I love to follow my clients through life and the Hostetler's are allowing me to do just that. Last year I did their family portraits and got to hear a little bit of their life story and I think we may be forever connected. Yesterday I met them at a park near their house for a fun autumn afternoon photo session. Zoe is now 5 and loves to pose in front of the camera. She is such a special little girl and my heart feels a connection to her even though we have only met a few times. Andrew & Barb, I pray that the desires of your heart would be fulfilled! Thanks for sharing a great afternoon with me.
Yesterday I found myself in a sea of black coats and red ties again. The Republican Committee had a luncheon at the Lancaster Host. I was asked to take candid shots much like I did for their spring dinner in April with Mitt Romney. There were several special guests who made an appearance including, Senator Rick Santorum, Senator Fred Thompson (actor on Law & Order),and actor, Robert Davi (The Profiler). Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels was also there and donated some of her delicious soft pretzels for the VIP reception afterwards! Here are a few images from my morning.
Just 7 days old...so tiny (even at 9 lbs. 6 oz.) and yet so much personality. I met Owen yesterday up in Jonestown...what a beautiful drive this time of year with all the colors. I've never seen a newborn so alert. Usually Mom has to poke and prod to get them to open their eyes, but he was completely the opposite, not wanting to miss a moment of his first photo shoot, out of the womb anyway :) Pete & Nicki are proud parents as this is their first child. Nicki wanted lots of "naked baby" pictures and risked getting peed or pooped on. Owen wasn't about to let his mommy off the hook for leaving him without a diaper on. She got nailed about half way through our session. (I think I may have seen a little smile on Owen's face at that point:) He's a handsome one, Mom and Dad...congratulations on your miracle!
It may have been the last warm day this year...a great afternoon for senior portraits. Will lives within walking distance of the Overlook Park which has some fun old buildings, etc. It was fun getting to know him a little bit during our session. He is an avid dirt bike racer, loves his two dogs and the great outdoors, plays ice hockey for Manheim Township, and is going to PennTech for automotive management next fall. Will, it was an honor to do your senior pictures. Thanks for being so "posable". (Some guys are rather contrary to work with:) Continue to pursue your dreams...your heart comes alive in doing so.