W Family Spring portraits

May 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Spring has sprung and we are loving the gorgeous weather!! This is the second time I've had the pleasure of shooting the gorgeous family, and they make my job so easy and s much fun! There's nothing better than sisters and blossoms!! 


Valentines Day Gift - Boudoir Session

January 15, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A really big motivation for me to become a photographer, to share my passion with other, was how passionately I feel about empowering women. I want women to see their beauty and feel their best. I've always leaned into the idea that mothers need to be present in photos. But, that isn't enough for me. That isn't inclusive enough and while it's still so important to me,  I want to make women feel amazing in their own skin because they deserve it no matter what their circumstance. And so it only seemed natural to me to begin offering boudoir sessions. As a Valentine's day gift I would like to offer 4 of theses intimate sessions. 


M family session - Palmer square

January 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

With 4 grown and nearly grown children the time this family gets to spend all together is much more precious than it's ever felt before. Luckily we were able to get them all together a few days after Christmas in Princeton's Palmer Square. We had lots of fun wandering around and it was gorgeous and festive. I love when clients are down to explore, and I loved this location. Such a cute location and a beautiful family.


Making the most of in home lifestyle portraits

December 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

In home lifestyle family sessions are my favorite for so many reasons. Elevated candid sessions are a great way to preserve memories, to freeze a moment in time for a family.  In home lifestyle sessions can seem a little intimidating if you're used to more posed family portraits. This is some advice that I offer to clients to help them make the most of their session. 

  1. Do a small light study. I ask clients to take a look around their home in the days leading up to an in home session, to see where the best light may occur. This can be so beneficial, because we don't need to be all over the house, we may just find one little corner of the living room that seems extra magical.  With the below session we found that the best places were in the front living room, which is where the children typically played so it was perfect, and there was a great pocket of light in the kitchen on the counter that framed mama and her baby girl per
  2. Focus on an activity. This really helps relax clients so that we can capture the most natural and spontaneous moments. We may have families interact by cooking or coloring. Focusing on an activity rather than the camera really allows for personalities and relationships to shine. Around the holidays baking, decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, or drinking hot chocolate are great interactions. But, even something as simple as cuddling on the couch can really lighten the mood and allow your family's story to tell itself. Playing with a remote control car really helped these little guys relax at the beginning of our time together. 
  3. Dress accordingly. In home sessions tend to have a more relaxed feel, but not sloppy. Coordinating outfits with complimentary color palettes are best; using a neutral base and adding a few accent colors, patterns, and texture. Because you will be in your home you should also take into consideration the color and style of your decor to achieve a cohesive look that does not distract form your beautiful family.  
  4. Relax. In home lifestyle sessions produce some of my favorite images, because they're relaxed and allow families to interact organically.  

 


S family maternity portraits

October 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

One of my absolute favorite families is growing!! They will be welcoming a baby girl this month

Archive
January (2) February March April May (1) June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September October November December