I adore them...their energy...their love for each other. Each photoshoot we have I love even more than the last. Playing with these two was perfection...all while trying to catch a glimpse of who they are, how they feel, what their giggle looks like. This is a family. A beautiful, loving, real family. Was it all giggles and smiles...certainly not...no day with little kids is...but so much of it was. Watching L+J play with their kiddos melts my heart. Spinning, running. tickling, holding hands and even reassuring hugs when big sister was worn out. I cannot thank you enough L family. I feel honored to have photographed your babies as babies...and their personalities as they grown and change each year.
Chagrin Falls Family Photographer || Greater Cleveland Area
Spring Is Here! Family + Pet Session
When mom contacted me saying that they would like a family session, especially with their beloved dog who is ill, I let her know that I am no pet expert but she was still completely in. I loved this backyard session. Their baby girl has been in front of my camera before during my school portraits, so there was a comfort there between us. The first time I photographed her I could barely get a smile...shy and sweet...and reserved. And the last time I photographed her that beautiful fun personality came shining through...and today, I got to see the fun confident little girl she is when mom and dad are by her side. Thank you, guys...I feel so honored that you chose me!
Chagrin Falls, Ohio Family Photographer
This is family. This is what it feels like to be a part of this family. They are beautiful, loving, and happy...oh so very happy. You can feel it the moment you walk in the door. Lifestyle in-home sessions hold such a special place in my heart. This is where I truly get to be a storyteller. I get to capture what it feels like and looks like to be part of their family...in this moment in time. Because let's face it, the moments go by so quickly...and the everyday moments are what want to remember. You'll remember your trip to the Beach or your holiday traditions...but to remember the everyday...that is something completely special. What did it feel like to squeeze together in her bed each night reading books or play My Little Pony on the living room floor...what did it feel like to watch her dance on her stage or tickles and coffee and babies in diapers in their mama's arms? Take a look at these images, and you will know.
Thank you for letting me be your historian this day.
telling their story
This shoot was a year in the making, so to speak. They contacted me last fall when I was completely booked but this year they were first on my list. Such sweet boys...all I wanted to do is bring out their personalities. The oldest...imaginative, adventurous...curios. The youngest...takes his time to warm up, but that smile. It was worth the jokes and silliness to bring it out. But more than anything, I enjoyed telling their story...who their family is at this moment in time.
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Being a part of it for an afternoon
They are near and dear to my heart. They have been with me since the beginning. Since Little L was just a baby just barely sitting up. And this session was certainly my favorite. We ran, we played. The girls laughed and showed every little part of their personalities. That's what gets me everytime. When I think, maybe, just maybe, I was able to capture a piece of their smiles and personalities so that one day they will look back on these pictures and remember not only what their glowing smiles looked like, but also how it felt to be a kid. And I only hope that K+M look at these pictures and see their family the way that I see them. Thank you, over and over and over again, for letting me be a part of it for an afternoon.
Chagrin Falls Family Photographer
In your backyard
Their session was timed perfectly at the peak of the beautiful fall foliage. I love a backyard session. There is a connection to the places and ways they already play together. There is a familiarity that sets the kids (and even the parents) at ease. They chased each other, caught the kids in mid air, even captured an image with their fur babies. Thank you so much for inviting me into your home...it was an honor.
If you're two, you get to call the shots :)
I have been photographing this beautiful blondie since she was just a tiny newborn snuggled in her parents arms. Now, she is an exploring, curious two-year-old. How I tell you, how, did the time go so quickly? Her mama and daddy are smitten with her (and why wouldn't they be). And as two-year-olds go, she had her own plans in mind as to what she was down for. What impressed me so much is how daddy and mama just went with the flow. You know, as a parent, that is so hard to do. But if there is one thing I know for sure, if there is a 2 year tot in the session...you know who's the boss. And I think that's kinda what I love about this age...letting them take the lead and seeing their little personalities shine through. Thank you W family...for trusting me with your sweet moments and choosing me to document your story.
Strongsville Family Photographer | Chagrin Falls Family Photographer
Celebrating more than an anniversary
On their anniversary, they spent their morning with me...and their beautiful babies, documenting the family they have created together. I watched them with their baby girl, only weeks after becoming parents for the first time. I watched them love her, their gentleness...the way they held her. And as I watched L&J with their kiddos this day...the calm way they talk with them, the patience they had...even when all she wanted to do was play...they are still those same amazing loving parents I met 3 years ago.
Their children are happy incredible little people. They laughed and ran and adventured. This is what family is all about. So happy anniversary you two. Be proud of the couple-family-parents you have become. Thanks for choosing me these past few years, to document your journey.
Chagrin Falls Family Photographer | Chagrin Falls Ohio
Cleveland Family Photographer | Strongsville Ohio
We met when our littles were in preschool together, and now we are friends. When she asked me to take their family photos this fall, I was truly honored. The morning of the shoot it was drizzling and quite a mess...and we almost cancelled it, but then the clouds parted, things dried a bit and made way for our photo session. My favorite part of a session is the moment when we have all our shots...and just get to play. The playing pictures are always some of my favorites..that's when they cut loose and do what kids do best...run, explore and laugh.
Strongsville Family Photographer
Cleveland Family Photographer
They are so dear to me. Our boys are buddies and at one time, we could walk through the back yard and to their backdoor, but new adventures and family took them out of state. We miss them so. It's one of those friendships that are easy and relaxed...you can be yourself. On our trip to visit them, we did a quick mini session to update their family photos.
We sure do miss you guys.
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