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LONG FAMILY // FIELD ADVENTURE SUNSET SESSION

 

 

Photographer or not - I live for the intimate, organic, lifestyle moments that happen every day. But you can't obviously capture it all yourself! Besides, it's way better to live in the moment. So as your family photographer, that’s what I’m capturing. Those quick hugs, slobbery kisses, giggling, comforting, even tantrums. Sure I want everyone happy, smiling and looking at the camera. Duh. But I more so want to highlight you interacting as a family and capturing each individual personality.

I know you’re SO grateful for your family – and I’m here to capture why. I want you to have images to look back on, reminding you of how it felt to hold their little hands, or how heart-warming it was when you made them laugh, and those unexpected moments of expressed love that just make you burst.

Some sessions I drive away from panicked – “did I give them what they were looking for? Were they ok with my style? Did I get enough shots of everyone looking & smiling?” But when I drove away from Stacey + Ryan Long’s session- I felt warm, connected, and so humbled to capture the love this family shares.  

 
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Stacey and I's relationship began when I was looking for a local Cincinnati florist to assist me with bohemian-adventure, elopements & engagement styled shoots. I was drawn to her because she's genuine, wholesome & truely a gifted designer. Her floral arrangements are gorgeous -- you can easily see they are hand-crafted with precision.  She's a visionary. And I don't know how she does it with raising 3 kiddos. She must be wonder woman. She provided my brides with the most detailed, gorgeous bouquets you can imagine (see previous blog posts for her work). Most importantly, she's a beautiful mother to her amazing 3 children and husband, Ryan. Her love & warmth just exudes within her family. I am so so very blessed to have met, worked and built a relationship with stacey & her family. 

Stacey + Ryan build their dream home on the beautiful open acres of Harrison, OH. Their backyard backs up to this gorgeous golden field that connects directly to the Miami Whitewater Forest Park. My jaw DROPPED when I saw this beautiful open space. Right at their footsteps! Can you imagine?! Scroll down to see their family adventure through the serene space of the Miami Whitewater Park.  

 

 


these are the kiddos that are going to push my baby-having timeline up a a few years! i jus fell in LOVE with them. Autumn, aka the entertainer & the oldest who is 5, was so ready to hang out. We were best friends pretty quickly. Zeke, 4, has a incredibly relaxed, fun-loving enthusiastic nature. He was so go with the flow throughout the session and was ALL about some duck-duck-goose (you'll see). And then little Vivian... heart stealer. She's 1 and a half and ready to take on the world! She's like me- she likes to move it move it! And such a mama's girl. 

these are the kiddos that are going to push my baby-having timeline up a a few years! i jus fell in LOVE with them. Autumn, aka the entertainer & the oldest who is 5, was so ready to hang out. We were best friends pretty quickly. Zeke, 4, has a incredibly relaxed, fun-loving enthusiastic nature. He was so go with the flow throughout the session and was ALL about some duck-duck-goose (you'll see). And then little Vivian... heart stealer. She's 1 and a half and ready to take on the world! She's like me- she likes to move it move it! And such a mama's girl. 

 
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this child is my kryptonite. look at this face!!!

this child is my kryptonite. look at this face!!!

Stacey and her family were able to build their gorgeous home in Hrrison, OH on a beautiful slice of land... with a field of DREAMS as their backyard. Can you even imagine? Raising your kids playing, running in a hay field behind your home? Heaven. Needless to say, we didn't need to pick a destination - their home field was just perfect for our adventure. 

Stacey and her family were able to build their gorgeous home in Hrrison, OH on a beautiful slice of land... with a field of DREAMS as their backyard. Can you even imagine? Raising your kids playing, running in a hay field behind your home? Heaven. Needless to say, we didn't need to pick a destination - their home field was just perfect for our adventure. 

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Normally it's the kids you're trying to get to look at the camera... but I'll take them admiring their kiddos all day long;) 

Normally it's the kids you're trying to get to look at the camera... but I'll take them admiring their kiddos all day long;) 

 
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My favorite moments are when families are just being families. With a good, simple game of duck, duck goose! 

 
 
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oh my goodness stacey's laugh, her smile.. is pure joy.

oh my goodness stacey's laugh, her smile.. is pure joy.

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who got to curl in front of the camera with me and hit the shutter, taking some pics of mom & dad? These two! 

who got to curl in front of the camera with me and hit the shutter, taking some pics of mom & dad? These two! 

photo credit: zeke! 

photo credit: zeke! 

Ryan is a photographer as well. So naturally, the kiddos follow suit ;)

Ryan is a photographer as well. So naturally, the kiddos follow suit ;)

I feel like Autumn takes the win with this image right here... ;) 

I feel like Autumn takes the win with this image right here... ;) 

;P great work zeke!

;P great work zeke!

 
 
 

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<3 one of my favorite images of stacey and vivian. stacey is such a wonderful mother and those dimples say it all. 

<3 one of my favorite images of stacey and vivian. stacey is such a wonderful mother and those dimples say it all. 

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there is something so timeless about kids running through a field. their spirits are so true. 

there is something so timeless about kids running through a field. their spirits are so true. 

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cheeks!!!  

cheeks!!!

 

 
 
 

after walking back through the field, we ended with a bubble session in the backyard.

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<3

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interested in an adventure-style engagement or elopement in a gorgeous landscape? we love exploring with couples & families - bringing their story to life in unique, adventurous settings. we can join you at your favorite spot or suggest an area to explore to celebrate this part of your journey! you can email us directly here.

 
 
 

L E Photography is operated by lauren + allen, a traveling couple that specializes in adventure-style engagement, wedding & elopement photography. Lauren is an adventure photographer that captures timeless, expressive moments shared between couples & families. Lauren + Allen live life between their home in Cincinnati, OH & life on the road in their camper, allowing them to travel easily to photograph destinations across the U.S. & Mexico