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I have encountered so many amazing mothers since I have started my photography business and it has been truly touching.  In honor of these amazing mothers (including my own <3), I am giving away a Mother's Day session for only $15 dollars! 
Are you an amazing mother? Here is what you have to do:
- post one comment on this post 
- in that comment, state how many children you have and their ages
- in 1-3 sentences, please state why you deserve this session (and saying how cool I am may get you extra points;P... just kidding of course!)
Here are the session details:
- 30-45 minute session
- May 7th at 7:00pm
- the location details are still pending:)
The "add comment" button is at the bottom of this post in orange. You have until Sunday, May 1st to post a comment. The winner will be drawn randomly and posted Sunday evening. Let the Mother's Day contest begin!
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday! I took some much needed time to relax with my family and catch up on some sessions. Oh, and our food... was... AMAZING! But then again, it always is, so that is nothing new. Anyway, here's a quick weekend update on what I've been working on! 
Thursday after school, I had the pleasure of meeting up with these lovely twin seniors. Gwen and Rebecca are just gorgeous! Their session was way too much fun. 

This is miss Gwen:
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And this is Rebecca:
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I was bumming a little on Friday because I was forced to cancel two of my senior sessions because well, it's April in Ohio. The rain still hadn't ceased when I had the pleasure of meeting two gorgeous new parents. Taylor and Brett came all the way from Columbus too with a 2 week old baby- what a compliment!  There is nothing I love more than the "ooh's" and ahh's" that the parents express when I am posing their baby. Brett was continuously saying, "She is just beautiful. Oh, she is just beautiful.". It was by far one of the sweetest things I have ever heard! It almost brought tears to my eyes... almost;) 
Meet Lydia Ryan:
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Lydia's Mom, Taylor, is a devoted pianist and singer. I did get the privilege of hearing her sing during our session, but I didn't get to hear her piano skills! Nevertheless, I've been dreaming about this photo ever since I got my baby grand. I love it!
On Saturday, I was so lucky to meet two sweet little girls. Lauryn and Carmyn were a ton of fun. They reminded me so much of my little sister and me when we were young. 
Here are Lauryn and Carmyn:
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Lauryn and Carmyn's photos fit so perfectly to their personalities and that is exactly what their mom, Brooke, said after seeing the session sneak peek.  Mission accomplished:)
After meeting these two little beauties, I was off to Perrysburg for yet another newborn session.  The parents were wonderful, except momma absolutely hated headbands which broke my heart a little bit. She wasn't even a fan of my own handmade ones. She just didn't like the ribbons, flowers, bows, or girlyness at all. That wasn't exactly my cup of tea as I've been a girly girl my entire life and I am OBSESSED with newborn headbands! But needless to say, the sweet little one was such an angel. I loved her pouty lips and dark hair, she is already the spitting image of her father!
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This weekend was a busy one, but that is how I like it. I'm still trying to figure out how to fit in 4+ newborns this week (which is also the week I have flagsquad tryouts). It's going to be a busy one! I'm looking forward to it:)
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
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Sometimes we drive too far too fast, and think too much. And when we get to where we thought we were heading, we realize we left our heavy hearts on the side of the road, miles back.  

xoxo
 
 
"You see the things that most people do not, capture them, and prove their beauty."- Laura Elchert
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Those words will stick with me through the rest of my high school days, college, and beyond. I am so blessed to have such amazing people in my life.  I know I have said that so many times before, but I am constantly reminded.
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I'm so in love with these last two because of his adorable smiles! Sweet little Lincoln did not make a peep the entire session. He was a photographer's dream:) Oh, and a special thanks to Deb for letting me borrow Kyle's old the Tonka truck. Living in a house full of girls, props like these are hard to come by.

I can't resist the temptation of sharing miss Laila's session sneak peek (Laura, who said the sweet quote that I mentioned at the beginning of the post, is Laila's gorgeous momma).  This little miss is my ADORABLE cousin, and it has been such a pleasure watching her grow. I am looking forward to her one year session coming up here soon!:)
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Oh... her gorgeous eyes and sweet baby face just make my heart melt. <3
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
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TA-DA! I left this weekend session-free because of the ACT on Saturday and the Governor's Art Show on Sunday, so when I had a little window of time, I figured I might try to get a few of my own senior pictures.  In other words, I bossed Kyle around for an hour (thanks for that). Which reminds me: happy birthday to my boyfriend, my very best friend, and my biggest fan- Kyle:) 
This weekend was so FULL  and I have enjoyed every second of it (with an exception of suffering through the ACT).  Below is a photo of me standing with my artwork at the State Capitol Building.  I am holding my little super star, Emyrson Rose.  She is 2 months old already!  Thank you so much Sara (Emyrson's gorgeous momma) for bringing the family down for the opening show, it means so much. I have the most amazing clients!
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Here are a couple shots from a newborn session last week:
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Aren't her lips just beautiful!?
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I couldn't resist adding this photo because I love it so much! We loved roaming around the city today:)
(Warm weather, please stay?)
Smiles and lots of love, Taylor
 
 
I would be lying if I said I wasn't feeling a little burnt-out after a week literally full of sessions. I would also be lying if I said I hadn't thought about canceling all of my sessions all together and quitting.  But, of course, I was just in a stressed out mood and I wasn't truly considering to end my passion.
Thank you, Kyle, for pulling me out of that mood (amongst others) and for reminding me of a couple things I won't soon forget.
And thank you, my 3 adorable little cousins, for relighting that flame.
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I love you Leah and Mara for dealing with the cold without complaining! Also, Leah was such a champ after a night of no sleep (Michelle, you were too, thanks again for that<3).
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I can't believe how big sweet Brady has gotten! He took quite the liking to Kyle, too- so cute:)
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Smiles and lots of love, Taylor