I’ve know Charlie quite a few years now, and it was so good getting to spend time with him for his senior photos, which I can’t believe he’s having (already?). He’s such good company, and so interested in the world.. and lucky the world will be, too, when he goes out into it next year. He’s thoughtful, funny, intelligent and kind, and he was endlessly patient with my urging us on to new locations. Have a great year, Charlie, and congratulations on all you’ve already achieved. We are all looking forward to seeing what you accomplish next!
I think the Ledges at Virginia Kendall in the Cuyahoga Valley are my new favorite location to shoot just about anything! First I did an amazing engagement session there (see here) and I liked it so much that I invited Lily to see what she thought too when we were talking about locations for her senior session. Luckily for me she was game!
I really love the variety of backgrounds we got, and there were many opportunities for Lily to relax and show me her sparkling personality. She said she felt uncomfortable in front of the lens, but we roamed about and talked and laughed and I got to hear about her plans for college, and in her photos all I see is a gorgeous, composed young woman on the threshold of her life. Congrats on your graduation Lily. I know you make everyone very proud!
I first photographed Cameron when he was just a little older than his brother Parker is now. See him here.
Now he’s a big guy, and a big brother too. We met at one of my favorite locations, Indigo Lake in the Cuyahoga Valley. Cameron and Parker’s Mom chooses such great clothes and colors for her boys, and she wanted Parker in that cute little wooden crate, which worked perfectly for a baby not quite sitting up. It was a challenge to get both boys in the same photo, because Cameron was very busy exploring, and at first it was a challenge to capture him too, he was so busy. But that crate really came in handy, and when we took Parker out, Cameron climbed right in!
I love these two little ones. I first photographed Josie when she was 2, and again at 3, and then when Jeremiah was born we did a newborn session, and here he is walking around already. It’s amazing how quickly the time goes, and how quickly they grow. Josie has the most amazing blue eyes, and Jeremiah is his Daddy’s mini-me.
This session was a little crazier than our previous ones because Jeremiah never wanted to stop trucking about; he was the busiest little fellow I’ve met in a while. And Josie, such a sweet little mother to her baby brother, tried to help and corral him, and he delighted in the chase and moved faster.
Finally I broke out the bubbles, and to Jeremiah’s delight, Josie blew some for him. Those ones are far and away my favorites from this session. Those times won’t last either.
Ok, seriously, what is better than kids and puppies? When my friend adopted two puppies from the local rescue, One of A Kind Pets, (one for each of her kids), my first thought was that she really is a little crazy, and my second was deep, abiding envy. Because I LOVE puppies. And dogs. Maybe if you’ve looked at enough of my photos, you’ve noticed.
So I suggested we capture this very fleeting time when the kids and dogs are young together. We met at a really cool urban location in Akron, where I knew that the kids and puppies could run, and where I would get cool backdrops, and we did this. The dogs are almost full grown now, because I am that far behind in my blogging, and they have become really lovely family pets. The kids haven’t changed that much yet…. but they will.