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The Deligny Family

“time stands still 
best in moments 
that look 
suspiciously 
like 
ordinary life” – Unknown 

I have spent quite a bit of time this summer looking for new locations to use. While I love my usual ones, it’s always good to change it up and try new things. Shooting around the water especially was something I wanted to do more of. I love the way the light reflects off of it and the beautiful blue tones it adds.

I had scouted out this location a few days prior to the session, and thought Portage Lakes State Park would make the perfect backdrop. I had the whole session planned in my head with all these cool little spots I was excited to use. Well this session definitely threw me a curve ball, because shortly after arriving we discovered all of my spots were blocked off in preparation for the July 4th fireworks. 

Thankfully we took it all in stride, and I’m so grateful these three were laid back and fun to work with. We had an absolute blast playing and splashing in the water, which made the super hot and humid night much more comfortable.  What I love most about this session is all the sweet playful moments we captured. The ones of Mom twirling and snuggling with her little girl are probably some of my favorites ever. Add on an adorable baby with chubby baby rolls and it’s perfection. There is so much joy in these images that getting to revisit them for this blog post puts a big smile on my face. I hope it does for you too!  

A beautiful picture of a family of three sitting on a quilt next to Portage Lakes in Akron, Ohio
A Mom and Dad play with their one year old daughter sitting on a vintage quilt during an outdoor family session
A Mom kisses her daughter while laying on a vintage quilt
A little girl snuggles with her daughter
A close up of a beautiful one year old girl in an adorable blue dress
A beautiful portrait of a family of three at Portage Lakes State Park in Akron, Ohio
A Mom and Dad cuddle and kiss their one year old daughter during an outdoor family session
A husband and wife kiss on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A stunning black and white of a family of three cuddled together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A candid moment of a Mom and Dad playing and tickling their little girl
A close up of a Mom and Dad playing with their one year old daughter
A fun, candid moment of a Dad playing with his little girl
A black and white portrait of a Dad kissing his little girl
A Dad smiles at his daughter during an outdoor family session at Portage Lakes State Park
A Mom and Dad walk with their one year old little girl across the beach at Portage Lake State Park
A close up of a little girl walking with her parents during an outdoor family session in Akron, Ohio
A fun, backlit black and white picture of a Mom and Dad swinging their little girl
A beautiful, authentic moment of a Mother twirling with her daughter in the water at Portage Lakes State Park
A Mom sweetly kisses her little girl in the water at sunset
A stunning black and white of a Mother holding her little girl in the water
A little girl splashes and kicks in the water at Portage Lakes State Park
A little girl walks across the beach to her Dad during an outdoor family session
An adorable one year old little girl sits and plays in the sand at sunset
A close up of a little girl playing in the sand
A gorgeous picture of a husband and wife cuddled together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A close up portrait of a couple smiling and kissing each other
A husband kisses and dips his wife in the sand
A fun, candid moment of a family of three sitting in the sand and playing together
A fun moment of a family dancing together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A gorgeous portrait of a family standing together looking over the water at sunset
A Mom twirls and plays with her daughter during an outdoor family session
A close up of an adorable one year old girl smiling while playing with her Mom
A black and white of a Mom playing and twirling with her daughter
A close up of an adorable one year old girl smiling while playing with her Mom
A Dad plays and throws his daughter in the area during an outdoor family session
A Mom and Dad play with their daughter during an family session at Portage Lakes State Park

“time stands still 
best in moments 
that look 
suspiciously 
like 
ordinary life” – Unknown 

I have spent quite a bit of time this summer looking for new locations to use. While I love my usual ones, it’s always good to change it up and try new things. Shooting around the water especially was something I wanted to do more of. I love the way the light reflects off of it and the beautiful blue tones it adds.

I had scouted out this location a few days prior to the session, and thought Portage Lakes State Park would make the perfect backdrop. I had the whole session planned in my head with all these cool little spots I was excited to use. Well this session definitely threw me a curve ball, because shortly after arriving we discovered all of my spots were blocked off in preparation for the July 4th fireworks. 

Thankfully we took it all in stride, and I’m so grateful these three were laid back and fun to work with. We had an absolute blast playing and splashing in the water, which made the super hot and humid night much more comfortable.  What I love most about this session is all the sweet playful moments we captured. The ones of Mom twirling and snuggling with her little girl are probably some of my favorites ever. Add on an adorable baby with chubby baby rolls and it’s perfection. There is so much joy in these images that getting to revisit them for this blog post puts a big smile on my face. I hope it does for you too!  

A beautiful picture of a family of three sitting on a quilt next to Portage Lakes in Akron, Ohio
A Mom and Dad play with their one year old daughter sitting on a vintage quilt during an outdoor family session
A Mom kisses her daughter while laying on a vintage quilt
A little girl snuggles with her daughter
A close up of a beautiful one year old girl in an adorable blue dress
A beautiful portrait of a family of three at Portage Lakes State Park in Akron, Ohio
A Mom and Dad cuddle and kiss their one year old daughter during an outdoor family session
A husband and wife kiss on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A stunning black and white of a family of three cuddled together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A candid moment of a Mom and Dad playing and tickling their little girl
A close up of a Mom and Dad playing with their one year old daughter
A fun, candid moment of a Dad playing with his little girl
A black and white portrait of a Dad kissing his little girl
A Dad smiles at his daughter during an outdoor family session at Portage Lakes State Park
A Mom and Dad walk with their one year old little girl across the beach at Portage Lake State Park
A close up of a little girl walking with her parents during an outdoor family session in Akron, Ohio
A fun, backlit black and white picture of a Mom and Dad swinging their little girl
A beautiful, authentic moment of a Mother twirling with her daughter in the water at Portage Lakes State Park
A Mom sweetly kisses her little girl in the water at sunset
A stunning black and white of a Mother holding her little girl in the water
A little girl splashes and kicks in the water at Portage Lakes State Park
A little girl walks across the beach to her Dad during an outdoor family session
An adorable one year old little girl sits and plays in the sand at sunset
A close up of a little girl playing in the sand
A gorgeous picture of a husband and wife cuddled together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A close up portrait of a couple smiling and kissing each other
A husband kisses and dips his wife in the sand
A fun, candid moment of a family of three sitting in the sand and playing together
A fun moment of a family dancing together on the beach at Portage Lakes State Park
A gorgeous portrait of a family standing together looking over the water at sunset
A Mom twirls and plays with her daughter during an outdoor family session
A close up of an adorable one year old girl smiling while playing with her Mom
A black and white of a Mom playing and twirling with her daughter
A close up of an adorable one year old girl smiling while playing with her Mom
A Dad plays and throws his daughter in the area during an outdoor family session
A Mom and Dad play with their daughter during an family session at Portage Lakes State Park
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