I had the pleasure of working with Shayla of The Teenage Woman on a shoot this summer. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and sharing some selections from the shoot has been long overdue. On her blog, Shayla created a mini-publication with some of the photos, which you can check out here.


Tammy contacted me because she needed some photos as a music major and performer. Some cool things about this session: 1) We found out we had a bunch of mutual friends. 2) She has A+ style. 3) She's so good in front of the camera, which is even more impressive considering this is her first photoshoot. Enjoy these with music!

christmas eve

It was 70 degrees today so I went outside and did some test shots of my sister with my new camera. She's one of my favorite models; she'll twirl and always look good while doing it. 


This was a senior shoot with Elizabeth last month. I've known Elizabeth for awhile now; our family used to come to Pittsburgh every so often to visit her family, though neither of us probably has a great recollection of those trips. 

Her family has a great old house in Oakland with fantastic window seats and fireplaces that have me wanting to come back to shoot some more photos. We had a great time trying out a variety of locations, though we were also at the mercy of the lighting because it got dark so quickly. 

mini east coast canada tour: in a kingdom by the sea

I'm calling this series "mini east coast canada tour" even though technically I'm planning to eventually include some photos from Arcadia, Maine, as well. A few weeks ago, my family and I went on a ten-day trip during which we drove up to Portland, Maine, took the ferry to Yarmouth and the Arcadian Shores in Nova Scotia, drove to Halifax, and then went over to New Brunswick before stopping in Arcadia National Park on our way back to Pennsylvania. 

Some things I noticed about this part of Canada:

  1. There is fog everywhere, every morning, without fail. I loved it; others might disagree with me. 
  2. So much French!!! Bilingual road signs!!! Bilingual museum plaques!!! Little kids jabbering away in French!!!
  3. Everything looked like it came out of a vintage pastel postcard. Scroll down. Cottages everywhere.

Interestingly, I think the photos I took on my phone are a lot better than the ones I took on my camera, so I may decide to post those next week.