Have you ever heard of Duranceau park? I think it might be one of those hidden gems in C-bus. It’s off of Fishinger Rd. The Griggs Boathouse is there. The whole park runs along the river and is a lovely little walk or ride. I met the McDonald family there for their session. Poor Gabe. He was such a trooper. He left soccer for family photos. I think he should get ice cream or something for that. I don’t think my kids would leave soccer for anything and they definitely wouldn’t leave it for family photos. So… Good on you, Gabe. And how did I repay him? By teasing him… relentlessly through the whole session. I know. Not nice. But… let the results speak for themselves. He smiled. And I have to say, the rest of his family looks pretty awesome as well. Thanks for letting me photograph you!
I feel like every session I do is pretty special. Capturing a moment in time for people is special in and of itself. Then, there’s the fact that I’ve been so fortunate to have some amazing people to photograph. You all know who you are! You’re my facebook friends, instagram pals, pinterest buds, and all around awesome people. I feel so lucky to have such a circle of people in my life. And, I’m humbled and so grateful that the circle keeps growing. The circle keeps getting bigger and better. Thank you so much for that!
That brings me to Bree. She’s a fabulous addition to the circle! Aside from her sparkling personality, her soccer skills, her school spirit, she’s a pretty fantastic model, too. Her eyes!! They seem to change color based on her surroundings… Sometimes green. Sometimes blue. So cool! Just check out her awesome session!
If you follow me on instagram, you saw the black and white version of this photo. It’s my favorite photo of the moment. But, I’m totally torn!!! Color? Or Black and white? There’s so much to love about both! I’d love to hear which one is your favorite!
Thank you so much for letting me capture these images! I’m probably going to recruit you for more. Have an amazing senior year!!!
How cute are these two?! And I can’t even begin to talk about her dress. I love it so much!
Since I teased him so much about his GQ photo, I thought I should share it.
Um… Hello…. LOVE this photo!
It’s official. They’re adorable.
Thanks Hetal and Ameya for letting me capture some photos for you!! Best wishes!!
I’m not done editing the session but this photo… made me sigh.
Engagement photos at the Horseshoe
Like I told you in my last post, I’m not good at January. It’s funny to me. I work like a crazy person during warm months then an even crazier person leading up to the holidays. Every year, I get excited about January because I’ll get to relax and do what I want to and blah blah blah. Then, January comes and I’m moping round the house because I want to be out working. I’m ridiculous. Good thing people like me even with all my quirks.
So this year, I’m opting to do something I’ve never done before. In the busy months, I don’t get the opportunity to share ALL my pictures I’m taking. I want to. I really do but when I get busy, blogging goes to the bottom of the list. And please don’t think that I blog my favorites only. That’s really not the case. It’s all about time. If I’ve got it after editing the photos, they go on the blog. My priority is always getting people’s pictures to them asap. So… Let’s share some photos, shall we?
First up… Kelly and Chris!!
Kelly was the AWESOME maid of honor and Megan and Jake’s wedding back in September. Let me tell you. This chick is cool! She was really there for Megan. A few things didn’t go as smoothly as a bride would hope and Kelly was right in there… taking care of business and taking it off the bride’s shoulders. On top of that, she gave a great speech!! So, I was pretty excited to get the chance to be her photographer!! Being a die hard Buckeye, we started and ended at the Shoe.
Ohio State engagement session
How about this? !! I want to play with those ears!!
engagement photos with our dog
Mirror Lake engagement pictures
Ohio State engagement session
Y’all better save the date! Even with no leaves, it’s beautiful at Mirror Lake. Don’t you think?
Ohio State Engagement Session
Ohio State Engagement Session
I CANNOT wait for August! We are going to have SO much fun!!!
I know you know what I mean. It’s so hard to say. You know you should say it but you really don’t want to. You stubbornly deny until… you just can’t deny it any more. You have to face reality. And you say it. You turn to your husband and you say it…
So here I am… In front of all the interwebs saying it. “Andy Keidel, you are RIGHT.”
“What is he right about?”, you ask. He’s right about me. He knows me. After 17 years together and 16 years in business, he knows me. Doesn’t he know that a girl likes to think she can still keep her man guessing? Apparently not. He knows.
You see. It’s January, otherwise known as my down-time, the time of year I get to be a “normal” person with a social life. I get to go watch my kids play sports. My day to day life isn’t consumed with scheduling sessions because Brrrr… It’s January in OHIO! I’m not under any crushing holiday deadlines. I’m not juggling my whole business on the head of a pin. It’s quiet. It’s relaxed. I have a few things, a few manageable things on my to do list. I putter around my house, fixing and cleaning. And you know what?
I’m not good at January. I get a little depressed and a little stir-crazy this time of year. And when I whine to my husband, he says… “You’re better when you’re doing.”
He knows me and he’s right. I’m better when I’m doing.
Hope you’re doing something today that fills your heart and makes you smile.
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.
Look at that smile. THAT is what an in an inappropriate joke will get ya!
GORGEOUS! That’s Michelle… Kim’s maid of honor, best friend and an awesome woman. Yet another awesome high school friend, Tracey, and her two fabulous daughters. SEAN!!! Our handsome groom… Tracey sang during the service. I am so envious of her ability to do that. It’s pretty special to sing at your friend’s wedding. Hot…. Now… It’s time to have a party!!!
Her first dance images were so sweet… Yet more examples as to why I love the first dance. Great night. Right?! Yep… But it’s not over.
We went to the Old Bag of Nails or some libations and a live band! So… the band is The Debits. And… they were AWESOME!! I HIGHLY recommend them! Look at her. This giggly face hasn’t changed much since school. Love her! More high school pals. I think this wedding could be called “Reunion… Light”.
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!!!