Danielle and Jason

Jason and Danielle got married and I was fortunate enough to be their photographer.  It was an absolutely perfect day at The Darby House.  What more could a photographer want?  Sunshine?  Check.  Perfect temperature?  Check.  A gorgeous bride?  Check.  A handsome groom?  Check.  Details to die for?  Check.  A pretty venue?  Check.  Great vendors to work with?  Check.  Pure perfection.

Now, here’s the fun fact.  This was really a destination wedding.  You see, Jason and Danielle just moved here from Arizona.  Let me tell you, Danielle is a pretty awesome girl to leave Arizona weather for our lovely Columbus winters.  Love makes you do crazy things.  :)  Thankfully, our springs/summers look pretty darn good.  Lots of green.

First thing I have to say…  Did you see her shoes????!!!!!

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Alas…  the end of the night was destined to come but they set off in style!wedding-pictures-ohio-darby-house wedding-pictures-ohio-darby-house

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It was an amazing day!!  Thanks so much for letting me be there to capture it!

McD family

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!

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Bree

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!

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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!Senior-Pictures-Dublin-Ohio007A

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Thank you so much for letting me capture these images!  I’m probably going to recruit you for more.  :)  Have an amazing senior year!!!

Hetal and Ameya

How cute are these two?!  And I can’t even begin to talk about her dress.  I love it so much!

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Since I teased him so much about his GQ photo, I thought I should share it. :)

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Thanks Hetal and Ameya for letting me capture some photos for you!!  Best wishes!!

Chris and Kelly’s engagement session

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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.

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Ohio State engagement session

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engagement photos with our dog

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Mirror Lake engagement pictures

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Ohio State Engagement Session

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Engagement Ring!

I CANNOT wait for August!  We are going to have SO much fun!!!

Hard to say

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…

You’re right.

Ugh…

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.

 

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!!