Our Maternity Portraits

35 weeks and growing is little Baby Martin. Eric and I wanted to have some maternity portraits done by a professional photographer when we found out we were expecting. Such a significant event calls for a great photographer to capture this special miracle of pregnancy.

We talked about several different possibilities and realized we wanted someone who not only could capture amazing images but also someone who had journeyed with us over the last 6 years of barrenness, miscarriage, heartache, the joy of adoption, etc. Someone who prayed for us faithfully, believed for a miracle in my womb, and never gave up hope, even when we did.

Her name is Voni and quite honestly, there isn't another person I would've wanted to do this for us. Almost 5 years ago now, she took me under her wing and helped me buy my first digital SLR camera, mentored me for several months, and assisted me with my first wedding. Our kids are friends, our husbands work together, and she has always encouraged me in every area of my life, whether mothering, photography, or just being a woman of faith.

Voni, we believe you captured our emotions about the true miracle of Baby Martin growing in my womb. Thank you for seeing much deeper than the surface level. We will treasure these photos forever!

Deck the Walls...

With lots of images! It's true that Christmas day is less than 4 weeks away now. Hopefully you've got a good start on your list of gifts but there is always room for a few more ideas, right? Radiant Images had another incredible season this year. Eric and I photographed 22 weddings and I did over 50 other portrait sessions as well. Oh what fun it has been!

This is usually the time of year I get asked about gift certificates. Yes indeed, they are available and of course I'm adding a little incentive. The first person to purchase a full value gift certificate from Radiant Images for a free portrait session/proof book for a loved one will receive a choice of one of the following two options:

-20% off the total cost of the gift certificate's value
-$30 gift card to your favorite restaurant

All gift certificate orders must be placed on or before Monday, December 13th to ensure you receive your order in time for the holidays. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Happy Gift Giving!


Floral Decor

Her husband, Pat contacted me several months ago and wanted to hire me to capture his wife, Denise "doing her thing" as a florist. But it was top secret and a surprise for her so I could only contact him at work. What a great idea, all of you husbands out there! We got her good and she cooperated great, even though she despises being the center of attention. And brides, her work is simply beautiful! If you haven't figured out what to do with flowers for your wedding, definitely contact her. She will not disappoint!

Denise has always loved spending time in God’s creation. Her journey began with a friend asking her to arrange her wedding flowers ten years ago. In addition to designing weddings and other events Denise established Floral Decor, a market stand, at Farmstead Farmer’s market this past September. She has been supplying many customers with bouquets, long stemmed flowers and special seasonal arrangements.

Her passion is making brides dreams come true with the latest styles and floral trends. She also enjoys raising and caring for some of her favorite flowers including dahlias, zinnias, sunflowers and gladiolas which can be purchased at her market stand. She is thankful that God has given her this great opportunity to meet many people. Come visit her at www.farmsteadmarket.com located in Palmyra, PA.