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Mom Lights Up Seeing Her Boisterous Sons Look Like Angels

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Katy, who is not only a full time working mom but is also in a doctorate level academic program, knows her time with her sons is precious, which is why we truly appreciate her making the time to bring her boys in for a Renaissance session. 

“We keep a very busy schedule so the time we spend together is precious,” says Katy. 

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When she’s not working or studying, Katy enjoys building block towers and art projects like coloring and playing hockey outside with her three year old and her nearly two year old. 

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Katy had seen some of the photos of families and children from our Renaissance sessions and she became quickly convinced that she needed to do a session with her boys. 

“I saw some of the photos online and loved the look of them as true art, like a painting.  They were beautiful and like nothing I’ve ever seen before. The renaissance photos looked like actual paintings in a museum,” she shared with us.  

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The day of the session Katy says she was excited but had some nerves, as she knows how tricky it can be to photograph young children! She was pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the session went. 

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“The session far exceeded my expectations. Working with children can be stressful and you are wanting to have them look cute and smile, and sometimes they just don’t want to cooperate.  Erika was very gracious and could not have been sweeter with my boys. We really had a fun time and they kids were laughing with Erika and thought she was a blast. She really exceeded my expectations of patience and grace. And of course the photos came out wonderful!”

Some of her favorite photos wound up being the ones where her boys were caught in the moment just being silly and laughing. 

“You can’t deny the innocence and smile of a child. Seeing my boys portrayed as angels was perfect.”

She also loves the ones where each of her boys is giving her a kiss. 

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“It just makes me shine on the inside. To see that they love me and I love them and to have it captured is really special. Sometimes the mom is the picture taker instead of the subject, so this was really nice to have some pictures of me with my boys.”

Katy is so happy to have some lasting memories documented that they can look back on. 

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“I just wanted to have something like this to have to look back on the time when my babies were little. In the end, I purchased an album because there were just so many images I wanted to have forever. I picked it up yesterday and it is beautiful. I’ll cherish it all my life,” she said. 

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Katy had such a positive experience with us she says she can’t wait to return for future sessions!

Are you ready to turn your own family into a work of art? Book your own session by calling 610.539.6920 or by visiting http://allebachphotography.com/contact/

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Cathartic Moments Suspended In Time For Puzzle Piece Family

Stephanie fondly calls her family “our puzzle-piece family.” Her two girls, who are 9 and 10, were born in Ireland to their Irish father. When her husband passed away in 2015, Stephanie and her girls moved to the States (New Jersey), where she soon met her now fiancé Rich. The two dated for a year before Stephanie felt it was time to introduce him to her daughters. 

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“I wanted to make sure it was right before he met them after everything they had been through,” she said.

It didn’t take long for Rich to bond with the girls and much of it was done while he looked after them so Stephanie could complete her studying and schooling for Massage Therapy. 

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Then, a little over a year after he met and fell in love with the girls, Rich was suddenly diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

“It was scary and devastating because we had no idea what the outcome was going to be. We were due to get our first proper photos together that year but his hair fell out from the chemo so we held off-he hated how he looked without hair,” said Stephanie.

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Thankfully, shortly after Christmas 2019 Rich was given a clean bill of health. The cancer scare only fueled their desire for photos together even more. 

“Once I started seeing the photos being created for the Renaissance of Mom, I knew that was something we needed to be a part of. We wanted so desperately to have “real” photos together; we didn’t have any nice photos of the four of us. After all we had been through, it was definitely time to celebrate our puzzle piece family.” 

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She continued, “We have become so close, so essential to each other. I took care of him. He took care of the girls as I went through school. He’s taken sick days for them and comforted them while they were still very raw in their grief over their father. Some days I feel like he is our second chance at life. I didn’t really believe we could truly ever be happy again after their Dad passed away. But here we are. He said he has spent many nights being grateful that he has been given the gift of us, even though it was through tragedy.” 

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 After a few more postponements due to snow, we finally got the four of them into the studio for their long awaited session. 

“Erika instantly became a friend. When the day finally came I couldn’t help but hug her when we met in person. We just sort of fell into playing around and joking around. That’s when she started shooting.”

