Jim Thorpe Maternity Photographer // Kiersten// Mauch Chunk Lake Park

         This session was a dream for me as a Jim Thorpe maternity photographer. The rain for the most part held off for us, only sprinkled a tiny bit. I was so happy we made this maternity session happen. I normally love driving through Jim Thorpe, but I had not explored around the area too much. Kiersten suggested Mauch Chunk Lake Park and once I heard lake, I was all about that location. I did not know what to expect, and was very pleasantly surprised at its beauty. 
         
          As a Jim Thorpe maternity photographer, I knew it was important to focus on my expecting mom as well as capture the beauty of the area, especially since she requested it. She brought along her husband and two adorable girls. We grabbed some adorable family photos and a few of them alone with wife and mom.

          The girls thought it was pretty cool to go fishing with dad while me and mom finished up with her maternity photographs. Kiersten was expecting their first boy, and to say they were excited is an understatement. Dad had all the plans for baseball, fishing and much more for his baby boy. 

          At the end of the session I couldn’t resist photographing the girls being so adorable in their rain coats and with the umbrella. I can’t wait to show you their baby brother!

          This session as a Jim Thorpe maternity photography did not disappoint one little bit. As you look throught the photos, take in all the beauty of this gorgeous mama to be and the serenity of the landscape. 

           Are you expecting? I would love to talk with you more about a maternity session! Contact me here!


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Serving NEPA, Central, PA and surrounding areas.
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Mr. & Mrs. Murch | Glasbern Inn | Fogelsville // NEPA & Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

As a NEPA & Lehigh Valley wedding photographer, I photographed this beautiful couple. Mr. & Mrs. Murch were married at the Glasbern Inn on a beautiful April day. Everything was stunning, from the venue to the ceremony, to the reception. Glasbern Inn offers a beautiful cabin for the ladies to get ready in, a manly hotel room for the gentlemanto get ready in, a stunning view at the ceremony pad and let’s not forget the gorgeous, vast reception hall next to a pond. It boasts a ton of parking and is located in Fogelsville in the Lehigh Valley.

The beautiful couple chose a vibrant, deep, purple with a light purple to accent their wedding day. The flowers were stunning. The ceremony pad, the bridesmaids bouquets, the venue flowers and last but not least the bridal bouquet. Kayla’s dress was absolutely stunning on her and truly made her look like a princess.

There was a delicious buffet during cocktail hour followed by a delicious dinner. After they filled their bellies, the dancing party began. All of the guests joined the bride and groom on the dance floor to boogie.
I loved all the little detail signs the bride and groom had around the venue.

Enjoy Mr. & Mrs. Murch’s beautiful day.

Are you getting married soon? I would love to photograph your beautiful day. For more information you can contact me.

Vendors

Venue: The Glasbern Inn

Florist: Bob’s Flower Shop

DJ & Entertainment: DJ Jimbo

Hair & Makeup: Meredith Cimerol

Bridal Gown: Bella Sposa Bridal

Wedding shot under Maegan Lutz Photography

Kristi James Photography is a NEPA & Lehigh Valley Wedding photographer based out of Bloomsburg, PA. Available worldwide.
Serving Central Pennsylvania, NEPA and surrounding areas to include Fogelsville, Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Stroudsburg, Easton, Allentown, Tannersville, Bloomsburg, Danville, Watsontown, Williamport, State College, Wilkes Barre, Forty Fort, Hazelton, Mountain Top, Benton and many more locations.


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Bloomsburg Maternity Photographer | Jessica

As a Bloomsburg maternity photographer I have the absolute pleasure of photographing some gorgeous mother’s to be. Granted Jessica is not located in Bloomsburg, but in Utah. Yes, I travel to Utah for maternity, newborn, family and couples photographs. Having traveled for the past 17 years, it is in my blood to keep traveling. Now that we have settled here in Bloomsburg, I have had the travel itch badly. I have been lucky enough to travel several places over the last year to scratch the travel itch.

I absolutley adore being a Bloomsburg maternity photographer and hope to have the opportunity to photograph more expecting mothers here locally. So all of you expecting mamas, what are you waiting for? You may feel like you do not look good enough for photos, but let me tell you, YOU ARE GORGEOUS! You are growing a beautiful being (or two) within your body and it makes you glow! That glow shines through all the unattractive feelings you are having, through all the pain you may be in, your light shines! Check out this gorgeous maternity session.

