Thursday, May 26, 2011

So here it is.

Can I tell you a secret? The real reason my blog has been MIA is that it was planning a retirement party for itself. Wait, don't panic! The blog is not going away, it's just going somewhere new!

I am super duper excited to announce the launch of my BRAND SPANKIN NEW self- KSC Photography is now Rockit Photography! After years with my little homemade logo and KSC Photography branding, it was time for the real deal. Fear not, all of you who hate change. I am the same me. My photographs are the same them. My clients are the same you. And now, I finally have a look to reflect all of that.

From now on, you can find me over at my new Rockit Blog. (Quick, go check it out and add it to your RSS feed.) And you might want to hurry, cause there is a crazy good special running for the next few days (how does $50 for a session sound??)

So blow a little kiss at your computer screen and bid KSC Photography goodnight. And then as quick as you can, wipe that solitary tear off your cheek and head over to, cause the new blog is dying to meet you!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Ooopsie. So it looks like there is a slight chance that my blog stayed on vacation even when I came back from mine last month. Bad blog. At least we both got some rest.

To break the awkward silence, I give you a little Instagram collage of our week in the mountains! (You guys know how much I like Instagram.)

We spent an amazing week in Boone, NC. My best friend Kati and her husband Stephen and their little Cole came to join us for the second half of the week. Mystery: why didn't Stephen make it into any of these pictures?? I promise he was there.

Well, it was nice to chat with you for a few minutes. Let's not overdo this- it's been a while. We probably need to ease back into our blogging relationship. How have YOU been?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A little R&R and a little baby boy...

I remember spring break being really exciting when I was in school. I don't think I would have believed you had you told me how exciting it would be NOW. Spring break in 2011 means that my (teacher) husband is off for a whole week, which if you have children you realize is amazing. Two parents against one baby... nice.

I'm off for the next week, so any phone calls or e-mails will be returned starting on Monday, April 25. I may pop and blog a little... there's just no telling what this week will hold. : )

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a quick peek at this sweet little bundle of goodness. Can't wait to share the rest of his session after my break!

Friday, April 15, 2011

New mini-books and SC dates!

Just popping in with a few announcements!

I added these sweet new mini-books to my product offerings a few months ago and I pretty much love them. They are 3x3 and fold up accordion-style and make a nice quiet little thump when they close thanks to the magnet inside. They fit easily into your pocket or purse or stand up on your desk, and they are AWESOME for newborns or seniors or really anyone whose face you want to be able to see at a moment's notice.

This book was from Mason's newborn session:

If you want more details, send me an e-mail!

Also, as always I am excited to announce my upcoming SC summer session dates. I'll be scheduling sessions in Columbia, SC on June 9, 10, 11, and 13. And if you're looking for a session outside of Columbia I'm happy to come see you- just send me a message with your date and I'll get back to you with availability and travel fee.

Come back soon and I will show you a tiny peek of my most recent newborn session. : )

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy newlyweds: Megan & Geoff

Happy Monday! Since Mondays are usually no one's favorite day, I am here to rescue you with something a little different on the blog to cheer you up. It's different because, a.) it's a wedding, and you guys know that I shoot very few weddings each year, and b.) how many couples have their wedding pictures in a professional ballpark?

Megan and Geoff live in Philadelphia. And they love Philly. And they love sports. And when I say love Philly and love sports, I mean they LOVE PHILLY AND LOVE SPORTS. So naturally, they REALLY REALLY love Philadelphia sports and wanted to make city and its sports a big part of their day. I've known Megan since elementary school, and when she started telling me about their plans it all just sounded so Megan, which is exactly how all weddings should be.

As I was choosing images for this blog post, I realized I was quickly approaching a million and needed to reign it in. Since you've all probably been to weddings before, I decided to forgo a visual play-by-play of every shoe, flower, cake, and family member that appeared in the twelve hours I spent with them, and whittle it down to my absolute favorite images that are uniquely Megan and Geoff. Especially because I know that's specifically why Megan and Geoff hired me- to document their day in my "not-too-weddingy" style.

I met Megan and the girls at Ovations Salon for the final touches on hair and make-up before hurrying back to the Sheraton Society Hill to finish getting ready. I could have spent half the morning just photographing Megan and her mom, who was clearly very excited for her only daughter's wedding.

I just love these shot of Megan's mom and dad

Beautiful, happy bride!

Geoff and the groomsmen all got ready at the hotel as well, so while the guys finished getting dressed I stole Geoff for a few portraits

The whole wedding party jumped onto a big bus Megan and Geoff rented for the day (brilliant) and headed from the hotel over to the incredibly gorgeous St. Bridget Catholic Church for the wedding ceremony

All married!!

