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Thank you for stopping by to check out my recent work. I look forward to spending time with you and your children and family, forever capturing their personalities and your relationship in a precious piece of art for your home.

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I’ve known Ally for a few years through dance and she is one of the sweetest girls I know.  Her smile lights up her whole face and is quite infection so I think her #8 is perfect for her.

Here are some fun facts about Ally!  #2 is definitely true – tap is probably my least favorite to watch because my daughter didn’t tap, but I LOVE watching Ally tap!  She’s really good at it and usually places well at competitions.

1. I’ve been dancing for 14 years

2. My favorite type of dance and my forte is tap

3. My favorite subject is biology

4. I plan to major in biology on the pre med track with a possible minor in Mandarin Chinese

5. I play the tenor saxophone in marching band, concert band, jazz band, and for the musical.

6. I am in 5 volunteer clubs

7. I LOVE all dogs

8. My favorite color is yellow because it reminds me of sunshine

9. I love watching Indians baseball and Pittsburgh Steelers football

10. I’m actively involved in my church’s youth group.

The kids are getting ready to head back to school and I’m trying to reorganize my business and my workspace.  I love the summer because my kids are around, but in August I start to crave routine so I am working on regrouping myself.  Does anyone else struggle with this?

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But let’s be REAL!!  This is what it usually looks like.  Organized chaos maybe??

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No, I don’t normally photograph weddings, but my sweet niece talked me into it!  I had so much fun because the lighting, the venue and the people were all so perfect.  It was an amazing day and I’m happy I was able to get some great photos for Sean and Tabitha.  It took me a whole day to recover lol.

I was really excited they played this song during their ceremony because this was the song Mark and I first danced to as husband and wife!  The words mean so much to me.

 

Christmas is about a month away and I have some great ideas to share with you!  Most of these you can shop right from your own home – my favorite way to shop!

My daughter-in-law sells cute Thirty-One bags.  Here is her site: Kellie’s Thirty-One Site

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Who doesn’t love jewelry?!  Cristina has some really fun parties so I highly recommend you giving her a call today. :)

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Cristina’s Premier Jewelry site  The site wasn’t working when I checked so email me if you need her contact information.

 

 

I promise you this girl will amaze you.  She started this business in high school!  She has an incredible mind and spirit that is contagious.

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Click here to contact Krista: Krista’s scarves 

 

 

One of my favorite nail polish companies is Essie   It’s fun to see what colors they come out with each season and I might have a slight addiction to them!

 

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I really love anything from Pacifica, but these are my favorite products:

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I always check out this site:  EWG Skin Deep to see how many chemicals are in makeup products. :)

 

I use a couple different essential oils, but I do have a friend who sells doTERRA.  Click on here name to check out the oils:  Mary Kay.  No, it’s not makeup.  ;) haha

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Owl Eyes on You is one of my favorite boutiques.  The owners are the sweetest mother/daughter team you could ever meet.  Stop in and start your holiday shopping!

 

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Here is a new jewelry line my friend, Connie, introduced to me.  Here is her contact information:  Connie8@zoominternet.net 330.416.3358

 

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While you’re doing all this shopping, you just might need something to boost your energy a little!

Amy’s Advocare site.

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I had my colors done by Pat Gibson from The Artistry of You and it was so much fun!  She gave me a little booklet of colors so I can look for my colors when I’m out shopping.  I love this thing!

 

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How about a gift card from my friend, Michelle?  She gives the best massages!  She is certified in Ohio and will make you feel very relaxed.  Here is her site:  Bodywork by Michelle.

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If you’re going to do any online shopping, check out ebates!  Click here for my special link:  Lisa’s ebates.

Right before the holidays, it would be fun to get your nails all pretty.  Call my friend, Barb, at Salon Evangelene.  She is fabulous at doing nails!  You should probably get your house all pretty too and have MTO Cleaning.  Lisa and Sean are so great to work with, but hurry because they book up fast for the holidays.  Don’t forget about your hair!  Becki and Janna are the best stylists I know.  Tangerine Parlour.

Oh, and a gift certificate from ME would be an awesome gift to give to anyone!  Shameless plug there. :)

If you use any of these services, please let me know because I always like to help my friends out!

 

 

Here are some of my favorite photos from Jenni’s senior portrait session.  Jenni is such a sweet girl and I don’t think she realizes how beautiful she is.

