Tag : lifestyle photography

A Mystery Theme Blog Circle | Philadelphia Lifestyle Photographer

This month I participated in a blog circle with some of my very closest photographer friends. We each had the same theme to interpret in our own unique way…any guesses as to what our theme was this month?


Next in the circle is the lovely work of my sweet and talented friend, Jayne Cho. Keep clicking through the circle for more clues on this month’s theme. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Letters to Our Sons Project | Mt. Airy Children’s Photographer

Dear Theo,
We had a lot of fun together this past month, now that my daytime schedule has shifted and we now spend the bulk of our days alone together. I’ve been trying very hard to keep you busy with special art projects and field trips out of the house so that we don’t get sucked into the TV trap (which can be sooo tempting for both of us some days). We’ve played with finger paints, ran around outside a lot, and your new favorite phrase has become “Hey mommy do you want to play with me?”

I love experiencing the world through your eyes, as even something as simple as using scissors for the first time turns into a All Day Project!

I also love having the privilege of watching you and your daddy hang out and have “dudes time”, as you like to call it. I know he really loves that time with you too.

I treasure our time together, even though my attention span and patience doesn’t always let it show as much as I’d like. To quote Olivia the pig’s mom, “Sometimes you really wear me out. But I love you anyway.” <3


Each month I participate in a blog circle with several other talented photographers. To keep reading through this month’s circle, please visit Kingsburg, CA photographer, Erin Pasillas Photography.

C & P Family | Chestnut Hill Family Photographer

I recently met this sweet family at church, and their daughter just might have been the most cooperative toddler I have ever photographed! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVED their bright wardrobe choices (and they were super brave to rock no jackets in the chilly March weather we had!), and we had a blast running around Chestnut Hill for their recent session.

S & J | South Philly Couple’s Photographer

I got the chance to hang out with the most adorable couple last weekend! These two newlyweds were so much fun to run around with at Philly’s Magic Gardens on South Street.
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Letters to Our Sons Blog Circle: March 2013 | Philadelphia Family Photographer

Dear Theo,
This past month I have been amazed by your growing mind. I feel like you not only look older all of a sudden, but you are also acting older! There have been so many moments in the past few weeks where your dad and I look at each other in disbelief and say “When did he become such a little boy instead of a toddler???”

At this age, you are always singing, dancing, and constantly cracking us up! I knew from a very young age that you had a fantastic sense of humor, and you always continue to deliver one hilarious punchline after another these days. Just the other day, while changing your diaper, I noticed you had grown very quiet. I asked, “What are you thinking about right now Theo?” And you replied (completely out of nowhere), “I’m just thinking about going to the hippo store so we can buy a hippo. I want to name my hippo Hippo-y”.


Oh, and also, I think this one pretty much speaks for itself (Mr. Potato Head mustache held up by your pacifier, inspired by your matching mustache shirt…where do you come up with this stuff???).

As much as you completely wear me out most days, I really treasure these long, luxurious days that I get to spend at home with you. I love going to the playground and watching you run around and meet new friends, I love hearing all of the wonderful plotlines you create in your imagination about us running away from monsters, pretending we’re mommy kangaroos carrying our babies in our pouches, or knocking on every tree we pass to ask if there are “Any goblins in there?”

And mostly, I love doing just about anything under the sun to make you smile. Even (or especially) when it involves you randomly directing me to shout “Olives!” so you can shout “Meatballs!” in response as we drive home from the grocery store together. (Seriously, where does this kid come up with this stuff?!?!?!)


Love always,

To keep reading the rest of the blog posts in our monthly blog circle, please continue to Candice’s blog.

A Day in the Life… | Mt. Airy Lifestyle Photographer

I love a good personal project to keep challenging myself creatively! Yesterday, I challenged myself to capture a typical Saturday for our family. I believe that there are beautiful moments happening in our lives every single day, and it is my overarching goal as a photographer to try to capture those moments with mindful intention and a spirit of thankfulness (yes, even when my two year old is too antsy to wait in the grocery store line so we have to sit on the bench outside and stay entertained till daddy comes out!).

So here is a day in my life (which just happens to be yesterday)…

8:30 AM: Dinosaur parade

9:30 AM: My Dentist Appointment (no cavities, yay!)

10:30 AM: Puzzle time

11:30 AM: Nap Procrastination time

12:30 PM: Our cat Brimley (she has a bit of a toddler phobia).

1:30 PM: Field trip time! (Home Depot)

2:30 PM: Rainy Day Traffic

3:30 PM: Grocery Store

4:30 PM: Still at the grocery store…

5:30 PM: Cuddle time while Daddy makes dinner

6 PM: Dinner time!

7 PM: Potty break

8 PM: Bedtime!

New Gift Certificates! | Philadelphia Children’s Photos

Working on Phase Two of my new branding project: designing new press products. ๐Ÿ™‚ My new gift certificates came in the mail yesterday and I couldn’t be happier!! …Just in time for all those Mother’s Day presents you didn’t know how to shop for! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sweet Lady V | Philadelphia Children’s Photographer

Further proof that sometimes the best images can be taken in your very own home! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love having this sweet little lady over for playdates. <3ย  Just look at those soulful eyes!!

Before and After: Miss M | Philadelphia Child Photographer

Sometimes a little bit of editing can take an image from “ho hum” to magical. I just dug up this photo of my niece from last October and was so happy to be able to save an otherwise underexposed and awkwardly composed shot (my bad…you live and learn, right?). Top is the Original, bottom is the new edit.


The Lensbaby Project / Philadelphia Children’s Photographer

This month I am participating in a new monthly blog circle, The Lensbaby Project (don’t worry, I’m still doing Letters to Our Sons each month as well!). A Lensbaby is a type of camera lens that allows you to create different focal effects, such as extra blurring (called bokeh) that can help the subject of your photo stand out more (or less, depending on your desired effect). Sometimes it can even create an effect that makes it look like your subject is in motion. This style of photography is called Tilt Shift, and while it takes some practice to perfect, I’ve been having a lot of fun playing around with my new Lensbaby 2.0 since Christmas!
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Each month, the other photographers in my blog circle will also post some shots taken with their Lensbabies. To see more of this fun photography style, please visit the next blog post by Jess Curkovic ofย  Jess C Photography.