Photo shoots and editing took up most of my free time this fall and i wouldn’t have it any other way. Ohio is beautiful in the fall and everyone wanted to make sure they had the fall colors in their photos. Here is just a few of the family photos i captured!
Friday nights lights!
John and i headed to Brunswick to watch another one of baton twirling students perform with her high school. They don’t have dedicated majorettes, but her flag coach and band director allowed her to twirl during one song of their show. They are a competition marching band, so their half time performances look a little different then my hometowns’ band. This years theme was art and Sara twirled a baton while holding an artist paint pallet. It was kind of impressive. She is a beautiful performer and I’m so glad we were able to see her twirl and spin her flag on the field!
The class of 1971
In October i had the pleasure of being the photographer at the Vermilion HS 50 + 1 class reunion. This wasn’t just any reunion, this was my mom’s high school reunion. I highly recommend attending your parent high school reunion. It was so fun. She is from a small town and i already know so any of her friends, but it was just so enjoyable to watch everyone reconnect and share stories. They had the evening catered at the yacht club. They did a raffle, where everyone brought an item from where they currently live. Everyone’s name was drawn and they were able to choose something to take home!
Woolly Bear Parade
This year we marched in the 50th Woollybear parade. It’s the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio and the parade is equally as large. My twirlers love being a part of it every year and it’s in my favorite town so it’s a win for everyone!
Lake Girl Forever
That truly does describe me. Today i was so happy to spend the day on the lake and in my favorite town. My husband and dad went fishing for the day. They set out for perch but ended up catching sheephead, catfish and walley!
Mom and i walked around downtown Vermilion. We stopped at my favorite coffee shop and ran into Allie LaForce. She is from town but she was also miss teen USA, a sports anchor and a sports journalist the NBA and college basketball. She was there with her husband Joe Smith who is a pitcher for the MLB. We talked to both of them for awhile about her pregnancy and their fight to find a cure for Huntington’s disease. They were so sweet and we enjoyed talking to them!
After our breakfast stop we walked around town. We walked through the farmers market, shopped at a local boutique and checked out the chalk walk.
This evening i spent some quality time with the most needy sister ever 🤣. Luckily she is super cute!!!
After a long, but fun day, we all decided salads, pizza and subs sounded like a good idea for dinner. I was so happy to be at the lake for a million dollar sunset. As we were walking back to the house i also noticed the vibrant first quarter moon!!! It’s very rare that i catch a gorgeous sunset and a gorgeous moonrise! It truly was a wonderful day!
Summer Through My Lens
It’s National ice cream day!
Storms were all around us tonight! John saw these rare Mammatus clouds outside our window so i grabbed the camera to capture them!
This was just a fun and busy week! I was blessed to spend my day off with my mom and her bestie, Annalee. We met in downtown vermilion and had lunch at Big Ed’s, which is an old fashion phosphates diner. It’s so cute inside! After lunch we walked around and shopped. My dad had an appointment downtown and found us afterwards. Always a nice bonus when i get to see him too! Grabbed an iced coffee from my favorite coffee shop, brewed awakening, and then i was off to get my hair done!
On Wednesday i had my first deva cut! I was so nervous but also excited. It’s a specialized haircut for curly/wavy hair people. It’s a unique way of cutting. They basically cut your hair dry like they are trimming a bush. The stylist has a special certification to be able to do this type of cut. My stylist, Haillee, was awesome! i am so happy with the results and will continue to cut my hair this way!
I captured this beautiful photo at the lake in downtown Berea. My nanny kids and i walked around after a visit to the library. It’s such a beautiful area. We enjoyed watching a large group of people kayaking!!
This weekend my niece, Cally, had her final 9u travel softball games. It’s been one heck of a season and the girls have grown so much. Very proud of them but that number 9 is my favorite!
This week was a mix of iPhone and nikon photos but it was a fun week and all deserves to be shared!
A small town on a Great Lake
My happy place…..
Nothing brings more peace to my heart then spending time up at Lake Erie. I am blessed that my parents live in a small community at the Lake. They are in the middle of two small towns that have so much to offer.
We started our day in Vermilion. We grabbed a breakfast sandwich and coffees at Brewed Awakening. Oh how i wish i could start my morning there everyday.
The city businesses always do different themes throughout the year. Current it’s a Alice and Wonderland theme!
How cute is this kids meal at Woodstock’s Cafe? I wanted to order one for myself!
In the afternoon we decided to go fishing. It was hot and nothing sounded better than being on the boat. We headed east of the Huron river. We marked a lot fish and i was just hoping they weren’t all full of mayflies. It started off a little slow but soon we were catching…..sheepshead. Ugh the rats of the lake. They were big and put up quite a fight. Never happy to reel in a sheepshead but it was better than not catching anything. We did end up catching about a half a dozen walleye. A few small that we threw back and we kept 4 of them. Good size eaters!
In the evening we ate dinner with my folks and headed back to clean up and close the boat. It was another wonderful day at the lake!
Ohio State Competition-Soloists
Day 1 was a very long day. From 8am-6pm we were busy with all our soloist. They did 2 baton, USTA strut, marches, presentation, pairs, solo, and artistic twirl. Each twirler was so good at warming themselves up and practicing in the designated area. Also a huge shoutout to the parents for making sure their daughters were close by a few sets ahead of their performance. I am so incredibly proud at how all of them performed. They had wonderful attitudes and showed exception sportsmanship. The girls gave it there all! It was a day of amazing male and female twirlers and i was just so proud to be the coach of my twirlers!
Spring is that you?
Hooray it finally felt like a spring day in Northeast, Ohio. The sun was shining. The temps were in the low 50’s and the birds were chirping! We went for a 3 mile hike in the metroparks. The trails were filled with people of all ages. We saw so many kinds of wildlife. The trees are starting to bloom and flowers are starting to grow! It was just absolutely perfect and a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!