these 2…..just don’t seem like the little boys they once were! cousins….best friends…however they refer to each other as….their relationship and bond is tight! kal-el is entering elementary school (kindergarten) and his older cousin, zach is now leaving elementary school and entering the middle school (4th grade). i’m sure if these 2 were in the same school at the same time they would look after one other…..but be up to no good at the same time! wishing these 2 handsome fellas the best of school years as they both start a new chapter in their lives!
i love shooting a “grown up family”! too often, parents go years and years without a family portrait. and i feel it is so important to get this kind of beautiful portrait at this time in their lives! the troupe family organized their busy schedules and picked a beautiful august day to do just that!
this place. it’s not fancy. it’s close to home. a memory that is held tightly in their hearts, from the time mary jude was a little girl to raising her own 2 children. this place……serves as a nostalgic memory from the past and present. a simple place with simple pleasures sometimes just mean the most!as i was editing this photo of mary jude and joe cuddled up together on the dike…..i couldn’t help but giggle to myself, thinking that……..i bet this wasn’t the first time they shared kisses on the dike! 😉 i’m sure 30 years ago they could have been caught doing just this! 😉
jenn, a punxsutawney native, who resides in northern virginia, (with now husband-max), contracted me to shoot their very small, very intimate, very laid back wedding ceremony & portraits. at their beautiful 250 year old farm house!!!! talk about in love! yes, yes, jenn & max are in love…..but i fell in love with their property!!!! the house has a mix of different stones and wood, character built with each addition to the property! the stone walls, steps, landscaping, the apple trees, the peach trees, the “summer kitchen”, the greenhouse, the red barn, a super cool old blue car, a giant garden, a huge blueberry patch (which had delicious blueberries), a wooded path that leads you to a beautiful creek, a view for miles, and a beautiful giant tree that sits in front of the house-which was planted 45 years ago by the previous property owners. and that tree was a wedding gift to the new couple who married in that house 45 years prior! on july 18th, jenn and max exchanged their own vows in front of that very tree! here is jenn & max’ love day! enjoy!
loved this bouquet so much!!!
i don’t think a dress could be hung any prettier!
jenn may have kissed a few frogs before she found her prince! 😉a camp site…..yes, this is supposed to belong among the wedding photos, because this is the spot where jenn & max spent hours by the fire and camped out in this tent. in the woods. on their wedding night! (side note: one of the first questions jenn asked max when they first met, is, if he liked to camp! match made in camping heaven!)this old car! love it!
jenn made a beautiful bride! she was constantly smiling and kept us laughing with her care free attitude! love!max cleans up pretty well too! he says he doesn’t like to be photographed……pssssh!ahhh the first look…..always a success!jenn and her handsome son jacob.lucy, lucy, lucy……oh what a doll! she loves aunt jenn!max and his girls!ceremony site!officially a family of 5!congratulations mr & mrs!!!
i absolutely LOVE shooting a newborn, and then having a follow up shoot with them a year later on their first birthday! it seems like only a few months ago we shot her newborn session…..but i guess it’s been an entire year! i was so excited to see this blue eyed cutie!! i loved mom’s theme for her first birthday…..brown bear, brown bear! (one of our personal favorites!) and if your turning one, it only calls for your personal cake to get smashed……and that she did! happy birthday autumn!
katie and her crew! hard for them ALL to be together at the same time, but an early morning home in beautiful punxsutawney-we got em!they were a fun bunch to photograph….even if we did talk about poop for an hour! 😉 enjoy these sneak peaks!!
of all the family photos, i know katie is going to LOVE these ones, of her precious barney! she adores him!