Welcoming Bristol Mavis!

Exactly a month ago on April 17th we welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Bristol.  She came flying into this world within an hour and has been keeping us on our toes ever since.

Bristol is already the perfect fit for our family with her sassy-but-sweet attitude. She loves her big brothers (yes, even when they’re screaming), being held, eating (constantly) + when we make crazy sounds. She can sleep up to 6 hour stretches at night.  I adore her big blue eyes + how excited she gets when I talk to her. The jury is out which parent she looks like right now … if you ask me, she looks exactly like daddy but I have baby pictures to prove otherwise ;) You can blame her for the fact it took me this long to post her newborn portraits!

Please welcome Bristol to the Jessica Snider Photography family!  

I grew up with a bit of an obsession with unicorns + horses - here's hoping Bristol loves them, too! Haha!

Fun fact: We let the boys pick Bristol's middle name.  If you have ever watched the movie Hotel Transylvania, you may have heard the name Mavis before ;)

Another fun fact: Bristol had ONE SINGLE TEENIE TINY eyelash during her Newborn Session (pictured here). Literally the day after her session these big beautiful lashes popped out!

In honor of her grandfather who is no longer with us <3 We have a shot like this with all of his grandchildren when they were babies.

Adalynn - Cake Smash

Mothers of baby girls beware! This post is most likely going to convince you to go buy everything unicorn! When Adalynn’s mom said she wanted a Unicorn Cake Smash, I died a little of happiness. Her session couldn’t have turned out more perfect. Isn't she her mama's gorgeous twin?!

Sweet Adalynn - I can’t believe I am writing about your One Year Pictures! I remember when your mama told me she was pregnant with you + your family prayed for you. Now, look! You are the most precious, sweet thing + it’s no surprise that your mama is your best friend. It’s been a blessing watching you grow this past year.

Enjoy SO many favorites!

Michael + Christina - Married!


Michael + Christina are the sweetest, smartest people I have ever met so it’s only natural that I adored photographing their wedding (and engagement session!). Their Big Day was at a beautiful venue called the Mercersburg Inn. It was full of beautiful character, history + it fit Michael + Christina’s classy style wonderfully. The Acela wedding felt like a big party among best friends + made for the sweetest gallery.

Michael + Christina were married outside surrounded by beautiful mums, family + friends. Then we explored around the beautiful property that was bursting with autumn colors.  I had a lot of favorite moments from Michael + Christina’s wedding - their First Dance song being “Nothing Else Matters”, the fact that Christina had a framed portrait of Cinderella as her bridal inspo, the fact that Michael had an extra awesome person in his grooms party - his sister!   Oh, + of course the very hardcore dance moves that happened at the end of the night ;)

Most of all, my favorite thing in Michael + Christina’s wedding is the giant smiles the two of them had while they were together.  If anyone deserved this flawless wedding, it was this incredibly brilliant + fabulous couple! I have LOVED getting to know them. Enjoy some favorites!

Jacob - Newborn

Let’s just say Jacob made quite the first impression when he arrived at my studio.  It involved lots of baby wipes, a clothing change and possibly a need for a new car seat cover - HAHAH! But really Jacob was a total joy. I couldn’t stop photographing him as he was always changing up the poses and doing the cutest things with his hands. I didn’t have the heart to do many hat pictures because - HELLO - the most gorgeous red hair ever! And of course those cute cheeks that just grew when he would smile. One of my favorite images from this gallery is definitely the one with his dad holding him and his mom giving him a kiss on the cheek.  He absolutely adores those two! What a perfect session to share right before Mother’s Day. Enjoy some favorites from this adorable guy’s session!

Seltzer Hart Family / Grace's Donut Smash

Colt + Amanda have always been the King and Queen of Personalized Portrait Sessions! Together they handcraft their own props, bring home-grown flowers + come with such creative ideas. I should have known this session wouldn’t be less than spectacular. 219 edited images later + this session has EVERYTHING! Extended family (shout out to Alyssa + Kevin whose wedding I will be shooting SO soon!), just the 3 of them + a celebration of Grace turning 2. Amanda baked donuts for Grace to have a Donut Smash! (She even sent a bunch home with me - which my boys devoured within days. They were delicious!) Grace, being the child of the coolest parents ever, definitely committed to making this session one-of-kind … by smashing her face in her donuts and giving the most hilarious faces! It’s just something you have to see for yourself. Enjoy a very cut down version of an incredible session!   {Keep scrolling to see the Donut Smash!}

Alexander - Newborn + Maternity

Holy moly, I’m blogging!

This blog post has a little bit of everything amazing. Alexander is the sweetest of the sweet. The hardest part of my job is being able to play with beautiful babies like him - and then having to give him back! He had the best time posing with his mom + dad (although he was a little confused what all the kisses were about!), with his stuffed lamb that made an appearance in his maternity session + in some fun animal gear! Easter is Alexander’s mommy’s fav holiday + rumor has it she was a little teary-eyed while he was sporting his adorable bunny ears ;) And of course, he had to be a deer to put a smile on his hunter dad’s face.

I’m also finally blogging Adrean + Rachel’s maternity session which is a favorite of mine! We had such glowy light, some belly laughs + obviously the cutest parents-to-be.  I loveeee when parents buy packages so I can keep seeing them while their little one grows!  

Enjoy some favorites of these sessions!

Peyton - Newborn

I kept calling Peyton my allstar baby because photographing him in every set up was a breeze.  With that being said, I had to cut this blog post down to 1/3 of his images because he has SO many in this gallery.  Can you handle those lips, thick dark hair and adorable cheeks!?! Ahhh, and his proud big sister is just as adorable!  Peyton was also the first baby I ever did a golf theme with - so fun! I cannot even wait to see how much adorable he becomes as he grows - if that’s even possible! Enjoy just a few of my many favorites from Peyton’s session.

Addison - Newborn

Well, the bad news is Addi isn’t very into sleeping. The good news is, she’s adorable and we made it work anyways! Addison’s mama soon deserves some gorgeous pics of her little because she worked as hard as I did during this session! (Dad, well… he was our DJ + live entertainment ;) ) Anyways, pretty girl wanted to stay tucked in most of our session and that is A-Ok with me. That’s how babies really are, right? Aside from her array of cute handmade props from her grandmother (UM YODA?! REALLY?!) she also brought along the biggest pair of gorgeous baby blues that I got to capture at the end of her session.  My only hope is that she ends up half as hilarious as her parents - andddd maybe grows to like me more (talk to me when you can eat candy, Addi!) ;) Enjoy some favs from her session!

Rohen - Cake Smash

Rohen’s Mama came to me with the sweetest theme for her handsome little guy - Where the Wild Things Are! How special and cute is that?! It was one of her favorite books as a child and judging by Rohen intending paging through the book, it’s one of his favorites, too.  Rohen was kind of hilarious. He was so mesmerized by the mirror in my camera moving every time I took a picture that he forgot to smile… luckily his mom has the BEST monkey impression that kept both him and I laughing the whole time. Also, I’m sure I’ve said this before butttttt… the medal for World’s Most Beautiful Family goes to these guys ;)  Enjoy Rohen’s Cake Smash! Happy almost birthday, little dude!