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Youngstown Wedding – Ellie and George!

I couldn’t wait to share this wedding only because of the happiness they rub off to everyone!  Eeks…theirs smiles all day long. Even weeks after their wedding I sat in my chair smiling back at those smiles while editing their images…makes my job even more enjoyable 🙂    

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Beautiful Winter Beach Engagement Shoot

So it’s literally freezing temperatures out and what does a soon bride-to-be want for her engagement session? The beach…YAY for the beach…but nay for the freezing temps…but believe it or not…it wasn’t all that FREEZING…thank goodness for the lack of breeze.  The sun was perfect and my couple was perfect.  And I just cannot wait […]

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Friday the 13th Wedding…

I actually had a Friday the 13th wedding finally!  YAY me!  And it was at a venue I’ve never been before…and let me tell you…GORGEOUS!  The space for the bride to get ready… and the space for the groom and groomsmen…so much fun!  The twinkle lights every where!!!  I cannot wait to share my 2017 […]

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A Gorgeous Summer Day For A Wedding…

Well I feel its time to share some weddings…its been FOREVER since I’ve blog any sessions and why not start out with weddings from last year to rev up for this year as wedding season is fast approaching…. Matt and Anne had such a gorgeous day at this quaint Train Station in Youngstown.  The weather […]

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Kicking Cancer’s Ass ~ 21 weeks down

WOW!  All I can say even when life is slowly (and I mean slowly) getting back to a new normal I am amazed by the love and support from everyone…including strangers! I felt like a single mom having to do it all to now the hubs being able to help…much relief there and get so […]

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Kicking Cancer’s Ass…12 weeks down and its still taking forever!

  Now that treatment is over I feel the waiting is just terrible…its awful…watching the hubs in his worst pain the week after his last treatment was unbearable…and dealing with this feeding tube plain-ole SUCKS…there I said it…I know the damn thing is there to help him stay nourished by boy oh boy…I do not […]

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Still KICKING CANCER’S ASS…7 WEEKS AND COUNTING…

Everyday in the hospital I am grateful he is here…all the attention is he getting is far more than I can offer when he is home…and the good news is he will get Home Care for approximately 3 weeks when he is “released” from this place…such a bittersweet feeling…I miss him at home but know […]

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Kicking Cancer’s A** ~ 4 Weeks Down…

…its chemo day today and the hubs is being hospitalized.  We had to come to radiation early in case he wouldn’t be able to make it like last time. Getting up at 4:30 am is a difficult task ~ especially if your emotionally and physically exhausted but I took pride today because I was up […]

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Kicking Cancer’s A*S ~ 3 Weeks Down… K

…wow…I have been called out!  I was asked where my updated blog post on Greg was by 3 people!  I am glad people are reading my blog…it helps keep my mind on track of things and sort my emotions out. This week I have been in major catch up mode and it is actually so […]

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Chagrin Falls ~ Molly

I have to admit Chagrin Falls has become my second home for high school seniors and couldn’t be happier…yes it is a drive but oh so worth it. Their town has a similar cozy feel just like Medina…and a different climate…it could be raining in Medina and I may think the session needs to be […]

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Kicking Cancer’s A** ~ Two Weeks Down…And We Already Had Enough

I last wrote a week ago today…thinking a week at a time was good enough to keep family and friends in the loop…boy was I wrong…Friday after the hubs had some extra fluids in him he came home and rested…honestly feeling so much better…The best he has felt since the whole treatment started. Saturday morning […]

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Kicking Cancers A** ~ One Week Down…Six To Go…

I last blogged on the first day of chemo and radiation for Greg before we left the house…it was my way of therapy…but the moment we got in the car the nerves started going at it again. I kept staring at the hubs face {I’m sure he is going to get tired of me doing […]

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The Beginning of the End….The End of Cancer That Is…

…it was a normal doctor visit for Greg (the hubs) on November 20, 2015…complaint for a sore throat he had for some time…each visit they would give him a z-pac and some anti-inflammatory medication and see if it helps…come back and they can schedule a CT scan and referred to an ENT.  Holidays came and […]

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Tom and Kelly ~ Cleveland Wedding…

My wedding from last year is finally getting blogged…I am determined to catch up on this thing…and besides who doesn’t like seeing wedding photos?   I love the entire day of their wedding…we started at the salon where all the girls {and mums} had all their up-dos done and went to her parents house to […]

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Medina High School Senior…Ava…and Ben

Oh how the family was so happy Ben was able to be in Ava’s senior pictures…this adorable fella was also in her older brother’s pictures as well…but he was not doing so good…and he rocked the shoot!  I couldn’t of asked for better weather and lighting… here are my favorites from her session!  

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The Adorably Gorgeous Abby…

This is a me on a blog run…haha…three posts in one week…yay…   I know I’ve mentioned I just love to photograph seniors but every once in a awhile I get “model” shoots, how fun! To me there are just like senior sessions but with the younger teens!  And to get to photograph Abby who […]

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Sweet Angel Face Brayden!

Can you believe it? ~ I’m blogging! …I’ve had a mad rush since August and am finally catching my breath to blog ~ I cannot wait to share my sessions…and what a better way then to start off with sweet angel face Brayden…just adore him!  

