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    I'm supposed to write something about myself here...which I'm not good at! I'm Diane, a lifestyle portrait photographer in the Palmyra, PA area. I first really got into photography so that I could stop taking my kids to the "box" studios for their images...and I wanted good action shots. As I started learning some of the basics of how to use my camera and the light around me, I really became intrigued...and here I am today, creating what I hope are images of a lifetime for my clients. Some of my favorite sessions are seniors and babies and I enjoy making people look good in intimate sessions as well (these are featured on a separate blog).

Limelight, Big Ruffles and a Peasant Top {Hershey Children’s Photography}

Each tag has a tiny little paint-by-numbers coloring fun!

What in the world does limelight have to do with peasant tops and big ruffles? It just so happens that they’re all elements of Matilda Jane’s newest clothing line for girls, “Paint By Numbers.”  Matilda Jane approached me about being part of their blog party and I happily accepted. Another photographer that I follow just RAVES about their clothing, and I have to admit, I’m pretty impressed! The service was fantastic, communication about the project was pretty fabulous (especially considering the distance, they’re based in Indiana!) and I’m just all-around impressed.

Still being sweet....

So, our daughter and neighbor girl just happen to be the same size? Serendipity, maybe? Either way, it was a BLAST to watch them modeling the outfit that MJ sent for us to review. Both girls loved it, our daughter said how comfortable the pants are (seriously, she wanted to keep wearing them!) and the craftsmanship is great, too! Those who know me know that I’ve sewn professionally, so I do tend to be kind of picky about that!

Of course we had to play with peacock feathers!

Just a little sassy!

Limelight peasant top, Pointillism Big Ruffles and Nancy headband in Chocolate

This was such a fun “project.” Thank you to the ladies at Matilda Jane who made it possible and for being patient when the package didn’t so up quite when we expected it to be here! The links below are shopping information, if you’re curious and want to check them out! This is SUCH a cute combination and it’ll be fun to see what some of the rest of you come up with! That’s the joy of Matilda Jane, you really can mix and match!

If you’re as weak at putting outfits together as I am, then don’t worry, the MJ website has some suggestions for you, like the one below!

Each collection has outfit suggestions for those of us who aren't confident when mixing and matching

Here are the links to tonight’s outfit!

Limelight Peasant Top – https://www.matildajaneclothing.com/t1406-limelight-peasant-top

Pointillism Big Ruffles – https://www.matildajaneclothing.com/b1428-pointillism-big-ruffles

Nancy Headband in Chocolate  (this may be my favorite part of the outfit….it TIES!) – https://www.matildajaneclothing.com/ac14146-nancy-in-chocolate

So go check them out….let me know your thoughts! Do you love unique, whimsical clothing for your daughter? It makes me feel a little bit like a kid again!

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Emily {Annville-Cleona Senior Photography}

Emily and Katie. There are so many words that can describe these girls, but the one that comes to mind most quickly is “hilarious.” Best friends, totally different in many ways and yet they just absolutely compliment each other. Emily is the more quiet (although her family laughed at that!) of the two and the subject of one of my most recent sessions.

Emily, I hope you have a WONDERFUL senior year, and thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you (and Mom, and A!)!

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Toolman and the bees {Summer 2013 Adventures}

My poor little buddy is afraid of bees. As in, PETRIFIED of them. He will stop whatever he’s doing, stand there, hardly breathe and try hard not to hyperventilate. I’m not sure why, but it makes me sad for him. That kind of fear is no fun, especially when there’s no distinct cause of the fear. He’s never even been stung that we remember.

Thanks to a dear friend, he’s now a little less afraid of them. We had the awesome opportunity to visit my “other dad’s” local hives (his daughters and I have been friends for decades). It was so neat to learn what all can happen in a hive, but I really think the kids were most excited about the “special hats.” Little stinkers!

Getting fixed up with the "special hat."

Blondie was pretty excited about this part, too.

The little white "worms" in the cells are larvae. The cells with tops are capped and developing into the pupal stage

A hive is a busy place!

Did you know that the workers are all female? They kill off the drones (males) for winter.

Blondie's "friend."

Seeing just how busy a hive can be

Clear, beautiful comb

Filled with scrumptious honey!

So now, after having a bee land on Blondie and being able to taste “bee glue” and fresh honeycomb, and laughing at Mom “licking her paw like a big ol’ bear,” Toolman is slightly less afraid of bees. He has asked to go back to watch them another time. YAY! Other parents can appreciate how big of an accomplishment that is!

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Meet the team! {Hershey/Palmyra Senior Photography}

This year’s street team rocks.

I say that every year. Every year, I mean it. This year isn’t any different, but they rock differently every year.

So.

Kenzie - Hershey High School

Kenzie is from Hershey High. Didn’t figure that out, did you? She cheers on two squads, loves hanging with her friends and is dear friends with……

Katie - Palmyra High School

Kenzie is friends with Katie.

Katie also cheers on two squads, represents Palmyra High School (go, Cougars!) and is also absolutely hilarious to hang around. She makes the same expressions as her Mom. Hopefully at some point, I’ll catch the two of them making faces at each other.

Last, and you’ve seen her featured on the blog a couple of times already, mostly with her family….

Sarandon. She does not [officially] cheer, but runs competitively, plays guitar, sings, babysits the DB Impressions spawn and has been “adopted” as part of our family. She’s pretty special.

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Warren Lewis {Business Features 2013}

This should include "all-around-nice-guy."

Warren is a Palmyra High School graduate, who had my grandfather as his principal. That means he graduated… just a couple of years ago. While he’s currently the CEO of Klick-Lewis, it sounds like he truly learned the business from the trenches. He worked in the car wash first, and then spent his summer vacations in different departments around the dealership.

Warren and his wife have been married since 1980 and have three children, are both highly-motivated people and both love to study why humans make the decisions that we do. It sounds like the Lewis family enjoys spending time and traveling together, too! Their favorite trip so far is Scotland, although I haven’t gotten a chance to ask WHY that is/was their favorite.

I had the opportunity to meet Warren because of the Palmyra Area Business Association (PABA) about a year ago. Warren is nearly a charter member, joining near the beginning and being a huge supporter of the endeavor. You can tell that he really cares about his hometown.

I’m really looking forward to getting to know Warren Lewis better. And, if you’re a PABA member, take a moment to thank him for having hosted the holiday gathering the past several years! This past year gave me a tiny glimpse of what an undertaking this is, so we’re grateful that he’s willing to host us!

Keep an eye out on the blog and facebook page over the next few months, you just might see some other neat things related to local businesses!

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