Easton | Newly Born

This sweet boy decided to make his grand arrival almost three weeks early!! (Second baby this year for me that has come three weeks early!- So i'm naturally going to say its because they are excited to be getting their photos taken by me! ha! ) I'm sure momma didn't mind having three extra weeks to snuggle this little peanut! Thankfully he was healthy! 

Easton has the cutest little features and a beautiful big sister that absolutely adores him! Much more so than she does getting her photos taken!! Momma brought a few hats with her that were so cute! I loved his Easton hat! Hoping to see more of this beautiful family in the future!! 

Enjoy some of my favorites from Easton's newborn session! 

Mr. & Mrs. Mathias | Married

I don't know if we could of had a more beautiful day. The sun was shining, but it wasn't overly hot, or too cold. It was a day filled with a lot of emotions, lots of smiles, a day a dream came true and a prayer was answered. 

I've only known Gabrielle for a few years, but instantly realized how incredibly sweet and genuine she was. I think one of the reasons I have loved so many of my couples this year is because I see so much of Kenny & I in them. Have I mentioned recently how much I LOVE what I do?!

They got married on Gabrielle's grandparents property, a place that without a doubt means a great deal to her. It was perfect. It was awesome to see everyone working together to get things perfect, to see people relaxing on the porch while there was still some hustle and bustle going on. It was definitely a bittersweet day for Gabrielle and some of her family, you could see the emotions, you could feel that their was a hole, a little something missing. Her Grandpa. I know how much he means to Gabe, and I know how much she was missing him. I also know he was there- you could feel it. All the missing pieces seemed to be wrapped up by all the love that surrounded Gabrielle & Tyson, so many amazing family and friends were there to celebrate the love that Gabrielle & Tyson share!! 

I am honored to be apart of their celebration, and just beyond happy for these two!! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and lots of Gabrielle laughs (because they are the best!!). 

Enjoy some of my favorites from their day! 

 

Myriah & Justin

These two! They remind me so much of Kenny & myself, we share so many similarities (football teams, ice cream, and more!) 

I loved exploring downtown Cincinnati with them! Although it was a hard adjustment going from a small town with very few people out and about to worry about when taking photos to Cinci, where there were people EVERYWHERE! But thats also what made things so great, the hustle and bustle brings a craziness yet Myriah and Justin had this like bubble of calm, a bubble of love that prevented them from even noticing anything else going on around them.

Myriah has the most gorgeous smile, which is perfect for how much Justin makes her do it! These two are perfect, their wedding day will be perfect and I am thrilled to be apart of it!! 

Here are some of my favorites!! 

 

Mr & Mrs Heffner | Married

I was so excited for Ali & Nate's big day, the weather was beautiful and these two already are super adorable!! 

Ali was so easy-going the whole day, you could just see it. She was so ready to marry her highschool sweetheart and love of her life! And every time Nate looks at Ali his eyes light up! These two are ment for each other!! The girl's bridesmaid dresses might be some of my favorites!! Ali looked absolutely STUNNING in her dress!! All the little details were amazing!! 

The first look started off with both Ali & Nate back to back reading letters to each other, and then finally they turned around and wrapped around each other! The reception was so fun!! Ali & her dad broke away from typical father daughter dance and gave us all a little surprise number, and Nate and his mom ended up being joined by a lot of his family in what looked to be a very well known family dance! But everyone could not quit laughing at the next dance Nate & Ali were asked to Dance to! A self recorded song from no other than Ali & Nate!!! Oh gosh- I don't think there was a dry eye in the house everyone was laughing so hard! Ali & Nate were... shocked, embarrassed, mortified.. I'm not sure which one of those fits best! 

We did our best to sneak out for sunset photos, but the sun was pretty well hidden, so we had a little fun on top of the parking garage anyways! 

Such a fun group of people, a fun wedding and perfect couple! Can't wait to watch these two grow!! Congratulations Ali & Nate, thank you for allowing me to be apart of your beautiful day!! 

Whitney & James | Engaged

I am so excited that this girl has found the love of her life and even more excited that I get to capture her big day!!! I took Whitney's senior pictures and its seriously so cool to be along for this new and exciting journey too! 

At their engagement session was the first time I got to meet James. At first I thought, oh man- he's a shy one! But to my pleasant surprise! James is actually quite outgoing! Despite not having a very sunshiny evening-the night was perfect! We laughed, ALOT! James definitely knows how to bring out that gorgeous smile of Whitney's! I love their engagement story-- They were out Christmas shopping when James snuck off and made a few purchases at the jewelry store. He decided to give Whitney her necklace at dinner but accidentally pulled out the wrong box! Oops!!! He gave Whitney her necklace and like any girl would do, Whitney started asking about the other box thinking it would be some earings. I mean, who wouldn't ask!? So James only told her she could see what was in the box if she was sure she wanted to spend the rest of her life with him! And just like that, the got engaged!! SO perfect!! Ahhh! Can't wait for their rustic spring wedding! 

Check out some of my favorites from their session! 

