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!

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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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Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting this GORGEOUS girl. Eyelashes to die for and crystal blue eyes. I had so much fun photographing her and wanted her to see *my* favorites from tonight right away!! Meet Emilia

Thank you to Cassandras Florals for the beautiful flowers!

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Absolute Favorite Place: the track.. or a beach

Biggest Celebrity Crush: Channing Tatum. No question.

Favorite Reality Show: The Amazing Race or Top Chef

Favorite Snack Foods: Popcorn, Salt and Vinegar Chips, or Pretzels

Favorite Color: Purple

Most Recent Download to my ipod: Some Nights by Fun.

Best Book I’ve Read: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Mac or PC? PC

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If I Inherited a Million Bucks Today I would: Travel the world

My Favorite Food is: Noodles!

Last Thing I Bought: New shoes

My Favorite Movie is: The Notebook

At Starbuck’s My Usual is: a caramel frappuccino or an iced tazo passion tea

My Favorite Place to Shop is: anywhere there’s a sale

Sunday Mornings You Will Find Me: at church or with my family

Friday night You Will Find Me: hanging out with friends

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One Goal I have this Year: Make it back to states for track

Place I Most Want to Visit: Europe

Gadget I MUST Have: My cell phone

Something That Makes Me Happy: Track

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Anything chocolate

Something That is Over-rated: The lives of reality stars like Snooki…

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Today I met a lovely family and their sweet doggie. I have not done a family photo session with a family pet before, but I am always up for a challenge. I think I can say it was a success. This was the first professional family photo this family had done in many years. It’s so important to get these pictures taken. Time goes so fast and your children change so much from one year to the next. Before you know it, they are off to college like this handsome guy below. I hope these photos remind you of the love you all have for one another for years to come!

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Their niece popped in for a shot too…

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Because rain cut short our first session we had to finish up today. Mr. L gives me a run for my money, but gosh is he the cutest thing ever. I want to pre-arrange a marriage between him and my youngest. This family is so sweet and so nice to work with, I really enjoy my time with them. Enjoy part 2.

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