Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Frolics

It's fall here folks and the boys are seriously enjoying the leaves :)
~Mary Kate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

School Traditions

(This post has been sitting in my draft folder for weeks.)

Every year near the beginning of the new school year, we have an official "first day" which includes, getting on the bus {the van}, packing our lunch, and having fun school snacks.

And with all this excitement, two year old Joey got into his lunchbox a little early and we found him eating his dessert at 9:20 in the morning :)

Homeschooling traditions are the best!

~Mary Kate

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Chris + Ania // Maternity

In April 2009 my cousin Chris married a beautiful, wonderful girl named Ania. And now these two amazing people are expecting their first baby in January.

We took these pictures at the beautiful gardens at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa. The light was stunning, the fall bokeh was gorgeous and the weather was beautiful. An absolutely perfect evening.

Chris and Ania, it was such an honor to take your maternity pictures and I can't wait to meet little McNugget. :) 

I love you guys!
~Mary Kate

One Year Later

I am honestly so happy and excited about how much I've grown in my photography in just one year. It helps of course to have professional editing software and better lenses (both pictures were taken with the same camera) this year. But all the same, I've learned so much in regards to posing, backgrounds, editing and confidently taking charge during sessions.

Since this is a post to share my growth in one year, I also decided to share two sets of before and afters. One from last October and one from now. (SOOC = Straight Out of Camera)

October 2011:

October 2012:

I'm looking forward to the next few years and seeing how my photography continues to improve. :)
~Mary Kate