WHEN DO OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE? What is the golden hour? Maybe you have heard of the term “Golden Hour,” or you have noticed that many photographers only shoot sessions 1-2 hours before sunset. There is a big reason for this (and it’s not because we are night owls).  Light matters A LOT in photography. In fact, I […]

You’ve booked your newborn portrait session, and the day is fast approaching. One of the first questions that many new parents have is “what to wear to your newborn portrait session”? I know that when you’ve just had a baby this question can be particularly emotional for Moms. The amazing way that our bodies change to grow and nurture our […]

As an expecting parents, you’re ecstatic about your growing baby… and not to mention the growing bump! There’s no better way to commemorate this monumental moment in your life, than with a professional maternity portrait session. Maternity photography not only captures your beautiful round baby belly, but also the love and emotions that accompany the final weeks of your pregnancy. […]

The Location: Deciding on if you would like to have the session indoors at my studio, or at an outdoor location would be the first step in planning a first birthday portrait session. For an outdoor location, the best lighting is about an hour before sunset, so we would be looking at meeting two hours before sunset for the start […]

Many high schools take a formal Senior Portrait at school, so you don’t have to worry about the yearbook. Many Seniors choose to have their own creative senior portraits taken by a professional photographer.  Other schools require you to personally turn in a digital file by a deadline.  If that’s the case, find out that date ASAP. The Location  Do you like […]

Should I book an In-Home or Studio Newborn session? Did you know that in addition to in home newborn sessions, that I now offer studio newborn sessions? There are so many things to think about and prepare for when you are having a baby. Documenting this wonderful milestone, and capturing the beauty of your new little one. This can be […]

Last year, I held my first annual Mother’s Day sessions! Since it’s almost SPRING! YES! I’m counting down the days of anticipation of the arrival of a new season. The winter is a time for planning and dreaming, and as the warmer weather rolls in, we implement all those BIG ideas. All of that vision and excitement starts to unfold. So […]

As a family photographer, I’d like to share some maternity portrait session tips. I wholeheartedly believe in documenting and preserving special moments that define your life. I am passionate about capturing that magical time before giving birth to new life. The gift of pregnancy is unlike any other, and it deserves to be remembered forever.  As women, we have the […]

Summer break and the winter holidays are the busiest for extended family photo sessions. I love photographing big families, especially ones that haven’t seen each other in a while! Anne contacted me interested in celebrating her 60th birthday, by scheduling an extended family session. She wanted to capture her three children, and their families, as it is rare to have […]

Most new parents won’t know what to expect during their baby’s very first portrait session, so I’ve included some helpful information on how to prepare for your newborn session: Stay awake! I ask parents to keep baby awake for an hour before I am due to arrive. If all else fails, I suggest a bath. The sleepier he/she is, the […]

Not-so-little baby Vaughn, celebrated his 3 month baby milestone! How can three months go by so quickly? Well this past Fall, we captured his three month photos — the first of four sessions that will follow Vaughn’s Bean to Sprout first year plan. I love doing packages with families, and getting to know them so closely. I’m so excited to help […]

OCNJ family beach photos are a favorite location to capture family portraits. Ocean City has one best beaches in New Jersey. It’s best know for the boardwalk, and sun and surf in Ocean City. Often labeled,  America’s Greatest Family Resort, with a ferris wheel as a backdrop always makes for some fun family photos. The extreme north and south end […]

Bustard’s Christmas Tree Farm Do you smell the fresh pine and hot coco brewing, because we sure do! Our Christmas tree farm sessions of 2019 featured rows of amazing Christmas trees, from Bustard’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lansdale! We truly went rockin’ around the CHRISTMAS TREE for these sessions, and I am excited to finally share these three beautiful families […]

Welcome Chipper! More and more of my clients are choosing to include their dogs in their family portrait sessions. If you wouldn’t think of picturing your family without your four-legged friend(s), then these tips for including your dog in your family portrait session is for you! We had fun exploring Stony Creek Park in Lansdale. It has beautiful tall grass, […]

Your baby’s first birthday is a huge milestone. While you’re busy planning the theme, gathering decorations, sending out invitations and ordering the cake; it’s so easy to overlook one very important element: the photography. Below are steps to plan for your little ones 1st birthday photoshoot Be Flexible. As much as you can hope that everything will go as planned…it probably won’t ???? Just […]