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Courtney….2015 Strongsville High School Senior

I had so much fun during our photo shoot…she is such a joy and she radiates happiness in general…and she is a spitting image {always hated that term} of her mother!  Her mom came along with us and we literally never ran out of something to talk about…{I love chatty peeps 🙂 } Here are […]

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Meet Katelin…2015 Strongsville High School Senior

I had so much fun with Katelin!  And her grandmother came along on the shoot and was so happy to capture the two of them together!  Couldn’t be happier with the weather that day…and of course my favorite to shoot in is grey skies…Mother Nature’s natural filter 🙂   Here are my favorites from Katelin’s […]

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Meet Sydney…

I had the pleasure to photograph Sydney’s brother for his senior pictures and capture a few family photos of the entire family but was super excited when I got the call for some model pictures they wanted for Sydney…and oh my goodness…what a complete natural at it… and so young!  I honestly believe she has […]

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Natural Beauty…Meet Julianna

I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful young lady!  She has such spirit its contagious! We had a tad of a chilly day but she totally rocked it!  I love when I get my Eastside clients!  Here are my favorites from Julianna’s session. She is a 2015 Woodridge Senior…    

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New Beginnings…

…I was so happy to have the privilege to photograph this family for their engagement and wedding!  What a special day for the three of them 🙂  Here are a few of my favorites from their wedding…cannot wait to see how the wedding album will lay out…sigh…I just love weddings 🙂         […]

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Meet Taylor…2015 Medina High School Senior

Oh my goodness what can I say…Taylor was such a joy to photograph…so full of smiles and giggles…make my job even more fun. We had a pretty windy day and I couldn’t be happier with how her hair was tossed around…just simply beautiful…here are a few of my favorites from her session.      

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Hello 2015

Well it is the second day of 2015 and I am sitting at my desk listening to music as I breeze through my business portfolio of  2014 and all of a sudden feel an overwhelming feeling of joy. As you know I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions ~ since that is pretty […]

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Mr. Handsome…

Oh please let me introduce you to Ray…2015 Brecksville-Broadview High School senior…  He was shy at first but became very comfortable in front of the camera…and he has the B E S T hair!  Honestly he does…his curls and his adorable face makes a very handsome young man!  Here are a few of my favorites […]

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Meet Miss Erin…

I love an infectious personality and Erin from Willoughby South has one!  She was so much fun and was so involved in her photo shoot…she brought along her mama and her best friend (who else can make you laugh more). We were on the hunt for “powerlines”  {her only request} OH MY GOODNESS…immediately fell in […]

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The Sweetest Little Family…

…sometime last year I was to photograph these two…but with life circumstances it never happened…until a few months ago…one thing I can say is how sweet this little family was. Such a wonderful bond these two share…sigh…here are a few of my favorites from there mini session…  

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iHeart Returning Families….

…it just makes my day when I get returning customers…to see those changes in the children and the family unit and being able to capture more memories for them.  Especially this adorable family…Mom and Dad weren’t in their last session but I was so happy when they schedule the entire fam for the photo session […]

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The Adorable Lauren…

Aw meet Lauren…a Brecksville-Broadview Heights 2015 senior…the first moment I saw her I thought of Precious Moments…if they became real…this is what she reminded me of…so cute!  And extremely warm and inviting…had fun with her parents on our photo session as well…here are a few of my favorites…  

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Meet the Scott Family…

Let me tell you how sweet and adorable this family is…and how cute they were as “couples”…sigh…two generations of marriages here…and one awesome young man!  I had the pleasure to photograph the Scott family…I seldom go far for my sessions but Columbus is the farthest so far…but when I do do a session I can […]

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Mr. Nano

Michael lived just a few houses down from me and was friends with my son so I got to witness him grow into a young man…it felt like in a blink of an eye…when they moved I didn’t see him as often so whenever I did it was shocking (even though my own son was […]

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Miss Ashley…2015 Medina High School Senior

I love when I get to take photos of families I know! I grew up with Ashley’s mom and ran into her a few years back…it’s nice to catch up!  Her second daughter is graduating and I had the privilege to do her senior pictures just like her big sister!  Sending out a big virtual […]

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Yay for Family~Family Sessions

I just love when I can take photographs of my family…and their families…my little sister calls me up every year for a family session and I just absolutely love to capture these little squirts growing… It reminds me how fast my kids have grown…sigh…but just love to see my little sister interact with her little […]

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Miss Photogenic…Meet Mackenzie

This girl was meant to be in front of a camera…the camera just loved her…she is a natural…definitely made my job easier and of course I love my job and making it easier is such a breeze ha ha!  We even did a mini session so we can include her love for golf with her […]

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When Families Return…

One of the best part of my job is a returning customer…to document their memories at a particular phase in their lives is such a blessing…and when I get returning customers I get all giddy….they are automatically comfortable with me and I love capturing the changes…witnesses who their family is molding together….love love love it! […]

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The Tom Frietchen Band…

I finally had the opportunity to take photos of the entire band…not just Tom…what a great group of musicians!  Such fun and honestly can’t wait to see them hit it big!  Such talent among these faces!  

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Friendship…iHeartfaces.com

Every once in a while I enter a picture through iHeartfaces.com when the photo challenge screams…”oh this picture would be perfect!”  And for the friendship theme I had plenty…thanks to my recent photo shoot with my youngest daughter’s group of friends.  They have been friends since preschool and now approaching 7th grade I felt it necessary […]

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Meet Melanie…high school senior

I think I have mentioned it once or twice before that seniors are one of my favorite subjects to photograph…let alone senior girls…so many of them know their future goals and others just want to take it one day at a time…to witness to youth and hear their stories…truly enjoyable…Here is a sweetie girl who […]

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Fun ~ Loving Life Jenna…

…Meet Jenna…her and her mom went to school together and had so much fun!  Now I had the opportunity to get to know her oldest…there is so much of Lisa is Jordan its amazing…besides there resemblance they talk the same and laugh the same!  I love it.  We started Coe Lake for her photo session […]

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Meet Austin…

…meet Austin…such a handsome adorable young man! I have known his mom which seems forever!  We just won’t mention how many years it actually has been… LOL. It is always so nice to catch up with his mom…I cherish all my friendships I have kept from the past…and it seems so bittersweet as the time […]

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A Happy Photographer…

Nothing makes me more happy than when a family member calls me up and wants a photo session!  And not just anyone!  Jaime!  She may be my cousin but we are honestly more like sisters…love her to pieces!  She is always there for me and I for her…family…can’t get better than that…and when I get […]

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Sisters…

I’ve watched these girls grow into such young ladies in what seems like overnight. I swear the older I get the faster time just seems to fly by. I will only see them once or twice and year if that and when I do it just amazes me how grown they are! And beautiful!!! When […]

