| 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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| Wheeler Family 2018 |

I absolutely love this family!  Each time we get together there are so many laughs and smiles!  A location change due to excessive amounts of rain didn’t dampen our session, we found a spot on higher ground that worked out perfectly!  The weather was gorgeous for a fall day, cool, crisp, and we even had a great sunset of yellows to top it off!  Miss Moline is 6 months now and is so adorable!  She loved finding pieces of grass to share with us and had such sweet belly giggles too!  We even captured her with Mom and Dad in their perfectly coordinated plaid outfits, just right to help get us in the Holiday Spirit!  Thank you Wheeler Family for an amazing evening, can’t wait for our next session!

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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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| Brock Ranzau 2019 AHS Senior |

Now that August is here, that means school is just around the corner and seniors are getting ready for their final year of high school!  Last Saturday I spent the evening in our small town with Brock, an upcoming Archbold High School Senior!  We found some great spots downtown and then took a short walked to his house and used their amazing old barn!  Not only was it perfect, but I learned a little bit of our town’s history and Brock’s family’s history!  As golden hour approached we took a quick drive to a local woods and took advantage of the warm summer evening, a great location, and a beautiful sunset!  Thank you Brock and family for a fun evening and best of luck this coming year Brock!

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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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