The Patel Family // Akron, OH // Holiday Family Session

I love the Patels so much! Rachel is my best friend Kayleigh's big sister, and her husband Rishin and their baby girl Stella are such a hilarious, low-key, fun family to hang out with. I worked with them a few months back when Stella was just a little thing, and it's so crazy seeing how  big she's grown and the personality she has developed! She's also quite possibly the cutest thing in the entire world. Just sayin'.

Their cozy home is full of beautiful photo-ops and we had such a great time during this chill at-home session. At home sessions are so intimate and comfortable - they're some of my favorite sessions, especially for families with little ones. It was so great to hang out with Rachel, Rishin and Stella and take their photos!

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The Bell Family // Cleveland, OH // Family Session

Guys! This one is a big blog post for me because it marks about (about a year) year since I started my website/my freelance photography ~career~ and I am so thrilled that it was with the Bell family. Parker texted me about doing a session for Emmeline's first birthday as a gift to Courtney and I was so excited, seeing that I worked with them when Emmeline was just a teensy tiny lil peanut who couldn't even stand up on her own. She's grown so much and I love working with Parker, Courtney and Emmeline. Their energy and love for each other is so contagious and it's so fun being around the three of them. 

We scheduled a shoot for a day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The cold weather finally hit Cleveland out of no where so I've been doing a ton of these sessions as the museum, and it has such a beautiful atrium and is perfect for letting little ones run around in! We went and shot in some of my favorite places in the building, then we packed our stuff (including, but not limited to, Courtney's cart of props that she brought for Emmeline that came in incredibly handy) and went across the street to end our session in front of the beautiful trees. 

It was so lovely to hang out with Parker, Courtney and Emmeline again, and as the year comes to an end I can't help but get so excited for what's in store for 2018! Thank you for such great photo sessions and hangs, Bells!

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