october 1st, kids ready for halloween…last cheer game…it was COLD…cool cats

working with the preschooler on my lap, must be october…brave…j and c…the fam

patch day…corn maze…mama and girls…so thankful for this little family

October_iphone142exploring in the beautiful weather…blue skies…kids on a hike…night in the “cottage”

will and his buddy jase…fire with friends…atwood in the fall…blue skies, blue lake

movie date with my favorite kids…we get there waaay too early…dinner with friends…ballet with sof

October_iphone143pumpkin carving…silly kids…lunch with anna…lunch with cate and kenny

still won’t budge…chelle and jaime day of fun…the falls…leaves

the gorge is so gorg…fall…little monkey…watching cam skate

October_iphone144trick or treat wolf…pirate…spider witch…finally we can wear costumes

halloween family…halloween friends…super corey…nana and papa

anna reading…TBT…happy halloween…monster feetOctober_iphone145just a few more because that darn iphone takes such good photos…

and because my BFF Julie and our kids deserve a bigger spot…it was so good to see them all!!October_iphone146

{Gabby}::Class of 2015

Super excited to share this gorgeous Class-Of-2015er with you…who just also happens to be my last senior of the year.  With all of the snow in the last few days, its hard to believe that we shot this session just 2 weeks ago!  This is Gabrielle, she is a senior at Jackson High School and was a true joy to work with…crazy proud of these images, friends.


Having just shot her family session a few days prior, it was so nice to have already gotten to know this sweet girl and have so much fun from the very first shot. gabby-2


I had such a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post!  Gabby was so confident and comfortable in her own skin that photographing her was so easy…every image speaks volumes of her happy nature and confidence. gabby-19gabby-4gabby-5

Gabby is obviously gorgeous, but her kind heart was so easy to see too.  I imagine that Gabby is the girl at school that is friends with and friendly to everyone. gabby-6gabby-20

Oh man…Gabby and I had to do some serious traffic-dodging to get this shot…totally worth it! :)gabby-7

We finished her session on her boyfriend’s parent’s property…it was just perfect!gabby-8

Gaaaah!! LOVE this one!!gabby-9gabby-10gabby-11gabby-12

Gabby is a member of the Jackson Girl’s Golf team, so we had to include a few of this beauty doing what she does best!


Gabby has plans to attend Youngstown State University to play golf. I am beyond thrilled for this young lady and can’t wait to see what her future holds. Thank you, Gabby, for being so real and sweet and so easy to work with! Much love and best of luck to you!   gabby-17

{Minor} Family::2014

Oh my! This was the perfect family to finish off my 2014 season! This is Curt and Christie and their gorgeous daughters, Gabrielle and Sophia.  I felt an immediate connection to them and was so pleased to finally meet them (thanks for being so flexible with the weather, you guys!).

Minor-1We met at a beautiful property owned by friends of the Minor family…and even though it was a tad chilly, we still had a blast! (I must add a special shout out to Stephanie for helping with shade and smiles!)


When I asked Christie about some things their family enjoys doing together, she told me that they dedicate most of their time to the girl’s activity schedules.  Gabrielle is an amazing golfer at Jackson High School and Sophia is an amazing dancer.  She said that their family has 2 speeds…”full throttle and sleeping” :)  It was obvious, in the time I spent with them, how much they enjoy being together and love each other so very much.


Live, Laugh, Love…a perfect way to describe this family!  (This one makes me smile!) Minor-4

We all LOVED this great spot on the property…it was perfectly woodsy, full of color and the light that afternoon was simply perfect!


Photographing dancers is one of my favorite things to do…they carry themselves so eloquently, take direction well and are completely comfortable in front of my camera…Sophia was all of these things and super fun too!


I adore your big brown eyes, Sophia…


You guys. I have to say it again…THAT LIGHT!!!!


Those who know Sophia will say, “This shot is totally her.”


With big sis Gabrielle in her senior year and going off to college next year, these sister pictures are especially special.  This sweet time between sisters will be lasting memories for the both of them.  Minor-11Minor-12Minor-13

So, a few days after the Minor family session, we met up again for Gabby’s senior portrait session…those (amazing!!) photos will be on the blog soon! For now, a little teaser…some of her images from the family session.  :)  Gabby was such a great girl, SO fun to photograph, and sooooo gorgeous too!!



Christie is the photographer in her family, always documenting her girls. I was thrilled to help her be included in some photos this time.



Guess where Gabby will be off to next year? (You’re one lucky college, YSU!) Minor-21

Minor family, I loved hanging out with you guys and really admire families like yours where supporting each other and LOVE is at the center of your family.  Thank you so much for inviting me to document this wonderful time!  (P.S. Can’t WAIT to share Gabby’s senior pics with you all!) Much love!

{Mullaly} Family::Fall 2014

It’s the Mullaly family! We met at one of my favorite spots for this family’s Fall photos…and these handsome boys with their neck ties, bow ties, and suspenders really made for a perfect downtown photo shoot!

mullaly14-1mullaly14-2I say it every time…so.much.personality.  :) mullaly14-3

Maybe it was the great spot on the sidewalk…maybe it was the neckties…I’m certain it had something to do with how adorable these boys are…but these individuals of the boys are some of my favorites!



And these! Oh man…I can’t even talk about how much I LOVE these ones!!!


Too cool for school…


The boy’s mama, Mindy, and I had the idea of the ‘dressed up outfits’ for a while…obviously, I’m thrilled with how much their outfits helped to make this session have so much downtown character.


Okay. Truth time.  By this time in our shoot, these little dudes were kind of done with picture taking.  ;)  But…with a little patience and some help from both Doug and Mindy…these images are some of the best downtown images ever taken.  Yep. I said it, the best ever! Ba-bam!


Much love to you all! Thanks for another fun time!!

November 4, 2014 - 11:09 am

JMorgan - You’ve outdone yourself again, sugar!! I love the urban feel, the 1920-30′s look of these!!