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Special Edition Mini Session: Spring Lamb!

Oh, my goodness!!!  This adorable little girl and lamb were just too cute together!   A big thanks to the Indian Creek Camel Farm in L-A-M-B-ertville, too.  It was the perfect backdrop… complete with camels walking in the background!   This session was followed up with a day full of mini sessions 2 Saturdays later: our first set of our Special Edition Series!  More to come throughout the year, and a great way for some unique portraits with different themes!

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Welcome Baby Jillian!

Nothing is sweeter than curled up sleepy poses of a newborn!  And this little baby girl was just that…and so precious!  She was actually more awake than not for her session, but we still captured some beautiful sleeping images.  And look at the happy new big sister in the family portrait!  What a helper she was!

Mr. & Mrs. Walling

Stephen and Kaylee tied the knot on this beautiful, sunny Friday afternoon in July.  I had previously shot their engagement session here, but hosting their wedding at the Maumee Bay State Park set side for a whole other feeling of love.  It was a gorgeous wedding, right down to the last ribboned detail of their seaside-themed reception.  The ceremony was outdoors, facing Lake Erie and the reflective pond – just in the perfect spot for a slight lakefront breeze to keep the bride and groom cool in their formal gown and tux (which was BEAUTIFUL…I love the full-length image of Kaylee looking over her shoulder from the window).   What a flattering and sexy dress!  We walked along the pond for some of their formal poses, before heading indoors.  And being the water-lover that I am, I couldn’t resist throwing in some creative shots with some of their decorations…like their rings with the conch shells.  Best wishes to you both!


Cameron + Jennifer = Engaged

We started Cameron and Jennifer’s session out at a small riverside park in Defiance, Ohio.  Although it had been a record hot and dry summer, this willow tree offered all the greenery we could ask for (and shade)!.   We got some great shots along the river, and even a few at the local library.   I didn’t realize it at first, but their daughter was in their truck with Grandpa.  So we captured a few images of their family at the end of the session.  And boy, is Olivia cute!   I can’t wait to photograph their wedding day…which is actually right around the corner!


Mr. & Mrs. Abtahi

Ali and Katie tied the knot on this beautiful day a few weeks ago!  Katie’s wedding gown brought one word to mind…exquisite!  The outer layered skirt was designed out of such a light material, that Katie seemed to just glide it in.  It was both elegant and whimsical!  The groom, Ali, of course was just as stunning…and hilarious!  This couple had me in stitches during their winter engagement session, and it was the same for their wedding day!  Ali was dashing, sweeping Katie into kisses throughout the day, but relaxed enough to show us his I’m-brushing-my-teeth pose during the formals (yes, he had a real toothbrush in his jacket pocket!).  This is definitely a healthy dose of what every couple needs:  romance and a little humor!

They recited their vows and exchanged rings at the beautiful St. Joesph’s Church in Sylvania, with a reception following at Lourdes College.

Mr. & Mrs. Steskal

I didn’t get a chance to meet either Nicole or Martin until their wedding day…so we kept in touch, emailing back and forth until then.  Nicole even emailed me a picture of her trying on her wedding dress!  It was so elegant and chic, that I instantly was getting ideas for poses!

They met in Austria, where they both grew up.   But, Nicole’s journey to the U.S. to complete her degree couldn’t keep them apart!  Nicole called me just a few days after their engagement; and two months before their wedding date!  I was so glad I had it available…it was an honor to photograph their special day!

I met Martin at the Ann Arbor Arboretum Garden, where we staged their “First Look”.  The excitement on Martin’s face was adorable as he beheld his bride’s gaze when she walked up.  It was a beautiful moment!  We spent the next hour or so, photographing them in the garden, along the trail, and at the river bank.  Then we packed up for a trip back to Toledo for their private ceremony outside of the courthouse.  They exchanged vows and rings…and became the new Mr. and Mrs. Steskal!



Kaylee + Stephen = Engaged!

Last month I met Kaylee and Stephen at Maumee Bay State Park (where they are also getting married at this summer!) for their engagement session.  Love was definitely in the air…with hand-held walks on a sandy beach and the waves washing up to the shore.  We even saw several families of baby ducks waddling their way to Lake Erie.  They were so cute!









Christine + Michael = Engaged!

What a fun morning at the Toledo Botanical Gardens!  I met Michael and Christine here for their engagement session…and despite the chilly and windy weather, we had a blast!  Nothing like 2 hours full of dancing, kissing, piggy-back riding, and blowing dandelions at each other!  These images were just as fun to edit, as they were to take!  Congrats to you both!  I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next month!

Buckman Maternity

Seth and Stephanie are going to be new parents in just a few weeks!  How exciting!  I had the pleasure of watching these two get married a few years ago (they actually got engaged the same night my husband proposed to me!) and now they are about to welcome Baby Ava into the world!  I felt so blessed to be a part of this new chapter in their lives!  We started the session at Secor Park in Toledo, and then headed indoors at Stephanie’s parents’ home to finish up while it rained.  Here’s a few of my favorite images!

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