Tea Time with Laney Love. Columbus Baby Photography

Delaney. 9 Months Big.

Check out all of those vintage frames in the background.  Mommy and Daddy have been antiquing for months for these.  They may just make an appearance at this little girls first birthday party.

Love her little painted piggies that are so far from the ground.  This is such a tiny table, too.  Mommy found it on the side of the road and painted it.  The picnic set came from the Irish Festival.  I love it when people put so much thought into a shoot.  Thanks Kim!

Tea, anyone?  Ha, look how she is holding the teacup.  So cute!

This is a vintage carriage that sits near her grandmothers fireplace.  And a family dress that has been passed down for generations.
Big girl in her flannel.
She LOVES grass.

Look how cute her nursery is.  Lucky girl!

This little girl makes me VERY happy!  And she always dresses to the nines!

Pixie came to play!

Aunt Angie - Wow Mommy its so hard to believe that she is almost one. love the photos.

Cyndi - Delaney and Pixie look like they are having a silly girl talk.
Super cute

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Houston, we have a baby. Columbus Newborn Photography

Houston. Newborn.

A fresh little baby boy.

Houston Russell Sanders III. Born August 7, 2011 at 4:26 PM. 8 pounds, 7 ounces, 20.5 inches.

He was awake for the majority of the session.  Little booger.

Grandma was THE baby whisperer.  She’d pick him up in whatever we’d put him in.  Baskets, wagons, scales, whatever.  Swoop him right up and sing lullaby’s in his little ears.  Just precious.

Daww!  So precious!

God Bless America.  And this adorable little American boy.

They plan on bringing this HUGE bear to all of Houston’s shoots.  Watch him grow.

Proud parents.

Aww, Ana and I with the little guy.  It was Houston’s (the daddy) idea to pose by the Jo Foto mobile.  I LIKE IT.

Aunt Angie - beautiful

Extra Sprinkles, Please. Columbus Baby Photography

Chanden. 6 Months Big.

His momma wanted photos in an ice cream parlor. We found a nearby frozen yogurt place with some really bright walls and cool furniture. Orange Leaf, thanks for providing us with yummy yogurt and a cool back drop.

Isn’t he SO ADORABLE?!
I just love his baby blues!
And his long piggies.
Yum, yum, yummy!
Such a happy little fella.
Wat iz yer faboret flaver?  Kewd it bee cake batter or coffee lover?
While trying to take a family photograph and get Chanden’s attention, I started shaking the sprinkle container.  The lid popped off and hundreds of little bright sugar balls went EVERYWHERE.  The reaction…. (ha, Chanden is like, UHHHH, REALLY!)
But it made for a cute picture!

He’s SO loved!
Love his crazy hair.
Shew.  The sugar rush is gone.
Or…maybe it’s not.  Hehehe.

Pixie’s First Vacation.

North, South, East, West…Pixie can tell you which way is best.

She says Saugatuck, Michigan is the place to be!  We shall see…

And, seriously, how could you resist those eyes?!

We stayed in the CUTEST little cottage right on the Kalamazoo River.  Peterson Mill.  An old flour mill.  So much character!

Look at her little ballet slippers from Aunt Sherry.  Love.

Okay.  Let’s just say we were NOT the smartest bunch of beach goers.  The first day, we decided to ride our bikes to the beach.  We packed the backpack with all of the beach necessities…towels, books, suits and sunscreen.  Ya know, what you would normally do if YOU DIDN”T HAVE AN 8 MONTH OLD.

When we got there, we realized two things…

1.)  A baby needs shade.

2.) There is no shade at the beach.

We tried VERY hard to create our own little shady nook.  First, we tried to camp out as close as we could to the handicap sign near the parking lot.  It was casting a shade big enough for Pix’s little body.  Ten minutes later, the sun moved and the shade dwindled.  DUH.  So, we put our bikes in the sand and created a tent with our beach towels.  Ten minutes later, the sun moved and the shade dwindled.  OH MAN.  Yes, we broke down and rented the umbrella from the overpriced concession stand.  The joy of the umbrella lasted all of an hour.  The strong winds lifted the umbrella and it flew 20 feet behind us and landed IN a carseat where a 3 month old baby had been laying just minutes before.  LUCKILY, that family just walked down by the water.  It scared us to the point of packing up and heading home to much safer, less windy, shadier location.  The next day we bought an umbrella anchor and DROVE to the beach with a trunk full of DIFFERENT beach necessities.  The kind appropriate for an 8 month old.  Oh, parenthood.  How we learn.

Day One…

Day Two….(big difference)

Pixie is not so sure about the sand.  She kept face planting into it.  Silly girl.

