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.
I've been so busy shooting this season that I've been completely neglecting the website (sorry). So, to catch you up... I've been all over the Philadelphia area shooting families, newborns, engagements, maternity sessions, and even a few parties. I've met lots of great new clients, caught up with a few old ones, and even got to shoot some pictures of my beautiful niece. Here are a few of my favorites from the spring sessions.
Fall is starting to wind down, there aren't many leaves left on the trees, and I can finally catch my breath. This fall has been super hectic but a ton of fun! I'm a little behind on posting to the blog, so instead of posting a bunch of session updates like I normally do, I've picked a few of my favorite photos from the sessions that I missed.
Going into a session with a new family, I'm never really sure how the kids will do posing for pictures. They all have their own unique personalities and temperaments. Some are great in front of the camera, some are... well, not so great (like my own kid). Usually, the first few pictures are pretty telling. For this session, as soon as I pointed the picture at these guys, Robbie cracked a huge smile, and he didn't stop smiling for the entire session. It also didn't hurt that we had a beautiful sunny 65 degree October day as well. I love the way these pics turned out. I especially love the sunset silhouette from the end of the session.
What a fun quick session with these guys! I say quick because we made the mistake of taking the pictures about 100 yards away from a playground. Even an ice cream bribe couldn't keep Avery's attention for long. Also, note Addison's death stare in a few pics from the beginning of the set. Luckily, she warmed up pretty quickly and we got some great shots.
What a fun session! This was my second time shooting with these guys, so they knew exactly what to do. They're pro's at this point. Danny was in the zone and totally hamming it up for the camera. This was my first time shooting at Rose Tree Park and it was absolutely amazing. I'm definitely using this one again. The only downside for the session was the weather. It was about 600 degrees out with 150% humidity (I might be slightly exaggerating) but we forged on and got some great shots.
Sometimes we have sessions where absolutely nothing goes right... It's cold, dreary, the kids are miserable, the location is drab, the parents are stressed.... and then we have sessions like this, where everything is absolutely perfect. These ones are a lot of fun to shoot. It was 70 degrees, bright blue skies, a perfect location in Valley Forge Park, and of course a great family. Danny loved to smile and ham it up for the camera. My job was pretty easy for this one.
This session was freezing! Well, not literally freezing, but sub 50 degree weather is really cold for mid May. Kerri and Joe had a great attitude about the cold. Danny however was a little annoyed at first. We couldn't figure out if he didn't like the cold or just wasn't a big fan of having his picture taken. In either case, he warmed up (hehe, get it?), by the end of the shoot and gave us plenty of smiles. Check out the photos and sorry about the awful dad joke.
Meet the Hamm family. These three were great to shoot with. Jason, Jasmin, and Julian were up for whatever, although I don't think Julian really had a choice. Jasmin suggested we shoot at Core Creek Park, which was an awesome location. Later in the session, we found this perfect little valley surrounded by foliage overlooking the reservoir. The leaves throughout the park were the perfect color! I think Julian was quite skeptical of the camera (or more likely, me), but it worked out in our favor because he kept staring right into the camera. Here are some of my favorite snaps from the day.
I really struggled with this session... or I guess more accurately, I would say I struggled with this blog post. I struggled to limit the number of pictures that I love to a reasonable amount. More to come on that, but first, the story.... For this location, Rachel, Scott, Zoe and I decided to explore Curtis Arboretum, which was a new location for me. It turned out to be a perfect spot. The Arboretum was really scenic, the weather was a perfect 65 degrees, and the leaves were nice and bright. The only frustrating part of the session was that a track coach was meandering around behind where we were trying to shoot. He took his good old time setting up his cones while the perfectly lit sky was fading. Despite his efforts to sabotage our pics, we got some great shots. My absolute favorite part of the session was Zoe's mesmerizing blue eyes. See for yourself in the pictures.