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Baby Wilt!

Heath and Nicole recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary (12th!).  Don’t let those newlywed looks fool you, they have a lot more celebrating before the year comes to an end.  This fall, the newest addition of their family is due to arrive the day after Thanksgiving.  Their due date seems especially fitting, because as a yoga teacher and lover of life, Nicole expresses gratitude everyday. I can’t think of what more to be thankful for than a 3rd baby boy for the Wilt’s!Media Image-21

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The Wilt twins are two sweet, rambunctious, curious, creative little preschoolers who are kind, energetic, and eager to become big brothers.


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On a recent playdate I saw the boys dote on a little stuffed animal and politely remind everyone “Shhhh. Baby is sleeping” .  It is clear that Asher and Brooks have been practicing for their new role!  When my daughter Charlotte was itty bitty, I remember they were both so sweet and gentle with her.  The boys were always offering to rock Charlotte or pop a pacifier in her mouth.  I have know doubt that Baby W is going to have some awesome big brothers.  

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It is such a special time for the Wilt’s and I am so honored to be able to capture it for them.  Bringing home a new member of the family is one of life’s biggest celebrations.  I know the Wilt’s don’t want to rush through the spelndor of fall but winter sure does feel a lot cozier knowing they will have a brand new baby to snuggle.

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Grace Family Photos

Shannon and Tommy met at the University of Kentucky – GO WILDCATS!  I know this because, well,  because I was there.  Shannon and I were both Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters at UK and  we had a very fun four years in college.  Shannon and Tommy got engaged during undergrad, and Kappa does a very special candlelight ceremony to celebrate.  This all seems like forever ago – I am pretty sure I just saw a post about Shannon planning their 10 year wedding annivesary.  Where does the time GO!?

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Well for the Grace family, their time has been well spent!  After moving back to the midwest I was able to reconnect with Shannon and meet her beautiful family now including Carter + Charlotte.  We have done photos together for 2 years now and it has been incredible to watch their children grow.

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Carter is doting a big brother, very loving and sweet in some moments and ALL boy at other times.  He was a great remodel for Charlotte during our photo session.

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Shannon swears that Charlotte is a little bit more like her than Carter is, insisting that Charlotte comes by her, sweetness, strong convictions and a little bit of sass quite honestly.  They are the perfect siblings together, encouraging one another and just goofing and having fun.

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It was a blast to follow this family of four around on a quiet summer evening in the park.  Ice cream cones always make for the best photo props!

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Baby It’s Cold Outside | Engagement Session

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I was so excited when one of my childhood besties called me about doing engagement photos!  Lauren and Cory got engaged back in July and they have been busy planning a fabulous outdoor wedding this coming September.  From the get go, Lauren wanted to do the photos on a snowy day in December.  Easy right?  Ohio usually doesn’t get a lot of snow before Christmas, but we set the date and did a little snow dance.  *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

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When the stars align, the stars align!  A huge snowfall rushed in the day before their engagement session!  I am forgetting that any other Ohioan would not consider 3-6 inches a huge snowfall, but keep in mind I moved back from Atlanta where that type of accumulation could have paralyzed the city for days on end!  We bundled up and braved the cold, I promised them we would end the shoot in a nice cozy warm spot.

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Old Worthington has become one of my favorite spots to do photo sessions.  Not only is it the town I grew up in, but it’s also the town where Lauren and Cory live.  They bought their first house and can ride their bikes, run, or skip to coffee shops, ice cream places, wine bars, summer concerts on the square, you name it!  Worthington particularly sparkles around the holidays with lights, wreaths, and festively decorated trees.

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For some couples, engagement photos are the one of the first wedding-ish type things they get to do together.  During an engagement sessions it’s so fun to capture all of the excitement, love, and anxious butterflies.  Lauren and Cory nailed it!  You could just tell these two have so much fun together, never a dull moment.  Cory was a true champion and a very good listener.  He was game for all of my posing directions, playing in the snow despite not having gloves, and the mandatory glass of wine finale.  Lauren was a smitten kitten the whole time.

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I was truly honored to be their photographer, not only to capture amazing photos but to also create  new memories along the way.  Here’s to a happy holiday!  May your days be merry and bright :)

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Cheers!

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So Much To Celebrate | 1st Wedding Anniversary!

Hooray!  Kris and our celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past weekend!  It was so much fun to reflect back on the last 12 months and relive some of our favorite moments.  I don’t think we could have possibly packed more into our first year of marriage.  We’ve been busy!  From starting new businesses, to moving to new cities, to taking new jobs with new companies – traveling, laughing, learning, and loving all along the way.Image-5

To commemorate our special occasion we went for a hike and packed a picnic – just like the one we took when Kris proposed.  Although, we were not on a side of a mountain this time, it was so fun to break out the champagne, cheese, and olives and relax in the great outdoors.  It was a hot sunny day and our little patch of grass  in the shade was so wonderful.

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After our hike, we took a fun duck boat ride through the city.  The tour was the perfect way to explore the city where we first met and where we now call home!  Tons of history, I was truly impressed.  We finished the night off with a fancy dinner downtown with gorgeous sunset views of the city.

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I don’t want to get too sappy on  here, but I am so thankful for this past year.  We have had so much fun making every moment count.  I can’t imagine life getting much better than this, but I know the best is yet to come!  Happy Anniversary babe!

