Chance & Family

•October 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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…

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Gabe & Family

•October 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I had the pleasure of photography this great little family (and their dog, Moto) last weekend at my family’s farm in Freeburg.  We had a pretty day…and a baby who didn’t want to smile very much.  And a dog that, for all his beauty, did NOT want to sit with his family.  And a motorcycle that Mom wasn’t too keen on having in the photos.  And yet, somehow, it all came together great.  After the outdoor shots, my assistant Jess and I let poor little Gabe go home for a nap and met up at his house a little while later.  There, the rumors of Gabe being the smiliest, happiest baby ever were confirmed.  Thank you Tony, Nicki, and Gabe for letting me photograph your wonderful little family.


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Jack & Family

•October 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I did photos of Jack a few months ago for his first birthday, and he was one of the most pleasant subjects I’ve ever worked with!  That opinion still stands after this past weekend’s shoot with Jack and his parents.  We shot at the Penn State Hazleton campus, and although Jack is no longer content to sit still he is still full of bright smiles and wonder that only a 15 month old can have.  (As long as I didn’t pull out my stuffed dinosaur, right Mom and Dad?)  Below are my picks and I certainly hope to keep seeing Jack as he grows up (way too fast, of course…)

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Mason Family

•October 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment


A family of five with 3 kids of vastly different ages involved in all kinds of things means that finding a date for a family photo shoot that worked for everyone (and for me) was difficult!  Then add in an increasingly bleak weather forecast.  A morning that dawned with dark skies and rain and cleared up into…well…gray skies and wet leaves.  Despite all this, last Friday’s shoot of the Mason family went wonderfully.  This family contains a few of my favorite people, and hopefully they will be as happy with the results as I am :)

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Stella – 2.5 Years

•October 15, 2013 • Leave a Comment


Well, she’s not quite 2 and a half, but almost!!  And after having a slew of about 21 perfect days, I decided to hike down into our “grove” in the woods and do a few fall pictures of my girl.  She might be loud, feisty, defiant, stubborn and difficult at times…but a few lollipops and fruit snacks and she becomes a superstar model!

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Christian, Sophie & Noah

•October 8, 2013 • Leave a Comment

About a year ago at my son’s karate class, there was a young, very pregnant mom next to me with a big smile.  We instantly clicked and became friends, and I was more than excited to photograph this great family last weekend.  Christian, the model and poser; Sophie, the challenging one, and sweet Noah who just turned one–along with Mom and Dad–made for a fun and silly photo shoot.  We met at Locust Lake State Park–my first time shooting here but hopefully not my last.  Just a few days before the peak foliage and with some wonderfully warm weather we could not have asked for a nicer night.  Thanks for letting me capture your first family photos :)

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Marlow & Eloise

•September 23, 2013 • Leave a Comment

I’ve photographed my friend Jamie’s girls a couple times now, and I must say after this last shoot they are quickly becoming one of my favorite clients.  Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous, these girls were so cooperative and complacent and cheerful…not a single ounce of resistance from the spunky Marlow and barely a whimper from sweet Eloise.  We took a few shots to commemorate the baby’s upcoming first birthday as well as some of the girls with Mom.  Enjoy these beauties, I certainly did!!!!

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