Windle Family | Storytelling

A few weeks ago I spent a couple hours documenting the Windle family. It was your typical hot summer evening in PA but little Adelyn didn't seem to mind the heat. She had more important things to worry about like eating dinner, practicing her newly acquired walking skills, and playing in water. She hadn't quite mastered the walking part yet but the excitement on her face as she tried was adorable. Adelyn also showed a genuine curiosity for the world around her. She was constantly watching her parents to see what they were doing and where they were going. 

The love in this family was evident and I'm incredibly grateful I could capture a small portion of their lives. Thanks to the Windle family for showing me what it's like to be in their family of three.

Manni Family | Storytelling

I met Katy about a year ago and instantly knew she had something special to offer the world. She's one of those people who makes you feel comfortable and willing to share what's on your heart. This is an incredible gift, especially considering she has her hands full as a wife and mother of four. But no matter what's going on in her own life, she'll always make time for others. Katy is also a talented writer. If you have a few minutes head over to her blog, Dear Emmy. She openly shares letters to her youngest daughter, Emmy, who was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome at 8 months old. Her perspective is definitely worth your time.

Katy and her husband, Pete, were gracious enough to welcome me into their home several weeks ago. I spent an afternoon documenting what it looks like to be part of their family. My hope is that they can look back on these images years from now and remember exactly what it felt like during this time in their lives. They both work so hard as parents and deserve to be recognized for their selflessness. Thanks to the Manni family for being authentic and blessing me with a few hours of fun.

Mabel

I really love newborns. There's something about their newness that puts everything into perspective. Their needs are basic and they always let you know how they feel. We should probably learn a thing or two from them.

I met Mabel a few weeks ago when she was only 8 days old. She was happiest being swaddled or fed which is expected in the world of newborns. While Mabel was bundled up, dad took the opportunity to read her a book. He even made sure to show her each page. It was adorable. Eventually she fell asleep long enough for us to ditch the blankets and show off her cute pink and white onesie and those tiny little feet. And it's a good thing she did, because as you can see, Mabel was clearly tired. :)

 Thanks for giving me a glimpse into your new life as a family of three.