• i am completely booked through june. now accepting bookings for july. thank you!

Friday, April 18, 2008


I'm over at the new blog now! Don't back here, ever!

rockin' new blog

I won't check comments at this blog anymore, so don't leave any :)
Come check out the new blog and show me some love!

Almost ready!

My blog is thisclose to being done...! I hope to have it "live" by the end of today. I am so excited to share it with you! I'm sure there will be some tweaking done here and there, but it is going to be SO nice! I haven't been the best at blogging lately since most my effots have been to get the blog finished...but I hope to blog more often from now on...even if it's not photo related. Thanks to the wonderful Teresa for customizing and designing my fab new blog :)

Here's just a teeny tiny sneak peek for ya...

Check back SOON for the link to the new blog!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Digital Images are here!

{I realized the wording was a little confusing on this, so I edited it to hopefully make more sense.}

I've been working on this for several months now, and while it's still not ready to be officially released, I WILL be adding digital packages to my product offerings very soon! Woo hoo! I know so many of you are really wanting those digital images, so I am SO excited to offer them to you!
In the meantime, I wanted to "kick off" the digital packages with a HUGE special!

Here's the scoop:

-For clients that had a session last year between January 2007 and November 2007
-CD includes digital images that you previously purchased as prints, as well as maybe a surprise image or two that I have saved for myself :){for example - whatever prints your ordered from your session will be put on CD for you to keep}
-Images will be high resolution - so can be printed at ANY size! (I am not responsible for crummy printing errors, though - so please follow the list of printing recommendations that are included) :)
-Images will look just as they did in your gallery - creatively edited and re-touched!
-Cost of CD: $100.00

This is a one-time only special. As you know, I normally purge any unordered images after 30 days, and ALL images from your session after 1 year (except for a few favorites of mine to use in my portfolio). So this offer can obviously not be used at any other time, as many of your sessions are coming up on the 1 year "anniversary"...therefore your session images will be purged and no longer available for purchase. This special will run until April 27th - that's just 2 weeks!

This is a great value, as a 5x7 would normally be $15 for just ONE print! You'll be able to print at any size, and as many times as you like...as well as use for myspace, facebook, blogging, etc.

To purchase, just click on the "Buy Now" button, and your CD will be mailed out to you right away! Easy peasy :)

If you have questions, just email me: summer@summerknoblochphotography.com

Remember, this is only offered for a limited time, and after April 27th, digital files will only be available as part of a package, at full price.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

It's here! It's here!

My new logo is finally here! After a year of being in business, much soul-searching, and a fabulous graphic designer, I finally have my new identity :)

I am so giddy - I'm like a kid on Christmas morning! And it's only going to get better...I'm having some fab new biz cards designed, as well as a a brand new blog header that is going to just be awesome :) Oh- yeah, and did I mention the new BLOG? Oh man, this new blog is going to knock your socks off! I'm not kidding! I'm so pumped :)

Thanks for letting me share my happiness with you all :) Just for fun - here's a few snapshots of C that I took last night for her daddy (who's in Philly on business all week). We miss you Daddy!

"Won't you come home soon, Daddy?"

(yes, that is food on her lip - some things are best left alone in Photoshop) :)

"Pretty please?"


Monday, April 7, 2008

2 cutie pies and something new...

side note:{I apologize for not posting my new logo yet - I'm still waiting for a quick revision to be sent to me. Hopefully I'll get it tonight! I'm just as anxious as you are, believe me) :)

This past weekend I had my first outdoor session of the season! It was a gorgeous day, and I got to spend part of the morning photographing these 2 equally gorgeous sisters. Here's a peak for their momma...

recognize this cutie?

she was one of my models for peas n carrots!

who says photos sessions have to be boring? this was right after i got my turn at tickling her...sometimes you just gotta put the camera down and play :)

here's her sweet baby sister...

check out those lips! so gorgeous...

Before I forget -some exciting news...pretty soon I'll have a brand spankin' new blog! I'm having a custom blog created for me, as we speak! It will probably be a few weeks away before I can give you a peak, but I am SO excited! Lots of new things this year!

Stay tuned to the blog for an offer you won't be able to refuse...really! ;)


Sunday, April 6, 2008

decisions, decisions...and a winner!

Ok, so I've made up my mind and settled on a logo! I'm just waiting for a last minute revision to be done, and then I'll post it on here for all to see :)

First of all - remember when I said here that everyone who voted would get a gift certificate for a free 8x10? Well, there were 19 of you voting, but I only got a handful of addresses! I know some of you aren't from the area, but if you are wanting to claim your gift certificate, please email me your mailing address by this Wednesday. Thank you! :)

Now for the winner of the $50 gift certificate! I wrote everyone's names on a post it note, spread them out over the floor (face down of course, even thought Charlotte can't read yet) and had her pick one out. This is what was the post it note (kind of) looked like:

Yay!! Congrats Jill! Please send me an email so I can get your gift certificate to you :)

Hopefully next time I post it will be with my NEW logo!!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Help please - new logo!

