Baby Hannah - Mechanicsburg, PA Newborn Photographer

At just six days old, this little ray of sunshine came to visit me today for her newborn pictures and was absolutely picture perfect!  Not a peep from her during the entire session!!  What a cutie!!  Enjoy a few of my favorites!!

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Wedding at Rock Creek Farm

Kaitlyn + Dave: Rock Creek Farm, Gettysburg, PA

September 16, 2017

Every bride dreams that her wedding will being unique, memorable and meaningful, and Kaitlyn and Dave most certainly took their wedding day to a whole new level in my experience!  Not only was it their dream to get married on the O'Malley family farm in Gettysburg, PA, but also to design and refurbish the beautiful white barn at Rock Creek Farm, which has now become a sophisticated wedding and event venue for others to enjoy!

After months of painting, staining, creating and pounding a copper bar top, the beauty of their new barn was only matched by the gorgeous September day that showed up for their wedding!  Arriving early at Rock Creek Farm for Dave, his groomsmen and family, we found the farm was buzzing with activity.  The final preparations were being put into place, videos of how to tie a bow were on every phone and laughter could be be heard in all all directions.  Dave was completely surrounded by charismatic friends helping to make sure his day was everything!  It didn't take long to find ourselves in the field coordinating the groom and groomsmen for a great hunting picture as well as organizing them on the dock to the pond.

Shortly after, we arrived at the Gettysburg Hotel where the Kaitlyn and her girls were getting ready.  A beautiful historic hotel filled with yet more amazing spots to take photographs!  When we entered the bridal suite, we found Kaitlyn sitting in a chair getting the finishing touches done to her makeup -- she was even more stunning than usual!  The bridesmaids were brilliantly relaxed helping to keep the day de-stressed, and it showed as Kaitlyn was a cool as a cucumber!  The playfulness of this group was beyond what I could want from a wedding party!!

Kaitlyn and Dave are sensational together and documenting them with their fabulous families was a huge honor.   They planned a day with beautiful details, plenty of time for fun portraits, a special heartfelt ceremony, and a reception in a stunningly refurbished barn.  It was truly a gorgeous day and a photographer's paradise made even more beautiful by two amazing people, Kaitlyn and Dave!

Enjoy the slideshow I have created for them!

Wedding at Keystone Conference Center

Samantha + Sean: Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

September 9, 2017

Saturday, I photographed a wedding that will honestly be dear to my heart forever -  the wedding of Samantha (Sharon) Lantz to Sean Lantz.  I first met Samantha when my oldest daughter entered kindergarten and have enjoyed over the years following and watching her grow into this beautiful young woman - where has the time gone?  A year ago our paths crossed at a bridal show, and she asked me to be her wedding photographer!   All I can say is SPEECHLESS!  Since that time, it was extremely easy getting to know and adore her now husband, Sean, and I must say they are a match made in heaven!  

When I met up with Samantha on her wedding day at Frost Salon and Spa, she and her girls were already on their way getting pampered and even more beautiful!  As for Sean and his crazy and wonderful groomsmen, they were relaxed and chillin at the Keystone Conference Center - completely ready to play when we arrived to take their pre-ceremony pictures!!  The stage was set and I knew we were in for not only a gorgeous ceremony but a fantastic party!

I, too, am a mother of two young women and as we mothers do - we hope and dream that our little girl(s) will marry a prince -- Samantha most certainly did or should I say Sean married a Princess!!  So in honor of my newest married couple, I have created a video spotlighting some of my favorite moments from their beautiful day!  Please enjoy and feel free to comment!

I can't forget to mention the wonderful professionals I had the opportunity to work with throughout the day and evening:

Wedding at The Lodge at Liberty Forge

Amanda + Kyle:  mechanicsburg, pa

September 2, 2017

As I posted this past Saturday on my Facebook page, it wouldn't matter what type of weather was predicated this weekend for the wedding of Amanda and Kyle, as it would never impact the beauty and loveliness of their ceremony held at Liberty Forge!  