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As Erika took their photos, Stephanie says moments like watching her beautiful girls laughing and looking lovingly at Rich are now suspended in time for her.

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 “I remember Rich having an especially quiet and beautiful moment with our youngest in his lap and Erika turned around to look at me…we were both crying…then of course at that moment the oldest farted and we all erupted in fits of laughter. Kids really know how to interrupt a serious moment!”

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Stephanie added that, like most moms, she rarely sees herself in photos with her babies.

“I’m one of those moms who is never in photos. Accepting that even though I don’t look perfect…I am beautiful as I live within the joy and love in my perfectly imperfect family.”

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When it came to their photo reveal, Stephanie says she sobbed uncontrollable, cathartic tears. 

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“It was like this physical turning of a page…having gone through such deep grief of losing a spouse, then finding love again and fearing losing him to cancer, all the while watching my girls grow and experience such pain that no children should ever know…to finally being ok. Happy and healthy, all of us.”

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The family selected some of their favorite prints and plan to purchase more in the future after their wedding this fall. (Fittingly after their Renaissance session, they will be married at the Renaissance Faire in Manheim, PA.”

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“This shoot was just so unique and perfect. The Renaissance style completely broke the mold of traditional and mundane family photos. The photos Erika took speak volumes of love, passion, and life. I could’ve spent an eternity in that day…laughing and not worrying about a thing. I can’t thank her or Allebach enough. We will treasure these photos for years to come! Thank you so very much.”

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Celebrate the renaissance of your own family! Book your own session by calling 610.539.6920 or by visiting http://allebachphotography.com/contact/

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Back when we were known as the Tattooed Bride Photography Studio, Laura followed our Facebook page and got to be a part of a “tattooed stories” model call. So much has changed since 2015, especially for Laura and Glen who now have 2 beautiful kids; Emma and Benjamin.

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When we launched the model call for the Renaissance of Mom, Laura was nervous but excited. Once the session started, Laura let all those nerves go.

“I really felt beautiful and comfortable as soon as we all got changed and the shoot started!”

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“Getting to experience [the shoot] first hand after seeing so many other’s photos, it was so fun! We got to listen to music and be silly and be ourselves….it was less posed than I had anticipated but the results were amazing!”, Laura shared.

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When the family first saw the images, they were blown away.

“It looked like our family just popped out of a magazine! I thought ‘how am I going to choose which ones go on the wall?!’ And seriously how are these so incredible?!”

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One of the best parts of the experience for Laura was how it changed her relationship with her husband, Glen.

“I felt it brought my husband and I closer even though it was a family shoot, because he was so nervous and didn’t want to do the photos at first, then after the experience he raved about how fun and amazing it was and how amazing the photos were!”

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“They are beautiful memories that you will literally have forever! Money comes and goes, but these gorgeous memories cannot be replaced, it’s literally like a beautiful amazing snap shot in time in your life”, Laura added.

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What is it you’d love to get from an experience like this?

I’d love to hear from you!
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Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Travel Back In Time With A Fine Art Photo Album

One of our clients’ favorites ways to be transported back to the all the feels from their experiences is through our custom, fine art albums.

During the cinematic reveal of your photos, you’ll laugh and cry and work with your photographer to choose your absolute favorite photos.

You may have those top faves that you know are PERFECT for that space in your home so you can see them every single day.

But what about all of those other moments? The candid ones. The funny ones. The romantic ones. The naughty ones even.

Together, they tell a story. A story of your relationship with your partner, or the way you play with your kids, or the journey you’re on right now… how you want to see yourself every single day.

What would it mean for you to be able to go back in time and relive a day where you felt truly empowered, strong, connected, and loved? That’s the power of the printed photograph. It’s a moment in time that holds worlds of emotions and memories. It’s an anchor to a time you cherish.

So, if you’re thinking about booking a session with us, and you aren’t sure how you want to memorialize these moments, a keepsake album is always a solid choice and an investment worth every penny.

I’d like to leave you with a question to ask yourself…

If you could step into a time machine right now, what are those moments you would want to relive all over again?

