Alyssa + Oliver’s Engagement Session – Canton, OH Wedding Photographer

Baby, I’m dancing in the dark, with you between my arms
Barefoot in the grass, listening to our favorite song
I have faith in what I see
Now I know I have met an angel in person
And she looks perfect, no I don’t deserve this
You look perfect tonight

| Ed Sheeran |

This is Alyssa and Oliver! And they were so perfect together. Alyssa is sweet and lighthearted. And Oliver constantly had a smile on his face and was trying his hardest to keep Alyssa laughing the whole night. They are so sweet together. You can tell how much they love each other. Alyssa and Oliver have a wedding set for next spring. They were excited to get their engagement session taken to get their save the date’s cards in the mail.

I find it is so much easier for all of us on the wedding day if there was an engagement session taken. We get to know one another and I help my couples realize that getting your photos taken can be enjoyable and even fun! So when the wedding day comes, we are like old friends and the chemistry is so much richer for those  wedding day photos. For this reason I am now offering complementary engagement sessions to all my wedding packages. This way a bride doesn’t have to choose and we can connect before the big day.

Without further ado here is this gorgeous couple’s session in downtown Canton, OH.

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Dave’s Head Shot Session – Louisville, OH Head Shot Photographer

This is Dave Salewsky of VR Services LLC. Dave contacted me to have professional head shots taken for his Linked In page.  It makes such a difference when you use professional head shots for your business social media pages.  It instantly makes you stand out and look professional. My Business Head Shot Sessions are very affordable. For $75 you can choose three, web-ready, digital files from your session. Then, you can directly add them to your Facebook, Twitter Linked In or Job Search pages. The sessions only take 15 minutes and are at my studio in Louisville, OH. For more information feel free to call or text 330-704-3481 or info@breaunahughes. com.

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Michaiah’s Senior Session – McKinley Park, Canton Ohio Photographer

This beautiful young lady is my youngest sister Michaiah. I have been photographing her for nine years since the beginning of my business. She has always been so willing to let me practice posing. So now she is an expert model.

Michaiah graduated school a year early. She is currently going to school for an Occupational Therapist Assistant. She is a very hard worker filling her extra time as an at home health care provider.

 I am so very proud of her. I was 12 when she was born. So I have watched her grow up and turn into a beautiful young women. She was always my little buddy who has grown up to now one of my best friends. She is so loyal and dedicated in everything she does.

I love you Michaiah and I wish all the best to you in this new journey.

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Brian + Kalie’s Engagement Session – Cuyahoga Falls National Park – Virginia Kendall Cliffs

“Take me into your loving arms
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
Maybe we found love right where we are.”

Brian and Kalie were the lucky winners of my Facebook Engagement Session Giveaway in January. Being that Brian lives in New Jersey and Kalie in Columbus we thought it might be a challenge to get them together. Thankfully, the first date we picked out worked!  It was a bit chilly, but beautiful with a gorgeous sunset. You don’t get that lucky in Ohio in March very often.

Brian and Kalie met in college in New Jersey. Then, Brian went on to become a pitcher for the Minnesota Twin for several years. Now he is back finishing up school. And Kalie is almost finished with Veterinarian school and ready to start her internship in Florida soon.

This was my first time shooting at Virginia Kendall Cliffs in Cuyahoga Falls National Park. Even though it is about an hour from Louisville it was definitely worth the drive. We are so lucky to have a National Park so close to home! I was looking at a map the other day and the next nearest National Park is Shenandoah in Virginia.  My family and I love to take advantage of this and we have been trying to take summer trips to hike the whole park a little bit at a time.

When I suggested the Virginia Kendall they were all for it. And Brian and Kalie were such good sports about all the hiking. The trails were a little muddy. And the snow was unexpected.  But it made for very beautiful photos.

It was such a pleasure working with this couple. They were so sweet and easy to work with.

Brian and Kalie, I wish you the very best in your exciting new life together.

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The Little Librarian – Charlotte’s Childhood Session – Sippo Lake Library- Massillon, OH

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.

-Agatha Christie

This sweet little three and a half year old is my daughter Charlotte. Every half year between my children’s birthdays I try and have a styled session with them. I have had this “Little Librarian” session planned for weeks. But due to sickness we had to wait a couple of months. But the perk to waiting is that when we shot this session last Tuesday it was 71 degrees! So we even got a few of Charlotte running and playing outside, which I love. Because basically that is what childhood is all about, being carefree and playful.

Styled Childhood Sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot. It is fun to add the element of creativity to a basic Childhood Session. This also provides a fun activity for the child and holds their attention longer. If you think you might be interested in a session feel free to contact me. I would love to match your session to fit the special personality of your child.

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Dente Family

This lovely family are the Dentes.  They are very sweet family friends. My son Liam and their Gavin were in Sunday School, Preschool and on the same soccer team last year. So we got to see a lot of them which was so fun.

They took advantage of my mini sessions last November. You can’t tell, but it was under 30 degrees! The beautiful sunset that evening made up for the cold temperatures.

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The Connon Family

This sweet little family are the Connons.  They took advantage of my mini session weekend this past October. This is the first time I got to meet little Valentina. She was a little unsure about the crazy lady with stuffed animals on her head taking her pictures! Her older brother Bear and sister Isa were so sweet to their little sister. They remind me so much of my three being so close to the same ages. And Jon and Erin are always so sweet and such a pleasure to work with. Such a beautiful family.

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Higginbotham Family Session

“It’s not what you have in life, but who we have in our life that matters”

–Author Unknown

This is the Higginbotham Family: Matt, Stephanie, Brady and Mikayla.  This family is very close acquaintance of mine. I was so honored when they chose me to photograph them.

Stephanie asked for a family session as a Christmas present. We were very lucky with a warm 38 degree evening to capture this winter session right before Christmas.

And I love how Stephanie ordered enough prints to make gallery walls in different rooms in her home. What a wonderful way decorate her home!

 It was such a pleasure working with this sweet family.

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Brody + Melinda

I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine – Oceans by Hillsong

This beautiful song was played while Melinda’s father walked her down the aisle. It was so touching how Melinda and Brody made Christ the center of their ceremony. Their faith was very evident in their kindness toward others and their love for each other.

The attention to detail was impeccable at the Phillips wedding. They chose the gorgeous The Barn on Enchanted Acres as their venue. It was a perfect choice for that kind of day. It was 11 degrees as a high for their day! So it was so nice to have the preparation, ceremony and reception all in one location.

The snow blew all morning and afternoon. But as soon as we went out to take pictures the orange sun peeked though the clouds. It was so such a lovely touch to a beautiful day for these two.

 

Bridal Attire: Toula’s Bridal (Bride) RenzRags (Etsy Shop, Bridesmaids)

Cake, cupcakes, or dessert: Litty’s Bakery

DJ or musician: Steve Anderson

Florist: Silk Worm Florist

Hairstylist & Makeup artist: Danielle Glenn (Hair) Evan Monticelli (Make up)

Tuxedo: Joseph A Bank

Favors: Chocolates by Erin

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The Carmany Family – Louisville, OH

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.

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