New Baby Bashton

I haven’t taken many newborn photos – okay, only once before – but my sweet friend Karla let me practice a few lifestyle photos on her family after the recent arrival of Baby Bashton. Little Bash did not sleep while I was there…but we did the best we could! And big brother Soloh was a total rockstar…The most beautiful family! For all my favorites, pop over here.

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Dan + Candice + Baby Girl

This weekend, I had the distinct privilege of capturing my friends Dan and Candice in their last few weeks before the birth of their first baby. This couple is so beautiful, and they were so comfortable showing off their love for each other and their little girl. I really feel special to be able to capture these moments for them. Here are a few highlights! (Check out my portfolio site for more photo shoots!)

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Arcade Engagement Photos {Katie & Brandon}

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It has truly been a while since I’ve taken photos. In fact, since my move to Columbus over a year and a half ago, I don’t think I’ve done a single photo shoot. LIFE, am I right?

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OKAY but recently a work friend asked me to take a few low key engagement photos for her. She and her fiance are super fun, and love video games. She’s planning on working a few little video game themes into her wedding, and it sounds so fun!! We have this really cool bar in Columbus called 16-Bit, where you can play all the old school arcade games your heart can handle, as long as you’re drinking their drinks (and honestly, even if you’re not). It’s a really cool place and seemed like a great spot for these two.

I confess, I don’t have the lighting equipment to do much indoor shooting. But between the natural light at the front of the bar, and the wonders of photoshop, I think we got a few fun shots! I think her save the date may include something along these lines…

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A cool, comic-booky, arcade-y type image, don’t you think? A little bit of editing on the game between them, and it will say “Save the Date” along with the date and city of their upcoming nuptials. Clever move, Katie. Clever. Move.

And so here are a few more of my favorites from the shoot. Enjoy!

Holiday Favorites {Photo Dump}

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Over the holidays, we spent six nights in my home state of Wisconsin, and then six nights in my hubby’s home state of Tennessee. We spent most of the time with family, a few friends, and each other. It was relaxing and also long enough that by the time it was over, I was very ready to get back to my regular work routine.

Here are a few gems from our travels!!

Childhood Photo Redo

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Okay, so I’m an only child which means that my childhood photos are pretty much just me. Solo. But my parents love me a lot – like, a lot – so a photo of just me is totally cool with them.

So for a gift this Christmas, to each of my parents, I recreated one of my more adorable childhood photos. I found this hat on ebay, and the glasses on amazon. And viola! Probably their favorite gift – a double frame with the old phot0 and the new, side by side…

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Do it. Your parents will love you even more. You’re welcome.

Lately, in no particular order

You know the whole “Don’t let good be the enemy of perfect” and all that? Well sometimes, I don’t post because I don’t feel like I have anything post-worthy. But sometimes it’s fun to just throw a smorgusbord at you all and give you an update on my life, just in case you care. And so, I give you, a few things that have been happening lately, in no particular order. Plus, I have all these pictures on my phone that would go otherwise unseen.

1. I made my puppy smile with a turkey pumpkin. It was cute, I swear.

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2. My mom and my in-laws came to town for Thanksgiving. I did not take enough photos, but this t-shirt did happen.

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3. My husband cut down our Christmas tree again this year at a tree farm in Granville, OH. There was less snow on the ground, but it was still a cold and sort of snotty experience. Last year’s tree was named Tenny. This year’s is Tenny II. We are creative like that.

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4. We decorated Tenny II. I’m sure I will post yet another detailed blog entry about how much I love decorating Christmas trees, and how much each ornament means to me, so that’s something for you to look forward to. For now, you get these:

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5. We made a gingerbread house from a kit. It was surprisingly fun for both of us.

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6. I attended the fanciest work party I’ve ever experienced at a higher education institution. There was no booze, but there was hot chocolate with peanut butter whipped cream, and amazing 12-person band, and an indoor fake ice skating rink. Also, Archie Griffin seriously knows how to cut a rug.

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I have one other piece of super fun news that I will announce tomorrow, but until then…what have you been up to lately?? Fill us in!

 

 

Fall Favorites {Round Up}

It’s October now, and starting to really feel like fall here in Ohio. I can’t say I’m looking forward to THE-SEASON-THAT-SHALL-NOT-BE-NAMED, which comes after fall and rhymes with “splinter,” but I still really LOVE fall. And now that I’ve had this lovely little blog going for over six years, I’ve shared a number of fall crafts, food, and festivites along the way. Here’s a little round up of some favorites!

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Last fall, mama B visited in October and helped me deck out the house a little with some sweet decor, which I recently pulled out of the basement to use again. LOVE IT.

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A few years ago, I bought little pumpkins at the Nashville farmers market and came up with a few new centerpieces. I need to do this again!!

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Last year, this sweet little argyle wreath was inspired by my husband’s late grandmother’s fabrics. She quilted all the time, and my mother-in-law gave me a stack of these pretty squares. I used a few on this wreath, and still can’t decide how to use the rest!

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Pumpkin and Squash Treats

SO MANY!! My favorites are:

Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake and Protein Bars

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hersheys Kiss Acorns

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

Festivities and Photos

One of my FAVORITE fall festivities is the Wine and Harvest fest in my little hometown. Best part? The Pumpkin Race! Literally, a few people get into giant pumpkin boats and race across the river. It’s awesome.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, of course, and I love decorating our pretty table. Another wonderful part of fall!

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So that’s it. I love me some fall. A few years ago I took a photography class with my 35mm camera (not digital!) and took random photos all over the place. This one of a paper pumpkin is still one of my favorites. Happy Fall, Y’all!!

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