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bodhi // newborn

Erney, party of four!! Sweet little Bodhi came a couple weeks early, but that just means Mommy & Daddy got to hold him and love on him more!  I had a newborn session with Bodhi when he was 6 days fresh and all he wanted was to be held my mommy… and eat. and cry.  But that’s his job!! All in all, Bodhi did great and he looks so sweet and cuddly… well, because he is!  I can’t wait to watch this little guy grow up and play baseball like his daddy!!

You are the sunshine that makes my day.

 

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levi // senior portraiture

Graduating high school is a major milestone in a young person’s life.  It’s closing a chapter on part of your life as a child, and starting a new one as an adult.  You work hard for your grades, and your parents help to guide you to become a responsible adult and to make good choices.  In this next phase in life, you get to choose and create your life path – it’s a pretty big deal!

Levi is a great young man!  He’s smart and has a great sense of humor; he loves his Carolina Panthers and the outdoors.  There are amazing things in store for him in the future!  And as for mom and dad… their little boy has become a man.  It’s bitter sweet, but they have done a WONDERFUL job raising such a great kid!

We ended up doing a double session over two days for Levi to hit up three awesome locations… I think this was more for mom to have as many keepsake images of her ‘baby boy’ all grown up.  The locations were amazing, especially the farm that holds dear memories for their family as a whole.  I had a great time with Levi capturing such beautiful images!

There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings.

 

downtown columbus //

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jen, charlie & ollie // family

This is a follow up to the maternity session with Jen & Charlie… now they are a family of 3!!… well, four if you count their fur-st baby Gina!

Little Ollie was born in December and is now a whopping 3 months old!  I got to catch up with this cute little family and captured bath time, which Ollie absolutely loves.  He was kicking, splashing mom & dad, and having all the fun he could have.  He is an adorable little man in the making!  And his big fur-sister Gina is adjusting quite well to the family addition!

The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing…

 

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gina //
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jen & charlie // maternity

2016 was a huge year for Jen & Charlie: they became first-time homeowners and had a bouncing baby boy, Ollie!!

Their maternity session was super fun – they crafted, they played guitars and sang a song they wrote together! I mean, could they BE any cuter?!?  And I cannot forget to mention big sis Gina… although her furry face doesn’t show it, she’s excited about her new little human!

Congratulations to Jen & Charlie on their adorable little family!


 

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khaos’ birthday // cake smash

This is Khaos.  He just turned 3 years young over the weekend and couldn’t be happier about it.  We lucked out with an amazing, sunny day in early November in Ohio, so he decided to take a dip to play fetch before indulging in his Cincinnati Bengals birthday cake!

Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail.  – Josh Billings

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cake smash //

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bear’s birthday // cake smash

Meet Bear.  This handsome young man just celebrated his third birthday this past weekend with a GQ portrait session and a smash cake… a Cincinnati Bengals smash cake to be exact.  It was a gorgeous November day in central Ohio – we couldn’t have lucked out more (it’s usually pre-winter now in Ohio LOL)!

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.  – Josh Billings

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cake smash //

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jonathan // newborn

With a busy schedule of eating, pooping and napping, little Jonathan managed to squeeze in his newborn portrait session.  At the ripe old age of 10 days old, Jonathan is a seasoned model that knows how to work the camera… I mean, just look at his adorable little face!!  Go ahead, look!

John and Lauren could not have lucked out with a better baby – their bouncing baby boy is truly a bundle of joy!  It’s amazing how much he has changed in just a few short 10 day (check out his Fresh48 session here).  I cannot wait to see how much Jonathan changes as he grows up and becomes his own little person!

