Dublin Sunset Family Photography

Sunset Family Session | Plain City/Dublin, Ohio

This session only lasted about 10 minutes. Not pictured are the in-between melt downs our youngest had every few minutes and my oldest asking when we’d be done so he could change out of his jeans. We rolled with it, did a lot of tickling and got them to cooperate just long enough to take advantage of the beautiful golden light. When you have kids between the ages of 0-5, you never know how a session will go!

These pictures literally make me tear up. For so many reasons. I’m thankful to have a sister who loves us enough to take our photos several times per year. She’s so good at getting the kids to laugh & she captures the little moments that I want to document forever. I’m blessed to have children who fill my heart with joy.  I often wish I could freeze time and keep them little, but I know there are exciting memories to be made as they grow up. And even after several years of marriage, figuring out how to parent two little ones, juggling multiple jobs & schedules, surviving on very little sleep… the stress of life has only made me love my husband more. He sometimes makes me crazy, but he always makes me laugh. 🙂

As we move into the holiday season, we want all of our clients – many of whom have become friends – to know how thankful we are to have this business and be able to capture moments like this for you.  Laughing as a family.  And maybe sometimes crying. We hope you have a wonderful holiday, a Merry Christmas and in case we don’t see you, a Happy New Year!

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Dublin Sunset Photography

Sunset Lifestyle Family Session | Dublin, Ohio

Party of three is about to become party of four! Well five, if you count their loyal family dog, Stella!  Absolutely love working with our families over the years and watching them grow. Can’t wait to meet the little one in momma’s belly in just a few months!

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Dublin Sunset Photography

Sunset Lifestyle Family Session | Dublin, Ohio

The Robinson Family has been visiting us since their oldest was their tiniest. 🙂 We love working with them, laughing with them & just hanging out with them! The golden sun was perfect and this was another successful fall mini session at one of our favorite locations. Enjoy a peek!

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Dublin Sunset Family Photography

Sunset Lifestyle Family Session | Dublin, Ohio

This lovely family came to us from Texas, first doing little man’s one year cake smash session back in April. We were happy to see them again for a fall family lifestyle session! They were all over the idea of just playing and laughing. Smiles, looking for frogs & ducks, walks in the woods, throwing rocks, playing with sticks, running through mud & leaves… all the things that little boys are made of. 🙂 The sunset was perfectly golden and we had a wonderful session together!

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Powell/Lewis Center Sunset Family Photography

Sunset Family Session | Lewis Center, Ohio

Another fun family, another golden hour session.  We have thought about ONLY shooting at sunset… however, we know its sometimes hard to keep the little ones up that late. But it is oh – so – worth it! We had a blast hiking, twirling, playing freeze tag and laughing as the sun set on this gorgeous fall evening. Wish this weather would last forever!

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Dublin Sunset Family Photography

Roman Family | Sunset Family Session | Dublin, Ohio

Working with families at “the golden hour” is one of our favorite things… especially when the fall weather is warm and the families & kids are happy!  Last year, the Romans did a morning session and had unseasonably cold weather – the littles weren’t loving it!  So this year, when the temperatures were nice and the sunlight was perfectly golden, we had a much better time hanging out, throwing leaves and laughing the night away. 🙂  Here is a peek at their “glowing” session!

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Hersland Family | Sunset Family Session | Dublin, Ohio

We have been working with “miss Natalie” and her family since LBP started. We love seeing them each year, smiling and laughing our session away. Little Alex is a bit harder to chase around, but we do our best to capture his natural energy and big personality! Love how this session turned out and can’t wait to see them for years to come!

