Fall Family Session {York, PA}

Well good evening!! I can't believe that in a few weeks it will be Christmas! I just wanted to pop in and post the images from a fall session that I had in November. The maple trees in York, PA did not disappoint once again! I met this family at Farquhar Park in York PA one evening in November.... they were so nice and happy to have their pictures taken! Family sessions are so much fun...I love that I specialize in family and children's portraits...it is really an honor to take pictures that families can enjoy for a lifetime.

 Please enjoy this family session in York, PA.

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The contrast here was perfect for a back and white image... I love it!

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Sibling shots are always a favorite of mine!

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This park is full of good spots...especially when I use my 85 mm lens, it really makes for a beautiful image.

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I was so happy that this shot worked! I love leading lines!!

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So glad that you stopped by and checked out my post! Thank you!! And Thanks Renee for asking me to take your pictures!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

 

 

Six Month Baby Session {Extended family session in York, PA}

Hey there!! Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog. I love visitors!

Last month I had a six month baby session/ extended family session all in one! I met with Jill and her husband Eric, (who you will see pictured below) Jill's sister's family (Nichole and Tim), and the Grandparents (Jill and Nichole's parents) for a children's/ family session at Brookside Park in Dover PA. This session was very special to me because not only are these clients friends of mine,  I also was ecstatic  that the family thought of me when searching for a photographer. When Jill and Eric asked me take to take their baby's six month milestone pictures, I couldn't say no! Mom and Dad wanted to celebrate their baby turning six months...it's just a fun and exciting time! You will see that she is just a little bundle of joy and I think her personality really shines through in these pictures. There are several pictures of Nichole and Tim's kiddos too that I am about to show you as well, so look for those too! I took a few family pictures but wanted to save those for the family in case they will be used for Christmas cards. Please enjoy this children's/ extended family session at Brookside Park in Dover, PA. 

Joey is so fun and there was never a moment when she wasn't making us laugh! I love her!

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Umm the tongue, LOL!

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Joey was joined by Nichole and Tim's children Abby and Andrew for some cousin pictures! Ahh seriously, my favorite!

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Okay I lied, maybe this is sweetest!

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Joey loved trying to get to Abby, haha!

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Oh we had to make sure Abby and Andrew got some shots together!

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Abby looked as pretty as ever in her purple dress :)

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Just wanted to end my post with a couple images of Mom and Dad holding their baby! You guys will look back at these for years and years and love them more each time you see them.

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Jill, I just wanted to thank you again for contacting me. I was so happy to take these images of you and your family!!

If you visited my blog, thank you! If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

Children's Birthday Session {York, PA}

Hi there and Happy Halloween! I have to get some work done before Trick or Treat night this evening and some blogging has to be completed before all the fun. My work is really never done, lol!

I love children's sessions and this one helped me stretch my creativity with posing and light. I met with Allison during the summer when her little girl Lacey was turning four...Every year we meet for pictures for birthdays, fall pictures, and Christmas! I love taking their family pictures! Lacey and her brother Logan were in some pictures together as well. I think this is a nice collection for the family and the locations are perfect. 

I posted the balloon image first just because it's my favorite out of the bunch!

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Kind of neat that the pavilion really looks huge compared to Lacey...maybe we can do a similar shot like this each year!

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I snagged one of Logan all around the flowers, Lol!

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Love these!

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Thank you for stopping by to view this children's session in York PA! Allison, thank you so much for meeting me!! Your kids looked great!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

Fall sessions {in York, PA}

Good evening! I wanted to stop in and write a quick post about fall sessions since the leaves have changed and I only have a couple spots left in my schedule!  You know I love a good child or family session, and pretty scenery makes everything so colorful!

For the location that I have in mind, I will be near that park this Saturday morning for my church's Trunk or Treat. I could meet a family at 8:30 in the morning if anyone would like a session. For Sunday (October 29), that date is probably out because it's predicted to be 90% rain, however I have some time on Monday and Tuesday (October 30 and 31). Then as long as the weather cooperates, I will be available for one or two sessions next weekend (November 4th and 5th) presumably in the morning and evening! After those dates I will be looking forward to Christmas card pictures! Here are some of my favorite shots from this location that were taken in previous years. My price currently for this location is $120 for 8 edited images. Please email me at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com Enjoy!! Thanks as always for stopping and checking out my site!

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If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

 

 

Children's session in sunflowers....

Hi everyone!  I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday. I found some time this evening to catch up on some blogging and am so excited to share these images that were taken in a sunflower field. Summer is such a fun time and finding a field of sunflowers a few months ago made my heart very happy! Elizabeth met me one evening in August with her kiddos and we had a great time. These were taken near Route 83 in Manchester, PA. Please enjoy this mini session in York PA! 

