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Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, PA
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, 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
Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, 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
Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, 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
Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, 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 ...

The Buttorff's: Sunset, Cherryblossoms, and Family Portraits in Mifflinburg, PA
Monday, August 20, 2018
Where Does Milk Come From? - Mapes View Dairy Farm - New Berlin, PA

Tama and Jason's family session at sunset, on the grounds of Gypsy Pines Photography in Mifflinburg, PA was absolutely breathtaking. Their last portraits were when they married, so it has been several years, and they decided it was time to add to their collection for when they share their family story.  When Tama and I first sat down and talked about portraits, the idea was to create a fun wall series of Leila somewhere in the home, and to do images of Tama for her Yoga Instruction with Inspire Yoga and Massage Studio.   Walking through the Buttorff's home with her, picturing their final renovations and placement of the few wall decorations they had in mind, we both looked at ...