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!

Lehigh ’22 Part IV

Un-creative blog post titles aside (sorry!), I’m loving the grad sessions this year. A few years into this and I feel like these flow so well. Yesterday’s solo session was no exception! Plus I have to brag about my client(s) because we really did have to contend with two extra factors: extreme heat and a VERY crowded campus, and they were total troopers. There was a prom, and at least two other events on the grounds that we had to shoot around, but we did it and had fun as always.

Lehigh ’22 Part III

Super glad the weather held out for my second lovely group of grads yesterday, especially because they had already resheduled due to rain! Thankfully it was not an issue and we were able to do all the fun stuff including popping champagne under the classic “Lehigh 2022” as is tradition. Lots of fun, lots of beautiful portraits.

Lehigh ’22 Part II

Graduation season is in full swing now, and yesterday we started with this beautiful group of ladies. The weather was flawless and we hit all the good spots and had fun walking and talking.

“This is the goal”

I may have gotten the actual words wrong, but the quote in my title comes from groom Brian’s welcome speech at Laura and Brian’s gorgeous wedding celebration yesterday. The gist was that when we think about the best memories of our lives, it’s all about who we were with; who shared those moments with us, above anything else. It is so true, how complete we are when we are surrounded by our favorite souls.

Brian and Laura joined their families together at Gather Event Center in Emmaus. It insisted on sprinkling that afternoon, but held off on pouring long enough for the “I do’s” We took some lovely photos in the gardens and walkways before the ceremony, where the couple’s combined 7 children stood up to join their parents together, it was a wonderful moment. Later, cocktails and converstion, followed by the main party, set to the tunes of the very talented 10-piece band!

I’m honored to have been a part of Brian and Laura’s beautiful day, and I wish them so much happiness and continued memories with their favorite people.

Dancing Through Nazareth

Ioana and George met as dancers, and now they are dancing off into the sunset together as a newly married couple! These sweet and photogenic lovebirds contacted me shortly before their nupitals at Narareth’s Borough Council Chambers (such a pretty old building!) and I jumped at the chance to kick-start my wedding season! Ioana and George were both inspired and inspiring, and their love story lit up the town center. We had only a few short minutes with each other but we made them count, and I think the essence of their romance comes through in these photos. Spring is for lovers!

Benjamin & Hilary

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!

Running Away with the Newest Reeves

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.

Sublime Grace on Campus

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