Rothwell Photography
21 Reviews

Selected Best of 2009, 2008

535 South Main Street
Mt. Crawford VA 22841
United States




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As a husband wife team, Sasha and I know all too well joy of the wedding day. Sasha and I found our love of photography early on in life as a hobby and eventually shaped that natural joy into a beautiful art. We love what we do, and we love the unique personalities, taste, and style our clients bring to our photographs. We love to laugh and make others laugh, hence we love it when we find ourselves becoming friends with our clients. We love to travel and have found no distance to be too far having traveled much of the east coast for many of our clients. Most importantly we understand our clients need for professional, friendly, and tasteful service and we make sure they get it! Whether it’s studying the modern trends of brides today, or making sure we have taken advantage for the most recent advances in the photography world, we strive to give our clients the best of everything! We view photographing each wedding as a privilege and therefore seek to treat our clients and their guests with the highest level of respect at all times! Thanks for taking time to hear just a little about us and what we do!

Blessings ~ Tim & Sasha




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Wonderful photographers!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We actually did engagement photos and I have so many favorites! They turned out absolutely stunning!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

They were very fun and easy going. I didn't feel uncomfortable with them at all. Candids--they got a lot and they looked very natural. I was very pleased with the way they set up the pictures and their techniques in making the best pictures possible!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were very flexible with the types of poses or places we wanted pictures. They were relaxed and just great people to be around :) They made us feel so special and all their attention was on our shoot. Very very professional. They also got our pictures back to us in great time!




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KristenR

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I truly cant pick just one, but I love the pictures of me and my niece. They are so precious. All of my photos turned out gorgeous.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Sasha and Tim are amazing in every aspect. They truly have talent taking pictures and making their subjects comfortable. All of the pictures felt completely natural and even though I am a very shy person they made me forget that they were even there. It was an absolute blast.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

I recieved all of my photos and they were all excellently edited. I couldnt be any happier with all of my pictures and the time and patience they spent capturing me.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I was able to laugh and have fun. Even though my outfit got wet they were still able to take amazing pictures. I didnt feel rushed and they even helped me with makeup and my hair. It was awesome. I never hesitate in recommending them to all of my family and friends and anyone that wants to have goregous pictures taken. I couldnt be any happier.




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Magical!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

It's too hard to pick one. One that comes to mind is the picture of my brothers escorting my mother down the aisle and the emotion on her face. It was priceless! Their pictures are all truly magical! That's the best way I can describe them. They capture much more than the people. they capture emotion, feelings, action, fun, nature, character, personality..... everything. I am so blessed that they were a part of our wedding. I recommend them to anyone I know that is getting married.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Sasha & Tim are incredible! I suffice it to say they did not sit down for one moment nor barely eat a morsel of food until almost the last guest had left the reception. They were so intent on capturing every moment of our special day. It was priceless to us. They are so patient and so amazingly talented. Their pictures are far from the ordinary, boring, stale wedding pics you usually find from most photographers. You don't even know they are there but they manage to capture so many incredible candid shots. It's great b/c at your wedding you can't see everything that is going on but in reviewing the pictures later, I almost felt like I had.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

The package is way more generous than most photographers. They send you a CD of edited photos and you have full rights to do what you will with them. They also made a vow not to do any other events the day of our wedding. And it's worth any amount of money to have the two of them there. They are a fantastic team and it's their love of photography and of each other that makes them so successful.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were intent on making sure that we had all the pictures we would want but also made sure that we didn't miss any of our reception. They took the time to understand our personalities so that they could suggest shots that fit us. None of the pictures felt forced or unnatural.




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Can't wait!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

All of them!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Sasha is perfect at sneaking in and getting those intimate shots. They blend in very well at weddings because they look like everyone else.....Smiles, having fun, and getting to know their "subjects"

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

welllll...I am not married or engaged yet. I just love the Rothwells photographs! And I plan to use them for any future Wedding/Engagement/Family photos!!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Again...they are great!




