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    I am a mommy to three beautiful, sweet, little girls, who have inspired me to become the photographer I am today. I love capturing sweet precious memories of them and love to do so for others as well! This blog is for sharing sneak peaks of client photos and for other odds and ends as well. I'm located in Galion, Ohio and service surrounding areas. Take a look around and contact me to book your session today!! I look forward to having a fun session capturing your precious memories for you! Thanks for looking!

Emma is two!

Sweet two year old Emma!  It’s hard to believe she is already two.  I photographed her as a newborn and now she is a sweet, sassy, silly little two year old who loves to walk bare feet! lol.  Shoes are over-rated anyways!  I have had a run of very good two year olds lately!  She is no exception.  She did great for her pictures and I had fun photographing her! How could you not have fun photographing a cute face like this…

2 year old outdoor session

I”m so thankful that the weather is FINALLY starting to become nice out! We are supposed to be in the low’s 70′s on Saturday and Sunday! I”ll take it!  We have had a long winter and I’m glad to go work off some energy chasing around a 2 year old.:)

2 year old outdoor session

She liked to be bare foot..I don’t blame her.  Shoes are too restrictive!

2 year old outdoor session
2 year old outdoor session
2 year old outdoor session

The sun was out..but boy was it windy!! I loved how the wind blew in her little pig-tails!

2 year old outdoor session

Miss Emma did sooo awesome at her photo shoot! i’m so glad the weather worked out so nicely today! Hope you love your peak!:)

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April 10 on 10..the beach!

This past weekend we went to Myrtle Beach in SC, where my sister lives, for her wedding.  It was a really short trip and we didn’t have much time for play..but we did manage to get to the pool a couple times and the beach a couple times..first time only for a short moment.  The ocean was definitely not warm enough to swim in at this time of the year..(I swore it felt like I was dipping my feet in water filled with ice cubes!!) Kids are resilient though.  They didn’t seem to mind at all.  In fact my oldest got in about knee deep letting the water hit her waist..with her clothes on might I add..lol. oh well..good thing I always over-pack!  haha!  My older two have seen the ocean a few times and my third has seen it once but she doesn’t remember has it was when she was 10 months.  She liked it but was cautious…I think she thought the water was too cold to be messing around with too. She ran from it…at least the second time we went!  I wish desperately that we could go back to the Outer Banks this year, but it’s just not something in our budget this year.  There is nothing more satisfying watching your children have so much fun playing in the sun, sand, and waves.  Makes me smile just thinking about it.:) The baby was also out here with us, but strapped to my chest in our moby wrap.  (I did have my husband take a picture of me and the baby strapped to me…just to show that I was there too!!..but that is for another time. lol)

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach
kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

San castles are always fun..especially when you can knock them down afterward:)

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

I did not ask them to hold hands..they just did..all by themselves and I caught it on camera:)Makes my heart melt…and one day I will show them this when they are fighting and let them know that they do love each other.  :)

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach
kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

She was rejoicing in the sand…thankfully it didn’t get into anybodies eyes!! I had to inform her sadly that she should not throw the sand..I didn’t know she was going to throw it..got this shot by accident.  It is pretty cool though.

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

I seriously love the look on her face!! One of pure excitement and contentment. I’m so glad i’m able to capture moments of happiness on my kids like this, and also get to share in their happiness when playing with them:)

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

This one called to be black and white..the wind blowing through my little ones soft, wispy, blonde hair.  I love her:)

kids playing on beach at Myrtle beach

Beach time is done..walking back with her Papa!  It was definitely a whirlwind weekend, but we all had fun and my sister looked beautiful at her wedding.  Now..hopefully we brought some of this sunshine and warmth back home and it stays!  I’m so ready for summer!! Now continue on the circle and go visit  Sarah HERE for the next blog post!!

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Janet Crouch - April 10, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Oh my goodness, you make me want to go on a vacation to the beach! What beautiful girls in the beautiful light. (the sand throwing is my favorite, I do believe!) Love them all, Erica!

Sarah Roberts - April 10, 2014 - 4:07 pm

oooh the light is gorgeous…..I LOVE the shot of her throwing sand hehe…kids know how to have fun lol :)

The boys!

I have photographed these guys for a couple years now and they are fun!! Little man Lucas was one when I first photographed him and he is going to be three this week!  Since the weather didn’t want to cooperate fully we started with some indoor and then grabbed a few outdoor shots just for the heck of it!  :)  I guess if I can’t have boys of my own, I will just have fun photographing my fun little clients!  

3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio

ha..little hams!:)They were supposed to do a “thinking” pose, but Lucas got a little confused…eh..close.  I thought it was hilarious!! Of course, he probably did that on purpose.  Gotta love boys!  :)

3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio

Handsome Jackson for his five year pictures!

3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio

Lucas gave lots of great smiles!! They were pretty easy to get to smile have fun! Made my job pretty easy!

3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio

I love sibling pictures!! I hope they cherish these as they get older!  They i’m sure fight like other siblings, but you can totally see the love as well!  :)  Best friends!

