First Holy Communion {Longwood Gardens}

When I first started my business, this was one of the first families I photographed.  It was for their Christmas cards and for a canvas at home.  They were so adorable and so super easy.  It is great to be able to photograph them over the years and watch them grow.  Our latest session was for the little girl’s First Holy Communion.  She is growing from an adorable toddler to a beautiful young girl.  Still so easy to photograph.  This time it was for her First Holy Communion but, even though it was early April, nothing was in bloom so we headed to the famous Longwood Gardens.  (If you’ve never been then I highly recommend it.)  We timed things wonderfully so the light was streaming through the windows of the conservatory.  We toured the building and found so many great pockets of light with fantastic greenery.   Her big brother was adorable and kept finding little nooks for us to photograph in.  They are an awesome brother – sister team.  P.S.: How adorable is the American Girl doll in matching Communion dress?

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ProjectTen: May 2015 {Philadelphia Family Photographer}

ProjectTen: Ten women. 
Ten photos.
On day ten.

Unfortunately, March and April were super busy and I did not have a chance to submit to April’s ProjectTen submission.  Thankfully as the weather has greatly improved over the past few months, we have been able to get outside and have some fun.

For my father’s 70th birthday, we took a trip to Washington D.C.  My son is obsessed with dinosaurs so he was ecstatic to see a Spinosaurus Statue outside the National Geographic Museum.

We walked so much of the city that weekend.  It was a great way to spend time together, laughing and talking, instead of at a massive birthday celebration filled with chaos and little quality time together.  Don’t get me wrong, I love our big celebrations together but there is something to be said about being able to focus on each other.  It was also Easter weekend and Natalia was excited about her new Mickey Mouse doll from her grandparents.  She made me laugh when she had him “walk” next to her while she was in the stroller.

Shortly after we went to Florida for an annual trip to Anna Maria Island.  It is a great place to relax and just be together.

Once we returned from Florida, things were finally starting to bloom and the weather was getting warm.  We decided to let the chickens roam on their own a bit.  We hadn’t done it in the past because we were afraid of them being attacked by animals.  They were so happy to be out of the coop.  Natalia was equally happy when she first saw them out.  I’m so glad that I had my camera with me so I could capture that adorable look on her face.

The past week has been spectacular.  The weather is absolutely perfect right now and we have spent so much time outdoors.  My kids love to play hide and seek. Here my daughter is saying “Come and find me, Mama.” as I can see her peak around the tree.  She makes me smile.


There are so many talented ladies participating in this project,  please take the time to check out their pages as well:

katie hall (newark, delaware)-|

paula richwine (newark, delaware) -

lisa o’brien - (wrentham, massachusetts) -

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A family grows by four feet. {Delaware County Newborn Photographer}


Sometimes you keep people fixed at a certain age in your head.  When I think of my cousin Alexis, an image of a sweet little girl with a barrette in her hair instantly comes to mind.  Having no sisters of my own, I have always adopted her as my own sister…probably why I keep her little in my mind.  Then something happens that makes that little girl grow up.  Already mom of two precious little kids, she gave birth to twins.  Going from 2 to 4 kids is a massive change in my mind but she has handled it with an amazing amount grace and ease. I am so proud of how she well she has handled this daunting transition and I’m so excited for the beautiful new cousins in our family.  Congratulations on becoming a family of 6!

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2015 Spring Mini Sessions {Philadelphia Photographer}

Spring Mini Sessions are here..celebrate the end of the school year in style and just in time for Father’s Day!!!

Book a mini session by May 26th and receive a free and 8×10.

Refer a friend and receive a $25 product credit when they book a session.

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The Hungriest Little Caterpillar {Delaware County Newborn Photographer}

In college, my husband became tight with a great group of girls that I was privileged enough to get to become friends with as well.  From the start, this tight knit group was so welcoming and good to me…I understood why my husband sang such high praises.  Thankfully, one of those lovely ladies lived local to us and we were able to get together often.   I’ve watched her go from massive Penn State fan, single, and ready to party to meeting THE ONE.  It was an honor when she asked me to photograph their wedding, which was filled with such loving and supportive friends and family.  They were off to a great start and we were ecstatic to learn they were expecting.  Already the proud owners of two adorable pups, they were going to be amazing parents.  Welcome to the world the newest Penn State fan, you have one amazing family.  Much love my friends…and thank you for trusting me with your precious family memories.

Here are two of my favorite images from their engagement session. Aren’t they a perfect match?

A few images of them post wedding ceremony at Newlin Grist Mills…they are beaming with happiness.

The newest addition…a bundle of perfection.

His nursery theme was Eric Carle’s Hungry Little Caterpillar.  This was so fitting because he had to nurse about every 10 minutes during the session…he was the hungriest little caterpillar.

Go Penn State!!!  :O)

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Claire Bunn Photography - Thank you so much Mrs. Long. He was an absolute joy and really made my job easy.

Margaret Long - Love the pictures you took of Shane.

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