This last weekend I had the privilege of photographing this family up in Pennsylvania. This past year I have photographed them every three months so I have been able to watch J. grow and change from a newborn to a one year old. When we moved this last month one of the most difficult things for me was to lose all my clients and everyone that I have grown to know and cherish. When J's mom contacted me to let me know they would be visiting family in PA and she wanted to know if I could come up and do a family shoot I tentatively said yes. But as the time approached I grew grateful for the opportunity to work again and to see a recently familiar family face.
Thank you for putting your faith in my work and for allowing me the chance to see this year through with your family. We enjoyed the snow and the time with your family. All the very best as you figure out your plans for the next year.
This is one of the first families that I ever photographed. They lived down the street from us and our daughters are less than 3 months apart in age. Two years ago they moved back to their home country, but thankfully we've kept in touch and this last weekend we made our second journey to Warsaw since they moved home. Even though it was cold, it is November in Poland after all, we were still able to get some not quite so bundled up pictures of this loving family. I have missed working and interacting with them and am thankful that we are all comfortable with each other, because moments like the following just come naturally.
I have been attempting to get photos with this family for the last couple of months and thankfully we were able to match up schedules this last weekend. The leaves were gorgeous and even though it was so very cold we were able to still have a lovely time and I photographed something new for me - a horse. He was gorgeous and was excited to be in the family pictures and he is obviously well loved.
Thank you for trusting me to take your photographs and I hope that you enjoy the rest of your tour here - it was lovely working with you all.
The months have been moving at varying speeds and the family's that I love to photograph are coming back for more sessions. I love seeing these families over and over again and am so glad that people trust me to take capture these special moments.
Miss J. is turning 4 this month and it marks 2 years that I have been taking her pictures. It is fitting that her last session was the same place that I did her first. So many hours spent at the zoo, so many favorite places. Happy birthday J and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to spend time with just you for a little while.
The sun decided that it wanted to hide behind the clouds the entire session, but it didn't rain so that was a plus. Thankfully this family was dressed warmly and adorably so it meant that the kids weren't freezing the whole time (seriously where did our warmer weather disappear to?). These kids did well for me - and although they were bored with me by the end of the session I was still able to get the shots that were needed to make this shoot something that shows a bit of who they are as a family.
Well Halloween is today and when I did this shoot at the zoo I didn't realize how many people were going to be in costume. I quickly realized that it was rather difficult competing with grim reapers, vampires, and witches for attention.Thankfully by the end of the shoot we found a spot where this 9 month old could stand and his Mama could get smiles from him. I have enjoyed working with this family and watching little J. grow. The very best to all of you
This family has become one of my family's dearest friends over the last year. When K. said that she wanted to incorporate a bit of Europe into their shoot and to also do more photographs of the kids interacting I said okay let me think. Since I was already out at the Abbey I asked them to come out there and we could include some of the older Europe. Little man B. started walking a few months ago and he did not want to be stopped; thankfully with this type of photography it still works and I was able to get some tinder moments between them all.
Thanks for all your help before the shoot and for your dear friendship - this last year would not have been nearly what it was without you.
I have had the privilege of photographing this family over the last several months as they have been going through this pregnancy. This weekend we did more of a styled shoot at one of the Abbeys in the area. (Because really this location screamed that it needed a long dress and a beautiful pregnant lady to help show it off.) We had a fun time wandering through the ancient ruins (the foundation was set down in the eleven hundreds), and both of us were excited about the red trailing leaves. I am thankful for the continued trust of this family and look forward to meeting their baby boy when he arrives in a few months.
The leaves in the forest have yet to really start changing, which means that it is still a bit dark within the trees. The beautiful sun did shine though this weekend so we were still able to make it work and have a lovely maternity shoot. I was really impressed with this soon to be mother of two as she watched her son climb logs and run through puddles (it is always fun to play in the forest). It will be fun to see if she has another boy or girl and I look forward to photographing the new baby in December.
Saturday started out a bit cloudy, but thankfully the sun broke through and we were able to have a beautiful shoot (even though it was a bit later in the day than usual).
We wandered through the local streets up to the center of town (the bell tower) for some beautiful views and to count chestnuts that had fallen from the trees. I am always thankful to my clients who return and it was lovely to see this family once again.
Melinda loves photography and hopes this love comes out through her work.