Yearly Archives: 2013


Family Shoots!

No matter how sweet and photogenic kids can be,  when there is a difference in ages getting everyone to look great in one shot can be a challenge.  Two recent shoots I realized that no matter how old kids are they all have a mind of their own and a tolerance that they choose, not mom, dad or me!

Some ideas on how to achieve an ideal shoot with more than one child.

  • Naps- Try to get them down before the shoot
  • Treats- Offer an incentive at the end of the shoot
  • Outfits- Come ready if booking a full session start with the most comfortable outfit
  • Start with the group shot and when they start to wiggle move on and take individuals and candids then try again
  • Dont worry so much about the perfect family photo! Sometimes crying or pouting can be the memory you will want to remember.
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Great Success!

What a wonderful experience it was to be a part of this year’s Chestnut Hill’s fall for the Arts festival!

A big Thanks to Dave Barrus, My parents Ron and Janie James for all of their help and the many friends who came to support me!

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Fall For the Arts Festival

Sunday October 6th (Raindate Sunday October 13th)

11 am to 5 pm

Each year Chestnut Hill welcomes Autumn with The Chestnut Hill Fall for the Arts Festival.  Everyone is invited to enjoy a day of art, music, culinary delights and boutique shopping as Germantown Avenue, between Willow Grove and Rex Avenues is transformed into an outdoor arts and crafts marketplace.

Chestnut Hill will serve as a backdrop for more than 150 talented artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and from as far away as New Mexico. A fabulous array of artistic choices will be on display including oils, watercolors, etchings, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood crafts, jewelry and accessories but that’s not all!

Germantown Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic as fine arts and crafts, live entertainment on two stages, exhibits, and children’s rides and activities, take place up and down the street  between the 8000 and 8600 blocks of Germantown Avenue . Visitors can stroll the Avenue to view and purchase fine arts and crafts, enjoy live music or dine al fresco. Children can create their own works of art in sand or wood or choose a favorite ride in a special amusement park. Admission to the festival is free.

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Farm Day!

Such a fun shoot! Ridgely was not as excited as his big sister Emlyn

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