Farmhouse Fresh Newborn Goodness

When I pulled up to this family’s Hellertown farmhouse on this very warm Sunday I was struck by two things: how gorgeous the property was and how loud the cicadas were, especially since I live 20 minutes away and haven’t seen a single one in my own yard! Brood X must have gravitated to the farmlands of the Lehigh Valley. I quickly forgot about the bugs when I met this perfect family with their absurdly photogenic new son. You guys, I’ve never seen a baby work the camera so well so early in life! He was all pose and eyes for over an hour, and by the time he hinted at crankiness we had covered all the lovely corners of their nursery and property for photos. I had the best time capturing this tiny fellow and mom and dad’s absolute adoration and love. It’s truly an addicting type of session to do, and I hope baby A continues to give his parents good nights of sleep and all the smiles he can manage!

Ladies of Lehigh: Round IV

My final group of rad Lehigh ladies, this group of crew friends! We stuck it out through a storm on Wednesday to get these photos and we snagged some winners despite the threat of rain. Happy Graduation ladies! and THANK YOU to all of these wonderful seniors for trusting me to grab these moments for you! It’s been a blast!

Ladies of Lehigh: Round II

We had a gorgeous session on Saturday afternoon with the loveliest of grads, may you all move mountains one day and enjoy your well-earned graduation ceremony!

Ladies of Lehigh

Congratulations to this accomplished group of ladies on their graduation this spring! This was a fun session on a beautiful afternoon, with a great group of women, who I’m sure will go on to do great things in the world!

Small and Sweet Spring Vows

I met Tanya and Avi at Bethlehem’s district court for their quick and sincere marriage ceremony on Monday. They had decided the hullaballoo of a larger wedding was not their style, and were happy to tie the knot in a low key and un-fussy way. They made this decision look super appealing, and it was nice not to have to worry about anyone else but each other during such a special moment. After the ceremony, we took a stroll around Bethlehem’s historic Archibald Johnston estate, which we had all to ourselves to capture some casual but loving pictures. The newlyweds were brilliant at smiling and laughing through their photography trepidation. Any wedding day that turns into laughter is a win in my book!

Congratulations Lehigh Graduates!

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, temps are rising and that means soon hats will be flying off at Lehigh and colleges everywhere as seniors prepare to graduate after a very unusual final year! Now more than ever before it feels good to have documentation of the accomplishments these determined individuals have achieved. Lehigh might be the most gorgeous campus I’ve been lucky enough to photograph on, and I’m excited to share images of celebratory grads. Check back for more galleries in the coming weeks!

The Reeves Glow at Valley Forge

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect weather wise at the Reeves’ maternity session at Valley Forge on Friday, I was bracing for jackets and wind, but it was an insanely gorgeous and warm late fall day at the famous Revolutionary era landmark. We took full advantage. Mom to be Jaclyn absolutely radiated in a flowing scarlet dress. We started at the National Memorial Arch for some architectural interest, and after walking through some foliage, we snuck into the beautiful arched walkway at the National Memorial Cathedral and ended our session with a sun-drenched view of the park. I am so excited for these two to become parents, and I look forward to a third Reeves smile in the future!

Glowing like Ember(s) in Fall Color

Another set of returning clients and friends returned last weekend with their new daughter (see a pattern this year?) AND they brought their dog Ember, which I think may have been a first for me, and was a really fun addition. We hunted down some fall color to shoot around, and mom and daughter popped in two sets of matching reds. I was super impressed by this little girl’s positive energy and eye contact. I sense a modeling career in the future! It was a really fun afternoon with lots of love and laughter, and perfectly rounded up my family sessions this fall!

A Car, a Pumpkin, and Seven Smiles

Returning after a sweet nuclear family shoot last August, this family brought the grandparents and one lucky uncle to take some extended family photos at Trexler Memorial Park in Allentown. To my surprise they also brought a very cool old (but looking sparkling new) car! We just had to get a couple shots with it to start the afternoon. As we wandered the park, we had fun with leaves, a perfect little pumpkin, and the occasional stick or two (if you’re a four year old, you know!) But despite two very active little fellas, we managed to wrangle a bunch of adorable images before sending them to the next stop in their day: Trunk Or Treat!