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berks county pa baby photographer | delightful

You can’t deny by looking at this gorgeous girl that she has such a timeless, classic look about her. Her mom picked a little vintage-looking romper that only added to her little girl’s classic look.

It took her a little bit of time to warm up to me. While I tend to gravitate toward soulful, quiet looks on baby and children’s faces, a big toothy grin from a lovable baby (like this one) will always be welcomed.

During the planning process of this session, I chatted with the aunt and mother about their ideas for this one year old session. The aunt wanted to include some balloons and had a very clear idea of what she wanted. At the session, all the balloons were ready to go, perfectly coordinated with baby girl’s outfit. But guess what? Baby girl wanted nothing to do with them. We gave it our best and managed to pull of a couple of keepers.

What I loved about it (and why I’m sharing this story) is how her mom just rolled with it. I know that as a mom we often get our hearts set on something very specific and it can be so disappointing when our kids don’t go with it.

It is one of the reasons why I always stress focusing on the child, the personality, and with family sessions the bonds. An idea gone wrong can be a memory of what happened at the session and not necessarily what ruined the session.

I can share from personal experience about a session idea going ALL wrong–think tall grass field with a tick infestation from hell. Yet it did not ruin our family session. We fled the scene, got our self-control (yes, there was lots of screaming), and changed locations. It was definitely not what we planned, but sometimes it works out better that way. That family session is the one we talk about the most and we look back on it now and laugh.

As your photographer, know that I constantly think about your overall experience with me. Your experience will be tied to the images and every time you walk by a photograph on your wall from that session, I want you to remember how worth it it was to go through the effort to make those memories.

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KatieWAugust 30, 2014 - 9:48 am

She is soooo adorable and I can’t get over her cute clothes. These are so classic and timeless! I love her cute smile!!!!

JoleneNovember 21, 2014 - 3:40 pm

She is just one sweet little girl!

reading pa infant photographer | sweet baby girl

I had such a nice time with this sweet baby girl earlier this summer. As soon as I saw her I fell in love with her wispy dark hair, her pretty full lips, and her milky smooth skin. Her loving big brother was very eager to play with me, not necessarily in front of the camera, but more so WITH my camera. After letting him explore some of the buttons and a little coaxing from mom, we were able to have him lie still long enough on the bed with his sister to capture their first official sibling portrait. Not an easy feat with a busy almost two year-old, but I always enjoy the challenge. With patience and calmness, toddlers will cooperate with me 99% of the time. I love little kids and at two years old, I know they have so much to explore. It doesn’t matter how cute little sister is, they want to move on with their own agenda.

Some of my favorites…

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KatieWAugust 30, 2014 - 9:45 am

These are all precious, this siblings together are adorable, mad I love the close ups of the toes and lips!

reading pa photography | little explorer

This is one way overdue share! You know there’s some running involved when there’s a toddler in front of the camera.

Miss D was a pretty little lady I met up with this past spring. She loved showing me her fancy bracelets and her sweet smile. She also loved pointing to her mommy’s belly–she’s going to be a big sister later on this year and she is very excited about it.

Her parents simply adore her. They were both so kind and loving with her. Miss D was giggling non-stop every time one of them chased or picked her up. I’m sure their home is filled with just as much (if not more) laughter and fun.

KatieWAugust 18, 2014 - 5:35 pm

What a sweet and happy little one and congrats on the new addition!

JessicaAugust 19, 2014 - 5:23 pm

What a beautiful and happy family! And gorgeous light to boot! Awesome job Beira – the family must treasure these so much!

Amy KolodziejAugust 21, 2014 - 7:16 pm

She sure does look happy! Wonderful images and I love all the joy you’ve captured!

berks county pa photographer | teeny

Confession: I just had to look at my own blog to figure out when I last shared with my readers. I almost don’t want to admit it’s been so long, but moving on!

This little guy was such a dream baby to photograph. He was teeny small when I met him and could not believe the change in him just two weeks later when I went to visit for his gallery reveal. Days do make a big difference in the newborn stage when it comes to having portraits done. I always recommend reserving a session prior to birth to guarantee having your baby photographed within the first two weeks after birth.

Mr. A comes with a handsome and very active big brother. Photographing them together happened very quickly yet we got the results mom wanted (with the help of grandma and a cookie bribe). Working with toddlers, I understand the short attention span that comes with their short age so I always do my best to respect that while stretching their focus long enough to capture a sweet moment between siblings. It won’t be long before the two are best friends.

During the individual portion of the session, I had a lovely time getting to know A’s mother as well as his grandmother. I love the opportunity that my business gives me to meet interesting families living in my community. We spent time talking kids, healthy foods, and my family’s homeschooling lifestyle. Getting to photograph a sweet newborn while having good conversations is a win for sure!

HeidiJuly 14, 2014 - 10:15 pm

You did such a fabulous job and captured amazing memories for us. Thank you again for a professional, fun, relaxing session!

LisaJuly 15, 2014 - 7:11 am

So precious!! Love all of the details!

Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel)July 17, 2014 - 4:31 am

What a sweet little one! Beautiful work, Beira!

AlisonWJuly 21, 2014 - 11:22 am

Absolutely gorgeous session! These are simply beautiful!

GingerAugust 13, 2014 - 9:31 pm

What a sweet newborn session. Love seeing the beautiful moments and connections.

Tre CavilAugust 14, 2014 - 6:32 pm

What a tiny little handsome guy!

berks county photographer | early spring

There is something powerful in the bond of a mother and her child. Each one is unique to the personality of the mother and child and how each enjoys receiving and expressing love. One might look quiet and serious while another might be full of energy. Despite how that bond is demonstrated, at the core of all expression is love. My passion is getting to capture that bond and seeing the love expression manifest in front of my eyes.

On an early spring evening, filled with exquisite light, I had the privilege of photographing this playful mother and son. While they were a bit timid at first, it did not take long for them to warm up and show their connection.

I am certain that they have their quiet, serious moments, but their life is full of laughter and joy. Their smiles are infectious. By the end of our session, they were not holding them back.

Nature may have been lacking color, but between their wardrobe and their beautiful smiles, they made their images are vibrant.

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Beth AnnMay 20, 2014 - 2:26 pm

What a wonderful job capturing the connection between this pair.

RebeccaMay 20, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Gorgeous images! I love the connection these two have. There’s nothing like a boys love for his mom. 🙂

Emma VogelsangMay 20, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I love those smiles! Wonderful photos!

FeliciaMay 21, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Awww, what beautiful backlit images of this adorable pair! Love how they are with each other and that you’ve captured the different moments, quiet, sweet, happy!

SamanthaMay 22, 2014 - 8:16 am

Love all of these! You captured their connection so beautifully! What a perfect location, too – amazing light!!

Jennifer CarrMay 29, 2014 - 11:57 am

These are perfect! I’m sure the family loved them!

ChaviJune 1, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Oh wow! these are really special photos & showcase a beautiful mother-son bond <3

TreJune 4, 2014 - 9:17 pm

I really love the lighting in these photos!

Ginger UnzuetaAugust 13, 2014 - 6:06 pm

These are beautiful. I am sure they loved them. Their sweet connections are so wonderfully captured.