12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Here’s a project I did especially for you, my faithful blog readers! I wanted to thank you all for support over the past year. I wanted to capture the story of Christmas using what resources I had. All the pictures you see here were shot around the farm with the exception of the shepherd one. (Because we don’t have sheep and had to go to the neighbors to use theirs. :D ) It was a lot of fun and hard work putting these 5 pictures together.

If you didn’t read the previous post I did a few days ago, I’ve been posting a picture a day for the 12 days of Christmas on my facebook page. I’m posting them up on here for all my non-facebookers to see! :) (You may or may not want to check it out. Especially over the next few days. I’ll be posting some behind the scenes photos and probably have something up on how I did the Wise Men Picture.)

I hope you guys enjoy these! Made with lots of love for you! :)

Lizzy <3

12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:8-12 NIV

12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

Matthew 2:1-2
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem [2] and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

Luke 2:13-14
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

Luke 2:4-5
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

12 Days Of a Farm Christmas Part 2 | Personal

Luke 2:6-7
6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,
7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

12 Days of a Farm Christmas, Part1| Personal

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

Hey! How’s your Christmas going? Mine is crazy as usual. I just thought I’d check in with you all to let you know about a project I’ve been working on. This year, I really wanted to up my game with my pictures. Every Christmas gets so busy that I seem to miss the all the action and fun the season and really only pull my camera out on Christmas day. This year, I’ve decided to change that and put up a picture for the 12 days of Christmas. I have been putting one up every morning on my Facebook page.

I have the first  7 up in this blog post. The last 5 days I will post on here on Christmas day or the day after, but if you would like to see them the minute they’re posted, take a look at the FB page. I’m really excited about the next 3 days pictures!

Have a very merry Christmas!!

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

 

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

 

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

12 Days of Christmas, Part1| Personal

 

S Family Pictures 2015 | Lawrence County, PA Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

Hello, everyone! How’s your Christmas season going? Mine has been crazy busy, as usual. :P Christmas concerts, decorating, baking, and loooottssss of editing. It’s that time of year for family pictures. BTW If any of you out there are looking to get last minute family pictures, I have some openings left. You can contact me here if you’re interested.

Here is a family which you long time blog followers should recognize. The S Family has used me for their photographer for some time now. Remember this photoshoot? How about this baby announcement? (I even did their wedding, but I’ll let you all dig in the archives to find that. ;) )

This year their little one is a year old! He was very amused with all of our efforts to make him smile. :D Here are some of my favorites from this adorable family! Enjoy :)

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

S Family Pictures |Lawrence County Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Happy Monday! Here’s a senior shoot I did recently. It was yet another crazy weekend. Preforming three concerts in 48 hours left me wondering if I could successfully leave the house, much less do a whole senior shoot! I had no need to worry however – Ryan was a great guy to work with! He was a breeze to photograph with his flawless posing and real open personality. ( Also his clothing colors are A+. Take a look at his clothing with the fall foliage at McConnell’s Mill state park!)

Thank you for making my job so easy, Ryan! Have a great senior year :)

Here are some of my favorites from the shoot! Enjoy :)

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Ryan ~ Senior Pictures | Portersville, PA Photographer

Around The Farm ~ Why I Take Pictures | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

(Pictured above: Fresh Apple cider… and obligatory fall leaf picture)

A while back a friend told me “Your pictures always turn out so beautifully! I would take pictures all the time if my pictures turned out so well.” Something about that comment struck a chord with me. My pictures never EVAH “turn out well” at least not on the first shot. Slowly I realized that I hardly ever took ordinary photos of family life anymore and most of my camera time was devoted to making my pictures look the best.

Curious now, I went back in the family picture archives to look at how I’ve taken pictures over the years. I’ve been the main “picture taker” in the family since we got our first digital camera in 2001 so I had a lot to look back on. All of the pictures until roughly 2009 were allllll candid happy family shots. Some were taken on holidays and birthdays but for the most part they were taken on normal days of no particular importance. 2009 was when I started really trying to make photography more professional and with that the normal family pictures slowly disappeared unless it was a major holiday or birthday. I missed all of the ordinary days. Since then, I’ve made a conscious effort to bring my camera out on regular old normal days.

Whether you’re a photographer or not, don’t let “good” or “bad” pictures prevent you from capturing the normal days in your life. You’ll never regret when, years from now, you’ll look back on how young everyone was, all those outdated styles, old friends, and even the decorations that used to be on the walls!  You’ll be happy and thankful for everyone of those pictures. :)

Whew, OK, with that said here are some of said normal day pictures!

While working on finishing up some photoshoots I’ve done over the past few weeks, I decided to post some farm pictures I’ve taken over the past few months. We’ve been quite busy!

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Waking up early to do chores and finding a surprise baby donkey in the field! I took my camera out after that to document the morning chores.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

farmy5Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

This is Roger the overly friendly cow.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Terisa a few days after she was born.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

The first frost.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Teddy Roosevelt the rooster eating out of the bucket of apple peals from making apple cider and Opie the kitten.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

The turkeys tanning before winter sets in.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

Not farm related but we went to D.C. for a few days this fall.

Around The Farm ~ It's Autumn! | Personal

To sum it all up, I’m leaving yinz with this picture of Bruce the overgrown calf and this hymn which is always my favorite this time of year.

For the beauty of the earth,
for the glory of the skies,
for the love which from our birth
over and around us lies;
Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our hymn of grateful praise.