I’m primarily a human photographer, but every now and then its fun to step outside of your comfort zone. Treasure Keeper Labradors is the breeder I acquired our canine family member from a few years ago, and since then we have discussed doing a photo shoot of puppies. We finally made it happen this summer, and I have to say that it was pretty much 4 of the most enjoyable hours I’ve ever spent. The pups were precious and beautiful…these photos are just a few of their many wonderful poses!
About 14 years ago, I walked into a veterinary office and applied for a job. I was interviewed by a smiling, friendly woman named Ellan, who I came to be friends with over my years of being her co-worker. She had the same sense of sarcastic humor, we shared a Zodiac sign, and she had a cute little toddler named Jared. Over the years our paths went different ways, but we ended up both settling into the Pocono area, and a month or so ago she contacted me about taking senior portraits of Jared. Once I managed to wrap my head around the fact that he is now a high school senior (because that doesn’t make me feel old) we picked a date and a place and had a great shoot. We did the majority of Jared’s photos at the Boulder Field in Hickory Run State Park – it was an awesome and unique location! Below are two of my favorites!
I first met up with Jack’s family when he was one…and then again last fall…and yet again this week to capture his 2 year old face for pictures. And what a face it is. Aside from being handsome and adorable, he was full of curiosity and determination that only a 2 year old can possess. We met a local monastery with a pond and ducks, the idea being that feeding the ducks would be something fun AND photogenic for Jack to do while I snapped away. The ducks were, shall we say, a bit more aggressive than we anticipated but eventually they backed off. Jack kept busy and the look on his face when I pulled out the tricycle at the end of the shoot was priceless. Here are my favorites:
Weather and traffic jams were just two of the roadblocks of getting together with my cousin-in-law Sean in order to do some pictures to signify his graduation from college. Nonetheless, the stars aligned on an overcast evening which ended up being perfect light, and Sean was much better behaved than the toddlers and kids I usually shoot :) Meaning: the shoot was fast and perfect. Congratulations, Sean!
I know I can be fickle about my “favorite” type of subject to shoot, but newborns always rank pretty high on the list. There’s just something about capturing brand new life, especially when its just days old. Sweet little Hadley might have earned the title of Most Awake Newborn Ever, and like a true Taurus she stubbornly refused to succumb to sleep for quite some time. But when she did we managed to get some angelic shots, as well as a handful of classic moments with her beautiful big sister, Piper. Mom and Dad – hope you enjoy these shots of your new girl :)
I am happy to be back in the groove with my photography! I made a personal goal for myself this past winter to focus on improving and learning and trying new things…and since winter lasted forever my first shoot of the spring was just this past weekend. And it could not have been a cuter, sweeter, or more photogenic family! I have photographed young Brayden and his parents quite a few times, and now he has a new little brother, baby Cole. The beauty of repeat clients is really getting to know the family and know what they want and how to deliver it, needless to say we blew through the family shots and spent most of the time concentrating on baby Cole. The newborn stage is so fleeting, and I’m honored to have captured a little piece of it for this family. Enjoy!
When I met Chance and his family last weekend, we were embarking a gorgeous sunny fall day. Chance’s mom wanted some photos for a Christmas card to capture their family’s first holiday in Pennsylvania–and nothing really speaks “northeast” quite like fall foliage. Chance proved to be a star–he reminded me of a kid who should be in commercials in the 1960’s. Absolutely adorable even if he did forget his socks;) We did a little hiking through a mutual friend’s wooded property to find a few bridges and a bit of shade. Below are my picks…