Jonathan & Mackenzie | Married

Taylor University in Indiana brought them together. Friends first, in love later. Surrounded by friends & family, Jonathan and Mackenzie married on Mackenzie's grandpas farm. 

It was a truly beautiful day, after both cold spells and heat waves, their wedding day was the perfect blend. During the ceremony I could not help but wonder how beautiful it would have been to drive by, listening to everyone sing praise to the lord. Still gives me good bumps thinking about it! 

The excitement of getting to see her groom for the first look was intense, she smiled and pretty much danced the whole time they were helping her get her dress on. It was perfect, under the willow tree's they met, and she finally got to enjoy the warmth of his hug. Their day was about them, but much more about Jesus. I love how they celebrated him. They were the first couple I have ever photographed washing each other's feet, it was so humbling. It was a tent full of the closest family & friends all of which played a role in their lives, but also held a very special place in their hearts. Instead of a bouquet toss, Mackenzie chose to pray over her friends whom have not yet found their one true love. It was wonderful to hear how each girl had a special relationship with her, and to hear her pray to Jesus with them was beautiful and showed just how big Mackenzie's heart is that she would use her day to call to Jesus to bless her friends. 

It was small and simple but so beautiful, I was beyond grateful that God granted us the most beautiful sunset that we took a few minutes to snag some photos before Mackenzie & Jonathan headed off to their honeymoon! I hope they enjoyed Maine! 

Here are some of my favorites from their day! 

Allie & Jake | Waiting on Baby

First off. HOW IS IT AUGUST!?!?! Whew- this year is seriously flyyying by! The bonus to it being August, is yet another month of amazing shoots, our FIRST family vacation (I'm so excited for this!) annnnnd we are that much closer to meeting this sweet baby!!! 

My friend is having a baby!!! I am so stinking excited for Allie & Jake to jump onto the parent train!! Allie is already making mommy-hood look beautiful!! Allie & I have been friends since I'm pretty sure like 3rd grade!! We have went through lots of different phases of life together and i'm thrilled to finally be entering this phase together too!!! 

Allie & Jake have decided to wait to find out what they are having (which has completely drove me up the wall!! I just want to know!!) So for now, its just Baby P. Loved getting to go up to Toledo and spend some time together before their session, they got to see the kids (Kenny & I were totally trying to prep them- although we may have scared them instead haha!) The weather was beautiful! We started off in the little downtown area close to where Allie works and then we were going to meet up with Kenny who took the kids to the park  but we couldn't find him!! So we literally just pulled off the side of the road and grabbed the last of the sun before it set!! 

Bella, their first baby, joined us too! It's not an Allie & Jake session without Bella! But she was not up for a whole lotta smiling now this time around!!  So many favorites, and so much excitement waiting for Baby P to arrive!!! So excited to meet this babe and I just love his/her parents so much!! 

Ali & Nate | Engaged

I can't tell you the last time I had gotten up early for a sunrise session. To be honest, I'm not sure why I don't do them more, Ali & Nate's engagement session had my heart pounding from the very first moments! 

The light was magical and Ali & Nate are beyond adorable! With that combo we were surely going to have an amazing session!! These two felt like long time friends, our session was a blast! They were like naturals, everything came so easily for them both! We had the cutest audience during photos, some cows! Beckett looked through Ali & Nate's session like a billion times and kept saying, "They are getting married with the cows?" And before I forget, lets talk about that ring?! Nate, we see you-A billion brownie points! Isn't it AMAZING?! 

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for their wedding next month!! It's going to be amazing!! So excited to be apart of their big day and watching these two get married!! 

Here are some of my favorites, seriously, SO MANY FAVORITES!

Amy & Jason | Engaged

This engagement session was pretty weird, I think Amy & Jason would kinda agree! It started off with battling some rain so we took cover under an overhanging and kept on moving until the rain stopped!! 

We moved back to the alley and were just getting back into things when all of a sudden, THOR (Well a guy in full Thor costume) came running around the corner. There was a lot going on down town that night and we saw it all!!! We even met bob dylan's drummer ;) 

The weather ended up clearing up and turning out beautiful!! I loved getting to know Amy & Jason and learn more about how they met and their life in Kentucky!! I am thankful they made the trip up and time for their engagement session and I am super excited about their September wedding! 

 

Mr & Mrs. Steinberg | Married

It seems like forever ago that Sam, Melissa & I met for their engagement session!! Their entire day was filled with love, laughter, a few tears, but mainly lots and lots of love! 

It was talked about how they had friends from all stages of life there to celebrate with them, a true definition of their characters, you could see just by looking around how many people cared for them, the excitement from everyone that they were tying the knot! People traveled from afar to watch them both commit to one another. They got married at The Bluestone, an old renovated church- it was beautiful!! 

The weather was amazing!l! Not too hot, not too cold. I felt like the whole day flew by!!!  Melissa look absolutely breathtaking in her dress, I think Sam called her "smokin". His jaw dropped when he saw her for the first time, Melissa was equally as smittened with Sam!! I am so thankful to be apart of the Steinberg's big day! I simply adore these two, and had SO many favorites!! Here's just a few!! Congratulations Sam & Melissa!!! 
 

