How great are these three (soon to be four)? It took Luke a few minutes to warm up to the idea of a photo shoot, which I totally understand. I’d imaging a stranger with a massive camera can be pretty intimidating. Anyway… he warmed up pretty quickly once I let him push some buttons on the camera… what kid doesn’t like to push buttons? Once he was ready, it was all smiles from there. Check out the photos…
Meet Anna, Marc and Dolce (the doggy). This turned out to be one of my favorite maternity sessions. Besides it being about a million degrees out, the session went really well. I love shooting at Harriet Wetherill Park in Plymouth Meeting. There are so many scenic spots to explore. Anna and Marc were super fun to shoot with. Anna told me before the session that they had no idea how to pose, but then the second I picked the camera up they were already in the perfect pose without me having to say a word. I think they've both modeled before and were playing coy. Also, how cute is this Dolce? I love when clients ask to incorporate their dogs into a session. Anyway, check out the photos.
Regular readers of my blog (all 3 of you, hi mom) might recognize Nolan from his newborn session. While he was really cute as a newborn, he only got better with age (at the ripe old age of 1). For this session we explored Hayley, David, and Nolan's new neighborhood, Fishtown in Philadelphia. I love sessions where we don't have much of a plan other than walk around and find some cool spots... and we certainly did. My favorite were the colorful angel wings. Also, how infectious are little kid smiles?
Meet the Ray family. They are awesome! They (now) have a 1-year-old daughter named Virginia who is super cute. I shot newborn photos of her when she was about 2 weeks old. This was one of the easier sessions I've shot in a while because they were all so easy to work with... even Virginia. I love sessions like this because we end up with tons of great photos. See for yourself.
It's been a while! I've been neglecting my website for a bit and concentrating on photography and my family. Now it's time to get back on the horse and get some content up on the site!
I had the chance to photography this cute newborn! He was awake and alert the entire session and he was making the funniest facial expressions I've ever seen. I love it when a newborn's personality comes through in the photos! Also, how cool are these dogs, Bacon and Ham?
Sometimes during a session, I can tell the clients are getting tired of taking photos (or maybe tired of my bad jokes) and want to wrap it up. Kamila and Mike were the opposite of that. They were super adventurous, easy-going, and up for whatever. We shot to the last possible minute.... literally. The staff ushered us out at closing with us begging to take one last photo with the sunset.
It’s a lot of fun to shoot sessions like this because we can take our time, get creative, and make some great photos. I really enjoy the way these photos came out. It was hard to pick my favorites to post on here.
How cute is this couple? Dick has been a hobby photographer his whole life so he was always behind the lens (I can relate). For Dicks 90th Birthday, his grandchildren gifted him and Anne a couples session so that Dick could be on the other side of the lens for once.
The more I got to know these two, the more I liked them. They had me cracking up the entire session. They are avid gardeners so I got to tour their beautiful garden before the session. After the session, I got to see some of Dick's amazing photography. I wished I could have stayed a bit longer just to chat and hear some more stories. I can't wait to do the next session for Dick's 100th birthday.
On the morning of this session, the forecast called for a 30% chance of rain most of the afternoon. Liron and I spoke and she decided that they wanted to get the shoot done and we could take those odds. We figured worst case, we'd get a little bit of rain on and off. Well, it turns out that we completely underestimated the weather. It POURED the entire shoot. Luckily, Liron and Shreyas had a great attitude about it. We made the best of the circumstances and bounced around from covered spot to covered spot. This was a pretty challenging session for me, but it was actually a lot of fun. It forced me to step out of my box and think creatively. In the end, I think we got some great shots out of it (mostly because Liron and Shreyas were awesome). The umbrella shot in the rain was a nice little reward at the end. Also, how awesome is their dog, Jemma?
Calvin might be the greatest dog in the world, but Elizabeth & Jesse were pretty awesome too. I had a lot of fun exploring Andorra Meadow in Wissihickon Valley Park with these three. I didn’t stop laughing the entire time. Elizabeth was a total trooper for hiking through tall grass fields while 8 months pregnant. Usually, a large part of my job on any shoot is to help the couple pose. For these guys, all I had to do was point in a place I wanted them and they would set themselves up in the perfect pose. I really like how these photos came out.