I had a wonderful time photographing the beautiful Kissila in downtown Philadelphia this past Sunday evening. 15 is such a special age for a Brazilian girl, and we decided to shoot her photos at a place she had never been to. We ended up arriving right before sunset, but the sun decided to hide from us. And even though I was dreaming of sunny sunset photos, I still loved the outcome of the overcast/late day. She is such a beauty and so great with the camera as you will see bellow. I loved her choice of wardrobe for this early fall scenery.
On a beautiful sunny Saturday we picked Old City, Philadelphia as a location for Leighanna’s 18th birthday session. We lucked out in so many ways, from arriving right on time at each spot, to having the best light and light crowds in every location. Every time we would get to our next location, felt like the exact right time to be there. She had three different looks, and I think each place complimented her outfits perfectly. This girl, she is so beautiful inside and out, with such an amazing personality. She had me WOWing and smiling the whole time at how fierce and confident, yet humble she is. I loved photographing her, and I hope she loves the outcome as much as I do. It was hard to narrow down from the hundreds of favorites I had, but these just had to be shared, especially the last portrait of her with that wonderful big laugh of hers. Leighanna, I know you’ll do wonderfully in anything that you choose to do, have fun as a senior and work your ass off on the next stage of your life as a college girl! XO.
You’re officially old when you photograph a girl, whom you remember picking up as a baby. I remember Melanie as a young kid running around my aunt’s house and being the cutest and sweetest little girl. So evidently it was a great pleasure to photograph her now, as a beautiful, and confident teen. With the current winter weather, we opted for Longwood Gardens in order to have her photos done before her birthday party. The current displays at Longwood Gardens are absolutely gorgeous. We were in awe of the amazing quantity and assortments of orchids now in display. It is an amazing place to have a 16th birthday photoshoot, firstly because of the gorgeous scenario, and secondly because of the warmth. We were able to walk along the Gardens with not even sweaters on right in the middle of winter. I was so excited to edit these photos, and to share them with Mel. Now we will be on the countdown for Melanie’s party, which luckily will be in spring. I can’t wait to see you celebrate with your friends Mel, and capture your special day!
This senior summer session was taken in Northeast Philadelphia at my favorite park, Pennypack Park. Pamela graduated in 2015. She is not only gorgeous and friendly but also a very smart and responsible young woman. Since it was a weekday in the middle of our vacation my two girls of 2 & 8 came with us and they too fell in love with Pam. They both begged me to ask Pam to babysit and even offered me to pay her. I'm so happy to have photographed Pam and to have found her as a sitter for my kids. Wishing you lots of success in your new adventures as a college girl PAM!