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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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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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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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Throwback Thursday {Furr Kids}

Our friends have the cutest poodles!  Quigley is the black one, he’s the big brother.  Rigby is the one that looks like a teddy bear.  He joined the family last year.  We met for photos shortly after they brought each pup home, and again for Christmas card photos.  I always say working with dogs is very similar to children!  You have to be fast, fun, and bribe them!

I posted some side-by-sides of when they were both pups.  I believe Quigley was 10 weeks old and Rigby was 8 weeks old.  They both look extra dapper in the bowtie!  Both of these sessions took place right in their backyard.  Next, you’ll see the first set of Christmas photos, before Rigby was born.  I love the colors and textures in those photos.  We chose a local red barn as the backdrop for that session.  Finally, you get to meet the entire happy family with both furr kids!  I LOVE the last two family shots!  Those were taken at Homestead Park in Hilliard.

 

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Throwback Thursday {The Adams Family}

Last year I really fell behind on my blogging!  So, I’ve decided to use “throwback Thursday” to catch up and share some of the awesome sessions I had last year!  Meet the Adams Family…

This is my sis-in-laws fam.  When I first started this photography journey, they were the first family Shannon and I photographed together.  We went to Kingwood Center in Mansfield, and had a very eventful session due to the weather.  It rained on and off the entire time!  Since we don’t live in Mansfield, we decided to face the weather anyway.  Thankfully, Kingwood had buildings for us to take shelter in, and we were able to get some great photos while inside too.  Below, you can see photos from that session, which I believe was almost five years ago.  While, I’ve grown so much since then, I still love these photos!

This past fall, we met again for the first time since those photos were taken.  I can’t believe it took us so long to update their family photos!  Once again, the weather wasn’t cooperating, but we were able to complete the entire session without getting rained on this time.  This beautiful family would photograph well anywhere, but we were particularly lucky to have such amazing fall colors.  They also nailed it with their outfits!  I always encourage my clients to utilize layers, because it adds character to the photos.

I am in love with how the photos turned out!  My favorite thing about the camera is that it doesn’t lie.  If I’m working with clients that truly aren’t connected to each other, you can tell.  No matter how great the pose and/or location is, you just can’t fake love.  I see so much love in each of these photos!  My nephew was genuinely engaged during the entire session and having a great time!  My niece wasn’t even feeling well that day, but you would never know it!  I even made my sis-in-law tear up during a father-daughter pose.

This past Christmas, one of the photos from this session was enlarged and given to my mother-in-law as a gift.  The waterworks happened again!  She had everyone in the room crying!  So much emotion from looking at one photo.  That’s why I love this job!

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