| Zirkes Family 2020 |

Fall is finally here and the weather has been beautiful!  While this year has been unusual to say the least, it has been refreshing to see so many familiar faces!  Two years ago I met Alicia and Matt for their maternity session, they were complete strangers to me then, but today, they are wonderful friends whom I love catching up with!  They recently moved to the Cleveland area, but I was so excited to meet up with them while they were here visiting family.  Warren has grown so much and has such an adorable personality and a love for dinosaurs that you can see we had his dad use to help get him to smile!  We picked up right where we left off and it was so refreshing to see them, laugh, and smiles together.  Thank you Zirkes Family for an amazing evening, can’t wait for our next session!

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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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| 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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| Reichert Family 2019 |

I knew the moment that I met Beth, that we were going to have a wonderful family session with her crew!  She had so many wonderful ideas and we were able to combine our thoughts for this amazing outcome!  The Reichert Family is prepping to send their oldest daughter off to Yale in the next few days and before everyone went their separate ways and school starts back up, they wanted to make sure to do an updated family session!  We met at the always gorgeous Sauder Village Campground where the grasses were green, the weather was comfortable, unlike the sweltering heat we had just he week before, and their family was so full of laughter, smiles, and inside jokes that you couldn’t help but smile right along with them!  Thank you Reichert Family for such a wonderful summer evening!

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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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| Alt Family 2018 |

Combines are in the fields all around us, gravity wagons bounce down the roads behind tractors and trucks, and fall color has finally arrived!  I was lucky enough to spend part of my weekend with the beautiful Alt Family at our local living history museum, Sauder Village!  Their two gorgeous girls were full of stories, giggles, and lots of kisses for Mom and Dad!  They helped us to pick out some great spots in the Village and seeing their smiles made us all warm and fuzzy on a cool and crisp day!  We explored the Village and checked out their newest edition of the 1920s and took advantage of the cool green colors of the weeping willow before heading off to find the fall foliage.  Thank you Alt Family for a wonderful Saturday afternoon and Happy Fall to all!

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| Grooms Family 2018 |

Everything about this family makes me smile!  The Grooms Family is another one of my yearly sessions and each year I can’t wait to see how they have grown and changed, it won’t be long before the oldest is taller than me!  This year, we headed out to the beautiful Sauder Village Campground and Little Lake Erie; after a few days of heavy rains, we had a gorgeous and cool fall day.  We even found a couple trees whose leaves were just starting to show a hint of color, giving us the perfect feel to the start off fall!  I love every minute of my conversations with each of these kids, I always leave having learned something new!  Mason wanted to do a recreate of an image we capture back in 2014 and challenged me to do a side by side of them for their sneaks, challenge excepted!  Thank you Grooms Family for another wonderful session, have a great Fall!

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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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| Wyse Family |

I met Jake, Erinn, Derek, & Ashley last fall for their family session and we had a great time! I was so excited when Erinn contacted me to do 2014 fall family pics! We were also able to combine Wanda & Kenny’s mini shoot that they won in the contest back in August into the same session, so it was perfect! We woke up to a very chilly Saturday morning after a rainy Friday, so we had to change plans just a little and bundle up a bit more 🙂 Starting out at Sauder Village was a great idea, the colors are just now turning in the trees and a great crisp feel was in the air.  But after a few great outdoor shots and to keep the little ones warm we headed over to the Sauder Heritage Inn for a second set of pics in their gorgeous settings! Thank you Wyse Family for a wonderful Saturday morning!!!

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