I am so excited to be getting a new logo for my business! I designed my own logo back in April of last year, and have never really loved it. So I decided to commission the lovely Amanda to design some concepts for me - and I was blown away! She did an amazing job, and was so wonderful to work with.

Now for the hard part - picking one! I am a terrible decision maker when it comes to stuff like this - so I am asking for your help! I've narrowed it down to 4 different designs. This is where you come in - please leave a comment telling me your favorite one. Everyone who comments will get a gift certificate for a free 8x10 to use at a future session. One lucky commenter will win a $50 gift certificate to be used towards a future print order! (I will draw the name randomly - aka see what piece of paper Charlotte draws out of a hat) :)

So please, vote for your favorite - and really try hard to just pick one :)

Hopefully I will be posting my new logo in the next couple of days - I am so excited!

Here are the choices:

{click to view larger}

Happy voting!


p.s. If you do leave a comment, please email me your home address so I can mail you a gift certificate for the free 8x10 - thanks! :)

Monday, March 24, 2008


You know how they say pregnant women have that "glow" about them? Well, I photographed a mama-to-be today that definitely had that glow. The images speak for themselves - wow! Such a gorgeous momma. I am so excited to photograph their baby girl in just a little over a month!

A & L - here's a big sneak peek for you...I picked just a few of my favorites :) Enjoy!

Doesn't she look amazing?

Got quite a few of the 2 of them together, too...or should I say 3 :)

Just love this moment I happened to catch...such a fun couple!

I've got a very important task for all my faithful blog readers in a few days...so PLEASE check back - I need your help! :)

Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm finishing up my 3 weeks break from sessions, and I have to say, I am so excited to get back in the saddle again! The break was much needed, and unavoidable...BUT I am so ready to get my creative juices flowing again! I've got so many great ideas for my sessions this spring. I have a maternity session early next week, so you'll be seeing some images from that soon - I can't wait! Then starts the Spring rush - as I call it - so the blog will be much busier from now on...lots of sneak peeks :)

In case you were wondering, the What to Wear Guide did NOT get emailed out on time -oops! I am hoping to get that out this weekend, so bare with me :)

We are headed to Chuck E Cheese tonight...what are your plans for the weekend?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My mini facial :)

This is not photography related in any way, but I just had to share it with my blog readers! I stumbled across this blog a few weeks ago, and found this great skin care regimen. We have always been pretty health-conscious (or so I thought), but I recently have felt challenged to go more natural with not just what we put IN our bodies, but also ON our bodies.

I admit - I have been a Proactiv user for a few years now...and while I have always been uncomfortable with putting those harsh chemicals onto my face (and in turn into my bloodstream), I honestly didn't think anything else would work for my "problem skin". BUT...I just started this new completely natural, home-made regimen...and -

WHOAH. My skin has NEVER, ever looked this good. It actually glows! Even the texture of it has changed...it's smooth, and even...no dry or oily spots - it's just balanced. With Proactiv I had such a hard time finding the perfect balance between drying the heck out of it but still controlling it. This new regimen seriously has changed the way I feel about my skin...and the fact that what I am putting on it doesn't contain 20 chemicals that I can't pronounce...even better! :) So b/c I am just so excited about this, I have to share it! Just try it for a day and you will never go back!

The best part - it is SAFE and healthy for my skin/body - and it's MUCH cheaper than anything I could buy in the store. My hubby is stoked that we no longer have to buy Proactiv, too :) He even told me last night that he had noticed how great my skin looks - yay!

Ok, so here's what you do:

1) Take equal parts extra virgin olive oil and castor oil and combine in a sealed glass bottle. Add essential oils if you like (I love tea tree oil for it's blemish fighting properties and lavendar for the smell) - just a few drops will do ya :) There's your face wash - easy and cheap!

2) Tie your hair back, and massage a liberal amount of the mixture into your face - about 30-60 sec is all.

3) Wet a washcloth with STEAMING hot water. Ring it out and lay it on your face. When it cools, do this again. Then again. This part steams out all the impurities and helps the oils do their job (and feels SO good). This is my favorite part. It reminds me of the mini-facials they do at the local spa.

4) Rinse out the washcloth and wipe all the oil of your face. Be sure to get all of it. This is the exfoliating part....ahhhhhh. You will not believe how smooth your face will be just after the first time you do this!

5) I like to splash hot water on my face as the last step, then pat dry. That's it! If you are prone to dry skin, you can take a tiny bit of the oil, rub it in your hands, and then on your face as the last step - instant moisturizer!

