Quinones Family 2020 |

As summer is winding down and we start getting ready for hoodies, pumpkins, and fall colors, there is still so much summer beauty around us!  I met up with the Quinones Family at a local woods where we found gorgeous greens and sweet little yellow flowers!  It’s been a few years since we captured this adorable family and they did not disappoint!  Mila helped me to pose her mom and dad and even got some fabulous smiles from them; we even caught a natural sun flare!  It’s been an honor to watch this sweet family grow since photographing Mila as a newborn; thank you Pops, Jo, and Mila for a wonderful evening!

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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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| Sophia Allen 1 Year |

This year’s St. Patty’s Day was spent with sweet Miss Sophia!  Just one year ago we took this little peanut’s newborn pictures and here she is, a sweet cheeked 1 Year old with smiles and funny faces for days!  Let’s talk about those amazing catch lights in her beautiful blue eyes, she was loving watching her Mom and Grandma singing behind me, lots of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger songs were happening!  We had some spring flowers around her and she found it hilarious to move them every time her Mom and I placed them around her and it gave us the best facial expressions!  Enjoy the many faces of Miss Sophia!

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| Tim & Alecia Reimund |

Saturday, July 21, I had the honor of joining Angela of ARK Photography at the wedding of Tim & Alecia!  What a great couple and such a fun bridal party, the love these two share is evident every time they look at one another!  While the rain did have us running for cover every now and then, the absolutely gorgeous church made for some amazing photos as well!  We headed out to a beautiful park after the ceremony and then onto a reception full of great dances, music, and cake!

There’s something special about joining a fellow photographer as a second photographer on a wedding day, this is something we call community over competition.  When another photographer, or couple, would like to add a second photographer to a wedding day, we call on one another and have the joy of shooting together!  We learn from one another, help fluff dresses for shots, toss a veil and run, and find a second amazing angle for the same shot he or she is getting at that very moment.  It can get quite comical when you have two photographers working together, we always know where one another is, but when you are focusing on what’s in your view finder and walking around, you have a tendency to bump into one another!  Which of course causes smiles from the couple and the bridal party and what’s better than that?!  I learned some great tips from Angela that day and was able to share a few things that I do on my couples’ wedding days, it’s a great experience for both the lead photographer and second!  Whether one photographer is Canon and the other Nikon or even Sony, that doesn’t matter at the end of the day, we all have our own gear, but the end result is the same, capturing that couple’s amazing wedding day to the best of our combined abilities, learning together, getting to know each other, making life long friendships, and encouraging and building one another up!  Thank you Angela for asking me to join you and Congrats Tim & Alecia!

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