WineLaLa - Philadelphia Pa

WineLaLa is an amazing company that takes the idea of a wine club to the next level. Owner and Sommeliar Noelle Allen thrives off of learning, traveling to discover amazing new wines and educating us all on the  aspects of wine.  It was an honor to work with Noelle on WineLaLa's stylized shoot. WineLaLa travels to the top vineyards in Europe, Portugal, Canada, United states and many other regions in search of new favorites.  Noelle's passion is to learn your palate and find you wines that you are proud to serve at your best party or when you are solo having a quiet evening in.  Click here to discover more about WineLaLa and join their unique wine club.  Cheers!

Special thanks to the The Mission Taqueria for an amazing backdrop for the shoot!

Mr. & Mrs. Dunmire - Newtown Square Pa

Troy and Rebecca have shared so many joys together since they have left college as sweet hearts.  Life has taken them all over the world and a happy addition to living and loving so many places is that their lives have been filled with so many amazing friends who are like family!  Troy and Rebecca made a home where they can thrive, so naturally they wanted to celebrate with friends in their neighborhood of Liseter in Newtown Square.  This amazing couple wanted to not only have a wedding, they envisioned a night of fireworks, dancing, amazing food & drink framed by amazing music, games & fun for their youngest guests,  all to thank their friends and family for being apart of their lives.  Mr. & Mrs. Dunmire said their vows as fireworks sealed their first kiss as man and wife.  They were amazing hosts to all their guests from near and far.  Congratulations again and again Troy and Rebecca!

Special Thanks to Dunmire Creative Team:  30 Main Events, Alexandria Catherine Events, Clays Creative Corner Bakery, Coast 2 Coast Band, 360 Video Booth


Joy to the New Year from Us! - Philadelphia Pa

My family are my favorite people!  Yet as the kids get older life has picked up speed, my camera captures less candid photos of them playing for they are out, and they are constantly to busy with whats at hand to let me sneak a pic.  When our kids are toddling around thousands of photos take up our camera/phone of our babies for they are an extension of us & always with us.   I love that my kids are growing into big kids who have their own passions, thoughts and friends to run around the neighborhood with.  Part of my remembering life today is making sure Jared and I get a formal family portrait of the 5 of us.  Does it always go well...nope.  Thats ok, for life is not a perfect portrait! My kids wanted to do a silly photo for our card. Yes!  They are so creative!  Jared is a writer & I love how he can sum up our year simply.   When ever you have the chance to have professional photos taken make sure you get the candids of your favorite people playing,  along with a formal of the whole family and each kid alone.  If someone is not into it do not pressure them and roll with it!  For one day your children will be thankful for it.  Joy to the World!!!

Special thanks to Tootsie & Marie for designing amazing card!

The Farmer and His Wife - Chestertown MD

Mr. Abe & Mrs. Sarah Zeiset are my grandparents.  They are 85, grew up during the great depression, went to school till the 3rd grade and from there took on their own family business of farming.  Grandma and Grandpa have grown a small hobby farm into a working, growing thriving 11,000-1500 acre grain farm along with my Dad, Eric and now brother Ryan.  Those who were born in the years 1920-45 are labeled the Forgotten Generation.  I can not see why, for my grandparents enabled the world of farming to grow from hoses to tractors with 112HP, are entrepreneur pioneers, make the worlds best breads and pies, and can tell stories of old better then anyone. So when they asked to have their picture taken by me they did not know I was going to milk my time with them and do a whole portrait session.  As you can see they just laughed and laughed as i encouraged them though "1000 photos" as grandma put it!  My kids are blessed to have 3 sets of Great Grandparents.  All 3 are worth taking "1000" photos of!

Sergeant Tamara Carrol -Wilmington Delaware

Former Sergeant of Marines Tamara (Chalby) Carroll is a veteran who embodies courage, strength and wisdom.  Sergeant Chalby is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Marines.        .   Tamara is still close with her unit and still grieves the loss of friends whom she and her unit served along side of.  I asked Tamara if she would encourage her daughters and new son to serve and she responded with so much joy "YES! Absolutely.  My experienced built my character and gave me a vision beyond myself.." Tamara is now serving the community as a school Psychologist and is enjoying leave for a little bit doing her favorite thing, being mamma to her three kids.  Anyone who knows her will tell you that her gift to the would is laughter, wisdom and encouragement.  Thank you for sharing those gifts with everyone you served with on your tour!  I was honored to photograph Tamara and sweet Malcolm and capture this Veteran in her story of today!  Thank you to ALL of our Veterans!  


October Mini Sessions - Philadelphia Art Museum

October is an amazing month every year!  The rush of starting school and ending summer is finished, the weather wins us over from those hot summer days and we start to to think about the holidays.  So once a year on a warm day in October I do mini shoots for those wanting a simple shoot to capture what this year looked like for them.  I spent half a day with many amazing Philadelphia residents on the Art Museum steps capturing formal portraits and candids photographs.  Enjoy a few photographs from our October Mini Shoots.  It's never to late to have photos taken of your story so please reach out to me under the "Lets talk" tab to set up your own journalistic shoot today! 

Baby Remy - South Philadelphia, Pa

Welcome to the world, sweet Remy!  Whenever I have the privilege of walk into a home just days after a new life has arrived to photograph a family, I know I'm treading on sacred ground. Terry and Krista are kind, gentle, and exude a beautiful love for their little son.  Some of the moments captured on this journalistic new born shoot are too sacred to share- but, I hope you enjoy a peek into this new family of three's story.  Congrats Terry and Krista, Remy is amazing!

Troy & Rebekah Engagement Shoot - Newtown Square, Pa

Troy and Rebekah met in college, and have traveled the world together.  As we spent time together, the joy and love the two of them share was glowing right along with the setting sun!  I was honored to work with this amazing family of 3.  Sheldon bounced around as Troy and Rebekah laughed and dreamed of the amazing party they planed for their upcoming wedding. Congrats Troy and Rebekah!  Look for their wedding blog post in November....

Cooking with Friends - Long Beach Island, NJ

Cooking with friends makes you family!  Jared and I host people for dinner at least once a week- it's what we do. We are people who call ourselves Christians, so we love hospitality.  We're a part of an unofficial supper club that features many friends, good cocktails, amazing food.  This supper club welcomes different folks to the table every time we convene- those who are around at the moment. We all joke we would rather stay in and and cook together.  We were told when preparing to move to Philly to start a church community that we would be lonely, and I remember whispering, "please don't let us be lonely!"  The good Lord has kept on answering that prayer for 9 years now with fish taco dinners by the bay, porch extravaganzas, kitchen table long sessions with people who know the worst parts of you and like you anyway.  Grateful.