Pam and Thurmans Fall Family Photos
Goodale Park, Columbus Ohio
Its always special when you get to photograph your family. Recently, one of my husbands Aunts contacted me about having family photos done for thier 50th Anniversary present. She wanted new photos of the grand-kids, and family photos of everyone. We decided on to do them in November. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. It was in the 60’s and the leaves were still on the trees.
Irongate Equestrian Center Wedding
Scott & Danielle
Scott and Danielle were married at Irongate Equestrian Center, in Hartford. Thier wedding was held inside the converted horse barns on a magnificently hot July day, one of the hottest days we had all summer! The weather however didn’t keep us from enjoying the beautiful barn that has been renovated into a fantastic event center.
Chris and Erin’s Ohio State Fair Engagement Photos
When I found out my friends Chris and Erin had got engaged, i knew i had to have them in front of the camera. With the Ohio State Fair happening, I knew it was the perfect venue for us to do the their engagement photos. We spent the evening at the Ohio State Fair, riding rides, eating cotton candy, and laughing. These two are so at ease with each other and know how to make each other smile so easily! Chris and Erin are starting thier new married life in just three short weeks. Chris proposed to Erin with a beautiful Sapphire ring with band that was custom molded from a twig. The ring was something Erin had always dreamed of having.
Chris and Amanda were married on a perfect June day at the scenic Lakes Golf and Country Club in Westerville.
a Name for the business
I don’t talk much about my personal life here, but i feel like I should probably talk about this. I made it an “official” business around 2006 and struggled for a long time to come up with a clever quirky name. I didn’t want to use my own name as it was too long, and settled on a name that was even longer. The irony is not lost on me. I wanted to somehow incorporate my heritage, and my name, but Lucky Photography was taken, and nothing i came up with the Gaelic Translations sounded good to me. I also knew somehow my pets would be part of the business as well, and couldn’t decide how to incorporate them either.
At the time when i was creating this, my best furry pal, my faithful follower and protecter, was and is Lola. Lola is my beautiful redheaded (now white) shepherd mutt. Ive had her since 2000, when she was a wee pup. Today, however I look upon her old white face and thank the heavens for each day she is with me.
I did not initially adopt her, a friend did from Greene County Animal Shelter, and turned out she couldn’t keep this adorable fat puppy. I was a total sucker for her from the moment I met her. Lola has been my partner in crime and constant companion. She traveled with me everywhere, she loved to climb out on the roof with me and watch the world from up high. She protected my property, and myself.
She was my husbands first dog love. She was his his constant running parter while they both could still get up at 5am and run 4 miles. She taught him how great life is with a dog. They played fetch for hours, and she greeted him happily at the door every evening with her big dopey grin, even when she had just emptied the entire contents of the kitchen trash can all over the floor.
She was my Muse, OUR Muse and still is. She would sit pretty for me and let me practice my photography on her for hours, giving me soulful eyes and sideways glances. It clicked finally that to me that she, while having an expiration, had to be part of my studio name.
Its 10 years later and we grow nearer that date by the day instead of the years, as I had once thought would take forever to happen. I have worried about how I will handle having my business named after my long lost pal, and now have come to realize it wont matter. It was my way of honoring her then, and will always be a way to honor her.
Danielle and Scott Engagement Photos
SchIller Park, German Village Columbus Ohio
As mentioned in earlier blog posts, Ohio’s weather hasn’t cooperated lately and finally we had chilly but sunny spring weekend to meet up at the beautiful Schiller Park in the Historic German Village for Scott and Danielle’s engagement session. We took a stroll through the park as they told me about their first date, the renovations of Danielle’s old house as they plan to sell it and prepare for the merging of households. These two love birds laughed so easily together and smiled so much it was infectious.
We are going to have so much fun at their wedding!
Scott and Danielle’s summer wedding will be held at the gorgeous Irongate Equestrian Center.