Josh & Kayla {Couples}

October 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This sweet couple is celebrating one year of dating soon.  They met in 2015 on a mission trip to Northern Ireland with Teen Missions International.  A friendship began long distance as they are many states away from each other.  More was to happen though and they took the leap to try long distance dating.  It certainly is not for the faint of heart, but they have made it to the one year mark.

While she was visiting us {Josh is my oldest son} we headed out during golden hour to get some updated pictures of the two of them.  They are so cute together.

I loved how the sun came right between them in this image.  I swoon over sunset pictures.

At the end I had them jump... so much laughter as they tried to keep their faces from being weird and timing it right.  I pray they keep God first in their relationship as they move forward.


Brothers {Newborn}

October 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

These boys are extra special to me as they are part of my "rental boy" group.  I babysit them during the day and was honored when Mama asked me to take their pictures.  I take many pictures of them as they are at my house, but doing a session is much different!

Big brother looked so adorable in his suspenders and hat.

Wee one was happy to smile for me to be sure I knew he was just as cute as his big brother!

This shot... well it was all about distraction.  We played big brother's favorite show on the iPad and held it by my camera to get him to lay still for a moment!  

I look forward to watching these boys grow up and become the best of friends!


Caleb {Senior 2017}

September 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I have had the joy of meeting many seniors this summer and have enjoyed each one.  But this senior is extra special to me as he is my son.  When I'm not out meeting with clients, I am a homeschool mom, so I've been a part of his journey to this point since the beginning.  Being a photographer's son comes in handy too as you will see.

We split Caleb's session into three parts starting in a local downtown river front.  This also meant a stop for Bubble Tea after our time, a bonus for this photographer who is in love with the refreshing drinks they serve.  {If you are local to Kent, you must visit Ming's - Strawberry Banana Snow with Strawberry bubbles is my current favorite}.  But back to Caleb ;-)

Next up was quite the adventure.  Caleb has played the piano since he was 7.  It is truly a passion and where he can "be still" when life is getting crazy.  So what is a photographer to do?  She gathers several of his young friends and talks her husband into helping move our piano to a field for sunset pictures.  I think we could have put a tip jar out as we had many stop and enjoy the mini concert he put on while I took pictures.

Finally, we went to one of his favorite places.  This seems odd to most, but we visited the "Volvo Graveyard".  You see his Dad purchased an old Volvo years ago which sparked Caleb's next love - cars and Volvo's.  They worked on that car together {and often hehe} and this place is owned by the Volvo Doctor, as he is called, who often helped them solve the newest issue.  We enjoyed finding various cars to use in the pictures as he told us what they were or interesting details on the car itself.

It is hard to believe I have graduated two of my children so far.  Looking forward to seeing where Caleb's next step is as he figures out his future! God has big plans for you young man!


Little D {One Year}

September 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This little man was amazing to work with recently.  He was full of smiles and happy to have all the attention!  I just love the excitement in his eyes and those sweet new teeth.  Hard to believe my teens were once this size!

He turned one and needed some pictures to mark that special occasion.  After a few seated shots I let him loose in the grass to explore and laugh.  What a blessing he is to his family!  Happy birthday Little D!


Rachel {Senior 2018}

September 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This session was an adventure.  She asked for an urban look so we headed into downtown Akron to see what we could find.

The circular stairs are always a great stop.  Amazing light from the windows and all that white reflecting even more all around us.

Of course, one can not go downtown without picking an alley to head into and see what you can find.  From antique windows to metal stairs that have long been used it is one place after another to grab a shot or two!

I enjoyed roaming with Rachel and her mom as we hunted for more spots.  I actually grew up with her Dad and aunt making the time a walk down memory lane was we caught up with how our lives have changed.  

You can see the rest of her session in her gallery... part 2 coming soon as we visit a local park when the fall leaves begin to turn.

 

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