Happy Birthday Evelyn Rose!

This beautiful mamma gave birth to her "Little Piglet" today!!! We are so excited for the new journey that is ahead for these two wonderful new parents. We just want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Evelyn Rose!!!

Bella Navi Weekly Feature - Pumpkins & Plaid

EMILY ANNE BOYD - PITTSBURGH, PA  WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/BELLANAVIPHOTOGRAPHY

EMILY ANNE BOYD - PITTSBURGH, PA

WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/BELLANAVIPHOTOGRAPHY

The thing I love most about fall is PUMPKIN & MAPLE EVERYTHING!!! The second thing I love about fall is all the beautiful colors and the way nature displays itself as beautiful and strong, yet fragile and delicate at the same time. Fall is a transitional season. A season of change. A time when the old withers away so the new can grow up stronger in the spring. Sometimes, we need to make that transition just as the trees. Sometimes there are dead leaves and fruit that we have left hanging on our branches that need to fall away so new fruit and new leaves can grow back, stronger, healthier, and more beautiful than before. If you are in a season of change, a transitional season in your life, I encourage you to allow this season to inspire you to embrace the change and move forward into new possibilities. Allow the dead fruit to fall off and take this season to renew and restore what you have lost. Restore you heart, your mind, your strength, your courage, your love.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

-Ecclesiastes 3:1

Here are some beautiful images from a few very talented photographers that have been inspired by the beautiful colors of fall. Check out the unique way each of these photographers sees the world. Its such a beautiful reminder that just like the leaves, we are all so different and that's what makes us so very beautiful and very special.

 

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA   http://www.brisantorophotography.com/

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.brisantorophotography.com/

Ashleigh Williamson - Loretto, PA   www.ashleighwilliamson.com

Ashleigh Williamson - Loretto, PA

www.ashleighwilliamson.com

Jonathan CH Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA   www.xtophotography.com

Jonathan CH Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA

www.xtophotography.com

Tabby Cooper - Mount Pleasant, PA   Instagram.com/l0staurora

Tabby Cooper - Mount Pleasant, PA

Instagram.com/l0staurora

Samantha Leighy Holbrook - Grayson, KY   www.sholbrookphotography.com

Samantha Leighy Holbrook - Grayson, KY

www.sholbrookphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Wilmington, NC  www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Wilmington, NC

www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

BILL & DANIELLE MOUTZ - PITTSBURGH, PA   https://www.facebook.com/enjoythedancephoto/

BILL & DANIELLE MOUTZ - PITTSBURGH, PA

https://www.facebook.com/enjoythedancephoto/

JODIE SCOTT JOHNSON - LATROBE, PA  PASSIN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY

JODIE SCOTT JOHNSON - LATROBE, PA

PASSIN TIME PHOTOGRAPHY

Bella Navi Weekly Feature - Connection

Emily Anne Boyd - Pennsylvania & Maryland  www.bellanavi.com  

Emily Anne Boyd - Pennsylvania & Maryland

www.bellanavi.com
 

con·nec·tion

noun. a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

This week I wanted to feature images that show "connection". The connection between a mother & her child. The connection between a husband and his wife. The connection between a brother and sister. <3 Its such a strong, powerful, and beautiful word. We are all connected to someone or something. Photographers love to tell stories of connection through their art and I believe these 10 photographers have done a pretty phenominal job at capturing that very thing.

What is the one thing that you connect with the most or that one person who you are closely linked too? Comment below and don't forget to give these rad photographers a follow!! :)

Mandy Howard - San Antonio, TX   mandyhowardphotography.zenfolio.com

Mandy Howard - San Antonio, TX

mandyhowardphotography.zenfolio.com

Alex Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA   www.oakwoodphotovideo.com

Alex Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA

www.oakwoodphotovideo.com

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA   http://www.brisantorophotography.com

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.brisantorophotography.com

Jonathan CH Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA   www.xtophotography.com/  Washington Landing, Pittsburgh, Pa

