Ian is 6 — Indiana, PA Photographer

I cannot believe Ian is 6 already! I have been photographing him since he was 2 and that feels like yesterday! This guy is full of character and loves his little sister, Ellie. Watching them play together makes me smile so big! Ian is also a huge Star Wars fan – look closely at his t-shirt in the light saber pictures: his mom made a “6” out of Star Wars patterned fabric. Towards the end of the shoot, we wanted to hit up the sweet light in a nearby grass field, but out of nowhere, the wind got crazy (there was actually a tornado a few miles north!) so if everyone looks a little wind-blown, that’s why! Happy Birthday, Ian!

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Cordelia Newborn Portraits — Beaver County PA Photographer

It’s been so wonderful to watch this family grow! I first met Min and Andrew when they were pregnant with their first, and last month I got to meet their second: Cordelia. Love her name and she is such a sweetie! Big sister Rita wasn’t sure what to make of the new addition, but is definitely warming up to the idea of being a big sister.

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Ellie First Year Portraits — Indiana, PA Photographer

I feel like I write the same thing in all my family portrait posts: “it’s so fun/amazing/wonderful to watch this family grow,” but that’s the truth! Ellie is turning one, and since April weather is not very conducive to outdoor portraits with little ones, we took these at Emily and AJ’s (Ellie’s mom and dad) house.

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Bree + Wade Engagement Portraits — McConnell’s Mill State Park — Beaver County PA Photographer

One thing’s for sure about this winter – it was cold and we got a lot of snow! When Bree said she wanted romantic snow pictures for her engagement session, I immediately thought of McConnell’s Mill State Park. The old mill, the covered bridge, the rocky trails, and the pines – all perfect ingredients for a winter portrait session! I’m super-pumped to be their wedding photographer in September of 2016!

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Christina + Luke — Brighton Township Social Hall — Beaver County PA Photographer

I was so excited to share in Christina and Luke’s big day this past November! I met C&L over the summer for their engagement session and their friendly, easy-going personalities clicked with mine and I knew we’d all have a great time working together.

They had a small intimate ceremony at Hebron Presbyterian Church in Clinton, PA and their reception was at the Brighton Township Social Hall in Beaver, PA.

The weather was a little colder than we would have liked on their wedding day, but we rolled with it, worked quickly outside, and the day was an absolute success! And once everyone got on the dance floor, things warmed up quickly! Such a fun reception!Curtaccio_0000.jpg Curtaccio_0001.jpg Curtaccio_0002.jpg Curtaccio_0003.jpg Curtaccio_0004.jpg Curtaccio_0005 Curtaccio_0006 Curtaccio_0007 Curtaccio_0008 Curtaccio_0009 Curtaccio_0010 Curtaccio_0011 Curtaccio_0012 Curtaccio_0013 Curtaccio_0014 Curtaccio_0015 Curtaccio_0016 Curtaccio_0017 Curtaccio_0018 Curtaccio_0019

Creative + Funny Christmas Cards — Saltsburg, PA Photographer

The Jones Family always know how to have fun with their Christmas card…and I am always so excited to help bring their vision to life! Their “A Christmas Story” card and last year’s Grinch card were some of my favorites!

This year, they are expecting their 3rd child and came up with the awesome theme “We saw DADDY kissing Santa Claus” (with mommy and her jolly belly as Santa!). Hilarious! Can’t wait to see what we come up with for next year!

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Family Portraits in the Snow — Flemings Christmas Tree Farm — Indiana, PA Photographer

It’s not every day that we get snow in Western PA! I mean, don’t get me wrong, we GET snow, but it is oh so unpredictable – certainly not predictable enough to schedule a photo session around! However, on this day, we got lucky! What a beautiful winter wonderland!

Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms was nice enough to allow us to do our session there, which even added more beautiful backdrops to our images.

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And Miss Hadley is such a sweetie – all smiles all the time, but every girl has her limits. I love a good fed up baby pic! :)

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Chelsea + Dave — Engagement Portraits — Beaver County PA Photographer

Another stroke of luck – capturing a rustic fall theme in the winter. I can’t take credit for the amazing weather we had this day – the Big Guy upstairs gave us gorgeous sun that warmed everything up and made it look like September when it was really December. Ok, so maybe like late October in late November…but still! Great conditions!

The log home in Beaver, PA has all kinds of rustic charm…and clearly we weren’t the only people that felt that way on this day! 3 other photographers and their clients were at the location with us. Luckily, we all worked around each other and I don’t think I will be a photo-bomber in any random family portraits!

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And you know me and my rivers! If I’m this close to a river and bridges, then we must take pictures on/by/near them!:) Luckily, Dave is a fisherman so we worked in his fishing rod and tackle box. Love the sparkling water!!!

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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