Don't dive into social media without putting your best face forward.
Take advantage of a new FCP mini-session price and upgrade your profile
in record time! Facebook sessions are $50 for a session that lasts 15-25
minutes and produces five fabulous proofs. Choose one proof and the
digital image is yours—plus, if you book before August 31, you'll get a
complimentary 5x7 print of your favorite image. It's that easy!
Call me at 717-329-5985 or send a message to [email protected] to book
your Facebook Session. There are still a few Facebook session times
available before Labor Day!
How many pictures do you have of your extended family together? How
about your own family? If you're like me, your "family pictures" are
usually missing the one person behind the camera.
Make plans to get those precious family photos now!
Summer is the season for family reunions, outdoor celebrations and
vacations together, and there's no better time to hire a professional
photographer to capture that family fun. Whether you're looking for
formal or fun poses, there are so many beautiful venues around Hershey
to get some fantastic family shots. Book your family session before
August 31 and you can forget about the limit of four people for one
session fee—it's one flat session fee for as many people as you can
gather for your family group!
In the midst of the holiday photo rush, I wanted to take a quick break and talk ice skating!
Now that both my kids are rink rats, the ice rink has become like a second home to my family. I don't mind at all, having spent plenty of time on the frozen pond growing up, and even more time at the rink in my 30s.
We're at the Klick-Lewis Arena in Palmyra a lot—that's where Kai is learning to skate. If you know anyone who wants to take those first steps on the ice at a clean, bright rink, I highly recommend the Klick-Lewis Arena (formerly On the Ice), near the Paramount Sports Complex. Their Wednesday learn-to-skate classes in particular are quiet and there's plenty of ice to work on your moves!
Carly, who has been a dedicated skater since she turned three, takes the ice on a slightly larger sheet: her practices with the Hershey Figure Skating Club are usually at the GIANT Center or Hersheypark Arena.
Which brings me to another plug—the Hershey Figure Skating Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a pair of ice shows next weekend. The club will skate through its 75-year history on Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 p.m. And bonus—both shows also feature international skating star Todd Eldredge! Both shows are on the Hersheypark Arena ice, and advance tickets are $10 at the GIANT Center Box Office (717-534-3911).
If you're a regular here, you've seen this little guy and his mom before:
I've had a chance to see him grow—a lot!—as part of our Baby's First Year plan. But this time, he and his parents brought his grandparents, his sweet cousins and his aunt and uncle along for some multi-generational family portraits.
We met on a sunny afternoon when there were still a few colorful leaves clinging to the trees. I loved all the coordinated outfits, perfect for our autumn backdrop! I also love that this family rearranged their busy schedules to have portraits taken. That's truly a gift that keeps giving, for generations to come.
Here are a few samples of our session; the rest are coming soon!
I had a blast running around with this adorable six-year-old and his parents recently, and I was a little worried he'd be a blur in all the photos—but here he is, completely still for just long enough to snap the shutter! His mom and dad kept up with us for the whole session; unbelievable, since mom was due in just a couple weeks. She had plenty of energy and that beautiful glow, and I just loved capturing this family's afternoon. Here are few early looks—proofs are on the way! [please click on images to see them at their best!]
The week of sneak peeks continues with a wonderful family from Mechanicsburg.
Although it was a rainy day (boy, we've had a lot of those this year!), they had the most beautiful restored historic home with a wrap-around porch: perfect for family photos! We also had five minutes before the skies opened up to grab a few quick shots in their backyard—yet another perfect location.
I am working feverishly to finish five proof albums this week, all for gorgeous families in beautiful locations—so working on the proofs is pure pleasure, and I'm having almost as good a time as I had at the photo sessions!
Let's start the sneak peeks with a Hershey family that knows how to have fun. They were able to get all the kids together on a recent weekend (no small feat when your children range in age from 6 to 23 and all have active lives!) and wanted some holiday pictures. I loved their sense of humor and the way they all interacted with each other—fun!
There are plenty of casual images coming, but I loved these more formal poses... [please click on images to see them at their best quality!]
If you've ordered portraits from Frances Civello Photography in the last 12 months, we'll make it easy to order your one-of-a-kind holiday cards !
Check in with us for a card consultation today—we'll work with you to create a card that reflects you and your family, a card that is completely unique, a card that recipients will treasure for years to come. But don't delay: holiday cards must be ordered by December 4.
Jenna was the final FCP senior rep for this year, and we had a fantastic time cavorting around Hershey—four outfit changes and even more locations, all on a perfect autumn day!
She is so gorgeous, and such a natural in front of the camera (maybe because she spends a lot of time behind a camera herself!), it's been hard to select the best proofs to show her. They're ALL good! But I forced myself to choose just a few sneak peeks for Jenna and her mom [please click on photos to see a larger version with better color]:
How quickly babies change in that first year of life! That's why a Baby's First Year plan makes such a fantastic gift for new parents, who are often so sleep-deprived they forget what baby looked like during those fleeting months.
I love doing portraits for little ones in that first year, and I especially enjoy my Baby's First Year clients—because I get to see these cuties change and grow, too. I've done two sessions so far for Conner—one at six months, and one at nine months—and it's remarkable how much he changed in just three months. Barely sitting at our first portrait session, he was crawling like mad and pulling himself up to cruise at our second session. I can't wait to see what he's up to by the time he turns one!
Here's a quick look at six-month-old Conner:
And here's Conner at nine months—no less happy, but much more mobile!