Thursday, December 22, 2011

Love you like crazy cakes!

Natalie and I did a themed book shoot for a modeling magazine--our mission was to capture the essence of the cover of the adoption book "I Love You Like Crazy Cakes." What do you think? I think we nailed it!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa Claus and the candy houses

Every year our Families with Children from China group has a Candy House party right before Christmas. Our group started back in 2006 when we brought Olivia home from China and a core of us have gotten together regularly ever since. We celebrate the Chinese festivals and the American holidays--the girls and boys invite each other to birthday parties and they have become a great group of friends.

This year we had a special guest to the party--Santa!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Leaf Piles!

We had a spell of winter before I got leaf pile photos with my girls this fall. In fact, the leaves hadn't fallen off the trees yet before that freaky snowstorm on October 29th so once they did fall in November we finally got out the rakes and make some leaf piles!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Art Prints

Photographs make beautiful gifts. I have a selection of art prints available for purchase on my website in a variety of sizes. Framing is also available at time of purchase. Once you select a photo, you can see it in a variety of frame styles, choose a mat color, and they arrive ready to hang. Here are just a few examples  (watermark will not be present on final print):

Monday, November 14, 2011

snow in October!

Alli and Kyler's mom wanted snow for her kids Christmas photos this year. And not just snow, but snow on the ground, snow on the trees and snowing! She got her wish when we had a freak snowstorm October 29th which brought eight inches of the white stuff to Lancaster County.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

costume time!

My youngest daughter loves her pony costumes. We already had a bay pony (used to be the next daughter's) and found the white pony at a consignment store. Natalie carries it around like a stuffed animal when she isn't wearing it! So of course she had to be a pony for Halloween, and big sis, the rider.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Recently I met Chloe and her mom up in Bowmansville for Chloe's 7 year old portraits. And they brought their new puppy!

Beautiful girl, adorable puppy! I almost took Manny home in my camera bag!

fall at Hopewell Furnace National Park

About 45 minutes from us is the historic Hopewell Furnace Village. I hadn't been there for years so as last Sunday was a beautiful afternoon, I took the kids out to explore.

The furnace operated from 1771-1883 making iron.
 My mother was into early American crafts when I was little and we had candle molds just like these that she did use to make candles.
 One of the houses was arranged with reproduction furniture and items that the kids were allowed to play with. They tried out some early American toys and games and decided the bed with the straw tick was quite uncomfortable!

We have been reading the Little House on the Prairie series to the girls so it was cool to show them an actual Conestoga Wagon

The kids got to play in some leaf piles!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hannah's senior shoot

Of course Hannah had to have her senior photos with her best friend, Charlie! Charlie lives at Hollyhurst Farm with my daughter's horse Tucker (but I am not sure that they are friends!) Hannah plans to go to college in Philadelphia so as not to be too far from Charlie in the fall. Best of luck to both of you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


 This little piggy went to market!

 Is that the most adorable face?? Three month old Hadley had her Halloween costume along in her wardrobe for her shoot at Hollyhurst Farm

Friday, October 14, 2011