Sunday was a gorgeous day to round up what seemed like hundreds of lovely Alpha Gamma Delta ladies at Lehigh and get some group portraits done! They were very efficient and organized, and we had fun walking and posing with different groups as the last bit of sun sparkled through the architecture. I look forward to these group sessions every time I do them, they’re always a blast, and who doesn’t want to spend their afternoon on the gorgeous Lehigh campus?
Yesterday, I welcomed back some of my favorite clients for a beautiful maternity/family session. The lesson of this photoshoot? PIVOT! Allow me to explain…
Originally we were going to try to use the super cool and instagrammable sunflower field at the St. Luke’s Anderson campus as our canvas for the day, but when I arrived on the scene I realized the season had abruptly ended and all the flowers were face down and absolutely done blooming. Oh no! When the family arrived we used a corner of the field (sans-blooms) and then we relocated to a nearby spot that my clients were able to brainstorm last minute. It was SO great that they were willing to fly by the seats of our pants and take a chance on an unknown spot because now I think it should have been our first pick all along! Or maybe I’m just obsessed with arches, you’ll have to weigh in!
Soon this adorable family of three will be an even more adorable family of four! I can’t wait for them to experience this growth, and see them after little sister makes her appearance. I always walk away feeling so good from basking in the glow of their affection, and I wish them smooth sailing in a few months!
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!
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!
Congratulations to this group of photogenic Seniors on their graduation at Lehigh! It was a hot and sunny day for shooting, but they knocked it out of the park! Happy futures ahead!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!