When you have your answer, let us know http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

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Empowering Photoshoot Leaves Mom Realizing How Amazing She Is

Lauren and her husband Bobby were super interested in doing a couple’s boudoir session, but little did Lauren know Bobby had contacted us to participate in our Renaissance of Mom Model Call. 

“Once I found out we were booked for a family shoot I got really emotional. When I talked to Erika over the phone I opened up about how I was so excited to celebrate our family.”

The couple struggled with fertility issues. It took Lauren and Bobby over a year to get pregnant with their daughter. Now they have two children just bursting with life, a 4-year-old girl named Riley and an 18-month-old boy named Jameson.

“To celebrate those two and be able to showcase our family in our house is amazing,” said Lauren, adding that she so rarely gets to be in family photos since she’s the one usually taking them! A sentiment shared by most moms.

When they arrived at the studio Erika greeted them, immediately putting Lauren’s anxieties at ease. 

“We pulled up and Erika met us at our car and offered to carry anything we needed help with. Right off the bat she started talking to our daughter and Riley immediately connected with her. They became best friends in a matter of three minutes.”

Erika led them upstairs to the studio, they put down their bags, hung up their outfits and went right into hair and makeup. 

“They let Riley go first and made her feel like a princess. She got to pick the music we listened to and they listened to all her crazy stories.” 

Riley even hopped back up in the chair for a little blush and eye shadow.

“I felt like I’ve known these two women my entire life. I felt like all the mom stress just went away.” 

The family got into their outfits and then it was time for the fun to begin!

“Erika made both my kids laugh with no effort. She is AHHHMAZING with kids. My son had a wardrobe malfunction so while my husband and I were handling that she was singing a duet with my daughter. We came back to her snapping photos of Riley singing while standing on the couch and that captured the definition of my daughter! She knew exactly what to do to bring out Riley’s true self,” Lauren said. 

Erika effortlessly moved along with photographing their 18-month-old, who can often prove to be unpredictable (like most toddlers!) according to Lauren .

“I haven’t felt so empowered since I gave birth. She let us know each way to pose and in the middle of snapping photos and telling us where to adjust she would shout out compliments. She snuck in these compliments without effort but I heard every single one of them and I felt amazing. I never once felt like I had to hide my ‘double chin’ or my stomach, etcetera.”

Seeing the glow and happiness on her husband’s face was one of the highlights of the day for Lauren. 

“He got to see me fully happy, surrounded by love. We tickled each other, snuggled, swapped kisses, and had some full on belly laughs. It was amazing to just let go for a few hours and not worry about anything in the world. Erika led us upstairs for snacks while we waited for her to edit the photos, which was so amazing and sweet.”

When they got to the reveal Lauren laughed and she cried. 

“The reveal was absolutely amazing. They don’t lie when they say you will laugh and cry. It was stunning. She captured the true side in all four of us. My favorite photo was the four of us all giggling and laughing.  I can’t wait to display it in our new house, hopefully in the near future. We have always worked so hard for what we want and to be able to capture it in photos has been such an amazing experience.”

The session put Lauren at ease and now she is feels even more ready for her and Bobby’s upcoming couples boudoir session. 

“I have a few things to get done before our shoot but this family shoot showed me I really don’t need to alter my body at all. You forget about everything when you are in that studio. You are YOU in that studio, and you are beautiful. They will effortlessly show you how amazing you are.”

She continued, “I literally cannot say enough good things about Allebach Photography and Erika. I also cannot thank her and Mike enough… they were amazing from the door. As a mom, I’m never usually in photos so this was an amazing treat. I cannot thank my husband enough for booking this photo shoot for us and I will cherish these pictures forever. THANK YOU Allebach Photography.”

Celebrate the renaissance of your own family! Book your own session by visiting http://allebachphotography.com/contact/

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Follow New Mother’s Emotional and Empowering Birth Story

7am-6pm | Eryn planned, diligently, every aspect of her birthing experience. She wanted a natural, at-home, water birth, under the care of a midwife.

For the first half of her over 40 hour labor experience, she was living that plan. With the company of her husband and mother, she patiently worked through every hour and minute of the pain of contractions; and soothed them in the water Mat was carefully monitoring.

