| Riah Short AHS Senior 2020 |

Fall colors are still hiding here in Northwest Ohio, but that didn’t stop Riah from bringing beautiful fall color to her senior session last weekend!  This girl is stunning, hilarious, exuberant, smart, and we had an amazing time with her!  It would have been much easier to share her entire session than to choose a few sneak peeks, they are all so beautiful!  To give her session a personal spin, we started in the high school auditorium to showcase her love of music, she’s a fabulous singer and plays two instruments in band; she had such a great idea on how she wanted to pose these shots, so we put our heads together, found the best way to make it happen, and I love how they turned out.  We then headed out to our local nature preserve where the sun snuck behind the clouds at the perfect time and allowed us to use some amazing grassy spots and even the road through the woods!  Riah worked the camera like no other, her smile and laughter were contagious, and we couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday afternoon!  I can’t wait to see where the future takes Riah, thank you all for such a wonderful time, best of luck this next fall!

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| Tyler Smith PHS Senior 2020 |

Senior year is a busy time for today’s seniors, so many activities, ball games, programs, college visits, and job opportunities!  Within the hustle and bustle are also many lasts; the last first day of school, the last first game, the last first club meeting, and even that last exam.  I had the honor of spending last Sunday with Pettisville High School Senior Tyler and his family and what a beautiful day we had!  The rain held off, we had sunshine, clouds, and wonderful locations.  We started off at Franker Mill Bridge, then to the school, and our last stop was the always wonderful Sauder Village!  We took advantage of the many great buildings and even ventured into their newest addition, The 1920’s!  We were able to capture so many wonderful images of Tyler, it was no easy task to find just a few sneaks!  Thank you Tyler and Family for a wonderful Sunday afternoon, best of luck this year and in the coming fall!

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| Dan & Jacque 2019 |

Fall is here!  The leaves are starting to turn colors and some are even falling.  While we still have some summer like temperatures here and there, cooler weather isn’t far away!  Pumpkins, apple cider, hoodies, and so many amazing sessions are coming up!  Last Saturday was spent at the always beautiful Side Cut Metropark in Maumee with Dan and Jacque for their engagement session!  We drove through heavy rains to get there, but upon arrival it stopped, became cloudy, and with just some sprinkles, we had a gorgeous day!  They brought along their sweet pup as well, she was so well behaved and loved smelling all the new smells as we explored the park.  One of the many attractions at Side Cut are the Canal Locks, they hold much history for NW Ohio and they did not disappoint with their beauty for Dan and Jacque!  We walked paths, found great steps, waterfalls, gorgeous tress, and some amazing moss for a quick detail shot of Jacque’s ring!  They will be eloping for their wedding, while they haven’t decided just where yet, I’m sure it will be beautiful!  Congratulations Dan and Jacque!

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| German Family 2019 |

Fall was in the air last week, this week we are back in the temperatures of the 80s and 90s, but the leaves are starting to change!  Last weekend I was honored to spend the afternoon with the German Family!  A wonderful extended family session full of adorable families, sweet grand kids, and amazing facial expressions from the little ones.  We met up at Sauder Village, our local living history museum that has amazing places for photos, from weeping willows and grassy places, to an old mill and wonderful old homes!  The kids did great and were thrilled to see the horse and her pony at the end of the session, brought lots of big smiles and laughter from all of them!  We found beautiful sunflowers and enjoyed walking through the Village that we had all to ourselves!  Thank you German Family for a fantastic afternoon!

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| Ethan & Katie Wedding Invitations |

These two love birds tied the knot last weekend!  Katie & Ethan have been dating for a long time, they have been seen sitting in the beef barn at our local fair for years, watching tractor pulls, and going for tractor rides for so long you’d think they were already married!  However, just last year Ethan asked Katie to marry him and she said yes!   I was thrilled when Katie asked me to help her create the perfect wedding invitation for her and Ethan!  Creating custom art for friends and family will always hold a special place in my heart as I’m sure it does for any designer.  We brainstormed, edited, tweaked, and collaborated, coming up with the design that represented their big day!  From the wedding in Katie’s family machine shed, to the reception at our local American Legion, I’m sure that Katie and Ethan’s day was wonderful!  Congrats you two!

