Milestone Mini

I got to see one of my sweet newborns this weekend.... he is already 6 months old!  Lindsay and I have 2 kids the same age, so when she added a third to the mix, I pretty much stared at her in complete awe.  Needless to say, we started our session with Starbucks in hand :)

Mitchell is the sweetest baby, and can't wait to join his big brother and sister in all of their playing. He loves smiling at his momma, rolling around, and playing with his sweet baby feet.

Can't wait to see you in a couple months!!!  


Newborn Lifestyle- Baby W

As soon as I stepped into this home and met the momma, I knew that a lifestyle session was perfect for her! She was home for less than 24 hours... they just brought baby brother home to his older sisters.  I encouraged her to put her feet up and relax as I worked!  Getting thrown right into reality is so exciting- but hard.  My goal is to make the session as easy as possible on the families. 

After viewing her gallery she wrote "I love these!  I am so happy with how they turned out.  That day was very stressful with it being our first day home.... but you made the experience enjoyable.  Thank you so much!" Mission accomplished!!


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Lifestyle Session- S Family

I had the chance to work with a brand new family this past weekend.  We met at the park in stunning weather, and saw no fewer than 11 other photographers.  Literally.  

Not going to lie... I had to take some deep breaths and remember "community over competition." I'm so grateful that I have such amazing clients pick me!! I promise to keep working hard to make sure you get gorgeous images + and have a great experience.

Speaking of gorgeous....


Hello, Spring

So, I may have worked really hard at embracing Winter..... but my heart is about to burst at the thought of Spring. You guys, it's supposed to be 65 on Saturday.  I'll probably lay out. 

It's around this time of year that I dream up all kinds of outdoorsy plans.  I'll suddenly have a green thumb, and will grow all of our summer food.  I will plant beautiful flowers that the deer won't eat.  I will weed daily.  

Chances are none of those things will happen. But something I can look forward to this year- with confidence that I'll actually follow through?  Stunning Spring photos.  

Longer hours in the day.... golden hour sunsets... warm enough temps to get some kiddos outside. I need this, for so many reasons. 

Spring Mini Sessions have been announced:

April 29, 2017.  Brecksville, OH.  20 minute session, 5 edited digital images.  $100.

And because I'm so giddy about Spring, I'm adding a free printable.  Time to add some color. 

It's almost here, friends. 

Lifestyle Session- WP

How do you celebrate a 1 year old who loves to read?  At the library, of course!! Little W let his personality shine while we played in the children's area of the Parma Library last weekend.  He is about the cutest thing ever- and makes his parents super happy.  So thankful that I was able to spend some time with them!


Lifestyle Session- RFV

After <impatiently> waiting 3 months, I was finally able to meet my dear friend's daughter.  They came and stayed with us while on their way to visit family in Toledo.  We didn't have nearly enough time together, but were able to manage to fit an adorable session in.  Can't wait to get my hands on this precious girl again!!



Ava's 1st Birthday

Something I've learned over the past few years is the importance of being present.  Living in the moment, especially when little eyes are watching you.  Being a photographer makes it hard to be present in special occasions.... I am tempted to usually pick up my camera, instead of really focusing on the memories that are being made. 

I've found that I'm not alone in this struggle.  Parents want to document milestones, but actually want to be part of those moments as well.  Hiring a photographer at special events is a great way to be able to enjoy your day, and have your memories captured as well.  

I had the chance to do a lifestyle session with little Miss Ava last week.  It gave her parents the chance to soak in all of the love that surrounded their precious girl as they celebrated her 1st birthday.  I was honored to be part of their day.  


Peters Family Lifestyle Session

I had the chance to have breakfast at the Peters' house last week.  Becky and I have known each other since we were 12.   We've gone through school years together, relationships, good memories, and bad.  Now we have the chance to go through motherhood together (as neighbors!) 

I very specifically told Becky to not do anything out of the ordinary when I came over.  PJ's, messy hair, chaotic kids... all were welcome.  She and Scott recently brought baby #3 home, so she didn't fight me on my request :)  

After warming up, the kids were pretty unfazed at me just following them around with the camera.  It gave me the chance to take some pretty cool photos in their comfort zone.  

After editing and sending some of the photos to Becky, she sent me a text that meant the world to me. 

"This one is making me cry. You captured Charlie to a T."

My first lifestyle session was a success.