Fly Away Home Photography | Lancaster, PA: Blog en-us (C) Fly Away Home Photography | Lancaster, PA (Fly Away Home Photography | Lancaster, PA) Sat, 19 May 2018 18:09:00 GMT Sat, 19 May 2018 18:09:00 GMT Fly Away Home Photography | Lancaster, PA: Blog 83 120 Owen's newborn session! Meet Owen! My grandson!


Owen was born March 15, and I've gotten a bit behind in posting to this blog!

I am fortunate that my son and daughter in law live locally, so I am able to get some baby cuddles often.

First baby, and first grandchild on both sides of the family

If you remember the "Where the Wild Things Are" baby shower from a few posts back, I incorporated a few of our shower decorations here in the newborn photos.


I shoot my newborn sessions in your home, not a studio. New parents are definitely more comfortable in their own homes, so why pack up baby and go anywhere else for first photos? 

Contact me today to schedule your newborn session


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Randi & Donovan: Expecting! Randi and Donovan are expecting their first baby in April! We met at the park in Boiling Springs for their maternity session.

The gazebo provided some cover from the little bit of rain that was completely unexpected!

Enjoy these sneak peaks!


Such a lovely momma-to-be! Yes, it's a boy!

(Sad that I won't be able to meet their baby boy, as they reside on the west coast.)


Are you expecting a baby this spring? Contact me today for a special discount for booking now until April 1st.


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Baby Shower: Where the Wild Things Are My son and his wife are expecting their baby boy in March!

The grandmas, aunties and friends threw a shower for Elizabeth over the weekend on the theme of "Where the Wild Things Are." 

My sister created some awesome decorations, while I covered the photography.

A friend provided these adorable favors for all the guests. 

Cousins waiting for the party to start.

Wishes from Aunt Natalie, age nine.

A few portraits finished off a lovely day!

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The Morgan family photo session

The Morgan family were coming to Lancaster to see Jonah at Sight and Sound as a special treat for the grandkids.

The theater proved to be a great background for their family photo session.


The kids thought this was just a place to take photos--tricky grandparents!

Don't eat eaten by the whale!

Despite being a very windy day, we couldn't pass up some shots in front of the Amish farm

Schedule your family session by emailing me today!

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Marcy + Ken's Wedding

Marcy and Ken were married in the chapel at Brethren Village in October. Enjoy these sneak peaks of their wedding day!

All the flowers were stunning--and in my favorite color, purple!

"Two are better than one" 

Ken, looking very dapper


Marcy with her maid of honor before the ceremony

The ring-bearer was a real charmer!

A bubble send off!

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{Newborn session} Everett

Big brother Findlay welcomes his baby brother Everett!

This family is new to the area, and I had a wonderful time capturing their second son's newborn photos.

When I come to my client's homes, we find all sorts of fun things that make great props and photo ops--like this tent! Just one of the reasons I love coming to your home for a newborn session. Everyone is more relaxed and we can incorporate your own items to make the session personal

Everett was such a sweetie

Yes this is a real smile! He even smiled at me twice during the session! 

Can't resist a black and white for a father-son image. 

Contact me for your in-home newborn session! 

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{Newborn} Gianna

Gianna was born right before Halloween so of course a costume was needed for her newborn session.

Who doesn't love candy corn?!

Those cheeks!! So squishy!


She was a little dear throughout the session with a nice mix of awake and sleeping.

Did you know I shoot my newborn sessions at your own home? New moms are much more comfortable at home than in a studio.

Expecting a baby in 2018? Contact me to book! I also offer combination maternity/newborn packages



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Ahoy, We're Sailing!

I've had a plane as a prop (prop plane--get it?!) in a family shoot but never a sailboat! So when the Heisey's suggested we incorporate their boat into their family photos I jumped at the opportunity. Enjoy these sneak peaks!

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Allison & Oslo Equine Session I have missed horses so it was good to be back in a barn again! This session was shot at Spring Haven Show Stables

Allison's parents recently made her dreams come true with getting her this beautiful horse, Oslo. Allison and Oslo are currently competing jumpers in the local show circuit.

Oslo is a perky 15.2 hand Warmblood and he loved to have his ears up! Mom was on "ear duty" with a trusty bag of mints to crinkle but we didn't even need to use them. 

Oslo usually wears a bit-less bridle in the jumper ring but put up with wearing a hunter bridle for the shoot since it was pretty :)

I love to see this bond between a girl and her horse.

My girls rode hunters for many years and there was nothing I enjoyed more than hanging out at the barn and watching them ride.




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Ember's Cake Smash!  

Ember recently turned one so it was time for a cake smash!

She was a little unsure of what to do with this big pink gooey sticky concoction.

Mom showed her the ropes and let her get a good taste.

Frosting is also fun to paint with! Mom made her the adorable cupcake skirt and the cake matched the outfit.

Cake time done--time for a quick getaway! 

Happy Birthday, Ember!

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Charlotte: newborn session!

It can be stressful the first few weeks with a new baby which is why I like to shoot newborn sessions in my clients homes, and use a lifestyle approach to the session. Mom, Dad and baby are definitely more comfortable, and it even gives us a chance to include the nursery, heirloom items and even family pets.

