Maci — Newborn Portraits — Beaver County PA Photographer

So great to visit with Tonya and Mike and their two beautiful babes! Sweet little Maci was less than 2 weeks old (the perfect age for being photographed!) and she was just an absolute doll! Towards the end of our session she began to wake up a little and watch me, but still not a peep. She was totally into the shoot. And good thing, too, because her mama and I will be putting a camera in her face A LOT in the years to come! :)

Big brother Liam was just the sweetest with his little sister. They are almost exactly 2 years apart, so it will be so fun to watch them grow together and become best pals!

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Devon — Senior Portraits — Indiana PA Photographer

When Devon’s mom saw the portraits of Devon, she gave me the greatest compliment a photographer can receive: “you captured how handsome he is!”

As a mother of a boy myself, I can totally relate to what she meant: boys aren’t really into getting their picture taken and often act goofy or silly, or just plain don’t smile and give you that “stare” begging us to stop “torturing” them. Capturing how we as mothers see our handsome sons growing into men right before our eyes is probably one of the reasons I love senior pictures so much!

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Like many good country boys, Devon is into hunting. I look out over this gorgeous valley every day and the sunsets have just been amazing here, so I was super excited to photograph Devon and his hunting gear looking out over Elders Ridge.

Rita + Min + Andrew — Family Portraits — Brady’s Run Park — Beaver County PA Photographer

I so look forward to sessions with Rita and her mom and dad! I just love seeing how Rita has changed in just 3 months. Makes me realize my little Mary is changing too, though the changes don’t seem as apparent since I see her ginger face every day.:)

For our fall session, we went to Brady’s Run Park. It’s crazy how each fall is different. Last year at this time, the park was alive with color at every turn. This year, not so much. We still got great pictures, and the sun peeked out after the first hour and warmed us and the pictures up.

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One of my favorite things about fall is the way the leaves glow in the warm sun.

Any time I can shoot throw some tall grass or weeds, I jump at the opportunity. I love the texture they add to images, and also how they glow and sparkle in the sun.

And finally, like all 1.5 year olds, if a playground is within view, it must be explored. Rita was crazy about the pebbles!

Eric — Senior Portraits — Indiana County PA Photographer

About 3 minutes into Eric’s session, I remembered why I love doing senior portraits so much: photographing one person in a controlled setting is so much less stressful than many of the other things I shoot!:)

Eric did a fantastic job – pretty handsome guy, right? I loved the conditions we had – late fall light is the absolute best! We labeled the walking shot on the railroad tracks as his “album cover.” Definitely one of my favorites from the session! Best wishes to Eric!

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Cory + Stacey + kids — Fall Family Portraits — Mammoth Park — Latrobe, PA Photographer

OMG, I am loving fall! Other than one week of yucky weather, it has been absolutely fabulous! Just check out the amazing conditions we had for Cory and Stacey and their family pictures!

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Karissa + Brandon — Engagement Portraits — Rock Furnace Trail — Apollo, PA Photographer

I have lived just outside of Apollo for almost 5 years now and I’ve never heard of the Rock Furnace Trail – what a treasure! (yes, I said “treasure”…it truly is awesome!). Beautiful wooded trails and THREE waterfalls! We only ventured to the first of the three for my session with Karissa and Brandon…something about carrying 20 pounds of gear on uneven rocky trails near water…and me being a tiny bit clumsy…yeah, best to play it safe!:)

Karissa and Brandon love the outdoors. In fact, Brandon popped the question on the Rock Furnace trail (on the green bridge you’ll see below to be exact), so the trail is not only a great backdrop, but holds a lot of meaning to the two of them. Aren’t they super-sweet?!

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Kim + Chris — Seven Oaks Country Club — Beaver County PA Photographer — Part 3

All I gotta say is this reception was way TOO fun! There were so many crazy dance moves going on at Kim and Chris’s wedding at Seven Oaks Country Club, I had a hard time picking the best ones to show you! When you and your DJ work together to pick the music, the dance floor will be rockin’ all night all!:)

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See Part 1: Getting Ready and Ceremony

See Part 2: Portraits

Kim + Chris — Seven Oaks Country Club Wedding — Beaver County PA Photographer — Part 2

I love fall weddings because the light is SO amazing! We took the group pictures on the golf course at Seven Oaks Country Club – the site of the ceremony and reception. And then, my second shooter and I kidnapped Kim and Chris for a quick minute and drove them to this beautiful blue-ish gray church down the road from the country club. Chris joked that Kim had it planned all along since the door of the church perfectly matched her dress.:) Either way, I LOVE the images we got at the church!

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See Part 1: Getting Ready and Ceremony

Kim + Chris — Seven Oaks Country Club Wedding — Beaver County PA Photographer — Part 1

Kim and Chris are the sweetest two people you’ll ever meet and I felt so honored to be a part of their big day. So much love from everyone involved, it truly was a beautiful wedding. They had their ceremony and reception at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township, PA. While it’s fun to cruise around in a limo, having everyone at one location makes things so much easier and you have way more time for pictures.

In part 1, you’ll see highlights of Kim and Chris getting ready and their ceremony.

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Preview – Kim + Chris – Seven Oaks Country Club Wedding – Beaver, PA

What an amazing day we had yesterday! It was such an absolute pleasure to photograph Kim and Chris’s wedding at Seven Oaks Country Club in Brighton Township. Here is a quick preview!

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