If you are having doubts, think about this, you are only pregnant with this beautiful child (or children) once! You will most likely regret not having those photos to look back on and reminisce and tell stories about to that child. I know my children love to have me tell them stories of when I was pregnant with them and they ALWAYS ask to see a photo. I have tons from my first pregnancy, literally ONE from my second (which is regretable), a handful from my third pregnancy and a full maternity session from my fourth. Do you know who asks to see the photos of me pregnant with them the most? The two middle children… the ones I have only one or a handful from. Don’t be me. Have even just a mini maternity session done. This Bloomsburg maternity photographer will hook you up girl!

If you need more reasons as to why you should do a maternity portrait session check out this blog.

If you would like to book your maternity session you can contact me and we will chat!


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Serving NEPA, Central, PA and surrounding areas.
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Bloomsburg Outdoor Family Photographer

Bloomsburg Outdoor Family Photographer

I have been all over the world in the most beautiful places and being a Bloomsburg outdoor family photographer I still have one of the most breathtaking places to continue my photography in. As I drove around the area I would see these adorable wood piles in peoples yards and think, “I wonder if they would let me photograph people there?” Of course I never did because that might be weird.

The Outdoor Wood Pile

Of course I took it upon myself (really my husband and kids) to make a wood pile of my own! It is the most beautiful thing in my yard, in my opinion. It sits in the back of the yard right where the sun shines through so beautifully. It creates a beautiful golden light hugging all of my families! This is one of the biggest highlights of being a Bloomsburg outdoor family photographer. When the light hugs my families and encapsulates all the love they have for eachother. 

Family History

Now, this family has been a part of my life for about 12 years. Yes, that long. We may not have talked each day or hung out, but once upon a time, in Okinawa, Japan, they were our neighbors. Their oldest daughter used to chase my son around the playground at the sweet age of 2 and 3. The family eventually moved and wouldn’t you believe it so many years later we end up in the same neck of the woods. I couldn’t believe how fate did that for us.  Being able to see them grow from being their neighbor and photographer in Okinawa, to now, so many years later and they have all grown up and added family members. It is truly a blessing to be a Bloomsburg outdoor family photographer

Would you like to book your Bloomsburg family session today?

If you are looking for another Bloomsburg outdoor family session location, the 2019 Bloomsburg Fair would be a fun location as well.

 


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Newborn Photos | Five Reasons to Get Newborn Photos Taken

Newborn photos are a hot topic with people lately. Some think newborn photos are not necessary and some wouldn’t have it any other way. Those that wouldn’t have it any other way know the five reasons to get newborn photos taken. Those that don’t think newborn photos are necessary are in for a great treat to learn why they should have their newborn photos taken. I honestly do not think that some of these reasons will surprise you, although they might. I think every mother/father wants to have photos of their newborn babies, but some are not willing to spend a good amount of money on them.

I know that when I started having kids, from what I remember newborn photos were not really popular. Now infant photos when they were over 6 weeks old were popular. I got my oldest babies photos done at 6 weeks and cherish those so much. I do regret not having them done sooner than 6 weeks old though.

My second kiddo totally got neglected because we were so poor at that time. He got his hospital photos, but I wasn’t able to order them until he was a year old. I saved and saved just to get those.

My third child, my daughter, had one taken at 2 weeks old. It was quite comical… I didn’t know how to do girl headbands. So she looked like a tiny runner with a sweatband.

And my fourth baby was born after I had started doing newborn photography. He was supposed to be my baby I could practice and pose and do it all over every day with. That definitely didn’t happen. He was such a touchy baby. I think I ended up with a total of 4 usable photos of him as a newborn ( 3 weeks and under). I got more as he got older and less touchy with me putting him down. 

Have you even considered newborn photos? Are you wondering why you should even get newborn photos? Or are you wondering if you can even afford it? I know that sometimes are hard and it isn’t always affordable, but if you can save up before the baby is born, you will be ready. Also making sure to book that session in advance so you know you have a spot. Well, are you ready to hear those five reasons to get newborn photos taken

Or you can check out a whole bunch of these adorable newborn photos. 

Even more newborn photos here!

Reason One: They will never be this itty bitty again.