6am-11am | Despite all of her efforts, Eryn birthing plan was derailed by her little boy.

Her midwife decided it was time to go to the hospital. Despite the plan changing, the consistent pain, nothing was going to break Eryn’s spirits! She was so close to meeting her baby boy!

3:10pm | Natural birth just wasn’t in the cards for Eryn, and baby Adrian was delivered via c-section.

I wasn’t able to be there so I gave my camera to Mat who did an amazing job (alongside the nurses) capturing what I couldn’t; the first moments of Adrian and parents meeting in the world.

6:00pm-7:00pm | When I was permitted to return, after mom and baby were safe and sound, I got to meet this stubborn little man.

He was so beautiful and peaceful, laying skin to skin with his mama. Eryn, so tired, yet so elated to finally meet Adrian. Two became three that day, and the difficult journey of labor quickly faded in the shadows of this new adventure ahead.

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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We Need 10 Families To Share Their Stories

OUR LATEST MODEL CALL IS LIVE!!

We are looking for 10 families to model for the day

The spots will go quickly, so first come, first serve

For your participation, you will receive a complimentary session, $200 credit towards artwork for your home, and an experience designed to celebrate your family.

Email Erika at hello@allebachphotography.com and share what an experience like this would mean to you.

Submit your story today! Applications due by January 29th.

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Motherhood Session Freezes Time for Mother and Daughters

Sara, like many moms these days, is a full time working mom trying to balance her work with her children’s schedules. 

“Some days are a little crazier than others, but we make it work. The girls’ dad works crazy hours, leaving before the sun comes up and sometimes working past the ‘normal working hours,’” she shared with us. 

This leaves Sara in charge of not only getting her girls (three-year-old Lily and one-year-old Carter) up and to daycare, but picking them up at the end of the day AND making sure that they all have dinner on the table. In addition, the girls have swimming lessons throughout the year they need to be taken to and picked up from. Oh, and did we mention she works full time? Can you say Super Mom?

“I am thankful to have my husband, who helps around the house, so our girls can have my full attention as needed, and I’m not left with everything…. work, kids, household, etcetera. I am definitely an attachment mommy and do my best navigating their emotions to help them better process what they are feeling,” she said. 

“Lily is a full on Mama’s Girl, while Carter is a Daddy’s Girl. We have both girls in swimming lessons throughout the year and we belong to a summer swim club. They are both naturals and love the water. Lily is also showing an interest in gymnastics and loves to ride her bike! Carter is our little funny girl, with so much personality, but is also the love bug, giving hugs and snuggles all of the time!”

When Sara saw our Renaissance of Mom sessions, she thought it was such a cool and unique opportunity to stop and capture her relationship with her girls at this stage in their lives.  

“It just felt like it was something that I wanted to be a part of and the pictures of Erika with her babies was something I haven’t seen offered from other photographers. I am also a breastfeeding mom. At the time I was nursing, (and still am), both girls. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to not only capture these memories for our family, but to show that extended breastfeeding was normal and okay.”

One thing she says she truly appreciated about her session with her girls was how comfortable and natural she felt, which is such an important ingredient to create authentic images. 

“Having done a solo boudoir prior, I know that the studio was a safe place to be yourself. However, my first shoot was with Mike and not Erika, so I wasn’t sure what her style was. When we started I knew right away that Erika was just as wonderful as Mike. I was at ease very quickly, and there were some points that I didn’t have my top on and wasn’t embarrassed, it just felt natural. Overall the whole experience of the Renaissance Mom exceeded my expectations!”

Sara says the session left her with such strong feelings of love; love for both herself and for her little family. 

“Love that my husband was on board with the girls and I doing a session together. The love that comes through in all of the pictures between my girls and I, and the ones of just the girls together.”

She chose an album in a gorgeous peacock blue as well as a canvas of both her girls. 

“We have the book safely stored in the box it came in on our piano bench and the canvas hangs above the piano in the living room,” she said. 

As she mentioned above, this is actually Sara’s second experience with us. She met us a few years back at a bridal show and decided to do a solo boudoir session as a surprise anniversary gift to her now husband.

