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

This shoot was SO MUCH FUN. I collaborated with some awesome small businesses to put together a styled engagement shoot with a gorgeous couple!! Eve and Nick are engaged and I was so pumped when they agreed to be my models for this shoot!

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Eve + Nick | Teal Styled Engagement Shoot | Steubenville, OH

Julie and Eyad were such a joy to work with! We met on a fall evening on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville for their engagement session and I loved chatting with them about what they do and where they are from! Julie is from close by, just across the river in Weirton, WV but Eyad is from a little further away…….Jerusalem! How cool is that?!? I told them that it’s the one place in the world that I MUST go to before I die! I’ve never been and it’s at the top of my bucket list!

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Julie + Eyad | Fall Engagement 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

Jenn and Jamie recently celebrated 10 years of marriage by renewing their vows! Jenn works with Matthew and she reached out me to schedule an anniversary session. They included their sweet dogs in their session and we used a beautiful location across from their home in Unionport, OH.

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Simms Family | A Fall Anniversary Session | Unionport, 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

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 thoroughly enjoyed Corey’s senior portrait session in Steubenville OH. We decided to use the campus of Franciscan University and it was a great choice! The trees were all brightly colored and this was where his parents met!! During his session I got to chat with his mother and found out that his father is from the town in NY where Matthew and I had our wedding reception! What a small world!!

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Corey | Catholic Central Senior Portrait Session | Steubenville, OH

When Maggie suggested Beaver Creek State Park for her fall family session, I was so excited! I had never been there before but I had heard it was beautiful! And gosh, guys this place was amazing!! As I drove into the park, I was overwhelmed with the colorful leaves, the historic buildings, the peaceful creek and the picturesque bridges.

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Mahon Family | A Fall Family Session at Beaver Creek State Park | East Liverpool, 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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