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Amazing Engagement Pics Can't Wait for the Wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I can't wait for our wedding pictures! Our engagement pictures were fantastic. Tim & Sasha worked so well with us, even though we only had an hour we never felt rushed. They also showed us a few while we were taking the pictures, to reassure us they looked great! We ended up having so much fun!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I hate traditional posed pictures, so choosing our wedding photographer was very important. They did a fantastic job shooting pictures - and from different angles since we had two photographers shooting at once! And they did GREAT with the action shots -- and even captured my fiance dunking me in the river (to my surprise!).

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Our package included an engagement session (so important to get to know the photographers), wedding day coverage, two photographers and a DVD of pictures for the engagement session and the wedding day.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

We were extremely nervous and Sasha did great at putting us to ease - Helping to pose us so they could get the best shots, telling us we looked great, etc. And they even welcomed our two dogs for pictures too!




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1000% Satisfaction

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Do I really have to choose my favorite photo? The amazing thing about Rothwell Photography is that they are so excellent at catching those amazing action shots. They really are on the cutting edge of a new style of photography. Since I'm supposed to pick a favorite picture though I would have to say when we were getting into our getaway car to go to the reception. However, we did a "Day After" session with them too and we were able to take time getting photos where we wouldn't normally have been able to on our wedding day and we came away from that day treasuring every single photo. Our only problem now is choosing which ones we want to print! I'm very lucky to have that kind of problem though.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The Rothwells have truly become like friends with their very down to earth and friendly personalities. They were very careful not to be to disruptive but somehow managed to catch all the special moments of the day. They are amazing with candid shots, actions shots, portraits, you name it! Where did they get their creativity?! My husband and I are incredibly pleased with their work. My mother who has been an artist for over 30 years absolutely loves their work too. We couldn't be happier.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

In our wedding photo package we received all the pictures of our wedding photos on DVDs from the pre-wedding pictures, ceremony pictures, portraits, and reception photos as well as our Day After session and all those photos. At our wedding we had two photographers and at our Day After session we also had two photographers. Definitely quite a deal!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

As soon as you meet them you'll know... After the first 5 minutes or so of meeting the Rothwells I felt as if we had been friends with them for a long time. They were so sweet and accommodating. They worked hard to answer all our questions in a very timely way and even helped me with such things as putting the flower in my hair on my wedding day. Very very sweet and talented people. Incredible to work with! Can I say anymore?!




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La Creme de la Creme of Photography

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite work is the vintage look.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Both Time and Sasha are very comfortable to be around and open up to. I think this puts them above the others by allowing them to know what to capture on film instead of just a requested number of shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We are amazed with the work of both Tim and Sasha, they work well as a team and bring different artistry to the camera.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The photographers are both warm and caring and truly have gone out of their way to accommodate my fiance and I. We feel they have a gift of artistic talent and I couldn't be happier with our choice of photographers for our wedding day.




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Wonderful Photographers!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

There are so many! In one of my favorites, my fiance is holding me up and we grin at each other as if there isn't a photographer or anyone else in sight. Overall we were very pleased.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Having two photographers helped our session very much. As Sasha posed us or gave instructions, Tim would be snapping away! They allowed us to be casual and natural while having a great time making pictures. Even when Tim's flash fell into the river, Sasha continued taking action shots.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We paid a flat price for the engagement photo shoot that we had done. This was in addition to the fee for our upcoming wedding pictures.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

The Rothwells kept our session running smoothly. They did not take a great deal of time working out poses because they came prepared with ideas. We got the most from our time.




