Two Thirds of a Year Already

Eight months old. Seems just a blink since Charles was born, June 25th.

You’ve heard it a billion times, they grow so fast, and they do. It’s true.

Before I headed back to Pittsburgh, I wanted to photograph my grandson with the real camera and not the phone.  He’s on the move. Says “Hi, Dada”

 

Ice Skating Saturday Night

Jack was invited to an  birthday party at the ice skating rink. He was so excited.   Mark took him.

We came an hour later for “free skate” but I didn’t don skates.

A good photo op for Grandma, who happened to have the real camera, not just the iPhone.

Lots of reflections, not enough light or too much light.

Made adjustments.

On the way home I got to photograph a brightly lit house display as I was in the passenger seat.

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Gathering: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Lots of gatherings documented throughout the course of a year and a few from years ago.

The group photos pose a challenge, getting everyone with you simultaneously.  I’ve included some more candid shots.

 

Now Family of Three- a Very Happy Anniversary

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Laura and James. 

Family of Three

Baby Charlie and his parents photographed Sunday November 8, 2015.

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I had fun shooting “wedding photos” six months after the wedding- June 2012

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You may have seen the wedding photos after the wedding on November 12, 2011 but Mother of the Bride can’t be the photographer, too.

Helping Grandma Load the Car

Had to get that cell phone to my eye as quickly as I could to capture this composition.  My son had called the kids to help me load up the car as I prepared to leave Columbus for Pittsburgh. Henry is tagging along.

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They were all (including Henry) going on their own trip, a couple of hours away, to select the Airedale puppy they’ll pick up Labor Day Weekend.

Stay tuned!

Anna as photographed by her mom, Erika, holding their choice- Josie.

Anna and the Airedale

Lots of shade in both photos

Cousins Watch the Cheerleading Performance

Maura attended a 3 day Cheerleading  camp at Olentangy High School.  She loved it!  She lead two of the cheers for the entire group.

Baby Charles and Aunt Laura came to see the performance.

Jack brought a book to read.  And he shared it with his new baby cousin!

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Jack would just have soon missed the performance but entertained himself with a book.

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Aunt Erika and Cousin Michael  take care of Cousin Charles.

 

 

 

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Maura led two cheers for the entire group.

 

 

 


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Believe it or not, Charles seemed to like all the cheering and music.

 

 

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In the parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Family Handshake

You know those photo greeting cards with the tiny hand in the big hand?

The touching closeups?

I was going for a similar feel with the new parents and grandson Charlie who was a week and a day.

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Oops. Add one eager Golden Doodle.  Penny’s paw added to the photo.

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