Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Eliana and Jonathan's wedding

I photographed Eliana and Jonathan's wedding on June 17th at Deerfield Country club in Delaware. Eliana was stunning and a trooper for going out in the rain. The skies eventually cleared up for them just in time so we could get some photos at University of Delaware where these two met.
Thanks to Misty and Ole for 2nd shooting with me and getting soaking wet!

Then the downpour began right when these two were suppose to have their first look. This is Ole drenched from the rain. Thanks Ole!

This is the cutest first look ever. John made these funny faces trying not to cry when he was about to see Eliana. Then in the series below he lost it and would try not to look at her so he would not cry. What a sweetie!

This group were party animals!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

My new studio

This post has been a long time coming. I finally got around to taking some pics of my new studio. The first photo was taken over the winter- the before photo. My husband opened up our whole 3rd floor. He took down ceilings, walls, doors, exposed a brick wall, and installed a skylight to give it a bright open feeling. I can't believe it's finally complete! Shawn has done so much for my dreams and career, I love him so much! I have the space to do small studio shoots and also a meeting place for brides. It feels so good to be working from home in a space that is private from the rest of the house and so beautiful. I am so grateful.



This room was a kitchen.

My favorite part is this hairpin fence that Shawn salvaged and painted white. There use to be a hallway, wall and door here.

This hanging window was found in the basement and was the original front door to the house.

I love these. Ikea has this great new color in their frosted glass cabinets- turquoise!

While the move from my storefront in Northern Liberties was sad it was a good decision to come home. I have struggled with whether to write about this since I try to keep my personal life separate but I just have to brag! I am 30 weeks pregnant and can't wait to meet my son! I did not post about it earlier because I was afraid people would not hire me thinking I would be on maternity leave. I am doing good and still shooting. I plan on taking the month of August off.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ruby at age 4

I've been photographing the Schwelm family for years. They invite me back every year around the girl's birthdays. This session was for Ruby's 4th. It's amazing to see how much they have grown but still have the same facial expressions and personalities when I look through the lens.

This series cracks me up. You can see how Ruby tries to be cute with Addison by touching her chin. But then in the next shot Addison is slapping her away. Typical sisters!

A good way to get kids to sit- candy!

My favorite.

Meranda is like the perfect mom. She had cupcakes and icing all ready to decorate!