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So sorry to have waited so long to post this session but things, fortunately, have been very busy around here! I couldn’t be happier to have met this family…they are such loving people and our 2 year old sons are definitely besties!  I can’t wait to watch their little ones grow up and will follow them on all their adventures. Congratulations on your *newest* addition – she is a doll. Love you guys!Carolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement PhotographyCarolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement PhotographyCarolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement PhotographyCarolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement Photography Carolyn Clement Photography


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Remember Little Man C’s session just a couple months ago? Well I’m proud to present his little sister, Baby K. With a toddler, a newborn and  a feisty chocolate lab, there is no shortage of love and energy in their home!

She was so alert on the day of our shoot, eager to take everything in.

Congratulations to this beautiful family, may you get some rest and enjoy the ride.


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Since we moved to Philly last Spring, the three of us (Jon, Elliott and I) spend our days, evenings and weekends park surfing – alternating between several local parks. One of our favorites has been Gorgas Park, especially on those really warm Summer days because it sits at the top of the ridge and almost always provides park-goers with a refreshing breeze. We also run into lots of friends there, no matter the time of day we visit.

This Saturday, September 15, Gorgas Park will be the place to be when they hold their “Party for the Park” event from 7pm-10pm. As described on the website:

“Celebrate our park in serious style. Enjoy an evening soiree in Gorgas Park that will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and live music. Dine and mingle among our award-winning gardens and discover what lies ahead for our beloved Gorgas Park.”  

There will be a silent auction and among the terrific bidding items will be a family portrait session + a mounted & laminated print (over $300 value) from Carolyn Clement Photography. And I will also be extending a special offer to all who attend this event.

I’m excited to be a part of this event and hope to see many familiar faces on September 15th. Please come out and show your support for our local park. For tickets and more information, click here.

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This past Saturday was a real treat for me. Not only were we invited to celebrate our friend J’s 2nd birthday but since Jon was with me and thus Elliott was looked after, I had the rare opportunity to photograph the party and all of our friends who were in attendance.

What a party it was! Brought to us by the letter J and the number 2, the theme of the day was unmistakable Sesame Street. There were at least 6 different activity stations for the kids: Elmo’s beads and strings kit for jewelry making; Big Bird’s treasure dig filled with bird seed; Abby Cadabby’s magical bubble land; and Ernie and Bert’s rubber-ducky pond…to name a few.

And then came Elmo. Definitely a big deal for our little ones, it was interesting to see whose children couldn’t resist hugging Elmo and those who were more comfortable taking it in from a distance.

Lara put a lot of love, time and effort into making her son’s 2nd birthday a very special day for everyone and she has set the bar high. We enjoyed a great evening with fantastic friends watching our kids play, discover and create together – couldn’t ask for more. Thank you for a wonderful party, Lara!

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Lifestyle PhotographyCarolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography PhiladelphiaI’m excited to share these photos we captured of little man C who will be a big brother in just a few more weeks. His mom, Becky, is a sweet and sensitive woman, always laughing and bubbly. When you spend time with C and his parents, it isn’t hard to see where he gets his love for life.

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Carolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography Philadelphia Carolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography Philadelphia Carolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography PhiladelphiaWhat I love about C (among many things) is his incredible vocabulary. He’s 18 months old and has been speaking in sentences for months! I can’t help but melt every time I hear his little voice, especially when he calls me “Elliott’s mommy”. And while I was at their home, he perfected the word “camera!”…

Carolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography Philadelphia Carolyn Clement Photography Lifestyle Photography Philadelphia In a home as loving as theirs, I can only imagine the laughs they will share in the years to come. I look forward to meeting the newest member of their family – a baby girl. C’s going to be a terrific big brother! Wishing Becky a short trip to the hospital. Good luck, Mama! Xo

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If you don’t already use Instagram, the hugely popular app used to turn everyone into a photographer, then you are among a shrinking population. With loads of filters (some questionable), boarders and ways to manipulate the photos taken with your phone, you can instantly share them to everyone, anywhere, using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, etc.

Whether you like or dislike Instagram (there are many strong opinions supporting each view), let me explain why I will be using it. With a toddler in tow, a trip to the zoo/park/museum already has me weighed down with a bag filled with all the essentials a little man may need. If said little man needs a lift to see XYZ, that’s another 25lbs weighing me down. My Canon 5D with a 24-70mm lens weighs 4lbs…See where I’m going with this? My phone weighs 5ounces, fits snuggly into my pocket and doesn’t have a pricey lens attached to it that inevitably gets jostled while chasing this little man around. And boy, does he love to be chased!

If you have an opinion about Instagram, good or bad, I’d love to hear it. Though it won’t make me change my mind 😉



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In keeping with the theme of great places to visit when it’s so darn hot in Philly, I’d like to share my fondness for the Wissahickon Valley Park. Since it’s basically located in our backyard, there’s no need for me to buckle Elliott into his car seat and drive to get there – I just ask him to climb into our jogging stroller and we’re on our way.

In case it’s unknown to some, there’s an entrance just a couple blocks from the Acme on Ridge Ave in Roxborough. You can take either Green Lane, or Monastery Ave with a right onto Janette St, which will bring you to a path just across from horse stables. Once you’ve located this path, you will see a sign that indicates that you are now entering the Wissahickon Valley Park and you will begin your short (but rather steep, especially on the way back up) descent to the Forbidden Drive trail.

We love running and walking on the Forbidden Drive – a 5,42 mile gravel trail that allowed the passage of cars until the 1920s – mainly because the temperature drops significantly as you set foot into the park and shield yourself from the sun. When a pregnant girlfriend recently asked if we knew of any local hiking trails, I told her about Wissahickon. A couple of days later, we brought our toddler boys for a lengthy stroll and the kids loved it as much as we did. They saw butterflies and blue colored bugs (still unknown to me), played on the rocks near the water’s edge and even got their little toes all wet and muddy.

Approximately 2 miles into our walk, we came across the Valley Green Inn. Had I realized this was to be our half-way point, I definitely would have brought my wallet. I cannot wait to go back to this charming restaurant which was built in 1850 and has a wonderful view of the Wissahickon Creek. I have a feeling that I’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of everything this park has to offer…


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