Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Fun

April, a fellow photographer, contacted me when she realized that getting her 3 year old son to sit and smile for a family picture this year would not happen without help. In I stepped with my bag of silly faces, strange noises, and love for throwing pine cones to capture the attention of this very energetic boy.
We had a great time at Talleyrand Park - and due to the nature children, kept the session short and sweet. I always strive when working with small children to keep the session fun; to play, to let them get to know me, and to remember that they can only last so long.
It was such a pleasure for me to capture the joy and love in this family!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fall - In November?

Thats right - to all those nay-sayers out there, I put forward the following evidence that fall can last longer than two weeks in central PA. In fact Fall can continue even after a freakishly early snow storm in October, Fall may even hold on to its last remnants of colorful beauty all the way to Turkey Day.
And look, look they don't even have coats on! (we wont mention the few bouts of shivering, but hey anything for the beauty of a picture)
Amanda and Joey are one of those great couples that just keep you laughing, keep you on your toes, and keep reminding you why you chose a job that forces you to leave your nice warm bed early on a Saturday morning to face the freezi...ummm, errrr... cool beauty of Fall.
Enjoy the teasers - I can't wait for your wedding next year!

We Are- En Gaged!

Fall in State College means football, and football means rivalries. You can't be a Penn State fan without knowing the sinister rivalry between the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes. So what happens when you put a photographer who loves to dress in her signature colors (red and black) in the middle of a campus filled with blue and white? Well, luckily for me, just great pictures.
Megan and Phil chose to return to the campus where they met and got engaged for their engagement session. They were wise enough to wear the correct colors for the day and I think provided me some protection for my foolish fashion choices. I had such a great time enjoying the gorgeous morning with this fun loving couple!


Saturday, November 14, 2009


When Andrea and John contacted me about their Halloween wedding, I must admit I was slightly disappointed when they informed me that there would be no 'all hallows eve theme'. No costumes, no spooky decorations, no 'Thriller'. Sigh, my theatre background cried just one solitary tear. But then we started talking, then I started listening, then I started hearing. This would be a wedding of elegant timeless romance, a wedding with a jaw dropping natural fall backdrop, a wedding that celebrated the undying love of two individuals that wanted to live the rest of their lives as husband and wife. Forget Halloween themes, this was the wedding I wanted to be a part of.
And the wedding lived up to and surpassed every expectation I had. Set at Eisenhower Chapel and the Atherton Hotel, not even the wind and rain could dampen the spirit of the day.

Enjoy a few teasers...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I see trees of green and skies of Blue...

Carly&Lance and I had a great time taking engagement photos on her grandfather's land on November 1st. After a week of grey drizzle, Sunday burst forth to honor its name. The air was warm, the sky was blue, and there literally was not a cloud in the sky (well maybe one puffy white cloud). Ahhh, the joys of the ever changing PA forecast. Carly and Lance will be getting married next year but wanted to take advantage of the fall weather to get images to use for their 'Save the Date' cards.

Enjoy the small glimpse...