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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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Bucks County Cherry Blossom Birthday Portraits - Yardley PA Child and Family Photographer

Sometimes plans fall through because of weather in my business. Which is exactly what happened with with session I recently photographed. We had plans of one location and a forcast that changed faster than a toddler changes their mind about what they want for snack. I diligently watched the weather for most of the day and then finally decided the chance of rain was just too high at the origional location and switched to a spot a friend had mentioned a few days before. We were sort of on a timeline so changing the date probably wouldn’t have worked. I never shoot at this location since it’s very busy with dog walkers and joggers but someone smiled on us that we didn’t have much in the way of distractions at all!

I knew we had gotten together for family portraits and then mom pulled out these gorgeous dresses and I knew we were going to have a hit on our hands. First of all you know I love a good majestic unicorn, so this was right up my alley! I adore how these images came out, how I was able to capture their personalities and sweet little moments between sisters. The Big sister was playing peek a boo with her younger sister and had her laughing so much. These two really are sweet together.

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Happy Birthday Mr. P { Doylestown PA Child Photographer First Birthday }

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Happy Birthday Mr. P { Doylestown PA Child Photographer First Birthday }

Little Mr P I’ve been Photographing since before he was born, beginning with his parent’s maternity session at Tyler State Park a little more than a year ago. He is one of my Baby planners and I’ve had the pleasure of watching him grow this fist year. Recently I photographed his first birthday portraits and cake smash in my Bucks County portrait studio. He was absolutely wonderful, giving me a full range of different expressions and smashing his cake like a pro. Here are a few of my favorite images from Mr. P’s first birthday portraits.

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He's growing up too fast!  (Newtown PA Child Photographer, Birthday Photos)

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He's growing up too fast! (Newtown PA Child Photographer, Birthday Photos)

How did we get here? This past weekend my little boy turned two. It’s almost unbelievable to me that my son is two years old already. It’s been a very, very fast two years, its gone by in a flash and frankly I don’t like it. (hahaha) He’s a wild, snugly, car loving little crazy one and I wouldn’t want him any other way. I’m so glad i’m his mama and I really can’t wait to see who he grows up to be, but just slow down little man.

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The Motherhood Event { Bucks County and Montgomery County PA Family Photographer }

Mommy & Me, Bucks County Photographer, Mongomery County, Abington, Willow Grove, Child Photography This year will be my second Mother's Day with my son and a lot has already changed since this time last year. A year ago I was snuggling him up in my arms for hours a day. This year I'm lucky if I can catch the little runner for a quick hug before he wiggles right back out of my arms and continues on his way. He grew as fast as everyone said he would, but it still seems unbelievable. I'm thankful for the images I have created with him as he grew. My Favorites are the shots of him and I together, because I am always taking the pictures (obviously) I rarely get in them myself, yes I'm guilty of this too. Last June I did a Nursing shoot with a friend of mine and also got a couple with him on the beach in September. The pictures that aren't taken on my phone are such a blessing to me. The clarity, color, and depth of an image taken with a real camera by a professional is an undeniable gift. I'm so happy that my calling in life was to create images to capture these quick little moments in the lives of others. These images are just glorious in print, something that phone pics rarely get made into.

It's time to upgrade from those selfies ladies. It's time to invest in a beautiful portrait of you and your child(ren). I know what you are thinking, "Once I loose the baby weight." Please stop thinking like that!  Now is the best time, trust me, those kids love you how you are, more than you know. They love your "mom bod", because you are their mom and none of that other stuff matters to them. There will always be an excuse, there will always be a reason for you to push it off. Here is a reason to stop finding reasons, they are growing so fast before you know it they will be off to college and then building a family of their own. Yes, that itty bitty baby in your arms will be off setting the world on fire with their brilliance one day. It's really going to go THAT fast. I've had enough clients return and I'm blown away by how quickly their kiddos have grow into teens.  Don't miss out on this age. Don't miss out on the tiny hands in yours and the snuggles that only mommy gets. You are their WORLD. Who really cares about a couple extra pounds when you put it in that perspective?

