Kristin and Tim - Portraits - Philly!

Philly for the win.  This wouldn’t be the first time I have mentioned on the NTB  how much I love Philly.  Good thing Kristin and Tim feel the same way and are big sports fans!   We met at the sports complex before the game started on a cloudy Sunday morning in front of CBP.  After hanging out at the fields we made our way to one of the best spots in the whole city for pictures, Race Street Pier.  Nothing but good vibes with these two, and I look forward to their wedding this time next year at Scotland Run

Random Snaps - Summer 2022. Pt.2

That’s a wrap for summer 2022!  We had a blast at the shore, and basketball games – Moody Park FTW, lots of late nights, and about three hundred pizzas, thank you Villa Rosea:)  We spent a lot of time in the backyard, tooling around and enjoying the heat.  As with every summer, things had to come to an end.  Jalen and Janessa were happy to get back to normal and start school.  See my next post for highlights

PS —  For my camera heads,  fun fact - all of my Random Snaps series of photos are shot with a 12-year-old canon 1Ds mark iii with either a 24-70 or 35mm lens.  The color is always true and color balanced and the files are puuuurfect. The body is big and heavy, shoots mad slow, the ISO tops out at 1600 and the frame rate is ancient.   This body has been my fav from the minute it came out.  10 megapixels and all.  Years ago while getting my bike fixed in BK, another rider shared an interesting observation about expensive cycles - “It’s not the machine, it’s the man.”  This resonated with me.  As time went on and cameras evolved the cost to keep up with the latest and greatest machine also evolved.  Naturally, as a photographer, the desire to keep up with trends and have the best camera with the most megapixels takes over and you find yourself $3k lighter and needing new hard drives every few weeks.  I can only speak for myself here, but after a few years of new bodies, slightly upgraded, a little better here and there,  I got bored.  I just wanted to keep things simple and focus on the subject, the human, not the machine.  For weddings and commercial work, of course, I use the latest and greatest, but for my day-to-day art and random snaps, I keep things simple.  

Echevarria Family - Princeton - Maternity Portraits

It is baby time for Marcela and Rob!  The family of three is about to be a lovely round family of 4 soon!  We met in Princeton and braved the heat a few days before the new baby make thier entrance.    Congrats fam! 

Deanna, Nick and Vivianna - At Home Portraits

Congrats to Deanna and Nick on their new baby, Vivianna! What a doll! Gotta give a shout-out to the very protective Farley ( best dog name ever, BTW) who made sure to let me know he was on close guard of the new precious matter in the house :)

Rachel and Randy - Portraits - Philadelphia

Philly is the best place for a stroll with your sweetheart.  There are so many cool alleys, funky streets, and historical sites that it’s hard to choose where to start.  I had a lot of fun kicking around Elferths Alley and Old City with Rachel and Randy.  These two have a great connection and had natural smiles every are they were close, making for some lovely images!

I’m excited about their wedding in Philly next March

Katie, Ron and Maverick - At Home Portrait Session

Welcome, Maverick!  Also, welcome Katie and Ron to the no-sleep club, lol.  

It was really great to see the new parents again and meet their little guy, at their lovely new home on a hot spring day.  The last time we met, it was a rainy day in a greenhouse for their maternity session, and the time before that was a totally perfectly cool day at the shore for their wedding.  These two will make amazing parents and I look forward to the next time we meet.   Maybe it will have to be while it snowing to cover all the weather conditions.  :)  

Fun fact: Katie’s mom used to tutor Jalen in the library one summer.  She would reward him with gum when he did well.  To this day, he loves gum and his grades have never been better! 

See their intimate beach wedding – here – and greenhouse maternity session – here –  

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