Saturday, September 22, 2012

Snay Family

The Snay family...  I cannot say enough incredible things about this group of 5!!  Mom, Dad and three amazing kids met me on the campus of Tiffin University for a fun family photo session.  As one of the boys put it, we took a "tour" of the campus and I snapped photos along the way.   There were plenty of smiles, lots of giggles and even some laughs.

I have a few personal connections with the Snays.  Last year I had the honor of being one of the children's first grade teacher.  What an amazing boy... I know I learned from him while he learned from me!  It was a joy spending the year with him (and I pretty much fell in love with the whole class)!!!  His dad was a childhood friend of my brother.  The 2 of them found lots of ways to "get on my teenage girl nerves" - but that just makes me smile and even laugh when I think about it now!  He has grown up to be a wonderful Dad and it was pretty special to see him with his beautiful, smart wife and 3 kids that obviously adore and look up to him!

I have to say "thank you" to the crew that takes care of the grounds at Tiffin University.  The campus was beautiful and there were even flowers still blooming.  I grew up on close to Tiffin University and have watched it grow and change over the years.  When I was a kid, it was just one building and a library.  Now, it is a college campus that adds beauty to the city of Tiffin (and provides another great location for me to take pictures)!

I hope you enjoy looking at the Snay Family photos! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Rachel & Sarah's Senior Pictures

Well, I'm officially IN LOVE with my new lens!  The 85mm is AMAZING and allows me to capture dreamy colors and backgrounds.  I still have good feelings for the 50mm and "won't leave home without it", but that 85mm is incredible!  I had the pleasure of photographing two gorgeous senior girls with my new camera and lens (I got the Nikon d7000 at the same time as the 85mm lens).

The girls are twins and I had the pleasure of teaching one of them in first grade.  They have both grown up into mature, sweet and kind young women.  When I arrived at their grandparent's farm for our shoot, I found them excited and full of ideas!   Woo hoo!  I LOVE when my clients have ideas and want to use their own creativity... it always makes for a fun shoot and pictures that reflect their personalities!  Everywhere I looked, there was an interesting spot for shooting photos.  This place was a photographer's dream location!!

The girls were a pure delight to photograph.   They were both completely relaxed and natural.  They even told jokes to keep things light and fun.  They were up for anything (even leaning on a wall with spider webs - smile).  I could have photographed them for HOURS... but unfortunately, we just ran out of light. And... as I snapped that last few photos, raindrops started to fall.

I know you will fall in love with these girls after viewing the photos below.  They are still the delightful little girls I knew long ago, but now, they are also incredible young women!