From now until the end of May I'm holding the Motherhood event. These are DEEPLY Discounted sessions. I'm so passionate about getting Mom in the picture with the kids that I'm giving you files and a session for the same price a normal session fee is.  The Motherhood Event is a special that can be booked any day between today and the end of May, so it's totally flexible to book according to your schedule. I will have a couple of my favorite spots to choose from so you can also choose the location! If I made this any easier I would dress you too. Oh wait, everyone who books will get a clothing guide to help you pick the best pieces for your shoot.

So what are you waiting for? If you don't hop on this someone else will and take your spot. There are always a couple popular times such as weekends and evenings that go first. I'm also a little limited on how many of these I can shoot, May is already a busy month and I only have so many covered baby sitting days. ( You know how that is right?)

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OK so here is the Run down:

When: Any Day between now and May 31st

Where: Your Choice of one of my top 3 favorite locations. (Forest, Garden, or Small Town)

What: Mom and her kids. I can accommodate up to 5 Subjects so yes Grandma can join you too. She is your mom after all right?

How: Click HERE to Book the session and I will be in touch to get a date, time and location set with you.

Investment: $150 includes your hour session at the location of your choosing as well as 8 Standard resolution images via Digital download. This of course includes the standard editing of your images as well.

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Can my Husband be in the pictures?  This special event is for moms and kids only, there will be a family event later this summer that dad can also participate in. Sign up for our Newsletter for info on that.

Can I buy this special as a gift? Yes you can! Please just let me know it's a gift in the comments box when you check out. ***DADS this would make a great Mother's day gift. She will thank you for this***

Can I purchase additional images? Yes you can. Each additional image is $20 or you can purchase the rest of the gallery for $200 so you don't have to choose at all.

Can I purchase prints and wall art from this session? Yes, as always I pride myself on providing my clients with more than just digital files. You can always purchase gorgeous high quality wall art or albums from any session I photograph for you.

How Many images will I have to choose from? I promise 30-40 images for an hour session but often end up with closer to 50+ for kids with big personalities.

 

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Outdoor Family Sessions Bucks County PA

Print It's that time of year again, the week after the Fourth of July when summer seems to start coming to an end. Very soon we will see school supplies in Target and recent graduates on their way off to college. It seems Summer is ending earlier and earlier every year and pumpkin spice shows up before we know it.

Now is when I encourage families to get together for their annual family portraits, before the kids go off to college and the little ones start their busy school sport schedules.  The end of Summer is a beautiful time for a family portrait, the parks are bathed in lush green foliage, and  the botanical gardens are still blooming. The beautiful greens really look amazing hanging on the wall as a canvas or framed portrait and even in the dead of winter, remind you of the warm summer sunshine.

Family sessions include multiple shots of the family all together as well as smaller groups and individuals of the kids. Not only is the end of summer a great time for families but equally great for maternity portraits and annual portraits of just the kids. We are so lucky to live in beautiful Bucks County PA. We have access to fields of golden grasses and wild flowers as well as amazing botanical gardens and even urban areas. Bucks County has really great diversity when it comes to photo shoot locations.  Here are some images from some of my favorite outdoor summer sessions. Enjoy!

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Baby D was such a little sweetheart for his session, he didn't give me any trouble at all. We even got a chance to grab some outdoor shots while he was at my Holland Studio. Outdoor Newborn portraits are really becoming a favorite of mine, with this new green space right out my back door, these shots are even more convenient than ever.  

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Mom & Dad C | Newtown PA Maternity Photographer

I have had the pleasure of knowing and photographing this couple for a few years now, and I was super excited when I heard they were expecting. If they look familiar it is probably because I photographed their pregnancy announcement back in December (you can view it here). I always go back and forth with my clients to figure out what really will fit them as far as style. I asked this "mom-to-be" if she would like to do some wrapped style shots and she was all about it, I quickly suggested that because of her red hair we wrap her in green, and I'm so happy I did. I can't even express how in love with this session I am. Newtown PA Maternity Photographer, Red Head maternity, Wrap pregnancy ideas, WonderlandPortrait.com Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA    Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PADoylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PADoylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA  Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA Doylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PADoylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PADoylestown-Maternity_Photographer, Newtown PA, Maternity session at sayen gardens, Wonderland Portrait Boutique,  Holland PA

