I actually had a family photography session with these guys one year ago as well. The sole girl child of the family went to pre-school with my youngest daughter. They became “friends” (as much as 2yo’s can be friends) and she was invited to my daughter’s birthday party which was in my home. I’d never met them before. But they came over and she fell in love with the photos on my walls. Turns out she has 5 children and had never had them professionally photographed before. So she decided to hire me. That was last year.

Since that session we’ve become friends! Our daughters aren’t in the same class anymore (but she is invited to her party again this year). It’s a different experience when you’re photographing your friend’s kids.

They are still the largest family I work with (though feel free to try to break that record) … and some of the oldest kids. But they put up with my posing for about 5 minutes before I let them run around. Those are the best pictures anyway, right?


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Look at this cute family! And they’re about to be one more. We’ve got the newborn session scheduled for next month!

We decided to meet in Highland Park for this maternity and family portraits session. I’ve done several sessions there before but never one in the morning. I had no idea how gorgeous it would be! It’s a nice spot in the evening but beautiful in the morning. I’ll be using it more often! Points for it being close to my home.

I love that mom and dad wanted to capture their family before it changed forever with the addition of another little one. They may be “incomplete” but this is certainly something to remember. And once the new one joins the family it’s hard to remember what it was like before they were there. Something to consider for all of you mommies pregnant with your second, third, fourth, etc!:)


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:) beautiful work, thanks again!

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The title of this blog post makes it sound like I did this session in a field. Or seven of them. But in fact there is a town called Seven Fields here near Pittsburgh. Who knew?

Anyway … I did this newborn photo shoot 2 weeks ago. Isn’t she so sweet? Her session ended up getting re-scheduled a few times due to be jaundiced but in the end it worked out. And look at all that hair!! That’s the kind that’s not going to fall out either. So if I have the honor of photographing this little cutie patootie again I bet she will have scads of it in a few months.:)


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Seeing Olivia just made my day, again! Sending another quiet kiss!

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Yes indeed in Boston!! My best friend just had a baby, 2 weeks early, and she lives in Boston. So I hopped onto a plane and flew up there as soon as I could. I brought along the bare essentials for a newborn portraits session: 2 backdrops and my camera. It was a pretty rough set-up. But we made it work. And then of course we did some lifestyle as well.

It was so nice getting to spend the weekend with them, meet baby girl, and see her in her new role as mommy. I know she’s going to be a great one!

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Another graduating baby planner!! The year FLEW by for this little guy. I feel like I just did his 6 month session last month! So we did this cake smash session last week … he was so good! Typically for my cake smash sessions I’ll do a normal session followed by the smashing. He was so happy and smiling and running around … perfect little subject. And while he DID smash it cake quite well … the side closest to the camera looked pretty much untouched until mom and dad decided to give him a helping hand.


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