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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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions {Mifflintown, Pa}

Back in April I posted about wanting to do Mommy & Me Mini Sessions.  I really feel that it is important, regardless of our physical insecurities, that we take the time to step out in front of the camera with our children.  (You can read my full post here.)  We had our Mommy & Me minis last month and it was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who came out (we even had a couple of dads who wanted to join in!)

Enjoy ❤ ❤

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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

I know for me and my family, I am usually the one taking pictures.  Very rarely do I get a nice photo of Genesis and I (other than the occasional “miracle” photo via iphone camera).  And an excuse that I hear often from mothers (and let’s face it, I’ve used it myself a time or two…)

…”I need to lose weight”…

Years from now, when we are long gone… our children are not going to wish that their mother was thinner in every photo.  More than likely, they are going to wish they had more photos of you.  I think its important that we, as mother’s, make sure we step out on the other side of the camera, whether we are comfortable with our bodies or not, and capture memories with our children.

Because of this, I am planning to have “Mommy & Me” mini sessions this summer.  My hope is that you will let go of any insecurities you may have and jump at the chance to have some fun photos with your children!

Stay tuned for more details on these sessions…

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Clearly we need an updated professional photo (she’s a year old now)! Thank you to Megan Shadle for taking this beautiful photo of us!