I had my wedding business in New York City for 5 years before I moved to Bucks County.Read More
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 worked alongside Annemarie Kopey of Blossom n Bloom photography on this outdoor wedding at Historic Stonebrook Farm. The venue is just around the corner from me but it is situated on a sleepy little street and by the time you get to the grounds and the fields of Stonebrook, you feel like there couldn't be a neighbor for miles. It is the perfect destination for a laid-back, lazy summer afternoon soiree. Here are a few of my favorite images that I captured for Will and Beth.
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.
Rory was born just as the anticipation of the holidays was settling in last Fall. I remember the crisp air in October and the leaves beginning to fall from the trees as I walked to meet them. Siobhan and John had just moved into their new home in Philadelphia, the plastic wrap still on the chandelier. They hadn't even had the opportunity to fill the rooms with furniture yet. I remember thinking that it was such a momentous, exciting and fresh new beginning for them. A brand new house, a brand new baby and a whole new wild world of parenthood about to begin. Rory was a sweetheart, barely crying for me and completely awake and alert in his brand new nursery which was flooded with the most perfect light. I can't imagine him 5 months older already, time surely flies. I hope they are enjoying all of the beautiful moments a new baby brings and I hope you enjoy these photos of their precious boy.
It's been longer than I'd like to admit since I've worked on a personal project. I have made excuses. I don't have the time or energy to focus on one more thing. I shoot so much for work that I can't find the motivation to get my camera out when I'm at home. I can't imagine taking on more editing and post production work on top of my current client work. But, things have both slowed down, in the off-season, and sped up, as my children are growing up before my eyes, that I felt it was the perfect time to focus on something for me. I am only two months into my "photo a day" project but I am still really excited about the day to day images I'm collecting and the new way I am seeing my house, my kids, my light, my life and the world around me. Most days are a blur and by the time 9 o'clock rolls around I could easily close my eyes and drift off to sleep for 12 hours if that were a possibility, but lately, 9 o'clock means I finally have an opportunity to open my laptop and pour over the images I've created from the day. And more importantly, these images will serve to remind me of details I am bound to forget as the weeks and months pass. If you've heard about the 365 project and considered trying it for yourself, it is not too late to start. Whether with a point and shoot camera, an SLR or a phone, I would encourage you to give it a chance and see it changes the way you see the world. I have been so pleasantly surprised by how much I have enjoyed the process and the challenge.