Blog readers, meet Ben. A perfect little baby, in a perfect little house, with a perfect little family. I really enjoyed this session! It went about as well as a newborn session could possibly go. Ben slept the entire session, regardless of where we moved him or what position we placed him in. The house was only a few months old, was perfectly decorated, and had tons of natural light in almost every room. I love the way the photos came out, hopefully you agree.
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?
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?
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.
I've been friends with Annika for a while so I was super excited when she asked me to take engagement photos of her and Mark. Shooting with friends is always a ton of fun because I get to relax and try some stuff I wouldn't normally try. Plus, it helps when the couple is fun and up for whatever! We decided on a very Conshy theme for the photos. First stop was the Conshohocken Brewing Company which was perfect because we all got to start the session with a decent beer. From there, we hopped around to a few scenic Conshohocken spots and had a cameo appearance from Lilly and Teddy. We even took one pic in the middle of Fayette Street and lived to show it!
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.
Check out adorable little Layla! Mike and Kristen are right in the middle of completely renovating their house. Since it's November, and a little too cold outside for a newborn, we decided we'd figure out how to make their house work for the session. We did the entire shoot inside Layla's nursery. It was a lot of fun to figure out how to be creative with the limited space. Ultimately, I think we got some really great pictures. It also helps to have three great subjects!
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.
The first session of the season! I’ve known Steve for a while but this was the first time I got to meet his finacee Lydia. It turns out that she is super cool. I wonder what lies Steve told to woo her (kidding…. mostly). Anyway, the shoot was a lot of fun. We found some really cool spots all throughout Fairmount Park. We started at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, hit Belmont Plateau, and ended up on Boathouse Row. It was a nice little scenic tour of the city. Check out their pics…
This session was a ton of fun for a few reasons. First, because Jo and Toby were totally awesome. Second, because I got to tour Longwood Gardens for the first time with a PhD environmental scientist and an environmental engineer (sorry if I totally botched that). But third, and most importantly, because we got some amazing pics of Jo and Toby. There was so much great scenery at Longwood gardens. We could have shot the whole session in the entrance. I had to restrain myself since we weren't shooting for 3 days (Longwood Gardens is huge). Check the pics out for yourself.
World, meet baby Henrik, baby Henrik, meet the world. This session was a lot of fun! Henrik was alert and looking around the whole time. It's like he already knew how to pose for pictures. The only picture that he wouldn't pose for was the one single picture that Lelah requested. He had a meltdown when we tried it. Go figure.
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.