Monday, November 24, 2008

I'll take one of these please.

This little bundle of pure sweetness was absolutely wonderful to photograph. He was about a week old here and that two week mark makes a difference. After two weeks, they usually don't let me move them around too much without putting up a good fight! He would just whimper a little (which melted my heart) but slept like an angel. Don't get me wrong, newborn photography is not as easy as it seems. Getting them to sleep doesn't necessarily make it easier, this took a good 2 hours to get! But there's only a very short time frame to be able to capture those curled up newborn poses before they grow up so fast... and boy do they grow up so fast...

I love waiting to catch their little facial expressions. I love how he scrunched his brows together here!

These hats are very popular right now in newborn photography and I was too excited when his Nona brought out this specially handmade hat and booties to match! I'll be ordering a few of these from the talented person who made them!
A lot of people have asked me lately how I get them to "smile." I don't of course... I just wait for facial movements and while it was probably a gas pain, it looks like he was having sweet dreams here!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Glasses Needed

If you look very closely, you can see my credit.

It was a fun event to photograph! Congrats again to all of the winners!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another early Christmas gift

I have had such a fun time this weekend with all of these great families! Today I photographed the B family who welcomed a beautiful little girl recently. I predict that she'll be sitting and crawling within no time. This tiny baby was so strong and full of determination! I love how amazing newborns are.

It was a little tough getting in newborn, individual and family shots all in one session but these happy and well-behaved kids made my job so much easier.

Is she not a little model already?!!

I am wondering if I can count this as a smirk?!! If not, it sure is a cute face!
She can already hold her head up at 2-1/2 weeks!So normally I much prefer to do large family shots outside because I love a natural backdrop and nothing beats natural sunlight; however, my last two family session have included newborns and it's super cold outside! But you know what, I really like them inside too after this weekend!

An early Christmas gift

Today I had the pleasure of photographing my brand new 5-day old 2nd cousin and his super cool family. This little guy was a dream to photograph and his brother was a total pro in front of the camera. I hope the rest of my holiday session go this well!
Love this holiday family portrait and I love how the baby is the ONLY one looking at the camera here! How often does THAT ever happen?!!

I used my macro lens to capture his perfect little details. I love this lens for newborn photos!

And finally, I was boring him so I left him be :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

That glow

You know that just positively happy and radiant glow that some pregnant women get? Well this one definitely had it. I just love it when nice, beautiful people have babies, it makes me feel like there's a whole lot of good coming to the world very soon!

Thank you so much S&N for letting me capture this special time in your lives! Your little girl is already so blessed to have such wonderful parents!

This photo makes me wish I had done maternity images of myself. *sigh* Isn't she absoutely gorgeous?

Pickle cravings are very common among pregnant so I understand!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Celebrate Gettysburg with me!

So here's my exciting news! I emailed the beautiful publication, Celebrate Gettysburg magazine, about ad rates for next year. I am thinking about developing a real marketing plan as a way to reach more folks in that area after a few recent photography inquiries from Montgomery County, MD. So far, I've been doing really well by word-of-mouth only but only a small portion of my clients have been from Adams County. I picked that magazine as a likely possibility because it's a fresh publication, similar to what Frederick Magazine offers Frederick County residents, and they reach my target audience.

To my surprise, the publisher emailed me back with some nice words after viewing my website and asked if I'd like to become a freelance photographer! I recently met with her and I'm so excited to be involved with such an up-and-coming and very needed publication.

So be assured that I will give you plenty of advanced notice when my photos appear so that you can buy them up with me... ha ha! In the meantime, check it out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Someone get this kid an agent--QUICK!

I've had a lot of great sessions lately, lots of them at Baker Park and how can I argue with that... it's gorgeous this time of year there. This little girl and her mommy just made my life easy on this day. I think I could've just sat down on the bench and still have gotten a ton of great photographs. She was so happy, so giggly, and so darn CUTE!!!! Can you believe she's only 3? Here's to hoping that mine is this easy when she's 3... .ha ha, wishful thinking!

Love, love, LOVE this one... this one should be on the cover of the Fall edition of a Child magazine :) Speaking of magazines, more to come on that subject later!

Love the realness of this one. Not posed, they just naturally adore one another!

Even her mean face is cute!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Speaking of Happy...

This gorgeous mom happens to be one of the sweetest people I've ever worked with. She's always got a smile on her face, always thinking of others and like I said before, happy parents = happy kids! J is not so shabby himself either ;)

We did a last minute, shortened version of a photo session but I'm confident that we got some keepers! Here are a few of my favorites.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy parents = happy baby

Saturday morning I began the first of 4 weekend photo sessions (was I crazy??!! no, it was just gorgeous weather outside!) with a some of my favorite customers. Why are they some of my favorites? Because I got photograph this adorable baby over the summer and they invited me back for his 6 month photos... and now he's as happy as ever!
This was my first time shooting at Catoctin Mountain Orchard since the summer and I must say, it doesn't disappoint me either in the Fall.

Two of my most favorite photos ever: awesome silouette with the sun directly above...
... and this awesome colorful background and the sweetest mommy-baby bond.

All I see here are BLUE eyes!

There are about 8 of these photos of him cracking up. I really don't know how I'm supposed to pick the best one of the bunch to post??!! I hope he thought I was just funny and not funny looking... :)