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Penn Valley Family Photographer | The Magic Hour

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Outside of a fun and happy family, there are two things that I really, really love in a session; time documenting a family at home and magic hour light. This session has both. So, it’s no surprise that I’m completely in love with the images we captured.

In their home, I loved photographing the boys at their most relaxed. There, they didn’t have to worry about posing. They played with their toys, had a dance party and rode a bike through the kitchen. I also loved documenting the impermanent details of family life; the art work strung up on the wall, little arms loaded with precious toys, and the remnants of a treasure hunt.

When everyone was ready, we headed out back. After a brief stop at the play set, we ended up in the most beautifully sun drenched field I’ve ever seen. Seriously, when I push families to have their session at sunrise or sunset, this is the magical light that I’m thinking about. There is just no substitute. There, the boys picked flowers and snuggled/climbed on mom and dad. The whole session was so relaxed and happy and I just love how that comes through in these photos.

Want to plan a session at home, at magic hour, OR a session that includes a little bit of both? Contact me and let’s chat!

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Chester Springs Family Photographer | Flowers and Bowties

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I had so much fun photographing this sweet, beautiful family in Chester Springs, at the Binky Lee Preserve. It was a hot spring morning and we had the prettiest cloudy skies rolling in overhead. I love that mom put so much thought into their session to make it special for their family. Everything that you see in these photos, she brought along. That includes the wagon, blankets, pillows, a homemade teepee, a wooden crate, favorite books, a whole fun bag of cars, water and snacks (let’s be honest, perhaps the most important ingredient for a perfect session), and that phenomenal skirt. Oh, and did I mention the smash cake to celebrate the little guy’s first birthday? Ya, that too. And the suspenders and balloons. I honestly just can’t handle the cuteness or get over mom’s planning. I aspire to this level of organization and preparedness.

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And with all of this pre-planning, the session was still completely relaxed and fun. It was so fun to see the boys explore the fields, snuggle with mom and dad, play in the teepee and go for a ride in the wagon. I could look at their happy smiling faces all day. They were such sweethearts and it was such a pleasure to photograph them.

If you are interested in planning a session for your family, I’d love to chat. Contact me today!

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Main Line Newborn Photographer | A Classic In Home Session

I just love this family and their classic, simple style. It makes for such beautiful, airy newborn photos. Plus, the camera adores them and their light-filled house is a photographer’s dream.

I met them for the first time when their son was born and I got to photograph him as a tiny newborn. I still remember how mellow and calm he was for his session; the perfect baby. I’m so happy that his sister was equally cooperative for her session. She slept and snuggled with mom and dad and her big brother for a while. Then, right before the end of the session, her eyes popped open and she was full of smiles and looking right at my camera. Perfection!

Of course, there was one big difference between these two newborn sessions, this one included a 19 month old. Getting a toddler to pose with a newborn is never a sure thing, but fortunately, this big brother made it look easy. Then, when his patience limit was reached during family photos, he shot up from his dad’s lap like he was going to catapult himself off of the bed. The photo of that moment might not be the one that ends up in the frame, but it definitely captures life with a toddler. Their interest and attention can change in a second. It makes me smile every time I see it.

If you are interested in a newborn or family session, I would love to chat. Contact me, today!

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Wyndmoor Documentary Family Photographer

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Since Florence’s very first day of school in September, she has had a best friend named Peter. At the beginning of the year, I loved arriving early to pick her up so that I could watch them playing together on the playground. She would come home telling me stories about how she and Peter had to be separated because they wouldn’t stop talking during story time. I’m pretty sure they still aren’t allowed to sit next to each other for that part of the day. Apart from that though, they are really just adorable together.

I needed a volunteer family for an in home documentary session, and Peter’s family immediately came to mind. It was so much fun hanging out with them for a bit in their home. The older boys played a card game and Peter made a tower with his magnatiles. Peter also gave me the grand tour of their house, and he even showed me the attic! He was an excellent host.

I love how each of the boys’ personalities come through in the photos. Have I mentioned that these sorts of in home sessions are my favorite? They are. I love how comfortable kids are in their own space; how there is no fighting about posing and smiling for the camera. Everything just sort of happens organically. If you are interested in booking a session like this for your family, contact me and let’s chat!

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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.