Erin | Bishop McDevitt Class of 2018 | Riverfront Park | Harrisburg Senior Photographer

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share my latest session that is full of spring blooms - and an incredible high school senior!  Yesterday, I had the honor of meeting up with Erin at Riverfront Park in Harrisburg to photograph her senior portraits.  She is a member of Bishop McDevitt High School's Class of 2018, and I know in my heart that her future is very bright.  I only met Erin yesterday, but she exudes a glow and warmth that instantly captures your attention and pulls you in.  Her sense of style was spot on, and she was naturally confident in front of my camera.  She has a great sense of humor, too, which is something I personally value.

It was a bit chilly out, but the light was amazing.  We really couldn't have asked for a better evening.  Besides a few runners, groundhogs, and some tourists, we had the place to ourselves!  About those tourists... every portrait session is an adventure, and I often leave with a few stories to tell - not necessarily about my clients, but rather about other things that happened around us. Last night was no different.  As we were walking around downtown Harrisburg, 8-10 people got off a bus (I'm assuming they were on a tour of Harrisburg).  They proceeded to follow us, and when we would finish taking photos at a spot, they whipped out their cell phones and also took a few photos of themselves there!  It was so bizarre.  As Erin's father said, it felt like we were in a Seinfeld episode.  I don't know if they thought Erin was famous, or if they thought the spots we were using were famous, but they insisted on photographing themselves there when we left.  I just loved the light, colors, and textures of the locations I chose.  Who knows, maybe they did, too.  ;)

Congratulations on this accomplishment, Erin!  Best of luck in your next adventure! 

It was such a pleasure meeting Erin and her family, and I love how our photographs turned out!  Here are a few previews so that you can see how stunning Erin is for yourself.

(Big thanks to my husband for assisting... and for clearing out a few spider webs for us!)

Dylan and Tyler | Muhlenberg Class of 2018 | Bear Creek High School Senior Session

Dylan and Tyler are seniors at Muhlenberg High School who happen to love winter as much as I do.  When their dad reached out to me a few months ago and asked me if I'd be up for photographing his twin sons' high school senior session at Bear Creek sometime this winter, I immediately accepted!  I obviously love photography, and if you know me then you know how much I love snowboarding as well.  When I'm able to combine both of these passions, I really am in my element!

Little did I know that Mother Nature would attempt to foil our plans multiple times over the next few months.  On the weekends that the weather actually cooperated this winter, I was out of town cheering for my daughters at their own snowboard races.  Thankfully, the temperatures cooled off recently and the local resorts were able to stay open a bit longer - and all of the puzzle pieces finally came together this past weekend.

We met up at Bear Creek Mountain Resort on Sunday morning, just in time to catch the first lifts up the mountain and beat the crowds.  Being that it was a Sunday morning, and the morning after St. Patty's Day, I think a number of snow lovers decided to sleep in a bit.  We practically had the mountain to ourselves for the first few runs!  I was stunned at how much snow coverage was left this late in the season.  It turned out to be the perfect morning for this photoshoot.

Thanks for hanging out with me on Sunday, Tyler and Dylan!  And, thanks to your dad, Shawn, for making some turns with us and keeping us laughing!  I hope the rest of your senior year goes well and that you make a few more great memories before you start the next chapter of your lives.  Congratulations to you and the rest of the members of the Class of 2018!

Here are a few photos from our time on the hill together!  (The groundhog also made an appearance that day, and I thanked him for extending winter by a few weeks for us...)

 

Josh | Daniel Boone Class of 2017 | Berks County High School Senior Photographer

Last week, after several reschedules due to rain, I met up with Josh at Gring's Mill to create his senior portraits.  Josh is a member of Daniel Boone's Class of 2017 and will be graduating this weekend! We finally caught a break from Mother Nature and had amazing weather and light for his session!

And with this session, my 2017 senior photoshoots are in the books! It was such a pleasure having so many smiling seniors in front of my lens this year! Best of luck to Josh and all of the other 2017 graduates! I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store for all of us!

I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite photos from my time with Josh... and his lacrosse stick. :)

Austin, Conrad Weiser Class of 2017 | Berks County High School Senior Photographer

I recently met up with Austin and his mom and dad to capture his senior portraits.  I have had the honor of creating portraits for a number of high school seniors this year, and it really fills up my heart!  I love being surrounded by so much youth, joy, energy, potential, and hope!! Austin is graduating from Conrad Weiser High School in just a few days!  Congratulations to Austin and the rest of the members of the Class of 2017!