That’s right, they grow up. Even within a week to two weeks old, your newborn will have grown and changed tremendously. Whether you want to admit it or not, they grow so fast, right before your eyes. I mean seriously… I just had my oldest yesterday right? NOT! Try almost 15 years ago. How, just how, will he be a sophomore in high school next year? When did that happen? I don’t know because I just had him yesterday remember?

Reason Two: You’ll never forget what they looked like and how tiny they were.
You will one day look back at those newborn photos and have a flood of emotions come flowing back. Yep, our memories can fail us sometimes. It sucks, but its the cold hard truth. Whether it is on purpose or just part of life. Mom brain and memory loss are totally a thing. I forget stuff all the time. I love that I was a photo enthusiast all my life to be able to look back at all those memories I may have otherwise forgotten. There are a few certain moments and looks I remember, but for the most part, I have to go back through photos to remember what happened, especially in those early years that are a fog of exhaustion.

Reason Three: Grandparents always want photos of their new grandchildren.

If your baby has grandparents, you know they will want to display their newest grandchild big time in their home. They will want to show off your newborn to all their friends. They will oooohh and aaaahhh over your newborn every day. It will be especially important to them if you do not live close by. These newborn photos will be their connection to them until they can meet in person.

Reason Four: You will have adorable photos to hang in your home.

Just as grandparents will want to have photos of your newborn all over their home to show off, so will you. Believe it or not, at some point in time you will want the newborn photos of your wee babe hung all over the house. You will want to always see the time when they were tiny. You can also put the newborn photo in a grow with me frame that includes their newborn photo up to a year old or even up till they are 18 years old! I think those are so fun to have and watch how much your baby changes each year or month. 

Reason Five: A professional photographer knows what they are doing.

Hiring a professional with a proven track record of newborn photography and safety is one of the biggest reasons for having your newborn photos taken. Whether you want to admit it or not, you are not trained in the art and SAFETY of newborn photography. It is highly possible the baby will not be safe when taking photos on your own or by a less experienced photographer. Not only will your baby be in safe hands, but the newborn photographer will be able to put them in all the cute poses safely and easily. So remember to save up, book early and invest in a newborn photographer to take your newborn photos. 

Ready to book your newborn photos today?


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Kristi James has been photographing newborns for ten years. She has trained in newborn safety and intricate posing. Kristi James is a member of the Professional Photographers of America.

Kristi James is a photographer specializing in child, newborn and family photography in Pennsylvania.
Child and Family Photography is done in NEPA and she proudly serves Central Pennsylvania.

Kristi is known for her use of natural light and unique portraiture for child and family photography.  Click to view a collection of her family, newborn, child and maternity work or visit her website to get in touch.

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Coming to Hawaii – Plan your Hawaiian photo shoot.

COMING TO HAWAII

This is an announcement that I am BEYOND excited to post! Kristi James Photography is coming to Oahu, Hawaii. I get to be a Hawaii photographer temporarily.

So there is this family I have been photographing for about 7 years, and they are bringing me to photograph them again IN HAWAII! I have always wanted to visit Hawaii. I have heard nothing but magical things about the beaches of Hawaii, the mountains and the Luaus. Now I get to go and enjoy the beautiful island myself. I am beyond excited.


There are a ton of amazing things to do according to The Travel Channel, but I think I am going to enjoy the beauty at the beach, maybe a hike and some nightlife! What would you do if you were visiting Oahu, Hawaii for a few days?

I am excited to announce that I DO have VERY limited sessions available to the families/couples of Hawaii and also TWO boudoir/male/female/couples slots during the day! If I am a betting gal, and I am…. these will GO FAST! Like, speed lightning fast! We can go to your favorite beach, a field in the mountain, wherever I am allowed without a crazy permit ha ha ha. So have fast fingers and book your session with me. I have available dates June 27-July 1, 2019. 

Choose a Hawaii Portrait Session or a Hawaii Boudoir Session BELOW
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Kristi James Photography will be coming to Hawaii and temporarily being a Hawaii Photographer. She serves her military families, couples and members. Photographing in Hawaii has been a dream for some time. She is excited to get back to the island life with the blue  water, amazing views and the healing powers of the beach. Photographing families and people in Oahu, Hawaii will be an epic adventure. Kristi is a natural light photographer, with a sense of fun and meaningful portrait sessions.


