Hello beautiful girl!!!!
What a F-U-N day we had this day!!!!! It started out with me location scouting, getting lost, finding something even more amazing (we're talking old falling down mental hospital amazing), and then spending the time with Allie and her Mom!!!! Seriously, couldn't have asked for a more fun afternoon. Until a HELICOPTER landed right on the lawn next to us!!!!!! Seriously, how awesome was that?! I'm sure it'll never happen to me again, so I'm going to revel in it for as long as I can!
Thank you for being so Awesome Allie (I'm still counting on you to teach me this whole SnapChat thing!!), and thank you Stacy for lending her to me!!!!!
That smile!!!!!!! This, is my now 18 year old niece! Driving, graduating High School, going off to College, then taking the world by storm!
This girl is so many things. Smart, funny, talkative, responsible, and a joy to be around (just to name a few). And, once upon a time, she could fit on my lap. Why must they all grow up so quickly???
We had a great time at this session. Lots of laughs, even more talking, a beautiful golden sunset, and me feeling extremely short! What are 18 year old nieces for if they can't make you feel short???
Ok, guys....seriously...this handsome guy is my NEPHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, let's stop time. Like, yesterday.
Every person I photograph becomes "family" to me. Like, I'll probably bug you all the time if we get to know one another (ok, not seriously, but I do like to pop in and say hi all the time!). So, when I actually get the chance to photograph my actual family, it's such a treat! Its so fun for me to spend one-on-one time with them, to find out about what's going on, see how they're doing, see how school/sports/etc is going when there isn't the craziness of my kids running around, or dinner on the table!
And, this was such a special year for Tommy. He's 13. That means Bar Mitzvah time! He has grown SO much, and it's so amazing to see. He's not only handsome (as you can see--I'm his aunt, I can totally embarrass him!), but he's smart, kind, athletic, and has a HUGE heart. This kid is truly going to go far in life. And I can only hope that he holds on to his curiosity, his kindness, and his genuine love of helping others.
Just keep making me proud with all the geeky-awesomeness!!!!
Nothing screams "SUMMER" like a beautiful girl in a beautiful field, and a beautiful sunset!!
It had rained most of the day before we were set to shoot, so I was a little nervous about what would happen. But, I'm so glad that we decided to just go for it! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening.
Morgan, every time I get to shoot with you, it is ALWAYS amazing!! xo
Oh the ever lovely Jessica!! Second time I've photographed her, a little over a year apart, and she's just as beautiful as ever! Although, I can tell how much she's grown over a year. Her smile and her brown eyes still get to me every time!
When I saw the flowering trees, I knew they would be the perfect place to photograph! And, as her mom so lovingly pointed out, her shirt matches perfectly! I always love when I get to photograph the same people over and over again. It allows me to see just how much they grow. Personality and Maturity-wise, too. Can't believe she'll be in 8th grade soon! And I don't even want to think about her starting high school! EEP!
Keep growing into the amazing person that you're becoming, Jessica!
When a fellow Mom (and friend) from my Little's school approached me about photographing her Nephew's Senior Pictures, I couldn't turn her down. From the way she gushed about him with pride, I knew he would be an awesome person to meet and photograph. And, he certainly was!
Meet Alex! Now Graduate of Holy Ghost Prep class of 2016 (again, I'm behind in posting these!), and off to Penn State. He was so much fun to talk to, and get to know. He was the captain of the Crew team, received Congressional Recognition for being nominated into the Naval Academy, was a member of National Honor Society, AND he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He told me of his plans to study either Economics and Finance, or to go into Business, and that he plans to try for the Naval Academy again next year. I have absolutely no doubts that this young man will go far in life!
Alex, thank you for allowing me the privilege of photographing you! I look forward to hearing more about your journey from your very proud Aunt! And, Jennifer, thank you for insisting that I HAD to meet your nephew! You've got very good reason to brag!
2017 Seniors....it's not too late to get your Senior Portraits done! Let's chat, and we'll come up with the perfect shoot that expresses who YOU are! Email me today!
