Tag : Philadelphia portrait photographer

Holiday Card designs | Purple Trail

I was so flattered to be contacted recently by a new stationery company for a product review blog post. Purpletrail.com offers a great selection of super cute designs, and customizing our family’s holiday cards was SO fast and simple! Their design process is extremely intuitive and every last detail was fully customizable. Shipping was also really fast, so that we now have our holiday cards in hand and ready to ship weeks ahead of our usual schedule! 😉 I will definitely work with Purpletrail.com again! Also, keep an eye out for some of my OWN work to be featured on their sample cards in the near future! 🙂 (Card image credit: Melissa Stottmann Photography)

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To design your own holiday card, please visit http://www.purpletrail.com/holiday-cards.

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Philadelphia Family Photographer | Baby J

Loved working with this sweet family to welcome baby boy J and to help them say bon voyage to their home in Philadephia.
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PHILADELPHIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN SEPTEMBER 2014

Dear Theo,

To quote Olivia the pig’s mom, “You really wear me out, but I love you anyway!”

This past month has been a challenge for us.  Maybe it was the back to school transition making you more tired than usual, or that pesky cold that’s been hovering around our house for the past few weeks, or the fact that a photographer’s schedule always gets crazy busy in the fall, but lately we have been really butting heads.  Speaking of which, you’ve also discovered how hilarious it is to say the word “butt” this past month.  Oh my sweet boy…how you wear me out!

So this month, instead of focusing on the words I am just going to hold on to the pictures.  I don’t want to remember the willful disagreements and those painfully long days when you decide to skip your nap.   No, I only want to hold on to this…your spunky silliness, your playful creativity, and the incredible bond that I am so very blessed to be able to witness between you and your brother.

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I love you my dear, energetic one.  And I know we will get through this phase. <3

 

Love,

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 Christine Lin.

Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Miss L

As soon as this little girl’s mama brought out that antique cradle, I just knew we were going to have an amazing lifestyle newborn session! Sweet baby L was just a total rockstar for our session, and I loved being able to incorporate her older furbaby sibling in some shots as well. 🙂
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Main Line Philadelphia Maternity Photographer | The H Family

Sending positive vibes to this sweet mama and her family, as they are anxiously awaiting baby’s arrival any day now! I loved working with them for their maternity photo session at Swarthmore College last month! 🙂 Can’t wait to meet and photograph their new baby very soon! <3
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PHILADELPHIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LETTERS TO OUR CHILDREN JULY 2014

Dear Chance,
It’s been a big month, filled with milestones and summer activities. Your personality continues to reveal itself, through bouts of giggles and your determination to be on the move.
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We took a trip to Titi Lucy’s beach house this month, an annual tradition since I was a little girl. 🙂 It was a luxurious 4 days of lounging, playing, cuddling, and laughing for the four of us! You loved feeling the ocean breeze on your face, and of course you tried to eat the sand. 😉 We loved the luxury of being able to set our own pace of playing in the sand all morning, laying around napping all afternoon, and then heading out for ice cream and more beachside fun in the evenings.

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I was especially happy that we spent some time visiting with my Abuelo and Titi Lucy. Abuelo isn’t as mobile as he used to be, but he’s still got all the boyish spunk that I remember from my childhood. He loved making you laugh and watching you play and try to crawl.
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You’ve been working hard on achieving some major milestones this past month. You got your first two teeth (ouch!) and are so anxious to start crawling and walking! The past two days, all you want to do is be held so you can stand. I know you will be walking before we know it! As exhausting as these milestones can be for us, we are also so very proud and thoroughly entertained by you as well! 2014-07-24_0010.jpg

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I love you so very much, and I am so excited to see what the next month will bring for you!

Love and kisses,
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 Gwen Papp.

Philadelphia Baby Photographer | Watch Them Grow

Two photographers, two babies born one week apart in December 2013. We are excited to watch them grow together through each other’s lenses and see their similarities and differences. Please join us once a month as we share our little boys’ journey’s.

Inspired by this blog.

Lots of sitting, reaching, and yearning to be bigger happening this month.  <3

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Erin Hensley Photography

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Lucy Baber Photography

Philadelphia Photography Workshop | The Beauty and Light Seminar FAQ

We are so excited for the upcoming Beauty and Light Seminar in Philadelphia, PA on September 14, 2014. We’ve been getting lots of great feedback and thought it might be helpful to share a few FAQ’s with everyone before registration opens on July 24, 2014.

FAQ

What skill level is this for?
All skill levels are welcome, but photographers will benefit most from the content if they are familiar with the exposure triangle and shooting in manual mode.

Will there be hands-on shooting?
Yes, we will be working on location after the presentations at the end of the day (3-5 PM). Bring your camera or smart phones to practice what you’ve learned. The featured speakers will also be available for questions and assistance during this time.

What if I don’t have an iPhone? Will I still benefit from that topic?
Most of the content will cover apps specific to iPhones, but all smart phones are welcome and many universal themes (exposure, composition, use of light, etc.) will be discussed.

Lucy Baber:

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What time can we check in? What’s the schedule for the day?
9:15 AM – Check-in
Welcome – 10 AM
10:15 – Artistic Confidence (Lucy Baber)
11:15 – Natural Light Portraits (Tricia Ebarvia)
12-1 – Lunch
1 – Flattering Poses for Women (Jeni Green)
2 – iPhoneography 101 (Celeste Jones)
3-5 – Small group shooting (on-location)

Tricia Ebarvia:

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How much does it cost?
Registration is $50 per person.

Can I get a discount if I only attend part of the Seminar?
You are welcome to come late and/or leave early if you wish, but there will be no refunds or discounts for your registration fee.

Can I get a refund it I change my mind or can’t make it?
No, all sales are final. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell/transfer your seat to someone else. The Beauty and Light Seminar organizers and speakers will not be held responsible for selling your ticket on your behalf.

Jeni Green:

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What should I bring?
Please bring a camera and any other natural light gear (lenses, etc.), paper and pen (or writing material of choice), smart/camera phone, and any light snacks you might want (optional).

Can I bring my children?
In order to provide an optimal learning environment for everyone involved, we ask that children please not attend.

Are meals provided? Should I bring my own food?
A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. You are welcome to bring your own personal snacks as well.

What about parking?
The Pig Iron Theatre is located in a residential neighborhood northeast of Center City.  There is free, on-street parking available.  Public transportation is also easily accessible.  Please visit http://www.septa.org/ to plan your trip.

How can I sign up?
Registration opens on July 24, 2014. You may register by contacting [email protected].

Celeste Jones:

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Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Baby K

I loved being able to capture so much of this family’s personality in sweet baby K’s lifestyle newborn session. Dad is an airforce pilot, and being able to include that important part of their lives into K’s photos was very special. I loved that dad even requested a shot with K wearing his “Baby-ators”!

I am so thankful for all of my clients who serve this country, and for their hardworking partners at home who make such big sacrifices so that we can all stay safe. Happy Independence Day!
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Philadelphia Lifestyle Newborn Photographer | Baby J and Family

I loved working with this fun family for their lifestyle newborn photo session. This little guy was almost TOO easy! He slept like a champ for his solo portraits, and his big brother was just the cutest thing when it was his turn in front of the camera. 🙂
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