Gosh, this year has been amazing! I’ve been blogging consistently each month for a whole year now, sharing our family’s adventures, both big and small, with you! It’s been an amazing year. I started out 2019 with a 3 day old and a 2 year old and now I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old!!! I plan on continuing to blog each month, especially since I kept me accountable with editing our family photos. I now have an entire year’s worth of photos edited and ready to be made into a family yearbook!

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Schaefer Family Adventures | December 2019

November was an incredibly full month!! Looking back at our calendar and these photos, we did so much! From traveling to friends and family to just spending time at home, this month had it all!!

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Schaefer Family Adventures: November 2019

October came and went like the leaves of fall. Here today, gone tomorrow! It was filled with photo sessions for me, a birthday for John and some major milestones for Grace!

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Schaefer Family Adventures: October 2019

The delicate morning frost was still sparkling on the crunchy grass and crispy leaves during this late fall family session in Steubenville, OH. Though it was a chilly November morning in the Ohio Valley, it was a beautiful morning for photos! The warm sunlight glistened through the leaves that were still on the trees.

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Kujawa Family | A Frosty Morning Family Session | Steubenville, OH

Praise God for the gift of friendship! I have known Emily and Jimmy since college. We were RA’s together and we even did marriage prep together since we got married two months apart!

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Hess Family | Family Session at Tower Park | Fort Thomas, KY

Last year, I got to meet the whole Sweeney family! They had just had sweet little Ava and we took photos on a very cold November day. This year, Ava is happy and beautiful one year old and we had a MUCH warmer October day for their family photos!

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Sweeney Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

I SO enjoyed getting to know this sweet family of 7!! I had met Amy a few times but it was at their session that I learned that she and her husband Greg have 5 kids and that they were originally from Minnesota! I loved chatting with them about MN since Matthew is from there!! It was so wonderful to meet all their sweet children too….they have awesome Irish names!! We had a great time, enjoying the last of the warm fall weather and playing in the field behind Franciscan University. I loved their jewel toned outfits, perfect for a fall family session!

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McDonnell Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

When Julie reached out to me about her scheduling her fall family photos, she mentioned that they were expecting a new baby in February!! SO EXCITING! I photographed this family last year and boy, that day was COLD! Her kids were such troopers and we had a great time last year!! Thankfully this year it was incredibly warm, sunny and the fall foliage at Settlers Cabin Park in Pittsburgh, PA was stunning!!

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Hilzendeger Family | A Fall Family Session at Settlers Cabin Park | Pittsburgh, PA

At Holy Family Catholic Church in Steubenville, precious little Roma Oliviana Marie was welcomed into the Catholic Church through baptism recently and I was so privileged to be asked to capture this incredibly special moment in her life.

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Roma | Baptism at Holy Family Catholic Church | Steubenville, OH

When all the element come together for a family session, I get giddy and can’t wait to edit the images! That’s how it was for the Renn family’s family photos in Steubenville, OH.

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Renn Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH


5 tips for choosing the perfect outfits for your session 

Picking out outfits can seem overwhelming and most people don’t know where to start! In this guide, I’m taking out the guess work and sharing my best tips on picking out and pairing outfits for your next portrait session. 




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