Category Archives: Family

Young and honorable. Studio portrait photo session with Jay.

These shots are from a recent photo shoot with  my assistant Jodi’s ‘honorary’ son, Jay, an E4 Specialist in the Army Reserves, and longtime buddy of her son, Bryan.   Jay signed up specifically to be deployed.  He’s hoping he’ll be sent to Afghanistan.

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Xavier’s first birthday; family portrait session

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We’ve been doing yearly sessions with Sabrina and Nick since their daughter Sienna was born.  (actually before….with her maternity session). Here’s our latest shoot, for their little guy, Xavier’s first birthday.  Sabrina brought along this terrific chalkboard, filled with Xavier’s favorite things! 

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100th Birthday Party. A life worth celebrating.

Of course I was thrilled when Barbara, a local landscape architect, came to me to shoot her mom’s 100th birthday celebration.  But when she began to share the incredible story of her mother’s life, and her experiences in Poland as a young woman, I realized how amazing this milestone truly was. As a young bride in Warsaw, Kazimiera was separated from her husband during the Nazi invasion. Having become a member of the underground Polish Resistance, she was taken to a Gestapo prison and then to a slave labor camp in Germany. She was finally reunited with her husband 7 years later when she arrived here in the U.S., but was never to see her parents again. She and her husband first settled in Haddonfield. They moved to Camden to be part of a then thriving Polish community in the Whitman Park neighborhood, where they raised Barbara and her brother Thomas. Barbara now resides in Camden with her mom,  where she cares for her. And all the while, as Barbara speaks of her mom, her words are woven through with such love and respect, and you get such a sense of how wonderful this woman was, and how much she has meant to her family. Kazimiera’s centennial started with a special benediction at Sacred Heart Church and continued at St. Joseph’s Polish Church with a mass and blessing..Her birthday party, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, was a celebration filled with family and friends, Polish food and music, and great joy.

 

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Now this is family.

Family doesn’t get much closer than this.  Four sisters, all raised in Haddon Township. Their parents, Al and Marge, still live in the town, and they’ve all raised their own kids here. Margie, Marie, Kathy and Ellen…you are part of a truly amazing family.  (and look how great the coral and blue works in these images – gorgeous!)

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Honoring fathers.

Here’s a look back at some of the father’s I’ve been lucky enough to photograph recently.  Seeing them all grouped together like this just makes me smile.

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