One Year Session in Lancaster, PA

Jonathan Turns One ~ Lancaster, PA

Time really flies.  It feels like yesterday I was doing his newborn shoot!  This guy is so cute!  I see him on his mom’s Facebook page with his family and I just can’t get enough of that face!  Mom wasn’t feeling a cake smash so we opted for just some simple shots.

I tried a paper background with him and I LOVE it!  I will be buying more!  Perfect for people who want a specific color background and you don’t have it for the little ones!  Its an inexpensive way to please the client and keep my prices affordable!

I had his entire family behind me screaming his name and trying to get his attention.  He would then crawl toward us.  Gotta love one year olds!  They aren’t quite sure what to think of all the lights and gear.  So they are uneasy at first, just checking you out.  They want to see if its ok to be themselves.  He warmed up!

I love the serious faces they make too though!  I tell my clients if they look and smile at the camera the ENTIRE shoot every picture will look the same.  The expressions they make are priceless and capturing different ones is what it is all about!  This way they have a variety of facial expressions to hang on their walls!  Of if they want to make a collage, it will flow so much better!

We switched it from the blue to a more neutral color and changed the bold look.  I like these too!  Mom is trying to pick her prints right now and having a difficult time with it!  I have done my job then!  I would rather them struggle to pick because there are too many they like than not enough!  And I am sure they would too!

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25 Woods Avenue, Conestoga, PA 17516

Specializing in  Newborn, Wedding, Maternity, Family, Portrait, Engagements

Family Session at Willow Valley Pond in Lancaster, PA

Mother’s Day Session for Lancaster Newspaper’s Mother’s Day Tribute

I was able to fit this family in right before the deadline for the newspaper.  Mom was willing to shoot at Willow Valley so I could fit it in before my girls dance classes.  We expected a beautiful spring like day, but got a windy winter like day instead!  The children were so well behaved and dealt with the condition like champs!

We walked the pond and took shots all around it and got this done fairly quickly so they could warm up in the car.  Shooting at this location now a few times, I am fairly comfortable with all my setting and compositions.  I never get too comfortable though, because every day is different.  Your lighting and weather conditions constantly changing.  It was a very windy day too.  We were dealing with Mother Nature not wanted to cooperate for us!

This are for photos is gorgeous and very easily accessible.  Perfect for the elderly or handicapped to get some pretty scenic shots but not have to hike a mile!  There is a little wedding chapel right beside the pond area, many wedding photo shoots have taken place at this area.

I did a family session once here before that couple had been married in that chapel, so the pictures were extra special to them because now they had 2 children and could pose in the same locations they did when they got married.  How neat is that?  I like that idea.  Show the progression of marriage to kids!

Back to this family though!  This mom is so organized.  She picked out her digital images and prints within an hour of receiving her gallery!  She is a decisive woman!  Have to love that about some people, they know what they want and can decide immediately!  Here is what she had to say about our session:

“Such an amazing photographer!!! Carole is very patient, friendly and down to earth. I thought my kids would be shy but Carole does such a good job with kids…my kids felt relaxed around her. Pricing is affordable and reasonable!! We had an awesome experience and will definitely look forward to having our next family pics taken by her!!! We loved our experience working with her and our beautiful pictures!!”

I love getting responses like that!  My goal is to make the client happy and produce images they love!  They have visions in their mind of the way they want things to look and I am totally fine with showing them my camera and making sure the session is going in the direction they wanted!  I also have no problems using my vision if they have none!  Very easy to work with and flexible!  Enjoy and please like my Facebook page and share with your friends!spanish family collage Latino Family in park


25 Woods Avenue, Conestoga, PA 17516

Specializing in  Newborn, Wedding, Maternity, Family, Portrait, Engagements

Family Session in Southern Lancaster County PA

Mother’s Day Session in Lancaster, PA

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful lady’s wedding as a second shooter.  It was great to meet someone with such a big heart and strength.  She, like myself, battles food addiction.  She is down almost 100 lbs now and looking as good on outside as she has always been on the inside.  What I found out is it isn’t so much what others think about you, its what you tell yourself about you that matters!

She has been on a journey and her transformation is amazing!  Your personality really starts to shine through once you get your confidence back!  She is certainly showing that here with her son and step children!

This was a Mother’s Day Shoot for the Lancaster Newspaper Mother’s Day Tribute.  I traveled to her house on a very foggy night and they were all in the living room waiting for my arrival.  Her husband and I went to high school together and discussed football as I set up.  We are both diehard NFL fans.  He likes the Eagles and I am a Bills fan!  They just had made a huge trade between each other so we were both fired up about that.

I set up my background and lights and got started.  Doing this while everyone is watching always makes me nervous.  She noticed I was shaking.  Its a horrible thing to have, stage fright!  Even if you aren’t on a stage!!!  I always brush it off and try and keep moving if someone notices.  The little guy was such a ham it was easy to capture his personality!  The big sister and brother didn’t hold back either.  I love when they kissed the little one and the face he made!  Glad I caught that one!  I love the unpredictability of someones reaction to what you tell them to do!  Priceless!  Enjoy the photos and please be sure to like my Facebook page!

older siblings kissing boy Black and white family photos with mom Mom and kids collage


25 Woods Avenue, Conestoga, PA 17516

Specializing in  Newborn, Wedding, Maternity, Family, Portrait, Engagements