We chose Yellow Creek State Park in Penn Run PA for Emily & Bryon's engagement session. I shot my very first wedding there many years ago and havn't been there since. I had forgotten just how large it is! The water looked so blue with the perfect blue sky reflecting off of it. I had so much fun exploring the park with Emily & Bryon for their engagemnt portraits..I can't wait until their fall wedding at the Indiana County Club next year!
Allyson and Kelbi had a destination wedding in Jamaica with their immediate friends and family. Afterwards, they celebrates with a wedding reception at the Barn on the Ridge, back home. The theme of their wedding reception was baseball! It was so much fun! They had softball and peanut centerpieces, popcorn and uhh nachos & cheese at the buffet! Good stuff!
I think it's important for a photographer or any creative artist to occasionally create something just for themselves. When I started photography back in 2008, I would take pictures of my grandmother's garden and everything that flew by it. Every butterfly, every bug. I was amazed that everything had a purpose and I began to think so deeply about everything. I've decided to start shooting these sorts of things again.
I absolutely love foggy mornings or the fog that rises through the hills after a good rain, water driplets sliding down your windshield, the golden haze as the sun is setting and the way a crik feels against your bare feet. I love being outside and everything about it!
Date: Saturday, October 14th 2017
Location: Burnhead Grazings Farm 61 Hilltop Lane Indiana PA 15701
How Much? $100
How long? 20 minute sessions.
Is that enough time? Heck yes! When we're in one location such as during our minis I can provide many images in a short amount of time because I'm not walking around scouting for different spots.
How many images are provided? At least 15-20 High Quality, High-Resolution, Professionally edited images!
How are the images delivered? Via an online gallery! I'd send you the link with a download code so you could download a copy on your own computer. You may also order prints & canvases directly from that gallery if desired!
Can I post the images on social media? Absolutely! We encourage it! We just ask that you give us Photo Credit. A facebook preview is usually provided within a few short days.
Do you have a set up/props? The plan is to create a couch out of hay with a fall/old quilt and some pumpkins! The farm itself also is a lovely backdrop. The couch will be perfect for kids to sit on without getting hurt, and families.
How do I book? Shoot us a message on our contact page or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it just for kids? No! I think it'd be perfect if you got in the images with your kiddos for some family portraits, or your significant other!
Kelsey and Aaron had an outdoor wedding on a beautiful Summer day at the Chetremon Gold Course in Cherry Tree PA. This was my first time shooting at the venue and I loved it! They had a lodge where youcould get married, the perfect patio area for your ceremony, lakes and the reception lodge had huge windows that allowed for natural light, my fav!
Kelsey planned & designed a boho wedding using blue, coral and gold accent colors. The details were perfect!
I had the pleasure of photographing Danielle & Chad's wedding a few years ago, fast forward to now...they're going to be parents! Amazing ones at that. Danielle's bestfriend purchased the maternity + newborn package as a gift for her. Hopefully her little girl will look back someday on these images documenting the beginning story of her and smile. :)
When is best? Within 5-10 days. There's also the “Fresh 48” lifestyle hospital session.
We recommend that you keep your home a bit warmer than normal during the session. (Like a toasty 80 degrees or so.) Newborns are used to being all bundled up,warm + cozy…and then we come in and yank off all their clothes for those adorable naked baby shots. They tend not to like that too much! Pushing up the thermostat is guaranteed to make the session flow more smoothly and help them sleep better.
When should I feed my baby? Within 30 minutes or shortly before your session time.
A well fed baby is a happy baby! Please feed and burp baby right before our session to ensure a happy, sleepy (“milk drunk”) baby. We’ll also be more than happy to take as many breaks as needed.
Relax. We'll take the baby’s lead; getting them to sleep before posing takes time and they may need to be fed or cuddled a few times first. In fact, we’d say that a good 50% of your session will involve feeding, diaper changes, and cuddling to get baby comfortable. If that doesn’t work, we’ll take a break or we’ll work with what baby is giving us. Sometimes that best photos happen when baby isn’t doing exactly what we want.
Sleepy Babies Rock. Most of the images we’ll be shooting work best if the baby is in a deep sleep. To encourage this, we recommend that you do whatever it takes to make sure baby is nice and exhausted. It'll be worth it.
We ask that you open all of the blinds and curtains in your home prior to our arrival. This enables us to find the best source of natural light in your home, so that we can set up in the best possible location. Nothing flatters like natural light, so we prefer to use it whenever possible. We can document some lifestyle newborn portraits in the nursery and move to a bigger window afterwards if needed.
Do the parents have to be in them?
No but you'll treasure the images if you do. I know, I know..you just had a baby! You probaly don't feel like getting fixed up. But take some time to care for yourself.
What should we wear?
Neutral colors without patterns or logos work best. You don't have to be all matchy matchy with your significant other. :)
Do we have to think about props or do you provide them?
We do have some fuzzy warm blankets, wraps, and headbands! You may want something special, a cute hat or to include something a family/friend made. Think about things that may tell your story or have sentimental value such as a book, blanket, verse and ect.
The majority of our newborn sessions take place in your home/nursery. If the weather is warm enough and you’re comfortable with the idea, we can take the session outdoors. (Baby being all pose-y and cute in a big, open field or at the base of an old tree?YASSS!) Worried because your house is a mess? Don’t even stress out! You just had a BABY! If you didn’t have dishes piled in the sink, dirty clothes and baby items strewn all about, we’d think you were weird (just kidding). Clutter is definitely expected! We’ve shot in-home sessions on coffee tables and rocked them! We really don’t need much space and can shoot around any problem areas.
Making a floral wreath with fresh florals, outdoor greenery/evergreens is totally my jam! It's muhh favorite!!
Your dog/cat may have felt like your baby before you had one. Include them! They're part of the family.
Stella and Nick had their ceremony at St. Sylvester's Church in Slickville and a beautiful, elegant reception at the Westmoreland Country Club.
I absolutely love it when I get to see Ashley and her family! I photographed her and her husband Andy's wedding a few years ago and their beautiful baby boy that came after is growing up to be SO. DARN. CUTE!! I always thought he looked a lot like his Dad but I can defiantly see his mom in him as well!
I kind of lucked out having a beautiful trail so close to where I work. I punched out at 4:30 and had to drive less than a mile to be at the Saltsburg River and Trail for their portraits.