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 

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

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!

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"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 

You can also 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*

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 

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*

 

Two sisters and their tea set!

Good afternoon and thank you for stopping by! Today I have a special session to show you. This was my first themed shoot and it was a lot of fun to once again work with my friend Chrissie. She asked me if we could have a session just with her daughters together! Grace is the big sister and Savannah just turned one in July. I know Chrissie and her family from the Mom's group she and I are both in- MOMS Club of York! 

The theme of this photo shoot was a tea party, complete with a vintage quilt for Chrissie's girls to sit on and a lovely pink tea set. She purchased those adorable dresses to coordinate with the set up. I just love these images and was excited to try something unique. This first picture is so perfect; Grace sipping her tea and Savannah looking so sweet. Following the first image you will get to see Grace pour her tea. So cute! 

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And of course, who could resist snapping one when they were looking at their Mama. I loved this one!

I thought this one was perfect because they were looking my direction.

Savannah looked so adorable as always so I photographed her for a bit.

After tea time was finished, we set up under a willow tree. Perfection!!

I always try to provide parents with some children's portraits in their gallery. I thought these were lovely!

    There you have it! Some lovely images for Mom & Dad! 

Thank you for booking with me Chrissie!

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*

Kerry- Headshot session in York, Pennsylvania, at Farquar Park

Today I am so excited to show you some head shots that I took a few weeks ago! I specialize in photographing children and families, but this session was a bit different, in a good way! Several weeks ago my family met up with a pretty gal named Kerry! Kerry is one of my husband's (many) cousins! She and her husband Tom were visiting their families last month so they were up north for a little bit when she asked us if we could meet her for lunch. The day of our lunch date I took Kerry to a park where I did some head shots of her. It was fun! I am always thinking of ways to improve my techniques and really wanted to work with an adult (they won't run away like kids will, Haha!) This was a good opportunity to work one on one with a client and nail down some lighting and posing techniques. 

For the photo shoot we went to Farquar Park in York city and the weather was so amazing. It wasn't long before I saw some nice light and stood Kerry in those spots. I think she and I were pretty happy with our arrangement, too, and as you can tell by the photos, Kerry is super sweet and adorable! I think that I captured her spirit fairly well It's quite obvious she's just perfect and loves the camera!

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Portraits at Farquar Park

The park has this nice stone wall and I thought it would look really cute to as a spot for Kerry to sit.

Thank you so much for your time, Kerry! And if you're ever in need of updated pictures, send me a message! It was great seeing that day and we hope you visit again!!

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

You can also 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*

Meet Katie: Two year old girl session- York, PA Children's Photographer at a Wildflower field

We are getting packed for the beach so I am working a little bit today on some things before we head out to the ocean in the morning. It sure does seem like there are so many things that need to be done but I'm devoted to my work and fortunately for me, I get to once again revisit these adorable pictures. Not a bad gig for me, right? Today I have a set of gorgeous images from a shoot that I did in July to show you all! This summer I did a series of sessions at The Wildflower field in Lititz PA, and while I typically meet clients in York, Pennsylvania, I will from time to time travel to locations such as this fabulous place if they are within reasonable driving distance! One of the clients who met me at this flower field last month was my friend Sarah! She and I met through MOMS Club of York, here in our town. My post today is featuring Sarah's little girl, Katie. Katie is two years old, and growing so fast just like her big brothers, Hunter and Ryan! It's exciting to be able to provide these images for Sarah.

I present to you, Miss. Katie! I always try to include one close up portrait of my clients! I think we nailed it!

I think she loved the flowers; It was obvious to all of us! Haha!

I knew that as soon as I edited the photo below, it would be added to the gallery of images on my website. How stunning!! You just cannot recreate this shot!

I will always take the opportunity to take a portrait in front of a sunset!! And it warms my heart that Katie is so happy. I absolutely LOVE this! We kept making her giggle! What a beautiful photo to add to her Mommy's gallery.

Well I hope that you loved my pictures today and will stop back to see my future posts! I had a blast working with Sarah and her family! If you would like more information about scheduling a session with me, I'd be more than happy to reply to your message which you can send through my CONTACT/ BOOK A SESSION page. Mini sessions begin at $125 + tax and full sessions for families begin at $250!  There is a $10% coupon applied for returning clients for full one hour sessions, booked by September. Thank you for stopping by!! ~ Angela

Golden hour children's session in a flower field- Lititz, PA

Golden hour children's session

 

When you see a stunning location such as this field in Lititz, PA, you want to tell everyone about it! If you are photographer or just someone with an artistic eye, chances are good that you will fall in love with this spot. Lots of people heard about this Lancaster County gem because whenever we went to it, tons of people were there! While I typically meet my clients in York, PA, I was anxious to take as many pictures at this field as I could. Lancaster County is truly just amazing!! I am so pleased to show you some images today that I took when the flowers were still blooming. Since I went there so much to photograph my children, don't miss the blog posts below as well, where I have them featured :) Any time I get to promote my beautiful babies, I will! 

