Leather Craftsmen’s Beautiful 10×10 Album

I always love when a finished album from Leather Craftsmen arrives in the mail.  Today it was Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah album.  It’s a Euro Brown 10×10 album with a cover photo.

leather craftsmen euro brown

The square edges to each page have such a modern feel.

 

leather craftsmen 3500 album

leather craftsmen album

Leather Craftsmen albums are made so well.  I love going to meet with a client, showing them my album samples then they pull out the album from THEIR wedding or Bat Mitzvah and it’s Leather Craftsmen too.  The quality can’t be beat.

leather craftsmen 10x10 album

Leather Craftsmen albums

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Jena’s Maternity Session

Since it’s event season, I’ve been pretty busy on the weekends and haven’t been able to do many maternity sessions lately.  I forgot how much fun they are!

I spoke to Jena on the phone about what she wanted her photo session to be like.  She had done in-studio sessions with other photographers for her two other babies and wanted to do something different this time.  She sent me a secret pinterest board of her likes.  I was very flattered to see that a photo from one of my sessions was pinned there. The pinterest board also had a lot of nature, woodsy-type of images.  However, Jena described her dress to me and said she thought since it was black maybe a more edgy, modern feel would be good too.  Then, she asked if I knew of any good stone walls.  Ding!  Ding! and Ding! I happened to have a location in my back pocket that would be PERFECT for this shoot. Now this is getting exciting!

We went to two locations and I went a little crazy with how many photos I took, so here are just a few highlights.  Which style is your favorite?

MODERN:

modern maternity session

 

maternity photo on stairs, model shoot

philadelphia maternity photography

montgomery county maternity photographer

STONE WALL:

maternity photo stone wall

lower gwynedd maternity photographer

stone wall maternity image

maternity photography Chestnut Hill PA

WOODSY:

woodsy maternity session

nature maternity photos

natural maternity photography

woodsy maternity session

natural maternity photography philadelphia

fun natural maternity session

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Maddie H - I love this post! So many great photos!

An amazing mitzvah project! {Wyndmoor photographer}

In the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing many Bar & Bat Mitzvahs and have met some truly amazing families.  I’m not Jewish, so finding out about the Bar and Bat Mitzvah traditions has been a great learning experience.  Recently I discovered that many kids that are celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah also take on a special charitable project.  It turns out that”mitzvah” not only means a commandment of the Jewish law, but it also means a charitable act or worthy deed.

I heard about a VERY worthy deed by 15-year old Jordan Fromm.  I met his family when I photographed his sister, Jamie’s Bat Mitzvah at the beginning of the year.  His dad recently told me about the charity Jordan formed in 2009, called Shutouts for Kids, when he celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.  So, a shutout, for those who don’t know hockey like myself, is when a goalie keeps the other team from scoring the entire game.  Jordan gets donations based on how many shutouts he gets per season.  To date, Jordan has raised over $30,000 to benefit the Ed Snider Youth Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  Truly amazing!

bar mitzvah project

When Jordan’s dad called to ask if I could contribute something to the silent auction at the hockey banquet at Jordan’s school, I said OF COURSE!  So if you are going to the Wissahickon High School & Middle School hockey banquet in a few weeks, be sure to bid on my family session!

If you’d like to help out Jordan’s charity, please check out www.shutoutsforkids.org!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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