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Emily & Damon. Toledo Maternity Photos. Providence Park

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Emily & Damon. Toledo Maternity Photos. Providence Park

I asked Emily how they were preparing Maci for the baby and she said, "We let her sniff the baby things and play with the things we will be using for her and leaving them out for her to get comfortable around". It sounds like they have a good plan to make the transition comfortable for everyone!

We are glad to see Emily and Damon happy, with a healthy baby on the way! Best of luck to you both in this new adventure! Enjoy these photos from their Maternity Session at Providence Park in Grand Rapids, Ohio!

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Jessica St. Johns. Maternity Shoot. Sidecut Park. Toledo, Ohio.

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Jessica St. Johns. Maternity Shoot. Sidecut Park. Toledo, Ohio.

Jessica St. Johns is a good friend and a local Toledo photographer. She and I have enjoyed many evening "editing dates" over the last year. We mostly talk about business and girl stuff... Sometimes we actually get work done. Mostly we encourage each other with new ideas and talk about our dreams.

On occasion, Jessica and I get the urge to do some photos of each other for fun! We get to hone our skills behind the camera while also getting a reminder of what our subjects feel like in front of the camera. I find it much easier to direct and pose people when I know how things look from their perspective. 

Rachel Christensen, my sister, is also one of Jessica's closest friends. Rachel was very excited to lend us some of her Makeup Artist magic! She did such an awesome job with our makeup and we both left the house feeling like rockstars. 

Jessica and I ventured to one of our favorite shoot locations in Toledo at Sidecut Park. This place runs along the river and has a lot of variety in its scenery. Woods, meadows, river, a historical cemetery, an overlook, a gazebo and plenty of trails. What more could you ask for? We decided to explore a little and we got some really great settings. As the light began to fade, we tried to beat the sun and get a few shots of Jessica with her daughter, Ellie. Jessica is expecting her second child and it was wonderful to get to capture her and Ellie's relationship while Ellie is still an only child. Things are soon changing for them both, but they have a great relationship to be able to introduce the new baby into.

I hope you enjoy these photos of this truly beautiful woman!

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