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| Trey Siler 2019 |

This handsome guy with sweet dance moves has just kicked off his freshman year!  I adore our sessions and conversations together, he has such a huge heart and is one of the sweetest guys around.  We headed out to Independence Dam this year and it did not disappoint!  We found some amazing drift wood that had clearly been in the water for a while and there were also some steps just along the shore of the river that had one time led up the wall, perfect for Trey!  I can’t wait to see what this year brings for Trey, best of luck in school!

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| Brok Burtch 2019 |

Seeing how much kids change in such a short time is amazing, yearly sessions are a great way to capture those quick changes and I love getting to see clients each year!  Brok’s session was a blast as always, he knows how to keep you on your toes and a smile on your face the whole time!  You might remember him from last year’s session with his famous hot dog shirt; this year he dazzled us with a sweet reptile on a bike at the beach shirt, just as adorable and fits his personality perfectly.  He seems to have grown about a foot since last year and definitely catching up to me!  We walked along the river and found some perfect spots, beautiful trees, and a great broken tree for Brok to climb, the perfect way to end his session as he climbs into the new school year!

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| Dana Voll AHS Senior 2020 |

Fall is quickly approaching, our nights are cooler and our days are getting shorter, summer has come and gone so quickly!  Schools are now back in session and that means senior sessions are in full swing!  Last Friday night I met up with Dana and her sweet family to capture the first part of her senior session!  Dana is one of the field commander’s for the school’s marching band and it was so much fun to head out to the football field to capture that important part of her senior year!  After wrapping up there we headed out to a gorgeous field across the road from her house for some golden hour magic!  Nothing can beat that beautiful light and our night was capped off by a stunning sunset!  Dana brought so many wonderful ideas to her session, we had some great helpers in her brothers, and I had a great time with her!  Best of luck this year Dana, I can’t wait for part two of your session!

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| Zach & Mackenzie Beckmeyer 2019 |

Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio is stunning, but it was even more beautiful for the reception of Zach & Kenzie!  From their ceremony in Archbold, to a quick drive to Grand Rapids, the day was warm, full of laughter, and so much love was radiating from the couple and their amazing bridal party!  Their adorable little Sylvia made the day that much sweeter with a heart melting smile that only got bigger when her mom or dad walked in the room!  Once we arrived at Nazareth we were lucky enough to get to head down to the grotto for their bridal party portraits and it was the perfect place to help keep everyone cool.  Heat indexes reached much higher than anticipated for the day and it was hot!  The guys were troopers and happy to remove their tux jackets and the laddies were amazing in their light dresses and sandals!

There was not a dull moment with their bridal party, we had mooing, sidesplitting laughs, and they kept us on our toes all day; I wouldn’t have had it any other way!  You can see the excitement and fun that everyone was having in each of the images from the day, just check out these sneak peeks!  Zach & Kenzie’s parents we so supportive and helpful throughout the day as well, making sure everything went off without a hitch!  Thank you Zach & Kenzie for allowing us to capture your special day, we were honored and had a blast with all of you!  Congratulations!

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| Henry County Fair 2019 |

County Fairs are an area favorite this time of year!  Youth and adult projects of all kinds are entered and prepared for all year long; from open class to 4-H, FFA, Farm Bureau Youth, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts, everyone looks forward to their county fair!  As a 4-H alumni who took projects from photography and sewing to furniture refinishing and market lambs, I love our county fair!

Earlier this year I was asked if I would be interested in becoming the superintendent of the photography department for our local county fair.  After talking with the director in charge and my family, I decided to take on the position and help to showcase the photo talents of those in Henry County!

Along with coordinating classes, organizing drop offs and pick ups, and many other tasks during the fair week, I was asked to choose someone to judge the hundreds of entries.  Without hesitation I knew exactly who I wanted to have join me as judge, Angela Keck of ARK Photography!  Angela is a fellow Henry County photographer, we have worked together several times at weddings, bounced ideas back and forth with each other, and learned from each other!    She is immensely talented and I am honored to have her on board!

                                       

This year’s Henry County Fair runs from August 8-15 and will be filled with amazing entries in the 4-H barn, animal barns, floral hall, merchant’s buildings, and Farm Bureau building!  Make sure to stop out, see the exhibits and get a burger, sausage sandwich, and milkshake!