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Best photographers in the Valley

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I can't just pick one! There were so many. I even sent them out to all my friends to vote and they couldn't just pick one either. Sasha and Tim take such unique, creative pictures so that it's not like you are picking the best picture out of 10 of the exact same pose. They incorporate different scenery, candid shots versus posed ones, lighting, you name it. It's amazing.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

They told us many times to just act like we would in normal life and it was so cool to see how those pictures turned out. They made us feel very comfortable so in the more candid, real life pictures, it really looked like we had just gotten caught in the middle of an every day moment.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They spent time getting to know us. I think one of the big things that stood out was that they were very sincere, genuine people who weren't just trying to make money. They love what they do and they take a special interest in the people they work with. They took their time and didn't rush us. Many times photographers are in a hurry to get in and get out but they were patient and wanted to make sure we were happy with the pictures and comfortable with how we looked in them. They were so friendly and energetic and had a lot of great ideas for pictures. I did NOT want a traditional, boring, school picture type photographer and Sasha and Tim are definitely not that. They aren't stodgy, old school photographers who only have 2 standard poses they shoot. they have a lot of updated equipment and are very creative and artistic with their photography. We couldn't have been happier!




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Our Daughter's 3 month Pictures

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We were so impressed with all our photos. It was very hard to pick just one. I think my very favorite photo was of my husband and our daughter Grace. The shot was perfect in front of our Christmas tree and they captured Grace's wonderful smile and her daddy just gazing at amazement at his daughter. It is very heart warming.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

The were not disruptive at all. I'm sure it is hard working with an infant and they did well being patient with us our daughter crying at times. We did the photos in the middle of her nap time and she wasn't a good sport about it at first.

The photographer was excellent with all shots that they took.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We ordered prints and get a cd of all our photos. At the end of our 4 sessions we will have with them, they will make us a collage. We are excited to see the finished product. :)

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

We got to do the photos in our own home so that was wonderful. The pictures didn't look like studio pictures and the uniqueness is what my husband and I were looking for. We are looking forward to when it gets warmer to have our photo sessions outside.




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Lindsey and Missy

What was your favorite wedding photo?

With so many wonderful pictures, how could I pick just one? Tim and Sasha photographed my dog and I as we played at a local park. They were able to capture Missy's personality and even coax a smile out of me that didn't look posed.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I hadn't had any pictures taken in over 6 years and didn't have any with my dog who I adopted over a year ago. The Rothwells got pictures of us playing with her favorite toy, as well as some posed shots. During the action shots, both Tim and Sasha were taking pictures so that they were able to get the best action shots. For the posed pictures, Sasha posed us while Tim took the pictures. She was great at getting the best angles, taking into consideration the weather and lighting. Both were great with Missy and capturing her fun personality and were able to get me to laugh and smile, too. Tim and Sasha are extremely professional, courteous, creative and friendly, and I've recommended them to everyone I know! Since I had my pictures done, my sister drove from NC to VA to have the Rothwells do family pictures of her family and they also came out fabulous. Don't trust your special day to anyone else!




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Joel, Melissa and Annie's Fall Family Pictures

What was your favorite wedding photo?

It looks like something straight out of a magazine! Seriously! Tim deftly observed the rule of thirds and placed my beautiful wife and daughter in the sweet spot. Good work.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Tim and Sasha work flawlessly together, balancing on eachother's strengths. Their professionalism and efficiency allowed us to go on about our business of a lovely autumn walk. As you can guess, that made for excellent pictures.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were very in letting us plan our own shots but at the same time, they had very solid ideas of what would look good. It's reassuring to have a confident photographer; it does wonders for putting you at ease in front of the lens. Their amicability mixed with creativity plenty of energy really go a long way.




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Talented, Creative, Friendly, AMAZING!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I have had the pleasure of working with the Rothwell's on both a personal basis and on a professional level, and both times, they have amazed me. In my individual photoshoot, they were creative with the setting, poses and props and really made sure to capture my personality in each picture. I recently had the opportunity to direct a wedding for which they were the photographers, and they were so wonderful and professional to work with. They were thorough and efficient with the time provided, and always friendly and warm. I think my favorite pictures will be the action shots of everyone dancing at the reception as those will show the fun personalities of all involved in the special day.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Since there are two photographers, they are able to work together quickly and efficiently, so as not to interrupt or disturb. In some situations, both Tim and Sasha have a camera and are snapping photos from different angles so as to capture all perspectives of the moment. Then in other times where posed pictures are more appropriate, Sasha coordinates the pose quickly and starts thinking of the next pose so that more time can be spent with the action shots. Both type of shots are amazing, and they always turn out really really well. They are so good at capturing the memory in it's purest and most natural form, and the pictures always reflect the emotion and uniqueness of each moment.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

