Angel

Want to see a super cute family?  Good!  ‘Cause I’ve got one to share with you.  Angel works with Andy at Mother Nationwide and I was really excited to meet her and her awesome kiddos.  It was an awesome morning up at Alum Creek.C003 C004 C005 C006 C007 C008 C009 C010 These brave, awesome souls were even willing to play in the water for me.  MAN!!  I love that!C011 C012 C013 C014

So stoked to make new friends!!  Have an awesome (albeit rainy) day!

Tyler’s Senior photos

A couple of years ago, I took some senior photos for an adorable girl named Holly.  Guess what?!  She has a younger brother, Tyler, and he’s actually just as awesome as she is.  So fun to spend a little time with him before he jetted off to a tennis match.

 

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Gender Reveal Session

Yes…  These are my two kids and yes…  sometimes you just let the photos speak for themselves.

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Welcome to the family little Angus…  even if your sister isn’t thrilled.

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Kim and Sean

Do you remember high school?  Even though I’m a few years removed it, I still remember it.  And thanks to a couple of reunions and social media, I’ve reconnected with several awesome people.  One of those awesome people is Kim.  And oddly enough, even as adults our conversations sometimes turn to…. you guessed it….  guys!  We talked about good ones and bad ones and ones that got away.  Thankfully, I got the call that Kim found “the one” and they’re getting married.  How amazing is that?!

“The one” is Sean and he sure makes Kim happy.  He even managed to propose to her in the most “Kim” way possible.  He asked her to marry him at a Browns game.  My die hard fan of a friend said “yes!”  They shared a couple photos with me.  Want to see?  Proposal1Her face is priceless!!!!

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Fast forward a few month….  Wedding planning is happening and I get the call for wedding photography.  :)   And where there’s a wedding, there is an engagement and engagement photos.  Being good Westerville girls, that’s where we took our photos.  Uptown first….

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Aren’t they adorable?!

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Then….  Hoover.  Such a beauty day.  I LOVE photos by water.

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Allie and Josh in Kentucky

Hmmm?  A session in Kentucky?  Yes..  Please…

We started out at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

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Sweet….

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Unfortunately, Woodford Reserve isn’t exactly in the lovebird biz…  They were far more concerned about closing time.  Fortunately, I had taken the “scenic route” in and saw this fabulous field.

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I LOVE this one!!!

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I think this one might go on my wall.   :)

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In a sweet little twist of fate, the farm’s manager had come to check on the horses.  He brought them to us.  It was AH-may-ZING!

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And yeah…  we snuck back to Woodford for some photos by their beautiful gates.

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Another wrong turn on the way to our 2nd destination and this creek with this gorgeous light was right there.  Sigh…

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When a distillery doesn’t work out totally, a winery is a great back up.
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And we still got the barrel photos we wanted.  :)

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Can’t wait till their wedding next September!!  It’s going to be awesome!!!

Chris and Lauren’s wedding at Medallion

There are several different types of photographers.  There are gearheads.  They get geeked about the toys we get to play with.  There are techies.  They get excited about how it all works.   Then, there are the emotional types.  You guessed it.  That’s my category.

It never escapes me that this a huge day in many people’s lives.  They’re counting on me to capture the memories.  I feel that pressure….  in a good way and I am truly humbled that I get to take pictures that generations of family will look at.  I am aware that long after I’m gone, the images live on.  It’s the only dose of immortality I’ll ever have or ever need.

That said.  This wedding was extra special for me.  I have known the groom’s mom, Mary Lynne, for many years.  I love her.  She’s always positive, always loving and she’s just an all around good person.  She has hugged me through some bad times and been lots of fun in good times.  I truly think a lot of her.   That made photographing her son’s wedding very special.  Then, I met Chris and Lauren.  And well…  things just kept getting better.

Happy…  I know.  I know.  It’s a word used to describe a LOT of weddings.  And yes.  It’s appropriate but honestly, if by the end of this blog post, your cheeks aren’t feeling the smiles, I’ll be surprised.

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I think Mary Lynne is beaming!

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The threat of rain haunted us but it certainly didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits.

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It’s actually raining behind the bride.  Thank you Medallion for a lovely covered porch.  :)

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Lauren’s mom was with us in spirit.

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First look…

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Ladies….  If a man ever looks at you like.  MARRY him!Columbus-wedding-pictures-blue014

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I’ll say it again.  If a man looks at you like this…  Marry him!
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I love this one!  Which is your fave?

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Again…  Look at the way Chris looks at Lauren!!  Jeez….  That’s heart melty stuff!

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Yep.  I cried watching this.  And again when editing photos.

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And again…  If a man looks at you like that… marry him!  (They are…  In September.)Columbus-wedding-pictures-blue049

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Another one!!!  Look at him looking at her!!  And yes…  They’re getting married too!  :)Columbus-wedding-pictures-blue053

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Hope your cheeks are aching from smiling!  Mine sure are!!

Chad and Ashley

Man.  I love this couple.  They are FUN!!  I haven’t spent a minute with them that I didn’t enjoy.  And no surprise, their wedding day was exactly what I thought it would be… a good time had by all!

St. Paul’s in Westerville and Corazon in Dublin with a little downtown excursion in between….

Honestly, there are so many stories from this wedding that I could write a book.  But you’re here for pretty pictures.  If you want to know the story, comment below and I’ll tell the tale.

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Makes my heart happy that she was this happy to see me.
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Stunning dress.

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Chad….  what did you do?  There’s an extra wedding ring?!
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Harlem shakin’ with Rufus.
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Cakey kisses.
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Whew!!  THAT was a wild wedding!  Clearly a good time was had by all. I know I had fun!

 

 

Gender Reveal Session

So…  I had a friend contact me and ask if I’ve ever done a gender reveal session.

I haven’t…

But…  I’m ALWAYS up for something new.  We discussed the possibilities.  Then, a thought occurred to me.  A bold thought.  Should I?  Could I?  Well…  Nothing to lose by throwing it out there.  Right?  So I did.  I threw it out there.

What if???  I knew the gender of your baby and revealed it to you in the session?  Your reactions would be real.  I nearly fell off my chair when she agreed.  Seriously…  She had the gender placed into an envelope and she gave the envelope to Andy at work so he could give it to me.  (Cue the Mission Impossible music.)  Andy threw on his dark glasses, donned a black suit, chained the briefcase to his wrist and delivered the envelope to me.    Okay…  That part didn’t really happen but it definitely felt THAT important.

We squeezed in a quick session between soccer games for my kids and THIS is how it went down….

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The truth is, I could have gone over the top with balloons and confetti but I love the simpleness of this and since the Daddy to be is a baseball coach…  Well, could it be more perfect?

Sarah’s boudoir

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Boudoir photos aren’t for men.  Oh yeah…  That’s what we say.  “I’m doing this for my boyfriend, fiance, or husband” but the truth is we are doing it for ourselves.  We buy clothes that make us feel good.  This is no different.  We take boudoir photos to feel pretty and sexy in our own skin.    Sarah is definitely looking good in her own skin.  :)
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Photo season

So happy that the weather is warmer and the days are longer and you all are gettin’ in front of my camera.  Life is so much better this way!

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