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Tu-Tu and Snow…

What a better combination that toe shoes…a tu-tu…and snow…makes an awesome session…and an awesome brave talented girl. When Emma’s mom told me what she wanted for her daughter after she got her braces off I was more than thrilled…I was so looking forward to this photo session…and couldn’t be happier with the results…she looks like […]

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I Hope Winter is Finally Past…

…but now is the time to share some of my winter sessions. There is nothing better than the contrast with snow and everything else in this world…and when you can get snowflakes in the mix…wow…it makes a magical picture. I have the wonderful opportunity to photograph this adorable new family for their wedding this summer […]

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The Mowery Kids…

I know I said I was going to be good at posting on my blog…all I can say is I am trying…I think what I might do is post in the morning before the craziness starts during the day…because once the phone calls come in and answering emails I have a calm quiet time I […]

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Missing Friendships…

My daughter made such wonderful friends with neighbors across the street and they are such a wonderful family…I would be able to see their adorable faces on a daily basis and I can honestly say I miss them.  They moved a few years back and come back into town to visit family and their friends…and […]

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The Eads Family

Here is a sneak pinto a photo shoot I did last summer…I can’t believe I am still this far behind on my blog….I think I should just make blog posts all night one night next month and bring myself current haha…or start at the end of my list and start with snow themed sessions so […]

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Sisters galore!

I absolutely LoVe these girls…what’s not to love…they are so adorable and full of energy…and how can I complain…they have fun during their photo sessions…it’s not the first time I’ve photographed them…and hopefully not the last…and not to mention the little one has been the face of Victoria Campbell Photography for some time now…she asks […]

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Starting New…

I have said time and time again on how much I love doing engagement sessions!  One main reason is to get to know the couple better before their big day! I am a bit behind on my blog these days so please bare with me as I am still posting a few sessions from the […]

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Best Part of My Job…

I honestly can say I have SO many favorite parts of my job…I photograph so many “moments”….the brand new soft adorable newborn…and children of all ages…the happy engaged couple…the high school senior who has come a long way to find the rest of his or her life…and of course…their special day. This couple I am […]

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How Fast They Grow…

…I absolutely LoVe when my kids have the same friends since they were itty bitty…and see how they grow and mature into their own… …One of Frankie’s best friends Lucy is being such a sweet young lady…and then when I saw her sister which I can’t remember the last time I saw her at a […]

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Happy 2014!!!

New Year’s Eve is often seen as a time of regrowth…the chance to start all over…or improve what needs improved, but the older I’ve become the cliché’s of regular resolutions for the new year are no longer important to me. So I sit here on the first day of 2014 listening to Despicable Me 2 […]

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Home for the Holidays…

There is no better feeling  than waiting to spend time with family over the holidays…the very little time that goes by {and Christmas does fly by} I still am so excited to see the family I don’t get to see as often as we can. My brother and his wife along with my nephew came […]

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The Warmth of it All…

I am writing this blog post and looking at the soft glow of the warm sun and staring at the snow covered ground right now…Geez am I behind…but better late than never.   I use “models” once in a while to try new locations and/or specific times during the day and I had the privilege […]

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Meet Wyatt…High School Senior

Meet Wyatt…he’s handsome, talented {wish you can see his imagination come to life on paper} and has one awesome name!  He will graduate from Theodore Roosevelt High School next summer…I wish him all the best in his adventures. Wyatt’s mom came along…we bummed around Kent area and had a blast…so happy mom was there…she got Wyatt […]

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Randy and Sarah…Engagement Session

I had so much with Randy and Sarah’s engagement session…and their new pup was also so fun and energetic  {makes me miss a puppy…I may get that itch…nah}  I love photographing unique wedding themes… there wedding theme is “beach/ocean”  ~ Can’t wait to share those as well. We went around Medina area for their session […]

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Sweet Sixteen

A girl’s sixteenth birthday means so much…maturing…DRIVING…the first milestone we truly cared about {and probably wish we can re-do}. I had the pleasure to do a photo shoot for Amber for her 16th birthday. Her parents are throwing her a big birthday party…she had a choice to make…a special trip or a party…her response I […]

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The Gorgeous Jessie…

Here I am again trying to play catch up on my blog when I need to take a break from editing…I should be blogging…but for some reason other things get in the way…like laundry…and house cleaning…or a good soak in the hot tub {actually wish that happens more than it does too}…but I have every […]

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Baby Camden….

You know its amazing how quickly I can fall behind on this blog thing…which is good when I am busy taking the photographs and editing them to get my clients galleries up…but then by the time I have time to post a blog…it’s literally months after their photo shoot…one of these days I will be […]

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Look Out…New Band in Town ~ Tom Frietchen Band

I was approached my a fellow classmate to take some photos of him and his band members for a new album they were putting out…The band The Tom Frietchen Band had some success with their hit “Just You and Me” from his first album titled “Its Been So Long”.  The song hit No. 1 on iHeart […]

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Letting go of the guilt…

I think I have to let go…let go of a lot of things and just focus on what’s important…I have labeled myself a stay at home mom for quite some time when in reality I work work work and struggle with juggling it all. I am hitting my 6th year of being in a full-fledged […]

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The Adorable Megan…

…I used my neighbor’s daughter as a model for late winter early spring…and you never know what type of weather we get here in Ohio during that time but so happy we had snow on the ground…With her dark gorgeous hair and her perfect skin tone…the photos just popped!  So happy I was able to […]

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A Wonderful Accomplishment!…She Published a Book!