Rothwell Photography releases the copyright for ALL photos and will provide a CD-ROM of the pictures, so you can print and distribute as many as you would like, which is PRICELESS. Their wedding packages include full service editing and numerous options, and they'll work with you to create a package that suits your needs and desires for the big day. The engagement photos that I've seen are absolutely amazing, and I fully plan to have the Rothwell's capture that special stage of my life when the time comes.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

It was great working with them as a wedding coordinator because I was able to see how they handle large groups as well as large bridal parties, and they were successful at both! They both were able to organize the groups effectively to get the best picture, but efficiently so time wasn't wasted in between each pose. They laughed and made the group laugh, and really allowed the personalities of the family members to shine. Even for my own photo shoot, it was so easy to be in front of the camera because they treat you like a real person, and not just a photography subject. It was so easy to be natural, and I have and will continue to highly recommend Rothwell Photography to all my friends and family!!




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Jen and Joey - Mother and Son Pictures

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I have too many that Tim and Sasha took that I love, to pick just one. My favorite shots were the candid ones of Joey and me just sitting together.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Tim and Sasha just let Joey and I run around the field, and sit in the grass together while they took pictures. They were able to capture some very special moments of my son being his "true" self. If they had an idea about something they found that works well, they made the suggestion and we tried it. They were very easy going, and willing to work with our surroundings.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Tim and Sasha were great, in that they didn't have an agenda, they let us move freely, and it worked wonderfuly. When taking pictures with a young child, it can be challenging to get them to do what you want them to do, but Tim and Sasha never made us feel rushed, or like we were being a burden. They truly love capturing family moments, and are willing to wait until they see the perfect one to take a picture of.




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Lookabill Family

What was your favorite wedding photo?

Because of the creativity and number of amazing pictures they gave us, that's a really hard question to answer! The ones we look at often are of our one year old son who they perfectly captured in all of his fun and curious exploring.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

We had so much fun playing as a family in front of the camera! When our photo shoot was over we felt as though Tim and Sasha had just come along with us to play in the park. We felt energized and not at all as if we'd been posing for pictures. There was such a great mix of posed and action shots. Importantly for us with a young one, the posed shots were very quickly done and yet we did not feel rushed. Tim and Sasha had so many ideas and they thought ahead of shots they'd like to try so there was an easy flow from one shot to the next.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Tim and Sasha work so well together. They are both so creative and make you feel that taking pictures for you is a great joy. How wonderful to feel that they are enjoying the time too! They are patient and fun.




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Engagement and Wedding pictures

What was your favorite wedding photo?

My favorite picture is from the engagement shoot which was taken at sunset. Sasha had me lean against a tree while my fiance leaned in to me. The rays of the setting sun shown on my face and Tim caught a timeless photograph.

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

They were excellent with both posed and action shots! They had a lot of creative ideas for poses and things to do that fit our personalities. They made us feel comfortable even while shooting the intimate, up-close and personal shots.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were flexible with what we wanted to do and didn't impose their ideas on us. When we needed help they offered many great suggestions. We were very pleased with the service they provided and the pictures turned out better than we could have imagined!




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Bradsher Family

What was your favorite wedding photo?

It's hard to choose, but one of my favorites is of my daughter tossing leaves in the air and laughing. It's a total action shot, but it looks so lively and fun!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

They were great - they moved with the kids and took all sorts of pictures. After a few minutes, the kids were used to the cameras and played, and the Rothwells both trailed them and anticipated their next moves to get great pictures.

What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?

We paid an up-front fee that included the copyrights to the photos taken so that we were able to print exactly what we wanted.