The whole wedding party hopped back onto the bus to head off for pictures. First stop- the middle of the street! Mr. Bus Driver wasn't terribly thrilled to park in the middle of moving traffic on Broad Street, but it was way worth it for these portraits with City Hall in the background

Next stop: Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Megan and Geoff's first date was a Philadelphia Phillies game, and they are probably bigger Phillies fans than anything else, so the highlight of the afternoon was admittance to Citizens Bank Park. Megan was so organized that we actually got there early, so the wedding party stopped for drinks and the photographers stopped for chicken fingers at McFadden's right outside the ballpark. What kind of wedding day ever actually has EXTRA TIME? Awesome.

I'm not a baseball girl myself, but working here was pretty awesome.

No big deal, just the bride and groom kissing on the pitcher's mound. Which is actually a huge deal, because you'd probably have a better chance of getting invited to a sleepover at the White House than to set foot on that grass. My toes may have touched a few precious blades as I shot from the dirt... please don't tell.

And that's just the wedding party hanging out in the locker room.

Next up: cocktail hour and the reception at Finnegan's Wake

These cupcakes were created at Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. When I first saw the display I was a little nervous that I wouldn't get one. After all, I'm not a real guest. I was so relieved when they refilled the tiers. I ate one (...maybe two...) at the end of the night and almost died. AMAZING. And then I almost died a second time reliving each bite while editing pictures. And then I immediately looked them up online and was so sad to see they don't deliver. Perhaps a roadtrip is in order.

Hey looky there, I still posted nearly a million images and still feel like I left too many out. Clearly my whittling skills are sub-par. I have no problem making selections from portrait sessions to post on the blog, but choosing wedding pictures is hard work! There are just too many to share- I guess it will take me a while to find my own wedding blogging style. Well anyway, I know two people who won't mind the long post- happy one monthiversary (tomorrow) Megan and Geoff!! Thank you for trusting me be a part of your awesome day.

And I can't end this post without giving a huge shout out to my partner in crime- Dylan was my second shooter/gear carrier/Coke getter/notes organizer/cheerleader/post-wedding-I-am-too-tired-to-move-pizza-finder and I love him for it.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On Monsters and Superheros

So I've been doing a little thinking these days. And that is really dangerous, because I haven't been doing much sleeping these days, and thinking without sleeping can go very, very wrong. As can blogging. Which is where tonight's disaster begins...

No seriously I am kind of on the tired side, but I don't think this will be a disaster. These past two weeks I've been swamped and working late every night to finish a giant project and wrap up editing a wedding, but for now, I just want to show you this picture.

And I want to show you these pictures.

And I want to tell you that I don't feel guilty about posting more pictures of my boys. And that I want to kiss Brody's little belly in that first one.

For a little while there, I was feeling bad. See, the thing is, I'm a photographer and I work at nighttime. Much like a superhero, you might be thinking, and you would be correct. But right now I feel like the superhero whose powers are weakened and whose spandex is too tight. The problem is that a year ago, I could easily work from 8pm till 2am, and now most nights I find myself falling asleep at the computer at 10:30. And the other problem is that even if I could stay up past 10:30, I don't have too many sessions to edit these days. And the third problem is that I used to look cute in spandex.

But then I remember why. It's because I am a full-time mom by day, and the Monster I spend time chasing doesn't really care what my spandex looks like- he still thinks I'm really awesome. And it's because I only have a few years to be a daytime superhero and I have lots of years to be a nighttime superhero. And it's because I just (yep, still saying "just") had a baby and spandex doesn't lie.

Now of course some of you reading are friends and family that love to see pictures of my Little Monster. And some of you are clients and peers who enjoy it from time to time. And maybe some of you hate it, in which case I would advise that you find a different blog to bookmark, cause this Monster is pretty popular here. : )

The point here is (remember, I'm tired and rambly) that THIS IS STILL MY WORK. I'm not turning into a mommy blog, and I'm still gearing up for a summer full of clients. But I was reminded by another photographer today that the pictures I take of my own family and friends are not any less important than those I take for others. They are not any less an example of my photography. They are not any less an exercise in creativity or a source of inspiration in this season of my business. In fact, they help me to get even closer to being the photographer I want to be. They teach me to be more intentional in each and every session. They remind me why I started photography in the first place.

So forgive me if you see a lot of Monster pictures these days, (and feel free to send him a little thank-you note after you realize your next portrait session with me is your best one ever). And forgive me if my blog posts aren't as frequent as they were last year. And forgive me if you see me in spandex because, really, it's just not time.