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Sometimes there is beautiful sass ...

Sometimes there is beautiful sass ...

One beautiful Sunday night, I got to meet this gorgeous senior and her talented & humble Momma.  As she made her way to me with a great big grin, her beautiful blonde locks bounced as she walked. I had looked forward to meeting this girl for awhile because she knew exactly what she wanted and was truly excited about the time, which makes my job just that much easier.  We chose a favorite, Ault Park and spoke about our plans and as the sun began to lower in the sky we walked about talking of swimming, jobs, growing up in the area, and the legacy of her Mom's business and what it naturally teaches her.  This girly has a smile that is unmatched because it is easy to catch a glimpse of her personality with one look.  You can't miss the raised eyebrow telling you that she means business in her all-the-time approach because there is serious sass behind that checkmark of a brow.  She moved quickly and spoke kindly of her friends and her extensive family, of which you can hear her love of and loyalty to.  She has a natural artisticness behind her great beauty and it is evident in the way she carried herself, spoke, what she wore and her pursed lip grins.  This girl is going to pave ways, I don't doubt that even in just this meeting.  She embodied a confidence that is rare in seniors and approached ideas with zest.  The time with this beauty and her beautiful Momma was such a pleasure.  Thank you for gifting me the time to spend with you two, capturing this time for you and allowing me the privilege, I truly relished the opportunity! ~ B Gallery

Green eyes & Gracefulness ...

Green eyes & Gracefulness ...

I arrived at this session a touch later than my norm due to a detour, so my senior and her Mom beat me there.  As I pulled into my space, I saw the two walking towards the car to meet me and I smiled, remembering how much I love what I do.  This senior carried herself with a natural grace enhanced only by her striking beauty.  We set about our direction and went to work walking in the midst of towering trees, listening to the crunch of heavy leaves beneath our feet.  The glow of Autumn's color complimented this beauty as if she was made for the season because with every spot we chose and every turn of light her large, green eyes shone like nobody's business and her smile glistened from ear to ear.  She and her beautiful Momma laughed together the entire time making this session one that put my senior at ease allowing me the opportunity to snap through beautiful candid moments and letting my lens see her so naturally.  She was easy to spend time with as we talked about family, friends, city and future.  It was clear to see the heart of this gal through her words and to learn that her level of kind and internal beauty is rare, just further explaining her outward beauty and charm.  Thank you two for allowing me the time to walk with you and to catch a glimpse of a sweet season for your family.  I genuinely enjoyed the evening with you two gorgeous ladies and loved laughing along side you as we strolled the center together.  Allowing me to capture these images is appreciated more than you know and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for you, K, as you walk like a beautiful light through this world! ~ B Gallery

A Quiet Strength ...

A Quiet Strength ...

The night with this lovely girl didn't feel like October at all.  The weather warm and the sun hung lightly as if it was late evening in Summer.  As we walked about the Nature Center the only clues to the season were the beautiful leaves underfoot and the trees ablaze with color.  This senior spoke delicately with a chuckle that resonated each word and I think that her inner strength was evident as she spoke of her hopes for a future abroad.  It was just the two of us as we slowly made our way through the trails and over the ponds.  It was an effortless walk as we listened to the rustling of trees and brush, standing near one rather heavy sound anticipating the arrival of a large bunny only to be surprised by the quick sprint of a teeny chipmunk.  Time with this gal was a pleasure and it is truly a hope of mine that she know her beauty, that it is uniquely and individually designed.  That she knows where ever she goes her wit and charm will serve well and her ability will surprise her.  Thank you for the opportunity E, you're one stunning girl! ~ B Gallery

Sweet Surprises around every corner ...

Sweet Surprises around every corner ...

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Summer storms have always been an enjoyment.  Especially if at home, listening to the sound of crashing lightning and the echos of rain on the roof.  As a photographer, watching the percentages of digits rise or lower can be a real test of one's patience, and so it went with this session.  Friday, the prediction of weather volleyed around like a bee in a field of flowers.  This family and I opted to go with our date and ventured out to the beautiful Cincinnati Nature Center for what we hoped would be a beautiful night.  As I took the first shot below anticipating location, I could hear the rumble of thunder behind me.  And folks, this was the only shot I got.  The skies opened up and a disturbance began that had us seeking a new location in what appeared to be outside of the storm's path.  We drove through flooding roads, downed trees, hail and wind gusts that had rain blinding our path.  We never made it to the new location, but instead chose to try again the next night and I must say, we weren't disappointed.

We made our way to the spot above and were greeted by the sweet sounds of a young raccoon searching the mud for a tasty treat.  As we considered that a Momma might be present, we neared our spot hesitantly, while nodding acknowledgment of his space over ours.  As the little guy dined, he kept his eyes peeled on us, but we were swept away with the blunt button black of his teeny nose and the downy fur that lined his ears.  As we wandered other favorite spots, we listened to the sounds of a wedding reception, filling the atmosphere with music and laughter as they celebrated the start of a new life together.  This beautiful senior and her persevering Momma walked with me as we took in the sights and enjoyed the bright sun, reflecting on our experience the night prior, laughing that it was a session to remember.  As we rounded the corner to the playscape for the wee people of Cincinnati, we were face to face with the tender eyes of a spotted fawn wishing us a sweet salute with a simple curiosity of our business there, even granting us the divine pleasure of a photograph or two.  As we said goodbye to our new friend and continued our journey we were greeted by the white cotton of teeny tails of wee bunny babes as they bounced about the path in front of us and as we furthered our venture, hummingbirds danced together in the air above us.  We were enchanted by the critters that accompanied us on our outing, wondering if the world was offering a bit of an atonement for its behavior the night prior.  Around each bend, it seemed a new critter offering its own sweet apology.  It was no surprise when we came upon the pristine posture of a red tail hawk as he watched us nearing his position.  Sitting staunchly with pride just long enough as if to say, "I'll stand my ground just so that you may enjoy my beauty."  And with that he exited in supreme fashion as we witnessed his great wing span and a flawless retreat to the trees.

The great companionship of our furry and feathered friends had me feeling as if this session was written out for a fairy tale and believing that perhaps they were observing what I was as well....this beautiful senior had a natural genuineness that oozed about her as she softly spoke. Her smile reflected a sweet and serene confidence that would have eased a hardened person.   As the sun hung softly above us and the sky began to settle into a darkening blanket of clouds, that would soon offer a thundering applause to our finish, I was incredibly thankful for the experience and quietly delighted that this is my job.  Thank you, so much for allowing me the opportunity to pin time in this season for you guys.  It was absolutely a joy to wander those trails and share the experience.  ~ B

Radiant ...

Radiant ...

There are just some evenings that the fleeting sun lands upon one wherever they are in a unique way each time that just illuminates a really sweet & beautiful spirit.  This shoot was one of those evenings.  Walking through French Park as a gentle breeze fluttered about, like a butterfly in a garden, with this beauty was a night well spent.  I've included a few of my favorites of this wonderful model, but must admit, it was tough to narrow it down! ~ B Gallery

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A night in the garden ....

A night in the garden ....

I had never had the pleasure of walking the Creation Gardens in Kentucky prior to last night.  It was a beautiful treat only bettered by the company.... This lovely & sweet senior and her wonderful Momma! ~ B

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