Very special Bat Mitzvah

Posted on January 11th, 2016

Over the summer I was honored to photograph a very special Bat Mitzvah of a very special young man.  I have worked with this family for many years and have always walked away with a lighter heart after each one of our sessions.  I am overwhelmed with how much love they have for each other.  The oldest child in this family is non verbal autistic.  This event was for Paul.  I was blown away by the service that was held in the small chapel at Beth El.  (A side note, this is where I shot my very first Bat Mitzvah portraits and LOVE this room! It is such a sacred place)  It is not usual for us to photograph the service but this was not your ordinary service.  It was held on Sunday morning and then family and friends headed over to Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia, one of Paul’s favorite place.  I broke down in tears quite a few times during speeches and prayers.  Spiritual and uplifting are my two works when I think back to this experience…. Please just let me share the images….
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Day in Philly

Posted on September 21st, 2015

I met Chuck about 14 years ago. I had gone to an art opening in Philadelphia alone and a mutual friend introduced us. I remember how we walked to my car talking the entire time. I kept thinking that I wanted to invite him to my wedding (which was 6 weeks away) because I knew I had met a life long friend. Although he did not come to the wedding, we have stayed in touch. He came to see my daughter in the hospital when she was born. Chuck even taught her to go into her daycare when she was 4 and yell “KAINNNN!!! with her fist in the air (none of the kids got the Star Trek reference but she thought it was hilarious). He is truly one of my favorite people!
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Carter 4 weeks old – newborn lifestyle photography

Posted on June 30th, 2015

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Baby #2 on the way – maternity photography

Posted on June 27th, 2015

This family came to us again to shoot their maternity session.  We are so excited to see their family grow. We met up with them at a local park in Haddon Heights.

Stay tuned for the newborn pictures!!
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Exclusive Play Group Opportunity

Posted on February 27th, 2015

Art + Life Family is excited to work with PunchBug KIDS to create an unique opportunity this Spring for Mommy/Daddy and Me groups in the local area. Have a group of about 8 members who meet up? Let us join you and photography you and your kids!
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Bat Mitzvah Portraits – Hannah

Posted on December 16th, 2014

So we love photographing “rights of passage” and we love to photograph this age group.  We have a very different perspective on this age, our goal is to find the true character of the young man or woman we photograph.  We want to document their personality.  Our portrait sessions are usually months before the big day where they can not only get used to being photographed but lets them relax.  We also suggest to go do something they love and be photographed doing that activity.  Most young girls do not like being photographed because they are so self conscious and can not see their true beauty! (we all can relate) After our sessions, we hope to give them the reality of their beauty.
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