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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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!
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!
This sweet family has lived a few streets away from us since we moved to Liberty Township and they recently just purchased a new house a whole 25 minutes away. How dare they! Just kidding. I'm super excited for them, and I know we will still see them a lot because I plan on lounging by their new pool all summer! ;)
As a fun little goodbye to the old house, I came over for a family photo session the day before they closed. We only had a short time before the new owners came for their final walk through, so we did a quick session using the beautiful shiplap wall in the family room, a few pictures on the stairs, and then finished on the front porch.
I love taking family pictures. It is always a lot of fun, but today's session was even more fun because the folks in front of the camera just happen to be our besties. Although our families see each other most days of the week, it still has been four years since I have taken their last family photo! It was time. And we had a blast. :)
I usually don't take the pictures, edit, and blog a session all in the same day, but these guys are with my husband and older boys at their baseball game while I'm home with my napper so I get to be extra productive! But I really am missing sitting on the sidelines with all of our friends watching our boys play some baseball.
I met Sam back in the winter when I took some Christmas themed photos for his family. He was a sweetheart back then, and continues to be as sweet as can be! Sam loves trucks, balls, and Paw Patrol, and we were able to capture some of those elements in his two year old birthday photo session today. We met at a park in Liberty Township, and Sam had a great time!
We have had some awesome weather here in the Cincinnati area this fall! It has been unseasonably warm, and there have been some really beautiful nights for taking pictures. I just wrapped up edits on fall mini portrait sessions, and here are some of the fantastic folks who came out for a shoot this month!
I haven't had much time to blog my sessions in October because it has been such a busy month! I am finally caught up on editing my sessions just in time for five more in the next 24 hours. It is good to be busy! :)
Here are some photos from an early morning family session in Liberty Township. These guys were great and a dream to photograph.
And, when your session is over, it is time to let loose!!