| Moline’s 1st Birthday Invitation

Miss Mo turned 1!  It has been a joy to watch her grow as we captured her during her milestone sessions and creating her 1st birthday invitations has been icing on the cake!  We created a custom watercolor design and added in text and graphics to highlight her birthday theme!  Her sweet family loves John Deere green tractors and it’s only fitting that her first birthday invitations reflect that perfectly.  Wishing Miss Mo the happiest of birthdays and I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow!

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| Trevor Perry 1 Year |

Milestone sessions are a wonderful way to capture your little one as they change throughout their first year!  Trevor just turned 1 and was on the move for his 1 Year Session!  At six months he was a snuggle bug, but this time he was on the move and ready to play!  You can’t help but get captured by his sweet personality and those gorgeous blue eyes, they are sure to brighten any day.  Happiest of Birthday’s Trevor!

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| Tropical Freeze 2019 |

Ice cream, a word synonymous with summer! Our small community is lucky enough to have a wonderful ice cream shop, Tropical Freeze, that offers not only their amazing cones and flurries, but burgers, fries, and more! This year they decided to branch out into a new adventure with a concession trailer! In December of last year the Tropical Freeze crew asked me to help them transform their new concession trailer into a Mini Tropical Freeze. A project that has been very close to my heart these last few months; one this size takes lots of detailed measuring, pictures, graphic design time, tweaking to make it just right, and collaboration!

The base of our project started with graphic design, a field that I love and have been working in for fourteen years. Graphic design comes in many different forms and can be produced in many different ways. Logo design, invitations of all sorts, promotional items, business cards, signs, vehicle graphics, and so much more; but in this case, our graphic design was to create a vehicle wrap for the new Tropic Freeze concession trailer!

We decided to make some logo adjustments and additions, a few font changes, but still kept the color scheme and texture of their current shop!  Once we had the final design created, we placed the layouts onto digital pictures of the actual trailer for alignment, measurements were checked one more time, and we were ready for print and installation! While I have extensive vehicle and sign graphic vinyl installation experience of all kinds, one thing that I have never tackled or been trained in is vehicle wrapping; for this part of the process I called on fellow graphic and sign business owner and friend Josette. Her detailed knowledge of wrapping was the final piece of the puzzle and the icing on the cake! We talked on the phone, emailed, and messaged to make sure the artwork came through just right and to get the install scheduled. In the small business world, fellow business relationships are so important; being able to work together and support one another in whatever form we can is priceless. There is no harm in reaching out to fellow businesses to complete projects, just look at what our two businesses came together to create!

Below you can see the transformation from graphic design to the final wrapped look! I popped out to snaps some quick pictures on my phone before sunset last night(just look at how that golden hour sun hits the trailer!) so that we could share the fun that is to come with all of you!  Our community has been patiently waiting for opening day and now they are one step closer to filling those ice cream machines and flipping burgers!  If you happen to be driving through our small town this summer, make sure you stop for a cone! Thank you to the Tropical Freeze crew for many months of fun creating this wonderful look, see you at The Freeze!

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| Moline Wheeler 1 Year |

Moline is 1!  This sweet girl was in studio a year ago at just six days old, so sweet, fresh, and squishy!  Her mom and dad brought along her John Deere pedal tractor and wagon that day and we have used it in each of her milestone sessions, so wrapping up her one year session with it was perfect!  The Wheeler front porch was an excellent setting for her session as her family prepared for her party that afternoon all around us, a wonderful atmosphere of excitement and love!  Miss Mo is a very meticulous eater, taking her time with her cake, enjoying every bite of the sweet goodness!  We even took a quick break for a cool drink to wash it all down before digging back in!  What a joy it has been to watch Miss Mo grow, Happy 1st Birthday!

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| Kyle Ordway THS Senior 2019 |

Every senior session is special and unique, but this one was a little extra special!  Kyle happens to be a cousin of mine and he had some fabulous ideas for his session!  We started off in downtown Defiance, headed out to the THS & football field, and back to the woods for a little fun with some colored smoke bombs!  Trying to decide just which images to sneak has been no easy task, there are so many wonderful ones.  From brick alleyways and side streets, to the stadium bleachers and a little smoke bomb fun, help me in wishing Kyle best of luck next year as he attends The Ohio State University!

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| Felicia Jones AHS Senior 2019 |

Rain has kept many farmers in our area out of the fields lately, but that didn’t stop us from heading out to the always beautiful Sauder Village Campground for Felicia’s Senior Session last weekend!  The trees were showing hints of leaves and the grass showing more greens than browns as our spring has taken a back seat to colder weather!  We started at the Heritage Inn and made our way to the campground, the ground was a bit soggy but that didn’t stop us from capturing this gorgeous senior!  With graduation just a few weeks away, seniors are planning parties with family and friends and getting ready to take that next step, be it collage, trade schools, or the work force, the class of 2019 is almost ready!  Best of luck after graduation Felicia, thank you for a wonderful Sunday evening!

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| Lawson Gerdeman 1 Year |

It doesn’t seem like almost a year ago little Lawson was in studio for his newborn session, but he will turn one in less than a month!  This sweet, smiley little man was back in studio for his 1 Year milestone session this past weekend and did so well!  We got lots of smiles, a few snuggles, and a snack to help keep those smiles coming.  With the help of his mom, dad, and big sister, we had lots of help in catching his sweet grin!  He has such adorable little curls and a personality that makes you heart smile even bigger!  Happy 1st Birthday Lawson!

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| Skye Cinema Family Film Festival Posters |

Warm weather means families are venturing out of hibernation from our cold winter and enjoying the many fun things around the area communities!  One of our local movie theaters puts on a free family film festival every summer and what better way to go out for an evening with the family to see a favorite movie or find a new favorite!  From The Greatest Showman on Earth and Sherlock Gnomes to Hotel Transylvania 3 and Lego Move 2: The Second Part, you can’t go wrong!  It is always fun to team up with Skye Cinema and create a new look for them each year and find different ways to incorporate their sponsors and different movies!  Grab the family and head out to Skye Cinema this coming June and July to catch some amazing movies!

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| Zach & Kenzie Engagement |

Spring is here!  However while there are still many places with little color, there are others with lush green grass and budding trees!  I am so excited to capture the wedding of Zach & Kenzie this coming August and last weekend we met in Grand Rapids, Ohio for their engagement session!  Providence Park was still hibernating, but after finding several wonderful spots, we headed to the always beautiful Nazareth Hall where their wedding reception will be held!  Even though it was only a few miles away from our starting point, there were gorgeous green grasses and the grotto was perfect!  After some great captures of the two of them, we tuned the engagement session into a mini family session and added in their beautiful little girl!  With a smile from ear to ear, you couldn’t be anything but happy around her!  Zach & Kenzie are such a sweet couple and I can’t wait to spent their special day with them!  Congratulations you two!

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| Eric Brownlee THS 2019 |

Hints of spring color are popping up, the grass is greening, and the trees are finally budding!  Though finding that beautiful spring green color is still tough around here, we had a great Saturday evening for Eric’s senior session!  We started at his home with their gorgeous barns and his adorable pup and then headed out in his VW Cabriolet for some fun!  He took us to a gorgeous secluded spot with amazing grasses, paths, and trees, add in that gorgeous golden light, and we had a perfect evening!  Eric is a such a sweet young man with a great smile that makes everyone around him smile too!  Congratulations Eric and best of luck after graduation!

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