I have been photographing this brilliant young lady since she was just 9 months old. Sometimes, when I see her now, I can’t even believe how grown up she is. Miss G exudes happiness and I love every minute of it!
I have known this awesome family for about 18 years. When I say that “out loud” it seems hard to believe! I remember when they got married, announced that they were going to be parents, shared the news of baby #2….all of it! It seems unreal that their “littles” are now so grown up! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!!
Several years ago, I made my very first stop at Davenport Farms to buy a gallon of their unpasteurized cider. It was a cute place, with original barn and acres of gorgeous apple trees. After that first taste of their cider, I was hooked. I returned year after year for apples and cider. When I first heard that the orchard had been sold, I was concerned. My fear was that someone would get rid of the barn and make it too “new”. I drove past the property fairly regularly, always glancing at the progress they were making. I can now say, with certainty, that the new owners did an AMAZING job of keeping a barn feel, while modernizing enough to make it a charming, functional space!
Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but the hard ciders they have crafted are a treat for the taste buds! Being that my husband and I are huge hard cider fans, we were a bit skeptical as to whether or not it would live up to our expectations. Well, we are not connoisseurs, however, we both agreed they nailed it. With several varieties to choose from, there is something for every cider lover. Sweet, dry, seasonal…so many decisions!
Now, if hard cider isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they’ve got you covered! In addition to having a variety of beers on tap from TimberCreek Brewing, Davenport also carries a selection of wine, which is made right on the premises.
To take advantage of Pennsylvania’s beautiful summers and falls, several outdoor seating areas have been added, with breathtaking views of the orchard.
If fresh apples and unpasteurized cider is what you’re really after, the fruit farm is STILL the right choice! They offer a mouth-watering selection each fall. Many weekends, you can even find live music in the tap room. If you’ve never experienced Davenport’s, please do yourself a favor and check it out!
I just LOVE this family. I’ve known them for many years, now, but watching them grow together never gets old. I really enjoy watching their interactions…they all get along SO well! They braved this cold day, and I think the results were worth it!
I had the fantastic opportunity to do a shoot for an amazing non-profit organization called Mend On The Move. They work to help empower and employ women who are abuse survivors. If you are not familiar with their mission and work, please head to their site! Part of what these women do is make some really amazing jewelry. Each piece has a story or message, AND the proceeds go to a great cause!! PLEASEE check them out!!!
Hello, lovelies! It’s that time of year again…the annual KRP Senior Team search! I am accepting applications for those graduating in 2020 from ALL local high schools. If you’re interested in applying to represent KRP, please message me and I’ll send you the information. I am SO excited about this year! AHHH!
I honestly don’t know where to begin when it comes to the AHHHMAZING ladies that were part of the KRP Senior Team this year. Seriously. The world would be a better place if we had more of their kindness, intelligence, and spirit. Each of these women is beautiful, and not just in the physical sense. They are BEAUTIFUL people on the inside. It was absolutely my pleasure to work with them this year.
I like to ask each of the girls a few questions after our time together. First up, we have Ashley! Check out what she had to say!
What high school do you attend?:
If you've chosen the school or university you're planning to attend, and been accepted, please share!
Slippery Rock University
What are your post-high school plans? If you've chosen a school, what will your major be?:
I will be studying Criminal Justice at Slippery Rock University in hopes of becoming an FBI Agent one day
What accomplishments are you most proud of this year?:
Getting accepted into the Honors College at Slippery Rock, doing well with my cyber school, and managing work, school, and family/friends time
What was your favorite part of being a KRP Real Senior?:
My favorite part was exploring all of the sites we could shoot at and choosing pretty scenery. Also, I loved how fun and humorous Kelly was to work with. :)
Stay tuned for interviews with the other KRP Real Seniors!!
Chase knew, for certain, that he wanted his senior pictures done at the rink, where he spends much of his time. His mom was so sweet and SO happy to be getting some shots of her handsome guy! While he was most focused on the indoor shots, we also managed to convince him to step outside for a few, as well. After all, it was a gorgeous day! Thanks, Chase for putting up with us that day ;-) It was fun!!
I had the chance to spend an evening this past summer doing a senior session with Tucker. Not only is he a hard working, well-spoken young man, but he’s also a pretty fantastic Cross Country athlete. At the time of the session my son was on the fence about joining the XC team, himself, and after talking to Tucker and his mom about it, I knew I could convince him to give it a “go”. My son ended up joining the team and would tell me about how one of the really nice high school boys would help the middle school students and encourage them. I don’t know how many of you spend time with seniors, but let me tell you…THAT is awesome. He made such a good impression on P and I am so grateful for that.
In addition to being kind and athletic, he also knew how to work the camera. He pretty much rocked this session (so did Jackson!)!
Mr. N made his debut into the world right after mom, Blair, squeezed in her maternity session. Thanks for waiting, N! Once mom, dad, and baby were all settled in at home, I spent some time with them, doing a lifestyle newborn session. His little sleeping self was SO precious. Not to mention…THAT HAIR!!!! I couldn’t even. Check out these images from this sweet session!
When my good friend Blair told us she was going to have a baby, there was no doubt in my mind that she was going to be a stunning mama-to-be. She took such great care of that growing baby, as well as herself. You’d find her in the gym right up until the week she delivered! Around 39 weeks, she mentioned maybe we should do a maternity session, so we got right to it! Little did we know, she’d give birth to an incredible little boy just 3 days later!!! Isn’t she amazing?! Stay tuned for the newborn session, as well!
So, I suppose it would be obvious that I am WAY behind in blogging if I tell you that this maternity announcement has now turned into a beautiful baby girl who is nearly a month old?! Nevertheless, check out this ADORABLE announcement that was all planned out by the gorgeous mama! I loved her vision and these two were a blast to work with. Congrats and much love to this happy family of THREE!!!
On the coldest day of the year (or maybe ever), I was thinking about a session I did on the HOTTEST day of the year! Libby, a Meadville senior, braved some major heat (in her jeans and long sleeves!) to get some shots with her horse, Moose. We found a couple shaded areas so it wouldn’t be quite so overwhelming, and they both did great. I had so much fun with these two!!
As a football player, Ethan knew that scheduling a session during the fall would be a bit difficult, so he opted for a winter snow session. He was a total trooper about the cold and I LOVE the results!
It’s always such a great experience when you can watch a couple grow. I did an engagement session for these two beautiful humans a few years ago, and also had the pleasure of doing their maternity pictures! Let me tell you…these. two. are. FUN!! We had such a blast at both sessions. They don’t live around here, but I am anxious to meet the little girl they’ve welcomed into this world (YES, I am SUPER behind in blogging!!). I’ll quit rambling now and get to the good stuff. Here you have it…Allie + Bryan (+baby!)!
These three kiddos were SO much fun to work with. They each had their own ideas for the session and I loved it! Mom was going to sit this one out, but the kids and I convinced her to get in the frame. Moms…GET IN THE PICTURE!! They’re only little for a short time. You will NEVER regret having those memories. Even if it’s just a shot or two…DO IT!!
Fall can provide a gorgeous backdrop for photography, and this family session was no exception. The A’s were so much fun! I loved being able to watch the boys play, and getting to know mom and dad. We had an absolutely perfect day, too! Here is a glimpse into our time together! Thank you, A family, for choosing me to capture you!
I am admittedly very behind on my blogging, but since I have an all-new, start-from-scratch blog, maybe it's not a bad thing ;-)
Last fall, I was able to photograph the beautiful S family! Not only are they incredibly good-looking, they're also pretty awesome people. <3