I hope you enjoy a few of my favorite photos from our recent session at the Wyomissing Park.

Ryan, Conrad Weiser Class of 2017 | Berks County High School Senior Photographer

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to meet Ryan for his senior portrait session.  He was so much fun to photograph - and his parents are pretty fun, too!  You know what they say about apples and trees...

Ryan is graduating from Conrad Weiser in a few weeks and will be attending Penn State in the fall.  So, we thought it was fitting to capture a few photos on the Penn State Berks campus!  At the end of our session, we headed to a local football field, where he and his dad tossed around a football for a few minutes.  I could tell they were completely in their element!

I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from our photoshoot.  Congratulations to Ryan and the rest of Conrad Weiser's Class of 2017!!

Wyomissing Park High School Senior Photographer | Rachel

A few weeks ago, I met up with Rachel and her mom to photograph Rachel's senior portraits.  Rachel will be graduating from Wilson High School in 2017, and I'm honored that I was asked to capture these moments for her family!  As a cross country runner, Rachel has spent countless hours running through Wyomissing Park, so she thought this would be the perfect location for her senior portraits.  I couldn't agree more, and I love how these turned out!  (You would never guess that there were 25+ mph wind gusts happening throughout our entire session!!)

Best of luck to Rachel and the rest of the Class of 2017!  I hope you enjoy this collection of photos from our afternoon together.  I know I loved creating them with Rachel and her mom!

Reed and Maddie | A Berks County 'Couples' High School Senior Session

I recently had the honor of photographing Reed and Maddie's senior portraits.  Reed is a senior at Berks Catholic High School, and Maddie is a senior at Cocalico High School.  They have been dating for a while, and they wanted to capture a few photos together to celebrate both their relationship and this important time in their lives.

Reed, Maddie, their moms, and I adventured all around Reed's property looking for great places to use as backdrops.  The property is amazing, and I'm so glad that we chose to use that location for the photoshoot.  Not only does it have lots of photo-worthy areas to choose from, but it has special meaning to both Reed and Maddie.  (I was lucky enough to photograph Reed's sister's senior photos there, too!)

Thank you for allowing me to capture this milestone in your lives!  Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!

(Big thanks to Reed's dad for maneuvering the tractor into position for us!)

Reading, Pennsylvania Senior Session | Colleen, Wilson HS Class of 2017

Last week, I met up with Colleen and her mom to photograph Part 1 of Colleen's high school senior portraits.  We'll be reconvening in the spring for Part 2.  I have been photographing Colleen's family for a few years now, and I always enjoy our time together.  They are some of the most positive, upbeat, caring people I know.  It was an honor capturing this special time Colleen's life for them (complete with a dinosaur photobomb!), and I'm already getting excited for our next session!  Congratulations, Colleen, and best of luck to everyone in the Wilson High School Class of 2017!!

Ridley Creek State Park Senior Session | Mitch and Kaiya

Last week, a few photographers in a Facebook group I'm in decided to get together and photograph some high school seniors, just for fun.  I asked my daughter Kaiya and her friend Mitch if they would be willing to model for us, and they agreed.  (Kaiya is a senior at Wilson High School, and Mitch is a senior at Cocalico High School.)  So, on the eve of the first day of their senior year, we headed to Hunting Hill Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park for a quick sunset session.  I had a great time photographing Kaiya and Mitch, and enjoyed networking with some very talented and fun photographers.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from our time together!  (Best of luck to the entire Class of 2017!!)

Big thanks to Iron Roots for doing such a fantastic job on Kaiya's makeup and hair!

Makeup Artist:  Barry Groff for Iron Roots

Hair Stylist:  Donn Zauck for Iron Roots

Philadelphia Senior Session | Lizzy

Flashback to one of my favorite senior sessions ever!!  Lizzy recently graduated from Spring-Ford Senior High School and will be attending Temple in the fall.... and because of how hard she has worked while attending high school, she will begin college as a junior!!  Lizzy, I only met you recently, but it didn't take long to realize that you are talented, funny, athletic, and beautiful.  The world is yours to conquer, girl!  Go get it!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session together in Philly a few weeks ago!  The location, the light, the model - everything was perfect!