Newborn Family Session

I was lucky enough to be chosen by this mom to capture some family photos of her and the newbie.  He was born premature and spend some time in the local NICU and is doing wonderfully.  She just recently returned to work and it has been a struggle for her I am sure!  She chose to have a black background.  We did do a few of her outside as well.  She preferred indoors.  I think I agree with her on this one.

I brought along the chalkboard so I could put some newborn info on it in Photoshop.  I absolutely love the one of the baby in the basket smiling!  It is so rare to catch a newborn smiling and it happens so fast, you have to be ready for the unexpected.  The older brother is such a great helper with the baby.  He was holding him and keeping him content while mom finished getting ready.  I could see how much he loved his baby brother!

I originally did the outdoor shoot for the Mother’s Day Tribute in the Lancaster Newspaper and mom wanted a little more.  So we did the indoor shoot so she was sure to have enough images to choose for her package.  I pride myself in pleasing the client.  I know she loved the indoor photos because she got back to me with her selections IMMEDIATELY!

I am always amazed at the difference in people and how fast they choose their packages and images.  I try to remind myself that just because they don’t pick things right away, it doesn’t mean they aren’t happy.  Some people pick them right away, some people wait unit gallery is ready to expire and others just need time to consider where they will be hung in the house and which frames.  Some people plan and some people are just impulse deciders.   I am the latter, impulsive describes me!!

Anyway I had such a great time with this family and hope to work with them for years to come!  Enjoy and comment if you like what you see.Newborn in a basket with family

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Father’s Day Lancaster Newspaper Session

Lancaster Newspaper Father’s Day Tributes are so fun!  I enjoy getting to know the new clients who are excited to be in the paper.  The family can share the love the feel for each other with their community.  I am not sure if other cities do this or not, but they should.  Lancaster has chosen to upgrade and do four tributes this year.  We are past the Mother’s Day deadline but if you are interested in Father’s Day, Grandparents Day or Pet Tribute contact me.

This session took place in downtown Lancaster, PA and I love the feel of the location.  I am dying to walk the streets of Lancaster with some clients and get some photos from the tops of buildings, in front of the beautiful painted murals and wherever the mood strikes.  This was the first time this family had there photos taken since they were young children.  I love providing families memories like this!  Enjoy!  Be sure to like my Facebook page!family standing in front of iron gatedaughter kissing dad and family posing with sign adult family posing on a bench


Mother’s Day Session Family Session

Well doing this family was such a fun time.  Teenage boys are always exciting.  You never know which way it will go.  They either complain the entire time or love it.  Thank god these boys were having fun with it.  Their mom was so nice too.  I love this little location too!  Its a safe, off the road covered bridge to capture some true Lancaster County feel photos.  I really love my job and all that comes along with it.  Please comment if you like them and share.


Mother’s Day Session, Family Session, Mom and her boys


Family Session, Mom and her boys



Babies, Babies and More Babies

So today I was looking over some of my recent babies and I thought I would talk a little bit about how I started this company.   I ventured out on my own in photography a little over 6 years ago.  I bought a nice Nikon camera and a brand new Mac and thought I was set.  Started a business with a co-worker and we were off!  Little did I know how much actually went into this new venture I started.

After working with the friend for less than 6 months, we decided to split ways and create our own companies.  She ended up getting away from photography completely. So that is how Precious Image Photography began while pregnant with my last child.  So until she was about 2 I didn’t truly become serious about making this work.   She is now almost 5.  Things are going great!

Why babies? Well I worked at the baby hospital in my local area for over 4 years as the Photography Manager.  I learned there that I love working with babies.  I also got plenty of experience with them.  This gave me the safety knowledge and the skills needed.  I also got the experience of working with the new moms and learning how to listen to them and understanding whether this is their first child or fourth, how different they can be.


Baby Promo

How adorable is a sleeping baby?

So I learned and absorbed as much as I could.  I would watch videos, attend workshops, and learn from anyone willing to teach me.  I have come so far and I love that the learning will never end!  My skills are always improving and my love for this deepens.  Photography is such an amazing gift to have and share!


Generation Shoot

Too cute!

This was a quick shoot before a storm.  We did it right at their house and used the surroundings.  I can work with anything.  I will find a way to get the right light and the best background available.  How cute is the little one?  She is so sweet too!  Very quiet and well spoken!  Enjoy!


Too cute!


Love her little face


Such a cute family!


How true is this sign for everyone?


One of my favs by far!


Mother’s Day Session

Having your photo in the Lancaster Newspaper Mother’s Day Tribute is exciting!  I am super excited to have so many participants this year.  I really got a chance to meet some great families.  When I did this family, the little girl was just a ball of fire!  I had so much fun with her!  She was interested in everything I was doing and wouldn’t sit still, but what else would you expect from a 3 year old?  Typical.  I was prepared!  I have 3 kids, nothing phases me!  Kids will be kids!  Check out some of her adorable faces!  I can’t wait to do their photos again!


How can you resist that face?

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Just priceless!


Happy Mother’s Day!





Alicia Generation/Mother’s Day

Its always a pleasure photographing people you went to school with.  You get to catch up and see how they are doing.  Alicia and her husband both went to the same school as I did.  They have kids my children’s ages.  The reaction I got when posting them on Facebook was terrific!  I am enjoying my job and all that comes along with it!  Hope you enjoy!

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Tina Family/Baby Session

I will be photographing Tina’s sisters wedding this fall.  I got a chance to meet her family and do some great shots with them.  Her little chunky monkey was a spirited baby to work with.  He needed his pacifier to keep happy until we ready to snap.  Works for me!  I am a go with the flow type of photographer.  Not every shot is going to be perfection, especially working with small ones.  I will constantly move myself to follow the child where i need them to be in the frame of my camera.  This is something that just comes natural to me.  Enjoy!


Cute little owl.


Love is beautiful!



Why are you looking at me?


Two brothers!




Mother’s Day Shoot ~ Brandi

I am a participating photographer in the Lancaster Newspaper Mother’s Day Tribute.  It is a big thing around her to have your photo in the tribute.  I love doing these sessions.  I get to meet new families and build friendships and relationships with them.  Today I am going to talk about Brandi and her wonderful bunch.

This family was a fun group to work with.  Due to the winter we were having here we moved it to an indoor shoot.  Her family was eager for photos, since they haven’t had them done all together like this before.  The colors they wore really look great!  This family was ready for their big day!



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We decided to brave the cold for a few shots!

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Gotta have a fun shot too!