Christmas Eve at the Ronald McDonald House

The Christmas/Holiday season is my most favorite time of the year. And one of my absolute favorite things to do during this time is to visit the Ronald McDonald House on Christmas Eve. It is a privilege to capture families coming together to celebrate the season. Some residents, some volunteers, some employees; all together to share the season with “strangers.”

Every Christmas Eve, one HUGE group of family members and friends team up to cook, bake, and provide one heckuva tasty dinner. The Hoeh family has been providing Christmas Eve dinner for the House in honor of the late matriarch’s son, who stayed at the House while he battled cancer. I believe this year marked their 20th Christmas Eve dinner.

Following dinner, the House kiddos spend some time with Santa and Mrs. Claus and receive their very own sacks of Christmas presents.

Trust me when I say that pictures do not do the evening justice. But please enjoy a small taste of the magic that is Christmas Eve at the Ronald McDonald House.

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Mind the delay as I wish you all Season’s Greetings and wish you a Happy New Year!

-Lindsey

Denise + Kevin

November 19th, 2016
Evangelical Community Church, Cincinnati
Receptions, Fairfield

This day was one of the very first cold-weather days of the season. It was rainy and sleety; an absolutely beautiful day for a wedding.

Please enjoy images from Denise’s and Kevin’s big day!bzdaczefgh
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Congratulations and Best Wishes to the happy couple!
-Lindsey ❤

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Making Strides 2016

October 22nd, 2016 marked my second year capturing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, created by the American Cancer Society.

The event is held annually at Yeatman’s Cove, along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio. Strides participants walk to honor and in memory of those that have, that are, and that will face the terrible disease of breast cancer. It is a gathering of tens of thousands, dressed in head-to-toe pink attire.

I was joined by a team of beautiful, local photographers that donated their time and talents to helping me cover this amazing event.

Please enjoy some of the featured images from the day’s events:1234

To view all images from the Making Strides Walk, please click on the following link:
http://www.eclecticallyforyou.com/acs/strides2016

groupA very special THANK YOU! to all of my generous and talented colleagues for helping capture this beautiful day. To learn more about these wonderful people, please check out their work:

Tiffany, TSI Photography
Pamela, Stevens Photography
Steven, Steven Kohus Photography
Adam, Gabbard Photography
Skyler, student

Sydney’s Bat Mitzvah

A week or so ago, I was asked to photograph a bat mitzvah and the events surrounding. Disclosure: I have never had the privilege of attending one before so I was incredibly excited to not only cover, but to experience such an event. (read: hold onto your hats, there’s gonna be A LOT of pictures.) Especially with Syd playing the main role.

The last time I photographed Sydney, it was about 5 years ago. You can imagine that she experienced quite a growth spurt in those several years.

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My “job” began Friday evening at The Stir in Montgomery, Ohio. The evening included cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and good company.

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I met Sydney and Co. the next morning, downtown at the Issac M. Wise Temple. As guests arrived, I made my way up to the balcony and prepped myself and my gear for one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have photographed.

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Services were followed by a luncheon in the temple’s basement. I took the opportunity to snag Sydney and her girlfriends for a short, little photo shoot.

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After finishing up some formal/family portraits, I returned home with enough time to whip out the hair crimper and heavy, over-sized earrings. It was time to cover the after party over at the Sharonville Convention Center. 80’s Style!

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As a child of the 80’s, I cannot even begin to describe the nostalgia experienced as I roamed Sydney’s decade-themed party. The center pieces were made with day-glow painted cassette tapes and record sleeves. The candy table included all of those candies from my tween years. The clothes… the attire was amazing.

There was a photo booth, a song list straight out of the 80’s and 90’s (hello “Humpty Dance,”) an Adults Vs Kids dance-off, a friendly game of Musical Chairs, 80’s outfits, a “Sydney” slideshow, and did I mention the 80’s clothes?

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So fun!!! Like, totally fun! Radical, you might say.

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❤ Lindsey

My Monday with Mr. McDonald

Another year has flown by and I once again found myself hanging out with one of my favorite corporate icons, for one of my favorite organizations. June 20th saw the return of the annual Golf Classic, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Cincinnati.

