Melissa, Matt, Jake, and Sammie

While back in Ohio about a month ago, I had the pleasure of photographing one of my best friends and her family.  I’ve been photographing the kiddos since they were both born, but this was the first official session with M, M, J, and S.  What started as a gloomy, stormy evening quickly turned into a vibrant green + perfectly lit 1.5 hours.

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The challenge of getting two little kiddos to look at the camera, together, with at least a half-smile is one of the hardest parts of the job!  Luckily, grandma was close by and lent a hand.

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Sammie was so sweet + calm while brother Jake had some energy to release!

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Doll face.  Seriously.

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The heat + humidity made jakes cheeks turn a little rosy. 

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Jake is such a sweetheart and a fabulous big brother!

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Next up was a mini-session for mom + dad. 

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I was in love with Melissa’s red Toms!

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A personal favorite.

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And we ended the shoot with a little birthday celebrating for Sammie!

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kids + cake = cuteness

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I just adore this family!

Ashley