Golden Hour First Birthday and Family Session | Canton, Ohio

It's been cold and rainy here for the past few days, so I'm warming up with a sun-drenched first birthday and family session from earlier this summer.

Have you ever met one of those families that just... radiate light? The kind that greet you with big hugs and treat everyone like one of the gang? That's the May family. They bring their friends, family and everyone they meet SO much joy and I was so honored to capture a little bit of that spark in some photos this summer.

Even if you don't know them, I think you'll feel a little bit of that love and joy when you look at these pictures. I know I do.

Sippo Lake Park Family Photos | Canton, Ohio

Connecting with other photographers is one of my favorite things in the world. When one of those photographers becomes a dear friend? That's priceless to me.

I met Mindy through Facebook after I moved back to Canton and she was one of my very first photographer friends! Not only is she kind, encouraging, and down-to-earth, she's also a seriously talented photographer. Seriously. Check out her work.

Oh, and she has some incredibly cute kids. So when she asked for an updated family portrait to hang in her home, I jumped at the chance. Our session was quick, but awesome. They were expertly styled, the park was beautiful and we even got a little rainbow at the end. What more could you ask for?