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Miss C is 3 | Doylestown Birthday Photographer

I've been Photographing little Miss C since she was 9 months old. It's always amazing to me how quickly these little folks grow up, it's exciting that every time I get to see them they are always bigger and more mature. When we scheduled this session for her third birthday portraits, in the back of my mind I was hoping that my favorite field of wild flowers would be in bloom. These Virginia Blue Bells only bloom for around one week in the spring, with the crazy warm weather we had a few week earlier I couldn't be sure I would be able to promise the wild flowers ahead of time. We really got lucky and the whole field was in full bloom! I had such fun photographing this session and I'm really happy with the results!  

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Baby C on the way!

Generally after the big Christmas rush of November and December I don't often get to photograph sessions for New Years, this year was a little different. I've photographed this couple and their fur-baby Addie for their Christmas card photo for years now. This year we opted for a New Years card with a wonderful and exciting message inside. We decided that their New Years card would be the perfect opportunity to announce their BIG New Years resolutions, both Addie & Mom and Dad. 2016 is going to welcome a new bundle on joy into their lives and I couldn't be happier for them. I can't wait to meet their little Price or Princess (AKA Addie's New little Human) Happy New Year Everyone!

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A New Wonderland for A New Year

newyear2016 The New Year is upon us folks. This past year has been unbelievably wonderful for me and my little business. I've met some great new people and photographed so many wonderful families, it's hard to believe how lucky I am. Everyday I get to do what I love, much of that is due to my clients who love my work and are so very dedicated to Wonderland Portrait Boutique, but I would never be where I am today if it wasn't for my Husband. Yeah, I got one of those this year too (Finally). It was a huge year for us, we had a quick small ceremony back in May and I wouldn't have done it any differently. He supports me and all my crazy ideas, weather it be painting our home in crazy bright colors with a hint of princess involved or my crazy leaps of faith in Business. For the last twelve years he has always been there to lend an ear, or tell me that I'm wrong, (very very wrong sometimes) and set me on a better path. Over the past few weeks I've been incredibly Quiet both here on my blog and my Facebook page. The 2015 Christmas season was the biggest I've had so far and it was wonderful seeing all of my regulars and a few new faces as well. Now some of those folks know a few of the awesome changes for 2016, but not all of you do. The past few weeks have been filled with not only Christmas sessions but tedious planning and designing the new Face of Wonderland Portrait Boutique.

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2016 is bringing many changes to my business. One of those First changes is my new logo, I finally broke down and let a professional handle it, and I'm so happy that I did, because I am in love with this New Logo. Along with the new logo we now have a little mascot that will be gracing many of flyers, handouts, and even my website. I think he is absolutely adorable and I feel like he really needs a name, so maybe in the spring we'll have a big naming contest.

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I've been a busy little bee designing all new handouts, so you won't have to rely on a PDF that is going to get lost in the sea of emails in your inbox anymore. That's right a real tangible paper handout, it's an oddity these days but so much more efficient. Speaking of efficient, I've also put work into making communication more effective on my end. I've set up auto sending emails, for everything from Outfit suggestions to general before session information and session reminders.

This past Fall I sent out a survey and had overwhelming responses to guide me into this New Year. Based on the answers I've made modifications to many of our studio policies and packaging structures. First the New Year will bring a new simplified package structure. I've narrowed down my two most popular options, Digital files only and Create your own collection, which gives you Wall Art or an Album as well as All your Digital Negatives in the Size that best suits your needs. In 2015 Create your own Collection was THE MOST POPULAR Package by far.  We will also be carrying gorgeous new High End Pro albums in the studio, they are completely customizable with a ton of beautiful cover and page options  and will last for centuries to come. Another Policy that will be Modified late spring early summer is the View & Order, I hope by then to be able to offer my clients same day View & Orders. This will be available on most sessions but of course there are some sessions that take much more editing than others, such as Newborn sessions. The closer to the launch of the Same Day View & Order the more details I will have for all of you.

