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Well, I have been absolutely dying to take pictures of things other than myself (self-portraits) and my plants. Y’all it’s been a hot minute since I was able to take pictures of actual people so when I say it made my heart happy, that’s an understatement! I’m sure if you’ve been around for awhile you’ve […]

Haines Mill Photoshoot

So since January is almost over I figured it was about time for a best of 2019 blog post! 2019 was a big year for me personally and were filled with much growth within my photography business as well! With so much goodness in 2019 I’m even more pumped for 2020 and ALL  the goodness […]

BEST of 2019

One of the biggest keys to a successful session is ensuring that it is a fun, joyful, and stress-free experience! Obviously since we are all imperfect human beings there are things that could go terribly wrong at any given second during a session.  My hope is that this post will help you prepare for whatever […]

What To Do Before a Session

On Tuesday, November 20th I had the opportunity to take pictures of the Smith family.  I work with Amanda and a few weeks prior she had asked me if I would be willing to take pictures of her sweet family while Josh was home for the Thanksgiving week.  I was so for it and we […]

Smith Family Christmas Pictures

On November 17th, 2018 I had the opportunity to photograph Abi & Casey Hoffman and miss Kona! Abi approached me at work a few weeks prior and wanted some Christmas pictures for Christmas cards. I obviously was all about it!! So, that week on Thursday, Eastern Pennsylvania got DUMPED with snow. It was absolutely insane. […]

Abi & Casey’s Christmas Family Session

On November 3rd, 2018 I had the opportunity to capture the Kappes family’s portraits.  It was such a fun session and Corbin and Mackenzie were so joyful throughout the duration of the session!   Back story, Friday it rained all night.  Literally, all night.  Everything was soaked and flooded… Jenn and I had been corresponding […]

The Kappes Family at the Parkway

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about golden hour. Golden hour provides this gorgeous lighting for pictures.  I suggest to all my clients to schedule their sessions at this time because it’s THAT good!! Golden hour technically happens twice a day at sunrise and sunset. Since most people […]

Golden Hour and Why I Love It