Smithville Mansion Maternity Photography | The Hughes Family

Smithville Mansion Maternity Photography | The Hughes Family

How incredibly lucky am I, to not only be able to do what I love, but to also be able to capture such significant moments for the people that mean the most to me!  During a cold, snowy day almost 9 years ago, I captured my cousin Stephanie’s maternity session when she was pregnant with her first son, Mason!  We had so much fun, and she was such a trooper in the snow!  So, of course, when she found out she was pregnant this past fall, while on her honeymoon, it was a no brainer that I would be so lucky to capture this moment in her life, as well! Except, this time, we got to have a sunny summer day for the photos!  And this time, her hubby Matt was a trooper – not because of the weather, but because I know that he is not so fond of getting photos taken.  So, thank you Matt for humoring us and I know you secretly had fun! haha! 🙂

Smithville Mansion Maternity Photography

We searched forever for the perfect location!  She knew she wanted something with some trees/woods but she also wanted something unique.  Not your average, plain session.  After sending lots of locations back and forth, I’m so glad I decided to send her over the Historic Smithville Mansion!  This location is so beautiful and there is no shortage of unique, gorgeous locations throughout the park!  Plus, it was a bit different than her sunrise engagement photos in Cape May and her wedding photos at Kings Mills (shot by our sister company, Love Story Studios).

We can not wait for Baby H to arrive next month!!  He is so lucky to have Steph and Matt as his parents, and Mason will be the BEST big brother!!

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I can not take credit for these last photos. (Besides adjusting the camera settings, and keeping my hand under the camera to make sure it wasn’t dropped, haha)  Mason asked if he could set up the shot, and shoot it himself, so of course I let him! I am such a proud cousin!  He did great!smithville mansion maternity photography

Pregnancy Announcement at Stimpson Tree Farm

Pregnancy Announcement at Stimpson Tree Farm

When Ryan received the text from Rocky that him and Kait wanted to get together for a photo shoot before Christmas, I had a little feeling that it would be because they were pregnant!  Well, about a week prior, my suspicions were confirmed!  We’d be capturing their Pregnancy Announcements!  How lucky are we that we got to be the first people to know? (Well, besides the doctor! haha!)

We’ve been SO incredibly lucky to capture so many memorable moments for these two incredible people! First was when Rocky contacted us to help him set up a beautiful spot for him to propose to Kait in New York City!  Next, we spent a fun afternoon and evening with them in Wildwood for their engagement photos!  And then, one of my favorite days – when they said I DO!  They had a gorgeous wedding day at The Carriage House!

And now this… their greatest adventure YET!  Rocky & Kait, you’re going to be such wonderful parents! We can’t wait to capture and be a part of all of the memories to come!!  <3  Love you guys!!!

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A Lifestyle at Home & Longwood Gardens Maternity Photography | Jessica & Eric

A Lifestyle at Home & Longwood Gardens Maternity Photography | Jessica & Eric

Over the years, being in the Wedding Industry, we come across so many different vendors and so many wonderful people that we get the pleasure of working with side by side. In 2010 we were lucky enough to meet Jess from Your Day Your Way Traveling Hair + Makeup Artistry. We quickly became work friends and loved the chance to get to work weddings together.  But you know how sometimes you feel as if things are just meant to be? Well, that is what it feels like with us!  Over the past 7 years, we’ve gone from being great industry friends to growing our friendship and becoming actual friends. It’s been so much fun being a part of so many of each others milestones, especially the latest one!

We want to welcome Jess and her husband Eric to the wonderful world of being a parent! There really isn’t anything quite like the love that a parent has for their children! We’re so excited that Jess and Eric get to experience that love! Last week, they welcomed their beautiful, perfect, adorable baby girl Mila into this world and we could not be happier for them!

