Imes Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

You’re never going to believe me by the looks of these photos but little Miss Lainey gave me a run for my money during her session! I’m not complaining though because, in the end, we got some amazing shots for mom and dad! ❤ (I just wish y’all could see how hard we worked for these! lol!)

Thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me during your session.  I had a great time.  Enjoy your sneak peek!

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Victoria “Tori” Brackbill’s Home Going Celebration

Yesterday I had the honor of attending Tori Brackbill’s home going celebration… (Some of you may remember previous sessions I had done with this family… you can view one of those sessions here.)

Y’all I gotta be honest. It was a bittersweet event for me…

There is a devastation you feel in your heart when someone so young passes away.  But with Tori, along side that devastation is PEACE and HOPE.

PEACE because she is in a much better place where she is able to run and play and once again open up those big, beautiful eyes… She is no longer trapped in a body that was failing her.  And HOPE because ALL who follow Jesus have the hope of heaven!

I titled this blog post “Celebration” because yesterday was truly a CELEBRATION of Tori’s life.  And what a party it was!!!  There were party favors with Tori’s two favorite foods: dum dum lollipops and cheetos, photos and slideshow from all of her Bucket List adventures, balloons, and a stage full of her giraffe collection.

I’m so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet sweet Tori.  Not only has her short life made such a HUGE impact on my life, but on THOUSANDS of others as well.

We are truly all #TEAM TORI.

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McKee Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Children’s Photographer

I first met Camden when he was just 14 hours old!  He was my very first Fresh 48 session.  (You can view those photos here.)  I cannot believe he is ALREADY one!  I feel like I was just at the hospital meeting and photographing him!

While he gave us a run for our money during his session, we got some really great images and I’m so excited to be sharing these! Enjoy your sneak peek! ❤McKee_52 copy

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Mommy & Me Limited Edition Sessions {Lewistown, Pa} Photographer

Calling all Mamas out there!!!  Let’s be honest for a moment.  Aside from “selfies” from your cell phone… when was the last time you were in a photo with your kiddos?  A few months… over a year?

Seriously, figure it out for a moment… I’ll wait.

Now, when was the last time you’ve actually printed out one of those photos?  Has it been even longer?  My guess is it probably has been.

There are two things I’ve been discovering over the last few years since I began my own business.  Women are very self conscious about being in front of the camera.  And don’t get me wrong… I understand that.  But if you knew how many times I’ve heard “after I lose some weight”…

Let me tell you something…

Your kids don’t care what your pant size is… they want you in those memories with them.  Here is a FANTASTIC blog post from another photographer about just this.

The other thing I’m discovering: people rarely print their photos.  It gets put in a drawer and on their to do list.  Sometimes it happens but more than likely, it doesn’t.  More often than not, the photos end up on Facebook wall and Instagram feed but not on the walls of your home.

Ladies, we have got to start doing better at this.  We need to make a conscious effort to get in those photos with our children AND we need to print those memories.

Twenty years from now… do you want to be showing your kids photos on your Facebook wall or on the walls of your home? 

Mommy & Me LI Session 2016❤ I’m so excited to be offering these sessions again this year. Email me to book your appointment!  ❤

Creative fee includes:

20 minute session

In-person viewing of your gallery within 3 weeks

3 – 8×10’s of your choice

3 watermarked, web-ready images for social media use

Necklace with your choice of image (see image below)

Option to purchase more prints and products

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A bittersweet day…

Today there is an appointment on my calendar that I won’t be able to make… Not because I don’t want to be there but because she was called home to Jesus on Easter Sunday… just one week before our scheduled session.

I was so looking forward to seeing her again, photographing her with her pigtails/pony tail, capturing those big beautiful eyes…

The week leading up to Easter Sunday I had been keeping an eye on the weather to make sure it would be a good temperature for her and planning what poses I would do.  I was even debating buying a new lens I’ve been wanting to get for over a year just so I could capture the very best photos for her and her parents.

On Sunday, when I heard what had happened, I broke down.  Why couldn’t I have rearranged my schedule, I wish I would’ve known this was going to happen…

…If only… if only…

Today, the day of our appointment, I’m now going to a different location but I’m going with the same little girl on my mind and with my camera in my hand…

You see, I’m meeting up with a couple hundred people… people’s whose lives have been impacted by this little life and we are going to celebrate her and show her parents what an inspiration they have been to us and how much we love and support them.

Today, one little girl may be absent but she will never be forgotten…

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