2020. What a year. I can't tell you how good it feels to be back behind the camera. This session was so much fun and being in downtown Cincinnati at Smale Park for photography sessions is always a treat. It was good for my soul to be back doing what I love to do.
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And it is always fun being photobombed by Cincinnati's finest...
Our state just enacted a stay at home order. Since the closing of schools on March 12, many of us have already been at home with our children and working mostly from home. I decided to offer my neighbors a portrait session so that we can remember these "unprecedented" times. (I have heard that word so many times these past few weeks and it kind of drives me nuts... but here we are.)
Being able to provide these sessions was truly a blessing to me. I met more neighbors while "sheltering in place" (another phrase I could live without hearing again...) than I have in four years of living in this neighborhood. We are all going through this experience in close proximity and we each have our own struggles but I have already seen neighbors talking more across lawns, waving more to those who walk by, and just acknowledging each other and the shared experience we are living through.
Here are some of the photos that I took (from a distance of course...)
This session is of a family near and dear to my heart having one last hoorah with their 14-year-old Lily girl. Lily was a sweet dog, and was loved by all who knew her.
Fall is finally here! The leaves are at their peak, and this family had a gorgeous night at the park for family pictures.
Twins!! I love photographing toddlers, but twin boys was a real treat! These guys were so full of personality and it was a joy to take their pictures. We started this photography session indoors and then moved outside for some family pictures. These guys are the cutest!
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.