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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That light… this family…

July 9th, 2018

We enjoyed an evening together. After photographing their wedding, now 3 kids later, I got the pleasure of photographing them again. There was music, laughing, dancing, tandem bikes (what?!?) and some beautiful family love. Jason (Dad) plays guitar out and about in the Toledo area and also on Sundays at Cedar Creek church… he is TaLENtEd! It was a joy LaPorte family!

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Brittany and Jason Expecting

March 27th, 2018

Getting an email from a past bride regarding a maternity session is one of my all time favorite emails. Brittany and Jason have been PATIENTLY waiting for the arrival of their new baby girl. In the meantime, Brittany has perfected Kinessa’s nursery with her personal touch. We love photographing maternity sessions…especially in the comfort of your home. Oh, and if you can’t tell…they love their dogs!

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