Kara’s senior pictures

You know the beautiful thing about being in business for 15 years…  Getting to know someone and watching them grow.  In this case, I’ve watched her grow up.  We met when she was in preschool.  She just wouldn’t smile for me.  She wasn’t rude.  She wasn’t ornery.  She just didn’t want to smile.  I offered to try again when mom picked her up.  Mom and I tried again.  She just wasn’t interested in smiling…   until I bribed her with chewing gum.  Then…  all smiles.  Little did I know that one little piece of chewing gum would be the beginning of a beautiful relationship.  I photograph their family every year and this year, it was time for senior photos.  SO excited!

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Seriously…  She’s gorgeous!  And not only that…  she’s a sweetheart too.  So grateful for that day in preschool and a pack of gum.  Love ya Kara!

 

Erin, Pat & Reaghan

You know…  when you have friends that are so much more than friends?  They’re like family.  That’s these guys.

I’ve known Pat for years.  Then, he sweetened the deal by adding Erin to the mix.    She’s definitely the icing on the cake.  And Reaghan???  Um…  Cutest little nugget!!!  Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park001 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park002 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park003 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park004 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park005 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park006 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park007 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park008 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park009 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park010 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park011 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park012 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park013 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park014 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park015 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park016 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park017 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park018 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park019 Family-Photos-Highbanks-Park020

Happy Fall!!  Love you all!!

Kim and Sean

I think you know that I take my job personally.  I put my heart into it.  How could I not?  I am humbled by the chance to document people’s memories.  It’s always important and personal to me.  Yet, sometimes, it’s more personal.  This wedding was one of those times.  I’ve known Kim for years.  I can’t exactly remember when we met.  Maybe it was at Hanby middle school or maybe it was at Blendon Junior High.  (Honestly, my childhood memories are a smidge fuzzy.  I’ve lived a bit since then.)  Anyway…  Kim and I, we go back.  Like most…  we went through high school and went our way in life.  We reunited at, of all obvious things, a class reunion.  Thanks to facebook, we stayed in touch.

A few years ago, I photographed her son’s senior photos.  Then, on facebook, I started to see a hint that maybe she had found someone.  Sure enough…  One day a proposal photo popped up in my feed.  SO exciting!  Thankfully, she asked me to be a part of her day.

Kim works for Westerville’s parks and recreation department.  Her office is in the Everal Barn.  Most people don’t want to get married where they work but Kim would be an exceptional exception.  For her, it was the absolute perfect location.  I think she chose well.

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It was a fun night!  So glad I got to be there and capture some fun stuff as well as see some old friends.  Congratulations Kim and Sean!!!

Megan and Jake’s wedding

Fall…  sigh….

I LOVE fall.  Boots and sweaters, hot cocoa and pumpkin bread, cooler weather and leaves alive with color.  Sigh…  And a fall wedding?  LOVE it!  It makes my little photo heart happy!

We started at the Renaissance downtown.

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Loved this group of girls!  SO much fun!

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Jake met us at Arch Park for the “official” first look.

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A tear may have been shed.  I won’t tell if it was Jake or me.

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Wedding-pictures-Columbus014It never ceases to amaze me how much calmer couples are after seeing each other.

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I am a bit obsessed with this photo.

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The whole awesome gang!!

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After some fun time with the gang, we headed up North to Worthington, St. Michael’s parish.  It’s such a beautiful church!

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After the ceremony, we were off to The Athenaeum.  Fun times were about to be had…

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So grateful I got to be there on this special day!!

The Lamb family

It was one of those times…  Their first choice photographer was already booked.  The put the call out on facebook for an alternative and one of my wonderful client/friends spoke up.  I got the call.  And I’m so glad I did because it was a great session!

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Andy, Melanie and Asher’s family photos

Want to know one of the best things about my job?  I get to meet awesome people when they get married and then…  later on they come back with awesome little people in tow.  And Asher is an AWESOME little guy.  He’s got personality PLUS!

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This face!!  Adorable!

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He’s adorable and he’s a nature lover.  :)

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He and I were playing around while his parents changed clothes.  Remember when you were a kid and you’d spin till you got dizzy?  He did and here’s the result.  I know it’s not for everyone but there’s something about it I really love.

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So happy to see Andy and Melanie again!  And had a blast playing with Archer!!

Luci’s Senior photos

Some things just stop you in your tracks.  I met Luci when she was a toddler.  A toddler!!!  Now, she’s a high school SENIOR!!  Her dad is one of my hubby’s best friends and the Best Man at our wedding.  I love this girl so much.  She’s sweet and funny and very smart.  So proud of her and can’t wait to see her take on the big old world of college.  She’ll be awesome.  While we’re at it, she pretty much rocked her senior session.

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Andrew and Laura

The Lakes is a gorgeous venue.  Add a fun loving, adorable couple and we have a recipe for a fabulous wedding.

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Congratulations Laura and Andrew!!  SOOOOO  happy for you and I’m very grateful you chose me as your photographer!

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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