As with previous years, it was a beautiful, hot, humid, and very entertaining day.RMH1RMH2

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Yep, I got burnt. And I had a blast doing it. Until next year, golf course!

❤ Lindsey

 

 

 

Relay for Life of the Soul V2.0

Greetings and my apologies for being so quiet on my blog. I think I’m still in denial about my cruise’s end, some five months ago. Anywho…

I’ve been keeping myself busy with family and photography; and I’m just now rediscovering some time management since school let out. So, let’s do some Show & Tell from the most recent American Cancer Society event!

Friday, June 3rd was my second time covering the Relay for Life of the Soul at Woodward Career Technical High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event was created to celebrate cancer survivors and their caretakers; as well as honoring those that have been lost to the disease. Soul also helps to bring more awareness to the African-American communities about early diagnosis, treatment, and support.

Participants are invited to camp out in the football field, walk the track, eat some tasty foods, watch performances from the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, participate in raffle drawings, dance, play games, and party their night away.

So without further adieu…ACS1ACS4ACS3ACS5ACS6ACS8ACS7ACS2ACS9

For additional information on the American Cancer Society and their events, please follow this link.

ACS10To view and/or purchase images from this event, please visit my website under the ‘Communities > American Cancer Society’ tab.

Making Strides

This year, I changed things up a smidge. This year I did not cover Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. And if you have scrolled through my blog or my website, you know that that event was one that I always looked forward to. I missed it. I missed the community and the familiar faces. I missed the atmosphere.

Enter the American Cancer Society and their Making Strides Walk!

Yep. On Saturday, October 24th, I returned to the community that I was missing. At 5am, my alarm was going off, and by 6, I was hitting up Dunkin Donuts for some much-needed coffee with some of the members of my shooting team before heading down to cover another amazing event.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event is held at Yeatman’s Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio. The route takes walkers across 2 bridges and along the Ohio River on both the Ohio and Kentucky sides.

I had the privilege of shooting alongside several area photographers. Some of which had covered events with me previously, and a few new faces joined in on the fun as well. Everyone had a great time and captured some amazing moments!

So, without further adieu, please enjoy some highlights from the day…blog1 blog2 blog3 blog4 blog5 blog6 blog7 blog8 blog9 blog10

The entire image collection from the Making Strides Walk can be found here: http://www.eclecticallyforyou.com/strides2015

Thank you to Carrie, Hannah, and the other amazing individuals at the American Cancer Society that invited my friends and I to cover this awesome event.

And a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to my friends/colleagues that donated their time and talents to helping me capture every nook and cranny of this event!blog11Team Photographers:
Tiffany S. with TSI Photography
Pamela S. with Stevens Photography
Steven K. with Steven Kohus Photography
Kasie F. with Kasie Fisher Photography
Tara F. with Tara Fahlberg Photography
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Lindsey D. (that’s me!) with Eclectically for You Photography

Diana + Shawn

July 4th, 2015. Independence Day. The first day of married life for Diana and Shawn.

NewlywedNot only did I get to spend my day documenting their ceremonies and celebrations, but I was lucky enough to revisit the church I married my husband in almost 13 years prior.

Ceremony Site: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Reception Venue: Muhlhauser Barn

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Sending best wishes and congratulations to Shawn and Diana!Newlyweds

Me and My Wedding ;)

Relay for Life of the Soul 2015

I spent my Friday evening with volunteers and participants of the Relay for Life of the Soul event at the Woodward Career Technical High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. The event is held by the American Cancer Society, in support of cancer survivors and those that have been lost to the disease, as well as their caretakers. And as you can probably guess, this was a variation of the well-known Relay for Life events put on across the country.

Relay for Life of the Soul is an overnight event, featuring the survivors’ walk, dinner, dancing, Zumba, and many other activities throughout the evening. The event helps to bring more awareness to the African-American communities about early diagnosis, treatment, and support.blog1blog2blog3blog4blog5Blog6blog7blog8blog9blog10

I had such a wonderful time photographing and meeting so many amazing individuals! “Thank you!” to Carrie and Bev for inviting me.

To view all of the night’s images, please visit my Relay for Life of the Soul gallery on my website. And Please, PLEASE help to pass along this information!
Event website
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