Category Archives: Portraits

Winter Portraits

As the cold of winter melts into the green promise of spring I have to say..I will miss winter.
Yes it’s April Fools Day but this isn’t a joke.
Winter is one of my favorite times to take portraits.

Winter to me is literally a blank canvas, a white billowy canvas of opportunity. Where colors pop and everything sparkles!

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And of course you can never have enough layers on! And cute accessorizes like hats and scarves are a must!

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Plus it’s a great way to get everyone a little bit closer and hug a little tighter.

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So goodbye for now winter…I’ll be waiting anxiously for your return!

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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!

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Spring Portrait Session Special

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Book your session today!!

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Jacob – Penn Hills High School

Is it spring yet?
As much as I love winter shoots I am sooo ready for the colors of spring to start appear!  Especially after the random 60 degree day we had in the middle of February! (Crazy Pittsburgh weather!)

Jacob was my first senior of 2014! He along with his family were such a pleasure to work with. We chatted about the many activities that Jacob loves doing (like stage crew and marching band just to name a few) Jacob plans to attend my alma marter the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt) in the fall and join the marching band there as well.

Enjoy some previews from Jacob’s session!

It’s never to late (nor early – I’m looking at you class of 2015) to book your Senior session!
Contact me for more information about booking your Senior session.

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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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Family Portraits at Prince Gallitzin State Park

As much as I love the big city and all it has to offer…. deep down inside I’m a country girl.
I love the mountains, the quite and the lack of other drivers on the road. (Pittsburgh traffic – grrr!)

So any excuse to go back home to Central PA I will take it! Especially when it means I get to visit with friends and family which this particular trip allowed me to do both.

I had the privilege of working my friend April’s family at Prince Gallitzin State Park early Saturday morning.
And while it was somewhat foggy we had beautiful crisp fall morning shoot full of laughter and fun.

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I cannot wait to visit with April again and to work sometime in the future with her wonderful family.
Enjoy the previews below.

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Coming up next: Crytzer Maternity Pictures at Frick Park

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Ally Mohan – Senior Portraits

Each and every senior session comes with its own unique personality and flare.
And this post’s senior is no exception. This is Ally and I had the pleasure of working with her and her Mom last Saturday.

I loved capturing Ally’s fun personality and beautiful smile.

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Next Post..
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with some very fun family portraits taken back in my hometown in Central, Pa!

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McConnells Mill State Park – Senior Portriats

I love finding new places to photograph clients and a fellow photographer friend suggested McConnells Mill to me because of my love for covered bridges. I have been looking forward to using this location for a long time and recently I made not one but TWO trips out there to complete Shelby and Jared’s senior sessions!
Let’s just say this will not be my last time out there, the location is a photographers dream with lots of fantastic nooks and crannys to explore.
You can preview some of their shots below!

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Coming up….
Ally’s senior session

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Jared’s Senior Pictures – Take One!

See that kid there on the left?
That ‘s my “baby” cousin Jared circa 2007.  Granted he’s not a baby in that picture nor is he a baby any longer but he was my first baby cousin. I remember playing ball with him on the floor with him at our grandparent’s house (when all he could say was ball) and now he’s the Captain of the soccer team and trying out for college teams. Where did all that time go?

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Either way, I’ll stop my embarrassing musing. (It’s what us older cousins do best after all.)

I’m so excited to see ‘the places you’ll go‘ as you start this exciting new chapter in your life. Here’s a few shots from the other night before we had to call the session due to rain.

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That’s all for now! I’ll post another preview after our rain date.

If you know a member of the class of 2014 who needs their senior portraits taken, perhaps they would be interested in our Senior Rep program.
Senior Reps are students who represent Kensington Photography in exchange for credits toward the cost of their own senior portraits. It is possible for a rep to save hundreds of dollars on the cost of their own senior portraits by referring their friends and classmates to our studio for senior portraits. As a REP you receive a FREE photo session in August or September, from which we will print photo cards of you to give out to your friends and classmates. We will also provide brochures from the studio to help you show your friends the quality of our work. When your friends or classmates have their senior portraits done and place their print orders at Kensington Photography, we ask them who referred them. When they give your name, a $20 credit is applied to your account for each referral to the studio. This referral credit applies directly toward the cost of your own senior portraits. For example, suppose you refer five friends to Kensington…you will receive a $20 credit for each friend, for a total of $100 credit toward your own pictures! So, the more people you refer the more credits you get for your own pictures. As a REP, your regular senior portrait photo session will be FREE if completed before October 1, 2013.
Obviously, this is an exceptional opportunity to have your portraits taken by Kensington Photography AND save a TON of money on your senior portraits. All we ask of you is that you help promote our work to your friends and classmates by handing out your cards and fliers to everyone that needs their picture taken. Our REP program is limited based on the number of students per school.This offer is available for a limited time. If you wish to become a rep for Kensington Photography we recommend that you contact the studio immediately to determine if openings are still available.
Please contact me

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