| 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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| Moline 9 Months |

What better way to start a Saturday morning than with this sweet, smiley, brown eyed, little 9 month old!  Miss Moline just turned 9 months and was in studio last weekend for her milestone session!  She was all smiles with her family on all sides, loved her snacks, rocked out on the rocker, and did wonderfully as we kicked off the weekend!  You will notice a familiar John Deere pedal tractor that we have used since her newborn session and as before, she loves driving it!!!  I see many evenings with her Daddy in the tractor in her future!  Happy 9 Months Miss Mo, the next time we see you you will be 1!

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| Tyler & Erica Engagement |

This year in Ohio it has taken much longer for spring to arrive, but last weekend I got to spend the afternoon with this sweet couple for their engagement session!  In our area we are lucky to have Ohio’s largest living-history destination, Sauder Village; Tyler and Erica met here while working summer jobs(they still work here!) and it seemed only fitting to do their engagement session at the Village!  The love between these two radiates, they see each other and they both beam!  Tyler looks at Erica and lights ups, Erica is all smiles when she looks at Tyler.  It was wonderful to have the Village all to ourselves, we reminisced about how things have grown and changed, where buildings used to be, and what the upcoming season will bring!  Their laughs are infectious, their love is beautiful, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding in July!  Congratulations Tyler & Erica!

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| Long Wedding |

What a beautiful day it was last Saturday for a wedding!  I was once again honored to be asked to shoot alongside fellow photographer and friend Lauren Beers at this beautiful couple’s wedding!  From detail shots and the ceremony at the church, heading across the street and uptown, and then out to a home in the country, we ended up at their reception for a night of good food and dancing!  I love getting to share my talents with fellow photographers and learn from them at the same time; community over competition, building each other up, and providing a couple with even more shots from their special day!  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Long!

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| Lopez Family |

This family radiates love.  In every action, word, and general kindness!  Once you graduate high school it’s easy to lose contact with classmates as you go in your own directions and start your own families.  Last Sunday I had the absolute honor of capturing a classmate of mine and her family!  Meeting her sweet husband and adorable daughter was so much fun; not only did we catch up, but made plans to get together in the future when they are in the area!  Our husbands hit it off and I can’t wait for our little guy to meet their daughter for play dates!  From old brick buildings downtown, to golden wheat fields and old red barns, what better time to pull out the vintage couch and explore!  I’m so excited for them with the arrival of their next little one just a few short months away, Jazmine looks so beautiful, the pictures just don’t do her justice!  Ale definitely keeps them on their toes, but couldn’t be cuter; Jose you are one lucky man!  Congrats Lopez family and we can’t wait to get together again!

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| Natalie & Aaron Engagement |

Engagement sessions are a wonderful time to celebrate a couple, get some great shots, and of course have a little fun! Natalie & Aaron compliment one another so well and are so much fun to be around!  Natalie and I went to school together, through sharing band, choir, and classes, she hasn’t changed a bit and she has found an amazing man who evidently loves every quality she has!  We spent a warm Saturday evening catching up, laughing, learning, and getting in some Superman poses!  I was so excited to capture their engagement!  Though I can’t be there to share your big day due to our little one’s arrival, I’ll be thinking of you both!  Congrats Natalie & Aaron!

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| Sharp Family |

What’s more enjoyable than a family that finds fun in everything, no matter what the topic?! A family that has known my family for as long as I can remember! A session that went from serious poses to throwing leaves at one another and becoming lifestyle is one of my favorite things! We had a slightly windy Saturday, but in true farm life fashion, we rolled with the punches and made the wind work in our favor, if ya can’t beat it, join it! Thank you Sharp Family for a wonderful Saturday!


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| Quinones Family |

I love this family and feel so lucky to know this amazing couple! We all came prepared for any kind of weather, but the sky stayed dry, it got a little chilly, and Mila was a trooper! Little Mila has grown so much since we did her newborn pics three months ago and she just keeps getting cuter! The love that this Mommy and Daddy have for their little one just radiates from them in everything they do, she got so many kisses during the session that you could just see her say, “Really mom and dad, what are you doing?” Can’t wait to continue capturing this family and Mila in the future! Enjoy this gorgeous family!

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| Amber & Lexie, Mother Daughter Mini |

Couldn’t have asked for a better golden hour session than with this great mother daughter duo! Fresh after a rain with shimmering grass, a little mud thrown in, lol, and some sweet smiles! So much energy and fun, it was hard to pick just a few to share! Such a connection between mother and daughter that it was warm as the sun was that evening! Let’s show these two gorgeous ladies some love!

 

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| Lauber Wedding Invitations |

I was exhibiting at a show this summer when I realized the vendor across from me looked very familiar, I asked her if she knew who I was, and immediately I got the response “You look like your mom!”  We talked the rest of the day and the following one and found out her son was getting married this coming fall and they needed a photographer and someone to do invites.  I was their one stop shop!  It’s been a wonderful experience working with the Lauber family and helping to bring this event to life!  Can’t wait to photograph their wedding at the end of this month!