I received a phone call from one excited young gal stating she is publishing a book and needed an “About the Author” photo and was wondering if I can do it….WHAT?  Publishing a book? How awesome is that?  This is huge!  Of course I said yes…her book is coming out this month too…super excited for […]

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Changing One’s Perspective Can Be Make a Difference…

I feel photography is art…and love having almost every single photograph “off-entered”.  But I also love changing my perspective. Photographing kids can be a difficult task to begin with but just changing one’s perspective can help give the emotion in the image…I love every form of photography…and almost every form of art, but when it […]

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Rock the Shot ~ June Photo Challenge ~ Summer Fun

Awesome contest over at Rock the Shot www.rocktheshotforum.com all in honor of Summer Fun!   What do you think of when you think of summer? As an adult I just crave warm sunny days and my kids home with me all day long…longer days…cookouts…pool parties…bonfires…camping…and just plain ole being carefree…if I could live my life like […]

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Strongsville Ohio Family ~ Medina Ohio Family Photographer

Just two more 2012 photo sessions to blog and onto the new year ~ phew!  FINALLY…I will get this caught up one way or another! I was thrilled when I was contacted by an old classmate {well that was a bad choice of words…ha ha…not old…but long time classmate ~ there that sounds better hee […]

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A “70th” Surprise ~ Medina Family Photographer

Okay I am finally posting  photo sessions from December 2012! YAY!  I will soon be in the 2013…I will get caught up on the blog if it kills me! LOL A friend of mine contacted me to see if I would be available to take photos at a surprise birthday party for her mom…A “70th” […]

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My Twin’s Kids…Love Them to Pieces

…as a twin I love seeing my sister in my own kids…yes we may look alike but its Val’s mannerism I see in my daughters at times and I love seeing some of me in hers. I love taking the time {I should do it more often} and taking my niece and nephew on a […]

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Rusinko Family ~ Medina County Photographer ~ Family Photography

Ahhhh! I swear I have to be THE luckiest photographer ever! All of the familes and children that I get to photograph are so fun, outgoing and GORGEOUS…and this family is no exception! Meet the Rusinko family. The kids were so fun, energetic and truly a joy to photograph and I think their personalities really […]

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Medina Couple Session… Love is in the Air

♥ I LOVE meeting couples ♥  And I love everything about couples…even those couples that have been around each other for decades *sigh*  It’s amazing the glow that they have when they are together…and I am the lucky one to capture it for their keepsake… …meet Ashley and Kyle…so young and so in love…I had so […]

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Girlfriends for life

“A true friend shares the good times and help you out by listening during the bad times and is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” ~ unknown author I can honestly say I have my “Lifetime” friends that have been there […]

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Meet the Mercuri Family ~ Medina Ohio Photographer ~ Family Photography

I have known the Mercuri family for a while now and what can I say…a warm and inviting family…and such love they have 🙂  And those boys…years from now look out young ladies…I can picture them now…very very handsome young men…lol…but let’s not get ahead of ourselves {sigh}…the last time I saw Jackson and Carter […]

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Spring Break ~ at home

I always see posts on Facebook and twitter about warm weather vacation trips with the family…I have never personally taken the family during spring break…I am a HOT weather lover and feel any where down south would not be warm yet…let alone the ocean…am I crazy for thinking this?  Although we stay home I do […]

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Happy Easter!

There is one thing I can say about this Easter is that it crept up on me…it came and went…a little too quickly if you ask me…and I missed so many family members. This was the first Easter that so many family members weren’t here. Every year we have Easter with our 5 kids (and […]

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A Peek Inside ~ Medina Ohio Photographer

Inside my world I get asked what equipment I use and what my work space looks like…by clients but mostly fellow photographers…I never really shared office photos because…well…it was a disaster area…a catch all ~ so to speak…but now I have claimed it my own and am loving every minute of it…and for once I […]

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Chasing the Light…in rain?

One thing I don’t think I even thought about with my new task was how would I find the light in this unpredictable Ohio weather…light is all around me…I just have to find the source…I think my next light source will be by candle light or a low interior light and push my creativity even farther…but since […]

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Garfield Elementary Talent Show ~ Frankie’s last year

You know its bittersweet to see your children grow up…this is the last year my youngest daughter is in elementary school…this seems so unreal to me…my baby is going into middle school…where has the time gone? Every year she loved participating in the Garfield Talent show both performing and behind the scenes…as she got older […]

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Meet the Bartinelli’s ~ Medina Photography ~ Family Photography

I got so excited when I received the call from Nikki and said she wanted a mini session for her family…and that she had 3 boys!!! YAY for boys…I have had so many girls compared to boys…I was just a little thrilled to say the least…LOL  And talk about well mannered children…oh my goodness…were they so well […]

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The Campbell Sisters

Just to get some background history for these two sisters I need to mention I had a door close on my life and for years kept wanting to look at that closed door to later realize I was not doing myself any favors for me or for my children. I have learned after one door […]

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New Family Members

It is not everyday you get new family members… pets that is.  My daughter falls in love with each and every hamster she get…unfortunately they never last longer than a year and a half at the most!  Ugh…in the beginning it was tough to see her saddness when she lost one…but love the fact when […]

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Friends for Life ~ Children Photography

Many children have a favorite stuffed bunny, bear, monkey, or puppy or even a blanket they adore, and bring almost everywhere.  God forbid this object gets lost or left at home. I have personally run out to pick up “Bunny” late at night because somehow it was “forgotten”…can’t even imagine how when these little “Friends […]

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Blended Family ~ Family Photography ~ Avon Lake Family Photography

Coming from experience with blended families on both sides ~ my mom’s and my dad’s…and in the past 6 years my very own…it can be a rough road ahead when blending two families together. I have been blessed with a stress-free transition and also love witnessing it through others.  I had the pleasure to photograph […]

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The Dread of January

I sit here very pleased with my business and my passion I have for what I do for a living but sometimes wonder if I can do more. I am trying to get my non-profit organization up and running but this is going to take time…my free photo shoots for family in needs and fundraisers […]

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How a stranger can help you take time to reflect…

I find myself staying up later and later these days…no matter how early I say I am going to bed ~ it just never happens…and then I’m totally exhausted in the morning {I am not a morning person in the first place} and it makes it extremely difficult to combine work and getting the kids […]

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…and the winner is…

Thank you all who have emailed me these amazing stories…its going to hard to make a decision…so therefore I had help…four additional people read these amazing stories but one nominee stood out from the rest…her heart was so generous beyond words…she is an angel…here is her story…I cannot wait to share the Dean’s family pictures…so excited and […]

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The Olivia Act!

