Jamestown, Ohio Family Photography Session

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Jamestown, Ohio Family Photography 

This Jamestown, Ohio family photography session was extra special!
Family photography sessions are always special, but this shoot from September with the Shontz family is a real stand-out for me. It took place in Jamestown, Ohio (my hometown) at the home of one of my very best friends since elementary school. It is an honor and a pleasure to photograph my friend Rachael, her husband DJ, their sons Rowan and Roark, and the family dog Eleanor.

Rachael and I know if you’re blessed enough to spend the trials of awkward middle school years clinging to someone, you will forever be linked to one another! 

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At-Home Family Photos

The Shontz’ session took place at their home in Jamestown, Ohio. I was so excited when Rachael wanted to do her yearly family photography session in the home. Their house used to be her parents’ home so I grew up playing here. Then when we were in college we lived here together with our other best friend, Chelsi. Rachael and DJ recently moved the family into this house and renovated it. It doesn’t even look like the same home. It is gorgeous, and Rachael did an amazing job designing it!

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Capturing Sweet Family Memories

For these photos, Rachael wanted a laid back feel of just hanging around the house baking chocolate chip cookies (a family favorite). Rowan and Roark cracked me up! Only brothers can make cookies together while taking turns sniffing each other’s toes!

The boys had a wild pillow fight on their parents’ bed. It was of epic proportions but ultimately ended in a loving, brotherly “man hug.”

We ended the session with Rach and DJ slow dancing in the kitchen with Eleanor by their sides.

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xoxo, Ashley

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