Book Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Newborn Photographer

Meet six day old, Amelia Claire!

Amelia’s mommy contacted me months before her due date… (I love a planner, cuz heaven knows I’m a terrible one! lol) When I found out she was having a girl, I was so excited because I got to pull out all of my adorable girly props!  I mean, seriously!!! Every girl needs to accessorize!  Am I right?!?! And when I found out that mommy was a teacher, I just HAD to have my school set up for Amelia!

Side note: this gorgeous mama had to have a c-section… She wasn’t feeling very well the day of our session and Miss Amelia was giving them a run for their money that morning.  But, seriously… how GORGEOUS is she?!  She was absolutely glowing!  ❤

Thank you so much for asking me to capture Amelia’s newborn photos!  Enjoy your sneak peek. ❤ Book_21 copy447A8924 copy-adv Book_11 copy447A8883 copy-adv 447A9059 copy-adv 447A9064 copy-adv Book_29 copy447A8959-2 copy-adv447A8998 copy-adv447A9009 copy-adv447A9168 copy-adv Book_88 copy 447A9215 copy-adv 447A9235 copy 2adv22447A9139-finished-advAnd my absolute favorite image… just hatched.  ❤

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Breastfeeding Mini Sessions {Central, Pa}

When I was thinking about doing these minis and setting up photos for an advertisement, I really went back and forth between running a model call for a breastfeeding mama or if I should ask my friend and fellow photographer, Megan from Megan Elisabeth Photography to take pictures of me with my daughter Olivia.  Don’t get me wrong,  I have no problem having these sort of photos for myself.  But plastering them all over Facebook for all to see?? Not really me.  But, in the end I decided to go ahead and do it.  I decided that If I was going to ask my client’s to openly breastfeed while we photograph them, I could most definitely post these photos that she captured of me and my daughter… which are gorgeous, by the way! 😉

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When I breastfed my first, Genesis, I was so incredibly nervous with feeding her in public. To make matters worse, she was EXTREMELY colicky for the first 5 months…. so add on top of that the stress and anxiety of going anywhere around the time when she needed to nurse… I was a nervous wreck. I would take my cover along everywhere we went and made sure she was 100% hidden.

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Much love! ❤

Back to School Mini Sessions {Central, Pa} Children’s Photographer

I cannot believe it is time for the kids to head back to school!  Where has the summer gone?!  I’m so excited to be offering Back to School Minis this year!  This can be for kids any age, but seriously, how adorable is this for the kids going to preschool or kindergarten!  ❤ These minis are coming up soon so email me as soon as possible to get on the schedule!  (More mini info at the bottom of this post.)

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Reinford Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Family Photographer

Dara’s mom, Paula, is an AMAZING local photographer — she did my maternity pictures when I was pregnant with our youngest daughter.  So what an honor and privilege it was to be able to photograph her daughter’s family (and a little nerve wracking too! lol!)  I had such a blast photographing this beautiful family! Enjoy the sneak peek below!!! ❤

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Dressler Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Maternity Photographer

It’s been so long since I’ve done a blog post…. but I just HAD to make sure I did a blog for this gorgeous session!

We had been having 90 degree temps all week… but this day, there was a nice breeze and it was so comfortable (a big yay for this expectant mama)!  What an absolutely perfect day to photograph this beautiful family!  Thanks so much for allowing me to capture your family.  I can’t wait to meet your little one!!! ❤ Enjoy your sneak peek!!

 

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