Christmas babies. Columbus Baby Photography

The McCarley twins.

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Meet Miles.
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And Maddyn.
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So SO SO precious!

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Here are a few fun facts about these beautiful babies…

Tell us about that first moment when you saw your baby.
Mom- I didn’t have an easy delivery. The babies were born at midnight on  Saturday and I wasn’t able to go see them until Monday night. About 70 hours later Robbie wheeled me down to the NICU and I was able to hold them both and feed them their bottles. It was hard to have visitors come and see me and then go see the babies when I wasn’t able to see them myself. Robbie was great about spending time with all three of us and taking lots of pictures to share with me.
Dad- I teared up and thought They looked like their big sister Meg. I walked to the NICU when they took Miles and then Maddyn came a few minutes later.

What were your babies birth weight and length?
Maddyn 4.6 pounds and 18.11
Miles 5 pounds and 17.9

Is there a story behind your baby’s name?
Robbie chose Miles and I chose Maddyn. Robert is a family name. His father and grandfather both are Robert. Lillian was my grandmother’s name.
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?
We are most surprised about how quickly they grow! Robbie is a morning person and I am a night owl. This helps with the feeding schedule. We are also surprised at how tired we are each day. The babies have their own way of communicating. One will do something and the other will laugh from across the room. Whenever they are somewhat close to each other they gravitate towards each other to cuddle.

Early one Sunday morning around 3 am Miles started to hiccup. Maddyn then began to hiccup. They went back and forth and would occasionally go out of order. When this happened one would hiccup twice. At the time we thought this was hilarious. (Remember, sleep deprived!)

 

What did you like best about your experience with Crystal Jo?
Crystal Jo never disappoints. She does her thing and gives us the best pictures that we will have forever.

Donaldson Wedding. Columbus Wedding Photography

Donaldson. Wedding.

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Gorgeous boots and bouquet!

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Sweet, sweet daughter and flower girl.

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The dapper dudes!

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That look…

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Nate and Amber, you both as such beautiful people, inside and out.  I hope you a lifetime of pure bliss! SO MUCH LOVE FOR YOU!

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Love the light, the veil blowing, the field.  SWWOOOON!

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The cross on Amber’s bouquet was her Grandfathers. <3

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DANCE, DANCE, DANCE

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Here are some fun facts about this new bride and groom…

their creative team…
Reception and Ceremony Site: Rolling Meadows Ranch, Lebanon OH
Caterer: City BBQ
Cake: Cake, Hope, Love
Flowers: Floral V Designs
DJ: Eric Lane
Hair and Make up: Pinned Up
Invitations: Vistaprint
Wedding gown: Wendy’s Bridal
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their songs….
processional: “Hitched” – The Instrumental country wedding collection
recessional: Holy – Florida Georgia Line
grand entrance: Crank it Up – Colt Ford
first dance: Are You With Me – Easton Corbin
cake cutting: Yours – Russell Dickerson
father/daughter: You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins
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What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Amber: “Our ceremony, and the weather turned out beautifully for November 25th!”
Nate: “Gettin’ Hitched!”

What was your favorite detail?
Amber: “My bouquet, I LOVED our flowers!”
Nate: “Amber’s table stuff she did” Ha!

Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Amber: “It always comes together no matter how much you stress, so don’t!”
Nate: “beer and wine is good enough”

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Amber: “I don’t think so.. everything went pretty much as planned!”
Nate: “I would have tweaked the guest list, maybe added people to the list.”

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Amber: “Secrets Montego Bay, Jamaica. Which was AMAZING!”
Nate: “Mon, Jamaica”

How was your experience with Crystal Jo Foto?  If you have a favorite memory with her, please share it.
Amber: “She was awesome! Crystal has the best personality. She always has good ideas and is willing to do pretty much whatever to get a good shot! Pictures at sunset out in the field at our venue.. absolutely perfect!”
Nate: “She did a really good job. She can balance on her friends back, on a golf cart to take pictures!”

This girl. Columbus Family Photography

The Plantz Fam.

 

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I seriously can’t get enough of this little girls personality.  Do you remember Vivi?!  Click HERE to refresh your memory.  That’s seriously how I remember her.  BALD AS CAN BE!  Now look…

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This girl…

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and those curls.  LOVE!

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Here are a few fun facts about this awesome family…
Tell us a little about your family dynamic.  How you met your husband, how long you’ve been married, names and ages of the children.
Jay and Summer:  This year we are celebrating our 15th Anniversary.  Our daughter, Vivianne, is almost 3 years old. Our awesome friendship and marriage was all started  via a phone call and a pair of Billy Bob teeth! We met right after Summer took the bar exam.  Summer’s housemate was Jay’s cousin.  One day, Jay called and asked for him, but he wasn’t there. Summer might have been a little perturbed with the call because Jay’s cousin was down in Florida, with his girlfriend (now wife) and Summer had been receiving dozens of calls all day for him from AT&T to get him to switch the long-distance phone service.  Jay and I talked for hours.  And, every night for the rest of the week, we talked for hours.  We (finally) agreed to go out on Sunday, which happened to be April Fool’s Day.  On the phone the night before, Jay says, “you sound like you have nice teeth.”  I thought it was strange.  The next day he shows up at my door for our date with Billy Bob teeth.  I almost shut the door in his face!  That was almost 18 years ago.  Jay’s sense of humor is one of the things I love most about him.

Do you have any hidden talents or something unique to you?
Summer:  I am the baker and the crafty one in the house.
Jay: I’m the cooker, the fixer and I completely married up a few levels.
Vivianne:  Vivi loves to sing, and she really likes to get out her toy microphone and tow broom and sing/act out “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from Annie.

If you could be any person for one day, who would it be?
Summer: one of the cooks from America’s Test Kitchen so I could learn all of the recipes and techniques.
Jay: I’d like to be Bill Gates, so I could roll around in my zillions of dollars. I’m sure he has a room for that at one of his mansions, right?
VIvianne: Elsa from Frozen

What’s one thing you want to learn to do?
Summer: the cool handwriting lettering that’s so trendy now!
Jay: I would love to learn how to fly. I did ground school years ago, but not the flying part.
Vivianne: Learn to read!

If you had a $100 bill in your back pocket to spend on whatever you’d like, you’d buy…
Summer: a massage; but probably something for Vivi
Jay: Something for one of my two favorite women, Summer and Viv.
Vivianne: Elsa and Anna dolls and legos to  build a castle

Describe the perfect weekend.
Summer:  one without laundry or cleaning so we can all spend time together.
Jay: Super tan, on a beach, on a weekend that never ends!
Vivianne:  going to Disney World go see Mickey and Minnie

Are you more like your mom or your dad?  (parents even answer this one!)
Summer: Both.
Jay:  Both.  I’m handy like my dad and as free-spirited as my mom.
Vivianne:  Both, especially the smartalec part!

What did your family like best about your experience with Crystal Jo?
Crystal Jo was there when our daughter was born and gave us amazing, special pictures of Vivianne’s birth and then the next year of milestones. She is so patient and fun.  I love the locations she picks and her ability to capture more nature photos.  We love working with Crystal Jo!