what to wear {chagrin falls, ohio portrait photographer}

Fall! It is one of my favorite times of the year. The kids are back in school, the soccer games have started and the weather is getting cooler. Here are a few ideas to dress your family for your upcoming session. Sometimes it can be overwhelming to chose outfits for everyone. My advice is to start with one color and build from there. If you are having trouble deciding on what to wear, look in one of your favorite calalogs and see how the models are styled. It’s an easy way to find a look you would love. If you are still no sure on what to wear, you are more than welcome to contact me for a consultation. I am always here to help 😉




Sarah - September 21, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Great pairing of colors. Looks very nice.

who says business can’t be beautiful? {chagrin falls, ohio photographer}

I spent the afternoon with an incredibly beautiful, insightful, articulate, and may I add, funny woman. She is launching a new business that will offer a straight talk approach to financial planning for women. Her daughters joined us for the session and I was able to capture a few images of them together. I wish her the best of luck on her new endeavor!   

Michelle - September 15, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Beautiful ladies! Best of luck in her new venture!

Sarah - September 21, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Great shots!

guess what we did today…..

The kids had the day off from school today, so my husband and I surprised them with a visit to the zoo. But this wasn’t a normal kind of visit. We had the opportunity to go behind the scenes in the African Savanna and meet a few friends up close and personal. The kids (okay, all of us) LOVED IT!!! We were taken on our tour by the wonderful Joanne Clemens in the marketing department of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. She escorted us to the giraffe barn where the keeper, Steph, showed us behind the scenes. We learned about the animal’s routines, diets, favorite treats…everything! We met Blackie, the 57 year-old, 3,500 lb hippopotamus that is now retired and lives with the giraffes. (Let’s just say he might be very well behaved, but definitely something I would not want to run into under different circumstances. 😉  We then headed outside and got to meet Jada, Lily, Grace, Bridget, Travis (yes, Travis!), Lindy, Shirley and Jhasim. What beautiful creatures! I can’t tell you who is who, but Travis and Shirley (I think) couldn’t get enough cookies from the kids! Not only are their neck and legs long…those tongues….watch out! This was definitely a day for the books. Thank you again to Jo and Steph for a fun experience!


and we can’t forget Blackie!!

Sarah - September 10, 2010 - 8:34 pm

Ahh! I love that first one! Great captures.

Carrie - September 10, 2010 - 10:57 pm

cool! I like that first one. I never knew giraffs had black toungs.

Megan - September 11, 2010 - 2:07 am

Carrie, their tounges are black so they don’t get sunburned. Seriously!

the countdown is on….

Only four more weeks until a new little guy comes into this world! I am so excited for this family. He is their first and in my opinion, he is going to be one lucky guy to have a mom and dad like them.  😉  I spent a beautiful evening in a gorgeous setting capturing their excitement. And if I could look this good at 36 weeks, I would do it all again….seriously. 😉  By the way, did I mention how mom is STILL running 2 miles a day!?!? WOW, she is going to be one amazing mom. M & A, I am so excited for you can can’t wait to meet your new little one!!!! 

Malisa - August 30, 2010 - 3:56 pm

aww, what a sweet couple- love her bright blue tank!!

tanja - August 30, 2010 - 6:06 pm

love no LOVE the last one!

Carrie Crowder - August 30, 2010 - 10:29 pm

love the look of that storyboard. Beautiful photos.

Sarah - August 31, 2010 - 2:19 pm

You captured their excitement and joy so well. Love the colors.

Amanda - September 2, 2010 - 1:39 am

Absolutely gorgeous. Nice work!

Megan - September 2, 2010 - 2:45 am

Wow, these are stunning! That last one is to die for. What a gorgeous mama to be! Great work!

a fun afternoon on the farm….

I spent a recent afternoon with one of my favorite families! We headed out to a beautiful farm in the Chagrin Valley and explored everywhere. What a perfect location! Unfortunately, the rains moved in and we had to end a little early   🙁   Luckily we were able to get some great captures and adorable smiles. Thank you for a fun afternoon “L” family! Let’s do it again soon!




Michelle - August 24, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Beautiful family, location and pictures!!

Carrie Crowder - August 24, 2010 - 8:18 pm

lovely family. The headbands are totally cute.

tanja - August 24, 2010 - 11:39 pm

awesome session! Love the last shot! it is so “real”

Sarah - August 25, 2010 - 12:13 am

Adorable girls! I love the last capture.

Malisa - August 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm

so cute! love the one of them on the swing!!

Amanda - September 2, 2010 - 1:40 am

What an adorable family!

Gabby - September 2, 2010 - 3:48 am

What a beautiful family! Lovely photos.