Sunday, September 02, 2012

Turner Family

My cousin Mike and his family live in North Carolina, but during a visit to see family in Ohio this summer I got to photograph them at his parents' house.  We had the perfect day and their pond made the perfect backdrop for summer family photos!  

The Turner family :  Mike, Tricia, Brandon, Catherine, and Mackenzie

David & Kelly | Ottawa Wedding Photography

Kelly & David's wedding was wedding #2 of our wedding-palooza weekend at the end of June.  (I had 2 different cousins get married the same weekend....and I was the photographer for both weddings!).  Kelly was the flower girl in our wedding 18 years ago and I was so excited when she asked me to photograph her own wedding.  

Kelly & David got maried in Ottawa, Ohio and I started pictures bright and early at the salon after only a few hours of sleep following wedding #1.

Kelly was beautiful.....and her dress was simply gorgeous!

The girls - such a fun group of bridesmaids!

I love "just married" photos as they are coming down the aisle....they always look so happy!

We made a few stops between the wedding and reception, including the Hillside Winery in Gilboa, Ohio - such a great place to have some wine and snap some more fun photos!

Kelly had every little detail of her wedding planned out.....and as a result their wedding was absolutely perfect!

First dance .....always one of my favorite moments of the wedding day....

Father/daughter dance.....They started out with the traditional slow dance and then Kelly surprised my uncle by changing the song to "The Twist" - so fun!


Kyle & Emily | Wedding Photography

Kyle and Emily were married in late June and I was so honored to be asked to photograph their wedding.  This was wedding #1 of my wedding palooza weekend.  Kyle is my cousin - who happened to be the ring bearer in my wedding 18 years ago.  He and Emily were married in an outdoor ceremony in Vermillion on the Lake on a perfect summer day!  They chose to see each other before the ceremony and do most of their photos prior to the ceremony.  I love these photos of their first time seeing each other on their wedding day!  

Their first look and most of the pre-ceremony photos took place at Kyle's parents' home on Lake Erie .  It was a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos!

Hello gorgeous bride!  Emily is a photographer's dream.....she just knows how to work the camera!

Kyle didn't do too bad himself!  So handsome!

The guys  (the handsome young man on the far right is my son, Jacob.  Kyle asked him to be an uhser)

And the girls....

 One of my very favorite photos from the day.....taken at the wedding ceremony location

A little fun with the whole wedding party.  Kyle is an OSU fan (as are most of the guys), but Emily (and most of her girls) is from Texas and a Longhorns fan.

I loved all the details of their wedding!  So much creativity and fun little added touches!


Saturday, July 07, 2012

Annie & Ellie | Newborn twin photography

I was so excited to find out my cousin, Lori and her husband Joe were going to be having twin girls and offered to take newborn photos for her.  I travelled to their home in Urbana last week when the twins were 2 weeks old to take their photos.  Of course Jenna tagged along with me!!   They are absolutely perfect and so tiny!  Jenna and I were in baby heaven....there was always a baby to hold and we didn't have to share!    I've already informed Lori that I will be back to take photos soon!  I can't wait to see these two sweet baby girls again!

Elliette Jane (Ellie)

Annika Willow (Annie)

Seriously - does it get any sweeter than this???  ♥

Ellie was wide awake during the first part of the photo session and later fell asleep to cuddle with her sister.

Annie was so sweet and sleepy.  Love how it looks like she has a little grin on her face!

Senior Sessions

McMillen Family | Van Wert, Ohio family photography

I photographed the McMillen family at the request of their daughter Erin.  She wanted a family photo of her parents, siblings, and families to celebrate Father's Day.  What a great gift!  I met them at her parents cute house on Father's Day evening to capture their family together.  

Aaron | Ossian, Indiana baby photography

I have been photographing Aaron's brother Charley since he was 6 months old and was so excited to meet his new baby brother and photograph him as well!!  I met Aaron and his mom, Katie, at their home to photograph Aaron for his 6 month photos.  Aaron was all smiles and so laid back.  He was more than happy to be the center of attention and have his photo taken!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Suzuki Family | Van Wert, Ohio Family Photography

The Suzuki family is one of my favorite families to photograph!  I've had the privilege of photographing them several times over the past few years....and each time is just too fun!  We started this session at their home in Rockford and then drove to Van Wert to finish up. 

Taylor just turned 16 and is getting her license any day!  

Ian just turned 14 and will be entering high school next year.

 And then there's Kade!  This little guy just makes me smile.  His mom wanted to schedule their session ASAP because Kade is missing both his front teeth.  Love that toothless smile!!