Justin just started his final first day of school at Newark Catholic. Counting down the days till graduation. He and his family are looking forward to celebrating.
Justin is hopeful to go to Wright State with the plan to study Computer Science.
I met Justin four year’s ago when we moved to our current home and have enjoyed having him and his family as neighbors. We have fun picking on each other, an he throws it right back. It’s hard to believe he’s at that point where things begin to change, leaving home for college. It’ll be a little less fun on this street without him around so much. They are like a part of our extended family, so it’s a little bitter sweet watching him fly the coop.
Justin has a close knit family and they all enjoy each other’s company.
Justin has his close friends that he holds dear and his beloved dog Maggie.
Enjoy the moments of your senior year, it’ll go by in the blink of an eye. Before you know it you will be putting on that cap and gown. Can’t wait to celebrate with you next spring!
Year’s ago, I scribbled down ideas, inspirations, creative outlet’s that I had to put down on paper. I never knew if I would get around to doing any of them, but at least it was a goal. I’d always had the idea of doing a GREASE inspired shoot. It was my favorite childhood movie growing up. My mom had taken me to see the movie several times while it was in theaters. Over the year’s of my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great people. I started to pin together my thoughts and got a hold of a few of my mom’s I’ve worked with, and the inspiration became reality. I’d been a nervous wreck about this shoot, worrying it would rain. We planned this out on a date we knew everyone would be in town. I was giddy that it was such a beautiful evening.
Danny, by Micah.
Sandy, played by Cambell.
Kenickie played by Beckham.
Rizzo played by Cece.
Frenchy played by Addison.
Putzie played by Harrison.
Patty Simcox played by Ady
Marty, played by Sadie.
Jan, played by Maddie
Principle Mcgee played by Lea.
Danny and Sandy having a bit of fun with each other. As each one of these kid’s walked up to the shoot, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. They all looked so good.
‘Tell Me About It Stud!’
This was such a fun shoot, the kid’s were enjoying themselves and I was caught up in the moment of how fitting each an every single kid did their part. One of the mom’s was kind enough to have songs from the GREASE soundtrack playing as we did the shoot. How fun!
Rizzo an the guys…
Ahh, teenage crushes……
I did a series of shots, an our youngest Greaser didn’t want to miss out on what was going on. Graham was too funny.
I give BIG props to these kids. They did AWESOME. I directed where I wanted them to go, but they did their part of acting. It was neat watching them come together and create these persona’s they were acting.
Who knew Sandy + Kenickie. Cambell and her brother Beckham got a shot together in the stands.
This shoot was held at New Albany High School. As some of them are students there, I wanted to incorporate that into the photos.
And that’s a wrap! You all did such a wonderful job and I am so pleased with the turn out. Each and every one of these kid’s played an important part of this shoot. Job well done to each of you. And I have to give a HUGE thank you to the parents. We started planning this shoot in May. Over the summer we had had many conversations about the shoot. The parents all helped each other and they did an incredible job dressing the kids. I could not have brought this inspiration to life without their help. And I’d like to thank Mr. McPeek for allowing us to use his awesome Hot Rod in the shoot. He was kind enough to drive it over to the school and let us borrow it. The kid’s enjoyed it too! So from the bottom of my heart, THANK ALL OF YOU for helping me these last few months, and for your help at the shoot. You all rock!
Nothing like getting the whole gang together for some family portraits. With family visiting from Tennessee, they wanted to get some updated shots, as well as a new addition to the fam. Davey and Mary Lou have been together for 60 year’s and have this growing legacy before them.
April, Justin, Janet an Joe are our neighbors up the road, so it’s been nice getting to know the extended family these last few year’s.
Sasha and her husband Jonathan an their kids, Dylan, Lana and Evie came up from Tennessee. Lana comes up to stay for the summers and entertains our boy, so it’s always a lil bitter sweet to see her go.
Wayne and Amber
April like’s to keep her family close by and makes the most of their times together.
Justin and Emma having a bit of fun with each other.
Evie looks a lot like her Mama and big sis.
Aww, melt my heart. Through the good and the bad times, Davey and Mary Lou have held on tight to one another. That is the true meaning of love.
Jonathan an his kid’s, he’s got a great family there. I think he knows it!
All I can say is these three are TROUBLE! Always keeping me on my toes. But it’s been nice having them as neighbor’s, we hang out with them a lot, playing games and rotten banter with one another. The good times.
Another summer is coming to a close and Lana an her family have returned home to Tennessee. They always enjoy their get together’s. And they anxiously await the next time they can just be…family.
Jacob had contacted me about doing family portraits. He said they hadn’t had them done in a long time and they also had a new addition to the family. I was happy to sort that out for them. Jacob and his wife Hydie an their kiddo’s, Nebraska, Jackson, Riley and Hudson.
Nebraska is 16…
Jackson is 13…
Riley is 11…
Hudson is going on 9 months old.
They were eager to get Hudson some proper photos as they hadn’t done that in her wee months. She was so content to sit in the tub her parents brought along.
Look at that precious face.
Hudson, one with nature.
Hudson had to model a adorable dress her parents brought back for her from a recent trip to Hawaii. Doesn’t she look cute.
And there was some Buckeye Pride to be had…..
I’m guessing these photos are one of the few times they are all getting along well, but regardless, they seem like a tight knit family and all did their part helping out with Hudson.
Hudson has some great role models to look up to as she grows up. She’s going to be one well rounded kid!
This was one of those nights were everything felt so dreamy. The perfect field with the massive long limb tree. The sun set illuminating the skies. A family that is deeply wrapped around this little girl. Emma’s her name. She and her Mama Abby danced in the field, as Emma giggled away and wanted more spins.
Those sweet tender moments, how quickly they go. To stop time for a moment and hold on to it in a photograph, that is what makes my day. Those precious minutes you don’t want to forget.
Emma was full of character. She was shy, she was sassy, she has a bashful little grin.
Emma’s Uncle Kyle gives some tender hugs. Those arms hold her tight, protecting her. She clearly adores him.
I was fortunate enough to shoot on their beautiful property again. Emma’s grandma Candy filled me in on the long History of the family farm. Generations have come and gone, but the traditions continue to grow.
Candy and Emma looked into the water’s to see what they could find. Emma loved to pick up the rocks and toss them back into the water. She’s very curious and attentive to her family.
It was fun just standing back and watching the interaction of a mother and daughter. So tender and sweet.
Emma was full of hugs for her Mommy. If only you could bottle those up!
Thank you for an amazing evening in a sunlit valley of all things good.