Chester County Engagement & Family Photos | Jill & Ron

I recently met Jill and Ron through a mutual friend.  They were looking to do a 'hybrid' engagement photo session.  They are getting married and wanted some engagement photos but also wanted to get some family photos as well.  After 3 of my favorite locations to shoot fell through, we ended up at East Goshen Park right outside of West Chester in Chester County, Pa.  We did a quick  "run and gun" around the park and ended up with a nice collection of photos that I think show the closeness of this new family-to-be.  A few of this set can be seen below:  

Hibernia Park Engagement - Jose + Devin

This weekend I traveled West for a Hibernia Park Engagement session for Jose and Devin.  Hibernia Park is nestled in Chester County Pennsylvania about 20 minutes away from West Chester.  The two had a refreshing dynamic and were a lot of fun to shoot. Even the park rangers, fishermen and grounds keepers wanted in on our fun!  Congratulations guys!  

Chester County Portrait Photographer - Melanie

Melanie is a great friend who has helped me out a few times with my photography.  This was one of the first warmer days of spring so I wanted to get out and shoot a bit and got some great shots with her. We shot over to Ridley Creek Park and she did a great job of modeling for me.

Marsh Creek Portrait Session - Mona

Recently I did a modeling portrait photography session to test out a new camera I had just purchased. While I was there I got a few shots of an old friend that ended up turning out great. Marsh Creek is a great place to get those "golden hour" photos. The sun sets perfectly over the lake and looks amazing.  


Music at the 84th Old Fiddler's Picnic

View of the woodland musicians

Over the weekend, I was invited to check out some music at the 84th Annual "Old Fiddler's Picnic". The picnic was held at Hibernia Park, located in Wagontown, PA. Think of it like a sort of a mini Woodstock for bluegrass / country / folk enthusiasts, if you will.  There was a main stage that featured established music acts, but also in the semi-wooded area away from the stage, many small circles of musicians were huddled in circles playing old standards, covers and sometimes just improvising and jamming. Walking through the area was like walking through a wall of sound, but not obnoxiously so.

I took my camera hoping to get a couple of interesting shots, but the crowd of spectators and musicians was a little too thick to get the shots I wanted.  I came away with these few I thought I'd share.