I cannot stop grieving over the recent tragedy in Connecticut. I can’t do much, but I’d like to do what I can…. The Olivia Act, named after one of the children killed in Newtown, was started by a photographer who wishes to be anonymous. Olivia’s family had family pictures taken a short time before she […]

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Crave Photography Giveaway

It’s not too late to enter this giveaway for an awesome prize. A 50 mm 1.4 lens for Nikon or Canon…what couldn’t be better than the nifty fifty lens.   It’s a must for any photographer – professional or amateur.

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I Always Need to be Inspired…

Here I am with the boredom of January. Not because of nothing to do or no places to go, but because this is the month that greets us photographers with fear…those photographers who have just recuperated from a busy season are hoping that 2013 will be good to us and they will persist to flourish […]

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Get Those Photos on Your Walls

Many customers ask me for advice on how to display their pictures…there are so many ways you can so therefore I get so excited when I hear this! I subscribe to a blog that is for us photographers and found so many examples of different ways to display your images and it displays them like […]

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Remembering 2012

Can you believe a year is already over…goodbye 2012 and hello 2013! 2012 was truly an amazing year and it wouldn’t have been without all my awesome clients…and what is so wonderful is the amount of returning clients are increasing as the years go by…LOVE IT… and to see how fast the kids are growing. Here […]

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Hello New Year – Happy 2013

It is officially the first day of 2013 and I’m sitting on my chair listening to “The Hangover” in the background listening to Greg and Tyler chuckle wishing all the kids were home with us. I’m not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions…since it’s typically the “kiss of death” for any success. […]

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Happy Holidays!

Victoria Campbell Photography would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I just love the magic of Christmas…almost wish I can see Christmas through the eyes of a child again, but as I am older I really do love the ability to see what the day is truly about! Christmas begins with CHRIST […]

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It’s Time to Say Goodbye Tinzel

It’s time to say our goodbyes to Tinzel and wait until next holiday season for him to reappear…oh what will he be up to next year?  We enjoyed seeking for him every morning…sometimes he was a good little elf and others he was up to his normal mischievous self.  Either way we will miss him…however I don’t […]

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Elf on the Shelf – Tinzel Updates

It never amazes me the world my daughter sees through her eyes….to be 10 years old again. Every morning she is so excited to get up and scour the house to look for Tinzel…I can post a picture of him everyday of what he is up to…but that of course requires me to blog every […]

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Medina Photography – Family Photography – Mini Session

As I am always promising myself to keep my blog updated its so extremely hard to do this this time of year, let alone during my busy seasons….so what’s my excuse that the busy season is winding down…EEK…and I still haven’t blogged in days….orders…clients are placing their orders….well YAY for orders for boo for my […]

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Getting Exciting for Holidays Nearing…Help from an Elf

Tinzel has been entertaining us…mainly my daughter and her friends…every morning before school her friends come over to get on the bus and before breakfast they are on the manhunt to find Tinzel. Sometimes he is extremely easy to find but others you can just pass him up like he belongs in the background. I […]

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Mini Photo Session – Medina Photography

I have had a few mini session this fall and I have to say I totally fell in love with these two sisters. You couldn’t pick more complete oppositie girls if you tried while having the same empathy and compassion. The older sister more wise, reserved, and quiet…more alert of the unknown while displaying a […]

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The Return of Elf on the Shelf…our very own TINZEL

Every year we have the pleasure to visit with our own Santa’s little helper Tinzel… comes and goes everyday and honestly helps keep my little one in line (LOL) But as an entire family we love to see where he is going to pop up next!  Last year he was naughty a few times but […]

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Medina Photography – Mini Photo Shoot – Family Photography

Here is a sneak peek at another mini session…this time it is of two adorable sisters!…Had so much fun with these girls…and what can top that is when they told me they were excited about the photo shoot. I just love when kids love getting their pictures taken…of course I love candid shots but when […]

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The Beginning of a New Family…

This is the second post for Meghan and Ray Ciacchi…their wedding.  I was amazed on how beautiful the church was inside…gorgeous and the presence it had…absolutely stunning. Another memory I will always have is how WARM it was inside the church…an exceptionally warm day for September…I felt bad for all those beautiful bridal party gals […]

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Saying “I Do” Requires Preparation and Details

I can’t say enough of this bride and groom I will sharing with everyone in three parts. I fell in love with them a year back and couldn’t help myself in photographing the details because every single one was thought out! The first picture is the “finished” bride, and she would look beautiful regardless what […]

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Rain Rain Go Away!

Hurricane Sandy is showing her madness in Ohio…mind you I’m sure it’s no where near what the east coast is experiencing but I am about done with these gray rainy cold and windy days.  The kids are going stir crazy! I don’t mind hopping in the car and going somewhere for them to have some […]

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Gift Certificates Available – Tis the Season – ALREADY?

It’s hard to believe that summer came and went, but that the leaves are almost done falling and the moment Halloween is over with…CHRISTMAS decorations will be EVERYWHERE!  This is my favorite holiday but I have mixed emotions on how early the “pump” for Christmas starts in the retail world. I personally like to get […]

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Three Generations of Girls….Three Generations of LOVE

I am sure you’ve heard me boost how much I love my job…the passion I have for photography and the satisfaction I get when I capture that “perfect” moment…but there’s something more when I capture a mom with her first newborn baby! My friend Kristi and her daughter Ashleigh has such a wonderful mother/daughter bond, […]

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Medina Family Photography – DiNunzio Family

This photo shoot was originally for the youngest daughter…possibly with a few of their son…it ended up with all three and I couldn’t be happier…Bella, the oldest, came with the attitude her picture WAS NOT going to be taken…but of course she changed her mind…and Mia the youngest…OH MY GOODNESS  such a joy!  And then […]

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Root Family Photo Shoot – Medina Photography

I feel lucky or privileged when a family asks me to capture them! And its especially FUN when the kids are young and DO their OWN thing 🙂 This family is was so much fun I have to say for the kids ages they were even more fun! The Root family will be expecting a new […]

