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!
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!
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!
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.
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! 🙂