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They talked to us and told stories while we played. They made a few suggestions about things that we could try with the kids, but they were very relaxed and casual - it definitely put us all at ease.




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Dillon-Wilkinson Engagement

What was your favorite wedding photo?

We havent decided on our favorite picture...and i doubt that we'll ever be able to. Tim and Sasha took such a wide variety of pictures and then complimented each of them with great style and effect. They really captured what we were looking for from posed to action and romantic to fun we couldn't have asked for a more skilled and personable pair to photograph our engagment and upcoming wedding!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Tim and Sasha made us feel totally relaxed during the shoot and it really showed in our pictures which turned our so genuine and true to who my fiance and I really are around one another. Our posed shots were excellent and our action shots were equally as great...it was everything we wanted and so much more!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

They were able to relax us by their wonderful personalities that make you feel totally at ease so all we had to concentrate on was just being ourselves. When we were done it didn't feel like we had just finished with an engagement shoot, it felt like we had just hung out with friends for the afternoon.




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Brilliant Photography, Delightful Photographers!!!

What was your favorite wedding photo?

It would be hard to choose a single favorite - they took so many great pictures! Justin's favorite is a black and white of his new wife peeking out of the vintage limo window. Another favorite of ours is one of us immediately after the wedding. We're cheek to cheek, both have our eyes closed and look like we're breathing a joint sigh of happiness and relief - we're finally married! ;)

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Tim & Sasha are great about snapping merrily away without making you feel like you're having to stare into a camera lense all day. They're delightful people to be around, but also know how to slip into the background so that people don't even notice they're being photographed. Works brilliantly! And yes, both posed pictures and action shots were fantastic. They just have a way of capturing every moment beautifully, whether planned or not. They're also great at making everyone comfortable and relaxed, which results in the best pictures, especially for shy people. They even managed our 19 flower girls with skill and creativity! :D

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

Tim & Sasha work together so well to bring out the best in everyone! They are excited, skilled, quick to direct and see great photo opportunities. They're also great with people of all personalities and comfort levels. We had all kinds in our wedding - outgoing and shy, people our age down to three-year-olds. Tim & Sasha were also very relaxed while still very efficient, so we never felt rushed or anxious about timing or getting the right shots. They managed it all beautifully!




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Williams-Newman Engagement

What was your favorite wedding photo?

First off, my fiancé and I loved working with the Rothwells! We got a wide variety of pictures, which makes it hard to choose a favorite. We managed to narrow it down though. His favorite is a close up of my face while I'm clutching his shirt. My favorite was of both of us, where he was holding me in a dip. It looks so romantic!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

Both Sasha and Tim came to take our pictures, and it was so comfortable being around them. I was a little nervous at first but they are both so down to earth it seemed to come naturally. They had so many suggestions on what we could do, and it never felt disruptive. They were also wonderful with all the other photos!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

I would recommend the Rothwells to everyone. They are genuine people, and we truly had a wonderful time with them. Tim and Sasha are great to be around, and their great personalities made our session a blast. After seeing our engagement pictures, I can't wait to see what they do at our wedding.




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Dobscha wedding

What was your favorite wedding photo?

I don't know if it's possible if i can come up with a single favorite. One of my favorites was actually an accident...before the ceremony, i had to use the restroom before i got into my dress, and out came the most tasteful and beautiful photo of me ever. Sasha and Tim are the most understanding and helpful photographers ever! Their photos are tasteful and beautiful! I never imagined my wedding photos to be this good!

How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?

I honestly forgot about Tim and Sasha after a while. I didn't notice them taking the pictures. it was very bright in our sanctuary, so there was no flash on the cameras. The posed pictures were really fun, and they had some great ideas for my large wedding party--7 on each side! The action shots were beautiful! Their editing on the pictures afterwards was some of the best editing i've ever seen! They have a BRILLIANT eye for creativity!

How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?

There was lots of teasing and fun things to get people to smile! To get my grumpy 5 year old neice to smile, Sasha did some jumping around and made some faces.


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