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Delaney – Newborn Photography – Avon Lake Photography

I just get so happy when I do newborn photo shoots! LOVE LOVE LOVE them….This moment doesn’t last very long and when parents want to capture this moment I get super excited…and then I see the little tiny darlings..and OH MY GOODNESS…how I miss my kids this small…it goes by so fast…and its such a […]

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My Sweet Haley Baley – Medina Photography

This is my daughter’s best friend…she calls her her sister… Francesca has to write in her journal for school and one day she picked the topic of Haley to write about and I wish to share to you what she said…too cute: Haley and I are just like sisters. We’ve been through a lot together. […]

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Changes and Living Life

I like to reflect on all the changes that have happened over the years in my life and I basically wouldn’t be happier without them. I’ve traded high heels for flats, eyeliner for dark circles (I am sure age has a lot to do with this as well), salon hairstyles for ponytails, fine dining for […]

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Let the Blogging Begin….AGAIN

Back at the first of the year I posted a promise to myself {{It is officially the first day of 2012 and I’m sitting on my chair listening to sci-fi in the background wishing my kids were home from their dads.  I’m not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions…since it’s typically the […]

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The Hetz Family – Medina Photography

…Check out this gorgeous family…pale skin…freckled face…blue eye kids…they can’t get any cuter than this! This photo session took place in the summer…I know I am a bit behind…UGH!  But nonetheless I am catching up.  These are my cousin’s kids!!! They are beautiful and was so up to the task when I asked their grandma […]

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A Myers Gathering…Medina Photography – Family Photography

Watching a young couple in love is joy, but watching an aging couple in love is bliss. When a couple has cherished their marriage for 50 years, it certainly is a story that shines…I had the privilege to photograph my aunt and uncle and their entire lifetime of their love…it begins with them! These are […]

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Child Photography – Medina Photography

What can I say about this sweet adorable little girl name Jaden…she is such a princess and boy does she want to be just like Hannah Montana…I had so much fun photographing her…she survived the 90+ weather…such a trooper 🙂

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A New Blog to Follow

Thanks to Facebook I found a new inspirational blog to follow let alone letting my 10 year old daughter to read with me! If your are a parent with young daughters (any age daughter as that matter) I urge you to start reading this blog: http://www.reflectwhoiam.com.  What made me connect to these women was after I […]

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Summer Picnics

…I love picnics…even if its in my own backyard…nothing like grabbing a blanket and a few sandwiches and sodas and relaxing in the summer light (shade for me these days). Frankie had a friend over for this picnic so of course I could resist and brought my camera with me…the joy to be a 10 […]

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Back to School

School is already back in session and I am having withdrawals of not having my youngest daughter  being with me during the day…of course I can get tons more done but nonetheless I miss her…and my other two…but the band aid isn’t ribbed off immediately with teenagers and college students…I had time to adjust with […]

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Lucas Twins – Chagrin Falls Children Photography

I had the privilege of growing up with a twin…there is no comparison of the connection I have with my twin sister compared to my other siblings…don’t get me wrong I love them dearly and am very close to each and everyone of them but my twin sister I just don’t know what I would do without […]

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Medina Family Photographer – The Yanke Family

Let me tell you what a joy it was to shoot this family!  I have known the dad since high school (we won’t mention how long ago that was 🙂 ) and was able to reconnect via Facebook…his wife and son are such beautiful people. This little stinker didn’t even needed to be bribed to […]

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Time to catch up…

…I have actually been extremely busy on photo sessions and editing photos that I have been neglecting my blog and even my Project 365…at the same time using my creativity to branch out my creative side to stretch my artistry…soon I will even be back in school and wonder if I will have the time…and […]

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Family finally gets together…

…this past year has been hard on my family with the passing of our dad and grandmother. My sister from Oregon was able to come with her husband for a visit. Along with my brother for a short few days with his family. With all of us spread around it’s quite difficult to get all […]

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Beginnings…

…I love the fresh look over everything new. New seasons, new clothes, new haircut, new seedlings, and new life! I have two styles when it comes to shooting newborns but honestly prefer one over the other. When I am shooting a newborn in a more photojournalistic way I feel I capture their memories…over the staging […]

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Finding a way of giving back…

…for the past 4 1/2 years I have been getting closer and closer to my dream…getting my PhD in Art Therapy. When I opened up my photography business I realized the therapy alone that was involved in photography…knowing what art has to offer as a way of healing and coping. Something inside of me has […]

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A dedication to our pets!

All I Need To Know About Life I Learned From My Dog Author: Unknown Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.  When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Run, romp, and play […]

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Holiday weekend is here…

…time is introduce summer and to honor and remember those who have died for our country and serviced in our military. I hope everyone enjoys their family get-togethers or merely enjoy an extra day off if ever so lucky 🙂 This is usually the weekend I have all my plants planted and my flowers picked out […]

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The Beauty is in Children…

…I get so happy and excited when I have the chance to photograph children…the pure innocence and the “authentic” soul of an individual is when they are young and yet not  truly seeing the world for what it is. And when I capture that one image from every sessions and I say “Now that’s a […]

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New or Old…Family is Family

A while back we were introduced to another family of 7 that happens to be…well…family! It’s amazing how much both, well actually all of us have missed out of all these years…but what’s nice is its never too late to start! I know this may not make much sense to many but for the close […]

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Child Photography – Brunswick, Ohio

You cannot get any more adorable than this little Irish two year old. Her strawberry blonde hair and gorgeous blue eyes are going to give her parents a run for their money when she is a teenager! I love photographing children and what is extra special is when they have this warm welcoming personality that […]

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Happy Easter!

