Family

Lucy - A North Jersey At Home Newborn Session

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I have been itching to blog this session for weeks and haven't had the time but now that I do, ohhhhh ya'll.  Get ready to oooo and ahhhh at sweet little Lucy and her family.  Alex and Patrick hired me to shoot their wedding last year just 17 days before they said "I do" and while for most photographers this might have made them lose their minds, their wedding was one of my top 3 weddings I have ever shot.  So when Alex reached out and said they were due with a little girl in June and would I be willing to come out and photograph her and their families, the answer was duh!!!  I wasn't ready though for how much love would be at this shoot.  Little Lucy is one lucky little girl because not only do her parents love her very much, her uncle and grandparents do too!  

I spent Father's Day photographing all of them at Alex's parents house and I just love these photos so much!  Lucy was a week old and we got so many great images that narrowing it down to blog was SO HARD!  But I somehow did it, so please, enjoy some of my favs from this sweet at home newborn session!  

WOODBRIDGE NJ MULTI GENERATION FAMILY SESSION

It's so easy to forget WHY this job is so important.  Photos help preserve what we one day maybe won't remember and that is exactly why I wanted to share this sweet 3 generation family session!  They contacted me because grandpa (the gentleman in the yellow) had been diagnosed with end stage cancer and they wanted some nice photos together before he began treatment.  We picked a little spot in their backyard for their session and it was obvious, that even in such a difficult time, the family was holding on because of their love for each other.  The two sweet little boys won't remember these photos but it was such an honor to capture them with their grandpa so they have these images to cherish for years to come.  Never forget to have your own family, no matter what it looks like, photographed.  Life is oh so fleeting!  

Peyton - Winter Kids Mini Session

I finally have been catching up on blogging and let me tell ya'll, there are some seriously gorgeous people set to the blog in the coming few weeks!  This winter was wayyyy busier than normal so I never had a chance to blog a lot of the sessions we shot and there are so many cute ones, like this one!  

I have known Danica, Peyton's mom, for years and have photographed this sweet little many times the last few years!  We met up at Valley Forge National Park for a little pre-Christmas shoot and I just loved her PJ's and winter looks!  This cutie has SO MUCH personality!!!!  And it was seriously so much fun to photograph!  At this age, I love that you barely have to give them any direction and their little personalities just spill out and Peyton was no different!  We had so much fun exploring the farm and making silly faces at each other and I am (finally!!) so excited to share these with all of you!  

Bozek Family - Willow Grove Family Christmas Shoot

Only 3 days to go till Christmas and so the timing couldn't be more perfect to share this Christmas themed family shoot from a few weeks ago!  Dana and Bob have been some of our most loyal fans the last few years and I can't even begin to tell you HOW grateful we are for them.  Two years ago, I photographed their wedding and since have had the honor of photographing them a total of 6 times, which truly says a lot about the kind of impact we have both had on the other.  This year they welcomed a new little girl into their family and I finally got to meet her when we shot their family session!  Little M has grown to be the cutest little three year old and has the most darling personality, which I am sure you will see in their photos and baby S is so stinkin perfect.  We shot their family session in their home near Willow Grove and their apartment build was the PERFECT background for a session!  High ceilings, amazing light, their gorgeous tree, perfect styling (as always!) and fun Christmas details.  

Happy first Christmas little S and Merry Christmas Bozek family!  Thank you for your love, constant support and being one of our favorite families!  We adore you and hope you love a few of our favorites!!!!

Cinquino Family - Fall Family Mini Session

Now that the year is winding down, I am finally having a chance to share some of holiday mini sessions!  We spent 3 days shooting over 20 families and couples and had so so much fun!  One of those families is the Cinquino Family!  I got to know Cristina through a styled shoot I did in October and let me tell you this momma is one talented baker!!!  If you are EVER looking for a gorgeous custom cake, she is your lady.  You can find more of her gorgeous creations on facebook!  But in November, she and her family met us behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art for their mini session and it was SO fun!  Her three little are adorable and we had a great time getting some new family shots of them!  Check out a few of my favorites and look for more of our sessions on the blog this week!!!

Holiday Mini Sessions!

We have gotten quite a few emails about if we were going to be offering any Holiday themed mini sessions and the answer is YES!  We are excited to announce that this year we will be offering Mini Sessions complete with cute Holiday props and set ups and that all funds raised will be donated to The Strong Catalyst!  They are a steal of a deal and we are certain the rest of them will go fast!

Each $60.00 session is 25 minutes long, includes 15 edited digital images, and a print release.  All sessions will take place in Valley Forge Park (exact location will be given out a few days before hand!) and must be paid in FULL in order to book your spot!  The rain dates will be scheduled in the event that we need to but even in light rain or cold, we will be shooting!  These are a great way to get a new family photo, headshot, photos with your love or fur baby!  And you are able to purchase the additional 20+ edits from your session for only $40 more!  Again, all funds will be donated, so you get a great deal and get to support a great cause!  Best of all?  THEY ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!  

So what is The Strong Catalyst you ask?  9 months ago Jordan and I created a community designed specifically for lesbian women, based right here in Philadelphia.  Visibility is one of the greatest struggles lesbians (and really women in general) face and we set out to give a platform for more faces, stories and experiences to express who they are!  And we've been pretty successful!  With 12 photo shoots, several events and one fundraiser under our belt, we are looking to branch out and create new community based experiences.  But since we have done all of this with our own money, resources are running low.  So our hope is these mini sessions help us raise enough funds to create support groups, community based events and bring more unique, relevant, needed resources to the lesbian women in our area!  

These sessions will go quick!  So if you are interested, please visit the link below to purchase your timeslot!  Have questions?  Reach out to us at swigerphotography@gmail.com right now!  We can't wait for these fun, holiday and fall inspired sessions and to have you in front of our camera!  

CLICK HERE TO GO TO PURCHASE YOUR TIMESLOT!

Mott Family - A Greene Lane Park Family Session

I have known Jess for over 12 years and just typing that makes me somehow feel so much older than I am!  Jess was my high school youth leader and over the years we have stayed in touch via facebook!  She was always so sweet to me and my sister and to see her now a mom of two and wife to her back then boyfriend is so cool!  So when she asked if I was free to do some photos of their family, how could I say no?  I took their eldest 1 year photos FOUR years ago when I was just starting out and to now get to do the same for their newest little was such an honor!  

With the Holiday's right around the corner, it's time to start thinking of your family's holiday cards and updating your family photo!  Whether your a family of two or family of eight, I would the chance to photograph you this year!  There is extremely limited availability for our special family mini shoot pricing this fall, so contact us soon if you were interested in scheduling yours!