{Hostetler} Family::2014

Grateful to call these wonderful people ‘friends’.  I always, always enjoy our time together and love these two little boys so much I could eat them with a spoon!  You all remember Chris, Audra, Parker and Weston…

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I believe I edited this entire session with a big goofy smile on my face…aren’t they so fun!

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Big brother Parker started Kindergarten this year and is such a sweet little guy…

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Weston is full of smiles and tons of personality…

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Three words that they use to describe their family of four is: “happiness”, “respectful” and “loved”. ♥

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Brothers.

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They love eating chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast on the weekends, reading bedtime stories together and playing with cousins, Ali and Grace.

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Oh man…this is another one of my favorite sibs images of the season…

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Sweetie Weston is into all things ‘boy’.  We sat him on a giant ledge with his tractors and he could have played there all day!

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And let’s talk about how adorable Chris and Audra are…mmmm..mmmm love this!

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Audra, year after year you invite me to document your sweet family and it means the world to me!  I love just being a fly on the wall watching how fun you guys are together.  Thank you for another year of memories!  Much love!

 

 

 

Oh! And, OMG you guys…while we were at the Art Museum Weston was soooooo taken aback for a few minutes. He kept pointing and saying, well, “butt”…here’s why…:):)  He had us all cracking up!!

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Pumpkin Patch 2014

So, I have yet to go through our beach vacation photos from this summer, and I have oh-so-many pictures of early Fall…anyway….you have to move when the feeling strikes, I guess! The kids had the day off school last week and they opted for a trip to the pumpkin patch.  We really had a nice time together picking out pumpkins, running through the corn maze, being goof-balls…its these little moments that I know we will all treasure forever.

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{Gwin} Family::2014

You guys are going to love this family!  This is Kurt and Jan and their three great kids, Marti, Nina and Isaac.  They were full of fun! And love! And were a blast to chat with and make some memories with!

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“Fun” example number one…I think I may have told them to ‘act’ like they were having fun…oh yeah, nailed it.

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This crew describes themselves as “loud”:)and both family togetherness and faith are at the center of their family.  ♥

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Ohmygoodness…Marti, you are such a beauty!!

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The gorgeous, Nina.  Oh! I should tell you that Gwin family got my name from Jan’s sister, Sharon, (one of my favorite families!) Nina and Kate (Sharon’s daughter) could be sisters…great genes in this family!

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Handsome Isaac, killin’ it with those dimples!

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One of my favorite parts of a family session is getting pics of mom and dad…you two are adorable.

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Oh Jan, you have the twinkliest eyes and such a gorgeous smile!

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This might be my favorite sibs picture of the season…

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The Gwin family enjoys playing board games together, fires outside, taking walks and the boys love to play football together. (In LOVE with all of the personality going on here!)

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Gwin family, you guys are super and I’m so grateful that we had the chance to get together on such a beautiful evening!  Much love to you all!

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{Makayla}::Class of 2015

Gorgeous, smart, sweet, funny, amazing Makayla. This young lady just happens to be my oldest niece.  And from the very moment I laid eyes on her, all those years ago, I’ve thought she was the bees knees.  Getting the opportunity to document this beautiful young lady was, by far, one of the most special and meaningful days of my job as a photographer (and proud Aunt).  makayla-1

Kayla is a senior (OMG how did this happen?!) at GlenOak High School.  She is involved in GlenOak Drifters, GlenOak Chorale, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Rivertree Christian Student Ministry leadership.  Watching her perform on stage has been such a thrill these last 4 years.  Her experience performing and speaking in front of people was obvious during our session.  She was confident, relaxed and super fun!

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G-G-GLE-NO-O-O-OAK-G-L-E-N-O-A-K….GLENOAK…GLENOAK…GLENOAK…HEY!  (I can’t help myself! GlenOak is my Alma Mater too)

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Makayla says the best thing about High School is being involved. She says,  “I’m glad I was able to be a part of the memory-making for so many other people especially through student council, and I’ve gotten to make my own along the way.”