Victoria Campbell Photography would like to wish you Happy Easter and hope you have a blessed day. I am officially ready for Easter…potato salad made, macaroni salad made, cupcakes made {not yet frosted 🙁 } and baskets are made! Even Papa Greg and Mama Gic’s grand babies…it will be so nice to spend quality time […]

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR

Spring definitely came early this year…and here’s hoping it stays…but this is Ohio…you never know when it may snow! {{{sigh}}}.  I have been catching up on yard work along with editing photos…which have become difficult to do when it is so nice outside. I am getting many more bookings now that the weather is nicer […]

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3 Handsome Boys – Medina Photography

I watched these three boys grow up and even though the oldest is the same age as my daughter it just seems like they are sprouting at a fast past. I guess I don’t see the change so much in my daughter seeing her everyday [although that doesn’t stop my depression on her birthdays LOL] […]

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I Love Capturing Children “doing their thing”

I watch this little girl named Lauren every so often and just love when I can capture her doing “her” thing…she loves playing with my kitchen set and dress up when playing with her baby doll. Usually when I grab my camera is stops doing “her thing” and focus on the camera but not this […]

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A New Life

There is nothing more precious that a new baby…and nothing more precious than a new baby within the family. My husband’s niece had her first baby and I had the privilege of taking her newborn pictures. She was so good through all the moves and slept through the entire shoot…and another awesome thing was she was diaper-less […]

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Beautiful Black and White – iHeartfaces

I have entered a few weekly photo challenges with iHeartfaces which you can click on this link to check them out! http://www.iheartfaces.com/2012/03/photo-challenge-march/ They now have monthly contests and I chose this photo because it was unexpected and I was in the middle of switching lenses and the subject being cut off in the image meant more to […]

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The Beauty of Nature

No matter where I go or what I am doing, I am constantly looking at the beauty in this world! Every time I’m driving down a country road and a busy city street I cannot help myself but to look at the environment around me. I don’t know if its the creative person inside of […]

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Nothing Like a Sleeping Child

There is nothing like a little child sleeping. I can stare at my own children for hours when they sleep. They look so sweet, innocent, and content…to be at the age again where there are no worries and everything is new and a mere wonder! I went downstairs to fold some laundry and to see […]

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Sweet Light

Living Ohio you just never know what type of weather it is going to be but in the winters here in Ohio we pretty much expect cold wind and flurries. But this year has been exceptionally nice with sunny warmer than expect days. I let Harmonie play in Frankie’s room and read a few books […]

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A Belated Happy Valentine’s Day

…I can honestly say this is the first Valentine’s Day that was truly enjoyable. Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of Valentine’s Day but the overall “feel” of the day and “surprises” of the day were life changing and well…unexpected but I could honestly say I am excited to see what the future […]

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iHeartfaces Valentine

Here I go again entering in a photo contest. iHeartfaces http://www.iheartfaces.com/2012/02/heart-photo-challenge/ is having their weekly photo challenge in honor of Valentines Day. I have decide to show this one even though it does not show a human face. To me this clearly states “love” between two people 🙂  

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How Quickly the Years Go By…

…it always amazes me how time flies! As days can drag on and you may wish one to be over with already your almost blindsided by the reality of it all. With a blink of an eye looking back time goes by ever too quickly. Take Emily for instant. I can remember her mom’s baby […]

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And the weather today is…?

The other day I posted pictures of what the weather was like here in Medina Ohio for a child photo shoot and it snowed and was quite chilly. But the next day it was 57 degrees and just a bit breezy and all the snow that fell yesterday was practically gone. It was nice to […]

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Interesting Winter here in Ohio

Many people in Ohio believe that the weather is predicable…but I have to disagree…one thing you can count on living in Northern Ohio is the fact that the weather can be polar opposite one day to the next. We can have a snow storm one day and the next day all that snow can be […]

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Winter wonderland

There is one thing I love living in Ohio and that is the change of seasons. We are so lucky to be able to witness of four seasons even though the “slushy” transitions can be annoying. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to witness this change during a photo shoot itself.  Below are […]

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I’m Back to Old Habits – ugh

Well still the beginning of the new year…the month is not even over with and my promise to myself to keep up with my blog is going downhill….at least I can say I am keeping up Project 365.  I have been so busy with Fafsa and collecting tax information for our college kids [including myself] […]

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Nothing More Comforting Than Friendship

I can honestly say I have my “Lifetime” friends that have been there for me throughout my entire life. They have stayed constant more than the men in my life. Not to say I do not love my husband but there is nothing that compares to the bond between friends. I witness my daughter and […]

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Best Face of 2011 – iHeartfaces

To start of the year this will be my first entry over at iHeartfaces.com. http://www.iheartfaces.com/2012/01/best-face-photo-challenge/ Every week they have a theme for photo submission and this week we get to pick OUR choice of the best face of 2011. Well this came easy for me…my niece Allison and I were outside horsing around when it started […]

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The Simplicity of Black and White Photos

There is nothing more classic than a black and white photo. You can take a photo that is colorful and tends to be more on the whimsical side but the moment you turn it into a black and white you see the depth of the photo and find the beauty within.

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Awesome Giveaway – Crave Photography

Check out Crave Photography’s awesome giveaway! Win a Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens OR a Canon 85mm 1.2 lens – YOU CHOOSE!  Visit her blog at http://cravemyphotography.com/blog/.  It’s well worth the entry!

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Beauty Comes From All Angles – Taylor – Medina Photographer

Yesterday’s post talked about how I live off-centered…I’d admit I’d like to live more organized and routinely but for me this is just impossible. I enjoy making my own hours and having “my” own routines…if I had a regular 9-5 job I truly would not know what to do anymore because I’ve been custom to […]

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I’m finding that I like being more off-centered :0)

A few posts back I put up pictures that I normally ignore and don’t wish to edit only because I know my most of my clients are more traditional.  My clients sometimes wonder why he/she/they were off-centered in a picture. I personally follow the “thirds” rule in composition but I know there any some clients […]

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Winter and It’s Accessories!

I love winter only when you don’t have to drive in it. I love the layers when it comes to clothes and how accessories can change the look and feel of an individual. Sitting all snug on a couch watching it snow outside with a warm blazing fire!  The kids get off the school bus […]

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2012…What’s in Store for Me?