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My 85 mm lens was perfect for the style that I wanted.

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Big brother kissed sister and then he thought it was gross, haha!

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Just walking little sister like a gentleman :)

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A mini session wouldn't be complete without Mom jumping in and having some fun, hehe!

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Thank you for viewing my pictures!! I love visitors!

Thank you so much for meeting me Elizabeth!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

Fall Session {Children's session}

Hi all! Is everyone excited that fall is here? The weather just got cooler and I am dying to get out again and photograph some families! I took my kids to a farm nearby in York PA and just wanted to share some images briefly with you guys.... I think these images showcase how pretty it is there. Back in August these were taken when I was thinking ahead to the fall promotions for children and family sessions. Of course my kids are always happy participants and so sweet. Sessions at this location will be $200 for the sitting fee also which includes 18 fully retouched digital files.

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If you or anyone you know would like a session at this spot, please email me! Spots are very limited.

Family Session {Wrightsville, PA}

I always jump at the chance to photograph this family! Becca is my closest friend and very easy to work with. We set up this family session because she really wanted to be in some photos with her children. This was perfect since I love photographing Mothers with their little ones. When discussing the location together, Becca asked me if I knew of place with sunflowers. I discovered that Lehman Feed Store in Wrightsville had a small patch of sunflowers. I am told in September they will have more of these flowers so I plan on going back to the farm should anyone wish to have their fall pictures taken in this setting. It's a family owned property so they just ask that if you want to take pictures there, please call ahead and inform them of the day and time. 

I love this set of images so much.  Between the white dresses and dreamy golden tones from the light and corn, I just find these photos to be so breathtaking!

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My favorite image! Mama is so happy!

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Mother - daughter photos are special. I think it looks even more stunning when the ladies are wearing pretty dresses!

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I need more dreamy Mommy - daughter images like this! Love it.

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Thank you for stopping by to view this family session! Becca, thank you so much for meeting me!!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

Little Girl Balloon Session {York PA}

Hey there! Thanks for coming back to check out the blog! Today I would like to show you some images of my latest children's mini session. You may recognize the model in the pictures as well! These were taken downtown in York on Market Street. I got the idea to use a balloon from some friends in the business & then remembered that Sophia had a dress just sitting in her closet waiting to be worn. New dress + balloon= Perfection, haha!  I was determined to make this happen. And did you know that these huge balloons can be purchased from Party City? 

Sophia will be seven years old in October. It seems like these seven years have flown by & one day I will miss how she talked about the Tooth Fairy and Santa. I was teaching her how to ride a bike this summer and was awesome! Sophia loves everyone. She is so kind and happy. I am proud that these pictures display her personality. I'll always have these to help me remember her childhood. 

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She's hilarious! Look at how much bigger the balloon is compared to her head!

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Favorites right here!

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If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York and Lancaster PA.

Lifestyle Newborn Session {York, PA}

Hello and happy Wednesday! We're half-way to the weekend! I wanted to get caught up on blogging so this morning I started working on a few things before we enjoy this wonderful weather outside. I have some pretty sweet images to show you all, and as always, it's fun and exciting to share a recent session that I have shot. I've been getting a few babies this month so I love to show Moms and Dads all of the edited images that I take of their brand new babies. Newborns change so fast and parents like to have the memories of those first two weeks and I love taking pictures for them!

Usually I shoot family and children's portraits in York, Pa, so having a newborn or two this month makes is pretty fun. Not too long ago, I was at the hospital for this family's Fresh 48 session and that can be found Here! Please enjoy this Lifestyle Newborn Session in York, PA.

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This Daddy was a pro! So much love right here for his baby girl!

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Pretty much the cutest family photo EVER!

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See? He loves his girl. So cute!

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Mommy is so loving.. I love this.

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Might be my favorite shot from this whole session!

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I hope you enjoyed looking at these! Thank you so much Danielle & Seth for having me visit! I loved providing these for you guys.

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

Fresh 48 {York, PA}

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by!! I have some special photos to show you all! Last week I met a sweet family of three at the hospital for a Fresh 48 session. Baby Sarah was two days old at the time and oh so itty bitty! Mom & Dad are smitten and so very much in love with this little bundle. I was honored to capture some portraits of them and will be traveling to their home in a couple days for their Lifestyle Newborn session as well. Please enjoy this Fresh 48 session in York, PA. 

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Daddy was as proud as could be!

