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As any small business owner can tell you, each new year brings countless requests for donations to charities; many in the form of auction items.  I donate as much as I am able to so that I can give back to our strong State College community.  While auction items vary from organization to organization, I […]

A bidding opportunity…


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So, it is January. Early January. And let me tell you, 2015 was not my best year for staying physically fit.  Moving into a new home (and studio),  racing all over town with three teenagers, adjusting to life with a blended family, dealing with several family illnesses in the fall…let’s just say that I’ve been […]

A life in moderation

Random Thoughts

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2015 was a great year for HLP…really and truly.  I’m so giddy with pride.  So to start off 2016, I thought I’d compile my favorite 15 images from 2015 and crowdsource it…which was my best image of 2015?  Because for me it is just too hard to decide…I have so much emotion tied up in […]

Favorite 15 of 2015 – A Contest!


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Here we are…New Year’s Eve 2015.  In just a few short hours…a new year…a new beginning.  The process of addressing and stamping my stack of 2015 client thank you cards over the past few days has left me feeling simply grateful…and has given me an overwhelming sense of pride.  I have been entrusted to capture the most precious […]

Looking back…and moving forward…

Random Thoughts, Travel

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Maybe it is the fact that I dropped my middle daughter off at camp yesterday – – an adventure that I’m so happy she gets to experience.  Or maybe it is the fact that my oldest daughter will be entering her junior year of high school – – really, how can that be?  Or maybe […]

Authentic Family Portraiture

Children, Family, Outdoors, Random Thoughts

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