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!
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!
The title of this post is not about me running away WITH my new tiny subject here, (I totally would, look at her!) but rather the four of us scampering off the grounds of the Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park when they sent someone to shoo us away from a wedding. Turns out, we did just fine in the surrounding fields and walkways. LOOK AT THESE CHEEKS. I get to see these beautiful folks year after year. First there was engagement, then there was marriage, then there was maternity, and now the princess is here! She’s super loved, already making amazing eye contact with the camera, and hamming it up. There were no tears… (only dinosaur noises, as one does) I count myself so lucky to have spent a perfect October afternoon with one of my favorite families.
So my youth has officially become vintage throwback material, and I am an OId, but how can I complain when yesterday’s client made it all so cool again? (Peep the tank in outfit #2) We had a great senior photo session on – you guessed it – Lehigh University campus yesterday, and although I’ve spent a lot of time there this summer and fall, I did discover a sculpture I hadn’t seen before and a couple other angles I hadn’t gotten to, and it was super fun. This multi-talented beauty wowed with her style and grace (en pointe no less!) and I am excited for her journey! I love seeing what this generation is bringing to the table, so many good things co
For their third family photo session with me, this awesome family returned to the scene of last year’s shoot at Trexler park in Allentown. It has been a few minutes since I did a family session and it’s just crazy how the light has already changed so much since the height of summer. The foliage is transitioning into warmer colors, and with it my editing. It’s a big park, which is good for those kid bursts of energy, but can also turn into “I don’t want to walk anymore” around the end of the hour. The trick is to capture all the cuteness in between! We did some fish spotting and bug hunting. We ran in circles and had a jumping contest, we may or may not have all left sweaty. It’s been fun to watch these boys get bigger every year. (Oh, and if you are a cookie connoisseur who loves a theme, I have just the professional for your next party favors!)
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!
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!
August 24 marked what is probably my last family session of the summer, which I say with some sadness because I really love shooting and editing in the lush green and golden afternoons. However, I couldn’t be happier to have this family to wrap summer shooting up with. As a mom of a toddler, I sympathized with some apprehension mom had about how a longish shoot would go with a 3 year and a 5 month old, I know that you get what you get with the littles, and smiling pointedly at a camera is not really in the wheelhouse of the average child and baby. However, we gave the boys moments to let their crazies out, and cajoled the cutest faces out of them when we could, and it resulted in more great captures than I even planned for. Behold these cuties in all their glory! 🙂