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.


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!


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 

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*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!

Portraits at Farquar Park
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!!

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*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

My sweet, tired baby!

Guys, I've been away and busy, but I am back at blogging everything (almost everything) that I shoot. There will be some things that I will keep from my blog, but I am hoping to post my personal images and Client images here. I have exciting things planned for this summer for my business! Here a couple images of our toddler, Ryan, who fell asleep one day last week on our couch. I love that he is starting to get loose curls on his head!

If you or anyone that you know is interested in hiring a photographer for children's photos and photos of their families in York, Pa, just use the Book a Session feature at the top of my website! Surely we will start to get warmer weather and I will be able to take on some family sessions!

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Family trip to Barefoot Farms

Last week my family went to Barefoot Farms, in Dover, Pa. It was a nice ride, kind of outside of York, but still within enough distance that we weren't driving all over the county or anything crazy! It seems like the farm is tucked away nicely from busy roads and streets, and from our family living so close to urban communities, I do forget how beautiful PA is in the summer! We arrived there and quickly realized that there was a storm coming, but still were able to pick strawberries, eat some ice cream, stand in front of the enormous fan and let the kids stick their heads in the giant strawberry figures. I loved the country atmosphere; it was almost tempting to sit on the porch swing along with Sophia, but I was not sure whether we were technically even allowed on their porch! I loved the house though, because it reminded me of a bed and breakfast. They sell herbs from their garden and have U pick gardens for strawberries and raspberries. Here are some fun pictures from our day!

Sophia's face when picking the strawberries :)

I loved the sky that day when the storm was nearing us.....

I am a sucker for close ups and little details!

I got so many pictures of her and this fan. She didn't know what to do with it at first. I guess it was just so much bigger than she was, and she hadn't gotten close to a fan so enormous before. I am sure she was wondering why water was leaking from it! After some convincing from myself, she got used to it and played with it and got very wet. 

Annnd then there was an ice cream and sandwich stand! Heaven! Can I discuss vanilla ice cream sundae, topped with strawberries? If I don't order something with chocolate, you better believe, I will be ordering something with fruit on it! Daddy got mint chocolate chip and Soph got a chocolate sundae.

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Also- the adorable signs were so fun!

How cute is she on that bench?

one fun photo to end the post ;)

family photography at Barefoot Farms