Blog Category : Events

March of Dimes /// “March for Babies 2017” {Akron.Canton}

May 11, 2017

It was damp.  It was freezing.  It was a complete surprise when Barney did a backwards summersault into a headstand during the finale dance party.  The awesomeness of that dance move COMPLETELY caught me off guard and not capturing that moment was my biggest regret from the event!  Haha!  It.was.incredible. We may have had poor weather, but… Read More

Claire + James | “Headed Home”

October 06, 2016

Our 23 days in the PICU at the Cleveland Clinic with Owen literally felt like an eternity.  Like time stood still while the rest of the world was ticking away.  As I walked into Claire’s room at Akron Children’s, I could hardly wrap my mommy brain around my baby being in the hospital for 294 days.… Read More

Carson + Callie | 1st Birthday Party

August 22, 2016

Carson + Callie are ONE!  We filled the clubhouse with family, friends, cakes and gifts, and then sat back in wonder at where the last year has gone?!?!  How in the world are the twins already a year old?! Crazy.  Just crazy. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their big day…  Love this… Read More

March of Dimes /// “March for Babies 2016” {Akron.Canton}

May 11, 2016

When I was called out of the blue and asked to be this year’s “March for Babies” photographer, I teared up on the phone.  “I have been reading your blog ever since we thought about contacting you.  We think you would be perfect.  Your story is beautiful and I am so very sorry for your loss… Read More

Baby “H” | Gender Reveal Shower

April 26, 2015

BOWS, BOW TIES and BOWLING for this gender reveal!  With Greg being an avid bowler, it was so fitting to make that the creative way they share the gender with friends and family.  Carrie’s shower colors matched the color scheme for Baby H’s nursery (so cute!).  Oh, and the food…was…amazing!!! We had a great time “showering” Carrie,… Read More

Love the Children Ministries | Christmas 2014

December 24, 2014

For the last 4 years, this event has come around when John and I are dealing with a difficult holiday season…and for the last 4 years, this event has reminded me that giving will ALWAYS be better than receiving.  Across the board.  Even when we’re waiting to receive something ourselves.  Give anyway. Nobody knows what… Read More

LoveCanton | Picnic

September 03, 2014

Over the last few months, we had a joy-filled “send off” to my brother-in-law, Jason Lantz, as he turned in his hat as the head pastor of our home church, LoveCanton, and took on the role of visionary leader of RiverTree Christian Church and all it’s campuses.  LoveCanton, now a “campus” of RiverTree, has a… Read More

Crew | 1st Birthday Party

August 23, 2014

“His heart sounded like a train before his surgery.  And one night when I was praying for God to give me a sign that he was going to be ok…I heard a train.  We’ve lived here 5 years and I have never heard a train before.  Fitting, because he is our little engine that could…”… Read More

Love the Children Ministries | 2014 Kick-Off

July 21, 2014

  It’s taken me a while to make this post, because I just felt like I wasn’t going to do it justice.  Like whatever I said from this moment on would not be able to convey the huge impact of this event.  The emotions that I have personally felt.  The tears that I have shed… Read More

The Epic Life of Lily

June 24, 2014

“When you and Nicole hugged yesterday, it was as if the two of you have known each other for years and years…” Bethany sent me this text from a conversation she had with her husband, Derek, after I finally met her face to face at Lillian’s Memorial Celebration.  Derek noticed the bond between us.  Two… Read More