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Pennsylvania Mommy Photographer

I hope that most of you are celebrating a mother today. It amazes me each day as a Pennsylvania mommy photographer, I learn that there can be more than just a biological mom. There are adopted moms, bonus moms, moms who have an angel, moms-to-be. I know that I will be thinking of my mom and my grandmothers today. I can’t physically be with them, but I will be calling them and telling them how much I am thankful for them and all they have done for me. I tend to tell them that anyway because it is important, but an extra dose of goodness today. 

This last month I have had the privilege of photographing so many moms! My mommy and me minis are BY FAR my most popular mini session ever. It is one mini session I make sure I do each year. It is one of the most important sessions I do each year. I love seeing how these wonderful mothers interact with their children. I love seeing how much these kids love their mothers, even if they are stinkers ;). 

I did some studio sessions because it was yucky out and I did some outdoor sessions because it was so nice. One of these sessions will be featured today. The others will be coming over the next few weeks to finish out May, the month of mothers in my eyes. This little guy was so active, mom knew just how to keep him entertained though. And of course, mom picked out the perfect colors and cute outfits for the session. Some pink, turquoise and some black thrown in there. Everything made for the most adorable photos for Mother’s Day!

If you would like to book me as your Pennsylvania mommy photographer for a mommy and me session at any point through the year, contact me and we will make sure it happens!

And if you would like to read an amazing Mother’s Day Story, make sure to read THIS! All we want is for our story to be told. 

Kristi James is a photographer specializing in child, newborn and family photography in Pennsylvania.
Child and Family Photography is done in NEPA and she proudly serves Central Pennsylvania.

Kristi is known for her use of natural light and unique portraiture for child and family photography.  Click to view a collection of her family, newborn, child and maternity work or visit her website to get in touch.


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Pennsylvania Summer Photographer

It might only be spring right now, but summer is on its way! Spring and summer are my favorite seasons of the year. Spring has so many beautiful blossoms and flowers everywhere, but summer has late nights, sun shining through the trees and the sounds of children playing in the pond. It is a dream for a Pennsylvania summer photographer. 

On nights like this, I cannot resist taking the kids out and photographing them. I take the most willing participants, which is usually my daughter. She has such a beautiful presence. My son and she have been my muses for the last few years. They each give off a different vibe and are so photogenic. Yet another dream for a Pennsylvania summer photographer. 

 

I am not rushing spring by any means, the perfect temperatures, beautiful spring evenings and mornings have been a treat for me. Each morning I take time to listen to all of the nature making its presence known around my home. But I cannot wait for long summer nights, the roasting of hot dogs over the fire, smores all over my children’s faces. Running around barefoot. Nothing can beat a beautiful summer night.

Not only can you enjoy a beautiful summer evening around a fire, but look at all these other activities that you can do in the Pennsylvania summer sun! There are so many fun things that Pennsylvania has to offer.
You can check that out here.

Kristi James is a photographer specializing in child, newborn and family photography in Pennsylvania.
Child and Family Photography is done in NEPA and she proudly serves Central Pennsylvania.

Kristi is known for her use of natural light and unique portraiture for child and family photography.  Click to view a collection of her family, newborn, child and maternity work or visit her website to get in touch.


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www.kristijamesphotography.com
Weddings | Engagement | Boudoir photographer
Serving NEPA, Central, PA and surrounding areas.
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Mommy and Me Minis

Every year I offer Mommy and Me Minis. They are my most sought out mini session of all time! Why you may ask? Let me give you a little look into why I think they are the most sought after mini session for Kristi James Photography.

I often look through old photos and end up reminiscing over the memories and sometimes loving the photos of when I was too young to remember. There are several photos with my father. I have very few photos with my mother. She was the one always taking the photos. There are a few select ones I remember with her and I will always cherish those photos. Not to diminish the precious photos with my father. Because I will always cherish every photo with every person I love.

Anyway, now that I’m done letting you in on a few reasons why I think these are my most sought after mini sessions, let us get down to business! Because Mommy and Me Minis are my most sought after mini session you will need to act fast and book yours today. The April 20th date is actually almost booked up already! Most importantly, I figured I had better let everyone here know before the sessions were all gone!

To book yours you can go here to my ——-> STORE

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! { kristijamesphotography@gmail.com }

I hope to see you soon.

xoxo Kristi


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Kristi James
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