| 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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| 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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| 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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| Mark Helberg Newborn 2019 |

This handsome little man kicked off 2019 sessions with his sweet grins and proud big brothers!  Mark was in studio last weekend for his newborn session and did so well!  It has been so much fun watching this little family grow over the years and being able to capture their wonderful milestones!  We started off with some an amazing sibling pose and had a wonderful surprise of the boys in their singlets and we had to incorporate those!  Then onto sweet swaddles, a quick snack, and Mark was ready for his baseball debut!  We rounded out the day with bats and balls,  just like we did with big brother Micah only a few years ago!  What a wonderful way to warm up the weekend before our polar vortex kicked in this week.  Congratulations Helberg Family!

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| Published |

This Image.  This Family.  This Session.  The Wheeler Family had an absolutely beautiful day for their session this fall, cool temperatures, amazing golden light, and an adorable little girl!  There isn’t one image from their session that I’m not in love with, picking a favorite is nearly impossible and their session is one of my favorites from this year!
Last week I received a notification that an image from their session was going to be published in Shutter Scene Magazine!  I was speechless, excited, and in awe!  Publication, something photographers dream of, something I have been dreaming of since the first time I picked up my camera so many years ago.  It still feels surreal!

To check out the magazine in it’s entirety head here!

2018 has been an amazing year, from newborns, milestones, families, weddings, pups, and more, things are winding down as we near the Holidays and ready ourselves for the New Year!  Graphics projects are still keeping me busy and it’s been so much fun to create Holiday cards for clients with images from their sessions!  Logo Designs are underway and many more projects are on the books!

A huge thank you to everyone whom has helped me to get to this point, for supporting my leap into the graphic design and photography business to the wonderful and amazing clients I have had the chance to work with!  You have all made this business what it is, an amazing journey that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone else!  Thank You!

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| Shonda & Addie |

What’s cuter than a session with a dog?!  Say hello to Addie, she is my sister’s pup and such a ham in front of the camera!  We set up a quick mini session for these two over the Thanksgiving holiday and Addie was adorable in her Santa suit!  While she isn’t normally a fan of the Man in Red, she was a trooper and left everything, including the hat, on the whole time!  She did a great job, got lots of treats, and was great at “smiling” for us!  Merry Christmas Addie!

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| Lawrence Family 2018 |

Fall color this time of year is hard to find, but last weekend the Lawrence Family found some at 4-H Camp Palmer!  We headed out on a warm fall afternoon and found some beautiful places.  From grassy areas, to fences and beautifully colored trails, there were lots of smiles, laughter, hugs, and even a few bunny ears!  I had such a great time catching up with fellow high school classmates that I haven’t seen in years and hearing about what they are up to and where they are living these days!  After we graduate high school, time flies so fast and it’s easy to lose track of everyone, but it has been a wonderful Thanksgiving this year as I have been able to reconnect and catch up with so many wonderful friends!  Thank you Lawrence Family for a wonderful afternoon, Happy Holidays to all of you!

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