Wauseon Photographer {Lori & Rob’s family at Knotty Vines Winery}

These kids have been growing up in front of my lens and it has been so cool to watch their family grow.   I first started documenting this Northwest Ohio family several years ago, when Lori came to me for Breastfeeding Portraiture.   We continued to create photos of their family, their pregnancy announcement and gender reveal, and I was even honored to document their daughter on the day of her birth (which she shares with my own daughter!)  🙂


Aren’t they adorable children?

NW Ohio family walks in vineyard in Wauseon Ohio

Knotty Vines is an awesome location for family photos in NW Ohio.


romantic photo of couple drinking wine in vineyard in wauseon ohio, photo by ashley short photography in Archbold ohio.

We took a little break from the kids and allowed for a little bit of romantic couple’s time and wine tasting.

I can’t believe how quickly time is going and how much these children have grown.  Watching them run up and down the vineyard was just so eye opening as to how much they’ve changed.  Cael was just this shy little thing the first time I photographed him.  His eyes would wander all around, taking everything in.  This time it was his little sister that was curious as could be.  Having watched this family grow and change, it’s been an honor to capture these moments that they will admire on their walls for a lifetime.   Thank you for allowing me the privilege! 🙂


child portrait of boy running through vineyard in Pettisville Ohio

This pretty much captures this little boy’s enthusiasm. It’s contagious!

Toddler portrait in wauseon Ohio, by ashley short photography.

Toddlers are naturally so curious.

Mommy and me cuddles in wauseon ohio, photographed by Ashley short photography in archbold ohio.

Mommy and me cuddles. I love this sweet moment.


I want to give a special “Thank you!” to Knotty Vines Winery for allowing us to document this family portrait session at their winery.   They have been so generous to us.  If you have not been in for a visit, you should stop by- you’ll be surprised at what’s hiding in the cornfields outside Wauseon, Ohio.



Please call us today to see how we can create timeless portraiture for your family’s needs.   Ashley Short can be reached at 419-231-1174.   Custom photography sessions are available in the Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan areas.   Also serving areas in and around Toledo, Perrysburg, Sylvania, Maumee, Holland, Delta, Swanton, Wauseon, Archbold, Bryan, Napoleon,  Defiance, Fort Wayne, Delta, and Whitehouse.

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  • Stephanie Corrine Perry

    What a beautiful family! You have captured such sweet memories. I’m certain the family will cherish these for years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful family, beautiful photos and WOW what a great location. That winery looks like a perfect place for Archbold family photography!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks, Maura! I love their family pictures!ReplyCancel

  • I think one of the great privileges of being a family photographer is getting to document little ones as they grow. It’s so special to have be trusted with capturing these memories for parents! Knotty Vines Winery looks gorgeous and was the perfect setting for this family session in Wauseon.ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      That’s true, Nicola. Especially when you’re a birth photographer as well- it’s one of the most intimate moments in life and getting invited in… well… you get a little bit attached to those families!ReplyCancel

  • Knotty Vines vineyard is just the perfect place for 2015 holiday portrait sessions and I am just loving how perfect your family photography is! Your family must have been so excited to be able to stay near Wauseon and have found such a great Wauseon photographer! I just love the black and whites of the little one looking away from the camera. Gorgeous family photography!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thank you, Samantha! That black and white photo is one of my favorites, too.ReplyCancel

  • Knotty Vines has some stunning light! I didn’t know Ohio grew grapes! This location is gorgeous for family portrait sessions, and this one is gorgeous. I can see why this family keeps coming back to you to document their lives!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Christine, I think a lot of people have no idea that there are several little hidden gems around Northwest Ohio. The soil in the Black Swamp region is great. I think there are about 4-5 wineries within driving distance of Archbold!ReplyCancel

  • This family session at Knotty Vines Winery was perfect. The light was amazing! The one of just the parents was beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Aww what beautiful family photography! I love this winery in Wauseon – such a perfect location for photos. My favorite is of little boy running towards the camera – so cute!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Thanks! I love his spirit in that photo!ReplyCancel

  • Oh the light is just dreamy in his family session at Knotty Vines Winery! I love the perspective on the photo of the mom and dad cuddling among the vines. Beautiful Ohio family photography!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      Mom and dad got to have a little romantic rendezvous in the vineyard. I’m a bit jealous, actually. lol! My husband, who was assisting me, played with the kids while I photographed mom and dad’s impromptu date that I had set up for them. It was fun to photograph… kind of like a mini engagement session, for a couple who’s married and still very in love! (You can see how the spin on that would be fun!)ReplyCancel

  • These family portraits are GORGEOUS! I’ve always wanted to shoot in a vineyard and this Wauseon and Archbold vineyard location is stunning. This family portrait photography client will treasure these images for years to come! great work!ReplyCancel

    • ash.short@yahoo.com

      I’ve always wanted to photograph in one! The stars have finally aligned! 🙂ReplyCancel

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