| Grooms Family 2018 |

Everything about this family makes me smile!  The Grooms Family is another one of my yearly sessions and each year I can’t wait to see how they have grown and changed, it won’t be long before the oldest is taller than me!  This year, we headed out to the beautiful Sauder Village Campground and Little Lake Erie; after a few days of heavy rains, we had a gorgeous and cool fall day.  We even found a couple trees whose leaves were just starting to show a hint of color, giving us the perfect feel to the start off fall!  I love every minute of my conversations with each of these kids, I always leave having learned something new!  Mason wanted to do a recreate of an image we capture back in 2014 and challenged me to do a side by side of them for their sneaks, challenge excepted!  Thank you Grooms Family for another wonderful session, have a great Fall!

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| Henry Family 2018 |

The Henry Family has kicked off our 2018 Fall Season!  Our first session with gorgeous pumpkins, mums, and straw bales!  I have known the Henry Family for a long time, from going to school with their boys to showing at the fair and being in the same 4-H club in our small town; I was honored to get a message a few weeks ago to capture them on a beautiful and warm Labor Day!  After a quick couple miles down the road, we got some wonderful shots of this amazing family and their adorable grand kids!  Two handsome young men on pedal tractors and a gorgeous girl with beautiful flowers made their session perfect!  We had a very warm morning, but the kids were troopers and we were able to beat the noon heat!  Thank you Henry Family for a wonderful start to our Labor Day!

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| Phil & Kim 2018 |

What better way to celebrate the Labor Day Holiday Weekend than with a wedding?! Phil and Kim tied the knot last Sunday, while it was very warm and humid, that didn’t stop their family and friends from helping to make it a beautiful day! I had gotten an email from Kim just days before the wedding saying they had a big surprise for Phil, and a wonderful surprise it was! Their getaway ride was an old Ford tractor, belonging to Kim’s uncle, that Phil had been wanting to take out for a spin; it was always conveniently unavailable due to being prepped for their big day! Delicious food and cupcakes, with the cupcake stand made by Phil, wonderful conversations, a beautiful couple, and an evening tractor session made for a spectacular day! Congrats Phil & Kim!

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| Brok Burtch 2018 |

When you wear a hot dog shirt to your session, you know it’s going to be great!  Brok is hilarious, his personality matches his shirt perfectly!  We had beautiful weather the other day as we strolled through downtown Defiance for his session.  I love my yearly sessions with this handsome guy, they are always full of laughs, giggles, and scary expressions!  Brok started kindergarten this week and I’m sure is going to rock it!  Have fun this year buddy!

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| Katie Short 2019 AHS Senior |

Summer is quickly coming to a close and schools are back in session, warm nights are quickly fading, and the days are starting to get a little shorter.  Luckily I got to spend one of the last few days before school with now AHS Senior Katie!  We had so much fun finding grassy spots, which are some of her favorite places, adventuring, and coming accross a great old barn!  From great smiles and serious faces we had so many laughs and even dodged a few mosquitoes!  She is sure to stay busy with school, being an FC, and playing soccer, best of luck this year Katie!

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| Warren James Zirkes Newborn |

A few weeks ago I met Matt & Alicia for the very first time in Grand Rapids, Ohio for their maternity session.  Then August 1 I got a message that  Baby Zirkes had arrived!  This last Wednesday Warren James visited for his newborn session, he is such a little peanut and his personality is already coming through!  We captured some adorable expressions from Warren and some amazing moments between his Mom and Dad and him!  Lots of snuggles and baby smiles filled our afternoon!  Congratulations Matt & Alicia!

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| Moline Wheeler 3 Months |

Sunday I got a visit from little Miss Moline for her 3 Month Milestone Session!  She has grown so much since her newborn pictures just a few months ago.  So alert, smiley, loves her tongue, and loves to look at her Mom & Dad!  After some great sets inside we headed outside into the warm summer air and she loved it!  She is definitely going to be an outside girl and going to love being in the field with her Daddy!  It didn’t take long after some sweet snuggles with her Mama and the warm air put her right to sleep, and what’s better than a sweet baby next to a John Deere pedal tractor with her favorite cow?!  Our inside session turned into an outdoor lifestyle session and it was a beautiful day out!  Looking forward to our next session and watching this gorgeous girl grow!

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| Brock Ranzau 2019 AHS Senior |

Now that August is here, that means school is just around the corner and seniors are getting ready for their final year of high school!  Last Saturday I spent the evening in our small town with Brock, an upcoming Archbold High School Senior!  We found some great spots downtown and then took a short walked to his house and used their amazing old barn!  Not only was it perfect, but I learned a little bit of our town’s history and Brock’s family’s history!  As golden hour approached we took a quick drive to a local woods and took advantage of the warm summer evening, a great location, and a beautiful sunset!  Thank you Brock and family for a fun evening and best of luck this coming year Brock!

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| Codie’s 1st Birthday Invitation |

What better way to celebrate a 1st Birthday in the summer than with an ice cream party!  I’m sure Miss Codie had a wonderful time with family and friends as they celebrated her with an adorable ice cream social themed birthday party!  These watercolor invitations were such fun to create, from the sweet and yummy ice cream cone to the adorable pastel colors, they look so good you could almost eat them!  Wishing Codie a very Happy 1st Birthday!!!

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| Trey Siler 2018 |

I look forward to this young man’s session every year!  He is sweet, caring, helpful, and funny!  Every session with him is an adventure, deciding what place will we explore each year, and I am sure he will be taller than me!  We headed to the Auglaize River this year and found some great spots to show off his amazing smile, and those freckles, I love them!  With school just around the corner, spending the morning with Trey was a great way to start winding down July!  Good luck this upcoming year Trey!

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