Warning: Illegal string offset 'galleries_autoplay' in /home/customer/www/lindsaydocherty.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/como/functions.php on line 268

Warning: Illegal string offset 'automatically_text_color' in /home/customer/www/lindsaydocherty.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/como/functions.php on line 278
Main Line Family Photographer | the 511 Family ⋆ Lindsay Docherty Photography
March 21, 2014

Main Line Family Photographer | the 511 Family

Family

The 511 family shares a very special place for me. They are special in all the ways every family is special: the idiosyncrasies that make them this wonderful little unit. Through Becca’s gift as a skilled writer, she has shared her world through her blogs. 511 Ever After is her home blog. She talks about her décor crushes of the day and the little pieces of happiness that she has brought into her home to make it personal. Mommy, Ever After is her blog about family and her kids. It is filled with the joy of little Belle’s magic and moments of pure kismet and hilarious interactions. It also has stories of tears and despair and pain. It is real. She is real. They are real – Becca and husband, Kenny, and their littles: 4 year old Belle, 4 month old Alex, and 6 year old furry Lola.

I walked in to their world to a slightly nervous Becca who began to shine with Belle as they held their daily dance party in the living room as the RENT soundtrack, Marvin Gaye, and Robin Thicke played for them.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

Actually, that’s not completely right. While I was there, I was Anna and the happy, talkative thing spinning around the house was Queen Elsa.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

Alex woke up from his nap to join us.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

They refer to him as a moose since he is coming close to weighing as much as his older sister. He has a mouth on him as well (but only in the sense that he spits up more than any baby ever, no fewer than 10 times in the 1.5 hours he was awake with us).

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

But boy oh boy is he amazingly cute!

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

Kenny came home from work and provided an encore dance party. I am told that dance parties honestly happen at least once a day in this house (Belle is the choreographer, obvi). That is my kind of place!

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

We danced, jumped on the bed, played with stickers, read books (Three Little Kittens)
Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

And had a big ole cuddlefest in bed.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

After enough limelight, Belle retired to her quarters to watch Frozen for what I’m pretty sure was the 683rd time.

Becca and Alex shared some bonding time. If you have gotten wrapped up Becca’s world as I have, you’ll know that Alex was very difficult for Becca. I can’t do justice to Becca’s story but her post on postpartum depression (The hardest post I’ve ever written) is emotional and brave in ways I can’t even imagine. The response to her story was so great that she was interviewed for a segment that aired on ABC last night.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

I am so in awe of Becca and so impressed with and grateful for Becca’s gift and the courage it must have taken to share something so private yet happens in hundreds of thousands of homes.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

I feel very lucky to have been welcomed into this light-filled, magical home.

Main Line family photographer Philadelphia

I am, I am, I am, I am
I am a wild child, momma
You can, you can, you can, you can
You can hold me tight if you wanna
If you wanna hold me tonight
~ Brett Dennen, “Wild Child”

Related Posts
Featured
Scotland Visit
I really hate leaving home base for too long. I get back and feel like the sky is falling. I think the dust is finally settling and I can get back into the groove again. I wanted to share some of my pictures from my trip to Scotland a few weeks ago. My grandmother is not doing very well so it was a last minute thing to get across the pond. If I ever see another airport again, it will be too soon. Part of my adventure was borderline comical. I flew from San Francisco to Los Angeles for a nine hour layover. The flight was at 7am and I had a shuttle pick me up at 5am. The shuttle driver wasn't having a great morning – he picked me up late ...
READ MORE
Philadelphia baby photographer | 6 months | Charlotte
Dear Mom, skip this post. It will make you all sorts of baby crazy. You’ll get your own grandkids eventually, just not yet.With that out of the way, prepare your ovaries. I photographed adorable 6 month old baby Charlotte the other week at her Graduate Hospital home with her diaper-changers, Pat and Kelly.While Kelly put her finishing touches together, Pat and Charlotte gathered for early indoctrination of Penn State Football.That adorable little navy shirt says “I watch Penn State Football with My Daddy”.Could this whole family be any cuter?Please take note of the amazing Anthropologie bedspread. Kelly is a bit of an Anthro addict. And ...
READ MORE
Tim + Charlie: Father / Daughter Session in Media
Hellooooo cuteness!I encountered an almost illegal amount of adorable last week when I photographed Charlotte (Charlie) last week at Tyler Arboretum. The day started out grey and drizzly and, while it's not ideal weather for a photoshoot, I was looking forward to seeing Charlie in some boots for some fun puddle action. As fate would have it, the sky opened up as soon as I met with Tim and Charlie for some fantastic sunny skies.And since it had just rained, we got some great puddle jumping action!And sometimes you just need to take that tiny path into the sunlight and smell the flowers.Really? Can something be this cute?We were apparently p ...
READ MORE