Welcome Baby Maggie!

Baby Maggie has chosen two pretty incredible people for parents. Erin and I know each other through our Crossfit box in Manayunk. I've photographed her in a sports bra and shorts jumping up to a 36 inch wooden box (multiple times), and I've photographed her on one of her most important days in a beautiful bridal gown with family and friends. 

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I am honored to have been invited to photograph Erin and Rob as a new parents to their sweet baby girl Maggie. 

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

I wouldn't say newborn photography is my niche, but I've had two newborns of my own and have many many photographs of them! We kept the room super warm and toasty (I was sweating), I knitted baby Maggie a precious little Aki bonnet designed by Alison McCarney, because everyone NEEDS a photograph of their baby in a bonnet, ha ha!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Rob ran in this year's Boston Marathon, Erin went to cheer him on while she was just a few weeks from her estimated due date. Rob loves to run and most likely can't wait to put their jogging stroller to use. 

Erin is a Phillies fan and Rob is a cough cough..Yankees and Giants fan. Yes, it was hard for me to type that. Maggie was only photographed with the Phillies Jersey. I was staying out of that conversation. haha!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie
 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Rob wanted a photo to remember how small her feet were, and Erin loved combing her hair. We had Maggie put on a great onsie with a photo of her Aunt Patti(e) sleeping rocking some amazing eighties hair! Rock on Aunt Patti(e)!

 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie
 Newborn portrait session with 2 week old Baby Maggie

Welcome to parenthood Erin and Rob life is about to get really interesting! Thank you again! 

-Linette 

Lululemon Shoots!

Earlier this year Linette photographed a few Lululemon brand ambassadors for the Lehigh Valley store.  It was a fun series of shoots! Jimmy, Brittany, and Doug were all outgoing, positive, and tireless people - it was easy to see why they were asked to represent the brand!  All of the shots below are on display at the store - I suggest viewing the large prints in person!

Here's Jimmy from Christmas City Crossfit...

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 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors
 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors

... from barre3 Allentown, Brittany...

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 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors

... and Doug at barreform in Bethlehem.

 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors
 Lululemon Brand Ambassadors

Fitness with Qui for Unbroken Designs

Way back in October I had the pleasure of photographing Qui Burgess for Unbroken Designs  ( a local and woman owned business). Using the gorgeous natural light in our Germantown studio gave allowed us to create a bright and light series in a shorter amount of time than if it was lit in studio. Qui was amazing to work with and seemed to enjoy the little workout she was getting in. She is also an incredible personal trainer so it's par for the course right? 

I love getting to know the people I photograph during the actual shoot. I couldn't remember all the details of our conversation from that day so I emailed Qui a few questions and she was happy to answer! Creating a fun Q & A with the great folks I photograph will hopefully provide a more personal experience for you. Scroll down for my very first interview with Qui2Health!

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Qui Burgess interviewed by Linette Kielinski January 25, 2018

What do you love about health and fitness? 

---What I love about health and fitness is it’s actually doing something amazing for ME! To be able to take care of my body physically and mentally is my best investment! And to help others on their journey it’s like my # 1 way of giving back!
 

I love the Equality t-shirt you wore during our shoot. What are your thoughts on equality? Are they specific to women and/or women of color? 

---If I could wear that Nike Equality shirt everyday I would. Equality to ME is not viewing anyone (race, shape, male, female) different. Won’t get political or religious BUT I will talk in terms of fitness(staying in my lane) anyone could lift 300lbs with proper training 😉!
 

I wish I had taken a photo of you and your mom, Renee! I loved that she was taking video and helping you with your social media content. Does she do that a lot? Please bring her next time we have a shoot so I can get a pic of the two of you! 

---Ha! My mom, well I’m normally in the gym by myself, here lately it’s been with my fiancé but at our particular shoot it was super random to bring her BUT so needed! She was free that morning so I asked her to tag along. She captured a lot of great BTS pics and vids!
 

You mentioned that you train some celebrities. Can you name a few? ;)

---Yea, I’ve trained a few celebs. Ugh, name dropping 🤭 lol.... LaLa Anthony, Bernice Burgos, Tara Wallace, Rah Ali, Nya Lee, AlQuadin Muhammad, Lian Amado, Alexis Walker, and Darhyl Camper Jr..
 

If your life depended on you doing 1000 reps of an exercise movement, what would you choose? 

---Listen, if my life depended on me to perform 1000 reps of a specific exercise it would definitely be squats! Please bodyweight, thanks! Lol

Thank you so much Qui for your time I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you and Renee. Cheers to many more years of inspiring men and women on their fitness journey! 

And Congratulations on your wedding! Sorry folks she's now married! ;) 

-With Gratitude, Linette