June 29, 2010

Beautiful Girl, Lake George Portrait Photographer

Rarely do I ever post personal photos to my business blog. I am making an exception this time. My niece and nephew are in NY visiting us for a few weeks. I stole a few moments alone with my niece to take her picture around Lake George. I love the images and can't wait to get some of these enlarged for myself and the family.

This black and white image is my absolute favorite.

This one, below, is her favorite.

I remember looking at a picture years ago on display at the local mall (when I was a photo editor for my high school paper). The photographer took a picture of a lovely young child in a field of ferns. That image has been in my head for so many years. Imagine my excitement when I found this field of ferns. The lighting wasn't ideal, but we tried it out. I will have to try this one another time when the lighting is more appealing.

June 17, 2010

Fantastic Family, Maternity/Family Photographer

Yet another wonderful family celebrating the upcoming arrival of a new little one! I met this family this past weekend and couldn't be more happy for them as they anticipate the arrival of their third daughter. Daddy and I had a good laugh about all of the future weddings!

T was such an easy person to photograph. She looks amazing and is due in just a few weeks. Love the quiet moment in this photo.

Such a pretty mom.

I was happy to take this photograph for T as she made a request for this image. I know I say it often, but I really really really love when a customer is comfortable asking me for a particular image.
The weather hasn't been very cooperative for my latest sessions in the last few weeks, but the V family home is so beautiful and full of wonderful light and equally wonderful backdrops for photos.
They have two beautiful daughters. I asked the little ladies if they were going to help mom change dirty diapers. I got an instant response of "no" from both of them! Love hanging out with such fun kids! H is a stunner. She knew just how to tilt her head and pose for the camera.

This little lady is so adorable and she just adores her big sister. I am sure she is going to adore her baby sister too. Funny story about this little lady. She and my own daughter share the same first name. Upon further discussion, we discovered they share the same middle name. Cute, but no big deal. It is a great name and it works well together. But upon even further discussion, we chatted about our girls' upcoming birthdays. THEY HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY TOO!!! Same first name, same middle name and same birthday. Too funny! It would have been even more crazy had they been the same age, but this beauty is a little older than mine!
Thank you V family for having me into your home to photograph your lovely family. It was such a pleasure meeting you and I will look forward to meeting the newest member of the family soon.

June 9, 2010

Baby Sutton, Newborn Photographer

It was such a pleasure to meet and photograph this wonderful family tonight. They welcomed their little guy into the world one week ago. He was such a sweet little guy. Very wakeful and very strong. I was joking with mommy and daddy that he was "strong arming" me every time I tried to pose his little arm!

Big sisters adore their new baby brother. It was fun to watch them decide who got to hold him next. They requested this image. So fun.

Tiny baby feet.

Daddy requested this image. He saw it on my site and said it was his favorite. I love when customers ask me to do a particular pose. It makes me so happy to know that they will have something that they love.

Speaking of Daddy, here he is with his brand new little man.

Another favorite of theirs. Big feet, medium feet and tiny feet. So sweet.

Daddy is a huge Patriots fan! He has the coolest "man cave" I have ever seen. Their entire basement is full of sports (mostly Patriots) memorabilia. Check out his website.

I am a huge football fan also so as we were discussing football, I mentioned being a Penn Stater. Guess what I walked away with? A signed mini helmet (Kyle Brady '94 12-0 season!!!!). I am going to have to hide it from my mom and nephew (both huge PSU fans)! Thanks so much for the gift! Here is a fun shot of baby Sutton on a Brady jersey. This final image has special meaning to the family. Grandpa makes these fantastic baskets! The family wanted to show him just how special these baskets are. Kudos to big sister for helping to make this basket.

It was such a pleasure meeting all of you. Your kids are amazing. Congrats to you all. I will look forward to hearing from you in the fall for a family photo!

June 8, 2010

Sweet family

Last night I met up with this family at their home to capture some fun moments. Mom has a bunch of frames she wants to update with newer pictures. I think we got some cute ones. The big guys had fun showing me their toys and outdoor playset. The little lady kept up with her big brothers really well. I had a great time chasing after them all. Thanks for having me over!

Double trouble....no, not really, just so funny!

This sweet little lady just turned one a few weeks ago. So cute. Her big brothers love her!

I love this mom and baby picture.

Thanks so much for having me over P family. It was fun chasing after your kids!

June 1, 2010

More Wedding Photos

Here are a few more fun shots from this past weekend's wedding. The ladies enjoyed a little bit of bubbly before getting dressed. The bride asked me to get a few photos of them in their fun t-shirts. Bride, Maid of Honor, Flower Girl. Cute! On a separate note, I have to give a shout out to this Maid of Honor. She took her job seriously...including running up 3 flights of steps at the Stockade Inn, not just once, but several times!
Adorable flower girl and bride to be. Little M loved to have her photo taken. She also had her digital camera with her and she was snapping away. A photographer in the making.
We had to get a picture of the hair! Miss I has the most amazing curls and the flowers looked amazing against her black hair.
The soon to be In-Laws popped over to the hotel for a quick visit. Great family.

Sometimes my favorite photos are just "the moments" captured when no one realizes that they are being photographed. This was one of those moments...right after becoming husband and wife.
Alright, on a side note, I kept it under 700 images! Steve was very proud of me. I was a little nervous when after taking all of the photos of the ladies getting ready, I realized I was already at 160 images! That didn't leave much for ceremony, formals and reception...
Just a little inside joke with Steve and I.