Kendall & Joe | Engaged

Two weeks of shoots that was quickly followed by an emergency appendectomy has left me super behind in blogging! Hopefully that ends today! I'm thankful for everyone's patience as I play catch up! 

I first met Kendall at the bridal show, and was so excited when she emailed me asking me to be apart of her & Joe's big day! When we met for their engagement session we instantly hit it off, but I feel they could do that with anyone! They have the sweetest personalities and the most playful relationship! Joe made it so easy, He knows exactly how to get Kendall to smile, laugh and feel loved. Kendall is going to make the most gorgeous bride, and I am so excited to see these two tie the know! 

We had so much fun and I know their wedding day is going to be the same!! We had GORGEOUS weather for their session, but for a split second I didn't think the sun was going to make an appearance. Thankfully it did, and it was glorious! Enjoy some of my favorites from their day! 

Brooklyn | Newly Born

The first baby GIRL i've had in my studio in FOREVER!!! Brooklyn was the sweetest little peanut!! She was the cap to a great week full of perfect babies!! I can't tell you how much I have loved snuggling sweet babies since Arden has never been much of a snuggler!! I was excited to use some pink but love this purple blanket I have!! so I was excited that mom was willing to use it!! 

Isn't she perfect!! I loved that she popped awake for a little bit which allowed me to get a few awake shots!! Love this sweet girl!! 

Enjoy some of my favorites!! 

 

Braxton | Newly Born

Meet Braxton!! This sweet boy has been a go getter from the start! He arrived 3.5 weeks early but thankfully was super healthy! Another dream baby!

He was the just a little peanut with seriously the cutest little chin dimple!! LOVE!!! One of my favorite things about newborns is that you can always tell how they were in womb, and let me tell you, he had his foot right up by his face!! Braxton has the cutest nose and is already a mommas boy, in one of my pictures with momma, she kissed him and his little lips flaired out like he was trying to kiss her back! Ugh, totally melted my heart!! 

Enjoy some of my favorites of this sweet boy! 

 

 

Jonathon| Newly Born

Oh my gosh. Jonathon was a DREAMMMM. (He totally kicked off the week of baby fever I had!--No worries, it didn't last long!)  He was the perfect start to a week full of babies. He had the sweetest little lips, and gorgeous blonde hair. I could have easily snuggled him all day!! 

He is quite the lucky guy-- I can tell how wonderful of parents he has, I've never seen two first time parents be so confident with their new baby as Amber and Jonathon (his dad is Jonathon too!) were!! They have the cutest little family!! Mom brought a cute little fisherman outfit!!! I see lots of days of fishing ahead for this sweet boy!! 

Welcome to the world Jonathon!! Enjoy some of my favorites from his gallery! 

 

Paige | Maternity

I can't even explain how excited I was when Paige, a former bride of mine, contacted me about shooting her maternity session!! So excited for baby Dysert to get here!! 

I was talking with my friend other day about how as a photographer you can see into things so much by putting people in front of your camera, you truly get an intimate look at life and love, and I think my favorite thing about their session was seeing the way Brandon looked a Paige when she became his wife- and seeing the way he looks at her now that she is carrying their sweet baby boy. Just when I thought he couldn't love her anymore!!

Paige pregnancy suits you so well, and I am so excited to watch you become a momma! This baby is so blessed to have both you and Brandon as parents (and Zeke as a big brother)!! 

Enjoy some of my favorites from this perfect maternity session! 

Mr & Mrs. Sammetinger | Married

I woke up last Saturday and started getting ready, curling my hair- and I couldn't help but think about how Jena use to curl my hair for literally EVERYTHING. We lived with each other for a few years through college. We saw the best of each other and the worst of each other. She may be the only person who knows my serious passion for cereal and how I would go through BOXES in a week. We would talk about boyfriends, heartbreaks and potentials and of course one day our weddings. 

All day I could see just how HAPPY she was, she was about to marry the love of her life, her best friend. The guy she dreamed about and we had many conversations about! (Who he would be, long before they met!) It has seemed like so much, Jena has come to celebrate all the exciting things that have happened for me, that FINALLY I was getting to celebrate an exciting things happening for her!! 

We had talked about her dress, she showed me pictures on her phone-- they did not do it justice! it looked AMAZING on her, and her bridesmaids all looked stunning in blue!! Was a beautiful day to celebrate Jena & Nick and I could not have been more honored to capture their day. I am SO happy for you both, Congratulations!!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Jena & Nick's big day!! 

 

Mr. & Mrs Rose | Married

It was a gorgeous day for a gorgeous couple to say I do! The Rose wedding took place at a gorgeous venue outside of Wooster!

You could throw out all your typical wedding traditions because these two wanted anything but traditional! From a 4 minute ceremony, to donuts and pie their day could not have been more fun!! 

Caitie was a STUNNING bride and her husband surely looked handsome in the suspenders and tie combo!! I am so happy I was able to be apart of their amazing day, enjoy some of my favorites from Caitie & Danny's barn wedding!!