Smirk. Columbus Baby Photography

Amanda.  Baby Bump number two.

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How stinkin’ adorable is this family?!

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I just love Anabelle’s smirk here!

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I’m a BIG sister!  SO EXCITING!
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Photo on the right…session fave!

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Here’s some fun facts about this adorable family of (soon-to-be) four…

Tell us something fun or unique about your family.
Hmmm…we are actually pretty boring people these days. My hubby works during the week and I work weekends so we don’t have to pay for childcare! (I might be a bit frugal!) My husband does the laundry, cooks, and vacuums the house when I’m working… Probably not fun, but unique for sure and I bet many of you ladies are super jealous right now!!! : ) (ME, Crystal Jo…me, I’m jealous! ha)

How did you find out you were expecting?
Ironically a friend at work he just announced her pregnancy, & I was a little sad I wasn’t pregnant yet as my husband and I had been trying for a few weeks. As I was leaving work that day, another co-worker had mentioned I was a little fiestier than usual so I took a test that day and sure enough… indeed I was also pregnant!!!

What’s your favorite thing about being pregnant? Least favorite?
My favorite thing is definitely feeling baby kicks and hiccups. I think I will miss those sensations when I’m not pregnant.
My least favorite thing is attempting to find a comfortable position… it takes forever and everyone knows once you do… you always have to pee!😂

Did you find out your baby’s gender?
Of course we did.. this is baby girl number two for our clan!

Is there a nursery or shower theme you’d like to share?
We were sprinkled by our friends with diaper party which was tons of fun! The theme was “brewing a baby” . I like to live vicariously through my friends when I can’t drink!

How did Anabelle adjust with the pregnancy?
Anabelle knows baby sister is in “mom’s belly”. She gives my belly kisses and pats my belly. She also enjoys playing with her old toys in baby sister’s room. But otherwise our day is playtime as usual, maybe a little slower and mom doesn’t jump quite as much.

A baby is coming! What are you looking forward to the most?
We are very much looking forward to baby cuddles and snuggles again. But, Jimmy and I are so excited for when the baby becomes more interactive and is able to play and learn from Anabelle! I can’t wait for them to grow into best friends! We are so excited to meet this little one and feel that our family is finally complete!

How was your session with Crystal Jo?
Amazing as usual… just hot!!! It was much warmer than i was expecting for mid to end of september! However, We are always chomping at the bit to see what our proofs look like and can’t wait to work with Crystal Jo again. We are already planning the newborn session photos! : )

Annie and Daniel. Columbus Wedding Photography

Annie and Daniel. Married.

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You can view the video slideshow of these beautiful photos HERE..

their creative team…

Reception and Ceremony Site: Royal American Links
Video: n/a
Caterer: Royal American Links
Cake: Just You and Me Cakes
Flowers: Madison House Flowers
DJ/Band: Sonus Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Sonus Entertainment
Hair and Make up: Hair by Kenneths in Westerville, makeup by friends
Wedding Planner: n/a
Invitations: Vistaprint
Jewelry: Etsy
Tents: n/a
Rehearsal dinner: Buca di Beppo
Wedding gown designer: Private Collection

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your songs….

processional: We Bought a Zoo by Jonsi (groom, bridesmaids), Can’t Help Falling in Love by Vitamin String Quartet (bride)
recessional: Rather Be by Clean Bandit/Jess Glynne
grand entrance: Best Day of My Life by American Authors
first dance: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
cake cutting: Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations
father/daughter: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
mother/son: Angel Eyes, Jim Brickman
last dance: Don’t Stop Believin by Journey

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Fun Questions to answer…

(provide bride’s answer and groom’s answer….
….have fun with it!)

What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Brides answer: Walking down the aisle, then shortly after, the skies opened to a heavy rainstorm that sent everyone running inside!
Groom’s answer:  Before the day started, just being in an emotional embrace with Annie.

