#waybackwednesday: Fall 2013 Mini Sessions

Hello hello hello!!!! Today’s #waybackwednesday catch-up post is pretty fitting, seeing as Cleveland is a little confused these days and thinks that it is already FALL!!! Haha! I wanted to share some of my mini-sessions from last October and November. You may recognize some of these kiddos as they are some of my favorite repeat clients & definitely no stranger to the blog/facebook :)

This first session took place at Edgewater Park on quite possibly the windiest and CHILLIEST day of the fall!! (Mother Nature giving us a little preview of the winter I guess..:P ) Poor Lucy was FREEZING and didn’t want to leave mom’s warm hugs, but we still managed to get some cute shots :)

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FB-3276-2_STOMP.jpgOne of my favorite mom-daught pics EVER!! :)
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FB-3299_STOMP.jpgThis next session was with my nanny kiddos that I love so so much — we had a blast adventuring around the metroparks & playing in the rocks!!FBRed--2_STOMP.jpgFBRed-1968_STOMP.jpg

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How gorgeous is Toni?!?! I was sort of in shock when she told me she chopped off her hair…but it’s AWESOME & she totally rocks it :) :)
FBRed-2039_STOMP.jpgThese next family photos are SO MUCH FUN & totally capture that Vickers spirit :P
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FBRed-2066_STOMP.jpgOh Nate :) What a stud!!
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FBRed-2142_STOMP.jpgAnd then we have Ella & Claire :) You might recognize these two from Henry’s Newborn Session — where they ROCKED their big sister shoot! Lots of love with these two :) FBRed-2177_STOMP.jpgThose eyes!!! FBRed-2185_STOMP.jpg

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FBRed-2195_STOMP.jpgWho knew leaves could be so FUN?! :)
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FBRed-2244_STOMP.jpgWe busted out the rain boots for some water fun near the end :) SO cute!!
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FBRed-2279_STOMP.jpgNext up — Kate, Doug, & ANGIE!!! Haha, Kate is one of my work besties & I had heard a lot about Angie…but never quite realized just how BIG she was until we met this beautiful Fall day!!! :) FBRed-2547_STOMP.jpg
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FBRed-2578_STOMP.jpgAngie pretty much stole all of the attention during this session :)
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FBRed-2639_STOMP.jpgBut we made sure to take a few quick shots of just Kate & Doug!!! Love these ones :)
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FBRed-2661_STOMP.jpgLast but definitely not least, we have Mike & Becky’s downtown mini-session!!! This was my first time shooting in the city, and it was SO much fun!!! Very fitting of these two & their hipster selves :P Mike is probably the biggest Cleveland fan I know, so of course we got some shots of his hat!!
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FBRed-2505_STOMP.jpgAnd that’s a wrap!!!! Haha, this post ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be & I probably could have broken it up into a few separate guys…buuuut that’s no fun :) Hope you all are having a WONDERFUL week — and just in case you missed my big #instie sneak peek last night, I’ll go ahead and share one last photo with you all from the ‘gram…Screenshot 2014-07-30 09.53.57That’s right folks, my brand new website is ALMOST DONE!!! As much as I love this little wordpress space, I am SO. EXCITED. to have a place of my own — full of beautiful photos, fun sliders, sassy golds, and pretty hand-lettering :) Be on the lookout for some more peeks at its awesomeness…can’t wait to finally launch it in the next few weeks!! EEK!!!!

:) Happy Wednesday!

Love love love,

Sami

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Monday Lovin’: Letter Style

Screenshot 2014-07-28 09.52.55Hello hello hello, and a very happy (rainy!!!) Monday to you!! I love getting to write these posts each week. They have turned into such a neat way to document all the happenings & loves throughout the summer, and I often can’t wait to share my favorite things with you all!! One of my favorite blogs to read every Monday is Lauren’s “Monday’s Letters” series over at Elle & Company Design, so to show some Monday love to her (and to switch up this series a bit!!), I am going to write some letters of my own this morning :)

Dear Mr. Orndorff, Last night we had a tornado warning, and (being me) I obviously freaked out a little bit and wanted to make a straight get-away to the basement of our apartment building. Thanks for giving me a hug and flipping to the weather channel to show me nothing was wrong…and for giggling when you saw that my flip-flops were on my feet and my water bottle was ready to go just in case a downstairs sprint became necessary :P

Dear BarkCam, You are the best app on my phone to date, and the way you get my little Graham-ster to tilt his head & smile makes me giggle every time :) I see many memories documented with you in the future (oh, and I especially love your photo add-ons too!).

Dear College Course That I Dropped 4 Weeks In, While I didn’t really appreciate your false course description or the fact that your professor often blew her nose WHILE continuing to lecture (multi-tasking at its finest?), I am so so thankful for you because you brought Cait Snyder into my life :) Commiserating over weird math equations that somehow had something to do with psychology, drowning our Hutton Honors sorrows in Ballantine paninis, and talking about relationships, Jesus, sororities, college, dorm-life, Facebook, boys, family, and pretty much everything else under the sun EXCEPT our course material brought us together and has kept us close ever since! Having her visit #theCLE this past weekend was such a blast, and I owe all the beach-laying, park-walking, Mitchell’s-ice-cream-eating, beer-drinking, margarita-slurping, heart-to-heart-talking, SVU-watching, garage-sale-shopping, Jesus-loving to you :)

Dear Chris, These past almost-two years in our #tinyapartmentbigspirit have been the best of my life, and I find myself a little sad to be moving to a bigger place this weekend! While I can’t wait for the extra room (and hopefully all the visitors it brings with it!), I am going to miss our fun times in these 492 sq. feet of memories. You make every part of life an adventure, and I am forever grateful for these past years of literally not being able to get away from each other :P I love you!

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To read more Monday Letters from Lauren, make sure to check out her blog here!

Adelynn | One Year

If you missed this Wednesday post from a few weeks ago, make sure to check it out to see why this out-of-season post is gracing the blog today :) Happy Wednesday!!!!

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A.Orndorff5SE-0600-2_STOMP.jpgHehe!!! That little ruffle butt :)
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A.Orndorff5SE-0622_STOMP.jpgThese two right pictures make me giggle every. single. time. #stinker
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A.Orndorff5SE-0668_STOMP.jpgLove!!! (And how crazy to think she was still not even walking here Jess?!?!)
A.Orndorff5SE-0677_STOMP.jpgHaha then we decided to plop the little goober in this basket….hilarious attempts to escape immediately followed :)
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A.Orndorff5SE-0725_STOMP.jpgAnd then Jess pulled out the most awesome tutu EVER!! Loved this little dress-up moment…definitely a glimpse into the future with this diva for sure :)
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A.Orndorff5SE-0804_STOMP.jpg:) LOVE!!
A.Orndorff5SE-0814_STOMP.jpgEspecially love these last 4 momma-daughter moments :) So sweet!!
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Love love love,

Sami