Shamefully, over a year has passed since my last blog post. I suppose that's what happens when you have a baby of your own. But I felt compelled to pick back up my momentum with this insanely adorable lifestyle newborn portrait session. Baby Rita was only a week old to the day for this session and she was such a wonderful little model. Her energetic brother kept me on my toes and I captured some candid portraits of him as well but Rita stole the show! With her beautiful head of hair and rare but infectious smile... who couldn't totally fall in love!
I am seriously so lucky to have such great models every year. Ano has been a little star for me for 4 years now! His wide eyed smile and calming personality make for the perfect subject. Now that his little sister Mila is older, she definitely stole the show this year. She learned how to model from her brother but her personality is booming with energy! I chased her around the beach, never letting my camera leave my eye. Every moment was worth a click. My luck with them was matched by the perfect weather and the most beautiful sky! Lucky lucky photographer...
I've been photographing Zoelle since she was just a tiny 4 month old baby. This year, just before her 5th birthday, her portrait session was shared with someone else! Her baby sister Colette, at 10 weeks old, had her first photoshoot with me and Zoelle was as excited as I was. She stood next to me doing everything in her power to coax a smile or giggle out of her baby sister. We had such a great time together as we always do! I can't wait for Zoelle's 6th birthday when Colette is running around! Hopefully Zoelle will help me catch her :)
17 families in 2 days! Is that a record somewhere? Probably not because Janie and Jack's all over the country host this amazing photographic opportunity a few times a year to their customers. I was one of the lucky photographers that had a mini studio set up to be the photographer for one of these events! In a small corner of the Janie and Jack in the King of Prussia mall, I was able to capture all of these adorable moments over 2 days. It was very hard to edit down for this blog post but that only means I had such great models! Maybe I will get the chance to do it again next time and see these adorable faces once more!
From when he was just a tiny 6 month old, I have been photographing Nicholas. Now 3 years old, he is preparing to be a big brother! He loves his mom and dad and loves even more having all of the attention. But the more I talked to him, the more I hear how excited he is to take on the role of being a big brother. From checking his mommy's tummy to giving her a rose and a kiss because "mommy's beautiful"; Nicholas is ready to show his new baby brother or sister just how to win the hearts of everyone around.
To say I have the best job in the world is an understatement. I have had the amazing pleasure of photographing Kristiano since he was just a tiny big eyed baby. He has been a photographer's gem of a model from then on. Three years later, my little guy is now a big brother! Mila, now a year old, has her brother's eyes and her very own personality. She is full of love and laughter and the sweetest smiles. It's incredible to say that part of my job is to document these two munchkins as they grow.
Sometimes what "small business" means to people are higher prices than the retail Giants out there. But what it really means is that you can work one-on-one with someone who will remember your name and care about what you want and what you were looking for. They will remember your name and your kids' names, they will remember what you love every time you walk in the door. Today's the day we help those small businesses out by shopping with them for our holiday gifts! Support the businesses that are family oriented and not the businesses that opened up on 4 PM on Thanksgiving to pull people away from their families all for the sake of making even more money. Shop with the people who are honest about their prices and not the ones who hike them up just to tell you it's 30% off for one day only.
In honor of small business Saturday email firstname.lastname@example.org for 30% off of gift certificates... now until December 31st. Give it as a gift for a family photo, a beautiful senior portrait, or even towards a wedding! Gift certificates never expire and are good for sessions or Beautiful prints, canvases or framing.
The gift of memories encapsulated in a photograph is a gift that lasts a lifetime!
There must be something in the water these days... Kids are just cuter than ever. Was I this cute growing up? Were my eyes this blue?
Holy cow! These 3 munchkins were so much fun and so photogenic, if it wasn't 40 degrees out I would probably have kept photographing until they fell asleep. We spent about an hour together, running around
The Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park. It may be hard to tell, but a lot of these moments are candid. When they were sick of us saying "HEY LOOK OVER HERE!" that's when the magic happened. Jackson, Max and Quincy are my new little buddies!