Its that time of the year again and the Holiday Season has already started, especially for those who like to start early. During this time, we reach out to the ones we haven’t connected with and arrange gatherings with friends and family. Amid these gathering we often snap a few photos on our phones or point and shoot cameras and often forget about them once the holidays are over. However, quality photos that hang on walls and displayed in frames are memories that are not easily forgotten. They serve as a reminder of the time when everyone was together from near and far and show how we have changed and grown over the years.
Here at Katydid Photography we do just that, we capture memories that last a life time and serve as a reminder of who we are as individuals and as a family. Our studio accommodates large groups which is perfect for those extended family portraits, we also invite pets to take part in our portrait experience. During family sessions, we take the time to photograph individual family portraits to provide a personalized gallery choose from. Some of our busiest times are the weekend of Thanksgiving and before and after Christmas when families are together from all over. So we encourage you to take advantage of this time of the year, gather your family and join us in our studio to capture your memories. You may view our gallery online at http://www.katydidphotography.com and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
My hubby helped me create one very large Canon Camera on our front lawn. The snow just keeps hitting us hard here on the East Coast. The temperatures have been so low for so long that the snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So we made the best of it!
I am so fortunate to photograph such precious little children as they discover who they are. Some can’t talk yet or walk yet but they all laugh and giggle! Here are some of our latest shots in the studio.
Come kickstart your creativity into gear at this unique property! Get on this grounds, inside the fence, see the Artist Studio, photograph 2 models, babydoll sheep and get instruction from professional photographer, Kathy Peoples. All this for only $99.00!
Don’t miss this quaint and wonderful world tucked back in the valley of famous New Hope, Pa. Cuttalossa Farm was patterned after Monet’s paintings. It has weathered buildings, water wheel, pond, Artist Studio on the grounds and lots of babydoll sheep! Check out our workshop being held on Sat. Oct. 19th from 9:00-11:00 am. Get instruction, have 2 models to photograph, and take lots of wonderful photos! Call Kathy to sign up at 215-672-5686.
Over the weekend, I was very fortunate and got to know a family with 3 lovely children. I spent Sat. evening with them as they relaxed and got into their jammies and then the entire day on Sunday with them at their house and on the beach.
They were on vacation at the family seashore home that their grandparents owned. Dan-Dan is just about to turn 3, Zoey 5 and Alice 7. They were well behaved, especially loved their Mimi and were energetic as children are. I took some candids as they interacted with the family and then did some closeups of each individual child so they all had their special time in front of the camera.
There was plenty of sunshine coming thru the windows so I was able to shoot quietly without disturbing the natural goings-on of the day. It didn’t bother them as I was shooting in the house as they went along with their daily routine. It was good to do some photos inside, we had some nice soft window light bouncing around and the best part is it is a more controlled environment where I can get kids total attention and we all know that can sometimes be difficult. I find there are always children who won’t look directly at you even though they try to cooperate with you but if you’re patient, you will get great results.
Then it was off to the beach for some group shots of the three of them. When taking photos, I try to let them be themselves and then add just a touch of posing and lighting to their story. I don’t mind if parents help out a little but I need to stay focused and concentrate on posing, depth of field, lighting and then of course, expression! The childrens mommy was great in asking them to say some funny things that she knew were things that generally weren’t said around the house. I thought this was a great idea and there were no bad words, just words you wouldn’t want them to say at the dinner table. This session didn’t last long as most of you reading this know how bad the heat and humidity have been here on the East Coast this summer. But all in all it was well worth venturing out to the bay for photos and the kids got to see a part of the ocean they weren’t familiar with and explore.
I’ve often thought of offering my services like this to families that could afford to keep me at their residence for a few days or longer. How great would it be to really capture every day family life and all the little nuances that happen. I know parents take a lot of photos of their family today because of the digital technology, but are they present in the story? Usually not, they’re behind the camera. If you would like to share your family with me, I would be honored to photograph them. Feel free to contact me. Live life to its fullest! Warmly, Kathy Peoples