I do love me some fall outdoor backyard family photography sessions! These are the best. It is low stress for families, doggies are happily involved, and it is convenient for everyone! These lovely ladies and their parents were so much fun to photograph. Here are a few highlights from the evening.
As summer comes to its close, there have still been plenty of hot days here in southern Ohio! This family photography portrait session was located at a park in Trenton, OH, complete with a breathtaking sunset and several hot air balloons passing by. It was in the mid-80s during this session, but these boys and their parents were troopers!
If you have lived in Mason for any length of time, you may recognize some of these fine folks. I have known this family for over 20 years already, and always have a blast spending time with them. Taking their family photos is always lots of fun. Here are some of the highlights!
If you need a dose of cuteness, look no further. These guys are always a blast to photograph and today was no exception. And now the baby of the family is no longer a baby! Levi is 1! Welcome to toddlerhood.
One of the best things about being a photographer in Cincinnati is getting to visit different spots around town for sessions. I have always loved Eden Park and even lived on Eden Park Drive while I was in college, so this area is a favorite for me.
Just because the kids are grown and out of the house does not mean you cannot get together for family photos! These kids surprised mom for Christmas with a gift card for a session. We finally put the gift card to use and had a fun time taking pictures at Eden Park and the Conservatory.
I had the pleasure of assisting the amazingly talented Leah Robbins of Leah Robbins Photography a few weeks ago photographing a wedding at Rolling Meadows Ranch in Lebanon, OH. It was a gorgeous day, a fantastic couple, and a whole lot of fun capturing the day with my friend.
Here are some photos from this magical day. Many blessings to Matt and Brittney!
This was an incredible "first-look" moment when the bride turned the corner and saw her groom for the first time.
We took a short drive to downtown Lebanon for some really neat shots in town.
And then it was time for the outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Rolling Meadows Ranch.
The couple had The Photo Bus Cincy at the reception which was a lot of fun for guests to have a candid picture from the night! Now I'm kind of wishing Leah and I had hopped in there for a fun photo. :)
Nothing tops off an evening of wedding fun like a sparkler exit.
This gorgeous house will soon be available for purchase in Hamilton, OH! Located in a beautiful neighborhood overlooking the city, the view from the wall-to-wall windows in the family room is absolutely AMAZING! Don't miss out on this 2400 sq ft (not including an unfinished basement for even more space) 4 bedroom house with a view! See the full listing here.
My sweet friends are getting ready to return to their other home out of the country. While I'm so sad to see them go, I am excited for this next chapter with their new addition! They wanted one last family photo session before they leave, so we headed to a local park. You may recognize this mama and baby from the main page of this website! They are all so beautiful inside and out and I am blessed to know them.
The original plan for this session was to travel to a park but with four large dogs, this family decided the backyard would be a better idea. Honestly, I love backyard sessions! Everyone is more relaxed and comfortable being in a familiar place, pets are welcome to take part (including lizards - see Kermit below!), and the pictures are more meaningful because they showcase home. If you are looking for family pictures but are hung up on a location, just take a look outside your door!
Sometimes it's just easier to have pictures taken at home. I totally get it, and often recommend this to clients! This session was an at-home session in Centerville to capture some pictures of an 18-month-old cutie. I really like taking pictures at a family's home because the children are more apt to be themselves, feel comfortable, and the pictures reflect their personalities. I was also able to grab a few of the adoring siblings waiting in the wings.