Then comes Baby Joe part 2|Maternity |Sammi + Tony
Y’all get ready for all the feels
Back in April, Sammi and Tony invited all of their friends and family to Sammi’s parents house to find out the gender of Baby Joe… if you missed that blog you can find it here and if you don’t want to read it… spoiler alert, IT’S A GIRL! Their gender reveal was to the theme “What will she/he Bee?” Get it? A Bee theme. cutest ever and I really think you should just check out the blog anyways.
Sammi took 6 pregnancy tests just to be sure
Baby Joe’s nursery will be pink and floral (umm yea, someone come decorate my bedroom lol )
Her craving are never one specific – sounds like a girl (can’t make up their mind)
Tony’s morning breath has really bothered her since becoming pregnant
The best part about being pregnant is feeling
Maternity Session |Lycoming College
When deciding on a location, Sammi wanted a field of tall grass and well the weather wasn’t having it. Even though I had a backup plan, I really wanted to find some beautiful white pillars to compliment her dress. The ideas had in my head for making her look like a queen needed to be executed in the right location. I asked in a local photographer community where I could find pillars and someone suggested Lycoming college and oh boy, or should I say “oh girl” it was perfect. The day of her session the clouds opened up and let a whole lot of rain came down. BUUUUUUT it was almost like it was perfectly planned because it stopped a few minutes before Sammi’s session. Let me just say, Sammi made those pillars look amazing.
After the beautiful session at Lycoming College we headed downtown to Center City. Stopped at the Brickyard well because they have the pretty sparkling lights and right across the street is a semi-gorgeous fire escape but it has a brick wall… HAHA see what I did there. I only took a couple of shots here because you could definitely tell Sammi was getting tired.
After hanging out in a beautiful alley way, we headed to a roof top about a block away. But it didn’t matter the location I chose, Sammi and Tony straight killed their session. Honestly, I could photograph them every day and it would never get old.
I cannot wait to meet your baby girl and capture the most precious moments in all of your lives. August cannot come fast enough but until enjoy these last few weeks just as two! Love you guys! – Tash
Where can I even begin with this beautiful love story, I’ve known Lonnie for 5 years. Lonnie was referred to me by a friend for engagement pictures with my now husband, Corey. She was the most sweetest person I knew in Williamsport, very insightful and a a life cheerleader. Seriously, she lit a fire under my butt and help me find my way back to photography. Crazy how things come full circle! In the past the past 5 years, I have seen Lonnie grow the courage to leave unhealthy relationships, trust people where trust shouldn’t be given and finally find love where love was 17 years ago. We would stay up to all hours of the night deep in conversation about how he prince would one day come to her rescue and take her away from all the trouble in her life. This year she finally marries her prince and I am so glad I get to witness it first hand.
Where it all began…
Remember when you were in high school and talking to the opposite sex was like the shy thing to do and you really had to muster up the strength to even get an “Hi” out. Well thats how Lonnie felt toward David and vice versa. They both had a high school crush on each other but neither of them could say so. Along came a “friend” and swooped David up right under lonnie and she never got the chance to tell him how she truly felt.
It was fate!
After 17 years apart, David was going through Mr Neufer’s (Lonnie Neufer’s) facebook page and found Lonnie. As Lonnie recalls “He added me and I send him a message, we texted for 9 hours that night and all day the next day.” They had their first date at Hull’s Landing and from that moment on they knew they were meant for each other.
We through around some great location ideas for their engagement session. We went from the idea of a winery, a city theme and a park, the park won. WHY? Oh because its the same park where they will marry each other. As we photographed their love, reminisced about the “good ol’ days” and how amazing their wedding is going to be. With their children by their side, they are set to wed September 8th, 2018
I cannot wait to watch you both say I do in September! – Tash
A few months ago, a friend of mine tagged me in a post. Courtney’s photographer couldn’t shoot her wedding anymore last minute… literally inset sad face. I was absolutely excited to help Courtney with her wedding. Seriously, I couldn’t let her not have a photographer.
Courtney and her bridesmaids along with her mama (Kim) finished getting ready in the basement of Mountain View Fellowship. There were so many giggles and memories making when I arrived. I gathered up all her details and while she was getting her make on
Ceremony | I DO’s
I overheard that Courtney + Dylan were planning on having their ceremony outside until the rain decided to grace its presence on their beautiful day. Instead, they decided to have their wedding inside Mountain View Fellowship church and what a cute little ceremony it was, accompanied by beautiful white and red roses on the floor leading to their I do location.
