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Jaxson {2}

I’ve been working with this cutie for a while now! We decided to meet outside of the Franklin Park Conservatory to capture his two year milestone. Grandma joined us this time, and man, does he love his Grandma! She was so helpful with getting smiles and laughs. Jaxson’s personality always shines in the photos! He’s got the best expressions!

I love fall photo sessions! It’s my favorite season and my favorite holiday. I even brought along my orange ottoman to go along with the fall color scheme. The waterfalls here are gorgeous, but tricky when dealing with young children. The kiddos could walk right into that water! Also, who wants to look at the camera when there’s all that awesome water and rocks to throw? I was so happy though with how the photos came out!

When you’re looking through the photos, pay attention to the one of him walking up the bridge. Can you see he’s carrying his stuffed monkey? So cute!

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The {M} Family

The colors in these photos are fabulous! Sometimes, I will ask what families plan to wear if I’m trying to match props. For this particular session, I wasn’t planning to use any props other than the beautiful scenery of the park. We had choose to meet at Inniswoods in Westerville. If you’ve never visited that park you’re missing out! Especially, in the fall! The leaves had just begun to change and fall when we met for this session, and they matched perfectly with their clothing.

This was my second time working with this family. These two kiddos have super fun personalities and are definitely not shy in front of the camera. They actually make my job somewhat easier, because they have their own ideas for the photos!

What a beautiful family! I hope I can work with them for years to come!

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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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Miss Whitney “Sweets”

Since I’m so far behind in blogging, I’m going to share this cuties last two sessions.  I’ve been photographing Miss Whitney since she was in her mama’s tummy.  After her newborn photos, we met for each of her milestones, so I literally watched her grow up in front of the camera.  When I finished her one year session, I felt sad knowing I wouldn’t see her in three months.

The first set of photos is from her nine month session.  This was in August.  We decided since it had been such a hot summer that we would just meet inside at the Franklin Park Conservatory.  These are my favorite photos of her from all of the sessions!  Previously, her mama was disappointed at how serious Whitney was during her photo sessions, since she’s typically a smiley little girl.  That’s why I love this session so much, because we see all sides of her little personality.  The water was her favorite!  The photo of her on her tip-toes, she’s looking into the pond of Japanese Koi.  I didn’t think we’d ever get her away from that spot!  Then, she found the water fountain and realized it was the right height for her to actually touch the water.  She made some hilarious faces in those shots!  My favorite may be the last one, but I love them all.

I am sad though when I look back at how awesome these photos are, because I’m reminded that I can’t photograph inside of the Conservatory anymore.  They no longer offer the photographer membership I had.  My membership expired in November, and it has been very difficult for me to photograph anyone other than newborns and small children because of that.  Hopefully, one day I’ll have a studio and all of that won’t matter!  Until then, here’s Whitney’s awesome nine month photos…

 

Whitney’s birthday is in November, so you would assume it would be too cold to be outside.  Per Ohio’s typical weird and unpredictable weather, it was actually nice out.  We were able to take some family shots sitting on the front steps of their house.  For Whitney’s solo photos we used some of my backdrops inside of their home.  Her daddy has always called her “sweets” so that was the theme of her party and we incorporated it into the session.  She wasn’t a huge fan of that tutu as you’ll see in the one photo, but as soon as we put candy in front of her she was all smiles!  Whitney stayed true to her “sweets” nickname as she very sweetly offered to share her smarties during the session 🙂  I also love her little outfit with the Ugg boots.  I always look forward to seeing what mom has picked out for her to model.

I still keep up with Miss Whitney through social media, but as I said, it is weird to not see her every three months.  Maybe she needs a sibling, so I can see them more often again 😉

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Grayson is ONE!

We met this family through a mutual friend quite some time ago, but this was our first time working together.  They decided to have some family photos taken to celebrate their little guy turning one.  We had a terribly hot summer, and this day was no different.  They were troopers though the entire time, so you’d never know it was in the 90’s and we were all covered in sweat!  You can see, in some of the photos, just how hazy it was.

We decided to meet at the Park of Roses.  The bad thing about this park is the lack of shade on such a hot day, but it is a beautiful choice for photo sessions.  We were tempted to jump into that fountain to cool off!