“Mike was amazing! He made me feel so comfortable right away. He would always ask to try something during the shoot and made sure I was comfortable with it. For example, I had brought some of my husband’s sports jerseys. One was a button down and Mike felt it would be better if nothing was under it. By then I was so comfortable and knew I was in a safe place that it wasn’t a big deal. Following this, we got one of the best pictures of the day using the chandelier!”

Sara is enthusiastic about recommending us to other families.

“I would absolutely recommend that mothers and families book a photo shoot! It was such a magical experience and hope I get to do it again in the future!”

Ready for your own Renaissance of Mom session? Call 610.539.6920 or visit to http://allebachphotography.com/contact/

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9 Reasons A Family Session Is The Best Gift

If you have children, I’m sure you’ve noticed how fleeting moments are and how quickly they change. Capture all those small but precious quirks they possess or things they do that remind you how special they are, right now, in this moment.

You may live together, and/or spend a lot of time together. But when was the last time you truly spent quality time loving and appreciating one another? Photo sessions are a chance to slow down and just be present with each other.

The value of family portraits increase with time. Lots of gifts are exchanged, opened, appreciated, adored, and then forgotten. A photograph created now, is priceless and precious twenty, even thirty years from now. A window to the past, crystal clear.

It’s sad to say but aging really takes a toll on memory. Our elderly relatives, and us as we continue to age, will have the opportunity to look back upon happy memories. Time-traveling brought to fruition.

What better way to say “I Love You” than a photographic love letter. As your children age, leave the nest, and grow their own families, they can channel your love through those special moments frozen in time.

This one goes out to all those people who are great at taking the photos, but never end up IN the photos. I’m certainly one of those, and as a photographer, I can’t rave enough about how important it was to have my own session. Yes, that’s me below!

There is a lot of beautiful artwork out there to decorate your home and it can be overwhelming to decide what fits your style best. That’s the beauty of photos! They can be designed to match your aesthetic. It couldn’t be a more custom piece of art, nor could it be more meaningful.

Now, more than ever before, you just never know the next time you’ll see someone you care about. Capture the love and connection you share, so you can always be transported there when you need it most.

One of our favorite parts of these experiences is getting to know our clients and all about how they spend time as a family. They become a chance to have fun and be unapologetically yourselves. Sure, we do a little bit of posing to set it up, but at the end of the day, we capture who you are as a family. So be silly, dance a little, laugh a lot, sing loud, and hold onto each other tightly.

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Celebrate Breastfeeding

Hello! I’m Erika, a mother of two breast and bottle fed children. I remember thinking, early on in both pregnancies, how badly I wanted to breastfeed for the first year of my children’s lives. It was a journey I knew would be difficult, but it was one I was committed to.

Neither of my kids made it to 6 months. It was REALLY hard to keep up with, even with pumping constantly. My biggest challenge was, I had no time off. No real maternity leave at my previous job. With my first born, I had only 6 paid days off, then I had to work from home 32 hours a week. I tried to breastfeed at my desk but it was almost impossible to keep up with.

With no government mandated support for paid maternity leave, I had no choice but to end my journey with breastfeeding in order to keep my sanity. And my second born was no different.

So why am I telling you all of this? This isn’t to get you to feel bad for me. Not at all. My children are healthy and I kept my sanity with the decisions I made.

I am posting this because it’s World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month. I want to honor all of the mamas out there on their breastfeeding journey. I want to help normalize breastfeeding, end the stigma of doing so in public spaces, and donate to a cause that is working to support mothers from pregnancy through their child’s second birthday, via 1000 Days.

“The first 1,000 days are a time of tremendous potential and enormous vulnerability. How well or how poorly mothers and children are nourished and cared for during this time has a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive. This is because the first 1,000 days are when a child’s brain begins to grow and develop and when the foundations for their lifelong health are built.

Studies show that countries that fail to invest in the well-being of women and children in the first 1,000 days lose billions of dollars to lower economic productivity and higher health costs. It is why several of the world’s leading economists have called for greater investments in the nutrition and well-being of mothers, babies, and toddlers as a way to create brighter and more prosperous futures for us all.

