Child Photography

Jane is One | Philadelphia Family Photographer | Almond Photography

In honor of Jane's First Birthday, her parents decided to invest in a family session with me instead of a big party. Which makes total sense, because to Jane it's just another day. Another day of waking up, eating breakfast, having her parents choose her outfit, going to the park + tottering around as her parents hold on + let go as she needs them. She doesn't know what flavor of cake is her favorite, + she doesn't have a birthday wish list. But she did spend her birthday doing everything she loves at exactly age one. Her parents have given her a physical memento of this time in her life + the love that surrounds her now + always.  I can't think of a better First Birthday gift. 

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The M Family | Almond Photography | Lifestyle Photographer

Picture it.

A pre-schooler who loves to help her mom cook. A toddler who wants her daddy to read the same book again & again. The smell of butter + aprocot marmalade on toast. The screeching sounds of a swing seating two sisters on a crisp fall morning. Piano compositions with four little hands. "I love you". Dance performances in beams of morning light. 

This is my morning with the M family

Noah is One

You may remember Noah from as recently as 6 months ago when I did his session then. Or, you may remember Noah from his 3 month session back in November. If you remember back that far, you probably remember Noah's adorable Newborn session.  One of my favorite things about my job is coming back months/years at a time and seeing families grow. I loved photographing Noah's first year & I feel like I know him so well even though he'll never remember me. He's a curious, smart & funny boy; even at the young age of just one.

We all met up at French Creek State Park early one Monday morning & let Noah explore. Here are some of my favorites.

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First Birthday Party :: Minnie & Me

I had so much fun at Gwyneth's First Birthday bash!! The entire party was planned & put together by  Sweetly Chic Events & Design.  My friend Ashley was so relieved to have them doing the party because it took all the stress away from her & allowed her to enjoy her daughter's first birthday party with all her guests. Speaking of... the guests were so impressed with the decor, desserts & fun activities they had put together for this party!  Everyone came in "oohing' and "ahhing" at all the creative flair that was put into this event. I came as a guest as well, but couldn't help but gush over the adorable pink details throughout the party. Heck, I may want this for MY next Birthday. Minnie & Me go way back, people. Make sure you go to Sweetly Chic's Facebook page & "Like" them to see more of their adorable events.

United States Naval Academy Family Session

I have been looking forward to doing this fun family session since Hilary booked it months ago. These guys are friends of ours through Kyle's brother & we always have a good time when we get together. You may remember their happy faces from their session last year taken in Hilary's parent's back yard. This year, I was lucky enough to come with them to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. What a GORGEOUS campus!! Hilary coordinated her group with a fun patriotic palette & we beat the heat by getting started early. Charlotte was even more entertaining & easy to photograph than last year. Although, I'm not sure she appreciates my candid style. While I'm talking to her from behind the lens & shooting, she says "Can you please stop taking pictures??!" Brody has grown into a wobbling baby boy since the last time I saw him. He is one serious baby who loves Bert & Ernie & has the COOLEST hair on a one-year-old I've ever seen!!  Towards the end of the session, I took Hilary & Chip aside to take some photos for just the two of them. They never had the chance to do engagement photos and I believe they don't have many photos from their wedding, so it was a pleasure for me to do this for them.

Thank you to this fun family for a fun time & making my drive SO VERY worth it! Also, thank you to the babysitter, Elyse, who they brought along to help wrangle the kids for Mom & Dad's private session time.

The Reber Family

The Rebers are a fun family of three.  They share a lot of love between the three of them and I found it impossible to be unhappy in the heat around these three love birds.  Hailey was a trooper through the oppressive heat Sunday morning at Prophecy Creek Park in Norristown.  Most one-year-olds who were woken up from their peaceful nap in the car would have thrown a fit in the heat; not Hailey.  She was curious about the water & eager to explore.  Once the heat got to be too much (for us grown-ups, not so much Hailey!) we went inside the mansion into a gorgeous bridal suite where Hailey found plenty of ways to entertain herself.  Check this big girl out in all her cuteness.

Ian + Kyra // Siblings.

Ian came into this world two years after his big sister Kyra almost to the exact day!  I went to their family's new home and did his first session, and my second session with Miss Kyra.  As always, Kyra was a joy. She's smart, pleasant and extremely adorable.  Ian was calm & some of the time, I forgot he was in the room he was so quiet.  These two are some of the cutest kids around. Have a look.

Silly Girls & Chubby Cheeks

I'm not gonna lie, when Hilary asked me to photograph her family's pictures in June, I was most excited to photograph their daughter, Charlotte.  Charlotte is full of energy, remarkably smart for her age & very, very silly.  She didn't disappoint! Her new baby brother, Brody, has the most delicious cheekies ever & was so good in the heat! This family has a lot of fun together and they show each other a lot of love. Check 'em out.

Dara Rose

I met Dara's mommy several years ago while working at Ann Taylor (gag. wretch. spit). She was sincerely one of my favorite managers & I was so thrilled when she contacted me a few months into her pregnancy to ask about scheduling a newborn session.  It was so much fun to see her in this new role as a Mommy. She & her husband are going to be fantastic parents & I'm so honored they let me be a part of such a special time in their lives. To see more images from the session, click here.

 

One of Each

I went to David & Kaylee's house to photograph them while I was home for the Holidays. I think it's great when siblings look so different; David with his bright blue eyes & blonde hair. Kaylee with deep brown eyes, thick black hair & a tan to match her Mediterranean look.  Both of them are beautiful in very different ways. Have a look for yourself.

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