Ally-Hamilton Township Senior, Lancaster, Columbus Ohio photography

I had another awesome senior photo session with Ally & her mom.  We started out at Rockmill Park,  since Ally said her favorite look for her photos was going to be country themed.  We made our rounds of the park, taking advantage of the covered bridge, the water, the barn, the fields & the little mystery building on the grounds.  Ally had some really cute outfits to go with the country theme, including some great denim & really cute boots!  We even made a friend with a cute little kitty who wanted to be in photos with Ally, so of course that happened!  I think the kitty might have made it’s way into one of Ally’s bags if mom would have allowed it 🙂

 

Next we headed to Downtown Lancaster to get some more city girl looks.  Ally’s cute leather jacket & more cute dresses fit the bill perfectly!  We visited Fountain Square to get some cute photos with the fountain & took advantage of the yarn bombing that my friends at Art & Clay on Main did for the Lancaster Festival.  We wrapped up downtown just as twilight was setting in.  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Kenley-Liberty Union High School Senior-Lancaster, Oh Photography

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Now for the second of my double senior session–it’s the stunning Kenley!  I have known Kenley for a few years now.  I remember doing family photos & photographing her & her brother with their chickens & goats.  What an absolutely beautiful young lady she has grown to be!  She’s  another cross-country runner & I’ve followed her successful seasons.  I had so much fun with her, Alaina & both of their moms out on the farm.  We had so many awesome locations–even more than we were able to use.  I could have easily spent another day out there exploring all of the great spots for photos.  Enjoy the sneak peek for now–there are so-o-o many more to come!

Alaina-Liberty Union Senior-Lancaster, Ohio Photographer

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First up for the solo sneak peeks from my senior double session at the farm is the beautiful Alaina!  I thought it was great that she wanted to do her photos with her friend Kenley.  It allowed them to get some friend photos together & get to share the experience with each other as well as give each other some advise on outfits, accessories & even share some!   I hadn’t met her until our session, but I was immediately impressed by her.  She had a definite idea of some really cute photos that she wanted to do & was so much fun to work with.  I would say that she definitely has a bright future & I hope to hear great things about cross country season & maybe get to see a race if we’re at the same meet one of these Saturdays!

Alaina & Kenley-High School Senior Photography-Lancaster, Ohio

I had such a great time with these beautiful girls & their gorgeous moms too for their senior photography sessions!  We made our way around the farm just outside of Lancaster, that had so many great photo spots–I could shoot there all the time & still be finding great new backdrops!  Both of these young ladies are runners on Liberty Union’s Cross Country team & are not just beautiful, they’re good athletes.  My boys who run at Lancaster keep up with their neighbors up the road.  I wonder if it’s the running, or there may be other reasons?  I’ve known Kenley since she was still a little girl, & wow–has she grown into a beautiful young lady.  It was a pleasure getting to spend the day with this whole group.  I had so much fun & got tons of great photos.  We did friend photos as well as individuals.  Here’s a sneak peek of some of the friend pics–individuals coming next!

2016 Lancaster Relay for Life Survivor’s Luncheon at Fairfield County Fairgrounds

I’ve been honored to photograph the Survivor’s Dinner before the Relay for Life here in Lancaster for the last several years.  It’s always a fun event & I’ve made some new friends that it’s great to see attend year after year.  This year they decided to change things up a bit.  It’s typically been an evening dinner a few weeks before the actual Relay for Life, but this year they decided to have a luncheon on the actual day of Relay for Life.  It was held in the little restaurant at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds, right on the grounds where the Relay for Life itself is held.  They had 3 seatings for the luncheon which allowed more survivors to attend this year.  It was catered by Carrie who operates Carrie’s Country Kitchen during the Fairfield County Fair.  If you’ve ever eaten there during fair week, you know all of her food is yummy!

The guests were supplied with information for Fairfield Medical Center’s Cancer Resource Center http://www.fmchealth.org/our-services/cancer-care/resource-center.aspx who hosted the event along with Relay for Life.  It was a great turnout & I loved getting to visit with some people who I hadn’t seen in a while.  It was an awesome event as usual!  Enjoy the photos!

 

Ainsley-Newborn Family Photography-Lancaster/Logan Ohio-photographer

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I had the pleasure of heading to Logan to welcome Ainsley into the world & capture some tiny baby & new family photos!  Isn’t she beautiful?  I just photographed her adorable cousin for her first birthday a month or so ago.  They will have the joy of growing up together–nothing better than built in friends!  Ainsley’s mom told me that her nursery was decorated in a balloon theme, so I brought along some balloons to use for some of the photos–always a fun addition to a photo session.  She was very alert & active for such a new arrival.  I loved all of her little outfits–floppy hat, great shoes–girls are so much fun!  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Joelle & James-Country Wedding in Lancaster, Ohio

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Every detail of Joelle & James’ wedding was carefully planned & personalized.  When I initially met with them, James gave me the tour of their property & told me about all of his building projects in the works for the big day.    I am amazed by what he put together–from hand built benches that they covered with vintage quilts, to a huge pergola to host the dinner reception & the awesome lattice arch under which they took their vows–it was nothing short of incredible.

