One of the most rewarding things about my job is the ability to capture the tiny little moments that, when pieced all together, tell these beautiful stories of the connections and bonds between souls. That is one of the reasons I absolutely love photographing mommy & me sessions. As mothers, we spend so much time pulling out our phones and photographing everyone else as they are creating family memories that will shape their childhood and even entire adult life. We are rarely IN any of these photographs (and I don’t mean those obligatory selfies!). I always encourage mothers to participate and be present in the photographs. Years from now, this little girl will be a young woman and she will always have these amazing images of her and her mother that she will treasure and be so incredibly special to her. She will remember how her mother brought her to a farm in Virginia (all the way from PA!) and she got to meet a real unicorn. She will remember how they laughed and danced and had skipping races through the fields. Looking back on these images, she will remember how her mother used to hold her and gently caress her hair, how she smiled and her eyes sparkled whenever she looked at her. She will remember how she she felt so safe, happy, and loved. It was an absolute pleasure photographing these two remarkable ladies and I am so thankful have played a little part in their memories decades from now.
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I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable little girl recently. She is as sweet as can be and was shy in the beginning, which is very understandable for a kid meeting a new person! I was very shy as a kid, so I feel like I know how to relate and can draw out their personalities… in their own time, of course. Once they see me jumping all over and rolling on the ground like a ninja, me and my big camera just aren’t so scary anymore 😉 We had such a fun time playing together and creating these beautiful images. Watching her dance around like no one was watching and without a care in the world made my heart so happy! We should all live like this.
Catching up on blog entries here and am so excited to share some of my recent work as I go through all of my summer sessions! I had the opportunity to photograph these beautiful sisters just before the youngest sister had a unicorn-themed birthday! Of course, our unicorn was incredibly excited to be loved on and spoiled by them, and we had the most amazing time romping around the farm while I photographed their incredible bond and their mama savored these last moments of pure childhood innocence. I’m so glad that she will have these photographs of her gorgeous girls to look back on. Here are some of the highlights from their gallery!
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Katie wanted to surprise her husband with some portraits of herself and their girls with my unicorn on our little farm. We had the best time dancing in the fields and enjoying the warm sunshine. The girls did amazing and their session resulted in some absolutely stunning images that they selected on metal prints for their walls (metal wall art for the grandparents too!). I’m so excited to finally share a few images from this fun afternoon!
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I’ve had so many sessions so far this year and I’m terrible at blogging each and every one, so I am just going to randomly select a few to blog. And a lot of them will be unicorns because I’ve photographed a ton of them this year!
I LOVED Mallory’s session. She is a super sweet girl and was so great and so cooperative. If you have any young children, you know that can always be hit or miss depending on the day. She was a trooper, despite the cooler weather, and I was so ecstatic to show her mama these images! Her album and canvas turned out BEAUTIFUL. I can’t wait for her to see her entire order!
I have been insanely busy scheduling and shooting this year’s Unicorn Sessions. The weather has been great for most of them, and the kids have had such a blast playing with the unicorn! I am currently booking into mid June for these speciality sessions, so if you’d like more information or want to go ahead and reserve your spot, please e-mail me as soon as possible so I can get you on my books.
This rain sure has been putting a damper on my scheduled portrait sessions, but I am excited to see the fall colors sprouting up. I’ve been itching to get out and shoot, so this “hurricane” is driving me bonkers. I do … Continue reading →