Third Birthday Session at Something Old Dayton // Our Little Leo // Cincinnati Lifestyle Photographer Brooke Townsend

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It’s been 3 years of you, Leo.

Three years absolutely stocked full of life living and breathing you.

You surprise us every single day with your smarts, affection, strength, and loudness 😂

You love to learn so, so, so much. And we are already so proud of everything that you already are.

You also love to play outside, watching your rocket launch videos, and seem to be developing a love for Star Wars that was probably unavoidable let’s be honest.

You’ve also spent the last couple months obsessing over Temple of Doom and even want to listen to the soundtrack in the car whenever we go out together.

You have developed quite the independence too and your passion for things is completely infectious to everyone around you. No matter where you go, people seem to notice you and are drawn to you and
your immeasurable energy.

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You love to explore and have already been to more places than
probably most other 3 year olds. But seem to have a natural love for
the adventure of it all.

You already know all your ABC’s. Are starting to get into the sounds of the
letters and can already identify many letter sounds and words. You can count to 25. And even recognize numbers in the 100’s.

When you turned 2, you could barely say 5 words. Now, you are speaking in almost complete sentences saying new words every single day that we are still surprised you even know!

You love watching things that teach you how things are going to work. How rockets are built. What makes an airplane fly. What firetrucks do. You are constantly wanting to learn. And I hope we can always feed you enough and keep that spark alive.

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Simply saying we are proud to call you ours doesn’t feel big enough
for the love and joy you bring to our lives.

But we really, really, really are.

Happy Birthday to you my rocket loving lion 🦁

 

At every one of Leo’s birthday shoots so far, I have taken video alongside his photos to make sure we keep home video of his milestones. Below is the video from this 3rd year photoshoot capturing everything photos can’t. <3 See his first birthday and second birthday if you want <3

 

Best of 2017

I've taken some time to really narrow down and put together a collection of some of my favorite photographs from 2017. Ones that really showcase my style. And how definitive that really became last year. But also, a collection of photographs that will hopefully make you really feel something a little more. Because that's ultimately my end goal when shooting anything. 

These photos feature both personal, and business, across the seas in England, Paris, here at home in Cincinnati, and even in other cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus where I was lucky enough to travel for work throughout the year. 

Press play and enjoy <3

 
 

Brooke + Danny | Maternity Session | Columbus, Ohio