What a fun shoot! I had worked with the Reilly family before, so when they asked me to join them again at Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, I was thrilled! This time, it would be with some of their in-laws, too. I love big shoots like this. They are challenging, at times a bit crazy, and usually full of surprises…but the outcomes are always fantastic!
These children are all absolutely beautiful and sweet. Although it might take some coaxing to get some of them to look at the camera long enough for me to take a picture, they are such a joy to work with. The oldest girl was a pro. Take a look at this next pose–all her!
Frannie was the one who organized the shoot. She is absolutely beautiful and I can tell from the few times I’ve met her that she is an amazing mother. So full of patience and so warm, this next picture encompasses what she is all about. I just love it!
Love this next one of the in laws. What a lovely family! The flowering tree worked great with their outfits. It just screams summertime!
There is this awesome Adirondack chair on the campus that was designed by a former student. What a cool spot for a family portrait! I love that we were able to take the typical family portrait and transform it into something different just by using this chair!
Last Sunday morning I got to spend some time with the Adamcyzk family. What a great bunch! Their twin boys had just turned 2 years old, and they wanted a session to commemorate the event. These two adorable boys do not stop moving! By the time the session was over, I had practically broken a sweat chasing them all over the yard and house. But it was all good; I had an awesome time.
Absolutely stunning mother…
How cool are these Radio Flyer tricycles? Awesome idea to bring them out from the garage and take some pictures of the boys playing around.
Those blue eyes just do me in.
Love the red sweater with the red bike! And those sweet little red lips! What a cutie.
One of my favorite photos ever. Just love how this one turned out.
Thank you, Adamcyzk family, for letting me spend the morning with you! You have a beautiful family and a lovely home. Great time!
Two weekends ago I had the opportunity to take the 6-month photos of the Boccella family’s son. It all started last fall when I did a 37-person photo shoot with their extended family. They loved the mini shoot I did with them and wanted to get together this year for a bigger session. Of course I was thrilled!
This kid has so much personality for just 6 months old! Check out that face.
And how about this one? Too funny!
Here’s mom. Isn’t she absolutely beautiful?
I think these may be the world’s cutest baby shoes!
And here’s the photo that started it all. I am already looking forward to 9 months in the spring!
Word of mouth is a powerful thing. The Whitehead family approached me after seeing a shoot I did a few weeks ago with the Reilly family. Kelly told me she was looking for the perfect Christmas card family photo this year, so that was the goal of this shoot. Of course, we threw in a mix of portraits, too. I had so much fun chasing their two beautiful girls around the house, exploring the different lighting in different areas of the house, and above all, getting to know a really lovely group of people. She asked me back for the spring, and I am already looking forward to a warmer weather shoot with this awesome bunch!
Stephen and I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous pictures. You captured moments that we will now always be able to share. It will be remembered as a truly special day! Thank you so much! You absolutely have a talent.
I love hearing from families after our sessions. It’s such a good feeling to know I made them happy. Love the card, too.
One of the best things about putting myself out there as a family portrait photographer is getting to meet awesome people like the Reilly family. They welcomed me into their home a couple of weeks ago, which turned out to be the last weekend of the fall when there were still leaves on the trees. In their front yard grows a beautiful, burning red Japanese Maple. I have never seen anything like it. We also found a bright yellow shrub and a fun treehouse for some shots in their neighbor’s backyard (yes, we had permission; we are not trespassers!). With half the leaves on the ground and a great red blanket, we had a fantastic shoot. The children were so sweet and filled with such personality. Those curly locks and big eyes are irresistible! I can’t wait to go back in the Spring for our next session. Check out the slideshow below!
Thank you, Reilly family, for letting me into your home and to explore your yard. I had such a great time with all of you. Merry Christmas!