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. 

My past becomes their present - Chestertown MD, Farm

I am a farm girl and moving to downtown Philadelphia has not changed that!  My three kids are more street smart at ages 5, 8 and 9 then I am in my mid 30s and I am so proud of that.  I loved my childhood so much, listening to dad talk about crops, how hard they worked, the adventures of animals getting loose and always being invited into what was going on; and, Mom and Dad (now "Oma and Pappy" to my kids) still invite us all into the adventure.  These city kids are also fluent in "farm".  We spend a few weeks on the farm every summer, and today was corn day!  Only 25 dozen this year and yet it is still a 10 hour day of picking (or "stalking" as my daughter says), husking, silking, creaming and canning.  The kids fought against the early start time just like I did as a kid- but, I know they loved the chance to work along side Oma & Pappy just as I did.  I took my camra into the field to help me remember today.  Rae Ann and I finished the day with a muddy 4 wheeler ride.  Cheers to dirt and joy found in it!

Baby Abrielle - Philadelphia Pa

Abrielle is the sweetest honey-bunny I have yet to photograph.  She was wide awake, peaceful, and loved watching all that was going on.  Vito and Amrah are amazing parents already at week one!  Fluffy and Skip are part of the family too, and have welcomed Abrielle warmly into the Baldini clan.  Nothing make a shoot happy and fuzzy like two bunnies.  Congrats Vito and Amrah, Abrielle is simply stunning!

Lamb & Lumber - Rehoboth Beach, DE

Lamb & Lumber is an Architectural and Interior Design Firm based out of downtown Philadelphia. This amazing husband and wife team bring strong craftsmanship into each step of creating a home.  It was an honor to photograph for both the designer and architect.  This beach home was transformed form a 70's through back to a mid-century modern oasis.  Craftsmanship frames the home in custom cabinets and vanitys, and doors.  High end touches fill out the minimalist home with   lights, designer tables and original art.  Check out Lam & Lumber for your next project!

John & Morgan Engagement Shoot - Water Works, Philadelphia

John and Morgan passed one another in the halls of high school without a second glance at one another for years.  Yet some where in college their eyes were opened to one another and love bloomed!  Both are from Penn State College area and have made a life together in  Center City Philadelphia.  Their dates always include biking through the city.  So the historic Philadelphia Water Works along the bike path was the perfect frame for their engagement shoot!  Congratulations Morgan and John & Happy Valentines Day!  I am looking forward to capturing your wedding day in April!