All She Wants for Christmas…

…is her two front teeth…kind of…Anna held on to her loose baby tooth for sooooo long that her grown up teeth are already on their way in.  Anyway, I can’t get enough of a Little with her two front teeth missing (now, the wiggling of the teeth, I can do without, but that’s another story).  I grabbed this little giggler after school today for a few toothless pics.  She said I could see her teeth better if she was giggling with her eyes closed, I agree.

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homebodies…destruction…supposed to be sleeping…talked me into a snack

will asks for his two front teeth…date day…newzies…my guy

playhouse square…corey takes a trip…sleeping boy…beary special student

shaving cream…they love each other…dance party…must be winter

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pictures with papa…girls weekend…the girls…happy buddah

new do…first snow…magic…cold kisses

ballerinas…hipster…our big guy…date with the cavs

cavs game…lights at the jake…eskimo kissess…the great closet clean out

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birthday lunch…birthday friends…skymax…girls take will to school

breakfast date…thanksgiving tables…turkey head…birthday cake

present time…make a wish…shopping on cate’s bday…my 9 year old

birthday dinner…night out…unpacking of the nutcrackers…christmas has arrivedNovember_iphone142

sibling love…anna and her pop

thanksgiving gang…cate is 9!!

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October:Iphone:2014

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

November 28, 2014 - 11:22 pm

Jula - Don’t check here often enough anymore. The work you do with families and those seniors continues to overwhelm me with awe. Great job!

{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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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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!

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I adore your big brown eyes, Sophia…

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

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

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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!!

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

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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!