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.
I love a good overcast day when shooting. This day in particular was perfect. It allowed things to be cooler and a bit less squinting. Lori and Josh and their fam, Evan, Ella and Emma enjoyed the views of Bryn Du Mansion.
Ella looks up to her big sister. It’s cute how she wants to be just like Emma, with adding her own flair.
It was a rather rough (no pun intended) day for Evan. He’s not a fan of dog’s, an no matter how hard we tried, we kept having dog’s nearby us. It was upsetting for him and heartbreaking for me cause I was loosing his attention for photos. It was tough, but we got through it in the end. I missed that genuine Evan smile.
The kid’s have a great sense of humor, photo bombing mom and dad’s photo. Gotta keep that in the family album!
How cute is Lindsey, celebrating her 1st birthday with a big bright pink balloon. Lindsey is the daughter of a past Bride and Groom of mine, Carrie and Jason. She’s the perfect combination of her parents. Full of smiles and that adorable wrinkled up nose.
Jason and Carrie didn’t have to do much to get smiles from Lindsey. She’s a very sweet baby.
One year old’s are always a question of how will the shoot go, some are active, some don’t want to sit still. Some don’t want to co-operate. Some like Lindsey were content and happy go lucky. She didn’t fuss, she was happy and attentive. She is clearly the pride and joy of her parents. What a blessing she is.
Lindsey was happy seeing the woods all around her, checking things out. The innocence of a child, the unknown before them.
A quick moment alone for Carrie and Jason, the sun set back lighting them.
You made it through your first year of parenthood with flying colors. So many more exciting steps ahead as Lindsey continues to grow. Happy 1st Birthday!!
When you work with couples, from capturing their engagement, to their fabulous wedding and a few other sessions with them, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do a happy dance when they announced their first pregnancy. Earlier this spring, Jonathan and Christina came to Ohio an we met up for their maternity session. When they asked if I’d come to Michigan to shoot their newborn photos, I wasn’t about to miss out on this. It made for another get-a-way in beautiful Michigan to their home in the area of Midland. We made our travels rain free up until about five minutes before landing on their doorstep to a complete down pour. They introduced us to Elliott and Owen.
This is Owen. Mom and Dad call him Mr. Grunts cause he well grunts a lot and squirms. He’s a laid back dude.
Elliott is called Sir Planks from his parents cause he is constantly stretching his body straight out, an hold his head high.
They are changing so fast already. Each day they show their own personalities shining through.
They choose a nautical theme for the boy’s room and it’s so fitting with the waters that surround them.
We learned they were only happy if they were held or swaddled tightly. Oh how they reel you in from the start. They manage to melt the hearts of parents so easy.
Elliott and Owen are Fraternal twins. It’ll be interesting to see the changes in them as they get a little older. Right now they have painted their nail’s to tell them apart. Mom and Dad took no time in getting used to their sweet faces.
The downpour eventually stopped and we went into Christina and Jonathan’s lush back yard for some photo’s with the boy’s.
I have to say, Christina and Jonathan seemed so at ease with the boy’s. They seemed to have it down working around feedings and changes an off the wall sleep patterns. I’m sure they are making adjustments, but they are doing wonderfully for first timers.
The boy’s are giving more smiles. They are getting more hour’s of sleep, hopefully Mom and Dad too. They enjoy looking out the windows and lights. Oh just wait until Christmas!
So this shoot consisted of two days. The first day they just were not wanting to sleep, even though they were feeding frequently. If one would cry, it would wake the other. I didn’t want to go all that way and not get the shots I’d hoped for. So day two we tried again. They just were not having it, they were fussing and not sleeping. An then I just went with what they gave me, this is after all life. I laugh and see them in the future re-shooting some of these images as they are older.
And so it begins!
Christina returns to work in a week and I’m sure it’ll be hard on her leaving these two precious guy’s, but Jonathan will be caring for them, so they are in good hands. I’m so glad we got a chance to meet the new additions. It’s been so much fun working with you two over the past couple of year’s. I look forward to seeing the boy’s as they grow. Best wishes and Congratulations again!