(Shanks fer my onezee, Light Girl.)

Mommy and Daddy love each other.
And our little family.

These were sand dunes that went on for miles.  There were lots of brave souls that were riding the dunes in jeeps, four wheelers, and other vehicles that were somehow concocted into a sand buggy.  It was kinda crazy watching them.  I’d cringe when they headed over the big hills going 30mph.  Children were sledding down the sand on what looked like skateboards and snow sleds.  Something I never expected to see in Michigan.  

Feeding my girl on top of the dune.  A memory I will hold close to my heart forever.  So peaceful and beautiful.
Feeding the ducks.  The mill owners had duck food for us to use.  These ducks would come around everyday waiting for Pix to feed them.  
Douglas Beach.  A small public beach that felt very private.
The most kissable cheeks in the world, right here.  
We did LOTS of relaxing.  It was so tranquil sitting out by the mill along the stream.
Fenn Valley Winery.  
And a sunset cruise on the Kalamazoo and into Lake Michigan.  It was BEAUTIFUL!
We match with our jeggings on!
Every night we would take a stroll along the water.  The town of Saugatuck had a fun nightlife.  Jason and I enjoyed the music and laughter from the sidewalks.  Pix enjoyed her zzzz’s in the stroller.

Jason posing like the bear.  Funny boy.

Pix got this Barbie kite for Easter from Gramia.  She was SO excited to fly a kite.  She talked about it all morning.  
And it was about the windiest day EVER.  Which is why Pix is wearing long pants!  Needless to say, the Barbie kite didn’t make it home.
On the way back to Ohio, we made a quick stop in St. Joseph, Michigan so Pixie could visit the infamous carousel.

She loved it!

Check out the stork with the hanging baby. 

We love you old Peterson Mill.  We’ll miss you everyday!  We made some unforgettable memories here.  Until next time.

If you would like to see a slideshow of our vacation, click HERE.  There’s lots of really cute videos of Pixie Pie.

Cyndi - Loved all of these pix. My favorite one is the kissable cheeks.
Keep them coming. Love ya all

Aunt Angie - Awwwww so sweet. Thanks for sharing. Did you love that book?

The Reflection of Love. Columbus Engagement Photography

Jessica and Kyle.  Engaged.

It’s such a small world.  These two, they were a referral from the fabulous Menchen wedding I shot a couple of years ago.  (Thanks Kristen and Rik!)  Then they came over to check out wedding albums and saw Lauren Boley (a past bride) and realized they went to school together.  Such a small world.

Eskimo your nose real close.  Cute kids.

Happy.  And in love.

I may have been saying some really inappropriate things here.  Hey, it worked.

The Japanese Gardens.  BEAUTIFUL.  REALLY.  This is such a serene area artistically created with rocks, sand, hills, ponds, flowing water, trees and shrubs.

A stepping stone path across the reflecting pool. Check out that reflection on the still water.  LOVE.  

Tall tree.  Shorter tree.  Tall guy.  Shorter girl.  PERFECT.
Okay, so where are we?  Dawes Arboretum.

I got to Newark a bit early to do some photo scouting because it’s been a few years since I’ve shot here.  I stumble upon the 2,040-foot-long Hedge Lettering, spelling out “Dawes Arboretum.”  Well…I see these large letters and I think, hmm, they will soon be “The Blossers”.  Wouldn’t it be super cool to put them in the “B” and photograph them from the outlook tower.  Yeah.  Until I realized a “B” is a seamless letter so they had to TREK THROUGH THOSE THICK BUSHES to get into the center of the “B”.  They were TOTALLY up for anything.  Okay, you guys get in the B, I’ll go to the top of the tower and call your cell and let you know where to go and what to do.  Sounds clever, right?  Yeah, until I drive to the tower and climb to the top and look down.  And I see this…

Um, you most definitely cannot make out the letter “B”.  And they look like ants on a football field.  It’s all good.  It’s the thought that counts, right?

This place couldn’t be more AWESOME for the perfect backdrop.  Swoon.  And kiss. Look at that killer sky!

Dude, these guys ROCK.  Bug filled, wet field and they were STILL up for laying in it!  I love it when people will do ANYTHING to get a great photo.

I just love this.  Their legs intertwined like the tree roots.  Awesome.
HUGE Reds fans.  They travel to a few games a year.

Congrats on your engagement, Jessica and Kyle.  I’m looking forward to your June wedding.  Now Jess, go practice your throw so your bouquet toss is a hit out of the park!  :)

And, I still have no idea how to pronounce “Arboretum”, mmmkkk!

Aunt Angie - Love the tree root picture. Your so talented.