The Catch-Up blog…four months in four minutes

Imagine my surprise when I went to post a newborn preview last night and couldn’t get into my own blog because I forgot my password…and then the greater surprise when I looked back and realized I haven’t blogged anything since OCTOBER. Wow- I’ve been slacking in the blog department and taking the easy way out with previewing. It’s like I have another job or something….So here’s a recap of some of my favorites from the past few months.

In October, my little guy turned 2. The cake didn’t have a chance.Image

Later that week, I photographed the S Family at Marsh Creek State Park. These “kids” are older and I hadn’t realized how much more cooperative adults are to photograph than little ones. These brothers were more than willing to smile and wander all over the park with their parents. We had a gorgeous fall afternoon and the beautiful colors of the season to work with. ImageImage
















The same weekend (I guess that was a really busy one…) I also photographed my niece and nephews at Longwood Gardens on another beautiful fall afternoon- I really lucked out with the weather on some of these. ImageImageImageImageImage

















The following weekend my brother got married…and I am very ashamed to say I took 4 pictures the entire time, none of which deserves being posted here. In my defense, I was wearing a long dress and chasing the flower girl and the ring bearer for the majority of the event…Halloween and a move followed…







…and then another session at Longwood with sweet little M and her parents- I had photographed her over the summer with her cousin and can’t believe how much she has grown in just that short time. She is such a little ham!ImageImageImageImage











On to my newest little niece, born just two weeks before Thanksgiving- meet little baby S… and her proud big brother R-














December began with two families at Longwood (I work with both these lovely mammas and they were accommodating enough to let me do two sessions at one time;) It worked out well and we got some great shots of L (does he look familiar?), B and F. Love the red jacket on this adorable little girl!ImageImageImageImageImage


                                                                                                                                                                   The sessions that followed involved lots of whining on my part, because I was attempting the Christmas Card photos for my own children. Note to self…it’s never easy with your own kids. My daughter sees me looking in her direction with a camera and automatically turns goofy. My furry kid cooperated at TinneyHoliday083least.   A few days later it snowed, and I finally got a shot I loved…


My final session of the year was an engagement session at Longwood, with a very sweet couple getting married this summer…and boy, were they troopers. It was COLD. Like can-barely-feel-your-fingers-except-for-searing-pain-cold. And they had to look nice. I, however, was doing my best to look like the kid in A Christmas Story with all the layers.  Here are some of my favorites from that day…

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Little Miss R, Wilmington, DE


Last week I had a photo session with a new little cutie- meet Baby R! No matter how many babies I photograph, I am always awed by how little they are when I first see them. This little one was about 2 weeks old and still a peanut, but we got a lot of great eyes-wide-open shots. She even smiled for me, but I’m saving that one for Mom and Dad’s gallery. Little Miss R wasn’t a huge fan of my hammock, but liked the trunk to lay on…go figure…. enjoy your preview, K and M- more to come. Hope you are enjoying your beautiful little girl:)


R Family, Chester County, PA

Almost two weeks ago (ahhhh) I photographed a family at their home. Due to returning to work full-time, my turn-around time has gotten a bit atrocious. Luckily, this family has been very patient with me. Their three beautiful girls were very enthusiastic and had a lot of fun with the pictures. They also had the best property for their pictures that I’ve gotten to use yet- with the beautiful stone walls and wooden doors, it was a photographers dream. Enjoy your preview, R Family- the rest will be posted shortly!


F Family, Downingtown PA

Last Sunday I photographed a very sweet family in Downingtown. They had four kids (who are all actually LOOKING in the family shot (this is rare but wonderful…) I am way, way behind in their preview since I just went back to teaching and this working full-time thing isn’t going well for me from a time management perspective. We had one of those beautiful, golden-sunshine-filled Fall afternoons for our session, the kids were great, and I got a lot of swingset action shots. Enjoy your preview F family- more to come soon:)ImageImageImageImageImageImage

M Family near Brandywine Creek State Park

On the gorgeous evening that was last Sunday, I photographed the M family at Ramsey Farm. Mom is also a photographer who wanted to actually get to be IN some photographs with her sweet little daughter, so I think we took care of that. We stumbled upon some early season pumpkins,and between those and the golden late-afternoon sun, we got some great shots! Enjoy your preview M Family- more to come soon! Thanks J, for letting me take pictures of your beautiful family:)ImageImageImageImage

Jerry and Allyson’s wedding, Philadelphia, PA

Last night I photographed a beautiful wedding at a gallery in Philadelphia. The streets of Old City are a photographer’s dream- after wandering down a cobblestone alley we stumbled upon a driveway and garage that looked more like a Tuscan villa…and voila- gorgeous backdrop for the bride and groom. Not that this stunning couple needed any help looking nice, but it’s always an added bonus. Ally and Jerry celebrated their wedding with a touching ceremony surrounded by close friends and family and I was so happy to be there to capture it. Here’s a preview…these are mostly from the beginning because I got carried away when I started looking through. Enjoy:) More to come in your full slideshow!


Baby J is here!

Last night I photographed my newest little nephew, and the newest Tinney grandchild. Although he doesn’t share the last name, the Tinney genes always seem dominant (mine included, even though I was sure my kids would have dark hair and a reasonable tolerance for the sun, I have two very fair blondies…) and sorry, Mark, but as a non-native Tinney myself, baby J is definitely a Tinney just like the dozen before him. And he’s adorable. I have never photographed a one-week old who was so alert and responsive to his momma’s voice as this little guy. We were able to gets lots of awake shots as well as the sleepy, smiling poses. Enjoy your preview and your sweet little boy!

B Family Session, Exton PA

This session from Saturday evening was quite productive for me, being the client was kind enough to show me not one, but about 5 perfect locations for sessions in the Exton/Downingtown area that I will definitely be back to use. Oh, and did I mention he’s also an experienced commercial photographer? This was by far my easiest session yet from a posing/cooperation/setup standpoint…I pretty much just had to press the button:) This is a fun, adventurous family who are up for just about anything that could make for an interesting shot- so we took lots of ’em! It was very hard to select just a few for this preview…but here you go! Thanks for a fun session, B family- hope to see you one of these Tuesday nights:)


S Family Photo session

This week I met up with the S Family at (where else) Longwood…I could go into my Longwood advertising schpeal (sp) again but I’ll skip it. It was a warm morning but this family was lots of fun, and looked unbelievably well rested after just returning from the beach the night before. I am sure I didn’t look nearly as fresh when we got back a few weeks ago. Little Mr. J has quite the smile, and with his willingness to turn it on at the drop of a hat, I’m pretty sure he could have a future in modeling. His sisters are also cuties in their matching dresses and I think everyone had fun wandering around the Gardens…sitting in trees, looking at bees and playing in the fountain. I know I did, and we got some great shots! Enjoy your preview S family! ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Miss E and her big brother P, Springfield, PA

On the 4th of July I went up to photograph these two adorable little ones. I was all excited when they wanted to book the 4th; I figured I’d go up there, do the session, and then my husband could bring up our kids for the annual Springfield Parade that he grew up watching. Perfect, right? He didn’t think taking our two little kids 40 minutes from home in the sweltering July sun to watch a few fire trucks was the most brilliant idea. Oh well. It worked out anyway- the kids were great and it wasn’t too hot since we met early in the morning, and we were done in time for P and E to see the end of the parade. Look at the eyes on these kids- stunning, huh? And P couldn’t have been a sweeter big brother. I have to say, I am very fortunate in that I usually work with very cooperative kids:) Enjoy your preview, K family! It was nice seeing you again!ImageImageImage


Things you don’t want to see if you are a cupcake…Image