The boys did awesome during the session!  Grayson was smiley the whole time and Tristan was my little assistant!  It’s always so nice when it’s obvious that families are enjoying their photo session.  Especially, since many of them admit they weren’t looking forward to having their photos taken 🙂

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Kamden {6 months}

This was my first time working with this cutie!  We met over the summer at Homestead Park for a mini session to capture his six month milestone.  If you’ve never taken advantage of my mini sessions, they are the perfect amount of time for kiddos.  I do limit the locations for these sessions, so contact me for more info.

Kamden was so easy to work with!  I used some of my vintage props for this session just to give him a little extra support when sitting.  Occasionally, a six month old can sit safely, but typically they are a tad wobbly still.  I love the photos of him sitting in the grass with the tie on!  He would pull out as much grass as his little hand could hold then try to shove it directly into his mouth.  Boys will be boys!

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The Worsham Family

I’m fortunate to call this family my friends first, then clients!  These are my favorite photos so far of them!  We met last summer at the Franklin Park Conservatory for their annual family photos.  I usually use my 35mm portrait lens for all photo sessions unless it’s a large group, but I changed things up this time.  I used my 70-300mm for the family photos of them between the trees, and I love how they came out!  I was able to give them a lot of space by using that lens, and I think that was the key for the kiddos.  Having someone right in your face with a big camera can be very uncomfortable, so I plan on utilizing that 70-300mm lens more often with families in the future.

You should check out this blog I posted about this family last year right after I met with them for these photos http://sevensphoto.com/throwback-thursday-baby-dylan/  You’ll learn a lot more about this wonderful family and why these photos may always be the most cherished!

This photo says it all… it’s really hot out and we’re tired of pictures!!

 

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The Lay Family

The winter months are always slow for me in the photography world, because I don’t have a studio.  I’ll mostly be working my Physical Therapy job and photographing newborns only until Spring arrives.  The plus side is that maybe I can get my blog caught up!

Meet the Lay family.  I photographed them for the first time when their son was 18 months old.  Now, they have a little girl, so we meet again to capture family photos at her 18 month milestone.

We met at the Franklin Park Conservatory for the photo session.  Prior to the session, mom had told me that her little girl loved shoes.  I was so excited about this!  I have a purple high heel shoe chair that I knew would be perfect for this session!  We did all of the family photos first, then ended with the shoe chair.  I also brought a couple pairs of my shoes for her to play with.  We didn’t get very many smiles with the shoes, because she was so focused on trying them on.  Father’s Day was right around the corner when we met for photos, so I took a special sign for a father-daughter photo.  It turned out super cute!

I love how the photos show each child’s individual personality.  Their son is a jokester, which you can really see in his spiderman photos!  While their daughter is more on the serious side.  I always really like serious photos of children, so I love all of her photos.

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Mr. Ellis {8 days}

I’m pleased to introduce Mr. Ellis to the world!  This cutie is the second child of one of my high school friends.  We were close to missing the 10 day window that I like to photograph newborns in, because our schedules didn’t coordinate.  Since she lives close to me, I just stopped over one day and did an impromptu session.  Of course, Ellis was sound asleep until I started posing him.  Finally, we decided to take him outside in hopes that the heat would put him back to sleep.  Tadaa!!  The heat did the trick and he fell right to sleep making those precious belly poses easy to get.  Unfortunately, his big brother wasn’t as fond of the photo shoot, but we still got a really cute one of them together.

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Miss Whitney {3 months}

This little lady’s genetics are hands down unfair!  If you read my earlier blog, Mommy and Me, you should see some similarities in this blog.  Why is that, because the mama’s of these beautiful baby girls are twin sisters!  I love this whole family, and feel very fortunate to have them as clients!  One of my favorite things about this session, was the adorable clothing mama picked out for Whitney.  I mean, that jean jacket and those coral pants are dripping with cuteness!  I also loved hearing the songs and sayings mom and dad used as tricks to get those gummy smiles!  I often wish I could record the parents behind me, because I know it would be hilarious!  Looking forward to watching this little lady grow up in front of my camera!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

This is what Whitney thought about the photo session lol….

 

 

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