Elijah’s Wild One 1st Birthday Session and Cake Smash – Louisville OH Photographer

I’ve photographed Elijah several times over his first year so it was such a privilege to photograph his 1st birthday as well. Elijah’s session is the cutest I’ve ever photographed to date. His mother Debbie handmade each of these items pictured. I couldn’t believe what a wonderful job she did making and planning everything.  The cake was make by my favorite baker Diane Blandford of Sweet Tooth Treats here in Louisville.

Elijah gave us quite a show during his cake smash (or should I say not cake smash). He refused to taste his cake. Debbie had to put puffs into the cake just so we could get one picture of him eating a little icing. He didn’t even want to get his little hands dirty either. The session ended in tears but it was very entertaining for us adults. Hopefully this was good practice for him so he will actually eat his first birthday cake at his party. 😉

Happy Birthday big boy!

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Elizabeth and Mark’s Engagement Session – Canton OH Photographer

This classy, beautiful couple are Elizabeth Joseph and Mark Hilton. They will be tying the knot on September 24th, 2016. They are a very sweet and very active couple.

Mark is a Sales Engineer and frequently travels to Germany for his job. But when he is home he and Elizabeth are huge fitness buffs and love working out together. He also loves to cook. Fun Fact: They were friends for seven years before he proposed to her! Elizabeth has a background in fashion and runs the Mainstream Boutique in North Canton with her sister Rebecca Paliswat. It is a really cool boutique! Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/MainstreamBoutiqueNorthCanton

They had many ideas for their unique engagement session. It was a bit of a challenge to fit it all in, but I love a good challenge! We started out at Cuyahoga Falls River Square. Then we headed to the Metro Gorge Falls. I love taking portraits in the Mary Campbell cave. Such beautiful quality of light and fantastic texture on the walls. Then we rushed home, picked up their sweet little dog Nellie and headed over to Sippo Lake Park. All the shots taken at Sippo were Elizabeth’s idea and it work out beautifully. She arrange for the bike rental from Ernie’s Bike shop. I love the vintage inspired design of the bikes. She also wanted to have some fun photos of them swinging on the playground. They were so cute and pulled off playful and romantic all at the same time. Then we drove over to the docks with Nellie and squeezed the last few photos of them with the sun setting over the lake. It was a perfect session with perfect weather and an even more perfect couple. Elizabeth and Mark are very sweet and I can’t wait to photograph their special day!

Credits

North Canton Mainstreet Boutique: https://www.facebook.com/MainstreamBoutiqueNorthCanton

Ernie’s Bike Shop: http://www.erniesbikeshop.com/

Little Chicago Clothing Co: http://littlechicagoclothing.com/

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The LaForest-Wheeler Family Photo Session – Akron, OH – F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

These incredibly sweet people are the LaForest and Wheeler families. More than half of this family traveled from Michigan to make this family session. We met at the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron, OH. This was my first time shooting at this location. It was gorgeous! There are gardens, hiking trails and a nature center. I would like to go back with my family and visit.

We met early in the morning and were afraid that we were going to get rained out.  But thankfully we got lucky! I was so impressed by all of these kiddos. Although they were typical energetic toddlers, they listened very well. Photographing five children age three and under together could prove to be challenging. But despite the fact that I got a good workout that morning, they were fantastic. It was such a pleasure getting to meet and work with this family!

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Tiffanie and Noah – Family Photography – Cuyahoga Falls, OH

It was such a pleasure to work with this beautiful little family, Tiffanie and Noah. They are both so sweet! Noah, who was quite the little charmer, is turning five. It was such a fun session. I was excited about this new location at Cuyhoga Falls as well. It was perfect!

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