Jonathan CH Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA

www.xtophotography.com/ Washington Landing, Pittsburgh, Pa

Allisha Linnea - Indiana, PA   www.allishalinneaphoto.com

Allisha Linnea - Indiana, PA

www.allishalinneaphoto.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Wilmington, NC   www.AmandamarieGillenPhotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Wilmington, NC

www.AmandamarieGillenPhotography.com

Ashleigh, Williamson - Loretto, PA   Ashleigh Williamson Photography

Ashleigh, Williamson - Loretto, PA

Ashleigh Williamson Photography

Samantha Leighty Holbrook - Grayson, KY    www.sholbrookphotography.com

Samantha Leighty Holbrook - Grayson, KY


www.sholbrookphotography.com

Bella Navi Photography Weekly Feature - Skies

Emily Anne - Pennsylvania  www.bellanavi.com

Emily Anne - Pennsylvania

www.bellanavi.com

Every time I go outside, the first thing I do is look up. I am inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of the painted sky every time I look up. There isn't a day or a moment that it looks the same. As I'm driving, I am always amazing by how beautiful this planet is. I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E. This weeks challenge will show off just how beautiful our world is. <3 Take a minute this week when you walk outside and just look up and take a minute to take in and appreciate your beautiful surroundings. :)

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA  www.oakwoodphotovideo.com   

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA

www.oakwoodphotovideo.com

 

Sarah Zick - Auburn Hills, Michigan   www.8-28photography.com

Sarah Zick - Auburn Hills, Michigan

www.8-28photography.com

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pa   www.xtophotography.com    

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pa

www.xtophotography.com

 

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA  http://www.brisantorophotography.com/ https://www.instagram.com/briraetoro/  

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.brisantorophotography.com/
https://www.instagram.com/briraetoro/
 

Ashley Reed -&nbsp; Pittsburgh &amp; Western, PA   www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Ashley Reed -  Pittsburgh & Western, PA

www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Ashleigh Williamson - Lorette, PA  https://www.facebook.com/ashleighwilliamsonphotography/?hc_location=ufi

Ashleigh Williamson - Lorette, PA

https://www.facebook.com/ashleighwilliamsonphotography/?hc_location=ufi

AllishaOlechvoski - Indiana, PA  https://www.facebook.com/AllishaLinneaPhotography/?hc_location=ufi   

AllishaOlechvoski - Indiana, PA

https://www.facebook.com/AllishaLinneaPhotography/?hc_location=ufi

 

Jodie Scott Johnson - Latrobe, PA  Passin Time Photography

Jodie Scott Johnson - Latrobe, PA

Passin Time Photography

Bella Navi Weekly Feature - Hands

Emily Anne - South Western, PA  www.bellanavi.com

Emily Anne - South Western, PA

www.bellanavi.com

Hands.

Hands nurture. Hands help. Hands work. Hands hurt. Hands encourage. Hands protect. Hands comfort. Hands hold.

Hands are strong, Hands are soft. Hands are weak. Hands are calloused. Hands are big. Hands are small. Hands are all different colors.

With our hands we wipe away our loved ones tears, we guide our children through life, we touch our newborns skin for the first time, we hold our significant other, we hold tight as we deliver our children, we say hello to our neighbors, and we serve one another. 

Hands are powerful.

Samantha Leighty-Holbrook - Greyson, KY   www.facebook.com/SHolbrookPhotography

Samantha Leighty-Holbrook - Greyson, KY

www.facebook.com/SHolbrookPhotography

Amandamaire Gillen - Wilmington, NC   https://www.amandamariegillenphotography.com/

Amandamaire Gillen - Wilmington, NC

https://www.amandamariegillenphotography.com/

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA  www.xtophotography.com

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, PA

www.xtophotography.com

Gabby Lee

Gabby Lee

Christi Stone

Christi Stone

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA   Oakwood Photo + Video

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, PA

Oakwood Photo + Video

Tiffany Ballew - Willow Mill Park, PA   Everlasting Impressions Photography

Tiffany Ballew - Willow Mill Park, PA


Everlasting Impressions Photography

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh &amp; Western, PA   www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh & Western, PA

www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Sarah Babcock

Sarah Babcock

Sarah Zick - Auburn Hills, Michigan   www.8-28photography.com

Sarah Zick - Auburn Hills, Michigan

www.8-28photography.com

Jim Martin

Jim Martin

Jade Lyf

Jade Lyf

Mandy Howard - San Antonio, TX   mandyhowardphotography.zenfolio.com

Mandy Howard - San Antonio, TX

mandyhowardphotography.zenfolio.com

Katie Lynn S - Greensburg, PA   https://londynnkatephotos.squarespace.com/

Katie Lynn S - Greensburg, PA

https://londynnkatephotos.squarespace.com/

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA  &nbsp;&nbsp; http://www.brisantorophotography.com/

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, PA

  http://www.brisantorophotography.com/

Danielle Howard

Danielle Howard

As you know, Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas. There are so many people in need and we are here to help. We are currently taking donations for our new drive called Hands for Harvey. All proceeds will go directly to the charity of your choice. We are currently donating to Samaritan's Purse, The American Red Cross, and The Salvation Army. If you would like to contribute please click the link below and give your best. Your helping hands are appreciated.

