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A Study of Cousins – Ohio Portraits Part 3

1. Little girl named Fi being a hammy ham and older sister Kat in the background. 2. My closest in age cousin, Keara.

These are my last two favorites that I will be posting in the portrait series from Ohio. These are my two (kind of three) beautiful cousins. Fi had no idea who I was (it had been 7 months since I had been back to Ohio) and in a 2 year olds mind that is a lot of time. But once I brought out my camera, this little thing was lit up like a Christmas tree. I tried to snap a few shots of Kat and Fi together but i had to be very close to them and they were so so excited to go see fireworks that they were literally bouncing during all of the shots. This shot of Keara is one of my favorites from a portrait session we did in 3 minutes on the day that I was supposed to fly out of Ohio. It was about 100 degrees outside and she was quite a trooper for me.

Side note: As always you can click images to view them in a larger format and with more clarity. Lately WordPress has been muddling my images. I am working to correct it now.

Sister Doors

This door – man – this door. See how it says “KELLY’S ROOM”? Well it used to say “SHANNON’S ROOM”. I’d like to take credit for all of those stickers there. Steve makes fun of me for having Thursday and Thrice stickers on there (I did not fully appreciate/listen to those bands until after we were together and he forced reintroduced me to them). Most of the other stickers came from clothes in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. It took me a really long time to nail down who I thought I was back then. And as you can see I definitely tried on many versions of myself. I’m pretty sure my mom still cusses me out for putting all those stickers on there every time she walks down that hallway. Mostly because they are looking to sell and will have to buy new doors for this room and the spare/office/bedroom that used to be Kelly’s room/is mine/Steve and I’s room when we visit (she of course followed suite and put tons of obnoxious stickers on her door, because, of course she had to out due me ;] ).
I’ll never forget when I “moved” into my dorm at Kent State in 2006. They had freshman move in on a Wednesday before everyone else came back to campus so that we could do orientation and get a feel for campus before classes started the following Monday. That weekend I went home (3 days later, mind you) and all of my left at home stuff had been dismantled/semi-boxed/moved into the hallway and now “spare” bedroom. My old room was painted, painted I tell you! I couldn’t believe it. My little sister, that one, she can be quite ambitious when she so chooses.

Portraits from Ohio – Part 2


While I was home, the fam and I got some use out of my clicker. We took a whole bunch of photos trying to take a good family portrait. These are my photos 2 favorite from the session. I’ll be posting the out takes later this week.

Portraits From Ohio – Part 1

1. My parents in their hats – love them (also – if anyone knows of where we could purchase a hat like my dads lemme know. We need another one for my dear grandfather.) 2. My beautiful sister K. 3. Aunt TeeTee and Fi 4. My dad is such a cool cat 5. My love Rooney and one of his favorite toys. The orange gear.

I love my life in Texas. Okay. I love my life with Steve inside of the happy bubble that we float around in when we are at the PIL’s house. But outside of that its pretty sucky. (Re: Weather, People, Driving, People, you get the idea). And being back home with my family is pretty great. Over the next couple of days I am going to share some of my favorite portraits I was able to snap over the course of a couple days. I finally went through all of the images tonight while Steve forced me to watch watched Jericho. Enjoy :]