I love finding new places to explore in Bucks County. I have lived here going on six years and there is still so much of this beautiful area that I have not seen.Read More
I was so excited to learn that Red Tricycle was interested in using two of my images for an article they wrote about first birthday photo ideas. They mention ten ideas for photographing your one year old and among the two they selected was a photo of my little Silas at age one (with the silly expression.) You can view the entire article here: http://redtri.com/bump-baby/must-take-first-birthday-pics/
Charlie's parents signed her up for one of my favorite projects, a baby's first year package. I have always loved photographing newborns but watching them grow over the course of the year is just so fun to witness and capture. Watching couples grow in their parenting journey is also a pretty neat thing to see. Dan and Toni have a bundle of pure joy and happiness in little Charlie and ironically, they realize how lucky they are and what an easy baby she is! She was sweet and smiley for the entire session and even as the temperatures dropped when the sun went down, she was happy to show off her all-star baby legs and toes for a few photographs. I can't wait to see what the next six months brings. See you in the Fall, sweet Charlie.
I have successfully documented another month here at home. I am still truly enjoying the process of picking up my camera each day and completely surprised by the fact hat I have not yet missed a day. I get really excited about new things and ideas and it doesn't always last, but this time I think I am seeing the results of putting in the time and effort to really practice and make new work in a different setting than I am used to, and it has motivated me to keep going and see what else I can "see." I hope you enjoy these images. I have loved watching the seasons come to life through this project and when viewed all at once, it can really give a sense of time and change. You will also see that my children love looking out the window for our resident groundhog.
It has been a long winter. While I enjoy "busy season" in the Fall, which always spills over into December, the winter months offer a quiet relaxation from shooting for clients. I have the opportunity to photograph what I choose to photograph and work on my own personal work at my leisure. I have particularly enjoyed documenting my own family this past winter and the practice of having my camera out every day, and all the time. But last night gave me a taste of what is to come this Spring and Summer and I could not be more excited. It was so refreshing to get some new faces in front of my camera and Asher couldn't have been better. This kid is completely obsessed with bubbles. Blowing bubbles, splashing in the reflecting pool bubbles and pointing off in the distance saying, "bubbles." He laughed easily and loved getting wet at the end of our session. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed photographing them. It is always a pleasure, if not a little bit of a "pressure" shooting a fellow photographer. Thanks for making it easy, Lindsay!
Most of my portrait work involves families with young children. Parents want to savor those moments, the images of their children while they are young, wild, crazy, innocent. This session with the Kalamchis was a big change of pace for me with only one toddler and the majority or my portrait subjects being adults. I had a wonderful time visiting them over Thanksgiving break at their family home in Greenville and I could sense the feeling I get when my own family gets together for the holidays, that familiar buzz of everyone gathering under one roof for Thanksgiving and the anticipation of Christmas. It was a pleasure and a privilege being there to make some family portraits for them.
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
Janelle and Sean have a quiet love that becomes more and more apparent the more time you spend with them. It was nice to witness such a sweet relationship that didn't put on any airs and was truly genuine and just for the two of them. They were married at Silver Creek Country Club and it was a beautiful day for a truly perfect couple. Thank you for trusting me to photograph this day, Janelle and Sean. I hope these moments will last a lifetime and beyond.
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.