Staying true to their personalities from the day we first met,  Amanda & Kyle continued to exude a beautiful calmness throughout their wedding day again demonstrating their readiness to start a life together as one, hosting a wonderfully relaxed party of their dreams with their friends and family and kicking off their new journey as husband and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Maxwell! I can’t say enough sweet things about you two, your amazing family & friends and your most memorable wedding day.  I’m so honored to have been apart of your big day, and I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

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Wedding at Walker's Overlook, MD

Britany + Travis:  Walkersville, MD

August 5, 20217

This past weekend, I had the honor of being the wedding photographer for Britany and Travis at Walker's Overlook in Walkersville, MD.  It's truly  hard to believe that just a year ago we were meeting for the first time to discuss their dreams!  I have had such a great time getting to know this amazingly beautiful couple, and you will see by the following taste of images as to how beautiful their day was!  I will be posting their preview at the end of this week so keep on the look out for it!

Travis with groomsmen
Britany with bridesmaids
Britany and Travis first kiss
Britany after ceremony formal bridal portrait
Britany and Travis in dip on driveway
Britany and Travis with bridal party by cornfield fun pose

Justin's Senior Session | Cedar Cliff High School

It was great to see Justin and his mom this weekend for a great senior session!  The weather made a remarkable turn, and we had a beautiful day to roam around my property.   I have known Justin's family for years and was thrilled to be chosen to take his senior portraits.  Enjoy a few from the session!

Steelton, PA 17113 Newborn Photographer-Baby Lauren

Meet Lauren!  A name that will always my heart, as our oldest daughter is a Lauren!  This little princess was sweet and perfect during her entire newborn session!  She is the youngest to join a band of brothers, who I'm sure will not only be her biggest fans and but strongest protectors.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from her Little Angel session!

Wedding at St. Patrick's Cathedral and Harrisburg Hilton, PA

Michelle + Matt: Harrisburg, PA Wedding

July 8, 2017

Every bridal couple worries about how the weather will play out on their wedding day!  Michelle and Matt were no exception and were extremely thrilled to see a beautiful summer day unfold for their wedding in Harrisburg, PA!  Everything was picture perfect  - from the stunning hair and makeup, fantastically fun bridal party and loving family members, warm and touching ceremony to the fabulous and entertaining reception held at the Harrisburg Hilton!  It was a great honor to spend the day with this remarkable couple, their sweet families and great friends!  Here are a few of my favorite images from their gorgeous day for you to enjoy!

Kirstin and Casey's Wedding,

Shippensburg University,

Shippensburg, PA - July 1, 2017

Kirstin and Casey are married!!  Their beautiful celebration took place around the well-known fountain located in front of "Old Main" at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

It's hard to believe that just one year ago was when I first met with Kirstin and Casey to discuss their wedding plans!  From that first moment, I knew they were complete soul mates!  Not only do they look like they belong together on the outside, but they are truly the definition of a love that will last forever on the inside!

Their wedding day weather was predicted to be beautiful but an unfortunate rain storm blew in right as we were scheduled to take the pre-ceremony portraits.  We quickly rearranged furniture to make do and all refused to let the big rain drops dampen the joy, laughter and love of this great group of family and friends!  

A few of my favorite moments  during their day ~ taking them to a stairwell so they could share a special moment exchanging and reading their special wedding letters without seeing each other and that ever special and emotional first look Kirstin had with her father! Daddy's little girl!!!

With so many images taken - I wanted to quickly post a few images before Kirstin and Casey left for their honeymoon - Enjoy!  Thank you Kirstin and Casey for finding me!!!

Mechanicsburg, PA Newborn Photographer ~ Baby Lucas

Meet Lucas!  Such a sweet and awesome little man during his newborn session!  He snoozed through everything we did - although preferred not to be completely swaddled!  His big sister, Valerie, could not be prouder and was just as precious interacting with her new brother - I know these two will be very close to each other!  Here are some of my favorites - Enjoy!

Sailventure Day Six on Elysium

Captain's Log:

Little Choptank - Annapolis

Early morning storm came whipping through the protected anchorage we had chosen last night.  At least 50 kt winds were involved.  So forceful it flipped the dinghy.  Motored out into three foot waves, which killed speed.  Finally got to the bottom of Tilghman Island and broke out full sails in WNW winds of 15-20 its.  Great sunny sail home at 6 kts.  Good to see Thomas Point Light.  Elysium is home in her slip.  Thank you Anne for a wonderful adventure and all the laughs (and great dinners.)