DONATE TO HANDS FOR HARVEY

Bella Navi Weekly Feature - Reflections & Prisms

Emily Anne - Pittsburgh, PA  www.bellanavi.com

Emily Anne - Pittsburgh, PA

www.bellanavi.com

Happy Monday!! This weeks challenge was pretty fun! As creatives we like to get ummmm, CREATIVE. This weeks category was #reflections & #prisms. This was such a fun week and I really enjoyed seeing everyone's creative perspective using reflections and prisms.

If you don't have a prism, you can get one on amazon for less than $20. JUST CLICK HERE
or you can use your phone as a reflective surface (which I did in the image above). There are plenty of ways to get creative!! <3

Sheryl Fish - England   Www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk

Sheryl Fish - England

Www.oobaloosphotography.co.uk

Kelly Petersen - Iowa

Kelly Petersen - Iowa

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  www. oakwoodphotovideo.com   

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

www. oakwoodphotovideo.com

 

Tabby Cooper - Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania   Www.instagram.com/l0staurora

Tabby Cooper - Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania

Www.instagram.com/l0staurora

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Williamsport, North Carolina  www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Williamsport, North Carolina

www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   http://www.brisantorophotography.com/    

Bri Santoro - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

http://www.brisantorophotography.com/

 

Debra Ash Martin

Debra Ash Martin

Kristy Shrader Helmsen   SoMuchMorePhotography.com

Kristy Shrader Helmsen

SoMuchMorePhotography.com

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   www.xtophotography.com    

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

www.xtophotography.com

 

The Photographers Community - Lights & Sparklers

Emily Anne - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  www.bellanavi.com

Emily Anne - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

www.bellanavi.com

This weeks challenge in the community was #lights & #sparklers. This photography challanged was inspired by the incredible Brandon Woelfel!! CLICK HERE to check his work out!! I love the variety of ways #lights were captured in these images. These photographers are amazing!!! Happy Tuesday!!

Featured Photographer - Bri Santoro  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   brisantorophotography.com

Featured Photographer - Bri Santoro

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

brisantorophotography.com

Tabby Cooper - Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania   https://www.instagram.com/l0staurora/    

Tabby Cooper - Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania

https://www.instagram.com/l0staurora/

 

Jamie Crosby Leonard - Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania    www.jamieleonardphotography.com

Jamie Crosby Leonard - Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania


www.jamieleonardphotography.com

Jasmine McCauley - Portland, Michigan  https://www.facebook.com/jmillphotographybyjasmine/?pnref=lhc

Jasmine McCauley - Portland, Michigan

https://www.facebook.com/jmillphotographybyjasmine/?pnref=lhc

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania     http://www.oakwoodphotography.com/

Alexa Marquis - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 

http://www.oakwoodphotography.com/

Kelly Petersen - Davenport, Iowa     https://www.kellypetersenphotography.org/

Kelly Petersen - Davenport, Iowa

 

https://www.kellypetersenphotography.org/

Jodie Scott Johnson - Latrobe, Pennsylvania   https://www.facebook.com/PassinTimePhotography/

Jodie Scott Johnson - Latrobe, Pennsylvania

https://www.facebook.com/PassinTimePhotography/

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  https://xtophotography.com/

Jonathan Ch Diaz - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

https://xtophotography.com/

Mark Simpson - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   marksimpsonphoto.com

Mark Simpson - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

marksimpsonphoto.com

Brianna Waltman - Corinna, Maine   Www.facebook.com/breezyphotographymaine

Brianna Waltman - Corinna, Maine

Www.facebook.com/breezyphotographymaine

Jonathan Saleans - Virginia Beach, Virginia   www.photosandflix.com    

Jonathan Saleans - Virginia Beach, Virginia

www.photosandflix.com

 

Lakyn Hayes - Kingsport, Tenneessee   http://www.lakynhayesphotography.com

Lakyn Hayes - Kingsport, Tenneessee

http://www.lakynhayesphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Rocky Point, North Carolina   www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

Amandamarie Gillen - Rocky Point, North Carolina

www.amandamariegillenphotography.com

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Ashley Reed - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

www.ashleyreedphotography.com

Heather Shank - Blairesville, Pennsylvania  http://heathershankphotography.com/

Heather Shank - Blairesville, Pennsylvania

http://heathershankphotography.com/

John & Tara's Maternity Session <3

John & Tara's Maternity Session <3

I was so honored to work with this beautiful couple!! They are so sweet, fun, and caring. The love of Christ shines so beautifully through them!! Thank you John & Tara!!

