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

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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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!:) Continue reading → Karissa + Brandon — Engagement Portraits — Rock Furnace Trail — Apollo, PA Photographer

Jackie’s Birthday Gift – Family Portraits – Indiana County Photographer

Met the Greene family at their home in Marion Center for family pictures Saturday night. Jackie’s husband, Jim, is a mason just like my husband, and he built their beautiful home, and with its location in the woods, we had a nice backdrop for the pictures. It was Jackie’s birthday and her daughters surprised her with a family portrait session. Continue reading → Jackie’s Birthday Gift – Family Portraits – Indiana County Photographer

John, Kim, + John-John – Fall Family Portraits – Saltsburg, PA

We had a beautiful evening on the ridge for John and Kim’s family portraits – yes, this is the backdrop I look at every day, folks! Beautiful Elders Ridge in all its glory! The rolling hills are filled with color this time of year and the cloud presentation in the sky was the perfect compliment. Little John-John was a little suspicious of me at first – Kim said he is always all smiles, but he just stared me down during the first part of the shoot. Continue reading → John, Kim, + John-John – Fall Family Portraits – Saltsburg, PA

Kim + Chris – Fall Engagement Portraits Brady’s Run Park – Beaver, PA

It’s fall, ya’ll! 🙂 The official best time of year to take pictures! Colors, light, and no humidity!! Well, not usually…it was pretty darn humid on the day I shot Kim and Chris’s engagement pictures at Brady’s Run Park. But you can’t tell at all, right? Kim and Chris had their first date at a Starbucks, so we worked that into the shoot. And, they are big Pittsburgh sports fans, and for their Save the Date’s, we did some Pens stuff and some Pirates stuff. Continue reading → Kim + Chris – Fall Engagement Portraits Brady’s Run Park – Beaver, PA