Knack Family

I always have a blast capturing the Knack's and this time was no different. I left our session with a lot of fun new memories, a watermelon dum dum sucker, and an awesome new nick name... "fancy"! Check out how cute they are! Barry & Danielle, thank you for letting me capture your family over the years, it has been an absolute pleasure! I still remember Granger's first session a few years back. Those curls and eyes stopped me in my track and look at how handsome he has grown. Kensington is just as adorable with her gorgeous smile and crinkled nose...gah these two! They are also as sweet as they are cute, I think you'll agree after you scroll. 

Enjoy a few of my favorites from the Knack family... 

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David & Katie - 5.26.18

I've been busy this spring with weddings and capturing the love between some beautiful couples. I actually have a little break between now and my next one in September and then I will be taking my maternity leave in October! We are so ready for our little guy to arrive!

I had the pleasure of photographing David & Katie's wedding at the Franklin Park Conservatory (The Wells Barn) and it was a gorgeous celebration full of laughter, happiness, and even a little rain for good luck! I tend to have a few favorite moments with my couples and for David and Katie, two particular moments stand out. To me, "first looks" are wonderful intimate moments shared between the bride and groom before their ceremony. It's a chance to be alone and celebrate, cherish, and enjoy one another before they walk down the aisle to a room full of their favorite people. It's in those tender moments that I tear up... every single time! A "first look" is often the only time the bride and groom get to just enjoy each other without being surrounded by all of their guests. If you are on the fence about a "first look" I encourage you to think about it and ask other brides about their experience. I had one myself and I LOVED having those moments alone with my Husband and wanted him to see me first before guests and even family. I would do it again in a heart beat. It didn't diminish the big walk down the aisle, but intensified it as I got to stare again at the love of my life. My second favorite moment was when Katie called David into the bridal suite right before the ceremony for a quick hug, kiss, and few words of love and support. David and Katie, there is no doubt you two were put on this earth to be together. Congratulations, you are such wonderful, kind, and loving individuals and are so perfectly paired as a couple. Enjoy the new adventure that awaits you together and I can't wait to see where it takes you! They are spending their honeymoon making a big move and help me in wishing them all the luck in the world in their new home! <3

Please enjoy some of my favorites from David & Katie's special day! 

Hotel: Renaissance Downtown Columbus

Ceremony/Reception: Franklin Park Conservatory - The Wells Barn

Coordinator: Sarah Mynes

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Sam & Sammi - Maternity

Momma is going to miss those little kicks, but she'll love kissing those little toes more. <3 Congrats Sam & Sammi, I hope you are enjoying all the new snuggles!

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The Hampp Family

Catching up on some blogs posts before the big fall rush. Gah, it was a wonderful summer! Just look at this beautiful family! Their girls couldn't get any cuter and wait until you see their outfits! <3 Hampp's, you're up on the blog.

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Jenson - One Year

Turning one is a big deal and so is this little man, Happy First Birthday Jenson! I hope your first handful of cake was absolutely delicious. This cutie pie loves to knock down blocks, swing at the park, people watch (who doesn't) and listen to "yellow submarine". He had us working hard for a few smiles, but it was well worth it, don't you agree!?! Better yet, when he concentrates, he sticks out his tongue a little and I kinda love it! Jenson, you beautiful sweet boy you, it was a pleasure!

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Luca - One Year

My how time flies, especially the first year of life. So many milestones and adventures to be had. I've had the honor and pleasure of capturing Luca through his first year and he has been a joy to work with (if you can even call it work). We had a blast exploring during his one year session. He loved touching the different textures, crawling up steps, walking towards momma, pointing out butterflies and fish, as well as playing with his shoes and icing painting. Happy First Birthday Luca! Slow down ok, because the big boy haircut and little Levi jeans have me a little teary eyed. Such a sweetie pie, gah! I look forward to watching him grown into the amazing little man he already is. Love ya Luca! <3

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Aila - Two Years

I still can't believe Aila just turned two!!! What better way to celebrate than to play and dance in the leaves. Let me tell you, she has some moves! :) Such a sweet and fun little lady. It has been a pleasure to photograph her since she was a newborn. Happy Birthday Aila Lane! 

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