Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Happy June!

I have been looking forward to June for a very long while because….

We’re doing our first fair!
Kensington Photography will be at New Kensington Volunteer Fire Department’s Community Days during June 20th-22nd!
I’m so excited and yet very busy all at the same time because June came far to quickly!
So if you’re coming to community days please stop by and say hi!

Also coming up this month I’m planning on doing a lot of “how to” blogs about weddings photography and the fair so keep an eye out for those!

If you have a  upcoming event or would like more information about Kensington Photography portrait sessions please contact us for more information. 

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Neil 3 months session

Guess who’s 3 months already?
This guy!

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It is hard to believe that he’s already 3 months old!
It feels like it was only last week that I was holding him for the first time mere hours after he was born. Time really does fly by!

So to capture this moment in time before it too goes all to fast we had some fun along with big brother Liam and did Neil’s 3 month portrait session!
Enjoy the preview!

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Prom Season: 2014

It’s that time of year again!
For cray-paper and taffeta, glitter and puffy dresses all to be muttered with the phrase “in season” and it to be accepted for one night and one night only!
It’s Prom!

I love prom!
I love the big dresses and sparkly eye-shadow.
I love the slow jams and the twinkling lights!
It was one night. But it was the night where anything could happen in my mind.

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(Me on the right at my Junior Prom)

And while nothing really out of the ordinary happened at Prom for me I guess my most cherished memories from this time of year are the things that happened while getting ready for Prom…
Being part of the decorating committee.
My parents allowing me to skip school to go with my friends to the nearest large town (Altoona) for dresses.
The arguments I had with my Mom over what she and what I thought I should wear.
The stress over just asking a guy to the Prom. (Asking a person to prom was stressful enough without the addition of flash-mobs, glee club serenades and whatever else you crazy youngsters do now a days!)
And finally there was the excitement of the day itself!

But enough about me and my cheesy nostalgia.
Let’s get to the pictures!

Prom 2014!
This year I had the pleasure of capturing two different proms!

First up was Shelby and Jonah for Apollo Ridge’s Prom!

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(After years of my begging AND pleading AND whining AND annoying – Shelby finally got a puffy dress!!!)

And then we had Stevanakelly and her date  Mike for Plum High School’s Prom!

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(This is Stevanakelly’s blog debut! Yay!)

It was so much fun getting to share the evening with both of these wonderful girls!

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I hope their proms were as magical and memorable as my proms were.

Coining up: Neil’s 3 month portrait session with big brother Liam!

Also posted in Kensington Photography, Pittsburgh Photography, Pittsburgh Senior Photography, Portraits, Prom Portraits

Spring Portrait Session Special

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Book your session today!!

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First Shoot of 2014: Shelby Winter Portraits

Happy 2014!
One of my favorite ways to ringing the New Year is by spending some time with my sister-in law Shelby and photographing our annual Winter Session.
These sessions are usually cold and involving Shelby being place in whatever unique creative circumstance I come up with.

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Which as you can see can garner a lot of strange looks!
But we always have a lot of fun! And the photos are always fantastic!
Enjoy the previews below…

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2013: A Year in Review

Recently I’ve noticed that all of my favorite social media applications are doing “Your Year In Review” features, asking me to review my year in colorful pictures, major life events and random statuses that garnered a lot of attention in the year 2013.

So I thought it would be fun to look back on the year that was…

Some highlights for me in 2013 were…
I shot on a beach for the first time ever!
I got to work with horses again. Which is something I used to love about my first photography job and have missed doing.
I got to do my first photography shoot out of state.
Revamped my website! (Thanks to my hubby for that!)
My Facebook page has almost has 100 likes after being in the lower thirties at the beginning of the year!
I shot a wedding without a second shooter which was daunting but a great experience.
I had the honor of being asked to photograph a charity event for Step by Step which was incredible.
And I tripled the size of my portfolio which is awesome!

I want to thank all of you for your support and business over the last year.
I have loved being a part of and capturing your memories and look forward to working with all of you again.
Have a safe and blessed 2014!

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MacDonald Wedding

On the 26th if October I had the privilege of capturing the wedding of Sara and Paul MacDonald.

Surrounded by family and friends in one of the most beautifully restored churches I’ve ever seen Paul and Sarah exchanged vows and smiles as they spent the first day of the rest of their lives together.
And while I am still hard at work finishing up editing their happy day. Here are just a few of my favorite shots of the day.

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Welcome to the new KensingtonPhotography.com

Welcome to the new KenstingtonPhotography.com!

As you can see we’ve made a few adjustments here and there. Enjoy the new site!
Thanks to my hubby Jamez for all the hard work and time he put into researching and coding he did to bring my vision to life.

And now onto this weeks preview!

This weeks preview is of  the adorable Vozar-Wilks cuties!
I love sibling sessions and these two had me smiling and laughing their entire session. While we didn’t get to accomplish everything that we wanted to thanks to a little rain – we still captured some adorable smiles. I cannot wait for our rain date!

Here’s some of my favorites from the day!

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Coming next week…why they tell you working with your own kids is harder than working with someone else’s. (Aka my genius idea to try and attempt to put our 3 cats in a bathtub.) See you next week!

Also posted in Pittsburgh Photography, Portraits

Austin – Rock n Roll Portraits!!!

I LOVE kid portraits! They’re like snowflakes, unique and special. Just like these portraits that I recently shot for Austin. He LOVES music, leggos and the outdoors and so we tried to capture all these things and more on our recent shoot. We used the Frick Art Museum and Mellon Park for these portraits.

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