| Ridge Kids 4-H Club

One of my favorite things to do is create designs for organizations that hold a special place in my heart and that I get to be a part of!  It’s been a few years since our 4-H club did t-shirts, so we decided that with so many new members, it was time for an updated look!  We went with a simple, yet unique look this year, using halftones in the background to help give it a dimensional look and help to make our club name stand out.  Adding in hoodies and long sleeve t’s, families could gear up for the 4-H year and fair, which starts next week already!  Thanks to everyone, parents, members, and my fellow advisers for a wonderful year so far!  Congrats to everyone on judging in July and good luck to those exhibiting livestock at the fair!

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| Ohio Flags of Honor |

Our small community was excited and humbled to host the Ohio Flags of Honor this last Saturday & Sunday, and what a beautiful weekend it was!  With many helping to set up Friday night, the wonderful ceremony of placing the flags and reading of the names of the fallen Ohio Heroes on Saturday, and to the many whom came to visit Saturday night and into Sunday.  Our American Legion Post 454 did an amazing job of putting a great program together for the Ohio Flags of Honor!   Click here to check out their Facebook page and see some of their images from the weekend!  As a one of the advisers to our local 4-H club, we were honored to have been asked by the Legion Commander to help place the flags along with another 4-H Club, Freedom Royal Farmers, members of our local Fire Department, Veterans, current members of our Military, and many other community members!  While I was there to help get our 4-Hers started and organized, I couldn’t resist bringing my camera to capture this once in a lifetime event, it was truly amazing!  Thank you to those whom have served and are serving!

To enjoy more photos from the event, please click here to view the full gallery!

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| Dailyn Held Bridal Shower Invitations |

Summer is here and it’s bridal shower season!   And what’s more beautiful than water color bridal shower invitations?!  Water colors have a soft, elegant feel that you can’t help but share with those around you!  The Held Family holds a special place in my heart and I have been so honored to work with them in the past and was excited to help bring these invitations together for their daughter Dailyn’s bridal shower!  I’m sure it was a gorgeous day for a beautiful bride-to-be, Congrats Dailyn & Logan!

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| Kauffman Family |

Yesterday was a warm, muggy, and off and on rainy one here in Ohio, but I got to spend the clear afternoon with the Kauffman Family!  They are such a sweet family with huge hearts, a strong faith, and unending kindness!  Trina was diagnosed with Leukemia this year, but is standing strong with determination and strength!  We had planned to do family pictures early this year, but with her diagnosis it just wasn’t the right time, but this last weekend was perfect, great weather, conversations, stories, and the smell of food wafting through the air!  It was wonderful to incorporate some of the ideas that the family had for poses as well!  Thank you Kauffman Family for a wonderful afternoon, stay strong Trina, and hopefully we can all get together again soon!

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| Long Wedding |

What a beautiful day it was last Saturday for a wedding!  I was once again honored to be asked to shoot alongside fellow photographer and friend Lauren Beers at this beautiful couple’s wedding!  From detail shots and the ceremony at the church, heading across the street and uptown, and then out to a home in the country, we ended up at their reception for a night of good food and dancing!  I love getting to share my talents with fellow photographers and learn from them at the same time; community over competition, building each other up, and providing a couple with even more shots from their special day!  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Long!

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| Plotts & Jackson Wedding Invitations |

As we near the middle of summer, couples with fall weddings are in full planning mode!  I was excited to get a message from Kylie to help her create her custom wedding invitations!  Skyler & Kylie are planning a beautiful ceremony and reception at the gorgeous Armory & Events Center in Napoleon, Ohio this coming October!  Kylie wanted to incorporate an elegant look with a flower from her bouquet, tiger lilies, one of my personal favorite flowers!  I love how the colors come together and and tie not only the text together, but the tiger lily as well!  Congrats Skyler & Kylie!

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| Lopez Family |

This family radiates love.  In every action, word, and general kindness!  Once you graduate high school it’s easy to lose contact with classmates as you go in your own directions and start your own families.  Last Sunday I had the absolute honor of capturing a classmate of mine and her family!  Meeting her sweet husband and adorable daughter was so much fun; not only did we catch up, but made plans to get together in the future when they are in the area!  Our husbands hit it off and I can’t wait for our little guy to meet their daughter for play dates!  From old brick buildings downtown, to golden wheat fields and old red barns, what better time to pull out the vintage couch and explore!  I’m so excited for them with the arrival of their next little one just a few short months away, Jazmine looks so beautiful, the pictures just don’t do her justice!  Ale definitely keeps them on their toes, but couldn’t be cuter; Jose you are one lucky man!  Congrats Lopez family and we can’t wait to get together again!

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| Hamman Maternity |

Summer has quickly arrived in Ohio!  Last weekend we braved the hot and muggy weather for a beautiful evening with Justin & Ashley for their maternity session!  A gorgeous couple with a house divided, Mama loves John Deere and Daddy loves Case IH!  They were looking for an evening of fun, simplicity, and country!  And a few cows thrown in!  They don’t know the gender of their little one, but that’s one of the best surprises, and no matter what it is, it is already very loved!  Congrats Justin & Ashley, can’t wait to see that little one!

A huge thank you to Andy & Darla Bok for allowing us to roam their farm that evening!

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| Carter 1 Year |

Last weekend was a beautiful spring day for this handsome little man’s 1 Year pictures & cake smash!  His cake even matched his gorgeous blue eyes!  He had just woken up from a nap in his car seat so we started out playing at the park and then just as we were getting ready for his cake I caught him watching me and was able to capture his perfect, bright blue eyes!  As soon as he saw the cake, his little fingers went right to it and the yummy goodness right into his belly!  After a knee in the cake and some grass in his fingers and hair, Carter decided he had had enough and it was time to clean up!  A big thank you to Carter and his family for a fun afternoon and a Happy Birthday Carter!

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| Stewart Wedding |

Last weekend I was honored to be able to shoot along side fellow photographer & friend Lauren Beers!  We headed out to Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, OH for the beautiful wedding of Kelsey & Sean!  Despite the day’s previous rain and moving their ceremony inside, the day was sunny & gorgeous for some outdoor photos and what a beautiful venue inside!  From their energetic bridal party and two handsome little boys, to great family and friends, a wonderful time was had by all.  Congrats Kelsey & Sean!

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