| 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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