Through the month of August, we will be donating $100 per breastfeeding/family session booked to 1000 Days to support their mission investing in the well-being of mothers and their children.

Share your journey with me!
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Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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From Artist to Mom

I had the honor of meeting Melissa in college. I remember looking up to her as such a beautiful and strong woman and crazy talented artist.

Now that she is this amazing mother of two boys, my respect and admiration of her has grown ten-fold.

Jackson and Memphis are such loving and vicarious little men. They feed off of each other and love their mama so, SO much! They have soaked up so much of her warmth, creativity, and convictions.

I want to get to know you too!
Let’s chat! http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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She’s Here! A New Renaissance Album

If you’ve been to Allebach Photography, you know how much we love artwork; from the statement pieces displayed in the most prominent spaces in your home, to the coffee table artwork meant to tell an intimate story.

Since the launch of our Renaissance of Mom campaign, which is now relaunched as a new model call for families, I’ve been excited to create a two-tone cover, sample album to have in our studio!

This new upgrade is such a beautiful way to add a little pop and personality to your album, so you can’t help but want to hold it and relive all of those beautiful moments captured together.

Ready for the gift of family portraits? Let’s chat and get started! Schedule a time that works for you at http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

We serve people from all 50 states!  Our studio is located 1 hour from Lancaster, Philadelphia, Allentown, Delaware County, Berks County and a short drive from Lansdale, Doylestown, King of Prussia

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Describe Your Child in Three Words

It’s hard to do, right? How can you encapsulate everything about your child into three tiny words?

My three favorite to date describe this handsome little guy:

Tenacious | Precocious | Inquisitive

That is exactly how Amber described her son, Wilson. So let’s break down those words and why they so perfectly describe him.

te·na·cious/ adjective

not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined

Wilson, right off the bat, positioned himself as in control as he could possibly be. He totally ran the session and it was worth letting him do so. He worked the camera and worked every moment to his advantage, in the best way possible of course.

pre·co·cious/ adjective

(of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.

Amber being a teacher, Wilson already had a leg up on the other children his age. But you can see in his eyes, his desire to learn and grow. He wants to know it all and soak it in!

in·quis·i·tive/ adjective

curious or inquiring. intrigued.

Going hand in hand with his precocious nature, Wilson is so curious about anything and everything he doesn’t know yet. His mind is buzzing with questions and mom’s got all the answers!

So tell me about your children! http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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The Renaissance of Family

We’ve primarily focused on one parent up until now.
It’s time to focus on the whole family!

We’re looking for 6 families, to come model for the day! The spots will go quickly. First come, first serve.

Your session would take place at Allebach Photography in North Wales, PA. For modeling you will receive a complimentary photo session and an experience designed to celebrate you and your family! As a special thank you for participating, you will also receive $200 towards artwork.

If you’re interested, please email Erika at hello@allebachphotography.com with what an experience like this would mean to you. Submit your story by July 7th.

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Unbreakable Bond

I remember the first time I read Gemma’s story, I knew immediately that this experience would be important for her to have.

Liam is her world. Her sun, her moon, and her stars. He is there for her when she needs an emotional anchor and he also knows when she needs a moment alone.

I remember her describing him as a true gentleman and even calling him a “little mayor” and the moment I met him, I understood what she meant. He has a gentle confidence about him that can command a room and calm a soul.

They are truly lucky to have each other and it was an incredible honor to capture portraits showing their love, care, affection, and respect for one another. Sometimes it’s hard to meet a child, or a parent, where they are emotionally, but Gemma and Liam have that down pat!

Tell me your story! http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Beauty & Science

When Yana emailed to have her Renaissance of Mom portrait done, I was ecstatic! Her and her husband, Ryan, had come in previously for couples boudoir with Mike, so I was already familiar with how fun loving they are.

Emma was a total delight to photograph. She loved having her portraits done and her eyes sparkled when I showed her the images we captured.

By far, my favorite part about photographing this amazing family was when we got to recreate one of Emma’s favorites things to do.

SCIENCE!