Now for the big news, in a few weeks I will be moving the studio about 5 minutes from my current location. As Much as I love the charm of the older building that I am in, I knew it was time to move on to a location with a higher amount of foot traffic. My hope for 2016, is to grow my business, and hopefully with all the great new things mentioned above we will grow by leaps and bounds. The Studio will now be located in Holland PA, I will also have Office Space in this location allowing me to work right in the studio everyday, which will mean I will have regular hours for folks to stop in and have a consult or pick up. Sessions will still be by appointment only so that I can fully dedicate my time to each client and their family. The new space will also allow me to take on larger family session during the winter months, which was not always possibly in my past smaller shooting areas.

2016 is going to be huge for us, I can feel it. I can't wait to see everyone this year and create beautiful art with all of my wonderful clients.

 

Happy New Year everyone!

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Winter Newborn Special

Bucks County PA Baby Pictures Winter Newborn January February 2016 Christmas is almost here! Yay! I've closed my Calendar for 2015 already, what a year it's been! I've already started booking Sessions for 2016, including newborns and cake smashes. This year I thought I would do something special for my Winter Newborn sessions. All Newborn sessions will include a free set of 25 custom designed 5x7 Linen or pearl finish birth announcements with an ala' carte or Create your own collection purchase. With Christmas right around the corner it's easy to forget that newborn sessions need to be booked in advance so here is a great reminder and opportunity to save a little on these precious memories! Fill out my Contact form HERE and I will help you get the ball rolling on booking your session!

 

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Before I took  my annual vacation this year I got to meet this little lady at my studio in Feasterville for her newborn session. She did wonderfully, it was the perfect last session before a vacation week. Miss A was a perfect little angel, loved to snuggle, and slept so well. I couldn't get over her beautiful red hair, and chunky cheeks. Here are a few of my Favorite images from her session. Abington PA Newborn Photography | WonderlandPortrait.comParent and Newborn Poses Abington PA Newborn Photography | WonderlandPortrait.comBaby in a Bucket Pose, Petti Skirt, Hands on Face Newborn Pose  Abington PA Newborn Photography | WonderlandPortrait.comSleepytime Pose with Bear Abington PA Newborn Photography | WonderlandPortrait.com

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Sweet Baby S | Warminster PA Newborn Photographer

This little lady was sure a sweet little girl, slept like an angel and oh so snugly during her session. (I consider getting to snuggle babies as a major perk of my job.) Mom and Dad brought a few special items along with them for our session, one a hat, the other a chair. The hat was so cute, a little pink and purple bull dog hat, they are all about bull dogs and told me they have rescued a few in their time. They also have a "fur-child", which is a bull dog of course, and she is the princess of the house. I think Baby S is going to give her a run for her money as the princess and they may need to agree to co-rule the house.  The Second item was a rocking chair, it was a very special item to mom because it belonged to her father as a child. Baby S is a little too young to be rocking in a rocking chair just yet, so my pal bear hung out in it while she napped peacefully. Hopefully in the next few months we can show how she grows while reaches new milestones using the rocker and maybe for her first birthday we can get her rocking away just like her grandfather did when he was a little one. Baby Wrapped Purple Newborn Pose IdeasNewborn Poses Bull Dog Crochet Hat Newborn Pink Head Band Vintage style Wrap PosesNewbonr Poses Basket Rocking Chair Teddy bear Newborn Girl in Bucket Pose Flowers Floor FadeNewborn Girl Bear Hat Nighty Night Pose RelaxingNewborn baby girl Green and Pink Creative Wrap pose ideas

Owls & Tree Stump Slices | Langhorne PA Newborn Photography

July and August have been two busy months for Maternity and newborn sessions. I hung out with mom and dad in July for their Maternity session, August brought my chance to hang out with this little lady at the studio for a few hours. The theme of her nursery is Owls so mom brought along an owl hat to grab some shots in for hanging in her bedroom and we got a ton. Mom and dad also brought something else along, now I have posed newborns in and on a number of crazy things in my years as a photographer, but this was a first. When mom told me about the "slab", as we started referring to it, I didn't exactly understand what she was talking about. Well, as it turns out, I had it all wrong in my head, the "slab" was just that, a Slab of wood cut from a tree and used as the cake stand at their wedding. Once I saw it I totally got what she was saying, and really wasn't aware of a term for a flat piece of wood cut from a tree, so slab fit perfectly. I love the idea that it was used as their cake stand and now their little baby girl was napping on it. I've encouraged mom to bring it back for little Ms. R's 6 month milestone session this winter, I think it would be a great piece to show how much she grows.

