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Philadelphia Baby Photographer | Letters to Our Sons February

Dear Chance,
This month I wanted to write my first letter to just you. At two and a half months old, I still feel like we are just getting to know each other. You remind me so much of your big brother at this age, it’s sometimes hard to remember that you are going to keep growing and developing your own unique personality. In a lot of ways, you have the same moodiness and high needs. When you’re unhappy, you certainly let us know about it! And you also run pretty “hot and cold” like Theo did at your age…either laughing or screaming most of the time!

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You’re also big and strong, like your big brother. We’ve promoted you to 6 month clothes already, and sure enough when I went back to look at old photos, this was just about the point that Theo grew into that size as well. It’s so sweet bringing out those old familiar clothes again…so many memories of your brother wearing them, and it’s so much fun to imagine the new experiences you will have in them too!

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I’m already seeing some glimpses of your uniqueness as well. There’s a quieter, more observant, and cuddly side of you. Developmentally, “they” say that you are still too young to show a preference for certain caregivers…but I disagree. Even though you can hardly control your own limbs at this age, I can already see you trying to motion for me to pick you up. You love to snuggle and play, and your eyes always light up when we give you our undivided attention.

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I’m having so much fun watching you grow into your own person, and I can’t wait to hear all about what’s on that little mind of yours soon when you begin talking! <3

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Love you so much,
Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers from around the world. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Allie Shellaway.

Philadelphia Fine Art Photographer | Philadelphia Salvage Company

A friend and I took a little photo field trip to the Philadelphia Salvage Company today. If you’ve never visited this place before, I highly recommend it! The shop is filled floor-to-ceiling with incredible antique and salvaged treasures. It was so much fun getting “lost” in there with my camera today! Here are my favorite shots from the day.
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Philadelphia Fine Art Photographer | September Mystery Blog Circle

Each month, the ladies over at Photography Because post a new blog circle with a specific theme for you to guess. Can you guess this month’s theme? Keep clicking through the other talented ladies’ blog posts and then come back to leave a comment with your answer! Next in line is Jayne Cho.

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Photography Because Mystery Blog Circle | Philadelphia Fine Art Photographer

This month, I opted to capture my themed photos at one of my favorite getaway locations: my in-law’s farm in Cartersville, VA.  Even though I’m a total city girl at heart, there’s something about the slower pace, amazing sunsets, and gorgeous views that make me love my time on the farm!

Each month, the ladies over at Photography Because post a new blog circle with a specific theme for you to guess. Can you guess this month’s theme? Keep clicking through the other talented ladies’ blog posts and then come back to leave a comment with your answer! Next in line is Jayne Cho.

Photography Because Mystery Blog Circle | Philadelphia Fine Art Photographer

This month’s mystery blog circle is one that this pregnant mama can definitely relate to! 😉

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Each month, the ladies over at Photography Because post a new blog circle with a specific theme for you to guess. Can you guess this month’s theme? Keep clicking through the other talented ladies’ blog posts and then come back to leave a comment with your answer! Next in line is Jayne Cho.

June Mystery Blog Circle | Philadelphia Children’s Photographer

It’s the Photography Because mystery blog circle time! Can you guess this month’s theme? Keep clicking through the other talented ladies’ blog posts and then come back to leave a comment with your answer! Next in line is Jayne’s blog.
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Letters to Our Sons, June 2013 | Philadelphia Family Photographer

Dear Theo,
Today is your third birthday. What a big boy you are! We are so proud of what a bright, funny, talented boy you have become! To celebrate your birthday, we went to Dutch Wonderland over the weekend, and we will be making a special dinner of homemade pizza and birthday cake for just the three of us tonight. I love that you honestly believe we took a trip into outer space on the rocketship ride at Dutch Wonderland. Your sense of imagination and willingness to embrace your inner storyteller makes me the proudest mommy I could possibly be!

