Category Archives: Me and my family

Shutter love {Behind the scenes}

It is so wonderful working with all families, but it’s a special kind of love being hired by another photographerView full post »

Happy Halloween!

No matter how hard I tried, I just can’t wait until tomorrow to share these! Hilariously, our kids chose theseView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {January}

I used to think retailers crammed the idea of organization down everyone’s throats in early January becauseView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {August}

Every time I buy bananas, whether it’s three or a big bunch, I know at least one of them will inevitably turnView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {July}

After six hours on a bus, the 7-year-old disembarked and greeted me with a shy hug. I introduced her to the rest of myView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {June}

Based solely on advertising, you’d think the rewards of fatherhood are ties, tools, grilling and golf. WhetherView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {May}

A few hours ago, while the rest of my family was inside taking their usual spots at the kitchen table,  I sat immobileView full post »

Lisa & Steve {State College, PA engagement photographer}

This weekend, during an insane wind storm and 30 mph gusts, I had a blast photographing my gorgeous sister Lisa and soonView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {April}

There were a handful of stories I wrote my very first year as a journalist that really stuck with me.  Gas hitting $2View full post »

My birthday boy! {State College, PA lifestyle photographer}

Today my little guy turns 3! And what mom doesn’t want photos to commemorate each milestone? But unlike his bigView full post »

A brief step into Disney’s “Frozen”

My daughter is amazing. She takes my breath away. After two snow days this week, nature finally provided the perfectView full post »

A very special engagement session {State College, PA wedding photographer}

I’m going to take a second and get all sappy and say that it is such a gift to photograph people you love. To myView full post »

Altoona Mirror newspaper column {January}

“This year, my resolution is not to sneeze!” my husband announced minutes before midnight on New Year’View full post »

Sparkle Saturday! {Twinkle Sessions: Christmas Photobooth fun!}

I’m a mom, a wife, a homeowner and a business owner, so I know EXACTLY how crazy this time of year can get. Your bestView full post »

A little sugar can go a long way {Altoona Mirror newspaper column}

I know life sometimes hands us lemons. But I’ll be the first to admit it’s not always easy making lemonade.View full post »

Christmas cheer is not okay in October {Altoona Mirror newspaper column}

“You’d better watch out …”  About two weeks ago, my husband started singing “Santa ClausView full post »

There’s lessons to be learned in weathering the storm {Altoona Mirror newspaper column}

When the hail started pelting the roof, I immediately wondered whether our new house had skylights I had never noticedView full post »

Happy Fourth!

My kids looked so red-white-and-blue festive that I bribed them with gummies in exchange for 5 minutes of good behaviorView full post »