It was a birthday celebration photo session for Jan, given by her lovely daughters, Rachel and Lynsey an their families. We met at Northbank Park to capture some photos of the whole family together.
The kids enjoyed swinging from their parent’s arm’s, always wanting one more swing.
Jan moved to the United States from England not long ago so she could be closer to her girl’s and grandchildren. What a wonderful blessing to have her closer. Fynn, Olive and Jacson all adore her.
It’s easy to see where Lynsey and Rachel get their beauty…..they shared a few laughs and cherished their moments together.
The kids were enthralled by storytelling by J.C.
Dino and Rachel and Olive came up from Atlanta to surprise Jan for her special birthday. They were eager to spend some time with the family and catch up.
Lynsey an her adorable boy’s showing her love. How precious are they!
I love moments like these, where they just loose themselves in the moment… those genuine smiles.
J.C. an his crew.
Jan I am sure is proud of the family her daughter’s have created.
A sweet moment between Rachel and Olive.
These two were a hoot this shoot. One minute they were picking on each other and the next loving on each other. Boys will be boys, but they are absolute sweethearts.
After our photo session, they had dinner plans downtown. The kids were eager for some much anticipated ice cream. One a hot evening like it was, it was the perfect ending to a great evening.
Hope you had a wonderful birthday Jan! The best things in life aren’t the gift’s, but being with those you love =)
Upon my arrival at the park, I was blown away at the fields of flowers at Homestead Park. It was gorgeous and breathtaking. I met up with this familiar bunch one morning for their updated family session. We’d had a plan for several months of another shoot, but things just never feel into place right, but this turned out pretty darn well. We’ll eventually get to that other spot! Aaron and Jennifer and their daughters Anna and Amelia just had fun with the nature around them.
The girls were enjoying smelling the flowers and running about. The colors were so vibrant. It was like being in a painting.
The girl’s have gotten so big since the last I photographed them. Anna has lost some front teeth, but that didn’t stop her from having a beautiful smile. And Amelia has become such a young lady.
These two sisters are two peas in a pod. They are all girl, with some Tom Boy thrown in. What one does, the other follows without hesitation.
It’s not that often in the later morning to be able to capture the sun in a way I want..this is one of those welcome surprise images when I get home to edit.
The girl’s spend many days playing at this park so they were sure to show me some of their favorite areas. The love to climb the tree’s, play in the tunnel, running and swinging…they do it all.
Great catching up with you all again…….so glad we were finally able to get together! Till next time!
I had the pleasure of meeting this family for the first time recently on a beautiful evening in the park. Lucus, Mindy and their kids Kayden and Kenley.
The kids enjoyed playing down in the ravine at the park. Tossing rocks and climbing about. They did their best to not get dirty for their photos.
Kayden and Kinley seem to share a strong bond with each other. They had no hesitations in hanging together.
Kinley is 6 year’s old.
Kayden is 7 year’s old.
This bridge was not very sturdy…..it made me a little nervous having them stand on it…but they found their balance with each other and all was well.
Lucas works in law enforcement. I knew right away the special flag he wanted to incorporate into the shoot. The Thin Blue Line is a special flag for law enforcement that represents camaraderie. Not only does it hold a special place in their heart’s, but mine too. I have worked for law enforcement and have friends on the force around the country. These men and women put their lives in danger each and every day they put on their uniform and badge. They risk so much. And they just want to come home each night to their families at the end of the day.
Great meeting you all, that was a fun session getting to know you all better. And your sweet kids….job well done!
Oh the baby cravings started up soon as I saw this wee one. A mere four day’s old during his session at his home. Andrew was a tiny guy with big bright eyes. All sorts of baby cuteness about him.
He was more interested in when his next meal was, but in between I’d get some images.
Andrew’s mom Jennifer wanted a similar photo taken of him as they had done with his big sister a few year’s ago, so she put this cute bow tie on him. He smiled away as he slept. Content.
Ten lil piggies……such long toes.
Andrew was a sweet and tolerable baby, so long as he got his food, all was well in the world. He’s just a laid back kind of dude. Congrats again on the baby!
It’s always a joy to see some of my past bride and groom’s when they enter into parenthood. Ryan and Lauren are expecting their bundle of joy in the next few weeks and are waiting till birth to find out what they are having.
There is a genuine love between these two. They would often loose themselves in the moment at the shoot. They are very cute together and make a great team. This baby is going to have very cool parents indeed. We photographed their wedding nearly four year’s ago in a beautiful garden themed wedding. It was a lot of fun and clever personal touches.
Before the session, there wasn’t any threat of rain. We had a quick shower and it cleared up. But shortly after there was thunder and lighting in the distance over downtown Columbus.
We made our way back up from the pond and within seconds the winds turned fierce and the rain began to pour. It was like a monsoon hit. We were protected under this little canopy from the storm around us. Looking through the building, you couldn’t even see downtown Columbus anymore. The storm clouds covered it entirely.
Finally the storm let up just enough for us to make way to our car’s. And there lie a beautiful rainbow over the city. Perfect ending to a perfect shoot! So great seeing you two again, so excited for your new arrival! Best Wishes Ryan and Lauren!