Seeing Emma’s eyes light up when the volcano erupted was magical! Her exploration of science has only just begun and I can’t wait to hear of all the amazing things she will do with that curiosity!

Let’s chat! http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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Grand Reopening!

It’s here! Phase Green is here and we couldn’t be more ecstatic to reopen! To celebrate, we’re offering $100 off every photographic experience we offer.

We’re taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure everyone’s safety as they come through our doors. We will have our face masks on, sanitizer pumps stationed all over the studio, and a UV sanitizer for our phones, keys, and payment devices. We are also only scheduling 1 session a day with room to clean and sanitize the entire studio before and after.

We’ve always wanted our clients to feel they are in a safe space and cared for. Now we are just adding on to what we already do by protecting everyone’s health as well.

Let’s chat! Schedule a time that works for you
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Family Moms

Celebrating Single Moms

When Allison shared her story with me, I knew this experience would mean a lot to her. Raising children on your own is never easy, let alone three boys! Speaking with her, I knew she was a total badass super mom. She’s surely got her hands full and she’s a pro; but we were stoked to help her wrangle these little munchkins for their photos.

“I was hoping to just enjoy the experience and not worry about looking posed or getting something “perfect.” The truth is my life is insane with three little boys and if that’s what the photos showed, I would be happy with it!”

“Everyone made it easy to wrangle three very energetic boys and not put pressure on me or them.”

Allison, it was our pleasure!

I want to hear your story too! Schedule a time that works for you at http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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The Renaissance of Sisterhood

I met Ashley through her sister, Eryn, who is a wonderful friend of mine. I even flew out to Detroit last year to photograph Ashley’s family! That trip was actually a pivotal moment in my life that lead me to working here at Allebach Photography, so her presence in my life will always be precious to me.

When we launched the Renaissance of Mom, I was ecstatic Ashley responded.

“I have always been the little big sister. The little sister that tried to plan my big sister’s life because obviously I knew better. When she and her husband had a baby, that is where our roles and relationship changed.”


“My sister Eryn made pregnancy make sense. We bonded and got closer than ever and she became the big sister. She became who I leaned on, who I trusted when the stress got to me, who I looked to, to help make things less confusing.

“We are closer and stronger now than ever and want our boys to feel the same. Our sons, upon their first meeting and thereafter, grab hands and light up when they see each other. They have a bond we want to foster until the day we can’t anymore and I want to cherish all moments where they are together.”

Photographing Ashley and Eryn with their boys was one of the most beautiful and emotional sessions for me. I love them both dearly, they are like family to me, but seeing their bond and the love Bash and Addy have for each other is an experience I know they will cherish for a lifetime. Being a part of this is certainly something I will cherish.


I want to hear your story too! Schedule a time that works for you at http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here

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The Renaissance of Motherhood

I remember speaking to Vanessa on the phone about her pregnancy and raising three children, as well as being a stepmom to teenage son. I thought to myself, “How does she do it?” Both Vanessa and her husband are in the military and she is raising their children through such a tough job. To say I was impressed by her is an understatement and I knew how important this experience was going to be for her.

“I was pregnant with my 4th and last baby and determined to get beautiful pictures that captured the beauty and power of motherhood. Knowing I’ll never experience pregnancy again, this photoshoot was extremely important to me. I wanted to capture my family and body in its current state so that I could look back on it years from now when my kids are grown up and be reminded of this incredibly special time.”

“My kids are 5, 3, and 2 and I know how challenging it is to get even one good picture of them. Erika’s energy and playfulness really got them to open up and feel comfortable which resulted in beautiful, natural moments captured on camera! The results were better than I could have hoped for!”

“My favorite part of the whole experience was the reveal at the end of the photo shoot. Seeing myself on the screen looking so regal was one thing, but then seeing the amazing pictures of my babies with Taylor Swifts “Never Grow Up” as the soundtrack was too much to handle, my husband and I both choked back the tears.”

Tell me about what an experience like this would mean to you! http://www.meetme.so/allebachphone

Erika Schoof has over 10 years’ experience as a photography studio and production manager. Learn more about our studio at allebachphotography.com or by texting 610.539.6920. Join our facebook group here