MILES OF SMILES

August 21st, 2018

I had never met this precious family before this evening. What I witnessed during this session and when I think about it still, brings me almost to tears. I met this Mom and Dad who adopted this beautiful little soul at birth into their loving home, arms and heart. You know how sometimes you not only witness something but you also feel it too? That’s what happened. I could feel the love spilling over. Miles is the happiest little boy I’ve ever met. He is so sweet, tender and so so SO well loved. It wasn’t my job at this point, it was my pleasure and joy to document one year of Miles’ life and one year as a little family. What a beautiful love I got to photograph. Nothing but a true gift. Thank you family! And isn’t his nickname just the cutest?????

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It’s A Girl!!

August 14th, 2018

After photographing their wedding and two boys later, they are finally having a girl! When we talked through this session the big pink ballon we knew would be our focus…. wouldn’t you know when I pulled up and started unloading… the balloon popped!! Change o’ plan! We needed that balloon!!! I ran to get another before we lost the beautiful sun. Thankfully, with Chick-fil-A’s help, 🙂 the kids were happy even though we had a 45 min delay. I was back with another balloon and we spent time documenting this exciting milestone… a baby girl… so excited for you guys!
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Melissa & Bernie Married at the Catawba Island Club

July 27th, 2018

These two…

 

Their vows…

 

Melissa and Bernie could not stop smiling all day. Two very genuine people, saying their I do’s at Catawba Island Club, where this spot means so much.  The boat where some of the pictures were taken in front of was named after Melissa’s mother, Sue. She was definitely there in thought and spirit.

These two have known each other for 5 years and met at a mutual friend’s wedding. The evening was spent trying to set up one-on-one time for them on the dance floor. Well, it worked! Here they are 5 years later, dancing their wedding night away.

I could not have asked for a kinder, more sincere (and obviously, gorgeous) couple to photograph.  Thank you for welcoming us on your wedding day!

*A big shout out to my girl Coll,  at Colleen Schmidt Photography for assisting me!

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I can’t even

July 24th, 2018

There’s this phrase that’s said a lot around here lately. “I CAN’T EVEN!” is exclaimed regarding sweet little babies, new life events and even an obsessive amount of childrens clothing we are collecting… AND it was said again for this session. I adore these two… this mommy/son duo. They are full of love and I hardly had to do anything but document because all they did was love on each other. We spent part of the time at Maumee Bay in the grass and the other on the water. I can’t pick a favorite. Thank you, you two. It was more than a joy.

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Always Be Brave

July 20th, 2018

When we find out that Carter and Emmett are coming to the studio again, we literally celebrate. JEM loves these little boys not only because they are so fun and adorable with SO MUCH personality, but because they have been through a lot. Carter has a rare auto inflammatory disease called Hyer IgD. It causes inflammation and systemic damage. It makes it hard to tolerate eating sometimes. Then he also has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disease that causes intestinal dysmotility. He has some other diagnoses but those are the main ones. This strong, superhero of a little boy, also has two tubes in his belly for feeding, nourishment… and now has a colostomy bag as well. I love the shirts these boys are wearing and I love the POSITIVE vibe that the whole family brings with them. The shirts – “Always Be Brave”, “A Little Kindness can Change Everything”, “My Bro is my HERO”. Stay strong and keep fighting Carter. You are one in a million and such a bright spot in this world! JEM loves you and your brother!
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