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THANK YOU again for stopping by! 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also find up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

Memorial Day

Hey guys! I just have some fun pictures to share from Memorial Day. Nothing special but I need to keep practicing. Getting sharp pictures with my 85mm is not easy but worth the work if I get great results because provides such creamy bokeh. In the close up images here,  I used my 35mm and it's always super sharp. Luckily for me, my kiddos are always available as my models. Sophia is a pro at getting her picture taken. I've trained her to give me nice smiles and not goofy ones, LOL.

 Every park in York Haven has these rocks which people have painted their art on and Soph loved looking at them. I let her play with the rocks because she's so high energy and very interested in learning and if there is one thing I have learned in 6 1/2 years of parenting, it's that she will drive me crazy unless I embrace her fun personality, haha. I wanted to let her bring the heart rock home but felt bad about someone seeing it go missing so we left it there. Mr. Ryan slept the entire time I took pictures of his sister so I grabbed him before bedtime and gave him a cupcake (see why he's in our backyard for his photo, lol!)

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THANK YOU again for stopping by! 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

 

 

 

Spring Mother's Day Session {York, PA}

Hi again! I have a lovely spring session to show you all! I love sessions where there is a focus on the Mom and her babies so we decided to let Michelle and her children have all the fun while Dad could take a break from getting his picture taken. Pennsylvania is really pretty in the spring and I centered most of the session around a tree that was blooming at the time. John Rudy Park has nice spots for pictures and I was lucky to have some golden light. Please enjoy this Mother's Day session in York PA!

I saved my favorite image for last. Miss. Skyelar is so pretty!

THANK YOU again for stopping by! 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

 

Newborn Baby- Lifestyle {York, PA}

Hello and welcome back to my blog!! I hope everyone is starting to see the nice spring weather that we have been enjoying.  It is always exciting to finish editing a session. I have several photos from my most recent meeting with a client watermarked and ready to go. I am a baby, children and family photographer in York and while I primarily shoot my sessions outside in natural light, it was a nice change to meet a family in their home. Tina asked if I would take her baby's newborn pictures and of course I agreed! This session took place in Tina's bedroom where there was plenty of natural light for me to work with. I love that the family shots have a lifestyle feel to them. The baby was 10 days old when I met with the family & big sister was also a great addition to many of the pictures! Enjoy!!

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Mom told her that everyone comments on his hair! 

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I love this shot so much. The light and connection is just perfection!

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Big sister was a sweetie and just posed perfectly for me!

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THANK YOU again for stopping by! 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

A new home for us!

Happy Monday to you all!! I am visiting my website today to share images of my children in our new home. We moved to York Haven one month ago. It's been a little overwhelming for me because I love routine but a set schedule is out the window when you are unpacking and have a life to live. However, today I feel like I'm finally at a place that I can sit down and type some things out and know that our kids don't need me (at the moment) and my housework is caught up for a second!

Our 6 year old, Sophia, attends a new school and we are all just so happy about it! She has always been smart and is blessed with beauty (I always think anyway). Sophia was attending a city school before and the class size at her old school was high. There were also so many kids, all at different levels. I remember when I subbed Kindergarten how stressful it was when I didn't know the routine so I'm sure her teacher had to be very vigilant about schedules and rules to maintain a peaceful learning environment. We are all so happy to see Sophia love her new school though. She gets up every morning in such a great mood. She still talks about her old friends though so that makes me a little sad. Ryan our youngest still attends preschool twice a week and as always, still maintains his status as my cute wild little man who is a Mama's boy through and through.

I am taking a few clients per month and plan on being busy in the spring. I am still in driving distance to John Rudy Park! Justin is working in Dover and loves his job as a Quality Engineer. 

These images won't win me any awards or anything but they were kind of fun to take. First I must include a photo which was taken in York from one day in January when we got some snow. The rest are from our new house. I have a prettier house now so I will be taking advantage of it and my kids don't mind at all.

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I believe what happened here went something like, he pooped and needed a bath and the light in the kitchen was pretty...........Ryan hated it, ha!

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He really thinks he's big stuff....ha.

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I wanted to play with the light with this one and thought it looked pretty cool!

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I have Princess and Tinkerbell things on Sophia's side of the room.

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Ryan woke up and was still a little sleepy. If I remember correctly, he wasn't feeling good that day,

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Soph loves to write. She'd write things out all day I think if she could.

Baby loves to sleep in my bed.

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Ryan loves to laugh

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We had maybe two feet of snow one week ago.

