Lily’s Senior Session | akron senior photographer

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!

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These Sweet Brothers | akron family photographer

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!

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Watching Them Grow | akron family photography

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.

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Kids and Puppies | akron family photographer

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.

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Such Elegance | akron senior photographer

What an amazing fall I had with my seniors! The final session I did was with Lauren, who came with her mom, sister and their lovely dog, Dusty, who I thought was a puppy at first, but eventually turned out to be a dignified older fellow. It was such an awesome and fun session, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end out the season.

Lauren was incredibly elegant, with a gorgeous bright smile. One of my favorite parts of photographing seniors is the way they bridge adulthood and childhood; self composed and mature one minute, and then smiling and goofing off the next, and Lauren totally embodied this. She and he sister were hilarious together, so we got some shots of them with Dusty. So much fun!

“We just love the photos! You were able to capture exactly what I hoped to see, but even more as I really considered Dusty to be a bit of a wildcard.” Deidre, Lauren’s Mom

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