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This year is going to bring along a lot of changes and growth for you and for our family. Pretty soon, you will be potty trained (fingers crossed!), going to preschool, and by the end of 2013 you will become a Big Brother! I have no doubts that you will excel at every single one of these new roles. I love that you are already such a nurturing soul, always cuddling and caring for your stuffed animal “babies”. Your new little sibling is going to be one lucky baby to have such a loving, protective big brother as you!

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This month, I wanted to make sure I captured all of the wonderful things that make you so special, so I decided to “interview” you at lunch the other day to ask about all of your favorite things at age 3. Of course, I know that most of these answers would be different if I had asked at dinnertime (when we ate green beans instead of cucumbers), or if I had asked you these questions a few weeks ago when your favorite Superhero was Iron Man…but I’m happy to have recorded a small snapshot of your life even if it only records just a few fleeting moments in that ever-expanding and creative mind of yours.

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Love you so much,
Mommy

Each month I participate in a blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers and mothers. Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting the blog of Oklahoma City Newborn Photographer, Tavia Redburn Photography.

Letters to Our Sons, May 2013 | Philadelphia Children’s Photographer

Dear Theo,
Another month has passed and no matter how hard I try to make the time slow down, it just won’t! Your body and mind (and hair!) just keep on growing and I am amazed every single day at what a bright, fun, and happy little boy you are becoming.

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You’ve become much more of a homebody this past month, as we’re no longer bound to any particular schedules to get us out of the house during the work week. It’s just the two of us and our daily whims that keep us going while daddy is at work, and you seem absolutely content to stay inside and play with your toys all day long (no matter how much I try to coax you to help me run errands or even go to the playground!). You LOVE your superheroes, cars, and toy animals, and when you’re not crashing your monster trucks into elaborately constructed block towers, then you are undoubtedly assigning me to help you on a Secret Mission to rescue a trapped baby animal under a pile of pillows. You’ve gotten really good at puzzles lately too, and no matter how full our bookshelves become, you still love diving into all the new books at the library.

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This evening after a walk with your daddy, you came home and told me that you brought home a new friend, an imaginary puma that you named Penguin. Your imagination continues to astound me, and I love hearing all of the intricate stories you concoct! I can’t believe that you will be THREE the next time I write this monthly letter.  The time has gone by so very fast. <3

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Love you so much,
Mommy

Each month I participate in a “Letters to Our Sons” blog circle with a group of other very talented photographers. To keep working your way through the circle, please visit the blog of Ariana Falerni Photography.

The Lensbaby Project, April 2013 | Philadelphia Photographer

This month I took my Lensbaby lens with me on our family vacation to Assateague Island, best known for its wild horses. A few things I learned while on the island:
1) Those who live north of Assateague Island (namely, me) believe that this is where you go to see wild horses. Those who live below (aka, my mother in law) believe that Chincoteague is where the action is at. The correct answer is actually BOTH. Both barrier islands are nationally recognized bodies of land that are home to wild horses and in fact, there is an annual festival in the summer where the horses swim from one island to the other.
2) “Wild” is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the horses that we saw spent most of the time hanging out by the tourist parking lots. Whomp whomp.
3) To dissuade people from feeding or touching the horses, there are graphic photos of people’s horsebites and other horse-related injuries in the Visitor’s Center restrooms. (Don’t worry, I didn’t take any such photos during my visit.)

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Each month I participate in a Lensbaby blog circle, in which several talented photographers participate and link to each other’s blog posts to create a full “circle”.  Please keep clicking through the circle by visiting Kristen Ryan Photography’s blog.

SariFixation Design Challenge | Mt. Airy Children’s Photographer

I did my first stylized photo session yesterday and it was so much fun! Two friends of mine have created a gorgeous play tent, as part of a design competition for Sari Fixation. Competing designers were challenged with the task of creating innovative uses for salvaged saris and I definitely think Tennyson and Haley have done just that with their gorgeously whimsical tent. My model, Miss E, was so cooperative and immediately got lost in her teddy bear tea party…a sign of a well-loved play tent, if you ask me! 🙂 To cheer on the designers, please visit their contestant page at Sari Fixation | SariTent.
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