Blog Category : Families

The Cirwinski Family

June 21, 2017

Extended family sessions are the perfect blend of fun and awkward.  There is always that *one* family member who can crack a joke at the PERFECT time to get those genuine laughs.  I LOVE that family member.  The awkward comes in when we break it down into smaller groups.  Suddenly, you now have everyone else… Read More

The J Family

June 01, 2017

I wish I could see all of my SimplyTold families multiple times a year.  To see how the kids are growing.  To hear their belly laughs again and find out all that is new since I saw them last.  But…life gets busy.  Schedules fill more and more as the kids grow and sometimes coming up with… Read More

The Gower Family

April 24, 2017

The Gower family currently has a foster daughter in their care.   Due to the privacy of the fostering process, all images with her in them are not pictured here.  (It was almost painful to keep the adorableness of those images hidden from you all…because of course, watching the kids play together was SO STINKIN’ CUUUUTE!!!)  I… Read More

The Williamses

February 14, 2017

Every year, I get to meet more and more of Kristi’s family.  Her brother’s family and uncle’s family have all been in front of my camera now.  This time around, her parents joined us and oh…my word.  I loved them instantly.  Definitely saw that one coming!  All of them together had me howling behind my… Read More

The Lanters

December 23, 2016

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, I try try try to keep things light for SimplyTold.  Send off the last of my fall sessions to my clients (and wait to blog the ones being used for Christmas cards until after the holidays.)  My photography business slows just as Heavenly Nuggets gets a surge, and December is my… Read More

The Robertses

November 07, 2016

Big changes in the Roberts’ family almost made this shoot impossible to squeeze in.  As I shared with Heidi that I was already booked for the rest of 2016, it saddened me that I might not get to hang with her family and laugh with her boys this fall.  I put her on my cancellation list, knowing there… Read More

The Waldman Craigheads

November 04, 2016

I met these guys for the first time a little over two months ago.  Jet-lagged and exhausted as they were greeted by close friends and family at the Akron-Canton Airport after bringing their daughter, Lanzi, home from China!  What a night we had together, capturing the moment her brother and sister got to meet her… Read More

The “J” Family

October 25, 2016

I *ran* into Sara and Shawn at the Akron-Canton Airport 5K on the Runway a few weeks ago.  They were running it together and were kid-less and flying free for the morning!  Quite the change from the Mommy and Daddy role I see them in when we are together.  I enjoy seeing these two any chance… Read More

The Solidas

October 20, 2016

Husband-of-the-year, right here.  Ryan wanted to surprise Sarita with a family photoshoot as sort of a combined Mother’s Day and birthday gift.  He done good!  It has been five years since I last had them in front of my camera so this was a treat to me, too! Ryan is a web-developer and works with my… Read More

The Monaghans

October 17, 2016

When you think about it, sometimes the simplest of places can hold meaning to a family.  It does not always mean the big, populated “kid hangouts” in town.  Oftentimes, it is a nearby playground the kids used to play on every single day of their younger years.  Perhaps it is a tree-lined section of a… Read More