3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio
3 and 5 year old boys in galion ohio studio

I had fun as usual guys!! Hope you did as well and I hope you love your picture!! I will be uploading the gallery soon:)Keep an eye out on your email!

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Kiera is one! :)

Kiera is a beautiful little girl that I got to see again!! I photographed her as a newborn and now I got to see her again for her 1 year session!! Sooo happy to see clients again like that! Always makes my day:) She has the most gorgeous eyes and beautiful skin.  Seriously, I did nothing to her skin…it’s just that flawless.  She reminds me of snow white.  She did such a great job through several outfit changes, (although like most 1 year olds, she wasn’t super happy about getting her outfit changed…lol)

1 year old girl in teal and pink

See..told you she was a doll! Seriously most women would be jealous of her eyelashes..the darn things curl and are long and dark.  Just beautiful!  Kiera has been through a lot in her young life, but you’d never know.  Her smile is infections and she had me laughing so much!! What a little personality!

1 year old in teal and pink

I think this is one of my favorites!!

one year old in yellow dress in galion ohio studio
1 year old girl
1 year old girl

Ohh but I do love this one too!! I love how she has her hands clasped together!!:)Melts my heart!

1 year old girl
1 year old girl

She wasn’t too interested in her cake, but it still was a lot of fun!! Who needs cake when you got a little banner that says one to play with…well..I will admit..I need cake.  haha.

1 year old girl with princess crown

I got this crown in the mail today.  It is meant for a newborn but I thought it was perfect for Kiera!  Had to try it out.  Of course it didn’t stay long and she was wondering what the heck was on her head, but we got a couple shots! lol.  I hope you guys love the sneak peak!  Kiera is an awesome little girl and I really enjoyed seeing her again!!:) thank you for letting me share in this milestone!!

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Melissa Donaldson - March 17, 2014 - 12:46 am

Beautiful work

Jen B - March 17, 2014 - 5:46 pm

The pictures are just as perfect as her newborn session! Love her and love the images! She melts my heart every time I see her!!

erica finnan photography - March 17, 2014 - 9:32 pm

Thank you Melissa :) And thank you Jen B! She melts my heart too! She is so sweet!

Cherish this day (outside!!)

It has been a very long winter and when you are stuck inside in a fairly small house with three active girls, you start to go a little bit insane. lol. Now we’ve added another addition (another little girl) and with all the baby stuff we are even more snug in our home.  Sooo, when the weather started to get remotely nice (temps in the 50′s) we were outside in a heartbeat!  I was still a bit chilly but I actually saw some teenage girl walking down the street in shorts and a tank top! Meanwhile I was in my winter coat. lol.  I guess you start to go a little crazy when the sun comes out and warms things up a bit:)You would have thought I gave my kids the best Christmas gift ever saying they could go outside to play.  Our backyard is a bit of a mess right now with the mudd and such, but our front yard wasn’t too bad.  We got the bikes out and enjoyed the sunshine:) I may or may not have gone a little crazy with the camera too..sooo good to shoot outdoors again! 

newborn bundled up for some outside play

I still thought it was a bit chilly with the wind so little Miss Nora stayed bundled up.  She was nice and cozy in her seat.

kids playing outside

I can’t wait for some color to start popping up.  Spring will hopefully be here soon!  The crocuses are even late popping up this year.

kids playing outside

She cracks me up in this car. It’s been inside because she got it for Christmas. She likes to run into things with it.  Terrible driver.

kids playing outside, sunflare
kids playing outside

She was telling me something very important and the look on her face was hilarious so I had to take her picture:)

kids playing outside
kids playing outside
kids playing outside

I like to capture them mid-chat. haha. So expressive!

kids playing outside
kids playing outside

the sun was so pretty back lighting right here.

kids playing outside
kids playing outside

She has amazing eyes!! Love our little bug.:)

kids playing outside
newborn girl

And this was totally on a different day, but I had to post them anyways:)

newborn girl black and white

she is the only one of our children that has a birthmark.  You can see it on her cheek!:)

freelensing
freelensing

I have jumped on the bandwagon of free-lensing.  It has been something fun to try!  Love how these turned out.  It’s surely not easy but I’m starting to get the hang of it!  We can’t wait to get outside to play again…there is several inches of snow on the ground again, but we are hoping it will begin to melt soon!  I’m ready for some warmth, sunshine, and flowers!:)Now go check out the rest our group’s images HERE!! You won’t be disappointed!

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Darcy Troutman - March 14, 2014 - 11:51 am

Beautiful shots!! And congrats on the new baby!

erica finnan photography - March 14, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Thank you Darcy!!

Janet Crouch - March 14, 2014 - 12:59 pm

All four of your girls are just as beautiful as that gorgeous sun! I know how you feel about being ready for the Spring and warmer temperatures…and I’m certain that our winter hasn’t been nearly as “wintery” as yours! Love this post, Erica…and always enjoy seeing your work!

Amanda Burr - March 15, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Your girls are so beautiful! Congrats on your newest addition!!!

erica finnan photography - March 15, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Thank you Amanda and Janet!! :)

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