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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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gulling pregnancy & gender reveal // maternity

BIG things are happening in the Gulling family!!  Ryan and Heather are welcoming their 4th child this December, and after having 3 WONDERFUL boys, they are being blessed with a sweet baby girl.

And how fitting that the current baby of the family got to share the news that he is finally joining the ranks of ‘Big Brother’ while the older bros got to help announce that they are finally getting a sister!

There can be no better companion than a brother. There can be no better friend than a sister.
– Unknown

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gender reveal //

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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


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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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amanda & brian // maternity

Amanda and Brian are so very excited to meet their little bundle of snuggly baby joy.  Little Miss Mae is due…. well, yesterday… so mom and dad are more than eager to make her acquaintance, and love her to pieces!!  But for now, we still wait……

This pregnancy was especially emotional, as this sweet little girl is also their Rainbow Baby.  Unfortunately, they lost a pregnancy a couple of years ago, but were blessed to be able to conceive again and carry a healthy little baby to term.

Little Mae doesn’t know how lucky she is, but her parents and big sis Reagan are pretty freakin’ awesome!  They already created a library for her, with lots of fun stories to be accompanied by the many voices Brian can conjure up; she has a cozy, eclectic nursery… and not to mention her fur-siblings all waiting for their little human to come home and join the brood.

We ended up doing an extended session so we were able to go to both Goodale Park and Jeffrey Mansion Park.   The parks are absolutely gorgeous and have a classic feel – not too modern, not too open… but just right.  I love the trees, fountain and pond at Goodale, and the stone stairs and the mansion itself at Jeffrey.

Hoping Mae makes her debut to the world soon (for Amanda’s sake – it just got really hot and humid in Ohio!), and I cannot wait to meet the little darling myself!

goodale park //

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jeffrey mansion park //

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matilda // newborn

Matilda.  From the Germanic name Mahthildis meaning “strength in battle”, from the elements maht “might, strength” and hild “battle”.  This is a name steeped with meaning and could not be more fitting for this little ginger princess.  Arriving two weeks early, and as big as a peanut, she has a strong spirit and a healthy appetite… she may be small but she is definitely fierce!  And the amount of love that her adorable parents, Allie and Tim, feel for her is immeasurable.

No matter how hard we tried, Matilda did not want to be put down, even if she was sleeping… we even tried working with her while she was awake, but in no way did she NOT want to be in her mama’s arms!  So we took a little break from shooting so  we did it!!  We were able to get some really, really cute shots of her wrapped up like a burrito (LOL) and in the wicker basket.  She looked soooo comfy, I kind of felt bad having to take her out… she was knocked out!

She was only 10 days old at the time of our session, but she already looks good in green just like her mommy, and she presses her little fist against her cheek just like her daddy did.  Sweet Matilda a perfect combination of her parents… it is going to be a pleasure to watch little Matilda grow up!

Congratulations Allie and Tim on your sweet, princess!

matilda //

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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


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adelyn // newborn

Meet Adelyn.  She is a sweet little bundle of joy!  I did a home visit for this newborn session, which was perfect for the new (and super tired) mom and dad, Sheena and Matt. Since Sheena is an avid reader, her baby shower guests signed books for Adelyn in lieu of a card to create her first library.  I just love that idea and had to incorporate books into our session! And not just any books… classics we all grew up with; bridging generational gaps with great, timeless books!

I can’t wait to watch this little princess grow up!

Think and wonder, wonder and think. -Dr. Seuss


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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


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