I love working in the home of a family welcoming a newborn baby. I especially love to see the dynamic when there are siblings involved. There is a carefully orchestrated dance that all parents quickly learn in order to keep their new baby safe from their young siblings while also trying not to make the first-born feel displaced. It is such a delicate time for both children and the balancing act is one you will adopt quickly if you find yourself in the same situation. In this case, Jackson was the perfect big brother, both interested in and so gentle with his new baby brother. Carter was so alert for the entire session and endured outfit and location changes really well. Second children are always so tolerant, it's almost like they come prepared for the fact that the world will revolve mostly, but not only, around them alone. Enjoy these photos of sweet, tiny Carter. I bet he is inches longer and pounds heavier by now. Katie and Ryan, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home and trusting me with these special moments with Carter!
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
This sweet baby girl was born just before all of the excitement that Fall brings. She couldn't have been more fun to meet and photograph, since I have been friends with her mom, Karen, from playing on the Emmaus High School tennis team with her way back in the 90s! Wow. I also had the pleasure of shooting Karen and Phil's wedding in 2014. I have loved being a part of all of the major milestones in their lives and little Violet is certainly no exception. Karen and Phil, thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home to meet your lovely baby girl. I cannot wait to see how much she has grown and I look forward to photographing her again in the future!
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.
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.
Dirt! The boys loved this path and they were completely lost in the moment digging around and muddying themselves up a bit.
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.
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.