Sunday, February 15, 2009

Celebrating Milestones :: Smiling Sisters

I think I must have the best friends in the world. Really. Tiffany is a dear, dear of mine and she had a great idea to capture a special time in her daughters' the past week they each lost a tooth (or two) and she wanted to capture the moment with a photo session. Now, to be fair, the oldest lost two BOTTOM teeth, so the images below only show their pretty smiles, but I checked and yep~ there are two big gaps on the bottom row! I like Tiff's idea so much that I will soon be offering "Capturing Milestones" mini-sessions to highlight those unique times in a child's life that seem to pass by so quickly~ please email me for more info! and here are a few of my faves from our mini-session today:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Baby Portrait Session :: Cute As Cute Can Be

I am so excited for this post~ This little girl's mommy and I have been close friends since we were in grade school together (which really kind-of-freaks-me-out since my daughter is now in the same grade as when Alissa and I first met.) Alissa & her husband Mike live in Chicago and she brought her adorable baby girl back to the Palmyra area this week to visit family and friends. This cutie has the BEST expressions for a three month old... the ones I posted here definitely show her sweet side but I have been cracking up all afternoon at some hilarious expressions this girl gave today... I may just have to post some of those another time! Enjoy!


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Michelle Miller allowed me to link to her brilliant post about the art of photographing ... I simply cannot say it better myself! Click HERE to read the post.

Giving Back~ Organizations supported by Circle of Life Photography

In giving back, Circle of Life Photography's main goal is to help those experiencing extreme poverty and nourishing them with food, shelter and spiritual guidance. Education is a big part of helping people learn how to help themselves and change the downward spiral of poverty for a better future for themselves and their children. Locally, a more tangible way of giving back is through using my photography gifts to serve others who are experiencing crisis (see NILMDTS and Pillows of Love.)

Compassion International~ Haiti's Child Survival Project

In 2011-12, Circle of Life Photography makes a monthly $30 donation to the non-profit organization, Compassion International, whose goal is to change Haiti through the rescue, nuture and discipling of children during the critical early childhood years.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by the grief and pain of the death of their newborn or infant. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. I am an active NILMDTS volunteer photographer for Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster Women & Babies Hospital.

Joni & Friends Family Retreat

I am honored to be a volunteer photographer at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat in the Poconos (Spruce Lake Retreat) for a week each summer (click here for past blog post.) Joni & Friends seeks to serve as a ministry of outreach to people with disabilities and their families across the US and around the world. Families from around the country attend Family Retreats seeking relaxation, encouragement and a time to strengthen their family.