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Dublin Family Photography

Flecher Family // Red Trabue Nature Preserve // Dublin, Ohio 

I got to meet baby Ava when she was just a few days old, and now she is smiling, sitting and a becoming a beautiful little person! Milestone sessions are so much fun, getting to watch the littles grow and see their personalities blossom throughout the year. Mom & dad brought Ava to one of our favorite spots and although it was midday, we still found lots of shade and got lots of smiles! Here are some favorites from Ava’s mini session…

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Grimm Family // Kiwanis RiverPark // Dublin, Ohio 

We look forward to working with the Grimm family every session! When their littles were itty-bitty, we got to see them through all the milestones, sitting, crawling, walking & cake smashing. 🙂  Grayson & Lennon are adorable and our sessions are full of adventure, usually lots of smiles, sometimes a few tears and always a good time! Here are a few favorites from last week…

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Boho First Birthday Photography

Madelyn Jane  // Boho First Birthday & Cake Smash // Dublin, Ohio

First, let me say that this party & Maddie Jane’s cake smash photo shoot followed her four day stay at Children’s Hospital in February of 2017.  I say this, not to sadden you, but to remind us of that memory and remember how truly blessed we are to have healthy children.  My heart goes out to every baby, momma & family that has to deal with temporary or ongoing medical issues, as seeing your babe in a hospital bed literally rips your heart out.  Maddie was diagnosed with various respiratory issues and underwent several treatments including (multiple attempts at) an IV.  She lost 10% of her body weight (from not eating) and looking at the images now, seems pale and frail… but she was home and healthy, and thats all that mattered!  She came home the day before her first birthday, just in time to eat a cupcake. 🙂

Now, on to the happy details!  We had her first birthday party at home, an intimate affair with only a few close friends and family.  We went with a boho theme, full of flowers, neutral colors and lots of feathers. Luckily I had planned ahead and had most of the party items ordered and ready to go.  It was a fun morning and she daintily dove into her cake.

We always like to give credit where credit is due so we have to give a shout out to some of our favorite brands, vendors & small businesses!

  • Naked smash cakes & pale blush cup cakes // Our CupCakery, Dublin, Ohio
  • Boho/feather cupcake toppers // TheSpoonful
  • Wood floral name sign // EllieAndRae
  • Ribbon banner // Made with love by Maddie’s Grandma & Aunt Carrie
  • TeePee // Land of Nod, a gift from Aunt Carrie & Uncle Jake
  • Furry moccasins // Gift from Aunt Kelsey (from baby #1)
  • White eyelet dress // OshKosh
  • White romper (Maddie sitting in teepee) // SoTweetDesigns
  • Headband // theCshoppe (ok, so you don’t see the headband… she would NOT keep it on and it wasn’t worth the fight!  Typical independent one year old 🙂
  • Boho ONE invitation // Zazzle (we use them for custom printing)
  • Prints from “Maddie Jane’s First Year” display board // Mpix (we use them for most photo prints)

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We did her cake smash the day after her party.  Like ALL one year olds, she is very unpredictable.  She seemed a bit crankier than usual, so I didn’t get as many smiles as I would have liked.  But that happens during many of our cake smash photo shoots!  Sometimes baby is happy and all smiles and dives right into the cake.  Sometimes baby is a true “toddler” with meltdowns and all.  She was somewhere in the middle.  She was somewhat intrigued by the cake, a bit curious maybe, but not overly interested.

I loved the white, simple setting but in hindsight, in the dead of winter and after losing several pounds & lots of fluid…. she looks a little pale to me!  But, the show must go on!  She is beautiful in our eyes and we were so thankful to have her home.  These images were taken in her bedroom, which used to be our in-home studio before we obtained our off-site location in historic Dublin.  The session lasted about ten minutes where she completely lost it and we knew it was NAP TIME!  🙂  Here is a peek at her cake smash session…  Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-14Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-15Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-16Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-17Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-18Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-19Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-20Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-21Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-22Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-23Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-24Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-25Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-26Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-27Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-28Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-29Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-30

I am so thankful to have these images and months later as I FINALLY made time to edit them and do this post, we had fun reminiscing about her first birthday! I decided not to photoshop out her bruises and marks on her arm (from her IV arm board) and just keep her natural.  We want the memory “as is.”  Those raw, candid moments are the ones we want to hang onto forever.

Lastly, I had to include a few favorites from her almost-fifteen month sessions.  We went to a few local parks and just followed her around with the camera, our favorite type of session.  How many one year olds do you know that sit still and pose for the photo?  I don’t know many. 🙂

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Thanks for sticking around this long!  We are thankful for these memories and hope to see YOU on your little’s milestones to capture all your special moments!