I didn’t even realize that the leaves had started to change.  It wasn’t until the last stage of editing- the formal portraits, that I noticed the hints of red and gold threading throughout the trees.  The perfect touch of early autumn, on a beautiful Friday afternoon at Brunswick’s Mapleside Farms, for Corey and Dana.

And while that little pop of color is beautiful, I felt that so many of their wedding images really resonated in classic black and white.  It’s an artistic decision, sometimes made before the moment of capture, and sometimes after.  But the choice to go color or black and white isn’t one made without thought and care.  It’s not a press of a button, it’s a process, just like all things in photography.

Dana and Corey are a sweet couple, who adore their family and friends.  Their wedding day was perfectly them, and it was a perfectly lovely day.

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So much cake coming through the studio lately! The smell of frosting…mmmm….frosting.

Aurora celebrated her first birthday with a split Signature session- the first part taking place at the studio, and the latter half taking advantage of a gorgeous evening at the Prayers From Maria sunflower patch.  She did an incredible job of taking down that cake.  Sometimes babies aren’t sure about the cake, but not Aurora.  She dominated it!  Pink and gold everywhere.  So sweet and super girly.

Take a walk down memory lane, with Aurora’s newborn and sitter sessions.  Happy Birthday, cutie!

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I cannot say enough how well Cinco, a 15 year old chi mix rescue, did at his session.  Even the first frame, the VERY first frame, was a keeper!  Looking ever so dapper in his little bow tie and turning on the charm, Cinco was so easy to work with.  Molly chose great colors that complemented Cinco’s fur and outfit- the popular choices of Sky Blue and Suede Gray.

So happy with how these came out, and that this sweet senior has quality portraits.

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This session was a lot of fast paced fun.  Fast paced and nearly 8 months pregnant don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but for Marissa and her crew, that’s just how they roll.

With their last portrait experience being at one of those national portrait chains, where they heard you like cattle, this time they were looking for a more personal photography experience.  We had North Olmsted’s Frostville all to ourselves early on a Sunday morning.  Our goal was not “maternity” photos by any means, but family portraits, and some refreshed images of Isaac, who will be turning the big 5 later this year.

Looking forward to seeing this group again, as a family of 4.

 

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Ah…first birthday time…already! What a joy (and how quickly it went) it has been to capture Miss Evie’s growth and development, from her newborn, to sitter, to now.  Not only is it amazing to see babies grow up, but it is an honor to be chosen, not once, not twice, but three times, to create heirloom portraits of these milestones.

Evie loooooves cake! And had such a blast clapping her frosting coated hands, that I’m still finding frosting bits around the studio.  Ha ha! No worries, it makes the studio smell good, and makes our Chewbone Studio clients very happy as well.  Evie’s mom, Jessica, elected to split this Signature session, one part taking place at the studio, and one place taking place on location.  We were fortunate to make use of the lovely Prayers From Maria sunflower field in Avon for the on location session.

Happy First Birthday, Miss Evie! Looking forward to seeing you and your great family again!

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