Stuck in the 50’s: Johnny’s Diner with Friends

My friends and I have really enjoyed some fun stylized shoots with our kids. The girl’s lemonade stand started it all and then the boys wanted a shoot just for them, so the baseball idea was born. Then my friend Mandy had the idea to do a 50’s shoot for the boys and girls. She was so excited when she found Johnny’s Diner. I can’t imagine a more perfect setting for what we were envisioning. Johnny was incredibly gracious to let us use his diner and we are so thankful to have these images. These kids were friends from the time they were in our wombs-they are more like cousins really. We have made some incredible memories and I’m certain we will make many more in the years to come. Now, enjoy a little trip back in time:)johnnysdiner-124-lowresjohnnysdiner-126-lowresjohnnysdiner-301-lowres123johnnysdiner-212-lowresjohnnysdiner-122-lowresjohnnysdiner-121-lowresjohnnysdiner-091-lowres8johnnysdiner-158-lowresjohnnysdiner-114-lowres

The boys aren’t quite sure what to do when you ask them to show their muscles…

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The girls on the other hand know just what to do in front of the camera;)

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Let’s try the muscle pic again.

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This last pic is pretty special to me. My friends, Melanie and Mandy, are basically family to me. We became friends very early on after Jonathan and I moved to Ohio. Though it wasn’t planned, the girls talking in the background behind us is just perfect because it reminds me of how their friendship is a reflection of ours. These ladies are precious to me. We have been through a lot together and raising our kids up together during the past 8 years has included some of my fondest memories. Now we get to look forward to future vacations together to make more memories:)

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Kent, Ohio Newborn Session: Amelia

So much sweetness in this blog post.  Oh my goodness, little Amelia is just perfect.  Between her sweet, soft cheeks and lips to her big brother’s brilliant blue eyes, my heart could melt.  They are just beautiful creations. Lauren and Dave definitely have their hands full, but I know that no matter how much sleep they may be losing right now, they are enjoying loving on their beautiful kids knowing what true blessings they are:)

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Adorable Abundance {akron, ohio child and family photographer}

 

 

 

 

This family is about as adorable as they come and as sweet as can be.  The abundance of adorable-ness was only just beginning when I started of with this handsome, blue-eyed boy and then when his big sister was added into the mix…well, you can see for yourself;)

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Fiona is One

I love meeting new clients, especially when they are as fun as this family.  Fiona is an absolute doll and she was having a blast from beginning to end.  Nothing could be more fun to capture than a sweet, one-year-old as adorable and smart (wink, wink) as this girl.

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Capturing a Mother’s Heart {Mother’s Day 2013}

To All You Incredible Mothers:

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to capture your heart for your children.

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I love those first, intimate moments as they come into the world, those proud moments all along the way, to their wedding day and birth of your grandchildren.

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These moments fill up my heart  because I know just how you feel.  Sure not every day is like a walk in the park, but these moments we get to capture are the most important.  They represent you fully enjoying this gift that God has given you in your role of motherhood.

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Moments of  PEACE, LOVE,  laughter and pure JOY, hugs and kisses, and time together…these are the memories we hold onto.

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I feel so blessed to walk alongside you all in this journey.  Thank you for sharing your heart with me.

Wishing you the happiest of Mother’s Days,

Jen

A Little Free-Styling Ballet

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Every Saturday we try to get to ballet class a little early so that Elise can freely dance in the room before class begins.  She is getting a lesson in how to practice, focus and what repetition means.  The 45-minute class can sometimes be a challenge for a 4 year-old because of those things I just listed, which is why we have to get there early to allow for some free-style time;)

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And of course her friend, Lauren has to join in as well because dancing is always more fun with friends:)

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Happy Dancing!

-Jen

Adventures in Kite Flying (and mud puddles)

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I love the excitement from the kids as we got ready to fly our kites, but the wind was crazy that day and the kites were not taking flight.  You will see in the next few photos how things took an unexpected turn.ImageImageImage

You see, I started taking pictures of the sky and it wasn’t until my daughter started screaming that I figured out what was going on.

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Elise managed to get her kite in the air for a brief time and meanwhile Nolan was stripping off his mudding clothing.  My son does not like to be dirty.  But I loved what happened next because I can’t imagine a more fun way to capture a little boy than naked, dirty and running free in an open field.

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Nolan showed us his belly so he wanted to see his sissy’s belly too.

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I can’t imagine a better shot to capture the end of our adventure;)