Yardley First Birthday Portraits

This happy little lady visited me at my Feasterville - Trevose Studio for her first birthday portraits. She was a funny little lady, and so very happy and expressive. Her expressions run the gamut but I would say that the most variety was in the number of different smiles I got from her. We captured everything from, small sweet smiles to big laughing grins, it was fantastic, such a smiley little one. Check out all of her happy faces!  

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Warminster PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Very rarely do I get the chance to say that mother nature is really on my side, especially in the summer months. Often my summer sunset sessions are threatened by crazy thunderstorms, which we get so very often and randomly this time of year. Now, when a client has requested portraits in a large open field, the chance of a severe thunderstorm makes me a bit nervous, as we generally are the tallest things in the field at the top of the hill. This Maternity session was up in the air, up until about an hour before, when the weather service cleared the chance of a severe storm. I was so relieved that we didn't have to postpone till the following Saturday, and at the time little did I know their little lady was going to be making her big debut a bit earlier than originally expected. So Mother Nature really was on our side that day, because if we would have postponed they never would of gotten their maternity session. Also less than a week later the township mowed down the tall grass in the fields and made them into hay bales, I never see that coming! The Friday after we photographed the maternity session little Miss E arrived. This little lady is also a member of our studio Baby plan, so you will be seeing a lot more of her over the next year. This may be the first time that I get to share both a maternity and a newborn session in the same blog post with you. I hope you enjoy!

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Years ago I photographed these two for their engagement portraits, a few weeks ago we met up to photograph their Maternity session. I was so excited to hear they were pregnant and was really excited to photograph this session. It was something a little different for me, normally my clients want a woodsy nature session, but these two wanted to roam New Hope for more of an urban style. I've done walk about sessions before with a friend of mine last year when she was expecting her son. I really enjoy being able to think on my feet and use the environment and natural light to create some really beautiful shots. Since the light and environment is always changing you always get something different so no two walk about sessions are alike. A shop owner may decide to change the color of a wall or add a few potted plants outside his shop, so the next time you go by it's a totally different feeling as a location and background. It's a great challenge to shoot this style of session and a challenge I greatly Enjoy! New Hope Bucks County PA Maternity Portraits Delaware River | WonderlandPortrait.com

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A few months back I found out that this family was expecting their second child, a little girl. I was super excited for them, since I know them so well, I've been photographing their older daughter since she was just 3 months old. She is one funny little girl, for a while now she has called me Ms. Doughnut, I don't know if she can't say Dana or if she associates me with trips to the Coffee shop up the street, either way I find it hilarious.  I can't wait to see her with her new little sister this coming fall, I think she will be an excellent big sister. Farm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.comFarm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.comFarm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.comFarm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.comFarm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.comFarm Country Maternity ideas Yardley Bucks County PA Maternity and Newborn Photographer | WonderlandPortrait.com

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WHY ARE FAMILY PORTRAITS SO IMPORTANT??

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Tell Your Story!

I recently surveyed my friends and clients about their experiences and opinions on photography. One of the questions in the survey asked if they had taken a photo with their child/family. I was pleasantly surprised to see that majority of those who completed the survey had in fact answered Yes to this question. My heart swelled at this information. You'll often hear me preach about the importance of photography, but I'm a photographer so DUH Of course I feel it's important! Through the survey though I found that so many of you also see this importance.

Now on the Flip-side I was also rather disappointed in some of the answers, one in particular hit home for me, the question was " As a woman I would invest in photos of myself to pass down to my Children. True or False". The result was about an even split ( actually 45% Yes and 55% No). Many have heard the story of why I set out at a young age to be a photographer. When I was about 11 years old a Family member lost her mother to Cancer, she only had one photo of her mother. In the Photo her mother was hiding behind someone else trying to avoid the camera, because "she hated to have her picture taken". Even at the age of 11 I felt this family member's sadness at the fact this was all she had left.

