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baby jacob || brecksville newborn photographer

Newborn babies (especially little boys named Jacob!) are the sweetest, little things to grace this earth.  I love how they scrunch their face in protest one minute but then smile in their sleep the next.  And there's really nothing better than getting to spend time with a sweet little boy like this one on a rainy Saturday morning!

ava's second birthday || solon birthday photographer

Ava is two!  And had the sweetest little birthday party to celebrate!  Her birthday happens to fall right around Derby time and so the party took place during the big race.  How cute were the bubble wand favors for the kids?

Miss Ava was such a lady with her cupcake...requesting a spoon before she would dive in!

krista & matt's wedding part one || cleveland wedding photographer

I love weddings, but it's hard to be away from my family for such a long day in order to photograph them.  But when amazing friends that are like family ask you to make an exception, you don't say no.  Krista and Matt's day was just perfect!  Krista made the most stunning bride, the ceremony was beautiful and the wedding party had a blast relaxing downtown at Brick and Barrel before the reception started. 

carli's first birthday || solon birthday photographer

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star...Carli turned one!  And had a little bash to celebrate.  She's pretty much the most easy-going kid I've ever met and is already chasing after the big kids like it's no big deal.  And can we talk about that white canvas tent the kids were playing in?  So neat!  I think I may have to get one for our sunroom...

gooseneck wines || cleveland wine photographer

I may be eight months pregnant, but I won't turn down a wine client!  Especially one like Gooseneck Vineyards (based out of Rhode Island).  Not only are their wines affordable, but their Chardonnay tops my list of favorites.  This summer shoot was one of my favorites...even if my model canceled last minute and I had to step in myself.  A tripod and a husband to click the shutter comes in handy when you're left in a pinch!

danielle & danny || bay village engagement photographer

It's no secret that I love everything to do with water, the sea, the lake.  So when Danielle & Danny wanted a more serene background, we headed right to Huntington Beach in Bay Village for some beautiful lakefront shots.  Afterwards we headed down into a little grassy field that is just across the road.  Simple and sweet.

krista's bridal shower || rocky river bridal shower photographer

Krista and Matt's big day is only a couple weeks away!  Looking back through Krista's gorgeous bridal shower at Burntwood Tavern in Rocky River is making more and more excited for Krista and Matt to say "I do!" Krista's mama and mother-in-law did an amazing job with the decor - just stunning.  Between the perfect weather, the people, the food and decor, it was just a good, good day.


krista & matt || cleveland engagement photographer

if you want to know how much i love you, count all the waves in the sea [unknown]

These two love birds are my favorite.  Not only are they old family friends of ours, but they are literally the two cutest people in love that I've ever met.  We headed down to the Outer Banks for our yearly family vacation.  Only Krista didn't know that Matt was also driving down in the middle of the week to pop a very important question on our family's favorite beach...

the m family || cleveland family photographer

Little girls dressed in pink, is there anything sweeter?  These two little girls were a bundle of fun at their session - the look on the older sister's face when I said she could jump on the bed, just this once?  Priceless.

This session also marks the first time I've tried my hand at making flower crowns - they came out so sweet and surprisingly were relatively easy to make!  I did opt for fake flowers, so these little girls could enjoy them even after our session.