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THE AYP BLOG

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This is my cousin Chrissy and her beautiful family!  (I also photographer her sister Gena in this session) When two athletic people have kids, watch out! Those kids can move! I’m thinking I burned off breakfast during this session and it was fun! These brothers are full of life and love! While the youngest, Frank, […]

Portraits

October 23, 2020

Sweet Family of Mine 2

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On the edge of Lake Erie we took in the vast views and listened to the waters lap up on the sandy beach.  While the sun was still high, we found cover under the beautiful oak trees where the light was only allowed trickle in talking all things motherhood.  As the sun started to soften […]

Portraits

October 17, 2020

Beachy Bump Session

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This sweet family just added a new member to their tribe!  She was so alert and well aware that someone new was around! It was so fun to catch up with  Mom and Dad while the twins played in the glowing light. At the end I showed the twins how to chase the light as […]

Portraits

October 15, 2020

A meandering path + chasing the light

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Warm temperatures and beautiful fall foliage!  The sun was just starting to dip behind the tall evergreens but we made the most of the last splashes of light.  Photographing these little active kiddos we moved around the community garden finding little nooks where there was a warm glow, tall grasses and climbable trees!

Portraits

October 14, 2020

Beautiful community garden session!

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The Mick family slipped off their shoes and tested the water.  We made our way from the sandy edge down to the rocky river bottom where cool water quickly engulfed our feet.  The light was soft and filled the creek below but only where the trees allowed so we hiked up toward a generous opening […]

Portraits

October 1, 2020

Creeks and Crawfish

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Apple picking season is in full swing at Bauman Orchards! Walking past rows of apples, noticing how each type of apple tree had an unexpectedly unique shape.  Each labeled row provided a stunning endless view of green and what seemed like a lifetime supply of apples.  Baskets in hand, I guided the Nesbitt family past […]

Portraits

September 24, 2020

Endless Green Views + a Lifetime Supply of Apples

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It was a cool summer day in June but that didn’t stop this session from being dreamy!  A winding creek, grazing horses, green pastures.  This session was literally a welcomed breath of fresh air amid the pandemic.  Congratulations to our friends Callie and Steve on their beautiful baby girl!

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July 23, 2020

A dreamy country session!

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We are all at home but that doesn’t mean that life stops.  There are still birthdays, memorable moments (baby’s first steps) and even weddings to capture! This is the second of a series of posts with the goal to help folks at home take better photos on their phone.  There are many ways to go […]

Portraits, Tips

April 25, 2020

Take better photos at home – Tell a story!

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Our baby Charlotte is 6 months old! Here are my top 6 tips for a portrait session with baby. 1. Happy baby = images you’ll love. Plan for a time when baby is happiest (at the very least, well rested and recently fed)! For a full 90 minute portrait session it isn’t uncommon for baby […]

Portraits

March 6, 2020

Top six tips for photographing baby

Baby Toes

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