Welcome! I'm happy that you're here. This is the best place to keep updated on my most recent work. . .the new families that I've met. . .the latest adventures. You know, the fun stuff. Thanks for following along.
I'm not sure how I get so lucky. The families that welcome me into their homes are just so darn nice! By the time I walk out their door, I honestly feel like I've made a few new friends. Such was the case with Jyotsana and Adam who recently invited me to document one of their typical Sunday afternoons. It was wonderful. Adding to the Cuteness Quotient in their home is their 14-month-old son Connor, and their sweet dog Lulu. This session is a perfect example of how a family's "ordinary" moments come to life and unfold in the most beautiful way. Without further ado, I will let their photos tell their story of A Wonderful Sunday Afternoon.
LuLu showing off her listening skills,
. . . which paid off big time in getting to help with Sunday brunch clean up.
And what's a Wonderful Sunday Afternoon without a little game of billiards?
Followed by a trip upstairs for a diaper and wardrobe change. First, a quick little cleanup.
Connor's nursery was also the perfect place for some play time with mommy.
Connor modeled his special Nepali hat.
Then it was time for hide and seek.
Connor and Lulu had some more fun together.
Thank you again, Jyotsana, Adam, Connor and Lulu for a Wonderful Sunday Afternoon. To see more images from this documentary family photography session, please visit the Shaler Township Family gallery on my website, www.katebuckleyphotography.com
One of the great things about being a documentary family photographer is the feeling that I have when I realize that a family trusts me to be a part of their daily life. I consider it a real honor to spend time with a family and capture those moments that only happen when it's "just family" around. Because as we all know, there are all sorts of moments that can occur on an ordinary day.
The sweet moments with daddy,
the quiet times to do your own thing,
the sad times when only a hug from mommy will do,
the silly times,
the "BUT I WAS PLAYING WITH THAT!" moments,
and even the "OK, everyone is tired now" moments.
But let's face it, these are the moments that make up all of our lives, and I truly believe that these are the moments that we all want to capture and remember.
So thank you, Jamie, Gabe, Lucy, Eva, and Lena. Thank you for trusting me to come into your lives and to be there to capture these special moments, so that you have them forever.
To see more images from this great session, visit Cranberry Area Family under Galleries on my website.
I have always been fascinated by twins. Growing up I knew several sets of twins. There were Jean and Joan in grade school. The Foley brother twins. Heck, the Monroe family in our neighborhood had two sets of twins. While I don't remember ever wanting to be a twin, I thought that twins were the coolest thing. An instant best friend, I figured. Someone to switch identity with and fool your teachers. A constant source of a second wardrobe.
Fast forward several years and I was super excited when friends of mine began to become parents. . .of twins! So imagine my excitement when I had a chance to spend a Saturday morning with my friends Dana and Christian, and their adorable twin girls, Paige and Emerson!
One of the most fascinating things about these two cuties is that after spending five minutes or less with them, I quickly forgot that they were twins. Paige and Emerson are their own unique little beings. They each have their own adorable look and their own endearing personality. They just happen to be born on the same day.
I love it when I can hang out with a family and feel like I'm a part of their life, if only for a day, and yet be an observer (and recorder) of their family routines and special moments. Saturday morning breakfasts that begin with the clinking of cups of coffee and little plastic mugs. . .
. . .and end with helping daddy make a protein shake so he has the energy he needs all day long.
After breakfast there wasn't a lot of structure to our time together, and I loved it! I was along for the ride. Paige and Emerson were up for just about anything, from playing dress-up, to expressing themselves as little artists, to even belting out a few karaoke tunes!
But eventually, even this dynamic duo needed a little down time.
We sure had fun. Thank you, Dana, Christian, Paige and Emerson, for inviting me into your home and lives. By the way, if you happen to run into these two, be sure to wish them a happy 4th birthday. I heard that it's coming up very soon!
To see more of our time together, please visit my web site, www.katebuckleyphotography.com, and go to Galleries, Pine Township Family.
Join me on a virtual journey to the world of Isabella and Benjamin (aka Benny, aka Mr. Action,) and their mom and dad too, of course. A session like this reminds me why I love hanging out with little people. Pure fun. Pure Joy. With a healthy dose of silliness.
Before the shoot I asked their mom Andrea what the kids like to do together. She told me that Isabella and Benny love to bake. And bake they did! There were Rice Krispies, frosting and sprinkles. There were sticky fingers. There were lots of smiles and giggles.
I was so impressed that Isabella and Benny insisted on cleaning up! After the baking fun was done, it was time for more playing and more silliness. Andrea told me that Benny is like having four kids!
Well, you get the picture.
Thank goodness he has his big sister Isabella to keep him in line!
Thank you, Andrea, Tim, Isabella and Benjamin for a great day. I had as much fun as all of you.
You can see more images of my time with this beautiful family on my website, www.katebuckleyphotography.com in Galleries, McCandless Area Family.
This may not be the last time that you hear me say, "I photographed a really special family recently," but without a doubt, nothing could be more true of this family. To give you a little bit of background, I was honored to photograph Christina and Tassy's wedding. Christina's mom and I are old friends from high school and life is funny that way. . .One minute you're sharing carefree, silly and drama-filled high school days with someone, and the next day you're photographing their daughter's wedding.
All couples have their own special story, how they met and why they were meant to be together, however Christina and Tassy's story is truly extraordinary. Both of them are compassionate, determined, (and I'll add silly and sweet) people with a passion for helping others. Both of them beat the odds and overcame medical conditions that threatened their lives at a young age. And while those challenges may have deterred some people, they somehow seemed to fuel Christina and Tassy's desire to do more. In fact they met through mission work in response to the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake. You can read more about Christina's good work in Haiti here. Learn more about the amazing nonprofit organization, Team Tassy which is changing hundreds of lives every day for the people of Haiti.
Now fast forward a little bit and enter ridiculously adorable baby. . . meet their son, Elijah.
I mean, come on now. . .those eyes, that nose, that smile. . .
Joy personified. . .from all of them, through all of them, spreading it out into the world. The love shown by Christina and Tassy as parents, well, it almost took my breath away.
I had so much fun hanging out with them during our session. Here are a few more favorites. You can see their gallery (Allison Park Family) on my web site.
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