It’s Nearly Easter, so why not post Christmas 2016?

The title says it all. We had our family Christmas in Dayton in the early part of 2017 because that’s how cool and chill we are and not at all because we’re all so ridiculously busy that it’s the only time we could all manage to be in the same room. <ahem>

Here‘s the whole set!



2015 Mishmash

Prepare yourself – this post will be chock-full of a total mishmash of 2015 photos. Frankly, I don’t have the patience to go back and post things in order and a little at a time anymore. I wanna get to recent stuff, darn it! So, here are enough events and photos to blow your face off – in no particular order.

Liberty Tower (all found here)

Once in a great while, photographers get the unique opportunity to shoot somewhere that cameras normally are not allowed. This is one of those times: Liberty Tower, located in downtown Dayton, has been around since the 30’s and is a very architecturally unique building in the Art Deco style.


Full Eclipse (all here)



Mackinac Island (all found here)

Keith and I managed to escape, child-free, for a trip to Mackinac Island. It was glorious. We relaxed, we biked, we walked, and we generally enjoyed time away from being responsible.


A family affair (here, here, here, here, and here)



The End of 2015. Thanks, and come again. 🙂

September 5th/Week 35

There are some weeks where it’s a struggle to get a single shot worth sharing.  This was one of those weeks.   So here it is – the single shot worth sharing. Emma was eating, and Josie joined her. And it was adorable.

Babies = cute.

Dogs = cute.

But dogs + babies = unbelievably, heart-wrenchingly, sugar-rush directly to the soul sweet.

Is it a technically perfect shot?  Nope. But it’s a perfect shot of our life, which isn’t technically perfect either. 🙂

ETA: it occurred to me this morning that I never actually hit “publish” on this post Wednesday. Derp.

April 2nd/Week 13

It’s hard to believe it’s already week 13 (2.0).  But, there you have it.  This week, we went to the Wright Dunbar section of Dayton where there are some very cool buildings with such lovely paint colors that I couldn’t resist doing some shooting.  The flowers are also in full bloom around our neighborhood.  And finally, Emma started in on rice cereal.  I wasn’t super excited about it, but we also discontinued swaddling, so this seems to help her sleep a bit longer during the night.  Here’s a random selection of shots, and as always, the rest are here.

January 30th/Week 4

So.  I spent some family time again this week. Emma was being extra adorable, and I might be biased – but I think she might be the smartest and cutest baby ever.  Just sayin’.  Also, I took some time for myself on Wednesday evening to pull out my camera and run around town to do some shooting.  I’ve been in a rut lately and going a little stir-crazy.  Since I know that nothing really inspires me the way crumbling architecture and imperfect infrastructure does, I decided that I’d hit up some parts of Dayton that I’m not used to seeing.  Hope you enjoy!

December 30th/Week 52

So this is it.  Week 52.  The big question is – should I try this again for another year, or has it run it’s course and I just need to let it go?  Hmmmm.


So Christmas was this week.  To be clear, Emma’s FIRST CHRISTMAS was this week.  And it was awesome.  We got lots of family time, she got to travel to Cleveland with us to meet my Mom’s whole family for the first time (including her great-grandparents), and all said it was another awesome holiday with our Stinkerbell.  I won’t post all 46 photos here, but you can see the rest here.

(shot by Keith)

Festivus for the rest of us.  Keith’s been a part of this tradition for many, many years now.

(shot by Keith)

(shot by Keith – 4 generations)

November 25th/Week 47

This week we had another bunch of visitors.  Emma got to meet her other grandparents (my dad and step-mom), her Aunt Laura and Uncle Kev (friends from college) and their daughter Ellia, and on Thanksgiving – we also got to introduce Emma to her Uncle Mike, Aunt Michelle, and her cousins Taylor and Paige (Crabcake).  Our Thanksgiving celebration was also combined with a first birthday party for Crabcake. And of course, there’s at least one superfluous Dood picture. 🙂

I have way too many photos to put on this blog, so you can find them all here.

And so it begins!

I call this “Please still love me?” Shot by Keith. 🙂

Grandpa and Grandma G


Guard Dood is taking a break.

 Cousin Ellia

Aunt Laura

Uncle Kevin

Thanksgiving/Crabcake’s 1st Birthday:


Uncle Mike’s first meeting with his first niece


Stinkerbell’s also in the spirit for celebration!

Cake coma is setting in…

But at least she’s sharing with her Grandma!

And my beautiful niece, Tay, with the newest member of the family. 🙂