I do this every morning and every night. You can get castor oil and olive oil at most supermarkets, but I prefer to get all natural/organic from the local health food store, since pesticides concentrate in fats. You can also find essential oils at any natural/health food store.

Ok, so I want everyone to try this tonight! :) If you do, PLEASE - leave me a comment telling me what you thought! If I get enough comments, I'll draw a name to win something really cool!

Enjoy your gorgeous skin! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

dear mr postman...

I finally got my stack of Welcome Packets sent out this week! If you have a session this spring/summer, you should be receiving one of these this weekend. If you don't get one of these by next Tuesday, shoot me an email. I'm pretty sure I didn't miss anyone, but just in case :)

I also emailed out the What to Wear Guide today to all of my spring/summer clients...so keep any eye on your inbox for that lil treat :)

Have a great weekend everyone!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Your Custom Photographer

I found this great resource for parents looking for a custom photographer. Lots of great information, and a great guide for finding the right "fit" for your family. I know I have some blog readers that are not from this area, so hopefully this will help you too as you look for a photographer near you :)

It's full of great info, so go check it out!

I get to see this baby girl again tonight when I go to finalize her birth annoucements....I can't wait! I love my job:)


Friday, March 7, 2008

The most popular question...

...from my clients when booking a session isn't about availability, pricing, or even me :) It's "What should we wear?" One of the great things about being a custom photographer, is that I often do sessions at client's homes, and can actually help them pick out outfits the day of their session. But sometimes clients who like to plan ahead (like I do) want to have those outfits decided beforehand...still others may be traveling out of town to meet me, and may not have the luxury of a full closet of choices when they meet with me. For ALL my clients, you have officially hit the jackpot.

Introducing the "What to Wear" guide! This extensive guide steers you through the entire process...gives you the basics, as well as what traditional rules are meant for bending, if not breaking entirely (you all know I love breaking those rules). :) There's even a handy dandy shopping guide that covers each type of style and gives you plenty of choices for finding that perfect ensemble. On-line shopping links included, of course.

Oh yeah- and we've got moms, dads, and sibs covered, too. There's even a special section for maternity and newborn sessions.

The best part about the guide? It's totally free. Yup. I know. Pretty awesome. When you book your session for 2008, within 24 hours you'll receive a PDF version of the guide that you can save to your computer and view to your hearts content. Pretty generous and earth-friendly of me, you say? Aw, you shouldn't have :)

Here's just a teeny tiny taste of this information-packed guide:

*For the 17 of you that have already booked your sessions for 2008 (you over-achievers, you), I'll email you your guide in the next few weeks :)

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!


Monday, March 3, 2008


...changes and a new product!

Due to some huge steps up in my print quality and products, I have made some changes in my pricing structure for my prints and products, so please check them out and make a note if it. Starting in 2008, all prints 5x7 & larger come finished with a delicate linen texture, and all prints 8x10 & up will come mounted on sytrene. This hard material keeps your print from bending or folding, and substantially prolongs the life of your photograph - yet won't interfere with framing. These may sound like small steps, but they are just another way of turning your prints into true art. This is something I am very happy to offer my clients as your custom photographer :)

By the way no worries - if you have already booked your session for 2008, you will fall under the old pricing structure for prints. However, all sessions booked from here on out will be subject to the new pricing. Thank you!

Now for the really good stuff! I am so excited to annouce this new prodcut line! Introducing...

These square art prints come mounted, printed on gorgeous metallic paper and finished with a delicate linen texture. The metallic finish combined with the linen texture is subtle, yet makes the print oh-so-touchable. It is just gorgeous! Well, see for yourself...

These 5x5 or 8x8 prints also come with an easel, ready for display. They are perfect for a desk, wall shelf, side table...just about anywhere! More unique than the typical 5x7...and I really can't put into words just how gorgeous they are! I of course had to order some for myself :)

More annoucements to follow later this week....hopefully! I am adding some new things to Summer Knobloch Photography this year, and am so excited to tell you about them. If I can get my act together I'll be posting about them :) I've also got a great website/article to share with you - so I'll try to squeeze that into the week as well! ;)

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I've had to take an unexpected break the last few days, so blogging has fallen to the bottom of my priority list. Please be assured that if you are waiting on a gallery, I am working diligently on getting it online for you. However, things may be a bit delayed for the next couple of days. Thanks for understanding.

Here's a shot of C to brighten your (my) day:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

.the quad squad.

I've been slacking the last few days and don't have anything to post at the moment...so here's a link to a friend's blog.

the quad squad

They just gave birth to QUADS last week! Amazing! We were good friends with them several years ago (some may remember them from our wedding party), and through difficult circumstances in our lives, we lost touch with many old friends. I was so excited to hear of their news last fall, and then to find their blog! They are truly an amazing couple, and I can't wait to see what God will do with their lives!
FOUR babies - can you imagine? How awesome! God is so good :)

Have a great Sunday, everyone.