The Photographers Community Black and White

The Photographers Community Black and White

The Photographers Community

Black & White Blog Feature

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Intimate Storytelling with Emily

So you need a family photographer? You don't want your every day traditional images and portraits though, you want something more intimate and personal. Something that shows your relationship with your littles or the intimacy and passion between you and your hubby. If you are looking for an experience that captures the very essence of who you are as a mother, wife, daughter, or friend, then you have come to the right place.

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I use to take portraits. I use to pose everyone in uncomfortable positions and ask for a smile and count to 3 before I hit the shutter. I use to get good portraits, good images of everyone looking at the camera, smiling, and looking good but it was just not cutting it for me. I saw these families and couples as real people, with real stories, and real feelings.  I heard their stories, I saw their interactions and I knew that my images were missing something that I so desired them to have. I wanted them to be filled with joy, tears, laughter, snuggles, movement, and intimacy. So I started researching and following photographers that brought this kind of life into their images and I found such joy getting to experience these moments that other photographers had captured for their clients. They weren't posed. They weren't stiff. They were free. They were intimate. This is what I wanted to do for my clients. Create something that moved them to feel something every time they saw their images hanging on their walls.

This was the path I wanted to take and I am so happy that I did!!!  My images are filled with life. They are filled with love and emotion. I have noticed that allowing my families/couples to just be themselves, they feel a lot more comfortable during the session. I have had some of the best compliments from clients and even other photographers I have worked with, expressing how comfortable and fun their experience was! That's my goal with every session. It's not that you would be nervous or dread having your pictures taken. Even men who hate having their pictures done have left their session with a smile on their face, later admitting to their wife that they actually really enjoyed that!! A photographic experience shouldn't be about "perfection". It should be about capturing your family as they are. There's a difference between a portrait session and a lifestyle session. We have made the transition from portrait photography into lifestyle photography and we are excited to take this journey with our clients!

We love our new adventures. We love creating these special moments and memories with you. Dancing in the sunshine, whispering sweet nothings in your spouse's ear, cuddling your little darling when she is tired or sad. These moments matter. These moments are a part of your story. We want to be able to tell that story and share it with your friends and family. If this is something you have been wanting in your family or wedding portraits, then we need to talk!!! I am always up for new adventures and intimate journeys. I travel all over the US and I am available to come right to your home or your favorite vacation spot! Let's go explore together. Let's go create something magical and intimate together. <3

To start your adventure CLICK HERE

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Michaela & Issac - Part 1

Michaela & Issac

Part 1

I needed a model to model some jewelry for a company I collaborated with recently. So, I asked Michaela if she would want to help out. Then I remember she just entered a new relationship and as the big sister I needed an opportunity to meet this young man and get an idea of who she was dating. So what better way than to ask them both to model for a couples session for me and just go out and have fun!! We set off at 6am to find fog in the mountains. We had no set destination in mind, we were just wandering spirits that morning. I followed some instincts and ended up at some awesome locations. As we left our first destination we start driving up the mountain and there is it. THICK. BEAUTIFUL. FOG. I prayed for that fog for days. I guess you can say I received the fog, if not to photograph a couple in, to view the beauty of it! It was miles away and we wouldn't have had time to reach it before I had to be back for church so we ended up heading to Issac's (family) property and found the most beautiful light and flowers. <3

I'm grateful for the journey we were able to take that day. I'm grateful that my prayers were answered, even if not in the way I had hoped. I'm grateful that my sister has a man that cherishes her and it's evident in these photos. This big sister approves. <3

Now here are some of the images for you to enjoy of these two. They really capture their personalities and cuteness. They are very fun and outgoing so we will start off with a silly picture!! lol
 

ENJOY <3

 

Sam & Shannon

Sam & Shannon

We want to get into those moments, up close and personal,  but as if we aren't even there. We want to capture those in between moments, when you think no one is looking. We don't just photograph portraits, we photograph life, love, and laughter. Let us capture your in betweens.

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www.bellanavi.com