Sweet Arrow Reserve in Bellbrook, Ohio is the largest of the nine parks in the Bellbrook Sugarcreek Park District. It has prairies, meadows, hiking trails, and plenty of beautiful locations for an outdoor portrait session. And best of all, it makes the backdrop to some stunning family photography.
Bellbrook Family Photography at Sweet Arrow Reserve
I met with the Wannarka family – Heather, Brandon, Alyssa, Talon, Eilley, and Adam – at the end of September for their yearly family session. I have been doing yearly family sessions for Heather and her family for 6sixyears after first meeting her at the Beavercreek Popcorn Festival.
It has been so special to get to know this family over the years. At our first shoot together, Heather’s daughter Alyssa was only eight years old, and now she’s a freshman! It’s crazy how the years have flown by! I had the privilege of photographing Heather’s wedding to Brandon back in 2018 as well.
Capturing Family Memories in Bellbrook, Ohio
Heather has chosen some of the best locations for her sessions throughout the years. They have visited Sweet Arrow Reserve as a family for years, but she said she surprisingly never thought about doing pictures there until this year. It was an amazing choice! We couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque late fall day.
I love when my clients pick a significant location for a session. It makes the session extra special when the location is meaningful and holds memories for the family.
It made me so happy to see how well Heather and Brandon’s kids get along with each other. They were playful with one another and kept things fun throughout the session. Eilley found a caterpillar during the shoot. She’s an animal lover, so I made sure to get a couple shots of her playing with it!
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