For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

A rekindling experience of love through imagery.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baby Xaeda Welcoming Session | Newborn Photographer Monroe Files Photography DRMC Dubois, PA

Welcome to the world, Miss Xaeda! This is my step dad and mother's FOURTH
grand daughter...4 years in a row! YES, the were blessed with a baby girl one
per year, 4 years in a row =] 

Xaeda has the cutest ears and chubby cheekers!

Her Nanners thinks she looks like a precious little Eskimo baby =]

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Operation Love: Flora & Chelsey | Military Photographer, Monroe Files Photography, Bilgers Rocks, PA

Monroe Files Photography is a part of Operation Love Reunited. Op:Love is a non-profit, fully volunteer organization that offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed or those coming home.  

To locate a photographer in your area please go to the Op:Love site.

"Hello, I am looking for a photographer to do pictures with through Operation Love Reunited and I saw on their website that you are a participating photographer. I thought I was going to have to go all the way to Pittsburgh! (I'm in Curwensville.) My husband is in Afghanistan right now, so the photos would just be of our daughter and myself. Let me know if I need to do anything (like if there's a form I need to fill out or something) and when you might be available to take them. I look forward to hearing from you."

And so began my journey offering military families a little slice of heaven
straight from the mailman =] 

Expecting to travel clear to Pittsburgh, Chelsey was super excited to have
found me close to home and couldn't wait to surprise her husband. Their sweet pea, Flora, 
was born after Daddy had already deployed and every picture of her is so precious to him.

After speaking to each other back and forth, we agreed to do the session at Bilger's Rocks in Grampian. 
Our calendars matched up for the first week in October, which happened to share a special
date for this military wife, their second wedding anniversary.

And, I came to find out, not only is this their wedding anniversary...Flora's parent's got 
married at Bilger's Rocks!

 If you would have told Chelsey on her wedding day, that 2years from now
her darling husband would be miles and miles away and she would
be sharing the day with their beautiful 6 month old daughter, 
she'd most likely be in disbelief.

Flora's Daddy has since returned home to his two beautiful girls, just in time to celebrate 
Flora's first Easter and her first birthday! I hope your family received as much joy
as I did creating these portraits for you. Much love and a huge thank you
for your services =] 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coopers Farm | Monroe Files Photography Beechwoods, PA

Lily during her 2nd trip to Cooper's farm! Last year she was
barely able to sit up.

This year she was running through the pumpkin patch!

Puppy insisted he got his picture taken too!
Can't leave home without him...hoping we never lose him! Eek!!

Overholser Wedding | Wedding Photographer Monroe Files Photography Beechwoods, PA

Oh, the Overholser Wedding. Fun. Craziness. Love. Tears.

And one beautiful daughter of the bride and groom, who was bribed
to cooperate with a bunny friend, "Bun-tee" on my shoulder =]

I have exciting news, Mrs. Mallory is now expecting! =]
I do not know why or how, but I attract a LOT of brides
who either are expecting the day of their wedding, or
not too long after. Future brides, fair warning!

There's something romantic and fills your heart up with love
seeing the Mallory and Josh hold hands at the alter.

Kisses in the pumpkin patch before the fun begins!

My absolute FAVORITE image from their wedding day, hands down!
I love the motion of the couples in the background and that time is
standing still for the newly weds while they gaze deeply into each
others eyes, dreaming of what their future holds. *sigh* =]