A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.  – Eda J. LeShan

little baller //

The magic that created little Jonathan happened after an Ohio State Buckeye football game last October, and we stopped outside of the stadium for John & Lauren’s maternity session, so it was only fitting to start the session with the football onesie.  His two-a-day practices are still a few years off, but he sure does look good in uniform! LOL

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burrito love //

To stay in theme with Ohio State Buckeyes, we wrapped the little guy in a chili pepper red (the closest I could find to scarlett LOL) against the grey & white backdrop, coupled with the most adorable parted do.  Jonathan was all cuddled up, as snug as a bug in a rug… but waaaay cuter!! 🙂

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junior //

Jonathan’s dad was in the Army for 11 years, and he brought one of his tees and dog tags to the session.  What better (or cuter) way is there to pay homage to his dad’s military career?!  Who knows if he’ll follow is in dad’s footsteps and join the military, or if he’ll be a future Buckeye football player…. or maybe a boxer (did you see his little, tiny, adorable fists in the last photo?? he may be laying down but he’s got good form… and is hinting at being a south-paw!).

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jonathan // fresh48

HELLO baby Jonathan!!  This handsome little guy was 3 days late during an icky, humid Ohio July, making an adorable entrance into the world after spending 24 hours trying to get out (well, maybe trying to stay in… lol).

Through the heartburn and pains, the waddling and swelling… it was all worth it for Lauren and John to meet their little boy!  At a ripe old age of 38 hours old, Jonathan was working the camera like a professional.  This little love nugget is also my great nephew, and I cannot wait to watch him grow up (but not too fast!!) and become a dapper little ladies man LOL

Welcome to the world, Lil Jon….er… I mean lil buddy!!! #yeeeeeah #ooookay

 

hello world //

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lauren & john // maternity

Lauren and John are expecting their first son July 14th…. well….. we’ll see how that goes!!  July in Ohio is not so forgiving with the humidity, then add being 40 weeks pregnant on top of it…. UGH!  Poor thing!!!

At least the temps were not too bad when we went out for their maternity session towards the end of June.  Golden hour in the Park of Roses – it was beautiful!  We did make a quick pit-stop outside of The Ohio State University football stadium to commemorate the magic night lil Jon was created… after a Buckeye victory, of course.  What was kind of cool was that while the main Ohio State Marching Band (aka TBDBITL) was in Cleveland for the Cavs NBA Championship celebration, there were some band members practicing close by, so it was like a mini ‘game day’ vibe!

Congratulations to the mama and papa-to-be on their bundle of joy as they ‘patiently’ wait for his arrival!  The days seem long now as you wait for him to be born, but days will go faster once he is here…. treasure every moment!

“A grand adventure is about to begin.” – Winnie the Pooh

 

oh, baby //

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colton // portrait

This little peanut is so cute!  He was so interested in what was happening around him and this new person, and he didn’t want to miss a thing.  He fought sleep with a valiant effort, I must say.  I think my favorite picture is of Colton and his BFF / guard-cat Freddie… we were trying to swaddle a kicking baby and Freddie plopped down next to him (in guard-cat mode) and started rubbing his face on his little human’s face. Such love!!  They both happened to look up at me at the same time – wide eyed and actually looking at me and not my general direction LOL #purfection

I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed everything about this session!!

Dream BIG, baby boy.

6 weeks //

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perry-estep // family

What a sweet Easter weekend session this was!!  Liz, Reed and Kamden were a ball of fun – Kamden is definitely a little ham at just 4 months!  He laughed, he giggled, he rolled over and wiggled… just like little boys do!  Laying down was his least favorite position – he’s man on the go (well, on the scoot!) and nobody has time for all that laying down… LOL  I look forward to watching this little guy to grow into a gentleman!

“To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”  -Dr. Seuss

 

happy family //

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caryn & jimmy // maternity

Caryn and Jimmy are expecting their first child together this March.  Just two short months before little Colton is set to make his arrival, we lucked out on amazing January weather in Ohio and were able to get some shots outside… and without snow!  I’ve shared just a couple ‘sneak peeks’ on Facebook to tease them, and I am very excited to share the whole session now!  Now to wait on mister Colton to make his debut… I sure can’t wait to meet him!!

There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between the mother and a son.  -Unknown

 

belly love //

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