Archive for January, 2009


Valentines… Central PA Child Photographer

01.31.09 My Kids

more from my valentines session with baby Weslyn…

Love this storyboard…



Birthday Package… Central PA Child , Baby Photographer

01.30.09 Business News


Here is a custom made collage from a session this past weekend…


Here is a sample birthday invitation!


Fusion… Camp Hill On location Child, baby Photographer

01.29.09 Kids, NEWBORNS & Babies

I have been trying to fuse my 2 passions, photography and knitting…

here is my first photography prop… i knit it larger to fit a 6-9 month old… isnt it so cute… and oh yeah of course my lil sweet model, Weslyn!


Outside my window…

01.28.09 Business News

Just a quick picture

outside my window…


Talent… Central PA Photographer

01.27.09 Business News

Just by chance the other day my Mother in law was bragging to one of our knitting instructors at The Colonial Yarn shop that i am a fabulous photographer 🙂 Surprisingly Alice, was looking for more impressive pictures of her hand dyed yarn for her online etsy store… Alice is not only a super awesome knitter, she is a Violin & Viola instructor and even plays for the Harrisburg Symphony… how cool is that…  You can check out her etsy fiber store here…. AltoBish

I just got the most incredible merino yarn from her to make some photography props with… 🙂


Why choose me? Mechanicsburg family, Child Newborn Photographer

01.26.09 Business News

I know there are many chain photography stores out there… but i thought i would share the value you get by choosing a photographer like me… i got this from another blog and really felt compelled to share…

“Custom photography is more of a luxury than your entry level cookie cutter chain experience. Custom photography truly is not for everyone, it requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, forethought and planning on the part of the subject/client and requires a larger time commitment for the photographer as well. Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their families’ memories have the desire to have portrait art that is truly personalized. These more discerning clients have been known to budget and allot time for a custom photography session. Many clients opt for it to be a once a year special experience, some opt to have custom photography sessions done to record their child’s stages in life. Having said this, it is clear that custom photography is not in everyone’s budget, it is something that most families save for to splurge on from time to time to memorialize their children as they really are (not posed and primped in the cookie cutter studio setting). There is a great deal of time involved in creating high end custom photography sessions for a client. The luxury of great service, better choices and a supberb end product. The result of all this are heirloom quality images. The time invested at the session is only a small portion of time involved in this process. Custom photography has been likened to purchasing a fine vehicle. To get to point B from A let’s face it, even a bus ride would suffice. If you want to luxuriate in a finely appointed vehicle, customizing your own experience by listening to smooth jazz while sitting in a climate controlled setting adjusted purely for your comfort in a body hugging leather interior, perhaps that Lexus you so desire is your cup of tea. Custom photography is much the same cup of tea. It is the Lexus of the photography world. It is where the intangibles make the experience truly wonderful and the images themselves make the investment of money and time truly worthwhile. Custom photography can be broken down into even more levels. There are on location, studio, mixed studio/on location, specialty location and destination type photographers. The beauty of custom photography is in the choices and in the luxury of those options. The customized service level you are sure to experience will be amazing. The knowledge that your final images are the result of someone caring about those moments so much that they take extra time ensuring that the artwork you receive is good enough to stand by with their name on it. That level of quality and commitment is all but lost in the age of “mass produced,” “mass marketed,” corporate “everyone is a number”. Custom photography is based on being unique to you. How great an experience would be, to be able to sit back and allow a photographer to do this highly custom work for images that you will most likely cherish for a lifetime? Keep in mind more than anything that the Lexus will never appreciate in value the way your portraits will. The portrait art you become invested in from your custom photographer will no doubt increase in value and become more priceless as the years pass.”

Cow… Mechanicsburg On location Family, Child Photographer

01.26.09 Families, Kids

So i totally knew i was in for an awesome session when i walked in to their house and i saw that the parents had a painted cow in their living room, if you are from the Harrisburg Area, a few years ago artists painted these hollow cows and then auctioned them off after their display… i think it was called the cow parade…

Here is the one they had (borrowed from the web)

cowAnyways, their little girl was super shy, but i love how her images turned out, i think they capture the “real” Mallory!




01.25.09 Kids, My Kids

I took this the other day of Alyssa by the window… I love how thoughtful she looks…


Tip of the day… Elaine Gates Photographer Central PA Family Photographer

01.23.09 My Kids

Dont let your 4 year old sister do your makeup…


Loveshoot: Carlisle…

01.21.09 Engagements

Here is the full post from the shoot from this weekend…. They were such a cute couple… We started our session in downtown Carlisle…


They both are bankers… so you know i had to play around with that…


Ive been trying to make the sessions more “about” the couple… so when we were planning her session she mentioned Ben played the guitar… so we headed to a field…cher-5cher-4cher-3storyboard-1