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PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA
Wednesday, July 03, 2019
PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA

PACFI, Lungs for Logan, Chili Cook-off, Mandy's Miracle, if you have ever spent any time around the Susquehanna Valley of Central Pennsylvania there is a good chance you have seen, heard or attended one of these events, supporting Cystic Fibrosis. The outpouring of support the small communities within the Valley provide for each other is outstanding. February 2019 marked the 30th Annual Chili Cook-off and Auction for the Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc.  The Mifflinburg Hotel and Scarlet D Tavern opened its doors for another amazing event.  Businesses from all over Pennsylvania, along with several members of the community provided items for the auction.  Each year, the ...

Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, PA
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA

In the hot and sticky Pennsylvania summer of 2018, I was lucky enough to meet the Mapes family and photograph their beautiful daughter, Jen Mapes, for a family session at their multi-generational farm.  This place is gorgeous. Football fields worth of corn and hay stalks for the soft, brown, doe-eyed cows to gnaw away at all winter long.  Rolling hills overlooking other farms across the Susquehanna Valley. An apple orchard the family watched her brother’s wedding in, behind a crest overlooking their parent’s brick farmhouse and several barns and grazing fields for their 100+ prize winning Swiss Dairy Cows.  I was in love….and there were BABY ...

A Christmas Card Proposal - Mifflinburg, PA - Family Photographer
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA

Michelle (yes, me) and her red hot lova, aka, Ronny D, needed some shots for their holiday cards.  Thinking about all the places they visited in Pennsylvania, they knew R.B. Winter State Park in Mifflinburg, PA, was the place of charm and perfection - with the beautiful greens and browns of the different vegetation, the streaks of light breaking through the forest cover, the clear cool water of the streams running under the small bridges and next to trails - to share with all their loved ones.  It was a beautiful day, love filled the air, everything went smoothly and exactly as planned and prepared for with the equipment…. but really Ron is not much of a picture ...

A Field, Farm, and Family Fun - New Berlin, PA - Family Photographer
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA

Jen, Matt, Wyatt and Peyton spent a warm and cheerful sunset with me at the Mapes View Dairy Farm in New Berlin, PA for some spirited and family centered pictures to update their family tree.  From the warm and golden toned sunset, to the bright green of the corn-field, all the way to through to the firefly lit night and sparkler handed kids, the farm land family photos are something I will never forget. With their busy farm life schedule, fairs, home renovations, and co-parenting the kiddos with their mom, family photos have been one of the last things on anyone's mind.  When opportunity for photos fell in their laps, and Jen pounced. New photos would be the perfect accents ...

Cherishing the Mother & Daughter Moments - Mifflinburg, PA - Family Photographer
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
PACFI 2019 Chili Cook-off and Auction, Mifflinburg,PA

The early evening, mother and daughter session I did with Nicole and Orianna on the grounds of Gypsy Pines Photography in Mifflinburg, PA was so touching and heart-warming.  With sunset approaching, and rays of light adding a glow to their skin and shine to their smiles, there was an adorable loving connection between this mother and her growing toddler which will be hard to match.  They came fully prepared for everyone to know they were a cute little duo with matching nail-polish, jewelry, and even color-coordinated dresses! Having a blended family, Nicole and her late husband gathered all the children up for the holidays to have portraits done a few years ago.  Since ...