Prospective clients often ask me what their portrait session will be like.  What they are really asking, 99% of the time, is "Joyce, how on earth does this EVER work?" They are often convinced that their home is not quite decorated exquisitely enough, that the wardrobe selected not fashionable enough, that they should have lost the extra pounds (you know, the ones only they notice! ;) ) and, most of all, that their children will never cooperate.

Every client feels this way, but they don't know what I know: 1) Their family is perfectly imperfect, just the way they are at this moment in time and 2) After almost ten years as a portrait photographer, I have more than a few tricks up my sleeve to capture families beautifully. Perhaps even more importantly, one of my strengths is being able to accomplish all that I do in a session in the most relaxed yet expedient manner. While we are never rushed, I also realize that the experience of the session is as important as the results. We want the kids to have fun.  Dare we say it, we even want Dad to have fun.

The number one comment I hear from fathers at the end of a session is "Wow, that was so much easier than I thought!" 

The number one comment I hear from mothers at the end of a session is, "Wow, I'm not sure they behaved enough.  Did we get anything?"

The number one comment I hear from both parents after viewing the images is "WHEN did this happen, HOW did you do it, and HOW will we ever decide?"

I'd love to share a session spotlight from January--yes, January, when there was still snow on the ground!  We had a wonderful morning together--so much so that I found myself with 73 images for this family's gallery. Just to make sure I'm not giving myself too much credit for my ability to work quickly, I checked the time stamp on the images.  Time elapsed from first to last image? 59 minutes.  Dads of Philadelphia and the Main Line, rejoice!  :)

If you're thinking of a session for spring or summer, simply send me a quick e-mail and we'll make a plan to capture your family beautifully (and painlessly!). 

A big thank you to the G. family. It is always a pleasure photographing their exuberant, full-of-life-and-love family. Click through to see them all!



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Prospective clients often ask me what their portrait session will be like.  What they are really asking, 99% of the time, is "Joyce, how on earth does this EVER work?" They are often convinced that their home is not quite decorated exquisitely enough, that the wardrobe selected not fashionable enough, that they should have lost the extra pounds (you know, the ones only they notice! ;) ) and, most of all, that their children will never cooperate.

Every client feels this way, but they don't know what I know: 1) Their family is perfectly imperfect, just the way they are at this moment in time and 2) After almost ten years as a portrait photographer, I have more than a few tricks up my sleeve to capture families beautifully. Perhaps even more importantly, one of my strengths is being able to accomplish all that I do in a session in the most relaxed yet expedient manner. While we are never rushed, I also realize that the experience of the session is as important as the results. We want the kids to have fun.  Dare we say it, we even want Dad to have fun.

The number one comment I hear from fathers at the end of a session is "Wow, that was so much easier than I thought!" 

The number one comment I hear from mothers at the end of a session is, "Wow, I'm not sure they behaved enough.  Did we get anything?"

The number one comment I hear from both parents after viewing the images is "WHEN did this happen, HOW did you do it, and HOW will we ever decide?"

I'd love to share a session spotlight from January--yes, January, when there was still snow on the ground!  We had a wonderful morning together--so much so that I found myself with 73 images for this family's gallery. Just to make sure I'm not giving myself too much credit for my ability to work quickly, I checked the time stamp on the images.  Time elapsed from first to last image? 59 minutes.  Dads of Philadelphia and the Main Line, rejoice!  :)

If you're thinking of a session for spring or summer, simply send me a quick e-mail and we'll make a plan to capture your family beautifully (and painlessly!). 

A big thank you to the G. family. It is always a pleasure photographing their exuberant, full-of-life-and-love family. Click through to see them all!





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