Joelle had her creativity in high gear as well.  She made rag banners to line the barn, a tree with frames painted in their wedding colors & tons of accents on the reception tables & throughout the barn and around the property.  Did I mention that she also crafted her own bouquet?  It was nothing short of fabulous with succulents accenting the beautiful roses & a wrap including family vintage brooches.  I was smitten!  Maybe a new career is in the cards.

The ceremony was personalized by a friend of James’ & music performed by Joelle’s brother.  After the ceremony, the dinner catered by James & Joelle’s favorite Mexican restaurant, gave new meaning to the perfect reception dining experience.  They had an assortment of tacos, toppings & sauces for everyone to personalize their dinner just the way they liked it.  After dinner, the naked cake was adorable & made by none other than James’ mother.  After the official cake cutting, I saw something that has never happened in my over 20 years photographing weddings.  Joelle & James hosted a food fight–actually a cake fight–with ponchos to protect the clothing of family & friends included.  Can I just say it was the funniest reception activity ever.  Everyone who participated had a blast–especially the kids–some to the point of needing to be hosed off once all the cake was gone.   It was definitely a wedding to be remembered by all the family & friends!  I wish Joelle & James a future filled with much happiness–& lots more fun!

Owen-4 year photo session-Rock Mill Park, Lancaster, OH photography

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I had the pleasure of meeting up with Owen & his grandma to take photos to celebrate his upcoming 4’th birthday.  He is such a handsome little man, with quite a personality, & so polite.  He knows what he likes, that’s for sure!  He was fine with photos, but as we made our way around the park, he also knew when we had taken enough at each spot.  He was ready to be on the move, but had such great manners when he let us know.  He is such a smart little guy & loved getting to explore different areas of the park.  He also likes to work.  He found several “jobs” to do to help out with at the park involving filling a large hole in one of the big rocks outside the mill.  He was trying to convince grandma to stay even after we were done with the photos so he could finish up.  All the young ladies need to check out this guy.  A guy after my heart–smart,  great manners, a hard worker & good looking–what more could a girl ask for.

Enjoy the sneak peek from Owen’s session–lots more to come!

Suzi & Adam-Wedding at Clearcreek/Clearcreek Metro Park-Hocking Hills photography-Lancaster, Oh Photographer

What a beautiful private wedding Suzi & Adam had at Clearcreek in the Hocking Hills!  I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Suzi & Adam before their wedding day.  All of their wedding planning involving me was done on-line and through lots of e-mails.  I even got to help them choose a location for their ceremony!  They knew that they wanted to get married in the Hocking Hills.  Suzi wanted a barn & fields.  As I was thinking about ideas for locations, I remembered several sessions that I photographed at Clearcreek that included all of the elements that they were looking for.

We met up with Connie Crist, their officiant & drove to the selected site.  The weather was cloudy & a bit misty, but the rain held off for us.  They brought their fur baby Rutti to observe their vows(& of course be in some photos!)  After Connie performed the ceremony & made it all official, it was time to complete the paperwork & we explored the area & got some absolutely stunning photos.  I have to say after over 20 years of photographing weddings, I have developed a love of getting to photograph the smaller, intimate weddings!  Thank you Suzi & Adam for letting me be a part of your special day!

Sarah & Jeremy, Aleena & Wyatt-Rockmill Park-Family -Lancaster, Ohio photography

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Ohio weather was at it again before the time for my session with Sarah, Jeremy & their kids.  Luckily, the rain went away just in the nick of time.  I haven’t seen Sarah for years.  I did her senior pictures a long time ago.  She moved away for college, got married & now has two little ones.  They moved back to the area & we reconnected on social media.  I was so excited to see her & meet the hubby & little ones!  We met up at Rockmill Park to capture some family photos.  The girls were so cute in their white dresses & the guys  looked so handsome in their blue.  The kids weren’t really into having their photos taken, but they loved the scenery around Rockmill & got to explore a bit so I was able to get some really cute photos without them posing.  I always like lifestyle photography because the candid photos capture more  personality anyway–especially when children are involved, so we were successful.

We pulled out my vintage wagon for a few, but Wyatt couldn’t get his sister to take him for a ride.  He was happy to sit in it though.  Walking through the tall grass & finding some pretty wildflowers was Aleena’s favorite part of the session.  It was great to see Sarah & meet her family & I think all in all we had a very successful session.

Enjoy the sneak peek of this gorgeous little family!

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