Baby Mila | NewbornApril 24, 2014

Cleveland Ohio Baby Girl Photos

This session was oh-so-fun for me. Remember Melissa and Michael and their epic Serbian wedding? Mila is their baby! (By the way, how cute is it that their names all start with “M”?) I cannot tell you how amazing it is to be a part of such big stages in a couple’s life. It’s really mind-blowing that I get to document such important life events!

Baby Mila has such a sweet temperament. Besides being a tad fussy when mom wasn’t holding her, she was so calm and observant the whole session. :) And do I even need to mention the hair? It’s already so beautiful! She’s an adorable little girl.

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Mila’s nursery colors are so unique! Coral, teal and a golden yellow. So pretty for a little girl!

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I adore this one. The contrast between baby’s fingers and dad’s finger is just so incredible.

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Sara & Jim | Indigo Lake PortraitsApril 21, 2014

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Sara and Jim are two of my favorite people ever. I did their engagement photos last fall, and when I put out a plea on Facebook for models for a teaching session I was planning for my second shooters, they didn’t hesitate. I’m so incredibly happy we got to work together again because these two are so fun. Jim has such a good attitude and a constant smile and Sara giggles at everything he whispers in her ear. Perfect. :)

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Fun news: I’m starting to play with film. :) :) Sara and Jim were super patient with me while I switched between my film camera and my digital one. Up there on the left is film, digital is on the right.

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Sara and Jim are getting married in Mexico in just a few short months!

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Alright, I have to brag on my second shooters a bit … that one up there on the right is from my new assistant Samantha. She has a great eye!

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Sara and Jim make me smile. :) As does that photo up there on the left by my assistant Markie!

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Love this one. You too look good together … and next to that lifesaver too. ;)

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Love the laughter. It makes me so happy to take photos like this!

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Julie & Micah | Outdoor Cincinnati WeddingApril 17, 2014

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Julie says that her favorite thing about Micah is that he shows her he loves her every single day. And THAT was my favorite thing about their wedding. I love observing couples, and watching Micah watch Julie was just so sweet. She is one lucky lady because he thinks the world of her.

These two got married on a beautiful, breezy day in a suburb of Cincinnati. Julie is the daughter of my former co-worker (Hi, Lisa!) and I’ve been so excited about this wedding since she booked last spring. Add to the fun Julie’s daughter, Jaylen, and you have one rockin’ wedding! :)

Julie and Micah, thank you for sharing your happiness with me. I loved documenting your big day, and I’m so excited to keep up with your newly joined family. :)

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Julie and Micah chose to do a first look before the ceremony …

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I love that all the guys, including the ring bearer, plus Julie wore Converse sneakers. What a comfy choice!

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So, funny story: At the exact moment of the first kiss, Jaylen yelled, “Ewwwww!” which obviously cracked everyone up. Looking at these photos though, I think a bug flew into her mouth, which was probably what she was really “ewwwing” about. Can we verify this, Julie? Lisa? :)

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Julie’s sister, Mallory, SANG the father/daughter song. Oh my goodness. Such a sweet moment.

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Julie and Jaylen had their very own dance too.

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Ceremony: Harbin Park
Reception: Receptions Fairfield
Florist: Two Little Buds
DJ: Everlasting Sounds
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridemaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Honeymoon: Punta Cana!

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Goodreads: I Am MalalaApril 16, 2014

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading since the beginning of the year, and am currently on books #7 and 8 of my 25 in 12 challenge! Speaking of reading two books at once … it’s not something I normally do but I find that when I’m reading a business book, I want to curl up with something a little lighter before bed. How about you guys? Do you read multiple books at a time? I’m learning to set aside my Type A ways and be open to change. ;)

Here’s my take on the books I’ve read since the beginning of the year:

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
I can’t believe this was my first Anne Lamott book, with how much my family and friends rave about her work. Lamott is just as witty, yet thought-provoking, as everyone says she is. She’s a smart writer, and this is a good intro book into her faith and how prayer plays a part in our everyday lives. (****)

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
I loved this book in a painful kind of way. Having not read much about Pakistan, and especially not by a Pakistani, Malala opened my eyes to another side of the conflict in that part of the Middle East. The short of it: At 15 years old and on her way home from school, Malala is shot in the head by a Taliban member. She survives (!) and dedicates her life to fighting for women’s right to education. (*****)

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
A touching memoir about a son’s (Schwalbe) relationship with his dying mother. Schwalbe’s mother was so inspiring and made me want to get out there and do something amazing with my life. (****)

MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
I listend to this on my way to Chicago to meet three of my best friends from college. It really hit home at the perfect time as I was greeting and then saying goodbye to three dear friends who live across the country. Having moved multiple times in the last 10 or so years, I really identified with Bertsche, who found herself living in Chicago with no girlfriends and no prospect to meet any new ones. I loooove my friends and having close girlfriends is really important to me, so this book was fascinating and really made me think about friend-making post-college. (****)

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafek
OK. I liked this book until the ending. I won’t tell you what happens, but for me it was just way too unrealistic and, quite frankly, really annoying. Besides the ending, I enjoyed the story that switched between an unhappy housewife in present-day America and various narrators in 13th-century Turkey, including the poet Rumi and his companion, Shams. This book is all about love (and spirituality) and what people go through to find it. (***)

And just to keep me accountable, here’s my progress on my 25 in 12. If you have any recommendations, send ‘em my way! :)

  1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  2. Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
  3. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  4. Film is Not Dead by Jonathan Canlas (in progress)
  5. Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen (in progress)
  6. Blog, Inc. by Joy Deangdeelert Cho
  7. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
  8. Emma by Jane Austen
  9. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  10. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter
  11. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  12. Boundaries by Henry Cloud
  13. The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan
  14. The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon
  15. Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner
  16. Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
  17. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  18. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  19. MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend by Rachel Bertsche
  20. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
  21. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

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