I went to the Wildflower field at least six times and each time I went, I just felt like there were so many artistic opportunities, so with that in mind, I opened my schedule to accept some models. Children are my favorite subjects, so when Allison offered to let me photograph her daughter, Lacey, I was just so thrilled for the chance make some gorgeous images! It's just so dreamy and perfect there! Add a beautiful subject along with the golden light and flowers and you have a recipe for stunning photos. Lacey is going to be three this month and I know her Mommy through York's chapter of MOMS Club of York. And this isn't the first time I've had Lacey in front of my lens! Last year Allison hired me to photograph her family. We had our session at Stillmeadow Park in York, PA. One shot from that session which I adore is with Lacey and her Daddy :)

Now on to all the dreamy pictures that I took of Lacey, haha! I know I talk too much! Writing all of this out actually takes longer to type than loading the images on my website images does. Take a look at Princess Lacey!

 

Lacey loved running through the flowers!

If possible, I always ask Mom or Dad to jump in for a shot. Here is Princess Lacey and her Mommy :)

Family photography york pa

A huge THANK YOU to Allison and Lacey for making the trip to Lititz, PA for these amazing shots. This whole session was PERFECT! Everything that I love! If you would like to contact me about a session, please don't hesitate as I have limited availability. I love photographing babies, children and their families. Mini Sessions start at $125 + tax and full sessions for whole families start at $250 + tax. 

Baby Ryan

A Mini Session with our little boy at a farm in Lititz, PA

It seems like this year is going so fast and to be honest, I'm not really liking the speed at which our weeks are flying by! They say when you have little ones at home that the days are long but the years go by very fast but I feel like our weeks have been so packed that everything is just speeding up. I guess that means we're all having fun, or something like that? Ha. I will be sending Sophia, our oldest, to Kindergarten before I know it and with that in mind, I think I'm a little stressed about getting all our activities in before the fall season makes it's appearance. Having Sophia in school will definitely be a huge change for everyone here but we hope to make the most of it! So back to our Ryan boy. It feels like not long ago he was just a baby and now that he's a toddler, I'm certainly getting nostalgic about certain things that I know I cannot get back. However, one of the more enjoyable things to see with Ryan and most little kids is watching their personality flourish. Here's a photo that I took last March, 2015, so he would have been 5 months old and able to sit up for short periods of time. So chubby, right? haha! This was taken in our York, PA home.

Ryan is now 21 months old and I decided that since we were at the Wildflowers so often, it might be a good time to snap some pictures of him, because, why not? He is definitely photogenic and a happy guy!

He thinks every flower has dandelion puffs on it. So cute!

I mean, gosh, can we say handsome! What a scrunchy little face.

If you or anyone you know is looking for a photographer in the York, Pa area, I have a contact tab at the top. My phone number is 717-283-5751 and direct email is bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com. I love working with babies, children and their families and would love to chat with you if your family wants some photographs to have as keepsakes! I look forward to hearing from you :)

 

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

The Wildflowers

Good Morning! I hope everyone is having a great Friday. I'm busy this summer with activities for my kids and my business is getting busy! It's a good summer to have things to do! Photographers are always searching for locations and I have found the golden ticket! This is basically my dream place to shoot! My kids have come to this magical place several times and I've photographed some awesome clients as well. Child photography is so much fun for me and this location makes things so pretty. It's not too far from York, Pa either, if you are interested in a Wildflower session, it's best to book one with me before they start to wilt. The flowers look okay right now, at the moment but I would schedule a session as soon as you can, if you are interested in meeting me! 

The nice part about this field is that right around sunset, sometimes the sun hits the horizon and makes things even more perfect! See in the first photo how the sun was setting right at the top of the frame? LOVE it!! I could probably stare at the photo below all day. I'm getting a huge canvas for my house. It truly is a dream come true as a photographer and artist when everything you want in a photo happens just perfectly!

Something that I specialize in is children's portraits. If there are key elements in nature, it's fun to capture them exploring so I usually give children slight direction and then capture what they see. Sophia couldn't stop staring at the beautiful flowers, and who could blame her!

I just think Sophia is so pretty. I'm happy to have her model for me and she is always a willing participant :) Modeling was my Mama's first job! It runs in the family. Isn't she stunning??

Pink tones are so pretty, even my little guy is surrounded by pink! Look at him in his overalls. He's sweet as sugar, my Ryan guy. 

To end the night, my kiddos were sharing clover. Aren't they so sweet? And that sky was real!

If you or anyone you know is looking for a photographer in the York, Pa area, I have a contact tab at the top. My phone number is 717-283-5751 and direct email is bonnetsandbowtiesphotography@hotmail.com. I love working with babies, children and their families and would love to chat with you if your family wants some photographs to have as keepsakes! I look forward to hearing from you :)

 

 

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