Generation Alpha

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I wanted a unique title so I looked it up and the generation born in 2010 has created a new name that is being called Generation Alpha!  Hmm.. interesting.  I took these photos because I have wanted to capture my daughter, husband, and his mother for a while!  I figured a shoot and some framed prints was the perfect present for grandparents day ( a few weeks late)!!  My mother in law is such a calm, kind person.  She has been amazing to me over the past almost 9 years, and is incredible with our daughter.  They are like two kids together, you can see the joy in both of them when they are together.  It is so fun to see how she resembles my husband, and his side of the family!  I had fun and tried out some different things with this too!!  When I am with a new client, I am still a little bit nervous to try out extreme light changes, or different styles.  I want to make sure I capture the smiles, and the moment, and don’t want to accidentally overexpose and completely ruin a shot!!  I really like being creative, and trying out new things so I will do it more often!! I am a huge fan of black and white if you can’t tell!!  I have been having such a hard time editing and posting lately.  I always offer my clients both color and black and white prints but how do you choose? The colors are so amazing this fall, but yet black and white just adds such a dynamic element to all of it!!  Can’t wait to print these and I know my daughter’s grandmother is going to love them!!!  

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Nautical Baby!

I met this cute family through a friend of a friend.  Their little girl had just turned 2 and they wanted some portraits of her and them as a family!  They love water, Kelly’s island, and had a nautical theme for her birthday!  I picked a favorite spot of mine down by the city and Lake Erie.  It has grass and trees, water and sand, boats, and amazing scenery!  It is a great place to hang out with friends and family, and has everything that is great about our city!!  They were such an adorable family and my goal for the day was to make her smile!!  She was shy, which is normal for any little kid at her age, and with a stranger in your face with a camera!!  I think we got some great family shots, and I got to see her smile, as well as capturing the candidness of the day!  ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Smiles of Love and Bonds

I can honestly say these are some of the most beautiful pictures that I have taken. Every pictures shows the love of this family. They are so inspiring and beautiful inside and out. The little girls have such different personalities and features of each of their parents. I look at these pictures all the time and how the mom’s smile at her husband or her little girls just warms your heart. I did a couple of traditional family portraits for them, did a few fun family portraits of them, and then just had fun. We walked down the beach and capturing the girls and the family was a blast! I think that they all had a great time, and I try to make it a fun experience for everyone! I love to learn and watch the kids and capture them when they are most natural. I think the shot of the two girls where Maddy is hugging Sammy is my favorite picture I have ever taken. So innocent, and so beautiful! I like to try out a couple of different ideas for each session too, like the feet in the sand, or the girls in focus and the parents in the background. Sometimes my ideas work, sometimes they don’t. Either way, it is fun to try something new!! I have been taking some photography classes, and invested in a new lens and I am really proud of my work. I love to keep learning everyday. I am so happy to have the opportunity to do so with such a beautiful family. I am so happy to be able to share these photos and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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