Family Pictures: Trexler Park, Allentown, PA

How fun to do family pictures for Laura and Joe! Back in July 2013, I met Laura and Joe to do their maternity pictures to help build my portfolio. Since then, I've had the pleasure of taking Joey's newborn pictures and now family pictures which they used to surprise their parents for their September birthdays. (Sadly, I missed Joey's one year pictures since my little guy was due so close to his first birthday!). Joe contacted me explaining that he and his sister wanted to organize a time for them to get together to take pictures for their parents. Of course, as all surprise sessions go, we hit some bumps. Joe's sister had to "steal" the family dog, Bogie, to get him to be a part of the pictures. On top of it, they had to travel about an hour or so to Allentown for the pictures. Wouldn't you know that we woke up to rain that morning that wasn't even in the forecast?! Since we didn't really have options to reschedule, we waited it out and I'm so glad. We were able to sneak in some gorgeous pictures between rain drops!

Traveling around Trexler park is always fun; it's such a gorgeous park. I think what I loved most about this session were all the "ooh's" and "aaaah's" from onlookers. They were all so photogenic, including their adorable pups! It was a such a pleasure to capture their bond, especially knowing that it was to surprise their parents. It was so nice to hear from their mom in September after they shared them with her. What a priceless gift!