Archive for Jul 2012

These two adorable kids came all the way from New York to see me. I am just in love with them both. Little J makes me work, he’s the energizer bunny, but OMG is that kid cute. We played hide and seek and he played the drums with every stick he could find. Little miss M is just the sweetest little lady. She sure is a ham already, I have a feeling that comes from mom. These two were just delightful to spend the afternoon with. Have a wonderful baptism this weekend and we’ll see you next time you are in the Burgh!

Look at the eyes on these kids…I did nothing to make them sparkle like that! That’s God’s hand at work there.

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She thinks I am funny….or funny looking…

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Tonight I had the pleasure of photographing another 2013 graduate. She was so unassuming and sweet. I could tell just from talking to her over the past few weeks that she is super down to earth and very sure of herself. I love her pictures because they are so “her”–she’s not trying to be anything but who she is. I love that. PS…you totally DO remind me of Keira Knightley. I think you have the exact same smile. South Hills Mt. Lebanon Photographericon smile

Meet Katelyn:

Absolute Favorite Place: Scranton, PA! or Boston.

Biggest Celebrity Crush: Andrew McCutchen or Garrett Jones.

Favorite Reality Show: I don’t watch reality tv!

Favorite Snack Foods: pretzels, doritos, and jax

Favorite Color: blue

Most Recent Download to my ipod: sway by Michael Bublé

Best Book I’ve Read: 19 minutes by Jodi Picoult (and the entire Harry Potter series of course!)

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Mac or PC? I wish i had a mac!

If I Inherited a Million Bucks Today I would: buy a new house and travel!

My Favorite Food is: ice cream, followed in a close second by pizza

Last Thing I Bought: a tshirt and pretzel m&ms!

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My Favorite Movie is: probably dumb and dumber. I also like how to lose a guy in 10 days

At Starbuck’s My Usual is: iced tea or cafe latte

My Favorite Place to Shop is: the gap!

Sunday Mornings You Will Find Me: at 8:00 mass and then at asbury heights where I am a waitress, haha its always very exciting

Friday night You Will Find Me: hanging out with my friends or laying on the counch

One Goal I have this Year: be happy with my college decision

Place I Most Want to Visit: Italy

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Gadget I MUST Have: shower radio

Something That Makes Me Happy: corny jokes

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: chocolate

Something That is Over-rated: nicki minaj!

Have a great year Katelyn, I have a feeling you are going places!

I got lucky and got to shoot this expecting Mama…she looked amazing and her kids are such doll babies. I have known this family long before there were any babies and I am so honored to be a part of capturing this exciting time.

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This little lady came 5 weeks early and gave her mom and dad a nice surprise. She was so darling and so tiny, but goodness she was strong! I had the best time holding her, she gave me baby fever!

Welcome to the world little one!

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This is a session I literally threw together in less than 24 hours. We shot this a lot earlier than I normally like to shoot so we had to fight the sun the whole time, but we were working with what time we had together, so bright sun it was! The show must go on! This little beauty got her first bee sting during the session but she was such a champ she kept going. Baby sister is such a cutie pie, I just wanted to eat her up! I hope you like them mom and dad. Next time I say we start a little later in the day and when it’s not 100 degrees outside! South Hills Mt. Lebanon Photographericon smile

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Well, tonight it was hot. Yeah about 100 degrees…but seriously this little girl was the HAPPIEST little lady EVER. Miss C was all smiles all the time. Now let’s talk about that hair! Her hair is unreal, I mean have you ever seen a baby with this much hair? I instantly fell in love with this family. They were so friendly and kind. Dad offered right off the bat to carry the props…his mom should be proud! Mom was so super calm and relaxed, even in the extreme heat. They made me feel like I’d known them all forever. Miss C was honestly just the cutest little thing and I could tell that there was so much love in this family. Enjoy the pictures! (The very last image totally made me cry…totally not posed and 100% real LOVE.)

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Tonight we ate dinner outside to enjoy the end of this beautiful day. As we ate I realized the summer is half over South Hills Mt. Lebanon Photographericon sad As the kids enjoyed their popsicles I grabbed my camera for some shots of the flowers in my yard. I know I will be missing these in a few months. This is something different than what I typically photograph, but I thought I would share. (These are all unedited, isn’t nature amazing?)

My daughter kept saying, “Get the bee! Get the bee!” South Hills Mt. Lebanon Photographericon smile

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I was so excited to meet this young woman, she has a lot of personality! Meet Julie:

Absolute Favorite Place: Floridaaa

Biggest Celebrity Crush: Zac Efron

Favorite Reality Show: Survivor

Favorite Snack Foods: Celery

Favorite Color: Green

Most Recent Download to my ipod: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

Best Book I’ve Read: The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Mac or PC? PC

If I Inherited a Million Bucks Today I would: Half donate, half save

My Favorite Food is: Salad and pasta

Last Thing I Bought: Chocolate covered strawberries!

My Favorite Movie is: A Walk to Remember

At Starbuck’s My Usual is:Grande Carmel Frappacino

My Favorite Place to Shop is: Forever 21

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Sunday Mornings You Will Find Me: In church

Friday night You Will Find Me: Hanging out with my friends

One Goal I have this Year: Get accepted into Duquesne University’s nursing program

Place I Most Want to Visit: Paris

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Gadget I MUST Have: My iPhone

Something That Makes Me Happy: My best friend

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee

Something That is Over-rated: Valentine’s Day

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Have a great year Julie! South Hills Mt. Lebanon Photographericon smile

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Thank you Cassandra’s Florals for the flowers and frame!

After rescheduling my last two sessions from this weekend (hello heat wave!) I forged through today despite the 100 degree weather. These folks came a LONG way (New Zealand and New Jersey!) so we had to make the magic happen. You’d NEVER know these 4 were hot though, look at these happy faces! These guys are cousins and big Steeler fans!

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