William turns one : Family Session :: Croft Farm, Cherry Hill, NJ

I can not believe that William has had his first birthday! I first started photographing William and his family when his mom, Courtney, was pregnant with the little peanut.  Kids grow so quickly and it has been an honor documenting his first year.  Since the little guy is fully mobile at this point, we ended up chasing him around Croft Farm for most of the session, but he was all smiles and laughs, as were both his parents.  Congrats to Courtney and Chis for surviving parenthoods hardest year.  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for the three of you.


Family Mini Session : Evelyn turns one! and cake smash :: Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill, NJ

I have two kids and know how much of a pain taking their photo can be.  As parents, we have such good intentions, but our dreams can be quickly crushed by something as little as a cookie falling on the ground.  Mini sessions with Shilliday Photography are quick and easy.  30 minutes tops, one location with many backgrounds and me dancing around being silly making your kids laugh.

Mandy (aka mom of Liam (2 1/2) and Evelyn (1)) contacted me a few weeks ago about possibly doing a cake smash session with their soon to be one-year-old daughter.  We decided to mix in some family photos before getting too dirty at the Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill.  This is one of my go-to locations for mini sessions.  It has an awesome bridge, a barn, brick wall, green trees and a playground for the kids to go on after the session.  Liam wasn’t too interested in getting his photo taken, but he did manage to crack a smile a few times.

After a quick wardrobe change, the birthday girl got to dig into some cake!  She wasn’t too interested at first, but once daddy put a little taste in her mouth, she was all in.

Happy Birthday, Evelyn! One is an important year- I am sure you are going to rock it girlfriend!  And Liam, keep smiling.

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Bat Mitzvah : Maddie and Emma :: Congregation Beth El, Voorheese, NJ and Bahdeebahdu design stuido, Philadelphia, PA

What a fun day with Maddie and Emma! Loving sisters from Haddonfield, celebrated their Bat Mitzvah together along with friends and family at the Bahdeebahdu design studio in Philadelphia.  Don’t forget to check out some fun PhotoBooth pics at the bottom of this post.