Carmine is 1

Little Carmine has such a big personality — and he hammed up it for me during his 1st birthday portrait session!
Carmine is the nephew of a soon-to-be Elders Ridge Photography bride, Bethany. I was flattered when a friend of her family loved Bethany and Nate’s engagement pictures so much that they hired me to take Carmine’s portraits, too. Yay!!:)

Carmine’s parents, Tom and Andreana, live out of state, but they were all in town for his 1st birthday celebration at his grandparent’s house in Indiana, PA, so we decided to do the portrait session there. The house is beautifully landscaped, making it easy to find backdrops for the pictures. And with a little help from Uncle Anthony holding the reflector, the scrim, and handling giggle patrol with funny sounds and faces, we had all the ingredients for a successful session!

Looking forward to catching up with everyone in this family in October at the wedding!


Whimsical Woods Family Portraits, White’s Woods Nature Center

How about this gorgeous weather? The light at the end of the day has been just amazing and when Amanda asked to me take her family’s portraits, I immediately knew we’d be hiking through the woods to capture this beautiful family in some dreamy sweet light streaming through the tall trees.
White’s Woods Nature Center is a hilly, wooded area just on the edge of town and has great mountain bike trails and many people even jog and walk their dogs through the trails, too. There isn’t an easy way to get up into the flat area we used for the session without hiking a little, but it was totally worth it. In my opinion at least! I wasn’t the one with the broken toe!;) Sorry G! I love this collection of images so much – the light is just amazing and working with this family is always so much fun!
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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! Continue reading → Family Portraits in the Snow — Flemings Christmas Tree Farm — Indiana, PA Photographer

Donna and Elle – Family portraits – Indiana, PA

Again, I’m a little behind on posting some of my sessions! Terrible! I guess I could blame it on being 9 months pregnant, but being 9 months pregnant hasn’t really kept me from doing much else, says the girl who is feverishly laundering all neutral baby clothes, dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, moving stuff, still working full-time, etc. in preparation for our latest arrival due in  a few days. I would really like the baby to arrival early, but if it is anything like my first, it will hang out nearly 2 weeks past its due date. So we’ll see! And now on to my portrait session with Donna and her granddaughter Elle. Donna and I used to work together at IUP before she retired. Her group of “lunching ladies” actually purchased this session for her as a birthday present. Continue reading → Donna and Elle – Family portraits – Indiana, PA

Laura’s 2 — Family portraits –Blue Spruce Park — Indiana, PA

Two months ago, I had the pleasure of photographing one of my best friends and her lovely family in celebration of her daughter’s second birthday. O.M.G., I can’t believe they are 2 already! And by “they” and I mean her daughter, Laura, and my son, Max. Well, Max isn’t quite 2, but soon. Steph and I were pregnant together, tossed my current day job back and forth between each other for a few years, and just seem to have a ridiculous amount of stuff in common. When I met her about 3 years ago, I felt like we instantly clicked. She “got” me and most of our time together is spent cracking each other up. Continue reading → Laura’s 2 — Family portraits –Blue Spruce Park — Indiana, PA

Agnello Family Portraits — Indiana, PA

While the beautiful colors of fall always seem to make the perfect scene for family portraits, the portraits are that much better when the family is just as beautiful…and fun, too! Just look at these smiles, folks! Gorgeous! Tanner, Gracie, and Ethan (the triplets) were so much fun to photograph! They were so into it, helped me find the perfect locations, and even carried my gear. Now that’s pretty awesome!:) Continue reading → Agnello Family Portraits — Indiana, PA