Spring Chester County Maternity Portraits | Cherrel + Dan

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I connected with Cherrel and Dan through another one of my favorite maternity clients, Lauren and Brian and it was so, so sweet to have such a meaningful referral. Capturing the time before a couple welcomes their first child is a really big honor and next to weddings, maternity photos may be one of my favorite things to shoot.

Cherrel and Dan met me in Chester County on what started out as a humid and dreary morning after a lot of rain. But by the time we finished out session, the sun had come out in full force. I loved learning about what makes these two special as a couple and what will make them really amazing as parents! They had me laughing a lot - which is the best kind of session!

But here’s the kicker… these two MOVED INTO THEIR NEW HOME just hours after our session! Talk about BUSY! I’m so excited for Cherrel, Dan and their baby boy who will arrive in just a few short weeks. Enjoy some of my favorites from their springtime session.

Galentine's Day Gift Guide

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WAFFLES, FRIENDS, WORK.
LADIES CELEBRATING LADIES.

This post needs a disclaimer: I’m a huge Parks and Rec fan. HUGE. I gave out ovaries before brovaries pins at my bachelorette party, we have a mirror hanging in our hallway hand-lettered with “I love you and I like you”, Kyle and I constantly sing “the wooooooorrrrrst”, this totally started my celebrity crush on Chris Pratt, I’m a total Leslie, Kyle is definitely a mix of Ron and Andy, we’ve watched the entire show at least 4 times through and “everything hurts and I’m dying” comes out of my mouth after every wedding.

Galentine’s Day is only the best day of the year. While I won’t be able to brunch with all of my lady friends this year * SOBS *, I definitely want to celebrate them and thank them for loving me, being there for me and just generally being awesome. So, I’ve compiled some easy and thoughtful ways to thank your best Galentines and make them feel appreciated and loved too!

Alternatively… you should also be your own Galentine so TREAT. YO. SELF.

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  1. A letter board to help up her Instagram game (plus, a letter board is just a ton of fun for celebrating holidays, the seasons, parties and everyday cheerful decor)

  2. Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World to leave on her coffee table or nightstand and remind her of her badassery

  3. A month of Audible so she can listen to fantastic feminist books like Becoming by Michelle Obama, Wolfpack by Abby Wambach and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

  4. A selfie ring light so she can make the perfect Instagram stories

  5. The quintessential Leslie Knope temporary tattoos for the Parks and Rec fan in her

  6. A hair tie bracelet so even when she’s being practical, she can look fancy AF

  7. An ovaries before brovaries sticker to show your unending love for her

  8. Special treats for the modest dog mom who has trouble accepting a gift for herself but will always appreciate some love for her pup

  9. A donation to the Malala Fund in her name to help create a world where every girl can learn and lead

  10. These super fun tassel earrings just because

  11. This super fun mini waffle iron for waffles with her girls (bonus points for lots of whipped cream)

  12. An affordable yet thoughtful set of natural lip balms because it’s still winter and this air is dry, ya’ll