| Gerdeman Family 2019 |

Just as we were getting ready for the Gerdeman Family’s session, it decided to downpour!  With some quick thinking, fast moving, and a beautifully fall dressed family, we headed out to look for a new spot!  We happened to pass a gorgeous wooded area close enough to the road that we could stay out of the mud, but far enough from the road that we would be safe.  With no idea whom the homeowners were, we pulled up and they graciously gave us the go ahead to use their property!  Despite our slight set back, the Gerdeman Family was on point all evening!  With adorable smiles from their kiddos, to the sweet laughs mom and dad were able to get out of them, it was a wonderful session!  Thank you Gerdeman Family for a wonderful evening and the flexibility to find a brand new spot all with out warning!

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| Graicen Siler 2019 |

How absolutely stunning is this girl!?  Each year I wonder if Graicen will top her session from the previous year, and the answer every year is yes!  Trying to narrow down sneaks and not show the hundreds that we took was no easy feat!  No matter where we go or what we do, what season it is, or what the weather is doing, she knocks her sessions out of the park!  This year we headed out to the woods and fields, trying to catch the last of the color on the trees before it fell with the upcoming weather!  We had amazing light as golden hour approached and golden hour itself didn’t disappoint.  I had a wonderful lighting assistant in her younger brother Trey, you saw his session a few weeks ago, who was on point all night, we couldn’t have done it without him!  Next year is Graicen’s senior year, she has big plans already for what she wants to do, I can’t wait to pull her visions together!  Have a great Junior Year Graicen!

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| Logan & Brittany 2019 |

Fall colors took quite some time to arrive to our part of Ohio, but when they did they were so pretty!  Unfortunately, the days after brought rain and wind and the colors went from the trees to the ground.  That didn’t stop Logan & Brittany from making the best of their rainy, down pouring, and cold wedding day, they stayed so positive and rolled with the punches!  We weren’t able to go out to their chosen location for portraits due to the downpours, but we were lucky that their church had a covered drop off area and the ladies braved the cold temperatures in their beautiful dresses and the guys gave us their handsome smiles!  Brittany was having a blast as we did her portraits, living up every minute and working the camera, they turned out amazing!  This sweet couple has such a wonderful support system in their family and friends and their love for one another shined when we photographed just the two of them together; no one existed but them and it was adorable!  From the beautiful details in the flowers and rings, the touches at their receptions, their amazing bridal party helping them celebrate all day, and their sense of adventure, it was a gorgeous day, no matter what mother nature threw our way!  I can’t wait to get them and their family back in front of my camera!  Congrats Logan & Brittany, wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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| Grooms Family 2019 |

Each year I look forward to the Grooms Family’s session!  The kids have grown so much since last year, I’m going to be the short one soon!  This year we headed out to some local barns and had a great time exploring each barn and the uniqueness it offered, amazing siding and great colors on each one complimented their fall outfits perfectly, we even got Mason to venture to the edge of the bean field!  There is never a dull moment with these three sweet kids, the jokes and smiles make the whole evening worth it.  Each year they top the year before, can’t wait to see what we come up next year!  Thank you Grooms Family for a fun evening!

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| Wheeler Family 2019 |

The Wheeler Family, so sweet, kind, funny, and generous!  I love them!  I have had the pleasure of watching Noah and Christine in their dating years, celebrating their wedding, capturing their maternity, meeting little Miss Mo at just six days old for her newborn session, and watching them become amazing parents.  There is so much love in their eyes and emotions when they look their sweet girl and she gives it right back, in every dance move she gives them!  Their yearly family session is just one of the many that I look forward to, seeing how they have changed and grown, the belly laughs, and the adorable grins from Mo.  We had a beautiful, cool, and slightly blustery fall morning for their session, but Noah found a creative way to help block that wind and keep Miss Mo smiling!  Our lives are busy with work, family, and daily routines and we don’t get to see each other or talk enough, but it’s so much fun when we do see each other and can pick up where we left off!  Wheeler Family you are amazing, Happy Fall to you all!

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| Hailie Philpot MHS Senior 2020 |

This year’s senior’s have chosen some absolutely amazing locations for their sessions, and Hailie, a Monroe Ohio High School 2020 Senior, was no exception last Saturday!  We headed out to a local metropark and were lucky enough to find a small hint of fall color in one of their amazing grassy fields and a few colored leaves filtering the trails and bridges.  Hailie is such a sweet, kind young woman from with a bright future ahead!  She brought lots of great ideas to her session and a fabulous chair!  I love when seniors bring something personal to help customize their session, and this chair was amazing; the perfect amount of unique mixed with personality and style!  We started off at just one of the many great locations in the metropark, then headed to a gorgeous trail, the main hub was next where we found the perfect bridge, and off to finish in the stunning grassy field!  We couldn’t have asked for a better day and great weather for this fantastic senior, thank you Hailie for such a wonderful Saturday evening!  Best of luck this next fall!

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| 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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