Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Fun, fun and more fun!!!! The studio is looking for InFANT Models.... new little babies 14 days or younger. Call the studio at 610.429.3715 to get the details. The first 10 to schedule a session get a VERY special gift.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
OK, so heres the truth. Babies do not pose....not for anything. They are wiggly, squirmy and have very little patience, especially when you keep putting the same oversized hat on their head. Certainly I can not take full credit for this image. If the mom was not seriously assisting, this image would have been IMPOSSIBLE to capture. The second the hat got lowered, this baby girl had just swooshed it off her head...it was amazing. But with patience and a keen plan, we got it! So, thanks Michelle for assisting to create this darling image of your ADORABLE baby girl!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I truly adore my little babies and always feel so honored and happy to be able to photograph them. This little girl was simply amazing. She is a happy child...always smiling and laughing. This is my vintage color processing, which I really love. It creates an old-time feeling and adds an emotional depth to the image.
Monday, June 29, 2009
We are trying out some new props and need infants 10 days old or younger to pose for us. Free Sitting fee and an 8x10 photo. Available to the FIRST 5 clients who call the studio. 610.429.3715
Friday, June 26, 2009
The Keepsake Photo Club is an easy way to have others contribute to your child's keepsake photo box. Images are pre-selected by you from sessions that can take place over the course of one....or many years. Grandparents, godparents and other significant people in your child's life can purchase these pre-selected images , helping to grow the collection over time. By young adulthood, your child will have a collectionof images that they, and you, will cherish and enjoy forever.
Document your child's life....and your life as a family. Give the gift that will be cherished for generations to come.....give the gift of fine art portraiture.
To find out more, just e-mail me through my website, and I will send you the details.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Everyday I try to think of those who wear the uniform and the sacrifices they make so that I can live my comfy life here in West Chester. And every memorial day, I think of my good friend Harry McGinness, a Vietnam veteran who is no longer on this earth. Harry was man of remarkable accomplishment (though you would never hear it from his mouth). He was tall, handsome and had that military charisma about him. He loved to tell stories (usually war stories) and laugh (usually at himself). I will never forget seeing Harry one Tuesday after Memorial Day. I asked him how his "holiday" was. He told me he went to see his buddy's in Washington, D.C. "How nice", I said. Then, like a waterfall his tears began to fall. He stood there sobbing, with no embarrassment, no caution. Just pure emotion. Real. Honest. Painful. He cried as if it were yesterday that he lost his friends in the war. He went on to tell me what each of them meant to him...and the time they saved his life. He touched their names on The Wall, and remembered. Harry changed my perspective on the meaning of this day. For that, I am forever thankful.
Here's to you Harry...and Dad, and every other veteran who has served our country and who serves now. THANK YOU.... a million times, thank you.
“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” ~unknown
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Today I had a blast photographing this sweet little guy. He was great...very curious and smart and was motoring all over. He kept wanting to peer behind the backdrop to see what other good things there were to play with. I absolutely love to apply "vintage" color to these types of images. It gives them an old time feel, and adds a softeness that is perfect for babies. Love his chubbly little cheeks and toes....SQUISH!!!!!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Attached is a recent picture I took of my three handsome step sons with their father. Each of my step sons are so very different from the other, and I have a unique relationship with each. I feel closest to my youngest step son, David (third in from left to right). I suppose that is because he was so young when I became part of his life. We were able to really know eachother and create memories together. I care very deeply for all three of my step sons and want to say, "love you guys!"
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
For those of you who are not familiar with my background....I was a black and white film only girl...until several years ago. That is when I added digital capture to my skill set. I must say, I was smitten. It is not only the immediate gratification of the image capture, but the endless image enhancements available in photoshop. Here is an image I took several years ago now. I love the expression on this child's face. Through some minor enhancement, the total feeling of the image changed. I thought the original image was beautiful...but with the enhancement (done by a master printer and photoshop guru (no, not me!), the image is so much more powerful. I consider this image an Heirloom portrait. It has a more formal feel, and a vintage look. This image in a beautiful ornate frame will make a lasting keepsake, for generations to come.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Tonight I was looking through some images and came across this one. It instantly made me smile. There is nothing more heart-warming than a confident little baby who has just learned to walk.....at 8 months! She was so proud of herself. There she was prancing around in her hand-made fancy pants...happy as could be. You go girl!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
This shoot was incredibly fun. Krista is an aspiring model and rightfully so...she is beautiful. There are many other images from this shoot that were equally as powerful, but this was one of my personal favorites. Krista is wearing custom jewelry by Essence of Elegance ~ Angela Chen.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This week I was determined to learn a new photoshop technique...just for the fun of it. I happened upon this effect, and I was quite intrigued. It really offered a very different feeling to the same image. I have posted the same image from last week, with a different crop, and a textured feel. I like it...it does create a different feeling. Your thoughts?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I just love photographing pre-teens. This darl'in is the daughter of my best friend...which makes me her "Aunt". She is just as sweet as she is beautiful. This session was booked for a modeling portfolio....and was the first time Grace was in front of the camera. Quite a natural, don't you think? I added some enhancements to jazz up the image and quite like the effect. Would love to know your thoughts.
Anecdote & Quote of the WEEK:
My father was an great source of inspiration to me. A quiet man, with many talents. He seemed to have an jest for learning, and the things he was passionate about, he did really, really well. In our last days together I asked him his thoughts on the goal of life. He simply answered....
"to have no regrets... Life is short....Pursue your passion with ENDLESS determination". Several weeks later he passed away. That same year, I enrolled to study photography. How rich and rewarding the journey has been.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The perfect image? I didn't think so. As a matter of fact, I did not initially present this image as a viable selection to the mother. But somehow, during the preview, it came up on the screen. The mom gasped...she LOVED the light, and the curious way about her child. What could I say? In silent reluctance I worked the image, and this is what resulted. I am reminded that through deep love and admiration, parents are able to see things in their child that sometimes others don't. I trusted her that there was something special in this image. She was right. Her heart told her so.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
It is always special to photograph mothers-to-be. I just love finding that special pose or lighting effect that best captures their emotion of carrying that tiny life inside.
Don't be shy or self conscious...BELIEVE me, pregnant bodies are beautiful! I promise you will look stunning...and you will feel special. Please call the studio to book your appointment. 610.429.3715.