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    Thank you so much to all my wonderful clients over the past 7 years. My family has recently moved out of state and as a result I have closed my photography business in Lancaster.

Senior Session * Lancaster Senior Photographer

Miss Hannah knew what she wanted…a senior session in the snow! It was tricky trying to schedule her session as we waited for snow, and then tried to dodge the snow storms. But, we were finally able to do it and it was lots of fun!  I met her at the Stoudtburg Village –  a place that has got to be one of the best kept secrets in Pennsylvania!  It is made up of quaint, brightly-colored shops developed to look like an old-fashioned European village.  Most of it was closed when we were there, and the deep snow made getting around some places tricky, so I can’t wait to go back and check it out some more!

Okay, back to Miss Hannah and her senior session.  She told me being in front of a camera made her uncomfortable, and she  hadn’t really wanted senior pictures taken.  But, her parents convinced her she needed to after seeing one of my other senior session galleries.  She was a girl who knew what she wanted though – and I think she rocked the camera, don’t you?!

Lancaseter Senior Photoraphy

Lancaseter Senior Photoraphy, stoudtburg village

Stoudtburg Village, senior photographer

Stoudtburg Village, senior photographer

Stoudtburg Village, senior photographer

Stoudtsburg Village, senior photographer, black and white

Stoudtburg Village, senior photographer

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Meg - February 18, 2010 - 3:45 am

I love Hannah`s pictures! You look so beautiful! I love especially the very first picture. I really think Hannahs picture should publish to some magazines.

I love Etsy!

If you haven’t checked out etsy.com, you need to!  It is an online community of people creating and selling every kind of handmade item you could imagine.  Here are some adorable Valentine things I found!

1. Key to Life

2. BabyKDesigns

3. Heartfelt4kids

4. illiakids

5.  OneLifeJewelry

6.  smallthreads

7. The CoutureBaby

8. BuncoBettys

9. LuLuAndCharlie

10. nikid

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HeartFelt 4 Kids - February 15, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Thank you so much for including my backpack from HeartFelt 4 Kids.

I love your photography of children. My daughter was a Premie and some of the photos remind me of how small she once was (now 21!).

Thanks again..

cbportraits - February 17, 2010 - 12:19 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your backpack is just adorable!

Growing

It is so hard to believe how fast babies change.  It is literally right before your eyes.  For me, the problem with that is it is so hard to remember what they were like.  Even as I look back at pictures, I find it hard to compare because the pictures themselves are so different.   So, I love doing comparison pictures like the one below.  They do require some planning to ensure as many of the details as possible stay the same – but I encourage you to try something like this.

photography tips, baby photography

Here are some tips:

1. Always take the picture in the same exact spot of your house, and during the same time of day so the light is similar.  The best spot would be right near a window so you don’t need to use flash.

2.  Clear out all the background clutter possible so the focus is on the baby.

3. Ideally you want the clothing to be the same.  So, you can do a naked baby/diaper shot, or if you are really thinking ahead – buy an identical clothing piece like a onsie in 3 different size.  I like to keep as much skin showing as possible though.

4. Keep your camera angle the same.  When doing the second picture, print out a copy of the first picture so you can refer to it as you take the second one.

5. Try and get a shot where the baby is in a similar position.  I wouldn’t recommend you doing what I did because both of these shots are photoshop composites. A 3 month old cannot sit up by them self, and I wouldn’t leave a 7 month old alone on a stool.  :)  The easiest thing would probably be to have your baby sit up against a couch or chair, or have them laying on their back.   Another idea is to have a parent  hold the baby.  You would want to make sure things like your outfit, hair style, and the position you held the baby in remained the same.

Drop me a line if have any questions!  (bonnie@cbportraits.com)  I’ll be posting a 12 month old shot soon (as sad as it makes me…why do they have to grow so fast?)  I just need to knit a bigger diaper cover.  Poor thing was losing her circulation I think! :)

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Lancaster Maternity Photography * Oh Baby!

I was so glad the F family called me to do their maternity and infant pictures!  They were up for any idea I had and I think I moved almost every piece of furniture in their living room. :)  Isn’t this mommy-to-be beautiful!  She didn’t even act pregnant either.  I had her in some positions that most pregnant women would find very difficult, but she hardly seemed bothered.  I kept asking her if she wanted to stop and take a break, but aside from a little huffing and puffing, she kept right on going! :)   I think that happens when you have an older child to take care of during your pregnancy.  Well, there’s that, and this mommy is a Kindergarten teacher who is working right up until she has this little baby.

Thanks so much F family – I’m so excited to meet your new addition.  And, just so you know, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a red-head! :)

maternity, pregnancy, lancaster maternity photography

maternity, pregnancy, lancaster maternity photography

maternity, pregnancy, lancaster maternity photography

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