Help, what should I wear for my Spring/Summer family photoshoot??? Spring and summer is a great time of year to schedule your family portraits. I love natural light outdoor photos, and blooming backdrop! Here are a few do’s and don’ts for what to wear for your family photoshoot: Choose varying shades of the same colors for family pictures,  instead of […]

90th Birthday / Mainline Family Photographer A 90th birthday party is the perfect way to celebrate a Grandparent.  In addition, it’s an honor to photograph a family coming together for a treasured member of the family. It was a joy to photograph this lovely family for this special occasion.  Also, the entire family was so friendly and welcoming.  The Great-Grandchildren […]

Collegeville Family Photographer Introducing the F Family from Collegeville. They decided to have their session at one of my favorite local parks, Fischer’s Park. I met Eric, Charlotte, and William four years ago, when William celebrated his first birthday. We’ve since then tried reconnecting for updated family photos, but until this past November, our schedules didn’t align. I was so […]

Wayne Newborn Photographer/Philadelphia Newborn Photographer I just love working with newborns, how could I not! As a Wayne/Philadelphia Newborn and Family Photographer, it’s always a joy to meet new families! Introducing baby Gennaro! He has the most angelic face, amazing hair, and is sweet as can be. He was just about a month old when his Mom, Claudia decided to […]

Philadelphia Family Photographer/Morris Arboretum Nothing beats visiting the Morris Arboretum during the Fall season! There are so many beautiful scenic backdrops to photograph. It’s also a great family oriented location, allowing kids to run around, explore, and just being kids! So many activities to do after your session, or even before to burn off some energy. 1. Check out the […]

montgomery county Newborn Photographer/Is My Baby Too Old For Newborn Pictures? As a general rule of thumb, newborn sessions are typically scheduled in the first two weeks following birth. In the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, he/she is still familiar with being in the womb. This means they’re more flexible, easier to pose, as well as remain in […]

Lansdale Family Photography Welcome to another Lansdale Family Photography session at Heckler Plains Farmstead in Harleysville. I met the W Family about 4 years back, and we’ve become very good friends. Our kids are relatively close in age, and my son has the biggest crush on Charlotte, their daughter. With much consideration to past locations we shot at, Jen decided […]

Fall Family Photo Session The M Family decided to have their Fall family photo session at Heckler Plains Farmstead, located in Harleysville, PA. If you’ve never been there, it can be described as having a very rustic feel. This location has historic structures and a farmstead dating back to the late 1700s-early 1800s. The M Family is one of my favorite […]

Extended Family Portrait Session It is always such an honor to photograph an extended family portrait session.  I know how much they value photography to coordinate multiple families getting together at the same time.   This family does an amazing job coordinating outfits, and getting everyone together to document their beautiful family. Last Fall, the G Family had their first extended […]

How to prepare your kids for a photo shoot For me as a Philadelphia family Photographer, I’m never bothered by kids’ behavior…from those that run wild, and those that are simply camera shy .  It’s all about capturing personalities, and who they are at the current time.  Being a parent during a photo shoot is stressful!   I understand completely.  You’ve booked […]

What to wear for my Fall photo shoot? After booking your Fall portrait session, the first thing likely on your mind is “What should we all wear?”   Followed by a minor panic, inventory run down of what’s in your closet, what fits, and what coordinates.  And then likely a trip to the mall.   I thought I’d post a few of […]

Welcome baby girl, Savi! Welcome to the world, baby girl Savi!  I had the pleasure of photographing Savi during a fresh 48 session we held at Abington Memorial Hospital just twenty-four hours after she was born.  When Savi turned two weeks old, I traveled to the N family’s new home for a newborn portrait session. In-home newborn sessions are great […]

First Holy Communion Some good news!  If your little girl or boy is making his or her First Holy Communion this spring, why not consider a special mini-session to commemorate this blessed occasion?  I will capture the beauty of her dress, or his suit, as well as the sweet moments with your child’s rosary and Bible.  From the angelic looks […]

New baby Ah, the excitement of a new baby!  I had the honor of meeting this new baby girl, Savi, at Abington Memorial Hospital.  The first 48 hours of a child’s life are an unforgettable time for a growing family. I’d like to introduce you to a “Fresh 48” session.  If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “Fresh 48 Photography” is […]

BE YOU! Be you, but kick it up a notch… go shopping and buy something new.   That always makes me feel great!  You don’t have to buy the entire family new outfits.  Feel free to use pieces you already have on hand and pick up a few new items to tie everyones outfits together. LADIES…PICK YOUR OUTFIT FIRST Let’s […]