Gina & Brandon

•May 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

This past week, I traveled to my old stomping grounds, aka Selinsgrove, Pa, to take engagement photos for a young couple named Gina and Brandon. For anyone who does not know, Selinsgrove is a small town in Central Pa with a beautiful little downtown and an equally beautiful setting along the Susquehanna river. We concentrated on these two areas–a huge thank you to several of my family friends for allowing us to use their private riverfront access!!

The weather had previously thwarted several of our attempts to get together, but on this day, the cloudy, threatening sky only added a bit of depth to these photographs. I think our shoot went great–congratulations Gina and Brandon!

Decker Thomas

•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment


While I adore newborns in general, and in particular love newborn shoots, I can say without hesitation that newborns are notorious for sleeping all the time…except during a photo shoot. Sweet, tiny little Decker was no exception. The persistence of his intent to stay awake was pretty impressive.

Nonetheless, with a bit of time and patience he did eventually drift off for a whopping ten minutes. In the meantime, we managed to get a lot of photos of him wide awake, with his dad Eric and his beautiful (really, she’s stunning!) mama, Reese.



•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment


I am sure somewhere along the line, I’ve attended a Catholic mass and christening, but I do believe this was my first experience as an adult. I wasn’t sure what to expect other than having been forewarned that it would be a LONG ceremony!

It was long, but it was also quite beautiful, and with Sebastean being the only little guy being baptized, the focus was on him. We were unable to get all of the group shots we wanted due to time constraints, and so the focus of the shoot shifted from planned and posed to documentary style. No worries, baby Sebastean was full of smiles and quite the handsome little man!



Mason Family

•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment


There’s a little madness in every family, and this quick mini-shoot last December proved exactly that. With a literal window of 15 minutes when every member of this family would be home, a persnickety 5 year old, a rambunctious bulldog and a crazy cat–the pressure was on! Fortunately we snagged the above shot easily…and had a lot of outtakes!


Aidan, Avery and Alexa

•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Perhaps one of my favorite photo shoots ever, and inspiration for a “big” family shoot in the future–Aidan, Avery and Alexa’s Christmas card mini-shoot. We had the perfect spot, the perfect weather–misty and warm meant easy lighting and not freezing our butts off! These kids were a pleasure to work with!

Arla’s Family

•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

From now on, when I set up a shoot with Morgan, Jeff, and Arla, I will refer to them as the Perfect Family. Aside from good genetics and well-coordinated outfits, these three know how to pose with the best of them (perhaps former model Jeff coached his girls a bit?) Either way, this shoot–intended to produce a yearly Christmas card–went off without a hitch! Can’t wait to see this family again!


Raymond, George, Joseph & Family

•October 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I feel that most of the time, the subjects of my photography are people I know and have photographed before, or friends of people I know and have photographed before.  Its always a nice when someone contacts me from having seen some of my work and wants me to photograph them.


Such was the case with the wonderful family I met with at Penn State this past weekend.  After many discussions with mom about when, where, weather, and wondering if 3 boys would cooperate…I have to say that this was a pretty straight forward and painless photo shoot.  The family had a warmth about them that made capturing their essence simple.  The icing on the cake was the sweet old yellow lab who could have cared less about my tennis ball or the crazy noises I was making to encourage eye contact.  (Anyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for old dogs, especially old Labradors!)


The two older boys were as different as night and day.  Quieter Raymond, and George, who could not be expected to contain his energy simply for a photo shoot.  Let’s just say there was a lot of tree climbing and wall hopping and sibling horseplay happening between these two kiddos…


And finally, the little guy, who – much like the dog – could have cared less about anyone’s theatrics and had other things to investigate besides the girl with the camera.  I absolutely have to give props to the 5 month old who spent in hour in the cold at the end of the day with barely a fuss or a frown.  He was also pretty cute:)

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Thank you again for a great afternoon!


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