the magic happens at home: family session in stewartstown, pa.

Just because I’ve said it before doesn’t mean I won’t say it again: there’s a certain magic in taking your family photos in your home. A synergy you can’t get at the park or the beach or on a beautiful dusky field.

You’re comfortable there and no one is looking on, no one except for me. You laugh with each other and play and pout. And when someone needs a break, they can sulk (or skip) off and come back when they’re ready.

Home is where the snacks are. And the bathroom if you need it.

It’s where you wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. Where you share your meals and resolve your fights. And so those pictures have a subtle depth. An unseen layer of memory.

I’ll happily take your family photos at the park or beach or on a beautiful dusky field. And we will capture things that are still honest and true. But don’t underestimate your home as the perfect setting. The half finished projects and messy corners won’t show up (unless you want them to).

Get in touch if you’re interested in booking a family session.

it happened on a tuesday

Sometimes it happens so easily. Sometimes the light is perfect. Sometimes the children are happy and well-behaved. Sometimes the beauty is there, right at your finger tips. Ready for the taking.

That was Tuesday.

Their beautiful house in a South County beach neighborhood just a block to the water. We smelled the honeysuckle before we saw it. And the ospreys were in their nest, right where they belonged. And there were no tears or attitudes. And one thing led right in to the next and the evening stretched and held it all.

Dimpled baby hands resting on a father's knee.

Games of chase.

Peals of laughter.

A playful duet.

The cat prowling the porch's perimeter.

Mating lightening bugs.

Mama's milk.

Love.

Shadows. 

But even more light.