Here's a sneak peak of Charlotte's newborn session

Mom had this great idea to include her wedding dress, and our session was on Erin and Robert's wedding anniversary!

Super cute nursery theme of woodland animals

Robert gave Erin a beautiful infinity ring at Charlotte's birth, and we added that to this capture.

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Paxton, a.k.a Mr. Model

With eyes like that and a smile to match, it's no wonder Paxton is the heartthrob of the third grade!


He would like to pursue modeling, and frankly I think he's a natural

Here, he was practicing his "serious look." 

Who knows, we might see Paxton as the next Gap or Abercrombie model! 


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Friends Session These three friends wanted a special "friends session" so we went to the pop up wildflower field to check it out.

I have never seen so many delphiniums in one place! I have been trying to grow them for years but am lucky to get one bloom. 

After the flower field, we went to a park to find shade!



The river was nice and low and perfect for a little wading, which also felt great on such a hot day!


Want your own BFF session? Grab your friends and contact me to book!





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Summer Mini Sessions July 1 & 2! Announcing special mini sessions on July 1 & 2!

These 30 minute sessions include 10 high resolution images for just $150!

Location TBA

Limited sessions available--contact me to reserve your session!


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Class of 2017: Corey When you are a high school senior and you own a 1998 Porsche, you of course bring it to your senior session!

The Susquehanna Bridge was the perfect background.

We also visited several of Corey's favorite places, including the golf course where he learned to play .

And a park next to his middle school with a fantastic avenue of trees.

I love incorporating the interests and special places of my seniors in their photos.

Do you have a senior in the class of 2018? Book now to reserve your session. I am scheduling through the end of 2017.




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Bat Mitzvah! I had a blast shooting this Bat Mitzvah! I admit, it was the first time covering this type of event, but I loved it! The party was at the Inn at Leola Village, a gorgeous venue! Miss N is a soccer player, so the theme was the World Cup, with soccer decorations and floral arrangements to die for. Here are some highlights of the event:

Lovely wisteria on the grounds of the Inn made for beautiful portraits.

The traditional hora dance, where the girl and her family are lifted up in chairs. 

Proud Dad!

Gorgeous tables!


How cute are these soccer socks for the kids to wear while dancing?


Contact me to schedule your event!



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Class of 2017: Meet Allyson! Allyson is a home schooled senior getting ready to graduate, who is very active in her church and has a heart for children. Last summer, she traveled to Eastern Europe to work with children on a missions trip with her church. She is also an accomplished Irish dancer! We met in the fall for her senior session at Stauffer Park.

If you actually own a tiara, of course you wear it in your session!

Irish dancers do bling in a big way! They wear big curly wigs with big sparkly tiaras and it's all a part of the sport.

Allyson not only dances with the Hooley School of Irish Dance, but she is also one of the assistant teachers. And she will be competing at the North American National Championships this July!

Here's Allyson in full Irish dance costume performing at the Hooley spring showcase.

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Ireland! In April we traveled to Ireland, where my twelve year old daughter competed in the World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin. It was a huge accomplishment for her to qualify! She earned the spot by placing 13th out of 110 girls at Regionals. We are super proud of her, and continually amazed that we have a child who is in the top 1% of her sport, competing at the World level!

We were able to see some of the sights of Dublin and do a bit out touring after the competition, and I was able to check the Cliffs of Moher off my bucket list. Here are some highlights of the trip:

The kids actually chose to visit the Cliffs of Moher, a.k.a the Cliffs of Insanity from their favorite movie The Princess Bride. Since we didn't have a car (even though we lived in Scotland for two years, my husband doubted his ability to remember how to drive on the left side of the road), this day trip involved a long bus tour from Dublin to the Cliffs. Fortunately it didn't rain, and everyone enjoyed the trip!

Touring around Dublin included a visit to Christchurch Cathedral (I love medieval buildings)...

and the creepy but vastly interesting Kilmainham Gaol where we learned a lot of Irish history.

Our eight year old chose to visit the Book of Kells exhibit at Trinity College because she had read about it. The exhibit included the beautiful library. I really wanted to climb this staircase!

And of course, one can't be in Ireland without...

Did you know that? 

One afternoon we took the train to the fishing town of Howth. We walked around the harbor and up to a small ruined abbey.

For our last full day in Ireland we boarded another bus and this time headed to the Boyne valley, to see some of the Neolithic sites. First stop was the Hill of Tara. A little rain didn't stop the kids from jumping, nor rolling down the hills.

The sun came out and the sky was glorious when we arrived at Newgrange. This Stone Age passage tomb and temple is similar to Maes Howe in Orkney, Scotland. On the day of the winter solstice, a beam of light shines through an opening along the passage, into the tomb and illuminates the center.  

Beautiful views!

Photo by Feis Photos

Finally here's my daughter on the World Stage We aren't allowed to photograph competitions but at majors such as Worlds, there is a photographer and thankfully I could purchase some photos. Photo credit: Feis Photos. Dress by Open Wings.



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Hooley Irish Dance Showcase The Hooley School of Irish Dancers put on their annual show in March. This year's show, Rise Up & Dance!, was the best one yet, with performances from the cutest beginners to the talented championship level dancers who competed at the World Championships over Easter, in Dublin, Ireland.

Here are some highlights from the show:

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