(Gah! This pic of you, Kayla!)  ♥

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And the worst thing…People standing in the middle of halls and making stupid comments.

(This one is one of my favorites of you too, Mac…okay, let’s be honest…I am totally obsessed with every photo we took, you are such a beauty…)

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Her favorite movies are Moulin Rouge and Mulan. And she says she can’t live without Starbucks, Country or Jazz Music, and her best friends.

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For a gal so involved in the choral department, asking her what song will most remind her of High School is kind of a loaded question! Her answer, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (of course).

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After graduation, she plans to attend Bowling Green State University, double majoring in Mild to Moderate Special Education and Early Childhood Education.

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In 10 years, Makayla sees herself married with kids and settled into her own classroom. ♥

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You’re fun. And adorable. LOVE these blue dress pics! ♥♥

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Kayla says her spare time is her extra curricular time because she loves them so much, so she spends plenty of time helping out in the choir room or at student council events. But when she’s not there, she’s with Jake (the boy) or Calley (the bestie).

 

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Oh man…another favorite.  How are we ever going to decide?!

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Makayla’s advice to underclassmen…”think before speaking! It seems like freshman are always explaining the latest stupid thing they said to an upperclassman.” :D

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A quote that Makayla would like to share…”At any given moment, you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end””.  -Unknown

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Makayla, you have always held a special place in my heart and I love you more than words can say. I think you are an elegant, beautiful, intelligent, kind soul with a very bright future.  Watching you grow into the young lady you are now has been entirely wild and a true pleasure.  It’s your turn now to write your story and I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds for you!  I love you, sweet niece…Happy SENIOR Year!

 

October 13, 2014 - 9:20 am

JMorgan - Wow…my heart is so full of love for both of you! I am one proud, blessed, grateful mama and grandma. I love you both so much.

October 13, 2014 - 9:47 am

Carol/Barrie Gwin - What a lovely young lady and captured so beautifully. Aunt Carol/Uncle Barrie

October 13, 2014 - 10:36 am

Sue Letcher - Kayla-
– You are so special and lovely!!!
Gram-cracker!!!!!

October 13, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Colleen Toussant - These pictures and the story you told along with them are both Beautiful!! And so is your niece! You have a real talent and “feel” for capturing the perfect look.

October 14, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Momma Dar - Again and Again… the heart, the eye and the soul, behind the lens. Sweet MaKayla, she is beautiful and her smile is full of heart! Thank you for sharing. I loved this!

{Adams} Family::2014

You guys. I don’t even…I don’t even know where to start.  Year after year, Kim and Greg trust me with their family’s memories and this year! This year they are in their new house, their kids have grown so much, and they are as sweet and as fun as ever! We started off with a few formal pics (that I am in love with) in front of these amazing, welcoming, front doors to their home.
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These sweet babies have gotten so big! As usual, they were fun to talk to and easy to photograph.  This is Ava, Jack and Owen…

 

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A.DOR.ABLE.

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Ava is in 3rd grade now and quite the actress…I gave her different ‘emotions’ to ‘play’ and she lit up in front of the camera.

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Oh Jackson. Look at you! Such a handsome 2nd grader!

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We took a little break, and then headed to their back yard for some more amazingness…

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Kim and Greg’s neighbor is a car collector. He was kind enough to let us use his AMAZING 1957 Chevy during our session…

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If these two pics of Owen don’t make you smile, then I don’t know what will!

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You guys. These next three images are…like…I mean…are they even real life?! Oh man…I am so in love with everything about these…the car, the corn and most importantly, the sweetness of this family together.

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♥♥

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And then there’s these last three…bursting with fun, love and so much personality!  They are full of my favorite real-life-perfectly-imperfect-moments, nothing posed or unnatural…just the 5 of you being you.

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Adams Family, you know I love you guys and am so thankful for our friendship and all of these fun photo sessions! Much love to you all!

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October 7, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Michele - Favorite photos you’ve ever done!! Beautiful family and setting and creative angles! Winner winner chicken dinner!