Every once in awhile you discover a hidden gem that has always been there. Such was the case with this photo shoot that took place at the lake at Beech Mountain – where I have been before and even photographed a wedding – but never for a summer sunset. Enter 5 year old twins Xavi and Angel, and their parents. Throw in a paddleboard and a few margaritas (for mom and dad of course) and we had ourselves the perfect set up for some really lovely family photos. We joked that with two high-spirited little boys, we weren’t even going to try for that “perfectly posed” family portrait. But…we caught it anyhow, along with many more realistic captures of this beautiful family! Thanks, guys!
This is the third time I have traveled to Mifflinbug PA to photograph the Saylor family at their beautiful countryside dairy farm. I have been there in the winter and in the fall, but this was my first summertime shoot. We had what could only be described as a perfect late summer evening. Warm weather, blue sky, and a lovely sunset all contributed to the shoot! Below are just a handful of my favorites!
As a photographer, it has become second nature over time to recognize people who are truly photogenic and who just know will be able to work the camera. I offered to take their photos for a number of reasons, but one reason was definitely selfish: for my own artistic purposes. Being “photogenic” has just as much to do with personality as it does with physical characteristics – and so it was no surprise to me that these lovely sisters rocked their photo shoot!
Meet Jorja and Iris. Two sisters who could not be more different and yet both possess charisma and a ton of personality. We picked a local spot with weeping willows and were blessed with a great spring morning. Below are my favorites!
I’m starting to feel like I can legitimately add “Animal Photographer” to my list of services offered, thanks to Ann-Marie and Treasure Keeper Labradors. We had our second (but not our last) “Puppy Shoot” of a combined litter of 13 (!!) black and yellow Labs. These little guys are about 4 weeks old in the pictures, and it was a great age to shoot them. We hope to do it again very soon for their 8-week session…but with 13 8-week old puppies something tells me it will be a little less “posed” and a lot more action! Below are my favorites:
(In addition, several of these puppies are still available. If anyone is interested or just interested in being directed to a fantastic Lab breeder, please contact me for more information.)
A long time ago there was a lovely girl named Morgan who lived in my basement for free in exchange for some light childcare duties :) She was a wonderful housemate who has now gone on to be a wonderful PA and most certainly, a wonderful mom. I had the pleasure of meeting sweet little Arla at just 11 days old. Morgan had just one request; to include her grandfathers old snowshoes in the pictures somehow. It was the perfect sentimental item for this winter babe. And she, in turn, was the perfect little subject.
One of my first friends to become a mom was my college roommate Crystal. And, 13 years later she’s still procreating :) She’s always been one of the best moms I know, as well as partaking in one of those great friendships that spans decades. I love her to pieces and after 13 years of being a “boys only” mom, she finally got her girl, Miss Julia. Despite the fact that this little princess was experiencing a day of tummy troubles, a little patience gave us some pretty amazing shots of this perfect new little life. Enjoy!
After many years of seeing my good friend Nancy’s family displayed in large frames on the wall, I was pleasantly surprised (and mildly intimidated) when her mom asked if would do their family portrait this year. We were not talking single-family either, but rather 4 grown children, 9 small to medium sized children, spouses, finances, and the couple who started it all, Frank and Pam. 19 people in all, as well as individual family shots of a few of the grown kids (are you following?) I don’t always use an assistant but I snuck my brother-in-law with me to help and I think despite the very cold weather we had a successful morning!