After a decade of planting roots and building up my portraiture business in Washington, DC, our family has made a huge transition to our new life in the Lehigh Valley, PA. And we couldn’t be happier about our new home- it just feels so right here. In just the two short months that we have been here, we have been very blessed with new friendships and amazing neighbors, and we are in love with smaller-town life close to many of the rural activities we enjoy as a family.
Last school year was all about preparing for this move- I was pregnant with our third baby and we found out about my husband’s new job sometime in December. We had all school year to sell our condo, house hunt, and pack as many boxes as possible before our baby made her appearance in April. But all this planning and dreaming, being pregnant, still working full-time, and caring for our boys meant that I could not dedicate my time to my business. It was just one of those years. Being present to my boys throughout the whole moving process was so important, as was taking care of my own health during my pregnancy. In June, a week before our move, our baby girl was just 2 months old and was hospitalized with the whooping cough. It was such a terrible experience, and just another reason we needed to be focused on our family.
And now here it is early Fall, and the air is crisp in the mornings, and the light is changing so quickly. And we are out apple-picking and farm-stand hopping. Canning and pie-baking. And I am HOME. At- home in this great new town, but also at-home with my children and I couldn’t be happier. But I have the itch. The desire to get back to portraiture is so strong; I can’t wait to re-establish my business in our new hometown. My eyes spot natural backdrops everywhere, and I am ready to return to the camera.
So, if you are an old client checking out what is new here, forgive me for my year-long absence and I am so sad that I won’t be able to continue working with your families in our nation’s capital. If you are a potential new client here in PA, welcome! I can’t wait to capture your family’s unique character! I know there is an over-abundance of photographers to choose from, and it can be so overwhelming. If you work with me you get a specialist in newborns, babies, tots, and families. You get to enjoy a super relaxed, stress-free session where you get to play with your kids and let them be silly, and portraits you can’t wait to see enlarged and hung on your walls rather than more pictures you feel guilty about never printing. Let’s meet up and have some fun! Your kids won’t dread having their pictures taken again, I promise
This is my Henry. He just turned 3. This is what I consider to be EXTREMELY cooperative for his 3-year old portrait session.
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect “souvenir” of Henry at age 3. This is SO him.
This shot came just after my oldest threatened his brother, “If you don’t smile, I’m gonna through you into the lake!”
No time for posing. I had a fussy baby in the baby carrier, and 2 minutes before a family wedding started. He’s a born natural- posed himself :)
This is me! Baby J is glued to me and practically lives in the Ergo.
My sweet Baby Josephine