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Chelsea {Class of 2014}

The good thing about being very, very far behind in blogging, is reliving those fun moments over again. This session was extra special for me, because this young lady holds a special place in my heart.

Chelsea is my best friends sister. I have watched her grow from a rambunctious little girl crawling through blow up tunnels with her sister and I, to a doe eyed little actress at the Mansfield Playhouse, and now a high school graduate.

We decided since Chelsea doesn’t live in Columbus, that we would really use the city to make her pictures stand out from her other classmates. We started at North Bank Park, which is my favorite location! From there we walked the trail to the Santa Maria, and finished at Genoa Park. It was beautiful weather and Chelsea was such a trooper! She was willing to crawl through weeds and rocks and stay in uncomfortable positions all with a smile.

Chelsea is now officially a high school graduate. Yay Chels!!!! We are all very proud of her and wish her much success and happiness in life!

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Maddie & Ryder {urban sibling session}

I love, love, love what I’m about to share with you!  I have been working with this family for quite some time now.  They keep up with their kiddos photos more than any family I know!  We not only meet for milestones, but also for holidays and special occasions like dance recitals.  My only complaint is that I have NEVER been able to convince mom and dad to jump into a photo!  At this particular session I really tried to get a family photo, but was shot down, again!  Mom has promised me that eventually they will!

They chose my favorite destination for this photo session, North Bank Park.  Not only are these kids crazy cute, but how can you not love that skyline behind them?!?  Miss Maddie always has a fabulous dress on and is always willing to show me a “Maddie pose” or one of her dance poses.  Ryder needs a little more work to get a smile, but I never force smiles from him, because his serious face is adorable.  Check out his shoes in the photos!  So cute!

Typically, when I meet families here, mom and dad try very hard to keep the kids out of the water, but not this family!  At the end of the session, the kids were allowed to play in the water and I absolutely love the photos that came from it!  They were so cute running around chasing the water as it shot up into the air.  Especially, when the realized they could put their feet over the holes to stop the water.

I’m having some withdraw from not seeing this family in a couple months!  They had to cancel their last session due to sickness, so we won’t meet again until the weather breaks in either spring or summer.  I always look forward to it though!

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Throwback Thursday {Thad & Kathy are gettin’ hitched}

I thought it was only appropriate to share this engagement session since the big wedding is Saturday!

Meet Kathy, my hubby’s aunt.  She gets full credit for the awesome retro theme of this session.  We chose an area in downtown Mansfield to shoot the photos, and her fiance’ has a friend who let us borrow that awesome car.  Kathy really understood the importance of looking the part too.  She did a great job styling herself and Thad, which really tied in the whole theme.

This was a lot of fun for me, because it was something entirely different from what I normally do.  We made sure to take full advantage of that awesome car as a prop!  The owner of the car was so kind to let them not only lean on it, but also sit on top of the hood.  We, of course, were terrified of scratching the car, but he assured us it would be fine.  These are some of my all time favorite photos!

Thad and Kathy also wanted to have some casual photos taken.  We were a little pressed for time, because we had so much fun with the car I think we lost track of time.  We shot the casual photos at my mother-in-law’s house.  Not only are her and Kathy sisters, but this is also where the actual wedding ceremony is taking place on Saturday.  My mother-in-law, Robin, has a beautifully landscaped backyard.  She also has a very unique red caboose in the backyard, which makes an amazing photo prop.  I also love the photos we took here, because Thad and Kathy could just be themselves.  The sun was staring to set, so we had limited time to capture these.  Every photo of them is so great though we didn’t need to take a ton.  Their love and connection shines through in all of them!

I will be photographing their big day on Saturday.  Typically, I don’t do weddings, but this is a special circumstance.  We are all very excited for Kathy and agree that she absolutely couldn’t have found a better man.  I also think that they picked a lucky day to get hitched! Hubby and I will be celebrating our 16 year dating anniversary on Saturday as well (yes, we still recognize our dating anniversary).

Family has arrived from out of town, the weather is forecasted to be great, and decorating has begun!  Let’s get this show on the road and welcome Thad into the family!


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