Formals + Reception
Time to have some fun…and a lot of fun was had, no introduction needed
Game to end the evening….
Thank you Courtney + Dylan for letting me capture your beautiful day! It was perfection!
Special Thanks to their vendors
Venue: Mountain View Fellowship
Hair: Kim’s Salon
Florist: Hall’s Florist
Dress: David’s Bridal
Tux: The Amber Rose Bridal Shop
DJ: DJ David Spencer
How did we get to May already? This year has been true blessing in every way and I couldn’t have done it without all of you and your referrals. With that being said lets take a look back on 2018 so far.
Can I just be honest here, I never in my wildest dreams thought that 2018 would be my crushing year, I figured that I would just coast along this year and continue education. Boy was I wrong, God heard my prayers and said “Let’s do this together.”In January, the coldest month in PA I had two portrait sessions, participated in a beautiful winter styled wedding in Lebanon, PA and styled maternity sessions in Williamsport, PA. I had so much fun meeting new creatives and make friends along the way. Some of my favorite images from my sessions in January, I would love to totally go back so I can relive these all over again . I love what I do and that it’s not a job to me.
As we head into February, my goals were a little sketchy! I wanted to book a Destination wedding and I thought I had it in the bag but life had a different story and thats ok because sometimes things are meant to be. However, I amped up my blogging and so excited because there is so many things that I want to show and so many beautiful things that I have captured along the way. One of my main goals in my personal life was to change the images in my home, they definitely needed updated. What better month to do that than February. These beautiful/handsome faces belong to my children and they were also the faces of our valentine cards to our family. If you want to check out my other February goals you can do so here….
Then March happened! I loved March… Okay, I may be a little bias because March is my birthday month but seriously had the best time. A beautiful family from the church I attend adopted a little boy they call Samuel last year. Heather and I met through her cousin Libby, I mean we would have known each other much sooner if I weren’t such an introvert lol. She was looking for family images for the adoption agency and I couldn’t just let that go. I stepped up to the plate and they looked amazing. After there adoption was finalized in December and they were able to bring them home, I offered Heather and her family a family session because well you know… they needed updated images. They are the cutest family and the most humbled and definitely blessed.
March wasn’t stopping with all the love in the world. A few photographer besties and myself were planning a Boho Styled Wedding shoot with some pretty awesome vendors. I couldn’t wait until our dreams became a reality. March 29th was the best day so far of 2018. Here is a few images from the shoot. I really cannot wait for Wedding season to start… eeeeeeeeek just one more week!
April rocked my socks with my “Pay What You Can Mini sessions. They were sold out in a week and the first time ever. Also in the month of April I was featured twice not The Knots “How He Asked” blog and two more features are not the way this year. So exciting
Sorry not sorry for taking you on a beautiful trip down memory lane!
Now onto… This month starts wedding season and I am so stoked about this. May 19th kicks it off for me. The following week I will get the chance to second shoot with another local photographer on her Friday evening wedding! Yesss! So I won’t keep you too long.
Here are my Business goals:
Continue posing education to give my clients the best of the best
Quicker turn around times on images and blog posts
Network with other creatives
Book an out of state wedding – come on y’all help me out!!
Have our whole house packed and ready to move by 5/31
Start training for Wineglass Half Marathon and Running over Addiction Half Marathon
Why you should get in the picture | Pennsylvania Photographer
You’ve contemplated hiring someone to take new family photos but you don’t like how you look in your images. There are a million and excuses that you can make as to why you don’t want to be in pictures.
your stomach is too big
you have wrinkles
a double chin
we can do it next year
having a bad hair day
my make up doesn’t look right
I don’t have anything to wear
we don’t hang pictures in our house
We all make these excuses, I know I have. My favorite? I don’t get in front of the camera, thats why I’m behind it. Can I get real and raw with you? Pictures are extremely important, totally worth it in the end and here’s why
Remembering Important moments
When you are 85 and you are rocking your grandchildren, imagine yourself telling them them the story about how their Grandfather proposed to you. You can’t remember the exact details or even the words but your image show the emotion of the day. As you are looking through those images, memories flood back, the smells return and you know exactly what was said and how it was said. This is another way that dementia patients remember their lives… through images. You only get one life… document it
Remembering your ancestors
I can’t tell you what any of my relatives past my grandmother look like. Maybe because my family were so poor that they couldn’t afford to wear the shoes that were on their feet. I don’t know much about then except that they lived on a farm and my Great Grandmother died when my Grandma was 3 years old. I know for me, I would’ve love to see our family barn, look at those wrinkles, tattered clothes dirty hands that belonged o my Great-Grandfather.