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

.baby r.

before we begin this sneak peek...just a note about response time:
i normally aim to return all phone messages and emails within 24 hours, however; i have had an unusually high volume of both lately, so reponse time may be closer to 48 hours. i do read every inquiry and promise to get back to you as soon as i am able. thanks :)

now...here's a sneak peek for precious baby r's parents. s&n - i loved photographing your little princess, and getting to know the 2 of you in the process. i'm still drooling over her adorable nursery! enjoy the peek :)

i've recently decided to carry some gorgeous hats for my newborn and child clients. this one i picked especially for baby r, but i'm sure you will be seeing it again considering my next 3 newborns are all girls ;) you can find these hats here

Monday, February 18, 2008

.scheduling & a few more of baby c.

Just had to post a few more from my newborn session last week!

I also wanted to give you an update on scheduling for this spring.
April & May are completely (over)booked! I will open booking for June on March 1st. With the way things are going, I expect the 4 spots left in June to go in a matter of weeks (probably less), so please don't delay if you are wanting a June session.

March still has a few spots left for newborn sessions, so don't forget to check out my newborn special if you are expecting or know someone who is.

Lots of new stuff coming soon...some gorgeous new products, as well as a new Collection that EVERYONE has been waiting for...yes, I am finally going to do it...what do you think it is? :) Keep checking the blog for all the details!

I LOVE that they are both smiling :)

Happy Monday!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

.baby c sneak peek + happy vday.

xoxo - from my baby girl :)

First things first...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! I've been dying to post this image but made myself wait until today :) For my friends who haven't gotten their valentine yet, they are going in the mail tomorrow (late as usual). I didn't want to shock anyone by actually sending a card on time for once! :)

Now on to our regularly scheduled program...

I had the privilege of photographing another newborn this week. This little guy couldn't have been more perfect! He was wide eyed and awake when I got there, then fell into a deep sleep for the rest of the session. Perfect! His momma is pretty special to us, as she also took care of our precious Henry while he was in the hospital (yes, he had LOTS of nurses!) :) I hadn't seen her in years, so it was great to catch up and meet her 2 little girls and new baby boy. Here's a peek for you, L & J...hope you are getting some sleep at night :)

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE working with natural light? The light here just leaves such a feeling of wonderment and innocence...me love!

Last but not least, my favorite image from the session...and one of my favorite images to date!

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day everyone!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008


here's a sneak peek for baby m & his parents. he was such a happy-go-lucky little guy! we had fun playing at his house together. wintertime can be a challenge when you work only with natural light, esp on days like today when its cloudy and foggy. we spent lots of time near or in front of windows, and it worked beautifully. i still can't get over his gorgeous complexion! milky white skin and striking blue eyes - wow! plus i have a thing for bald babies :) enjoy the peek, j&a!

check out his gorgeous momma!

i'm sure mom & dad thought I was nuts when I drug the dining room table against the wall and asked them to sit "m" on it. hopefully now they'll understand the method to my madness! :) this is one of my fave shots of the whole session!

i'll post some from my newborn session this am coming up later this week!


Saturday, February 9, 2008

.models, diaper bags, and blankets.

are just a few of the things i photographed yesterday for peas&carrots. What an amazing day! I got to meet so many new people, and the kiddos were just GORGEOUS! the pictures speak for themselves, but really...these kids were just great! and the products...i was borderline drooling all day. getting to touch all these great fabrics and not take anything home...torture! i was too busy to actually shop, so i'm definitely going to make a trip over there in the next few weeks to pick out a few things. the mommas were oohing and aahing over jessica's creations. i can't even begin to tell you everything she carries, but hopefully these images give you a small taste. this is a HUGE sneak peek...because i know jessica is dying to see some of these, as well as the moms of my models.

Soooo....let the posting palooza begin!

scrumptious mini quilts

these hats were just to die for!

these bibs are so stylish! perfect for throwing in the diaper bag for a dinner out...and way more fun than those paper disposable ones.

this boy has all the makings of a future model...better watch out, mom!

seriously, could this lil girl BE any cuter? i'm so excited to capture her & her lil sis again in april!

quick change - a mom essential! we actually had one mom yesterday say she wishes her son was still in diapers just so she had an excuse to buy one of these - THAT'S how cute they are!

is this little peanut not the sweetest thing? LOVE these hats!

i had serious baby fever after photographing this gorgeous lil girl!

i love these smocks for arts/crafts!

The colors are so drab on blogger...they really don't do these images justice! hopefully when i get my new blog next month that will change :)
Thanks for hanging in there for the longest blog ever! Have a great weekend everyone!