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Shawn & Sarah are ENGAGED and oh so Adorable!!

Meet Shawn & Sarah!  Shawn plays for the Columbus Clippers!  (I've been working part time at the games this summer and that's how we got connected...through people each know on staff there.)  Sarah lives in Raleigh, NC and came for the weekend so we could do their session.  We met for their engagement photos at The Park of Roses.  Crystal Jo was with me because she had a wedding and I was second shooting with her, so we just made a day of it!   Shawn & Sarah,  Thank you so much for a great Saturday morning session.  You guys were so easy going and up for anything.    I hope you love these images and hopefully we get a chance to work together again in the future.   <3 

Sarah, you are gorgeous.

It's not secret that most men don't get excited about photo sessions.  But Shawn was awesome. They were so natural and he was so sweet with her.  He asked if we had time at the end if we could take a few photos of them with their truck.  OF COURSE.  You just did whatever we wanted you to do (without complaining) for over an hour lol.  We can totally take some photos of you guys with your (awesome) truck.  

Every time I've been working on their images and I see these photos I start singing Luke Bryan's That's my kind of night.  "I got that real good feel good stuff.
Up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck.  Rollin' on 35s.  Pretty girl by my side." 

Congratulations again you guys!  Thanks for being so great!

Here's a few behind the scenes photos.  Thank you Crystal for carrying my bag, helping me and fluffing Sarah's hair!

Baby Elliott [Newborn Session]

Sarah emailed me a few weeks ago for newborn photos of their new little man.  I love doing newborn sessions so I was super excited to schedule her in.  We went to see them Friday morning.  For new parents they were on it, showered, dressed and ready to go by 9:30am (I love that!).  

Their family  are big Top Gun fans.  So... he had to have some babyavitors ;)  

If you follow me on Instagram you saw I posted a behind the scenes photo of this bassinet.  This was his momma's...her grandpa made it for her when she was born and now they use it for him in their room.  It's it amazing?! 

Hello there Handsome!! 

A few behind the scenes photos; 

He was so content hanging out in there.  He wasn't crazy about sleeping for us, but I'm sure once we left he was out like a light! 

Me doing my thing :)

Sarah doing hers :)  We try to do newborn sessions with each other, as much as possible.  It's SO nice to have another set of hands during a newborn session!  Thank you Sarah!

The Cook Family

I just love this sweet family.  Emily & Cody came to me for maternity photos when they were pregnant with their little man.  They had one of my most favorite maternity sessions ever.  THEN I went to their house for newborn photos.  Wyatt did NOT want to sleep for them... I introduced them to my secret....the sound machine.  He still sleeps with it they said :)  (Glad you guys finally got some sleep!)  Now, he's walking and talking and as cute as a button.   We met at Slate Run in Canal Winchester, OH one morning for their fall photos.  Wyatt wanted to run and explore but we had fun! 

Columbus Ohio Birth

If you've followed my photography for any length of time you've seen me post about Kelly & Jacob...or heard me talk about them.  BUT if you haven't, here's the scoop.  Kelly emailed me in January of this year...they had JUST found out they were expecting and NO ONE knew.  She had this plan on how she wanted to tell them all. We planned a "family photo session"  everyone met us, Sarah and I were there to photograph it and video it.  We would do a big group photo and in the middle of it, I would say... "Say Kelly's pregnant" and then capture their reactions.  We did it, and it turned out perfect.  Watch it here.  We stayed in touch and did their gender reveal.  View it here.  They were thrilled to find out they were expecting a boy.  Then I did their maternity photos....seriously one of my favorite maternity sessions ever.   Then it was time to wait for this special little man.  Kelly wanted to have him labor day weekend.  She text me at 8:00am on Saturday, said she was having contractions and was going to see how they went.  I packed my bag, made arrangements for my kids.  Her husband called me around 9:00am and said she was putting on make up (typical of her ;-)  ) and heading to the hospital.  By 10:30 I hadn't heard anything and I text him to see how it was response.  Okay, no biggie I'm sure they're busy getting checked in.  He calls me at 11:00, she's a 9 and just got her epidural.  EXCUSE ME.  WHAT.  I left my house while I was still on the phone with him.  "Don't let them break her water"  "Please Lord let me make it there for them."  I prayed those things all the way there.  I made record time to the hospital, parked and booked it inside.  When the nurse buzzed me back into L&D I heard someone say my name; I turned around and it was a doctor that I know.  Sarah shot her son's birth and we did his newborn photos.  She was Kelly's doctor.  Best day ever.  She knew I was coming and was waiting for me.  She followed me into Kelly's room, broke her water and it was almost show time.  

These two.  I love their love.  He adores her and she lights up when she looks at him.  

Nice job on that Make up, Kelly! ;-)

When they decided with their nurse that it was time to start pushing, or at least test pushing....Kelly asked Jacob to say a prayer.   Perfection.  

Then it was time.  

Her eyes.  On the prize.  She used the mirrors, and kept her eyes on her baby boy making his way down.  

I told ya.  <3

So Kelly is a teacher.  She brought this book for them to read to Gunner.  He got his first bath, a fresh blanket and was snuggled up in mommy's arms for his first book.  It was seriously the sweetest thing ever.  

Congratulations (again) you two.  I seriously couldn't be happier for the two of you.  You guys are so sweet and I'm so glad I was able to be such a big part of Gunner's life, even before he was born.  I can't wait to watch him grow!!  <3

I'll be sharing his newborn session soon!!