I photographed the Ferretti family session at Valley Forge National Historical Park this fall. The Ferretti family are my guardian angels! You see my home, husband and dogs are in Central Pennsylvania. I had previously been a photographer for the military at an army base near my home and this year I started working as the photographer at a navy base but the job was in Philadelphia. My husband can not move at this time so I am a commuter during the week and come home on the weekends. When I first started my new day job in Philadelphia (which is almost 3 hours away from my home each way), I was driving nearly 6 hours, plus working 8 1/2 hours, every day. It was brutal. I had many of my friends from church reach out to their friends and family in the Philadelphia area to see if anyone would let me stay with them temporarily during the week until I could find a permanent living situation (I now rent an apartment). It was a dear friend's cousin, Dan and his wife, Michelle, who said they would let me stay in a room in their home. I lived with their family from July - September of this year. I can never thank them enough for their generosity towards an almost total stranger! They are just incredible people!
I wanted to find a way to thank them for all that they did for me (though I could never do enough) and I learned they had never had professional portraits of their whole family. So I knew I could remedy that!
This was my gift....
The Ferretti's - Michelle, Katie, Lauren and Dan.
This is my favorite photo of the four of them -
they look fabulous!
Another great shot of the whole family!