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Children's portraits in the home setting {in York, PA}

Hello! I wanted to share a couple pictures that I found on my computer. From time to time, I go through my files and try to delete some that are terrible, whether they are blurry, out of focus or poorly exposed. Occasionally I will find some images that, for one reason or another, I did not edit or thought they just did not turn out. I'm glad I found these. It really makes me appreciate the summer light. It's winter now and very rarely do I find such strong light hit this side of my house. The month that these were taken was September 2015. Ryan was such a tiny squishy little baby. It makes me remember once again why I'm obsessed with babies. Because the time in which they are so little will not last long and in a second they are toddlers and loose that baby chub. Sophia had such a round little face, and I miss that. So, Enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!! 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

December {in York, PA}

Hello! I hope that everyone is having a good start to the year. I know that December is in the past but I absolutely have to show some photos of my family from December and somehow I am just now getting around to blogging these. I will blame it on the endless sickness we have had, but we're getting better! Let me begin with a few before photos that I took before Christmas....

When I was thinking about our Christmas cards, I thought it would be nice to have a portrait of Sophia on the card. I had an idea to drive down Market Street in the City of York and attempt something with the huge Christmas tree right there at the square as my backdrop. Finding adequate parking was tricky because I didn't want us to have to walk very far in the cold. Getting a photo that I consider a keeper was also very difficult because I had to move Sophia around a lot before I felt like I was going to get something with nice composition and it was so cold! Most street photography is done with a long lens to help the background look blurry. Here I was using my 85mm lens. I love it! And most of all my beautiful daughter is the perfect model!

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You all know I love a good portrait of my two kids together. I used this one on our Christmas cards as well.

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On Christmas Eve we went to the square in Hanover to see Santa. Seeing Santa might have been free to the public but we earned it because of how cold it was that night! Our kids just kept waiting for the line to keep moving and eventually we got to the beginning of the line after about 50 minutes. Oh and also I have to say that because it was night time, these photos are very noisy. I do not use flash.

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They had huge cannons which provided for some climbing while we waited, and waited......

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And then we got to the cabin where Santa was and naturally Ryan wanted nothing to do with him until he bribed Ryan with some snacks...haha

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Um, Dad, can you come get me?

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We told her to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas, ha.

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There they are, so happy!

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On Christmas Day, we stayed home. It was nice and relaxing to do things when we wanted to with no particular schedule. I dressed Sophia and Ryan up and they were so patient with me as I made my coffee and grabbed my camera. 

Sophia LOVED her Our Generation girl doll from Target. She was elated and so surprised!

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My Mom got them the 'Finding Dory' DVD & I got Ryan a little baby doll.

Ryan got a Nerf gun. Of course he loved it!

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Soph loved the Barbie and horse that she opened.

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Since Ryan loves to hit things, I thought it would be a good idea to get him a tool set. ha!

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My sister Bre and her boyfriend Zach got them pets. Yes, pretend pets, not the real thing, thank goodness, lol!

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Some sweet happy kids on Christmas :)

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I loved the turkey we made. It tasted so delish. YUM!

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If you made it to the end THANK YOU! I know my post had lots and lots of pictures to look at. If you or anyone you know would like to hire a baby, child or family photographer, my contact email address is: bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com

Griffin Family- Fall Session in York, Pa

Hi All! Today I wanted to catch up on blogging because I am little behind. I hope everyone had a great Holiday! I want to blog all of my own Christmas pictures soon....I should do that before the New Year, right? We'll see if I have time for that, LOL! But really, it is hard to sit and write and not be distracted.

So today I am showing everyone the pictures that I took at Allison and Andrew's family session. I have taken pictures for the Griffin family for two years! I appreciate their loyalty to my business and it's nice to hear how much Allison loves my pictures! This session was special because we met at a farm near York, Pa, and it looked incredible! Let me start with Allison's favorite photo of her family

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I LOVE when Dads have their picture taken with their kids because it's so special!

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Mommy's and their kids are my favorite thing!

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So, this is one of my favorite Mom and children poses now, hehe. 

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Logan and Lacey are so close and I thought this shot of them talking & hanging out was so sweet!

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You two are cute together, Allison and Andrew!

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This is my favorite family shot of the Griffin family!

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Thank you for looking! And thank you Andrew & Allison for letting me capture you guys!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

You can also view up to date posts on my FACEBOOK page!

*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

Family session {at Stillmeadow Park in York, PA}

Today I have a few photos to show you all from a family session that I had several weeks ago. I photographed The Boyer family one lovely fall evening in September. Becky is a photographer as well, so I was pretty pleased that she hired me. As a family and children photographer, typically when a client books a date with me, I start thinking about the location weeks prior to the shoot. Finding the perfect spot for my photoshoots prepares me to best fit the family's needs and match the images to my brand. After I considered various parks in the area, I ended up shooting their session at one of my favorite spots- Stillmeadow Park in York, Pennsylvania. Here are a few images from that lovely fall evening during golden hour! The first pose was set up at the adorable bridge. The walking trail runs right through it!

