I absolutely love the autumn elements of this engagement session in North Wales, PA! The fall leaves, wheat colored fields, sunflowers and warm blankets all played their part in making this session feel so warm and snuggly. Angelica and Luke were the perfect couple for this too as they happily snuggled up in their blanket (it really was chilly too and not just for this Orlando girl!). I loved their idea to bring their bicycles along! It definitely added the fun and playfulness... we definitely had some laughs as a certain someone struggled with the bike ;) I am THRILLED to be capturing their big day in September 2018!!!
We added a little bit of Disney magic and a pinch of rustic Texas to get this perfect blend of Hannah and Brad for their engagement session in Celebration, Florida! Congratulations to both of you and best of luck as you prepare for the big day in April!!!
Coming to a new school as a senior has to be one of the bravest and fiercest thing ever and this girl is killing it! It helps being crazy gorgeous and a sweetheart too!
This handsome little guy is so well loved you can just feel it through these images! Kisses, cuddles and being all wrapped up in mommy or daddy's arms was all he needed. Skyler happily snoozed through his session and was just an angel!
When my sister-in-law tells me she doesn't have any photos of her family of four I down some coffee and come running... err driving 16 hours... to PA for a shoot, haha. I may be a little biased but how cute are these two babes giving kisses to each other?
One of my favorite things is when I get to follow people through life stages with photography. I met these two when taking their engagement photos and just the other day I was able to photograph them with their first baby, Wynter. She was super precious and you can just tell her parents are over the moon about her!
Finally! I FINALLY was able to meet, hold and squeeze baby Silver who is now 7 months old! Pink at Silver's house is a new thing as she has 3 older brothers so I was super excited to see her cute pink dress and headband with her matching rosy cheeks! She decided that outside wasn't her thing so we played inside for her session and captured some sweet smiles. I am already looking forward to her one year session... maybe in Florida???
I will forever remember JP and Lynn's engagement session for being an overwhelming expression of their natural joy and love for each other. The warm golden sand and open fields were a dream to photograph, but these two would have been stunning even in a barren landscape. Sprinkled with flirty smiles and sweet affection, this session was almost as dreamy as their real life love story.
When asked about their amazing love story they will tell you that it can be summarized as "beauty from ashes." Although born in Brooklyn, New York Lynn first met JP in their first grade classroom in Jacmel, Haiti after moving there with her family. They exchanged secret smiles from across the classroom, and JP frequently remembers catching Lynn staring at him. It was against culture for Lynn to display feelings toward him but they laugh now at how obvious she was about her interest in that cute little seven year old across the room. Their deep childhood crush was interrupted though as their parents moved them both between countries multiple times.
They lost contact over the years but were reunited again in 2013; almost 18 years later. JP unintentionally stumbled upon photos of Lynn through mutual friends on social media and they quickly rekindled that childhood romance in Orlando, Florida where they both had ended up for college. Neither one of them quite recognized the other at first but they soon remembered those old days in the Caribbean. Back and forth travel between countries, different cities and years of separation could not stop these two from finding each other in this love story that surpasses any romance novel written.
During their years apart from each other they both confess to living lives that were not what they would have wished for themselves. The beauty of their connection is how they lift each other up; iron sharpening iron. JP says that it is this relationship that equipped them to extend sacrificial love, grace, forgiveness and patience towards each other. When they are together they continually help build each other up to be better people, individually and ultimately as a couple; proving that they really are better together.
This charming duo became more and more captivated with each other as time went on and tying them together was their deep heart for God and people. They also have a mutual love for cooking, singing and fashion. (The dress Lynn is wearing in these engagement photos was a gift JP presented to her for their session. She was unaware of what he chose but trusted his great fashion sense!)
The pair have planned a quaint ceremony with a handful of loved ones to share in their special day. Their celebration will have a truly Caribbean meets Florida feel with traditional Haitian food and a coastal venue. With toes in the sand and family flying in from Haiti these two are finally ready to celebrate turning that childhood crush into true love.
From JP on his wardrobe choices, "Our style choice sought to exemplify elegance and decency, which Lynn and I often refer to as simple and chic. Lynn's elegance has always been and will always be refreshing and attractive to me."
Senior photos were such a breeze with this guy! Naturally posed, super easy to work with and with every photo you would think that he's done this before. You're left wondering if secretly he is an undercover model but just doesn't want to tell you, haha. Really though, I love this senior session of Luke! Take a look at just a few from his session from Friday night
Penny was a doll in her tutu and pearls! She wasn't a huge fan of the icing but once she got into that cake she was a happy girl :) Happy First Birthday Penny!
How adorable is she!? When you've grown up in Orlando, Disney is pretty much life and a Mickey ice cream bar is all you need to be happy :)
Loved kicking off this season of senior photos with this pretty girl right here! Wildflowers and wheat-like fields made for the perfect setting. Class of 2018, you're next!
These two are the sweetest! I love when posing isn't required because they just cuddle up and smile naturally. I am so excited to capture these two's sweet moments at their wedding day THIS November!
This little beach bum is getting close to hitting his 2nd birthday and what better way to celebrate then with a little surf and sun?! With a surfer dude birthday party coming up we decided to do a little beach session for his 2 year photos and I love how they turned out! Soft beach colors, fun Hawaiian style and some big grins were the perfect combo!
A simple and quaint wedding at a beautiful ranch was a perfect fit for these two lovebirds. Friends and family gathered under beautiful trees for an outdoor ceremony as the couple said their vows and become official husband and wife! Congratulations Ryan and Lauren!!!
So how often do you find yourself just staring at your child as they sleep? Even when they don’t look as nestled and cozy as little Adelina here. (Most of the time I find my son half out of his bed with a drop of drool ready to hit the ground, yet, I still stare at that cute face). I know we have all done this as new parents when we bring home that new baby and are still in shock that they are ours. I can bet we continually will catch ourselves doing it throughout our kids’ years too. If you don’t have kids I realize this sounds kind of creepy. I promise you we are not lurking in the shadows listening to them breath with a crazy look in our eye. (I mean, at least not ALL of us are doing that). It’s just that when they fall asleep so peacefully it’s hard sometimes not to stare at those sweet faces and be thankful for the gift we have been given in them. Yes, sometimes it is done in joy of their quietness after hours of screaming or out of fear that if you take one step the floor will creak and they will wake up, but, mostly it is in thankfulness for their little selves
Tripple bonus points to these three for braving the ridiculously cold weather up in Pennsylvania for this session and looking AMAZING while doing it! You may not be able to tell but let me tell you it was so. darn. cold! December sessions outside of the Philadelphia area are never going to be warm but nature just had it out for us today! I am so glad these pictures came out as wonderful as they did because quite honestly I was worried they would be blurry from my hands shaking so much while wearing my 4 year old's mittens!