It is officially the first day of 2012 and I’m sitting on my chair listening to sci-fi in the background wishing my kids were home from their dads.  I’m not the type of person to make New Year’s resolutions…since it’s typically the “kiss of death” for any success. What I have discovered is that the […]

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Happy New Year!!

Time to ring in the new year and time to reflect back on the old. I am not famous for New Year’s Resolutions because I never really stick to them. One in which I have gives me faith and hope that I can again in the future. I have decided to take part in Project […]

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Cooler weather means cool accessories!

When the thermostat reaches the low temps its time to pull out all those adorable hats, gloves, and scarves.  I love the way children look in any type of hat…and the way it frames the face…here are two girls who wear the hats well.

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Getting ready for the NEW YEAR

I’ve been going through my photos to decide which shoots need to go onto an external hard drive when I came across some photos I liked even though they weren’t really in focused or centered but still kept because there was something I liked about them. Here’s another one of my daughter…she’s gorgeous at any […]

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Medina Photography – “Girlfriend” Photo Shoot

About 5 years ago I was blessed with an unexpected extended family that I have grown to love and adore and their daughter is just as photogenic as anyone can be…when she came to me and asked if she and her girlfriend can have a mini photo session…who am I to say no to such […]

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Broken families are still “families”

My honey said the sweetest things on Facebook today about his family and the people that matter the most. It doesn’t necessarily mean blood when it comes to family…although we do love our blood relatives through thick and thin {well we try to at least} you can find another form of family in the strangest […]

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Holiday Preparation…Let The Baking Begin

One thing I can do {or at least attempt to do} is cook…I absolutely love to cook and the art of cooking…but baking on the other hand is something I want to do on the spur of the moment…when I FEEL like it not when “it has to be done”.  Five years ago I was […]

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Medina Photography

I had a family photo shoot a couple days back…worried about the weather…rained all day…but when it came down to the photo shoot the rain stopped…someone was on my side. The family’s middle daughter is a high school senior who does not want her senior pictures taken. To my surprise I thought this was a […]

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Elf On The Shelf

We, the McCampbell family, were happy to be chosen to take part in the holiday fun with Elf on the Shelf. My daughter has come home from school countless of times mentioning her friends having elves in their homes and they get to name them. Tinsel was spotted at a local Barnes and Noble store […]

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Finding Oneself

It’s amazing at an early age you tend to know what your true passions and desires are. When I was younger all I cared to do was draw or paint…basically anything to do with art. I loved photography the moment I understood a camera. Anything that goes along with using creativity I am there. I […]

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Holiday Spirit

In honor of getting ready for Christmas and before the REAL baking begins…we will start off with some  yummy Holiday cupcakes :0)

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The Little Things Is What Makes You Happy :0)

Once you are a mom you have so much love for your child that it’s amazing you are capable of feeling such joy. Then your child becomes an adult and that feeling of joy is still there but HOPE is mixed in with the joy. You hope your child lives his or her life to […]

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Sisters/Family Photo Shoot – Medina

I love the connection sisters have!  Love it when I have a family photo shoot and the siblings are close and really really want to have fun! But when you get older siblings and they go out of their way and want a “sister” photo shoot…you know its going to turn out great!

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Medina High School Senior Photography

I love getting a photo session where you can see all the sides there is to an individual…especially in a high school senior. Emily loves the outdoors, anything animal print, and of course soccer! I have personally seen her play soccer for several years now and hope she sticks with it throughout college – Good […]

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Highland High School Senior Photography

As the high school senior photo sessions are winding down (no thanks to Ohio weather – ugh!) I have to make sure I stick to a New Year’s Resolution…keep my Blog up to date!! Amanda was back in October…this only proves how far backed up I am with my blog {sorry 🙁 } and I […]

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Furry Faces – iHeartfaces Photo Challenge

Once in  awhile I will enter a photo in iHeartfaces weekly photo challenge http://www.iheartfaces.com/2011/12/photo-challenge-pets-2/#more-7031. This weeks theme is “Furry Faces”. I have cats and dogs and tons of photos of our little furry guys but for some reason the first image that came to mind is that of “Lucy” my daughter’s pet hamster. One day […]

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High School Senior Photographer – Heather

Well this will be the family’s 3rd High School graduate…our own Heather Campbell is a senior!  Her future waits ahead leaving the nest while Dad has to adjust to the fact that his only two children are college bound!  

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i Heartfaces Weekly Challenge – FEET!

This weeks photo challenge over at iheartfaces http://www.iheartfaces.com/2011/12/photo-challenge-feet/#more-6921 is feet…now my first reaction was barefeet…but I suddenly remembered a picture my daughter (she is finally growing a passion for photography….YEAH!) took while on vacation and I remember the feeling I got when looking at the picture… the feeling I wanted to be there in the picture lost […]

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Medina Child Photography – Trey

I had the pleasure to photograph this little cutie a year ago when he was only one years old…now a year later I had the pleasure again. This little stinker is so adorable you just want to squeeze him…at first he wouldn’t look at the camera or smile but once I showed him the photos […]

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Medina Family Photography…3

This is the last of Shay’s family photo session…she kept a different day for her brothers and parents. Her parents were such a joy…Dad was a little hesitate {after just one click of the camera he moved out of his pose thinking they were done and ready for the next location!} but eventually got the […]

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Medina Family Photographer….2

Shay included her little cousin in the photo shoot as a surprise for her aunt and her grandparents…an excellent idea for Christmas. But besides the “cousins” in pictures she wanted to surprise her little cousin with a mini photo shoot of just her…and may I tell you she was camera friendly!  The perfect model 🙂 […]

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Medina Family Photographer

I was excited to do a photo shoot just for siblings! There is nothing like the interactions of brothers and sisters and to witness such bond! I makes me miss my childhood and the never ending feeling of “family”. I know that family is a term in many different ways and I too have all […]

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The Holdridge Family

In the midst of getting behind on my blog I was looking through my photo shoots I have not been keeping everyone updated with….then I came across my younger sister and her family…I absolutely love these shots…the more candid the moment the more I feel you can feel the “family”. But I do have to […]

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