My amazing Hair and Makeup Goddess, Rajna, has 3 beautiful daughters! Well, I had the joy of photographing her oldest two, TWINS!!!!!!!!!!!!! They were SOO much fun! It was supposed to be a snowy day (noticing a theme yet?!), and it was ACTUALLY snowing!!! And, I mean REALLY snowing. The flakes were HUGE! So, I grabbed Natalie and Samantha for a fun shoot at an abandoned, half torn down building! We were pumped. They were looking cute, and wore their boots, meaning they were ready for some mud and some fun. Well, guess what. Yep....as soon as we got there, it stopped snowing and just started raining. Again, thwarted by mother nature!
But, because I'm so lucky to have such adorable clients, the day wasn't wasted at all! These 2 rocked it out. While they may be twins and look alike, that's where the likeness ends. Their personalities are all their own, and it was glorious to be able to capture just a bit of it. And they were both down to get dirty, because they asked to climb inside the rusted, empty dumpsters. Girls after my own heart!!
Nat, Sam....you're both beautiful! And, thank you for adopting me into your family that day! I'm sure your mom doesn't mind!
If you're looking to book a fun photo session for your teenagers, or even yourself....then email me! I love finding unique surroundings, and capturing your personality!
I had the privilege of photographing this Beautiful girl (AGAIN!) on the first day of Spring (yeah, I know, forever ago at this point!). It was *supposed* to be a snowy day, which had me THRILLED!!! I'd been itching to get out and shoot in the snow, but the opportunity always evaded me. Well, we didn't get any snow, nor did we get any rain...total bummer! Thankfully, Morgan is ALWAYS a ray of sunshine, and wonderful to work with! Even though it was cold, she was a pro! We seriously knocked out her session in about 15 minutes! (And with amazing results, if I may be so bold!
Teen Sessions and Senior Sessions are some of my FAVORITES!!!! If you're looking for a fun session for your teen/senior, what are you waiting for??? Email me today!
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" --Walt Disney
Looking at this beautiful young woman through my lens, it was difficult to think that when I first met her, she was only 11 years old! I can still remember the days she would spend in her Mom's Pre-K room at school (yep, her wonderful mom was Pre-K teacher to both my Little's! And a GREAT one she was!!). How can time fly by so quickly??
Yet, here she was....all grown, smiling back at me, and telling me all about her future plans! She's still in the process of finding the perfect school (although she really likes the sound of Kutztown University), but knows that she wants to head into the Education field (the apple didn't fall too far from the tree!). I just know that this amazing girl is going somewhere! I can't begin to fathom the emotions her parents are going through (particularly mom!), or what her 3 younger siblings think! I just know that I'm not ready to be there yet....but the years just insist on flying by!
Beautiful Girl--whatever your future holds for you, all I hope is that you chase it down with everything you've got! The future is what YOU make of it, and it's yours to find. Never lose what makes you special, and always trust your feelings.
Best of luck in ALL you do!! xo
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It's no secret that I *adore* photographing steamy scenes (hello Boudoir!)....but, can I just say how much I love photographing couples, too???
There is nothing sweeter than love! And it often hides in the shadows of life (especially if there are kids, families, jobs, etc involved). But bringing it out for that wonderful couple to see is just amazing! Look at these 2!!!!! Aren't they adorable? (Not sure he'd like to be referred to as such, but, he's a great guy, so he won't mind too much!) Even in the midst of a bustling City Hall during a HOT August day, you could tell that when they were looking at each other....nothing else was going on!
Seriously....be still my heart! AH!!!! Don't they look like they just walked off the pages of a magazine?! Gorgeous!!!!
A BIG thank you to my dear friend and her husband for doing this session with me! I had such a great time (and I can't tell you how much I appreciated you ignoring the fact that it was sweating hot out.....seriously, summer, lets discuss this "heat and humidity" thing!).
OH! And, before I forget!!!! This lovely lady and I got the chance to sneak in some new headshots, too! Woo!
If you're looking for some cuddly pictures of you and your significant other, or perhaps some new headshots....what are you waiting for?! Email me today to set up your session!