6 Months of Cuteness for the L. Family

I know Molly and Clint from photographing their wedding back in October 2012. I may not photograph weddings anymore, but as with most of my clients, we hit it off and stayed friends.

They had been struggling to start a family and then they heard of a little baby who was to be up for adoption, they got to welcome her into their arms as a newborn. I know what that’s like, as we struggled for years, and had just signed the paperwork to start the adoption process as our Plan B, when our daughter finally became the miracle we were praying for to become pregnant with.

I do portraits for family and children on private referrals now and I am always honored to have these kinds of clients. These are the moments that you can’t get back and having a professional take the pictures far outweighs using a cell phone or a relative with that “fancy camera”.

Originally we were going to meet in a park along the Delaware River, but it got too windy and cold. So at the last minute, we decided to go to their home. I contemplated different areas, and then we decided simple was best. We had already planned on the chalkboard, so I wrote out her name and how old she was. She is the sweetest baby girl and loves to make sounds like she’s trying to blow them out of her mouth. I well remember this age and it’s a lot of fun! The weather was still chilly but not like it was before and so we got some images in the front of their home.

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First Halloween!

Her adoption has been finalized last month and just in time for their 5th Wedding Anniversary! Congratulations everyone!!!

Rumpleteazer In A Tree

Our daughter loves cats, so I introduced her to the musical Cats. It was my first broadway show back in the 80’s, my mother took me to see it at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC. I loved it! I really hope that they bring it back so that I can bring our daughter to see it on Broadway because there’s nothing like it!

So, we took her to see it at The Kelsey Theater at The Mercer County Community College, and she loved it. It wasn’t quite like the broadway show, but regardless, it was really good! For about a year she’s been wanting to be Rumpleteazer from this musical. My husband found a tutorial online for the costume, he works nights and had her help,  and he did the makeup,  below is the result:


RumpleteazerCostume_DeirdreRyanPhotography1 RumpleteazerCostume_DeirdreRyanPhotography4 RumpleteazerCostumeandTheJoker_DeirdreRyanPhotographyThis one is right before she was in the Halloween Parade with her Girl Scout Troop. That’s my husband, he loves to dress up, and have fun.