to me.  It remains one of my favorite weddings with a few photos that I still try to recreate at other weddings.  Katie and Ryan, you have been such a sweet, generous and kind family and I treasure you as my clients! You also live on the most perfect street with the most perfect light, so that doesn't hurt either :)  I hope you love the photos of your new sweet girl.

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