Olmsted Falls family pictures: Daddy’s girls

Posted: September 17th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Couples, Family, Little Ones, Photography, Windowsill Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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My wife and I have three kids, so needless to say, our house can often be crazy. But with one girl and two boys, we also have some semblance of balance within our craziness. My daughter can confide in my wife for the types of pre-teen questions that dads are ill-equipped to handle (that list grows by the day), and my boys can turn to me for all the gross, dirty, nasty boy things that moms would rather not have to even think about. Even better, no gender ever really reigns supreme in our house: sometimes, Legos rule the day, and others, the boys have to sit through a “Good Luck, Charlie” marathon on Disney Channel. Ah, balance.

I had the privilege of taking some Olmsted Falls family pictures of this awesome family. They obviously skew toward one gender, but by the look on his face, Dad couldn’t be any happier about it. Balance goes out the window when you’re outnumbered 5-to-1, and they definitely make it work. During our time at Fortier Park, these girls were the life of the party, particularly the youngest, a little firecracker who couldn’t wait for me to turn the camera her way!

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day, including a couple that prove boys and girls agree on one thing: Mom and Dad kissing is just gross! Good luck, Dad!

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Making Mom and Dad proud

Posted: December 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Family, Parenting, Photography, Windowsill Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Most times, when someone contacts me for a portrait session, they want to get some new pictures of their young kids, commemorate an upcoming birthday or, most recently, get some photos for their holiday cards. Elaine, on the other hand, had something different in mind. Her daughter is about to embark on her new career with the United States Air Force, and she wanted to get some family pictures done before Rachel headed off to basic training. Needless to say, I was honored and excited to be a part of such a memorable moment in this family’s life.

So I headed out to their house and had a great time with Elaine, her husband and two grown kids. This weather has been fantastic and led to some great shots around their property. It was a real treat to be able to watch them interact with each other, and you could tell they were all extremely proud of Rachel.

Good luck, Rachel! Hope you guys all enjoy this preview!


This is December in Ohio?

Posted: December 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Couples, Family, Little Ones, Photography, Windowsill Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

December is upon us, which typically means freezing temperatures, endless clouds and sloppy roads. But when we headed out to the Wolf Creek Environmental Center on December 1, we were greeted with blue skies and sunshine. Not that we were complaining!

This family had a lot of fun hanging out with each other, but my favorite moments were when Andrew absolutely lit up each time he posed for some pictures with Dad. What a treat to spend the morning with these guys! Here’s a look at some of the keepers from the shoot.


Evan is in charge

Posted: November 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Family, Little Ones, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

I’ve learned so much in the 18 months since we launched Windowsill Photography, from all sorts of technical skills and photography techniques to how to work with clients to give them exactly what they want. I was reminded of another lesson a couple weeks ago when I headed to Hinckley Lake with Evan and his Mom and Dad for a photo shoot. I had a plan of the various places around the lake that I wanted to use during the shoot, but when we met up at the spot where I had planned to end our session, Evan was happy and smiling and ready to go. So rather than wasting that opportunity by moving to the location I had chosen in my prep time, I pulled out the camera knowing that Evan was in charge.

An hour or so later, I was relieved. Evan wasn’t happy when we finally moved to my original starting point, so Mom and Dad really had to work to get some of the smiles he was happily giving me when I first arrived. Shortly after that, the skies opened up and the shoot was cut short by a few minutes. If I had stubbornly stuck to my plan, the day may have been a disaster. Instead, we had a great time because we let Evan run the show, and we wound up with a great final gallery. Here are a few of my favorites.


Fancy footwear and Bobcat pride

Posted: November 4th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Couples, Family, Little Ones, Photography, Windowsill Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

They thought it would be boring. Granted, whenever you make kids get dressed up for any sort of event, they’re going to assume it’s something that will bore them to tears, so I wasn’t surprised when, after we wrapped up this recent shoot, Mom told me her kids thought our session would be boring. Instead, we had a great time at the Rocky River Nature Center, telling jokes, playing in the leaves and fleeing from statues of prehistoric killer fish. Turns out that last part isn’t all that difficult when they’re inanimate pieces of art, but that didn’t make them any less terrifying.

Mom, Dad and I also enjoyed sharing some stories from our days at Ohio University. It’s always fun meeting fellow Bobcats, particularly when they’re in their in the midst of their best football season in school history (that loss to Miami notwithstanding). But the highlight of the shoot? The kids, of course, and more specifically, their fancy footwear. Check out those kicks!