Somewhere in Ohio

Somewhere in Ohio, recently someone turned 70!  And we had a great party!  It is so much fun when there is a surprise party….and the person that it is for, is actually and truly surprised!  It doesn’t happen very often.  But MacKenzie pulled it off!

This warm celebration was on the verge of a major snow event there in Northwestern Ohio.   We were so excited to return to Ohio to help Mike Lucius celebrate his 70th birthday.  This guy!  So many memories!  Some of which I have no idea, since this was my husband’s friend since grade school….I am much younger!  He was in our wedding some 46 years ago.  You can see him and Michael yucking it up about some of their “adventures!”  I think they were recounting a particularly hilarious one that had to do with golf balls, roman candles and a washing machine!  I think you had to be there….though the story is very unusual.

He has been an exemplary friend, husband, father and grandfather.  And since he is an old guy,  he has the distinct privilege of being a Great-grandfather as well.  I was able to capture quite a few images of the many friends and family that were gathered to watch him blow out the candles!

We were honored to have been there, Luke, to celebrate with your family and many friends.  Many more happy years to you!

Greenville Family

Such a providentially appointed site for a family photo shoot!  It is the oldest bridge in South Carolina…said to be haunted!  It was a perfect setting for an extended family shoot.  Such gorgeousness!  We don’t get to see our Greenville family very often and those little guys keep getting bigger and bigger.  I have to capture pictures every time I have an opportunity!  There are a few from our walk to River Walk as well.  It has been so long, everybody was sure ready….well, almost everybody! LOL  Enjoy the pics!

It is that time of the year again!

The most wonderful time of the year!  School has begun once again.  Where did the summer go?  Since Owen was starting first grade, I started taking back-to-school pictures at the beginning of school.  It is enjoyable to go and look back at how little the kids were when starting different grades.  I do like these so much better than the normal school pictures that they take at school.

I enjoy personalizing them with little school momentos I have around my house.  I use different desks that I have, one being one my mother would have sat in when she was in elementary school, and another I have had for some time sitting around my house.  Every year I try to change up some of the props to make them interesting.

This year there were three here locally who went to school.  I had such a good time recording their pictures for the year!  School-aged children are so much fun.  These guys are so used to Mimi clicking pics of them, they know right what to do, even little Padraig gets it!

Perhaps you might be interested in having some unique school pictures of your children or grandchildren.  I am running a special right now…check out my business page on Facebook and send me a message or email.  I would love to make an appointment for you!  Here is a collection of images that I have taken for the last three years.