And now there are 3!! Gosh I have loved documenting the Recznik family over the last two years!! Getting to watch them grow and add more children, it’s such a joy! At their first session, Damien was a newborn and now he’s a big brother to little Naomi! These three children are so so sweet! They love each other so purely and that definitely flows from the great love they see and receive from their parents.

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Recznik Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

I met the Deller family two years ago. I had just started my photography business and they had just adopted Charlotte and Jack from China. They had asked me to photograph their family and I was beyond honored to take their first photos as a family of 5. It was so incredibly special!! Adoption is something that is so near and dear to my heart as I have 9 adopted siblings from all over the world!

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Deller Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, OH

I’ve gotten to know the Weigel family over the past couple of years and I was so excited to photograph this sweet and beautiful family! They arrived to their session with coordinated outfits and the weather was a perfect fall day!

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Weigel Family | Fall Family Session | Steubenville, Ohio

So I know October is over half done but I have had “Schaefer Family Adventure: September” on my to do list for so long and it feels AMAZING to check it off!! So a little late but hey it’s not November yet!

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Schaefer Family Adventures: September 2019

This session was filled with double the cuteness! I’ve known Alexa since high school so I was SO excited when she reached out to me about scheduling a family session while I was home in Rochester, NY for the week. We were in the same competitive dance class at Jody B’s Studio and now we both are married with two kids! How time flies!!! It was so wonderful to see her and meet her beautiful family!

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Slater Family | A Fall Family Session at The Victor Apple Farm | Victor, NY

This is Charlotte….the floating rainbow unicorn.

She resides in Vermont at my Grandparent’s home on Lake St. Catherine. She is a lovely addition to a place that is filled with already amazing memories for me. My grandparent’s home, which we call the Camp, is nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont on a beautiful glacier formed lake in the town of Wells, Vermont. I have visited this place my entire life.

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Schaefer Family Adventures: July 2019

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family last week. Jan Yabs contacted me this summer about updating their family photos, since it had been QUITE a while since they had family photos taken! I was happy to help!

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Yabs Family | A Family Session in Steubenville Ohio

If there was one place I’ve always said I want to retire, it’s the Carolinas. Talk about a beautiful place to live and so great for families! There are amazing parks, adorable neighborhoods, great local businesses, and just beautiful southern charm everywhere you look.

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Dooher Family | A Freedom Park Family Session in Charlotte, North Carolina

Gosh, this summer is just flying by. I think I say that every year but it’s true! Our June was filled with warm sunny days outside and vacation! I’d call that a good June!

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Schaefer Family Adventures: June 2019

It’s always nice to see old, familiar faces. I went to college with Brianna and Joey and I hadn’t seen them since graduation! So I was super pumped when Bri contacted me about doing some family photos for them! She wanted to make sure we took them before Joey is deployed so she could send him with printed pictures of his family. I’m just floored by the sacrifice that military families make for our country! I am so thankful for their service and incredible sacrifice for our country and our freedom.

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Schlueter Family | A Summer Family Session in Steubenville, Ohio


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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