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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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Aidan {4}

This little guy is just the cutest!

We met at Homestead Park for a mini session to capture his fourth year milestone. It always takes a little while for the kiddos to warm up to me. By the end of the session, he was making his own poses and picking his own locations for the photos! I’m so glad mom jumped into some of the photos, because they are some of my favorites. Especially, the last one on the blanket. Several of that shot turned out great and in each one he had his little hand on mom’s face or in her hair. So precious!

 

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Little D is 3

I’ve been photographing Little D since he was born, and let me tell you, those photos were awful lol! Thank goodness his mama has been my friend since high school or I don’t think she would have ever asked me to photograph her kids again!  I can definitely see my growth when I look back through their photos.

This photo session was to capture Little D turning three.  It was crazy hot out this day.  Basically, last summer it either rained or was 100 degrees. We met at Homestead Park since it’s so close to both of us.  I also wanted to meet there so we could still use the covered bridge if it rained.  Little D was not into having his photo made at first!  We finally got some adorable smiles out of him though.  You’ll see little brother, Ellis, in the family shots.  I believe he was two months old at the time.

That orange couch they’re sitting on is one of my favorite props!  It sits in my sun room and has a matching chair and ottoman that I also love to use.  We recently looked at buying me a new car that was beautiful, but that couch wouldn’t have fit in the back.  You know you’re officially a prop junkie when you turn down a fabulous new car because all of your props won’t fit into the back!

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Carter {3}

It never fails, every time I meet with Lori and Carter, it’s 100 degrees outside! This day was no exception!

Lori picked a location in Dayton, Ohio that I had never been before. We met at the Cox Arboretum MetroPark. It was really beautiful there, but tricky to find shade since many of their flowers require direct sun. We had a hard time getting Carter’s attention away from the ponds, because there were turtles everywhere. He just kept pointing and saying “turtle turtle.”  You can tell that’s what he’s doing in a couple of the photos below.

Carter always makes me work for his photos lol! It’s worth it though, because he’s just the cutest little guy! I always get a ton of compliments after I post his photos. I love all of the candid shots of him! He has a big personality inside that little body!

Lori and I graduated from high school together. We never really kept in touch, aside from social media, until she had Carter and started allowing me to photograph him. Now, we see each other 2-3 times a year. I know that still isn’t much, but it’s always great to see her and catch up! I only have one request Lori, if you have another child let’s shoot for October so it isn’t so hot out lol!

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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 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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Miss Amelia {4 days}

I’m pleased to introduce Miss Amelia to the world!  She is the precious baby girl of our friends, Dan and Kelly.  You should recognize this family from previous blog posts, because I photograph their oldest, Preston.

When we visited them at the hospital Amelia was one day old, and I almost wished I had brought some stuff to photograph her there, because she was so sleepy and squishy.  At only four days old though, she did pretty awesome!  We used my make-shift studio,which is the sun room of our home for the photos.  She fought me every time I placed her on her belly, but once I got her comfy there, we could have left her there all day.  Most of my props were too big for tiny Amelia.  No worries though, they live right down the road from us, so I can photograph her anytime I want!

We were so proud of big brother who posed so preciously with his little sister.  Mom and dad were right beside me during those shots just in case Preston decided he was done modeling with his sister!  Safety is always priority!

I often think how crazy it is that so many of our friends that we’ve known for 10+ years are now families of four.  Just another reality of how old I actually am!

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Jaxson {18 months}

This is the third time I’ve photographed Jaxson.  His mom always says Jaxson and I make a great team and I think she’s right on!  His photos always come out so great.  I mean, it doesn’t hurt that he has blue eyes that will melt your heart either!

We had originally planned to meet outdoors at a park, but it was cold and rainy that day, so we ended up at the Franklin Park Conservatory.  The butterfly exhibit is back, so while it was almost impossible to photograph in that particular room, I did get some great butterfly shots.

Jaxson’s mom brought so many cute props to use including a hat, and my favorite, a superhero shirt and mask.  He wasn’t really into wearing any of it, but with the help of mom singing and showing Jaxson just how cool wearing the mask was, we got some great shots!

We’ve already got our next session scheduled together in October.  I can’t wait!

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Urban Session with Mr. Madden {2}

I was so looking forward to this session!  I’ve only worked with Madden once, but he was such a cutie and the camera loved him!  I also really love the location we chose, North Bank Park.  It’s one of the best places to capture the city skyline.  We were so lucky that the weather was beautiful the day we met.

Once again, Madden was so easy and fun to work with!  He pretty much posed himself the entire session!  He was in denial about this being his two year session though!  You’ll see in the photos he’s pretty sure he’s actually four or five years old!  I was in love with those stylish green pants mom chose for him to wear.  Neither dad nor Madden were thrilled about them though!  Apparently, when mom was dressing Madden he made it very clear those were not his pants lol!  He was a trooper though and wore them like a stud in all of the photos!

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