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Sweet newborn girl! | Oil City, Pennsylvania Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I adore newborns and adore newborn sessions!  Over the years though, I have moved away from posed newborn sessions with props and tons of blankets and backdrops, to a more natural type session.   I love capturing the love and sweetness (and usually a touch of chaos) that comes when you add a newborn to your family.

This session was one of my absolute favorites.  Kaleigh and her family were sweet and so much fun and I really felt honored to be able to spend a morning with them all to celebrate the arrival of their sweet little girl.  

Thank you all so much!

An extended family session on the Allegheny River!

I just love big family sessions!!!  I think, next to wedding photos, these are some of the most cherished photos we have.  I know, with my own family, that the opportunities to get EVERYONE together, somewhat cleaned up, and willing [dragged] to gather for one big family portrait is something that doesn't happen very often.  So when it does, when all the stars align....we celebrate.  These are definitely not every day occasions, they are "once every few years" occasions.

Kate contacted me because her entire family was going to be at her parent's cottage by the river for Memorial Day weekend.  They really wanted to take an opportunity to capture these days.  So I met them at their cottage on a [hot!] Saturday morning. They made my job very easy - with such a beautiful family on a perfect day with an amazing backdrop?  You just can't go wrong.

On a sad note, the family wanted to take a few moments to remember a dear family member they lost too soon.  It was such a sweet moment and, I have to admit, I had a hard time seeing through my lens due to my own tears.

Thank you so much Kate and thanks to all your family.  It was such a pleasure meeting and working with you all!

And baby makes THREE! | Franklin, Pennsylvania Newborn Photography

I am SOOOOO excited to share this session!!!!!  This little munchkin is so lucky to have joined a wonderful little family who lives on the most beautiful sheep farm.  I have had the honor of doing a lot of sessions for this family over the last few years.  Usually at the point in the blog post, I go on to post links to previous sessions...but the time it would take me to find all the sessions and post all the links is a little overwhelming.  So just take my word for it - there are a lot and they are all adorable.  

This little beautiful girl is the third girl to join the family.  THIRD.  Three beautiful girls and all I can think is - man, this dad is in T.R.O.U.B.L.E.... HA!  And also - man, this dad is L.U.C.K.Y.

I actually just did the session a couple of weeks ago...and I know I have a bajilion of other older sessions I could (and probably should) be posting first.  But I just adored these shots SO much, I just decided, heck with it, I am going to post them right away.  I have moved away from doing posed newborn sessions and do more of a lifestyle session.  I know this sounds cliche, but these are the sessions that make my heart sing.  I love capturing, not only portraits of a beautiful newborn, but also what LIFE is like with a newborn.  And, in this case, what life is like with a newborn and two other little munchkins!  It is tiring, and chaotic, and crazy....and perfect and beautiful.

Thank you so much Joe and Leann!  It is always so much fun to spend a little time with you and your family at the farm!!

Now onto the photos!!!