I make sure my husband and I have our Portraits Made at least Bi-annually. No we don't have kids yet, but I want to make sure they know the love that they came from when they finally do arrive. Once we have a child I will make our Family Portraits an annual occurrence. I know that might be a pipe dream right now, I know that life with kids gets crazy and busy. I know that money will be tight in those first few years, but I also know that the money spent on portraits will be an afterthought when I'm sending my son or daughter off to college. I know that I will miss the tiny baby curls after their first haircut, and the missing front teeth once the big kid teeth come in. I know I'll miss all these things about my kids when they have far surpassed these life stages, but what will my kids miss of me if I'm not in any of those pictures with them? Will they miss that time I had that really weird haircut when they were 3 years old? Will they miss the way that their chubby little baby legs wrap my waist as I hold them at a Year old? Will they know how important their father is to me now, before they were even here? No. They aren't going to remember these things, because they will be too young to remember these things. A photograph can remind them. A photograph can help them see. They'll be able to see who we are before, during and after them.

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Your Children LOVE YOU!

Do you know the biggest reason moms give me for booking a family portrait session?

"I'm never in any of the pictures, it's always the baby/kids and my husband."

 

"I'm never in any of the pictures"

 

Just let that sink in a moment. I applaud these Mamas for realizing that they were missing and for doing something about it. I know I will be that mom. This may surprise some of you, knowing my husband is an amazing artist, but he refuses to learn how to use my SLR. Already the ratio of pictures of him is way higher than pictures of me. Now in all fairness he's more worried he will break it than actually refusing the knowledge, but still. So ladies I feel you, my scrapbooks are uneven too. Having someone else take the picture is the best way I can figure to show up in pictures in those first few years.

In the last year I've seen this article pop up in my Facebook timeline more than a few times. If you have never read it, it's basically about how much your child loves you in spite of the flaws mothers see physically in themselves. ( I warn you now you might cry reading it).

After moms tell me they are never in the pictures I tell them how a family session with Wonderland Portrait Boutique works. I always start off with the family shots then move on to each parent with the kids, the kids together and individually and then mom and dad together. 'Mom and Dad together' is probably the biggest objection I get for small family sessions "Oh we don't need that" "I'd rather the rest just be the kids". I don't know if people feel silly or what, but the Parents together is always a favorite shot during my extended family sessions. During these sessions generally Mom and Dad are now grandparents with older kids, it's the older "kids" (who are now parents themselves) that encourage their parents (grandmom and grandpop at this point) to get a photo together. So obviously it's important to the children that they have a nice photo of their parents. So when you say to me "we" don't need that, don't be surprised if I tell you, It's not for you, it's for the kids when they are older.

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It's Good for your Kids!

The reasons to schedule an annual family portrait far out weigh capturing this moment in time.

There is also the fact that displaying family photos in your home improves your child's self esteem and gives them a sense of place and purpose. This past February Design Aglow posted an article to their blog on this very subject. Here are a few quotes:

“I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit."

Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced,

“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”  '

You can read the rest of this article here

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A LOT Changes in a Year!

The photos below are from two sessions, almost a full year apart. The Family session with the pink outfits is from May 2014 and the mommy and me session in teal is from this past June (2015). I looked at these together for the first time today, and this is a perfect example of how much changes in a year. Although dad isn't in the second session, because it was a special for mother's day, he came to the session, so I can tell you he looks pretty much the same, as does mom. Their Daughter though almost looks like a totally different kid. Look at the little sass and attitude she has now and THAT HAIR!! Seriously the cutest little personality, and so funny! Last year at around 1 she wasn't as responsive to me, which I'm not ashamed to admit, that is just how it goes some days. One year olds sometimes just don't care that I am there and on a mission to photograph them.  This year though she was my best pal, and posed. In just a year, actually 11 months, her personality has blossomed and really started to show to the point I was able to capture it in Photographs. Now lets not count out that first session. It really shows how she loved to interact with her parent at that age, which will be huge to her when she is going off to college.

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Get in the Picture, Your children will thank you for it!