October was insanity incarnate for me. Tons of photo sessions (yay, go me!). Meeting great new people, photographing beautiful children and families and editing my buns off. I was lucky enough to photograph a Halloween party that totally rocked! Lastly, there was hurricane Sandy. Evil, evil Sandy. She threw everyone for a loop. Power off, HUGE (as my son Burk would say “HUGE HUGE HUGE, so big.”) trees laying across the road, people in nearby towns STILL without power 8 days later. I had more sessions scheduled this month but Sandy made sure that that didn’t happen (I’m not real fond of her, can you tell?). Well, whatever, she was a real nasty girl and I hope I never see another storm like her.
It’s now the beginning of November and I can catch my breath while I get ready for Holiday sessions. November has become my month of remembering what I’m thankful for. I am truly, deeply and profoundly thankful that I have found my voice in photography. After spending most of my aduly life working at a business that was pretty unfulfilling to be honest, I am here, doing something I LOVE LOVE LOVE with all my heart. So yeah, it’s good to be me.
** Now lets’ look at some photos!**
Just a quick post for those of you interested in cards for the holiday’s. There are SO many options to choose from. Here you will see a few options available. I can also make a custom card at an additional cost. Click on the link below to open a PDF file that contains a full catalog of holiday cards. Prices upon request.
Ahhhh, fall. The smell of fires, golden sunsets that arrive earlier and earlier, trees turning beautiful golds and reds. Fall makes me happy AND melancholy. I turn inward more and think of the past and the people that have meant so much to me that are no longer here. It makes me think of snuggles and sitting outside wrapped in a warm blanket talking to the people I love. Fall is memories of new school clothes, trick or treating, candy corns, carving pumpkins with my father and playing in piles of damp and musty leaves. Now with fall here I am lucky enough to have children to pass these memories on to. We go on hayrides, pick apples, carve pumpkins, build fires, and my husband takes my son for walks in the chilly evening rain. Fall is my favorite time of year… ah, fall.
I have these crazy visions of photos. When I get an idea I NEED to put it into action. And oh boy do I have an idea. It’s officially formed into a full blown obsession. And after months of thinking about it and perfecting it in my mind, it’s going to happen, yippeeeeeeeeee! Scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2012 starting at 3pm I will be hosting a holiday photo party event here in Bucks County, PA. The theme is based around old time holiday magic. Kings and queens, princes and princesses, fairies and sprites of all ages should plan to attend (that means you mom and dad). There will be crowns, wings, glitter, balloons, and all sorts of wonderment.
This isn’t the run of the mill Christmas photo shoot. There will be no green or red, no Santa, nor will there be any cheesy fake wrapped packages. Think WHITE, think CREAM, think GOLD.
Clothing colors should only include white, cream, gold, champagne, the palest pink or blue and light colored denim jeans for the boys. I would LOVE to see cream suspenders and bow ties, white flowing dresses, wavy haired girls, and gold jewelry on the ladies. I will provide tiaras, crowns, scepters, wands, swords, wings, etc… Come dressed for the occasion and bring your imagination.
I’m not calling this a “mini” session because it’s anything BUT mini. It’s grand, it’s exciting, it’s dreamy, magical and sparkly fun.
The cost is $75 for the photo shoot. Included is a 30-45 minute photo shoot, a minimum of 5 images in a custom gallery on my website and one 8×10 print. This is 50% off my normal photo session pricing. Minimum print purchase is $150. For those participating, I will also offer specially designed holiday cards (at an additional charge).
Please contact me to reserve your time slot.
Meet John. He’s pretty awesome. He’s new in town. John already has a nickname, it’s Jac. His family rocks. Little man was perfect for me. Truly perfect. His family was so welcoming and engaging. I like them. A lot. If you met them, you would like them too. Here they are, in all their awesomeness.
Ok, it’s not ketchup but catch up. Officially it’s blog ketchup. It just sounds funnier when you use ketchup. I have worked with Ms. Ivy and her family quite a few times now and I just can’t seem to get enough of her. She is this beautiful young being, full of light and life and is SOOOOOO easy to photograph. She wants to be an actress and still thinks boys are silly (indeed they are, Ivy). I love her innocence and how obvious it is that she’s on the cusp of womanhood. I could photograph her every day and not get tired of it.
So I’ve been busy to say the least. And this is a GOOD THING! Between my own babies (one not so much a baby anymore) and all the great sessions I’ve shot lately, I am overloaded!
My most recent session was a wedding, and it was GORGEOUS! The location was incredibly pretty, the bride was STUNNING, the groom was so genuinely happy to be there and the guests seemed to have such a great time!
The location: http://www.natirar.com/. Can’t say enough about the beauty of this location. So many diverse landscapes as backdrops within one park.
I’m still editing this session, but in the meanwhile here are a few of my favorites that I have edited thus far.
May I present ~Margie and Mark~
Peas. Something as simple as this makes me happy. Picked from a local farm, shelling by hand. Pure and natural. Shot with a macro attachment.