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The Happy Hisers at Morris Arboretum. - Philadelphia Family Photographer

This is another one of my favorite families! I am truely blessed to be able to work with some really awesome people. I have been Photographing the “Happy Hiser’s” since their eldest was born. I’ve seen them at least once a year since and every time they just bring me such joy, always with a smile even if things are tough, they just keep smiling. I adore that.

This Family session we photographed at Morris Arboretum, this was my first time there so I let the family be my guide. It was so gorgeous there I will definitly go back! Morris Arboretum happens to be a very special place for them and I was happy to follow them around while they played together. They really are the cutest. The kids had an absolute blast running about, splashing in the fountains and showing me their favorite little spots. If you haven’t taken the kids to experience this place I would definitely suggest it, I’ll be taking my little guy.

A funny thing happened halfway through this Session, I realized Dad was wearing his work shirt, and I laughed. Not for any other reason than it brought me an amazing amount of joy that he was wearing it. Every one of the sessions I photographed with them, Dad was wearing a blue Covington Building Shirt. I laughed half because I know them so well I didn’t even take a second look at dad, and half because he owns who he is and that is amazing to me. He always has one of these shirts on whenever I see him and I felt it was just so fitting for him to be wearing it for this session as well. I told him if he had wore anything else I probably wouldn’t of recognized him!

My goal as a Photographer is to photograph a family for who they are, I don’t think anyone should try to be something they aren’t. These images are on your walls, if you dress yourself in a way that people don’t recognize you what is the point? I want to capture each family and family member for the individuals they are. Mom did a great job coordinating everyone’s outfits, Little man even worse his favorite Lightening McQueen Shoes, he was so happy to show them off to me. This little lady is “Queeny” who hangs on my studio wall, so her prettiest pink tutu dress was absolutely perfect, because that’s her.

Sometimes I think a lot of stress can be created with the Question “What do we wear?” My answer is always “pick a set of colors and work within them, make sure everyone is comfortable and their individuality is expressed.” I think a lot of people have a vision that the perfect family photo is where everyone looks “perfect” and matching, and I have to disagree. I think the perfect family portrait is when everyone is represented for who they are and they are happy and comfortable in their own skin. I think the comfort to be able to create and capture the family connection is much more important than any designer duds ever will be.

If this session doesn’t convince you of that I don’t know what will. The “Happy Hisers” Have the most amazing family connection I’ve ever seen!

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Family Maternity Photoshoot with a Toddler in Bucks County PA ~ Newtown PA Photographer

Mom and I had been planning this maternity session for a while, almost as soon as she found out she was pregnant, it was in the works. The first question all moms with a toddler ask me is “How will I get my toddler to cooperate?” . Well there is a secret in my industry, that secret is, we go with it. For the most part Toddlers don’t pose, they really just don’t care about our agenda of getting great portraits, and that’s ok.

You would never know that this little guy was more interested in exploring his surroundings than celebrating the new baby brother that is on the way. When we met at this Bucks County Park, he was ecstatic to explore a fun new spot. He wanted down to explore, not to be held and smile at the camera. So you know what I did? I went with it! We played games, we sang songs (never underestimate the power of Baby Shark folks) and I worked with what he was doing. I gave him plenty of breaks to get just some of mama and daddy and then brought him back in for another game.

Having your toddler photographed does not have to be scary. It’s all about finding their groove and showcasing their funny little personality.

I’ve photographed this family for a while now and I really can’t wait to meet their newest little family member in a few weeks. Make sure to check back for the images from their Newborn session happening very soon!

Oh and the last image, I feel like he is walking into this big brother thing like “I got this!”

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Mr. T | Richboro Birthday Photographer

Today I am back from a Week of Vacation (Mini Blog post to follow), while I was away  I scheduled a few picture posts on my Facebook page. They were Rather Popular posts so here are a few more of my little buddy. You may recognize this guy from my blog post about how I find some of my best locations. We looked all over Bucks County for the perfect location for this 3rd Birthday Session but, this awesome little spot was actually in his own back yard, which made him super comfortable during the entire session. Mom and Dad jumped in on the fun as well for a few quick family shots.  I really Love this session, to me, it screams what it's like to be a 3 year old boy. Splashing in puddles, trying to catch creepy crawly things in Jars, playing with Cars in the driveway, and just generally goofing around with Dad.

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