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Family Session at Glenn Echo Park | Columbus Ohio

This is my beautiful cousin's family. Kelsey and I have known each other since birth (literally!) and have remained close through the years. She has always been such a great friend and support that I know I can always reach out to. She is a strong and beautiful momma with admirable hustle and dedication to her family. I was so happy when she asked me to take their family photos again this year!

Seeing our kids play together while they were in town that weekend was the best thing. I think it is so special when you get to watch your children grow up together with your friend's children. It brings back childhood memories of Kelsey and I being inseparable when we were little and those are memories I will always cherish! Our boys really had a great time and I will always remember this weekend!

Thank you so much, Kelsey for the memories this weekend! I love you!

Rain, Rain Go Away.. | Columbus Ohio Photographers - Erika Venci Photography

With all of this wacky weather, I am beginning to wonder when it will actually feel like Spring. Yesterday, we received a late April Fools joke from Mother Nature.. 2 inches of snow!? And today it is pouring rain. My first outdoor family session of the year is in a little over one week so I am praying the weather changes by then!

If you have young children at home, you will understand that it can be a struggle sometimes to keep them entertained on a rainy day. We have been running out of ideas at our house. So, last week, my son and I headed to Hobby Lobby in hopes of finding a new craft we could work on inside. After making our way past all the things he wanted to hold or look at (I forgot how memorizing this place is to little kids!) we found some new acrylic paints and rocks! I knew he would love to paint rocks!

Art seems to be Bodhi's thing. He loves painting, music, dancing, everything art. When I asked if he wanted to make some art last week as the rain poured down outside, he was SO excited and immediately ran to the kitchen table as I prepped everything. 

He absolutely loved painting the rocks and mixing all the colors of paint together and shouted at me across the kitchen, "Look, Mom! Bodhi doing art!".

I was relieved that painting the rocks was a hit.. even if he only wanted to paint for about 20 minutes! 

What are some of your favorite indoor activities to keep your kids entertained?

First Day Earthside | Columbus Ohio Photographers | Fresh 48 Session

This fresh 48 session was so exciting! Not only did we get to capture this beautiful little girl's first day Earthside, but we were also there to document her meeting her big brother for the first time! It was so special and just pulled at my heart strings. 

Seeing siblings meet their new baby brother or sister is so adorable and fun because you never know how they will react. Sometimes there are tears, sometimes there are smiles and a lot of times it's a mix of both. This little guy was SO happy to hold his new baby sister.. the photos are priceless.

Little girl, you are so loved and I am so happy your family asked me to be there for your birth day! 

Welcome to the world!