Sunday was without a doubt THE COLDEST graduation session (or session in general) that I’ve ever shot, and let me say, the gorgeous ladies graduating from Metro Beauty academy did not let it stop them from hitting all their poses. I couldn’t feel by hands and I was in a puffer coat, so as I’m writing this I hope that no-one got hypothermia! Join me in congratulating these professionals on their graduation, and I thank them for making the day a little warmer with their enthusiasm and champagne!
A round of headshots for the lovely staff of Bethlehem’s Candlewood Suites!
A gorgeous old mansion, a black dress, high end spirits, and acrobats!!! At least two of those were firsts for me at this perfect October wedding. I enjoyed every hour of capturing this couple’s stunning and sweet event this Saturday. Love filled the air, I mean you could just breathe it right in. Benjamin and Hilary are head over (sparkling) heels for each other. If you couldn’t see it for yourself, Ben was happy to tell you. As we discussed how everyone should be so lucky to have a love like theirs he became serious, saying: “but they’ll never know… because they can’t have her; she’s mine!” I just about melted on the spot, and that’s BEFORE he saw his bride in her incredible black gown. Tears ensued (mine). Please enjoy these moments at Bethlehem’s inimitable Sayre Mansion, and share their joy!
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!
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!
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!
This very photogenic foursome wanted to celebrate moving to their new home in Northampton with some family photos on the property, which was a fantastic idea. The weather was right, the landscape perfection, and the kids? Too adorable for words. We had fun exploring all the right places to shoot, getting smiles out of the kids, and we didn’t forget to give mom and dad a few photos of just the two of them. At the end, we even included the family pupper. All in all, a picture perfect Saturday afternoon.
Monika, Tim, and their new addition: adorable cutie Henrik, are gracing the blog this fall after an adorable family session around the Bethlehem Library and Moravian buildings. Henrik is having a major tree moment, and spent most of the time pointing out their majesty in wonder, even signing “tree” with his hands! He was a fantastic participant, and Monika and Tim were as gorgeous as ever. I can’t recommend this area of Bethlehem enough for portraits, there are so many lovely corners and as Henrik would tell you, the trees do wonderful things at this time of year!