| Elijah Wolf NHS Senior 2021 |

We have had some beautiful days this November, but I’m sure that cold weather will be here before we know it!  Though it was a bit chilly last weekend, that didn’t stop us from capturing this handsome young man!  I can’t believe Elijah is a senior, I’ve known him since he was small and it’s been a joy to watch him grow into a kind, funny, and genuine guy!  We found some amazing places in the alleyways of Napoleon and he showed me some trails by the river that I never knew were there and can’t wait to use again.  His guitar made for the perfect accessory, he even played a few tunes for us as we were out and about!  I can’t wait to see where the future takes him Elijah, thank you for an amazing evening!

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| Jake Beaverson AHS Senior 2021 |

Archbold High School recently wrapped up their football season after a fantastic run into the playoffs!  This last weekend was beautiful and warm with a hint of fall color still left at one of our local nature preserves where we headed out with AHS Senior and football player Jake Beaverson!  Growing up Jake could be found in the creek by his house or playing football, so the woods and football field were the perfect spot for this senior guy.  Though he suffered some injuries this season and wasn’t able to play as much as he had hoped, his love for the game showed as he continuously threw the football and smiled non stop.  It’s been a pleasure capturing this young man over the years and I look forward to hearing about his post high school plans.  Thank you Jake for a wonderful evening and best of luck in your senior year!

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| Rohrs Family 2020 |

November has been unusually warm and we are all taking full advantage of it!  The color has almost completely disappeared from the trees, the crops are harvested, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  Last weekend I had the pleasure of capturing the Rohrs Family, a family that is very dear to our hearts because they are also part of our family.  We headed to their family farm to use their gorgeous red barns and then headed out to their woods to find some color and even see where Tyler dropped his first deer from his tree stand that you see in their sneaks!  Growing up just down the road form one another, enjoying horse rides, farming, and even polka dances together, we love spending time with them all; Luke, Heather, Tyler, and Abbi all played a part in our wedding, we enjoy hearing Luke play and sing in the family polka band, and he is my favorite polka dance partner!  They all have hearts of gold and love our kids like their own, they’ll do anything for you, and I couldn’t have been more excited when they asked to do a family session this fall.  Even though we didn’t have much of a sunset to end the evening, we still captured a wonderful silhouette with the farm behind them; Thank You Rohrs Family for a wonderful evening!

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| Graicen Siler DHS Senior 2021, Fall Session |

As we quickly wrap up the fall season with sessions in the next few weeks and move into graphics projects, we are searching for as much color as we can!  What a challenge we had for Graicen’s fall senior session last weekend; the rain and wind in the days before had taken most of the remaining color from the trees, but we were able to find bit of gorgeous color here and there.  I will surely miss photographing this gorgeous girl each year, what a pleasure it has been to watch her grow through the years!  Next up, her winter session, will we have snow this year?  Certainly hoping we do so that we can create more magic in front of the lens!  Thank you Graicen for such a fun evening!

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| Wheeler Family 2020 |

My time with the Wheeler Family never disappoints, this year we went off roading!  A good reminder to always come prepared, or at least bring a 4×4 😉  Little Miss Moline has grown so much since last year’s session!  We headed out to their woods and found some great spots that hadn’t gotten too wet from the previous days rains.  Miss Mo hammed it up for the camera and couldn’t have been any cuter; we even did her traditional John Deere pedal tractor pose!  I love spending time with this sweet family each year, thank you Wheelers for a wonderful morning!

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| Jack Ordway THS Senior 2021 |

The weather has been great these last few weekends for sessions and Jack’s senior session was no exception!  We had a slight chill and beautiful golden hour!  From downtown Defiance to a dead end road, we found great spots perfect for his Jeep.  Jack has decided to join the Army after high school and will be heading out in the summer of 2021, joining his brother who is also a member of the military.  A great young man with a bright future!  Thank you Jack for a wonderful evening, best of luck this coming year, and thank you for your service!

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| Grooms Family 2020 |

Fall brings such wonderful colors to the crisp cool air!  While some areas have many leaves left on the trees, others have become bare so quickly.  Crops are disappearing from the fields and doorsteps are now decorated with corn stalks, pumpkins, scarecrows, and mums.  Last weekend I headed out to a local woods with the Grooms Family, another of our yearly sessions that is always eventful with Mason’s antics and the gorgeous smiles from Addie & Olivia.  We found so many great areas of color, it was hard to decide on just one place to capture them!  They have grown so much over the years, I am soon to be the shortest among them!  Thank You Grooms Family for a fun evening!

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| Sell Family 2020 |

Agriculture is a large part of our area, farming, livestock, and all that they encompass are essential to so many.  Our area schools have wonderful FFA programs and it takes a great individual to take one of the programs on.  I have been lucky enough to get to know our school districts FFA Advisor Ryan and his family over the years and we spent a fun afternoon capturing the fall colors with them!  From pumpkins and straw bales to trampoline bouncing and swings, the girls looked beautiful and we caught so many funny faces and smiles!  Thank you Sell Family for a fun evening!

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| Britenriker Family 2020 |

As we reach mid October it’s hard to know if there will be color on the trees or color on the ground, but last weekend we were lucky enough to have some beautiful yellows and reds on the trees for the Britenriker Family’s session! With eleven kids, eight adults, a couple dogs, and some roaming chickens, we had lots of smiles and laughs in such a beautiful setting! Their navy, gold, and burgundy outfits coordinated perfectly with the brilliant yellows we found back on the trail in the woods.  It’s hard to believe it’s been six years since we last captured this group, they have grown by leaps and bounds!  Thank You Britenriker Family for a wonderful evening!

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| Erin Reichert Senior 2021 |

Heart, kindness, determination, and beauty, just a few of the words that describe 2021 Senior, Erin!   We spent a cool, crisp fall evening at their home, downtown, and off to our local campground for her session.  There wasn’t one place that Erin didn’t rock and knock it out of the park; with cloudy skies and soft golden light, we had a wonderful time, choosing just a few to sneak was no easy task!  While school looks different for everyone this year, that hasn’t stopped this senior from making the best of things and loving every minute of it.  Erin is bound for great things and it has been a pleasure to be able to capture just a small part of it.  Best of luck this year Erin, can’t wait to see what your future holds!

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