Hangin’ With the Girls

My second stop on a lovely two-shoot day today was the home of a talented fellow Lehigh Valley family photographer and her two sweet, sporty and sassy daughters. We started with some couch snuggles and garden hugs, but upgraded to playground park shenanigans by the end of the hour, as one can expect from active ladies! I loved meeting these three, and it’s always super fun to compare notes with another creative. May our paths cross again soon!

On the Farm, with all the Buddies

I had the greatest time tonight meeting a fellow photographer and her beautiful family, and taking some lovely frames on such a beautiful spring night. Little guy rode in deep with all of his stuffed buddies in his arms and they came along for the ride too, everyone is welcome on the farm! We enjoyed grassy strolls, sunlit frolicking, kisses on the stone path and wrapped the night with a little portraits trade. I loved making these and I am excited to have helped preserve this sweet time in life.

Goofin’ Around Downtown

I had a blast with this fun family who came over from New Jersey to bum around downtown Bethlehem with me on this gorgeous May day. The kids cracked me up, AND educated and entertained with their vocabulary knowledge and very excellent Tim Gunn impressions. They may be tired from the little route I took them on around town, but I believe I overheard the promise of burritos in the near future so I trust that they got their treat!

Spring Family Minis!

I am relatively new to the “mini” shoot scene, not having scheduled any myself before, but after doing one for brand portraits, I decided to wing it and open up some short time slots during a repurposed studio reservation I had this month. I have to admit I kinda get it now, 20 minutes is a pretty ideal time to try and get a few photos with super-littles. After that, all bets are off. I think I might try again in the fall if anyone becomes intrigued by this! In the meantime, check out my lovely friends enjoying spring vibes and the occasional monster truck ๐Ÿ˜‰

Signs of Spring!

It’s February. Still winter I suppose… There may not be too many birds and bees buzzing around just yet, but I do know two of them and they’re bringing the best sign of life into the world into a few short months! I am truly so happy for these two. They are not new at the parenting game, but they have been waiting for this new little bundle for a long time, and I am over the moon for them! We had a lot of fun with these history lovers this afternoon traipsing around one of my favorite hidden historic gems in Bethlehem, and I learned all over again how great the winter light can be. (of course the love shines brightest of all!)

New Beginnings at the Year’s End

It was a rainy, cold, unpleasant day in PA, as I set out for my client’s home. I was wishing for sunshine as I pulled up to my clients’ home, but it turned out that sometimes the glow comes from INSIDE the house! We did not need any more light than we had with this beaming new family of four.

This newest little guy decided he was not about waiting another week and appeared early, exactly one week ago! It has been the most magical experience to visit with these two, three, now FOUR beautiful humans in their growing family year after year, and make memories together. This session was the perfect send-off to the holidays. Merry merry!

Giving Thanks for Family!

The extended family of one of MY favorite families gathered over this Thanksgiving weekend to document their growing brood with the matriarch and patriarch that started it all! We took over the lovely Fox and Finch studio and snapped away, giving the kids some snack breaks and then attempting to keep all eyes on yours truly! I’ve learned over the years to fire off rapid-burst style in the hopes of getting that ONE photo where toddlers are all looking ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m honored I had the chance to hang out with this bunch, and start the holiday season right!

Rain Date Magic

Sometimes it happens: you schedule a shoot, and it turns out to be a school event, you reschedule, and kids are sick, reschedule again and it rains! As we know, that is just how life goes sometimes, but rolling with the punches almost always works out! Just check out what a gorgeous, sparkling afternoon we got for the beautiful Craig family. None of our previous plans would have resulted in this light, so sometimes you just have to be grateful to fate. A wonderful afternoon hour was spent with this growing, glowing pack of 4.5 at Illick’s Mill Park here in Bethlehem and I’m so glad it finally materialized!

Lehigh ’22 Part VI

This young woman is, I believe, a 4th generation Lehigh Grad! Her proud parents joined us for a reminiscent stroll around the grounds, stopping at all the best spots for her portraits. I love it when parents/family are involved because you can just feel the pride and joy about this momentous occasion, and one of the best parts about my job is getting to join folks for the happiest moments in their lives. Big congrats for carrying on this legacy!

Lehigh ’22 Part V

For my last and final Lehigh graduation session, this gorgeous family ran all around campus with me under the impending threat of storm! This session and the session prior featured women who were carrying on the legacy from their fathers of graduating from Lehigh U, which was really cool, and make each location even more special and memorable. I loved this session, and I really truly loved every hour that I was able to spend on this campus this spring, even when we were sweating. I want to wish everyone a happy graduation day today and a fabulous journey ahead!