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Paoli Family Photography

In home documentary family session on the main line

Within my pending post archives, I found this gem of an in home documentary family session that I had to share. I photographed this family for the first time when their oldest son was a newborn. And I have been lucky enough to get them in front of my camera many times since then. Mom’s sense of style is incredible. Just, legitimately amazing. Their home is the perfect mix of beautiful decor and comfort and frankly, I want to live there. I mean, they have beautiful art and textiles and design, but also let their kids drive around the house in their Jeep Wrangler Power Wheel. Perfection.

Their previous sessions had mostly been at parks (other than the most spectacular first birthday party) and for this one, mom suggested we do it at their house instead. That is something that I am always on board with. I know I’ll sound like a broken record here, but little kids are almost always at their best at home. They get to play, and show me their favorite things; have a snack if they need it. But while the amenities are unbeatable, even more importantly, being at home means I can…well…document your family at home! The walls and furniture and toys will all add to the richness and depth of your photos and the story they tell. So when you look back at them, you can relive a little bit of what life was like at that moment in time. And that feels like a little bit of magic to me.

If this sounds kind of magical to you too and you’d like to schedule your own in home session, contact me and let’s chat!

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Marsh Creek Family Photographer

An Early Morning at the lake

I’m currently taking a couple of photography workshops – because it’s January and that’s what I like to do in January. And in one of these workshops, we’re being asked to explore who our dream clients are. I’m lucky to have quite a long list of clients who I consider to be my dream clients. But this awesome, warm, happy, loving family right here was among the first to come to mind. And I’m not even talking about their impeccable sense of style that they bring to their sessions (although they do have that). I love them because their love for each other is so obvious when you are with them, and because they are so quick to laugh at themselves and at me. I’ve only photographed them once before but somehow feel like I’ve known them forever.

For this session, mom inquired about having her grandparents come along as well. I of course immediately said yes. And I could not be more thrilled that they were able to be a part of the session…especially since they also laughed at my jokes.

It was a beautiful sunrise on a beautiful day and I feel so lucky that this “dream” family chose me to capture their love for each other.

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Multi-Generational Photographer

Valley Forge Park at Sunrise

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep affection for multi-generational family sessions. I love to capture moments between grandparents and their grandchildren. I’m sure it has something to do with how close I was with my grandmother and how much I treasure the photos of us together. I always preach about parents getting in the photos, but the same applies to grandparents.

When someone contacts me for a session like this, I encourage them to consider doing at least part of the session at home. There is an ease at home that can’t be fully translated to a park setting. However, when doing photos at a park, this is how to do it! Sunrise – check. Fun location to explore – check. Toys, bubbles, necklaces – check, check, check. If all of these elements are involved, I’m a-ok with doing any session completely outdoors.

This brave family agreed to meet me just before sunrise. Before 7am. I am not a morning person, so I very much relate to not wanting to get up and be photo ready this early for pretty much anything. But I’m telling you, the golden light of sunrise or sunset just can’t be recreated at any other time. It’s magic. They also brought along all sorts of fun things for the kids to play with – another trick for bringing the ease of an indoor session to the outdoors. In the end, it all came together to make for a pretty magical shoot.

As an aside, this session is another oldie that I found in my blog cue just waiting to be published. I have no idea what took me so long to share, but it’s just over a year old and it’s fun to think about how much all these kids have probably changed in that time. I have a few more waiting to be posted – so  stay tuned!

 

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Philadelphia Newborn Session

A Classic at Home Newborn Session

It’s been quite a long pause since I’ve shared any full newborn sessions, or family sessions … or any sort of session at all for that matter. But since I’ve had a moment to breath after the rush of the fall shoots and the holidays in general, I’m going to try to gather together some sessions into proper blog posts. What a novel idea! I selected at random, because I can’t possibly choose a favorite. I landed on this sweet Philadelphia newborn session to start and I’m not sad about it.

I photographed this adorable, brand new little girl at home on a warm summer day. Obviously it’s winter now, so I can only imagine that at this point she’s crawling around and getting into all sort of mischief. Or maybe she’s not and she’s at that most perfect of baby ages, where they can’t yet move, but are delightfully interactive. Regardless, on this day, she was just the most laid back, cuddliest of babies. She smiled, and gazed serenely at the camera, and was generally all of the things that every new baby should be. I loved her.

Revisiting a session that I haven’t looked at since I delivered the gallery is always a treat. I love discovering the sweet little moments that tug at my heart strings. The way she looks at the camera with her big bright eyes. Those leg rolls. How she snuggled in on her mom’s chest. Can’t you just feel it? I hope the families I photograph feel the same way when they look back through their galleries.

On an unrelated, and yet related note, do you follow me on facebook or instagram? I love sharing tidbits of my own life and family on there and would love to have you follow along! And if you are interested in a session, contact me! I’d love to chat!

And now, enjoy this session and all the new baby sweetness.

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My name is Katie! I love color and pretty light and happy faces and sessions that include all of those things. Photographing families like yours, capturing the essence of what makes you unique, is my passion. I want to get to know you and to tell a story that is authentically yours.  

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