Rewind to a few months ago, when Ryan and I had the pleasure of capturing their maternity session!  We started out at their house so that we could get photos with their other babies, their dogs Chico, Chloe and Cora.  Plus, we were able to get a few in Mila’s nursery! From there, we headed to Longwood Gardens.  Jess and Eric wanted somewhere beautiful with lots of color and flowers. Thank you so much to A Garden Party Florist for Jess’s gorgeous flower crown!   Isn’t her nursery just the cutest?! I could not handle the birch branches on the walls – LOVE! I was in love with the flowy, beautiful maternity dress that Jess got for our Longwood Gardens photos!  The way these two look at one another… Swoon!!!!  Isn’t Jess just the most gorgeous momma-to-be?!   The flower crown was the perfect added touch!

Amanda + Darryl!

Amanda + Darryl!

It was so amazing to receive an email from Amanda this past summer asking us to take more photos for her and Darryl… and this time is was Maternity Photos!  We have LOVED being a part of all different kinds of milestones in their lives and we’ve enjoyed them helping us out with some of ours too!  From their wedding and day after photos to an inspiration shoot and boudoir photos, we’ve loved getting to know them over the past four years!  Nothing could make us happier than to continue our relationship and friendship!  The best part is that they are due with Baby Boy Hunt only 2 weeks before we are due with Baby Girl Garber!  So, hopefully they’ll get to know one another and become friends! 🙂

We had so much fun back in September when we first did their Gender Reveal Photo Shoot!  You can check out an adorable video/photo montage of them finding out here :: Hunt Gender Reveal!

This past weekend, we met up with them again for their actual maternity photos!  We wandered around Downtown Haddonfield and really took advantage of the beautiful morning light and the lack of people on the streets!  I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!  We can’t wait for Baby Boy Hunt to arrive in hopefully less than a month! Fingers crossed for you Amanda! 🙂 Wishing you so much love, luck and an easy delivery!  Cant wait to meet your little stud muffin!! xo

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Abby + Justin!

Abby + Justin!

We’ve loved getting to know Abby and Justin over the past few years! From their engagement and wedding in Cape May to now capturing their baby bump, its been so wonderful watching their love for one another continue to grow!  Since Abby is due in less than a month, we decided to keep their maternity photos closer to home!  So, we went over to the beautiful Swarthmore College for their session!  Cant wait for this little one to arrive!!

Will Baby S be a BOY… or a GIRL?Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0001 No one knows!  But we’re all SO excited to find out!Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0003 Love Abby’s perfect little basketball belly!  My guess is boy! 😉Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0004 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0006 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0008I need a swing like this in my backyard! I love it!!
Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0010 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0011 I really hope Baby S gets Abby’s piercing blue eyes!  You, and your eyes, are absolutely beautiful my dear!Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0013 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0015 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0016 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0018 We’re all SO thrilled for Justin who is now officially an RN!!!  He’s going to be such an amazing Daddy!Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0020 Abby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0021 Congratulations you two!  Boy or girl, this baby is going to be so loved and so spoiled! Cant wait to meet him or her!! xoxoxoAbby-Justin-Swarthmore-College-Maternity-Baby-Bump-Philadelphia-Photographer-0023

Megan + Keith!

Megan + Keith!

Megan and Keith were married on May 17th, 2014 at the beautiful Normandy Farm Hotel <3 A year before that, we shot their engagement photos on June 9th, 2013… Well, its now 2015 and these two lovebirds have their own little baby bird on the way!  We went back to where we shot their engagement photos – Norristown Farm Park – to capture this incredibly special time in their lives!  Megan + Keith, it was so amazing catching up with you both!  You are going to make absolutely amazing parents to Baby Girl Murray!!  Cant wait till next month when she makes her debut!!! <3 Wishing you so much love and luck!!! xoMegan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0001 Keith loves to read to their little baby girl every night!Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0002 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0004 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0005 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0006 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0008 Probably one of the funniest baby books I’ve ever read! <3Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0009 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0010 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0011 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0012 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0013 The sunset was beautiful, much like this gorgeous momma-to-be!!!Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0015 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0016 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0017 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0018 Megan-Keith-Baby-Bump-Norristown-Farm-Park-Maternity-Photography-0020