Posts Tagged ‘e-session’

Lots of catching up to do from the past couple of weeks, so bear with me.  Four engagement sessions, two beautiful weddings and a very cool session with many handsome men, that of which is completely top secret…for now.  🙂  It’s been an exciting summer and very busy, to say the least.

So, I headed to Millcreek Park which was the setting for Natalie & Bryan’s engagement session a couple of Sunday’s ago.  We strolled around for a little while and then decided to head to one of my favorite spots – the waterfall.  Magical things happen down there.  Had a great time with them both and looking forward to their wedding next year!

I had the pleasure this past week to photograph two of America’s finest.  Stephanie & Ron serve in the Air Force together.  Texas is their current home, so I shot their engagement and their wedding in the same week while they were in Pennsylvania.  Both were awesome!  We had a great time walking around Westminster College campus talking about the wedding (and a little about Twilight – which Stephanie and I are both fans of – Ron is not so much  🙂  ).  Their love for each other was not hard to miss and I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to capture it.

The old church is gorgeous, but so is the couple.


The red, white and blue seemed appropriate. 🙂


The wedding post will be coming soon.  You don’t want to miss this one!

I met Kristin & Steven recently at Millcreek Park for their e-session.  My first words to them about their session were just relax and have fun with it.  Easier said then done, Steven told me.  He’s right, I’m not normally on the other side of the lens, but when I am – I know just how hard that is to just forget the camera is there.  These two were great, though.  Their candid moments were my absolute favorite.  They seem to laugh a lot together and I’m glad I was able to capture that.

Had a great time with you both and looking forward to the wedding next year!  Thanks!

Recently I was inspired to begin the journey of becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.  Currently there are fewer than 2500 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) in the world.  There are two parts to passing this certification – an image submission and a written exam.  The written exam is to cover your technical knowledge of photography.  The image submission included 20 of my images from 20 different clients/sessions and had to show my knowledge and application of correct lighting, lens selection, and composition.  I also had to provide a Statement of Purpose for each image.  These images were then reviewed by a panel of 5 judges – all with the PPA designation of Master Photographer.  Not an easy task I was told to become a CPP (especially the image submission), but worth the designation – as my clients will know that I am dedicated to being the best at what I do.

I was thrilled when I received my letter last week congratulating me on passing the image submission (my daughter and I did a little happy dance 🙂  )!  Since then I’ve had some questions from others (who are also attempting the same designation) about my images.  Following is the portfolio that I submitted.

Thank you to all of my amazing clients for helping me create such awesome images and for trusting my artistic vision!

I will be taking the written exam mid-September and hope to be a CPP shortly after that!

Okay, so I know I say this all the time, but you’ve gotta agree with me – I’m so lucky to have the cutest couples ever and these two are no exception.  We were racing to beat the rain when we me Kristyn & Andy at the Flower Garden in Millcreek.  But I’m almost glad that the threat was there, because I LOVE the shots we got with the umbrella at the end of their session.  So fun!  Thanks you two.  We really enjoyed walking around the gardens with you.

P.S. Your dogs are adorable, too – thanks for showing us pics.  🙂