Blog Category : Families

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

The Franks

October 15, 2016

I tell all of my families the same thing for our sessions.  Just love on your kids.  Sit with them.  Hug them.  Kiss them.  Tickle and chase them.  Or…in this case, grab your daughter’s ponytails like handlebars to INSTANTLY change her mood when she’s not quite “feeling” the shoulder ride.  Scott nailed it!  Nobody knows… Read More

The Lowes

October 11, 2016

Denise is always thinking of others.  I could tell that the first moment I met her.  She has rallied her girlfriends to put together the gift of a SimplyTold gift certificate a few times now, all the while putting herself on the back burner like most big-hearted people do!  Well!  I FINALLY got HER and her… Read More

The Terhunes

October 04, 2016

Being the sentimental “memory maker” that I now am (thanks to Owen!), I insisted we get a photo in front of their home.  Boxes have already started piling up inside as they prepare to move, but the Terhune clan was on board with the idea of kicking off their session right in the front yard.  I think every… Read More

The Gorhams

September 27, 2016

“Miss Nicole?” “Ya, buddy, what’s up?” as I was half listening, half shuffling through photoshoot blankets that had shifted during travel.  Searching into the abyss for any sign of my camera in the backseat. “I love you.” Aaaaaand CUE MY MELTING HEART…ugh!  Did NOT see that one coming. I do not see these Gorham kids… Read More

The Jobkars

September 20, 2016

Halfway through this session, I stopped and took it all in for a moment.  It is easy for me to forget what it was like when I was starting out.  The struggle to find your style, your brand and your ideal clients.  The kind of clients who trust you completely and hire you for you.… Read More

The Lantzes | Downtown Canton

August 26, 2016

In case you have not noticed the trend, my clientele consists mostly of newborns and families.  Itty bitties and kiddos galore!  A LOT of those families have young kids. As much as I LOVE (and prefer) a good sunset session, the reality is that if kids are cranky by the time that summer sun goes… Read More