There was no better way to welcome the first snow of the season than to get my boots on and join the Krodel family for this outdoor photo session. Trouncing around with the kids, I was reminded of the excitement and novelty of snow days. Can’t you just see it on their little faces!? You’d be so excited to have a day off of school that you’d wake up before the regular buzz of the alarm and plan out the neighborhood attack- sledding, hide-and-go-seek, building snow men, shoveling, the list went on and on! With red button noses and frozen toes, you’d manage to check off a few of the to-do’s before retiring to the warmth of cartoons and hot chocolate indoors. On this day, Old Man Winter was a welcomed guest… and so was the hot chocolate that followed. Enjoy!
Want to get your creative juices flowing? Want to find the stuff dreams are made of? Join me as I step into the magical world behind the doors of Botanica, a custom floral design boutique located in Loveland, Ohio. Santa’s elves have nothing on this amazingly savvy and talented staff, who have been working around the clock to create a holiday wonderland for all to enjoy. If you are visiting, plan to stay for a while- it’s not only a store, it’s an experience! You won’t make it two steps forward without having to stop and explore the textured detail that occupies every nook and cranny. It’s plain to see that there are “no wallflowers here.”
Meet my one and only niece, Ms. Amity Mae, who turned the big o-n-e last week. It seems like yesterday I was in the delivery room waiting with bated breath for those three memorable words, “It’s a Girl!” From this point on, our lives were forever changed by this blue-eyed, sweet-natured little girl. I am honored to help tell her story in photographs, as someday it’s sure to be an epic one. Happy birthday, Amity. From your Auntie Al.
After my first fantastic photo shoot with Gwen at 18 mo., it came as no surprise that she was a perfect angel for her second photo shoot with me. On this day we were landmarking her 2nd birthday! If the sunset didn’t clock us out, I could have photographed this giggling, grinning little gal for hours on end. What a blast! It doesn’t hurt that her Mom and Aunt are a barrel full of monkeys as well. Knock on wood- we are two for two.
With all the gorgeous goldenrod, wheat grasses and pumpkins of Fall- there is no better time to gather the kiddos and hit the backyard for a photo session. This 70 degree morning was a little warm for wool hats and suede boots, but why have kids if you can’t dress them up! Little do our kids know that the torture is only just beginning… Next up Halloween costumes!