Yost Wedding

When Allison contacted me about photographing her intimate family beach wedding, I was thrilled. Her and her husband Chip share my love for the beach and wanted a family-oriented ceremony to blend their two families (her 3 sons and his son). The day of the wedding was a gorgeous yet windy one, so the ceremony was moved right off the beach to a pergola so we wouldn't get sandblasted. 

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and sweet. Allison's oldest son gave her away, and all of the kids were involved in the sand unity ceremony. After the ceremony, we did portraits on the beach despite the wind and were crashed by Andy Fox from WavyTV 10. They were such a sweet, loving couple and Allison was a beautiful bride!

Enjoy a few of my favorites from their special day - 

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Vera is One!

Vera is one! This year has passed so quickly. I can't believe me we made it! 

She's not quite walking yet, she's taking after her cautious dadda ;). She loves her dolls and stuffed animals - she has one baby in particular that she hugs, pats, and rubs its head (that always makes her feel better!). She's nurturing but tough. The other day she took a big tumble and barely blinked. So so thankful for this sweet, chubby cheeked, red(ish)head girl.

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I also got a chance to test out my new wide angle lens! Love the wider shots.

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Some people may not realize but I had a rough time physically during my labor and postpartum. For months I battled various infections and I didn't really feel normal again until she was around 5-6 months old. I'm really thankful that God carried us through and I wouldn't change any of those moments, good or bad. Thinking about that makes celebrating her birthday even sweeter!

Danielle + Lincoln

Vera's first birthday was this past weekend and most of Ben and I's families were able to come to town, including my sister Danielle and 8 month old nephew, Lincoln. This was my first chance to get photos of them and I love how they turned out. Isn't he a cutie? We did our session at Portsmouth City Park - I've been there plenty of times but never shot there and it was really beautiful (even if it was 100 degrees)! Here are a few of my favs.

Foor Wedding

Victoria and Josh reached out to me last fall about photographing their wedding at the Alliance Country Club in Alliance, Ohio. I went to high school with them and am honored that they thought of me for their big day. Their ceremony had beautiful views of the golf course (where people were playing!) and the weather was absolutely perfect.

Check out that veil! It made for some beautiful bridal portraits. While it was breezy that day, Josh helped me get the dramatic veil shots by helping the wind along - haha he's a keeper Victoria! 

Can you believe Victoria MADE this bouquet? Yep. She did such a great job, it was beautiful and she will be able to keep it forever.

Congratulations Victoria and Josh! I wish you guys all the happiness and success in your life together.

Baby V - 9(ish) months

Vera is almost 10 months old! I can't believe it. I've been better about taking photos of her with the big camera the past few weeks so I decided to share some here since it's been an embarrassing amount of time since I last posted...oops! Mom life=busy. 

In the past month or two she's learned to wave, shake her head yes and no, high five, say mama, and cruise. She army crawls but absolutely hates it, she'd rather try and walk along the furniture or (recently) push herself on her ride-on toy.

Any sort of bodily function makes her laugh hysterically - whether you cough, sneeze, fart, blow your nose, or clear your throat, LOL. The dog is still her favorite person and she's in a really cuddly phase right now. We love her so much <3