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I love a good black and white! I'm pretty picky about my conversions but the light provided gorgeous contrast which is so necessary for a black and white image.

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I loved the long shadows in this one!

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I hope you love your images guys! Your Holiday cards will look lovely!

 

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

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*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA

Lacey turns three! {Birthday photos at Stillmeadow Park, York PA}

Happy Monday, everyone!! I photographed Lacey this summer for her birthday- she turned three in August! Talk about a big girl!! Lacey nailed every pose that we tried at our birthday mini session and is quickly getting used to being behind the lens! Our birthday session took place at one of my favorite parks in York, Pennsylvania. I use this park a lot for my children and family sessions and I just love it for it's beautiful scenery and lighting. For this session with Lacey, I provided some balloons, and Allison (Lacey's Mommy), brought the tee shirt with the number "3"  on it for Lacey to wear. 

Lacey is so cute and I love having her as a model for Bonnets & Bow Ties Photography! She was my model once before when we met at a Wildflower field in Lititz, PA; I still have people visit my blog and view those sessions and mention how pretty the flowers look. You can view Lacey's Wildflower field session here. Last summer I photographed Allison's family for their family portraits, and they will be meeting me again for their Fall pictures when the leaves turn into their rich Autumn colors! I cannot wait to work with the Griffin Family again!

Let me show you a few shots from the birthday session.

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Haha, it's like she's proclaiming to the world that she is THREE!

I am three!

"So what if I am three??" Ha!!

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This is Allison's favorite photo of the session. Can you see why?? LOVE!

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That is all of them! Mini sessions are perfect for one or two children. If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

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Two adorable siblings- mini photoshoot in York, PA- at Stillmeadow Park

Hi Ya'll! I feel like it's been several weeks since I blogged. Life has gotten in the way of letting me sit and get some work done... can anyone relate to that? LOL. Today I'm showing you images that I took of just a quick mini session with my own children a few days ago in York, Pa. I take so many photos of them- like you have no idea. When I have some down time from my business, I practice on my kids. My husband complains about the number of pictures which I take it because it takes up so much computer storage, but all that to say, if you feel like you see pictures of my kids of Facebook a lot, just remember that I have more that I don't show anyone just sitting on my computer hard drive, haha. I will hopefully post a few from the York Fair, if I ever get around to finishing those edits....someday...

So I feel like getting a little emotional in my post today because as you know, I do take lots and lots of pictures. People ask me all the time, "how do you get them to cooperate?" "how do you get them to smile?" "where do you buy their clothes?" And I know sometimes they are thinking in their heads, "Wow, these picture must look like that because you have a nice camera"- not true- all my cameras have been several years old. When I bought my first camera four years ago I had no clue as to what to do with it. My oldest certainly did not appreciate getting her photo taken on a daily basis. I have just developed an appreciation for the art over the years and made this profession of mine really like my job, because it is like- my job! We don't have the nicest house, or car, but I decided a long time ago that when we do someday get a nice house, I will have beautiful art to display and this hobby and job of mine is what makes me happy. I enjoy taking my camera with me as we go on walks. I love sunsets! I love photography. I love all of the technical aspects of making a beautiful pictures. I don't have a lot of childhood memories with my parents and I strongly feel that because I don't have lots and lots of memories to draw on, that want to capture all the memories with own children. I, as their mother, want to remember their tiny faces and hands and smiles...and if I keep typing all this sappy stuff I'll end up crying. So. as I was saying- about our own pictures- I LOVE looking for clothing options for the kids. Doing our own family photos has really become kind of exciting to me because I like coordinating the clothes and looking for gorgeous light. As a family it is kind of what we do on a typical evening.  

Anyway, moving along- I have just a few of Sophia and Ryan to show you. These kids are so special to me. We all have our own family issues but I tell ya, seeing these smiles definitely puts me in a great mood because I remember everything about the photo shoot.

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Prior to this shot, I was asking them to look at me and smile, and Sophia was so serious, as opposed to Ryan who basically smiles the entire time unless he is trying to run away! To help them, I just asked Soph to talk to him. He was so excited about something he saw over in the trees. I loved the moment I captured because I remember that she was trying to tell him something funny.

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And Sophia- who told her to grow up?

Mr. Ryan I adore you. Seriously.

And that's it, guys!

If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I can be contacted HERE or at bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com 

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*Angela is a natural light photographer who specializes in babies, children and family photography in York, PA*