Kaylee’s mom have asked me if I could do a real quick photo shoot with Kaylee, and knowing that she’s an awesome make up artist and with her beautiful daughter as the subject how could I say no to that? The photo shoot was short but went great! We chose a simple location and we did just a few snaps and we got some great ones. As I was editing Kaylee’s photos, she kinda reminds me of Amy Adams. Kaylee is such a pretty girl, I remember photographing her with her whole family a few years back, she was just a kid with her little pink bow in her hair and now I believe she’s even taller than I am! Time sure flies. It’s been a privilege to photograph her again and watch her grow into a beautiful young lady!

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I had a blast photographing the Pickering Family, Allie and Nate’s kids were so into it, I could not help but keep clicking away, Aiden, their son didn’t mind me following him around with the camera, Elle, their middle child warmed up to me and started to enjoy posing and the baby, once she started crying for any reason I would try to capture her moment of distress but as soon as I point my camera at her, she would stop…. and started giving me big smiles! It got more exciting for everyone as soon as we headed outside and looked for an empty field. We wondered off across the street and found a few good spots with hidden treasures! We found an old and abandoned trailer RV with the sun peeking through between the surrounding trees, a small old shed and as we go beyond the trees, I heard the “hallelujah chorus singing” we found an empty field! Kids and the parents… along with their photographer had a blast! As Nate and Allie enjoyed playing with their kids, as the kids ran around enjoying their freedom and as the sun was setting I was in my moment, taking it all in and do what I do best. Then an SUV started to roll in and I just heard Nate say, “Well, the fun is over. I think it’s time for us to head back.” Sure enough, it was. As we were heading back to the van, we noticed another surprise was waiting for us, a cop car was parked behind the van and the sheriff was standing there waiting… as I always say, good times – good times! These sort of moments are the things we can always look back to and will relish for a lifetime… Enjoy the photos!

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Laura and I have talked about getting their family session done about 4 years ago, and now we were finally able to make it happen this year. Where else would be a better place to do a family session for their christmas card no other than their own city that they live in, Bethlehem PA. Laura is also another artist who’s very familiar using brushes and paint with oil and Acrylic, and now getting into Photography and Graphic Design, the moment we had the chance to sit down and chat, we could not stop talking about art and our passion for what we do. During their family session, it was cloudy and a bit chilly but the girls still had a blast, with big smiles on their faces and enjoyed posing for me! I think they’re a bit more experienced since they have been posing for their mom growing up. There were a few other photographers in the area also having their photo sessions with families but we were able to work around them and finished pretty quickly, as it was a great location for photos. It was an honor and privilege to photograph the Neiman family!

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Meet my childhood friend, Cynthia Pate. We’ve been friends since we were in diapers… Yup! Diapers! We’ve been through thick and thin with our drama and good times as kids. We rarely see each other since we live far apart but we were able to keep in touch over the years. I remember we used to play Atari at her house, we would play pac man, E.T., Centipede and Space Invaders! (Sigh! Remember those? Those were the days…) Rewinding a few years back here, we also used to play with paper dolls, changing their “paper” clothes and placing them in their paper houses with paper furnitures and so on, and now as grown women we get to decorate our own house and go shop and buy our own stylish outfits and learn a few make up tricks. I never thought I would be strolling down the streets of old historic downtown Annapolis with my childhood friend and what’s more fun is I get the privilege to be behind the camera and photograph her! Good times, good times! So here are a few of her photos as we create new memories and hopefully many more to come…

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Ashleigh and Christopher welcomed a new addition to the family, Nora. Along with their other “children” Magnus and Reggie, the two dogs… and a cat, they all welcomed her with a lot of love. Such a pleasure getting to know the Lawrence family as we spent some time to do their session, the dogs were so friendly, they listened very well and posed nicely for pictures, smart dogs! So glad we were able to include them in the photos. Towards the end of our session as we headed back to their house, Nora started to shut her eyes as our walk back made her sleepy, she didn’t even cry or get cranky, she was such a good baby! As the couple tried to put her to sleep in her nice bed I was able to get more great images, that was a great way to end the day.

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