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Maine, Love, & Lobsters | Summer Travel

Have you ever been to Maine?

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{Warning!  This is a SUPER long post.  It is by all definitions, vacation OVER SHARE.  However, its amazing and you won’t regret}

I had the amazing good fortune to attend a wedding in Maine over 4th of July weekend with my family.  There was so much love in the air you could just breathe it in, along with the sea salt and pine.  We stayed in a beach cottage in a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere.  It was such a treat to wake up each morning and see the mist hanging low along the shore line and listen to the churn of lobster boats heading out to check their pots.  It was unseasonably hot in Maine, so every activity centered around ice cream and lobster.

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My sister, husband, and I arrived a few days early to soak up all things Maine.  I made a joke upon our arrival at the Portland airport pledging to eat lobster at every meal.  I did not however fulfill my pledge, because how could I possible turn down the day’s catch of scallops, oysters, and mussels?  Seafood at its finest!  On our drive from Portland to Brooklin, we stopped for some roadside lobster at Red’s Eats.  Red’s Eats was featured in the NY Times for being so delicious, locals were petitioning for its relocation due to inherent traffic jams (every lobster roll has over a whole lobster!).  No false advertising here!

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As wedding guests, our itineraries were filled with things such as sailing, fireworks, croquet, kayaking, beach combing, and sun bathing (and lobster eating).  We did so much in just a few days but nothing, not a thing, felt hurried.  Well, I suppose some would argue that the 4 AM sunrise felt a bit hurried, but you get the idea.

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A little back story on the bride and groom.  Scott and Ali live in Brooklyn and are an amazing couple.  The rest you’ll understand after I describe their wedding.  All of the guests seemed to have a heart felt connection with the couple and personal investment in making their wedding day amazing in anyway possible.  You know the weddings where no one dances?  This was not one of them!  You know the weddings where the toasts are cringe worthy and make you question how well you know the couple? This was not one of them!  The dance floor was packed even before guests ate their salads!  The toasts were beautiful and descriptive and uplifting.  The wedding was simply stunning and filled with funny, talented, Scott and Ali adoring guests.

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When our boat docked after our sail it was time to get ready for some nuptials!

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There were so many sweet personal touches at the reception.  I toured around several times to make sure I saw it all!  The food was delicious – from lollipop lamb chops hot off the grill, to fresh oysters and a raw bar, lobster bisque, and kalamata goat cheese crostinis…oh wait, that just covers the appetizers!  Signature cocktails and signature dance moves, this wedding had it all!  I had to make a serious effort at times to put down my camera and just enjoy the show.  Luckily, my sister and husband had no trouble snapping a few pics of their own.  Team effort.

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Beautiful evening….

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Even though I have a HUGE birthday coming up…You are never too old to be a little sister (handmade seersucker napkins by the MOB, btw)

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I came to dance, dance, dance…..

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Before we knew it, it was time to pack our bags and drive to the airport.  The marvelous wedding weekend had come to an end.  Maine is well known for its free souvenirs to take home with you, brag worthy mosquito bites and memories to last a lifetime.

 

Sweet Summer Time | Father’s Day

 

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Wow, how is it already the MIDDLE of June!?  Where has the time gone?  One thing I know for sure, my time has certainly not gone to my blog.   I am back…at last.

I was chatting with a good friend the other day and we were discussing planning a weekend trip for November.  Yes, November.  Call me crazy, but calendars fill up fast!  In the beginning of summer, life feels wide open and we welcome the sweet months of June, July, and August with an enthusiasm that only warm weather can inspire.  Before you know it, every single weekend is scheduled with something fun and fabulous.  Then somehow an invisible line is crossed and life seems a tad too scheduled without an ounce of room left for spontaneity.  Yes life is busy.  Yes we are all busier than ever.  But let’s not be too busy for a little front porch sittin”, people watchin”, tea sippin’, unscheduled me and/or we time.

My goal for this Father’s Day weekend to us unplug, and unwind, and enjoy the company of those I am with.  It is so easy to think Father’s Day, check, yoga in the park check, happy hour with friends check, work work work, check, check check!  Let’s slow our hustle down just for a few unplanned moments of summer bliss.  Summer is not about crossing everything off the to do list, its about enjoying little pleasantries that bring a sweet smile to your face. Notice how little beads of water gather on the side of your ice cold glass.  Wave to a neighbor.  Send a letter to friend, yes like in the mail, with a stamp.  Read a book, a really, really good one.  You get the idea.  Join me in delighting in the most simple treasures of the here and now.  Summer is upon us!

Here are some pictures from a recent photo shoot, where little Anderson soaked up every minute of the sunshine, flowers, bugs, and blades of grass as he played in the park on a beautiful morning.

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Open for Business!

Woo hoo! B Lynne Photography is open for business!! I am so excited to share my website with you loyal folks who have been so supportive of this opportunity. Now go tell everyone you know!

With summer knockin’ on spring’s door, now is the perfect time to think ahead to family photos for Father’s Day. A great gift idea that he will love! Plus, I am offering great rates on portraits and other photo packages as my business crosses the starting line. Don’t hesitate to contact me and book your portrait session today!

Stay tuned for more great stuff!