Fuller Family : Lehigh Valley & Pocono Area Family Photographer

Ahhh families. You know they make my heart sing.

The sun was so warm and inviting on the day I met the Fuller's. It had been wet and rainy for FOREVER and a day in the days leading up to our session, so I was especially excited to finally feel that summer sun! These three had sunny dispositions to boot, totally relaxing and inviting spirits, and completely comfortable in each others arms. I had the pleasure of bringing my oldest son along with me to play assistant (he earns a little bit of summer cash by holding my bags and blankets for me during my shoots) and is also great at playing peekaboo with the little ones to bring out some extra sweet smiles!

So much warmth and happiness here! I hope you enjoy! (and let that happy music playyyy)

Grace: Fresh 48 // Lehigh Valley & Poconos area Newborn Photographer

I am SO behind on blogging. 

Time always gets away from me, but I'm making a mid year commitment to blogging at LEAST once a week. I got this.

In the meantime, what better way to start than right here, with this little chunk?!

I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this sweet baby girl just 48 hours after arrival, hanging with her incredible parents as they snuggled her close and enjoyed that fresh new baby scent. Not only did I have the pleasure of holding her little chubby baby body close to mine while mom and dad got some much needed R&R, she and I got to watch April the Giraffe give birth! I admit I was invested in this giraffe since the beginning, and knew she was in the early stages of labor when I left for the hospital. Lucky for me, Grace's mama was waiting for that sweet four legged baby to arrive just as eagerly as I was, and it was such a special moment to watch new life being born as new life laid before us <3 I love.this.job.

My favorite part of these sessions is always the ease of them. No stress or need for absolute perfection. This is real life, and it's my favorite thing to document.

S Family : A Family Session // Lehigh Valley & Poconos PA Family Photographer

It was cold. And windy. And the light left us so quickly. But there was love...oh was there love <3

Family sessions are among my absolute favorites to photograph. There is a genuine happiness and a realness that make each session such a joy. It's not always easy and circumstances are rarely perfect, but I love when families come to me and trust in my vision regardless. That's when the magic happens.

This session was done with my two favorite people in the industry, and it ended up as a mini of sorts...believe it or not little man was not feeling his best and the chill was making it difficult for everyone to feel comfortable. BUT in that thirty or so minutes that we got to shoot? Pure love, pure laughter. That's all that matters.

Friends, let go of any expectations. Let it be an experience. I think when you look back in 10, 20, 50 years you'll realize that photos were never about remembering what you looked like. It was always about remembering who you were.

Let the music play for extra goodness while you view!

M Family : A Family Session // Lehigh Valley & Poconos Family Photographer

All I can think about is summer sun.

Birds singing in the sky, the feel of the warm wind through your hair. The smell of that fresh summer grass and flowers basking in the glow of that beautiful golden sunset.

And in the midst of it all, I can't wait to capture families holding each other close, or racing together through the fields. I want to follow your explorers and your dancers, your little wild wanderers. I want to watch their faces light up when they find you a... flower, and see their hands reach for yours as they lead you on another adventure.

And then when the day is done, their energy spent, I want to watch the way they melt into your arms. You brush the hair from their faces and cup their chin in your hand, knowing this, and only this, is what makes life worth living.

Summer is so close, so close friends. I can feel it.

Will I be there to photograph your memories?

Let the music play...

W Family : A Fresh 48 // Lehigh Valley Family & Newborn Photographer

Is there anything that sets your heart on fire like a new baby? It's impossible to top that feeling. I know, I've felt all the feels myself 4 times!

I loved meeting this mama for her maternity session, and we instantly clicked. She knows that real is where it's at, and her vision and mine were a perfect match. I knew when I met this little one that I was going to document the day with them as though I were a fly on the wall, letting their love for one another and their pride over their brand new son take center stage. 

Do you remember how it felt to hold someone so small? Looking at these pictures brings it all back. The impossible smallness of their fingers and toes, the soft downy feel of their hair. I can't get over it. Fresh 48 sessions will always hold a special place in my heart.

B Family : A Documentary Session // Lehigh Valley, PA Family Photographer

Who needs a little Christmas in February? I know I certainly could use some!

I was invited into this wonderful family's home to document this sweet little love's first Christmas, and loved every minute we spent together. They had such a natural ease in being together, cuddling together, and loving on one another. That's why documentary sessions are among my favorites to photograph, because, as they say, "the proof is in the pudding." Being natural just comes naturally when you're at home!

Fontaine Family : A Documentary Session // Lehigh Valley Family Photographer

Two hours one way, in the snow and fog, with only an hour and a half to make magic. And it was so worth every second.

I have never experienced anything so organic and free. This family was everything I love about documentary sessions...not afraid of truth, just embracing it and having fun.

Since time was so short, I didn't get to stay and capture everything I would have loved to. But I'm sure I'll be back. Thankful that photos allow me to go back whenever I'd like.

I hope you enjoy.

(make sure you let the music play while you watch!)

A New Beginning

Today is the day we start something new!
It's been a long time coming, but I know Valor & Vine is going to be something special. As Jessica Fenon Photography, I felt a bit stifled, like something was missing. I had and still have the most amazing clients, but I couldn't help but feel as though my name was somehow weighing me down a bit, like I couldn't grow beyond its walls. That might seem a bit silly, but it's how I was feeling these past 6 months or so. I'm excited about the new opportunities ahead with Valor & Vine, because I feel as though the options are truly endless. The sky is the limit, and we are going to reach new heights! This year my goals are simple; to make photographic magic with you as my muse. I hope I'll have the chance  to work with you as I go through this amazing new transition! 

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