So I wasn’t sure about sharing any of these photos.  I’ll be honest, I don’t always enjoy sharing photos of myself but if there was ever a time to do it now is the time! We took a look back on all of he wonderful sessions and portraits I captured last year, but we haven’t […]

Boudoir, For Photographers, Glam Girls, Personal, Self-Empowerment, Sessions

January 8, 2018

Best of 2017- Sam’s Moments


Happy Friday!! Today I am so excited and honored to be sharing my personal thoughts on a product for photographers.  I received an email a few weeks back from a wonderful company called Sleeklens.  They offer workflows and presets for photographers, and they have a workflow dedicated to wedding photographers!! How amazing is that? So I’ve had the workflow for a little while and I’ve been testing it out and playing around with it, and I wanted to just share my thoughts on it. 

Education, For Photographers

November 17, 2017

Preset and Workflow Review! | SZP Education


Hi!! Are you ready to get deep into the more behind the scenes of SZP? I am ready to open up and really share my journey as a parent of deaf children.  I was in and out of readiness to share this, mostly because I didn’t know if it was really something you’d want to […]

Education, Family, For Mompreneurs, For Photographers, Personal, Self-Empowerment

October 2, 2017

Meet Michaela! | My Journey as the Parent of deaf Children


So who wants lunch? You have to know that by now I don’t mean just lunch right? I am so excited to be able to offer this and o couldn’t wait any longer to say…I AM NOW OFFERING MENTORING SESSIONS! How exciting! I want to be able to share all of this knowledge in my […]

Education, For Mompreneurs, For Photographers

June 9, 2017

Let’s Have Lunch! | SZP Education


Happy Monday! I am coming at you bright and early with some super awesome education today.  I wanted to share a bit of behind the scenes work with you, and especially for my brides I hope this puts you at ease when you’re thinking about those super beautiful detail shots that you see all over Instagram and Pinterest.  I always bring my style kit to a wedding. Always, always, always. Sometimes I get to a wedding and start looking around the getting ready room and I find amazing things, so I don’t even end up needing my kit.  However, sometimes things are limited and in I swoop with my superhero box to save the day! So the question is: what do I keep in my styling kit? 

Education, For Photographers, Wedding

May 1, 2017

What’s in My Wedding Day Styling Kit? | SZP Education


It’s Friday!! I’m back with a Mama post today and this one is all about my baby girl.  Little Miss Ollie is a spunky, spirited 4 year old who acts like she’s going on 16.  We are in for a treat that is for sure, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.  Ollie was the kid who didn’t want her photo taken a lot when she was a baby.  When I trie to take even a cell phone snap she’d turn away or cry.  That made me so sad!! But, there came a day when she looked at me with those sweet baby blues and she said ,”Mama can you take my picture?” Guys I about jumped out of my skin to say yes.  

For Mompreneurs, For Photographers, Personal, Self-Empowerment

March 24, 2017

My Daughter is my Muse | Mama Series


Happy Wednesday!! Can you believe that tomorrow is already Thanksgiving? I can’t that’s for sure.  This year has FLOWN by and at a crazy speed.  I wrapped up my final 2016 autumn season with Elliott.  Elliott is a senior at McDowell and he was just awesome.  Right when we met at Presque Isle I knew it was going to be a great session.  He was cracking jokes and so easy going.  Elliott and his mom decided to break his senior session into parts- one part during the fall and then later this winter we will do the second half.  I am loving this way of doing a senior session recently. It gives SO much more individuality to my seniors’ experience, and it gives us more time to hang out and get to know one another. I have found that the more I know about my seniors, the more I can really tailor their sessions to them! Who doesn’t want a super fun, personal senior portrait experience? I don’t think there are many.  

For Photographers, Sessions

November 23, 2016

Meet Elliot | An Erie Pa Senior


Happy Friday!! I am so happy the weekend is here 🙂 We have a jam packed weekend, getting ready for a vacation, and work, and doing a crazy obstacle course, but still the weekend will be fun! Today I want to let you guys in on something super cool.  I want to introduce you to my kiddos, one at a time-through some photo journalistic pieces.

For Mompreneurs, For Photographers, Personal, Self-Empowerment

September 9, 2016

A Day in the Life of Brendan | Mama Series


Well hey there Friday! I have been a bit absent this week, sorry about that 🙁 I want to share something amazing that I had the opportunity to go and witness last week.  I traveled to Fredericksburg Virginia, stayed in a hotel with some lovely ladies who would become my new kitchen table friends, and […]

For Photographers, Self-Empowerment

September 2, 2016

The Gathering Recap!


So. Much. Vampy goodness today! I want to share a super special session with you guys today! I had my very first styled session a few weeks ago, and it went perfectly! I was a part of a styled session in the beginning of the year, and it really inspired me to push myself to put together one of my own.  Thanks Jess for all of your guidance and wisdom and just being awesome! I am so excited to say that this is all mine mine mine! Can you tell I’m excited?

Boudoir, For Photographers, Personal, Sessions

August 4, 2016

Sultry Princess |An Erie Pa Styled Session