What was your favorite detail?
Brides answer:  During Dan’s vows, he said he “wrote a novel”, then pulled out a roll of paper that rolled down to the floor:)It was hilarious and sweet.
Groom’s answer:  All of our centerpieces!  I think a lot of weddings put time into them but not to the extent Annie and I did!  Annie did I great job coming up with the design and working together to build them.  So many guests thought we bought them. They came out so good!

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Brides answer:  Pinterest is a great tool for wedding ideas…but don’t get too swept up in it! Focus on a few things that are important to you.
Groom’s answer:  We planned our wedding in ~10 months.  If you plan to do anything semi-formal, I would definitely give myself that much time if not more.  We were jammed-packed with planning activities every waking hour available, but we kept busy right up to the day of.  That being said, do everything you can to make the day perfect for you.  But in the end, it will all work out!

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Brides answer:  Not a thing:)
Groom’s answer:  Not a thing:)

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Hocking Hills for a “mini” moon and we are going to Australia in October!

How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto?  If you have a favorite memory with her, please share it.

Bride’s answer: Fantastic! Crystal and Tasha were so flexible and energetic. My favorite memory was Crystal reminding the groomsmen of where to pose their hands which became a mantra after a while!
Groom’s answer:  Crystal Jo will tell you that I was a goof-ball the whole time we shot photos.  She is really easy to work with.  My favorite was her reaction to my painted toes out on the golf course.

Some behind the scenes of Crystal Jo Foto. Where all of the fun happens..

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The sunlight was coming in right on the dance floor.  This sweet guest came to the rescue!  Thank you, sir, you definitely helped with Annie and Dan’s photos!

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Tasha, you are always so hardworking.  Thank you so much for all you do to make EVERY wedding day seamless and fun.  You know I adore you!
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Rizor. Columbus Baby Photography

Rizor. Newborn.

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From the Momma about this special penny…

“I found the heads up penny as soon as I stepped out of my car to walk into the infertility clinic. That specific appointment was the start of conceiving Rizor and our first appointment after a failed IUI. From that appointment forward, I carried the penny with me every time we saw the doctor. The first ultra sound, first hearing of his heartbeat, finding out he was a boy and everything in between. Nick kept it in his pocket while I was in labor and it now hangs in Rizor’s nursery. 🙏🏼 They say heads up pennies are a “hello” from someone you love in heaven. That wasn’t a lucky penny, it was a reminder that we have a lot of people in heaven who pulled for us to get Rizor. 💙

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Congratulations to your new beautiful growing family.  XO!

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Future baseball player?  I think so!

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Here are a few fun facts about this little guy…

Tell us about that first moment when you saw your baby.
Seeing and meeting Rizor for the first time was the best moment of our lives. We prayed so hard for a healthy baby. When the nurse laid him on my chest, Nick was right beside me and Rizor was wide awake staring at both of us. Love at first sight.

What was your baby’s birth weight and length?
Rizor was 9 pounds and 8 ounces, 21 3/4 inches long.

Is there a story behind your baby’s name?
Rizor Michael Clark. Rizor was my (Cass’) Grandmother’s maiden name & Michael is my (Cass’) uncle’s name, Nick chose his middle name after Mike!!

Give us the scoop. What has surprised you the most about parenthood?  Are there any funny stories or firsts that you’d like to share?
This has been the hardest, scariest, happiest and most rewarding two weeks of our lives. Our rainbow baby is such a blessing from God that we are thankful for each and every day. Rizor smiles all the time in his sleep, gets hangry, loves to cuddle and has a tiny temper (gets that from daddy!) He loves riding in cars and adores all of his big cousins! When we were in the recovery room, Rizor was on my chest– Nick started talking to the nurse and Rizor lifted his head to find Daddy’s voice. His nurse did a double take and said, “Wow. He is one hour old and already lifting his head.”

What did you like best about your experience with Crystal Jo?
Working with Crystal was wonderful. She took her time with us and Rizor and made our newborn session relaxing and enjoyable. We couldn’t think of a better person to capture such a special time in our lives.