Getting your I,ages updated every year is a great way to have future generation look back and remember the way things used to be and the people that are in your family. Don’t leave your family wondering who you were and what you looked like… Get in the picture!
As photographers we are storytellers, we can capture the emotions of a picture and make it timeless. From engagement session to family sessions, it all tells a story. You want to be in these stories that are captured through the lens. Even if it’s through the lens of your phone, I urge you… I encourage you to live in the moment and get in the frame with your family.
I’d love to capture your timeless memories
contact me today!!!
I remember the first time I met Sammi + Tony. We were meeting to discuss possibly hiring me as their wedding photographer. I thought “these two are the sweetest and coolest people ever.” Little did I know that they would eventually hire me and a friendship started. I was so eager to shoot their engagement session, Sammi wanted snow and it literally was not in the forecast. Sammie ended up rescheduling due to a ring issue and wouldn’t you know it… it snowed. You can see their engagement session here…
Planning started for their wedding and every detailed was DIY’d very thought out and I was so thrilled to get to shoot it. Shortly after hiring me to shoot their wedding, I found out that I was expecting a little girl and she was due two weeks before Sammi + Tony’s wedding… a ball of nerves let me tell ya. I was determined to shoot their wedding and I made sure that happened, right on schedule. Their wedding was so much fun and totally cool right down to her fur shawls Silver Moon |Sammi + Tony |Pennsylvania Wedding Photographer
This is where its starts getting amazing… They found out their were having a baby. WHHHHATTTT! How more perfect can their relationship be!! A page right out of a nursery rhyme. When I arrived to her gender reveal, her mama (totally sweet, creative and adorable) met me outside. I was totally early because I wanted to get details of her reveal before people started showing up. I was actually two hours early instead of a half hour early… pregnancy brain at its best. hehe – sorry Sammi, I had to lol.
Her reveal was going to come out of a BEE shaped piñata, like how cute is that? Her mama did a great job on all these decorations. I still cannot get over how cute they are. I got to take a peak at the left over piñata stuffing that revealed the gender of baby Joe. I was so stoked for Sammi and couldn’t help but laugh because I knew how excited Sammi was going to be. After all she kept mentioning how she just wanted to go shopping. DINNNG DINNNG. Please note, having a baby girl will drain your bank account without with caring. I know this little girl will be the most spoiled and loved little girl in the world. Check out more images from their reveal… Congratulations again you two
Thank so much guys for trusting me enough to capture your absolute perfect day. Looking forward to many more years of watching you and your family grow! See you in August Baby girl – Tash!
Pay What You Can: Weekend #2 |Heshbon Bridge | Williamsport Photographer
Last week started out a little unhopeful. In the forecast it was calling for rain and really cold temperatures. However it turned out just like the weekend prior, warm and full of smiles. If you missed last weeks.. you can look at the images here.
My first session of the day were Santiea and her beautiful family. I photographed their family last year during there informal wedding portrait session. Santiea is married to a Williamsport Police officer who is the most kind officer we have here. Santiea is a nurse at Hospice – she has a heart of gold this one. Their three children are the most well mannered children I have ever met.
When I was still in college, I lived next door to this woman’s parents. Little did I know that I would actually end up know her family a few years later. She reached out to me to photograph her youngest sons 1st birthday! That was a cute session, sorry no link. But you can see how they have all grown over the past 4 years and Jessica recently welcomed a new little into the mix a few months ago.
My friend showed up to hang out with me and I asked her to take a few new headshots for me that better fit my personality- all that was missing was confetti! Dang it… I will have my confetti shots. I happened to look passed my friend and seen my next clients and their beautiful family. Their little girl was the highlight of the show… cutest little smile ever. Their three older children were a blessing to work with as well and hopefully her daughters will model for me in the summer time.
My next session and I go back a few years when I met them through my Godmother. Leigh (pronounced Leah) is a strong mama! She’s in college now, slaying every bit of it. Her oldest boy, Levi is just a week or two older than one of my children. Her son Gabriel is the sweetest and cutest… like ever!
All great days must come to an end and boy did it totally go out with a bang. Amanda and her boyfriend Adam were looking to update their images and give their mamas new images of themselves for Mother’s Day! What What- Pictures matter y’all! They melted in each others arms after Adam got comfortable being directed. Y’all…. just look!
A big thank you to those who came out and participated in “PAY WHAT YOU CAN.” If you are in need of a session, fill out the contact form below and we can chat! Have a great week y’all! -Tasha