Nash's 1st Fiesta | Styled Birthday | Lansdale, PA

Hello lovely readers! If you've been looking for some Southwestern inspiration, here it is! Brittany Bollard from Hatch (hatch-baby.com) styled her youngest son's first birthday and it honestly has me wanting to re-decorate my apartment with some Southwestern rugs and baby cactuses . There are so many awesome little details that made this day great. Every photograph is full of her inspiration!

Want to keep some for your own inspiration? Pin it!  Enjoy!

Dear 1 year old Nash, 

You most likely would not remember me if you saw me today. I was your official birthday photographer. I photographed your older brother Wyatt when he was just a little newborn. I photographed your Aunt Nicolette's sweet 16 and her Prom. Some day when you learn to read I would like you to know that no matter what you do in life, you will always look good doing it, because your talented mommy Brittany will be there to style the heck out it. Also if you wouldn't mind I would like to borrow your mommy so she can style my future kids' parties. I hope you had the best first birthday ever and that you ate as much cake as your little tummy could handle. 


Your-forever-family-photographer Colleen


30th Anniversary | Surprise Vow Renewal | Philadelphia, PA

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."

At the risk of sounding cliche, I will say, love is an amazing thing. It is fierce and it is gentle all at once. It is always full and ever-growing. It is the thing that keeps us going when life makes us believe that all odds are against us. And I do not mean "love" as in love between two people, exclusively. I mean the love that exist in you, for you, around you, and because of you. It is wonderful and simple. We have it, always. It is our choice to bring that love into light and share it with the world. The question is not whether your love is understood, or noticed, or accepted, but rather, did we offer it honestly with all that we are. And if by chance you have found your soul mate, at any point in your life, you know the feeling of having the light of the entire world in your heart no matter where you find yourself. When the touch of that person's hand or the gaze of their eyes feels like home, you are truly unstoppable. 

I feel incredibly honored to have photographed this couple. They have been together for 30 years. A simple walk in the park turned into a surprise re-proposal and vow renewal. And in case you were wondering, she said "yes!" Oh, and then their children magically appeared and made her cry even more. 

This is what unstoppable love looks like. 



Noah | Newborn | Red Hill PA

Happy Monday! :) 

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I'm starting off the week with a very special little boy. His name is Noah. I had the honor of photographing his parents' wedding in 2012. It's so exciting to watch couples grow into families and I'm so happy that I had a chance to be a part of it. Noah gave me a great mix of smiles and stink eyes ;) And I just LOVE his hair! Enjoy!

Brooke and Andrew, 

Thank you so much for inviting me into your home to capture these moments. I keep looking at all of them and cannot stop smiling. I hope you had as much fun as I did!