Newborns have kept me pretty busy the last few weeks, and I am loving all the snuggles. This little one was just perfect, so absolutely sweet and not a peep the whole session! She let me have so much fun with all the wraps, headbands and props I could want! Loved meeting her sweet mommas, can't wait to watch her grow and work with them again!
One of my favorite places to photograph a wedding is Ledges Hotel in Hawley, PA. Appropriately named, Ledges back deck faces a beautiful waterfall and mountain scenery. The multilevel decks offer a panoramic view of these gorgeous falls. Weddings can be help on either deck or even indoors. I love shooting ceremonies with the waterfalls right behind the couple. Many times, my more adventurous couples are willing to walk the Falls for some pretty amazing photos. I love their two story hotel rooms, the light is absolutely perfect for shooting all the details of the day. Whether it's an intimate wedding, or a larger wedding, Ledges always does a fantastic job.
Even if you are not getting married, take a little ride to Hawley, PA and go visit Ledges. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Baby P was sweet as can be. I love that I have been with this family since mom & dad first said their I Dos. Her big brother, with his cute little dimple, too much! What an absolute honor to follow along in their journey.
Joseph & Maria said their I Dos during an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Hotel Bethlehem. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they exchanged vows and made their promises to each other. What a beautiful night it was!
This little guy was so alert for most of his session. He didn't want to miss anything, love the bright eyed shots! But eventually all the swaddling was too much and he just couldn't resist falling asleep! Loved meeting this new little family!
Looking back on this engagement session and dreaming of green grass and warm afternoons
Baby Haidyn was a dream to photograph, loved those little cheeks!
Jorge & Candy have been together longer than many married couples. They are best friends, and absolutely amazing together. Documenting their wedding day was an absolute honor. Their wedding day was filled with personal details, from their custom cake made by one of their best friends to including their little girl in their vows, it was the perfect day. The staff at Willow Tree Grove made sure that the day went off without a hitch. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness!
John & Sam are celebrating their first anniversary today. What a beautiful day it was! Their wedding held at the Hanover Grande Ballroom in Bethlehem, PA had all the elements of a perfect Winter wedding! Congratulations you two, it was such a joy to be a part of your day!
With the upcoming winter season, temperatures are going to drop here in the Lehigh Valley. We always want to make sure our little ones are comfortable and they are at a safe temperature - whether hot or cold. As new moms/dads, we want to keep baby warm, but we have to be careful that baby is comfortable. I love working with so many wonderful parents and get the opportunity to discuss this exact subject.
Here are some tips for keeping your baby warm during the colder nights
Purchase some warm, cozy fitted flannel sheets for the crib. This will be super helpful so you won’t have to layer the little one with clothing - the sheets will be nice and warm already. Layering your baby can make them get too hot even though it is cold, which will cause them to wake up during the night.
A huge plus is the footed onesie pajamas for babies. They are not only warm but super easy to dress.
A sleep sack is good for babies under 10 months old. This will keep them warm and is an alternative to swaddling. If you are swaddling your little one - during the colder months you can just put them in a onesie underneath or just socks, to keep them warm and comfortable.
To see if your baby is too warm - do a skin check. Place your hand on the nape of their neck - you should feel a coolness. Shouldn’t feel cold and shouldn’t feel moisture or sweat. It is best to remove any extra layers at night for the baby so they do not overheat. If they feel too cold - add another lightweight layer.
These tips aren’t just great for when baby is sleeping, but when you may think about venturing out with your newborn. We always want you and baby to be comfortable when coming to the studio for your photo shoot, a good comfortable nights sleep is key to have them prepared for the big day!
V Family Sneak Peek - Newborn In Studio Session
M Family - October 29, 2017 in Downtown Bethlehem
I am honored when I have couples that come to me wanting my wedding photography services. It’s one of the most joyful times of a couple’s life and I take the job very seriously and know that they put their trust in me to document this monumental day for them and their entire families.
I wanted to share a few tips that I believe to be the most important when one is looking to hire a professional wedding photographer. You may not be getting married but maybe you know someone that is and you can share these with them.
- Know your budget. Prior to soliciting a wedding photographer is very important to determine the priority of your photos in the entire scheme of your wedding budget. Knowing what you can spend is important not only for you to stick to that budget, but it helps the photographer guide you into a package where you’re getting the things you need at the budget you have. All professional photographers should be able to spell out with the monies you have what those monies will provide to you, including files, art etc. Once the budget and package are agreed upon this should be outlined in your contract with the photographer that will need to be signed and agreed upon.
- Do your research. Doing research for your perfect wedding photographer is something every bride and groom should do. You want to be sure that the wedding photographer can give you what you want. From creativity of the shots to the look and feel to the overall final products they are giving you. The internet is a great place to start. Read reviews and look at the photographer’s body of work. It will tell you all you need to know. Asking friends and family members who they used and hear their experience is another useful tool.
- Create a shot list. The internet gives us a look into weddings from all over the world and allows us to see what others are doing and there will be shots and ideas that speak to you and your partner. Having a list of the specific shots you want to capture on the day of your wedding will help the photographer plan and will keep your expectations at the top of their list to fulfill. Knowing who is who is very important! A list of the important people that are musts to photograph or to be apart of certain shots will help you get everything you want.
I hope this information will give you a good start on hiring the wedding photographer that is the best fit for you. Just ask yourself what you want your photos to remind you of fifty years from now.