Ship Photographer's Log:

Beautiful sunset shortly after we settled into our last anchorage - last image!  It is very peaceful here in the Little Choptank - a little hideaway!  Yet another storm blew through last night with insane winds - it started blowing around 3:00 a.m. so we are a wee bit tired from keeping a constant ear on the activity surrounding Elysium.  At one point, when the 50 knot winds occurred, Elysium heeled over on about a 30 degree "down bubble" and the galley drawers came flying open!  Our anchoring skills proved once again to be on point, and we stayed tight to our anchor!!  Bay was again too rough to handle a camera - and needed to relieve Norm on the wheel as much as possible.  Anyway - enjoy the last sunset of our journey!  We are already planning our next sojourn into the "Seafood Capital of the World" - Crisfield, Maryland and Smith Island - so we will let you know when Sailventure II sets course!

Sailventure Day Five on Elysium

Captain's Log:

Moved over one creek nearer to Point Lookout.  That's it. No passage.  Just a "fun day."  Found a great place to tie up - the Corinthian Yacht Club.  Showers * Pool * Nice people.  We dinghied around so Anne could get some great photos.  Tomorrow, on the other hand, we hope to go out the C Bay and begin moving north.  Strong winds nothing unusual for this trip!!

Ship Photographer's Log:

Had a fun foto day!  Once we arrived in Jutland Creek and got settled in at the Corinthian Yacht Club, we headed off in the dinghy to buzz around and explore the creek!  To our surprise and excitement, we came upon yet another beautiful wooden sailboat, Rainbow.  Many, many herring sightings and a plethora a working boats to behold.  Please pay close attention to the image of what appears to be a "stick" in the water -- that would be our dinghy paddle that got stuck in the muck!!!  Don't worry we had a successful man overboard drill and am glad to say that it made it safely back into the hands of the Dinghy Captain.

Sailventure Day Four on Elysium

Captain's Log:

A wonderful sunny day.  Moved back down the Potomac to the St. Mary's River on a beam reach with 10 kt SW winds.  Walked around St. Mary's College and visited the Dove.  Dropped anchor in St. Inigoes Creek. Covered 18 miles in total.  Cocktail dinghy cruise in the evening to explore the creek.  Finished the evening with Anne's homemade meatballs and spaghetti.  

Ship Photographer's Log:

A beautiful and lazy day for the photographer!!  It is again very quiet on the C Bay today - so we decided to  head up to St. Mary's College, situated right above the beautiful Horseshoe Bay, to visit the Dove. Make sure to check out the link for the history of this beautiful sailing vessel!  Tying up along the college dock, we were able to walk over to this wonderful replica.  If you are interested in sailing her - she does make several C Bay passages and they are always looking for crew!!!  What a beautiful ship!!  I also became fascinated with what appeared to be hundreds of Atlantic Sea Nettles, which are so common in the Chesapeake Bay this time of year!  So fun to watch but not so fun to get stung by!!  Enjoy the day!

Sailventure Day Three on Elysium

Captain's Log:

Solomons Island to Machodoc Creek.  The 50 knot storm in Solomons buried the anchor, so it took some encouragement to get it released.  Motored south with 8 knot sw winds on the bow (nothing new.). Sunny skies. At. Point Lookout, winds turned west to our favor and were able raise the sails.  Had a beautiful 15 mile run up the Potomac.  Covered 48 miles for the day in total.  Quite and serene anchorage at Machodoc Creek.  BBQ shrimp and marinated flank steak - A very good day.

Ship Photographer's Log:

Well, the winds finally gave me a chance to sit comfortably in the cockpit with my camera.  While in Solomons, we anchored right off a navy warfare base.  Had fun capturing planes practicing a "touch landing" with immediate take off.  Excited to see some C Bay pelicans enjoying a sunny morning in the marker penthouse.  My favorite moment was when we came upon Point No Point Lighthouse equipped with outhouse.  The architecture to me was French in appearance so very formal to my eye.  We finally anchored in a beautiful creek in perfect timing to enjoy a gorgeous sunset!  Enjoy what I saw during the day!  Off to Smith Island on Wednesday - hoping to take some pictures of the watermen!