I’ve walked by this glorious vessel dozens of times and had not set foot on it until Krisha’s first birthday celebration. I’m not going to lie, Krisha was highly skeptical of the person behind the massive camera. For all she knew, I was some sort of robot. It’s a good thing I had some more than willing guests to help stand behind the camera to make her a little more trusting. She definitely warmed up to me and even gave the camera a few smiles.Read More
It’s pretty safe to say that everyone is excited for the arrival of baby Nagel, who is planned to make his/her appearance in June. And yes, the gender is a surprise. There are guesses as to if this will be a little girl or boy, but only baby Nagel will be able to tell us that. No matter what gender, this baby is going to be surrounded by a whole lot of love.Read More
I was approached by a caring woman who wanted a pet session for her sister. Her rescue dog, Charlie, was diagnosed with cancer about a year after they adopted him. This young pup lived the good life with his mom and dad, going through the drive throughs at Starbucks for his puppuccino, taking long walks at the nearby park and of course helping his mom on days she had to work from home. Sometimes there is nothing you can do to take someone’s pain away, but you can give the gift of memories, memories that you can frame and revisit often. Sweet Charlie passed away a short time after this session, and his parents were grateful that we took these photos when he was feeling well and was happy. Charlie was a gentle soul, who was clearly loved by anyone he met. Thank you for spending some of your time with me Charlie.Read More
Ryan here is what we call a trick baby. He is one of those awesome babies that are so easy that he tricks his parents into having another kid. Luckily for these two, Denise’s twin sister had a baby just about 2 weeks after she had hers, so there is twice as much to love in this little family.
Ryan is hopefully going to be a Penn Stater one day, like his father, and by the looks of how much milk he can drink, I would say he fits right in.
The Land of Enchantment graced us all with beautiful rich tones and a few little surprises for these two adventure-seekers. Last year, I met a talented artist and storyteller while photographing UPenn’s graduation. Derek and I hit it off immediately and I was shocked and honored that he asked me to photograph his upcoming wedding just a few months later after covering a few events together. Yes, it is a huge compliment for anyone to ask you to photograph something for them, but Derek is an amazing photographer himself, so for him and his family to want to fly me out to New Mexico for their day made me extremely grateful to have this incredible job that just so happens to double as my passion. This was no ordinary wedding, it had all of my favorite things — a dog, a baby and a National Park (and of course Mara and Derek).Read More