Sarah & Jamie | A Wedding Story| Saint Michael Catholic Church Kalida, Ohio

I first met Sarah several years ago. Over the years, I have witnessed her children growing, the loss of her husband Greg to cancer and her finding love again with Jamie.  She has been an inspiration to so many as she has kept her faith in God through out it all.  So when Sarah asked me to be the photographer for her and Jamie’s church ceremony, I was delighted  to be part of this special event.

Sarah wore a simple but flowing white gown. Her mother, Nancy helped her get into her dress with Sarah’s daughters  Mia and Brynn by her side.  But before walking up the aisle, Sarah quietly read a letter written by Jamie. Somehow she was able to hold back the tears as she read.

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As her oldest son Carter walked her up the aisle however, Sarah had a difficult time holding back her emotions as she looked upon her groom Jamie waiting for her.

With Sarah’s children standing at her and Jamie’s side, the couple exchanged vows.

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Sarah’s brother Seth signed the communion hymn as their mother helped guide him.  What a beautiful gift Seth has and to share this with Jamie and Sarah on their wedding day made it even more beautiful.

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The mass was concluded with Jamie and Sarah saying a prayer to the Virgin Mary and then Father’s blessings on them and the children. DSC_7975DSC_7985DSC_8053

A Family Story | The Schnipke’s – Ottoville, Ohio |

The Schnipke’s are one of my favorite families I have the opportunity to take pictures of every summer.  Over the years, it has been such a pleasure to get to know Beth & Adam and their three children Quinton, Gretta, and Henry.

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Quinton has always been the responsible big brother. He takes good care of his little sister and little brother. When we did Quinton’s little brother Henry’s soccer pictures, Quinton was quick to show his brother how to pose for them.  Wise, smart, and athletic, I never get tired of snapping off a few pictures of him (even though the session was planned for the two younger one’s birthdays and family photos). DSC_2187

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Gretta has always been a princess who loves soccer but also can catch her twirling about.  To catch a real smile from her, you better get her to giggle about something, otherwise she will force a cheesy one or give you a completely goofy face. Over the last year, Gretta has grown up so much and come fall she will be headed off to kindergarten. DSC_7141

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I think Beth doesn’t mind  girl time with Gretta from time to time however. DSC_1904

I just can’t get over that Henry is 3 years old.  Although he looks so much like his older brother, he has a little orneriness of his sister.  His smile and charm are so captivating, he has nearly everyone he knows wrapped around his little finger. DSC_7066

When you put these three kids together, you get some of the funnest images.  I am never disappointed in my session with the Schnipkes!

Courtney & Chad [ A Love Story ] – Kalida, Ohio

Chad proposed to Courtney in 2015 at a Tiger’s game in Detroit. Of course she said yes!  The two started right away making plans for their April 2016 wedding. From the dress, to the venue, to the colors, Courtney had a wedding fit for a queen.

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The two Kalida graduates were married at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church. Of course Father Mark presented a gift to Chad (like he does with so many of the weddings he performs). Chad, being a former baseball player was presented with a ball and mitt. And then Father spent the next few moments comparing marriage to the gift Chad received.

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After the ceremony, the two spent some time visiting some establishments in Putnam County before arriving at the Kalida K of C Hall for their reception. The entire day a smile never left Courtney’s face. She had found her prince and anyone looking at her knew she was very much in love. DSC_1578

The Moment It Clicks!

The Moment It Clicks Photography Course is back by popular demand! This October, I will be offering a course on settings on your DSLR camera and touch on editing with Adobe Photoshop Elements. The course will take place on three Thursdays in October and the cost is $100 per person. Class size is limited.

Location TBD (Ottoville/Delphos area)