This precious family are the Carmanys. They are dear friends of mine. I met Laura in a Mom’s group, which we still attend together, at our church four years ago. We instantly connected because my Liam and her Josiah were close to the same ages. Then, we both got pregnant again at the same time with Charlotte and Nate. Josiah just started Kindergarten as did Liam. It is so cute watching the kiddos grow up together. I count myself lucky to have such a sweet friend who is going through life at the same stage as I am.
Matt and Laura are also the proud owners of The Wholesome Hive. Matt is in charge of the beekeeping part of the business. And Laura has developed a line of high-quality, body and home care products. She has created these products from their honey, beeswax and other all natural ingredients. I love their products! Especially the lip balm. Check it out via the link above.
For the Carmanys session I wanted to use their love of honey making as a part of telling their family’s personal story. All the “props” used in the session are personal items from the family. I wanted to let their family’s personality shine. And by capturing the genuine love and affection they have for each other I think I have.
This is Macy. She is a senior from Malvern High School.
We had such a beautiful evening for her session at Sippo Lake. The mosquitoes thought it was a nice place to be as well! Thankfully Macy’s mother Trisha remembered to bring the spray.
Macy is so sweet and polite. And Trisha is a kindergarten teacher. With my son starting kindergarten that next week we had a lot to talk about. It was such a pleasure working with these two lovely ladies.
This lovely young lady is Ari. She is from North Canton, OH and the youngest of five beautiful sisters! Ari is very talented artist and musician. She is also on the cross country running team.
Ari was such a dream to work with. She is so incredibly sweet. She also was very confident and did a lot of the posing all on her own. I told her she has a second career as a model!
I had so much fun with her and her mother Lisa during her session. At the end of every session I try and squeeze in one last photo of the senior and her mother. They look so cute together!
Meet the lovely Alexis! She is an incredibly sweet young lady I’ve known a long time. She looked absolutely gorgeous for her senior session! I loved her personal style. And we were blessed with a beautiful evening for her session!
On February 18th I had the privilege of photographing the Summit Bridal Show for Dayna Yurkovich. She is the lovely owner of Event Day Marketing. This was the third event I had worked with her and it is always such a pleasure! Event’s come and go and a lot of work goes into them. So if you have an event, think about hiring a professional photographer to capture all the details. It is great resourse material for your website and for marketing purposes. Here are some of the highlights of some of the fun vendors and activities. Event Day Marketing’s bridal shows always have fabulous professional models and dancers on stage which really liven up the party! It is so much fun to be a part of this event.
Meet Casey and Tyler. They were possibly the most fun-loving couple I’ve photographed to date! I loved all the details of their wedding that made it so them! Note all the super hero paraphernalia! And their first look was definitely the sweetest I’ve ever seen! Tyler’s reaction was priceless. You can tell how much love they share! Thank you for allowing me to share in your big day!
Wedding Venue: Parkside Church in Green
Reception Venue: Hartville Kitchen
Bridal Attire: Lavender Bridal
Cake, cupcakes, or dessert: Hartville Kitchen
DJ or musician: DJ Crew
Florist: Flowers by Pat
Hairstylist & Makeup artist: Chrissy Smith
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Ben Walters
Photo Booth: Black Tie Entertainment
Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse
Favors: St Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Meet Jamie and Timothy Diss. This beautiful couple was married October 8th 2016. They chose the newly build Storybook Barn in Canal Fulton, OH as their wedding and reception location. This was my first time shooting there and it was a wonderful location. It is always so nice and much more relaxing for the couple when there is only one location for the day. They were also very lucky that it was a sunny and warm day for October. It couldn’t have gone better. And Jamie and Tim were such a wonderful couple to work with. They were so laid back. And they had such a sweet group of family and friends. It is always so nice when even as a vendor everyone tries to include you in the celebration. It was such a pleasure to work with you Jamie and Tim and I wish you the very best!
I loved how this little pony decided to come over to the fence right before the wedding started to watch everyone.
Looking back at 2016 I wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the wonderful seniors and their families I’ve had the privilege of working with. As always, at the end of every session I was feel very blessed with each and everyone of my seniors and their families. The very best part of my job getting to build a relationship so many incredible families.
Senior sessions is always get a little emotional. While parents watch their child’s session they tend to reminisce about them as a small child and without fail tell me to enjoy every moment with my kids as they, “Grow up way too fast!” It is a very special moment that I get to witness and share with these families.
Without further ado, here are some of my favorite senior images for the past year….
This adorable little lumber jack is my precious four-year-old son Liam. Every year on my children’s half birthdays I like to have a stylized session with them.
It is so nice when your children get a little older when it comes to photographing them. I remember last year when we had a tepee session he only game me ten minutes before he was done. This year he was all into it. He was even suggesting some of his own poses and gave me the cutest smiles!
After photographing clients during the week it is a challenge for me to feel motivated to photograph my own children. But I am always so thankful after I do. Especially when they are cute as this! (Sorry, I know I’m biased.)
I had the wonderful privilege of photographing Elizabeth and Mark Hilton’s wedding. They were married on September 24th at Jackson Friends Church. But I started my day at Mark’s house photographing the guys. They were running a little behind that day, as typical weddings go. Then, we headed to the church. It was so sweet to see how much love was showered on Elizabeth from her family as she was preparing for the wedding and throughout the day. Family seemed to be such a huge part of their lives. It was especially fun to see family members from Armenia who came to attend the wedding. Some hadn’t been here in twenty years! The wedding went smoothly except for the adorably dramatic show from the ring bear. Their reception was at The Walsh Barrett Center. The campus was gorgeous and provided so much photographic opportunity. And then it was off to party! And this family sure can party! Literately everyone was on the dance floor. Including one relative in her 90’s having the time of her life. It was the cutest thing. And the reception really picked up when Elizabeth’s father came out and played with his Armenian band. I was having so much fun I was sad to leave! Mark and Elizabeth have such a wonderful life ahead of them. You can see how much love they share. I wish them the very best! And I want to thank them once again for choosing me to be a part of their big day!