Jenni’s random facts are pretty cool and they make me want to hang out with her!  Interesting fact is that she numbered them with Roman Numerals, but when I cut and pasted her list, it wouldn’t copy them they way she typed.  Very strange, but worth mentioning.  lol

  1. I like giving cute nicknames to my friends and family.
  2. I’ve been in multiple choirs since fourth grade.
  3. I want to be a roller coaster engineer.
  4. I have a music collection so extensive even Randy Jackson would be impressed.
  5. I think sunrises are worth waking up for.
  6. I know endless fun facts that have no relevance in real life.
  7.  An example: In ancient times, Egyptians shaved off their eyebrows to mourn the deaths of their cats.
  8.  I have impeccable grammar other than my constant use of run-on sentences.
  9. I’m blanking on more fun facts about myself but if I make a list it has to be in a multiple of five.
  10. I don’t put milk in my cereal.

Check out her video here:

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Erin is one of the funniest girls I know!  I love that she isn’t afraid to be silly and laugh at herself.  Here are some random facts that she gave me to share.  I love that she calls her car Hank!  Erin, you eat all the time?!  I’m jealous you can eat all the time and still look the way you do.

 

I’m going to the university of Dayton

I have 3 dogs

My favorite color is yellow

I have one kidney

I’m obsessed with my car (Hank)

I love to hangout with my friends, and eating at all times.

 

 

 

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I have known MacKenzie since she was in preschool!  She has grown up to be a sweet and beautiful girl.  We had fun during her session and I loved seeing a different side of MacKenzie.  I also love that she gets sarcasm!  Sometimes I have to be careful because I like to joke around and be sarcastic, but some people don’t get it.  She definitely does and probably got it from her mom. haha

Some fun random facts about MacKenzie:
1. Go to medina high school
2. Going to Akron University
3. Majoring in Child Life Specialist
4. Favorite color is purple
5. Cat named Jasper
6. I have an older brother named Matt
7. I volunteer at Garfield Elementary School
8. I work at Comet Cleaners
9. I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years.
10. And I enjoy all sports

 

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I photographed Paige last fall at her grandmother’s home.  I loved it because there were just so many different great places to shoot.  Years before I photographed her cousin so I was excited to go back.

Paige is from a very large family and when you visit them it makes you wish you were part of the family!  They do a good job of making you feel like family anyway.  :)  Actually, our families are connected in a weird way.  My aunt and uncle are divorced, but she is still my aunt because she always has been and she married Paige’s grandfather.  I think that’s how the story goes anyway.  Really the nicest people you could meet.

Here are some random facts about sweet Paige:

1. I run cross country.

2. I am going to Grove City College next year.

3. I’m very involved in my church youth group.

4. I want to study either physical therapy or math education when I go to college.

5. I love singing. I am in 2 choirs at school and take private voice lessons.

6. I’m a part of the yearbook staff at my school.

7. I go to Highland high school.

8. I’m very close with my family and cousins. (my cousins live right next door to me).

9. I love Disney world.

10. My favorite TV show is One Tree Hill.

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My own girl is a high school senior!  Shelby is a sweet and quiet girl and one of the nicest people I know.  She always has great ideas and solutions for almost everything – unfortunately for her, that makes her my go-to person! haha  I rely on her for a lot and will desperately miss her when she goes away to school….good thing we have Facetime!  If you take the time to get to know my quiet girl, you’ll find she’s pretty unique and worth knowing.

Shelby has big dreams for herself and goes after what she wants.  I can’t wait to see what she does with her life.

I forgot to add Shelby’s 10 random facts!  It was so fun for me to read what she had to say.

– I love to help others
– If I’m going to read a book, it has to grab my attention big time
– I love the ocean, but hate swimming
– I love to have a busy schedule
– I’m very addicted to coffee
– If I can go to the park then it’s a good day
– I wish I could play piano
– My sister and I taught ourselves sign language for fun
– I love when I have the opportunity to teach extra dance classes
– I love my winter clothes, but I’d rather take summer weather any day

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Kevin is my youngest “bonus” son.  He and his Fiancee love the Lorain County Fair so they asked me to do an engagement session for them at the fair.  It was certainly a challenge to find some alone time with them, but they also wanted people in their photos to show the fun times of the fair.  They camp out there for the week so it’s like home to them for a week.

I also have an album on Facebook with some other favorite images: Facebook

 

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