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Papalia Family Photo Session

I conducted a family photo session yesterday afternoon, my first since late December last year. My friend Janice messaged me about a month ago.  Janice wrote that she was having a surprise 60th birthday party for her husband John.  She asked if I was available to take a few family photos.  I was available and accepted the photo assignment.

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John arrived at his surprise birthday party,
accompanied by his oldest son and one of six grandchildren.

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Surprise!

All five children and six grandchildren celebrated John’s 60th birthday.

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John celebrated his 60th birthday with not only immediate family members.  Some of his extended family shared in the celebration as well.

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Thank you, Janice, for thinking of me to photograph your family.  You have a wonderful family!  I hope that John enjoyed rest of his birthday surprise.

Christmas Eve Family Portrait Session

On December 14th I received a message from Jayme, one of Bob’s coworkers.  Jayme shared his sister-in-law’s Facebook Post with me, which read:

“Recently found out that my entire remaining family (27) will be together on Christmas Eve. We missed other opportunities for a complete family photo in the past and now have lost some. I am looking for someone willing to come and photograph our group on Christmas Eve. I understand how busy everyone is, but thought i would try. Recommendations Please.”

Jayme wrote to see if I would be interested in this photo assignment.

After asking Jayme a couple questions regarding the photo session, he gave me his sister-in-law Stephanie’s phone number.  After conversing with Stephanie, I agreed to photograph her family at 7:00 pm on Christmas Eve.

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I photographed the family as a whole and then each individual family unit.  Stephanie had hoped that all 27 family members would be available for the family photo.  One individual, however, was not able to make it to the Christmas Eve festivities.

I am so glad that I agreed to conduct this photo session.  The Munch family was enjoyable to be around and fun to work with.

Blended Family

When family members do not share a household, it can be difficult to get everyone together for a family portrait. Wendy, who is the mother-in-law of a young friend of mine, telephoned me late last month.  Wendy asked if I was available to take photographs of Chiana and Ben’s family, as all four children were together for a few days.  I didn’t hesitate; I provided Wendy with an affirmative response.

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Ava and Macy

This past Sunday afternoon I photographed two adorable girls. Ava and Macy are 6-year-old identical twins. Ava and Macy’s mother and I met on a Facebook garage sale site. Anissa’s garage sale items are of interest to me, as I have twin granddaughters who are 4 years younger than Ava and Macy.

Ava and Macy’s photo session took place at my house, both indoors and outside. I took the indoor pictures in front of a green screen backdrop. It was the first time that I used the green screen backdrop (or any backdrop for that matter) during a photo session. I replaced the green backdrop with a variety of digital backdrops, using Adobe Photoshop as an editing tool. I was very pleased with the results, as was Anissa!

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My Stepdaughter and Her Family

Yesterday I took photographs of my stepdaughter and her family at a park in our hometown.

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Do you want to see photographs of Harper and June from birth through present time?

Yes?  I thought you might 🙂

E5210968 4x6June (on left) and Harper were 3 days old in this picture.

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This collage contains three family photographs.  The top left photograph was taken in November 2012.  Harper is being held by her daddy.  The girls were 6 months old in this photograph.  The bottom left photograph was taken in September 2013.  Once again Harper is being held by her daddy.  The girls were 16 months old in this photograph.  The photograph on the right was taken during yesterday’s photo session.  June is in the back, next to her daddy.  The girls are now 29 months old.

I am so very happy that our granddaughters live close by so that we are able to see them in person, as they grow up!

A Walk in the Park

I conducted a family photo session at Crescent Park in my hometown of Warren PA late yesterday morning and into the early afternoon. The photo session lasted about 1 ¼ hours.

MA040975 4x6The photo session was easy going, little more than a walk in the park.

CrescentPark_portrait-advantage-20The main subjects for yesterday’s photo session were my friend Mandy and her son Addison, along with Mandy’s cousin and her cousin’s daughter.  Accompanying Mandy and her cousin were Shawn (Mandy’s boyfriend), Mandy’s mother and Mandy’s aunt.

MA041057 4x6After our walk in the park, we went to the playground where I took even more pictures.

As you probably noticed in the photographs that I shared, sweater weather has returned!

A Mommy and Me Photo Session

On the morning of July 25th I met our friend, Mandy, and her 17-month-old son at Pioneer Arboretum for a mommy and me photo session.  The arboretum is located at the northern end of the Warren-North Warren Bike/Hike Trail in Warren PA.  I had a lot of fun photographing Mandy and her young son.

 

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