Saturday, December 18, 2010

Season Ender....

Jacob's goal all year has been to make the 7th grade basketball team....and he was so excited when he found out that he made it. He knew that his playing time would be limited, but he was so excited to be a part of the team and was looking forward to the opportunity to improve. Unfortunately, his basketball season ended on Wednesday night. During a drill during practice, another player came down on his ankle, resulting in breaks in 2 different spots on his right ankle.
He got a temporary splint at the ER on Wednesday, and the following day had a hard cast put on at his orthopedic doctor appointment. He has been in a lot of pain and has been pretty down about not being able to play basketball. The last few days have been pretty rough and I'm hoping his pain level starts to improve soon. It's not easy to watch your child suffer and not be able to do anything about it.

Please keep Jacob in your thoughts and prayers. He has another ortho appointment on Wednesday to get more x-rays. At that point we will find out if he has to have surgery or not. He is trying to deal with the pain as well as low energy and the "why me" questions. He knows this is going to be a slow recovery process and I'm hoping he can remain patient and try to keep a positive attitude.

Showing off his "get well gifts" - a new VW basketball sweatshirt from Coach Froelich and Coach Bagley and a bell (to call me when he needs me) from Grandpa Covey. I'm a fan of the sweatshirt....not so sure about the bell though!

Showing off signatures from his 7th grade basketball team and other family and friends...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Suzuki Family

The Suzuki family is one of my favorite families to photograph (and yes...they are related to the family in the previous post. Ty and Matt are brothers). I have been taking photos of Meah since she was teeny-tiny and then started taking photos of her baby brother, Cohen when he was born last fall. I always have so much fun taking pictures of them...and this time was no different. Tami suggested we take photos at the farm where her dad grew up. I instantly fell in love with the location and all the fun spots we could use. The temperature was a little colder than we would have liked...but after rescheduling twice (once for a tornado warning!!), we toughed it out and got some great photos!!

I love taking photos of Meah. She has the best little personality and is always dressed too cute! She talks a mile a minute and always has lots to share with me!

Cohen has grown so much since our session last spring. He did a great job considering how cold it was!

This photo reminds me of one I took of Meah when she was about this age.

This "pose" was all Meah's idea....and I LOVE how it turned out!

Suzuki Family

I have photographed the Suzuki kids a couple times, but this time I got to take photos of the whole family. Cindy asked if I would be willing to meet at their home in Rockford and then drive to a covered bridge in Indiana. Of course I said yes!! I love when clients suggest locations - especially awesome ones like this covered bridge. We had to reschedule due to nasty weather and a tornado warning - but we finally got a beautiful fall evening for our session!

They have 3 kids - Taylor, Ian and Kade. They were so much fun ....which made my job pretty easy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pittner Family | Family Photography

I love when I can combine a trip home to visit my parents with a photo session....especially when it's with the Pittner family. I have photographed them several times before, and I think the boys just get cuter and cuter each time. Last time I took photos of them, Benjamin was just a little baby - but this time he was toddling around and ready to go!

THANKS Pittner family for taking time out of your busy Saturday to meet me for photos. It's always so fun to take pictures of your family and see your cute boys again!

Fleming Family | Van Wert Photography

OH - IO!!
In October I met the Fleming family - all decked out in scarlet and grey - for family photos. I couldn't have asked for better weather....or a better family to photograph. THANKS Fleming family for asking me to photograph your family!!

I loved the kids take on the OHIO pose - perfect!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Metzger Family

On Halloween weekend I photographed the Metzger family. They live in Cincinnati, and we had scheduled a photo session for that weekend with hopes of a sunny, fall day. Unfortunately, the weather was not real cooperative and we ended up with a cold, windy morning for a photo session. It took a little while for Adelyn and Renee to get comfortable with me....but once they did they were all smiles and bright eyes! I know they had some cute outfits on under their coats, hats, and mittens that I never got to see...but I really loved the how the photos of them all bundled up turned out!

THANKS Metzger family for coming to Van Wert and braving the weather for your photos. Next time we'll have to schedule a summer session!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bolton Family

Meet the Bolton Family! I took photos of Shay and Riley last year on a very cold and dreary day. This year was much warmer and sunnier when we met up for family photos. We started with a few photos of the four of them together, and then focused on the kids. Riley wasn't too sure he wanted his photo taken...but he ended up doing a great job. Shay is truly a photographer's dream. She is all about pictures and posing and is so easy to work with.