Last week I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely lady at her home snuggled up with mom and dad. In home newborn sessions hold a special place in my heart. It’s such an honor to be trusted to enter someone’s home and document the way they are caring for the newest member of their family, capturing the chaos, sheer exhaustion, excitement and beauty of this special time in life. Mom and Dad are doing a beautiful job.
Maternity sessions with little kiddos included are such a blast. I love the variety of images created, that bonding experience between the siblings (maybe it’s just their mutual wariness of the camera, although we played enough fun games for them to forget about it), and creating and preserving memories for them for years to come. Bonus: we were lucky enough for a gorgeous summer sunset to add some magic to the images.
Sometimes I need to create wholly for myself, free from an agenda or specific expectations. So I was delighted when a fellow photog friend suggested we head down to the river for some wet, messy creekin’ shots. We met first thing in the morning hoping for a beautiful sunrise, but we were greeted with a dark and drizzly day. It ended up being perfect for capturing the mood. As much as I love that golden hour glow, I find the mood that shadows and contrast create is equally beautiful. See for yourself.
For the last several years I have volunteered my services to raise money for the Columbus Babywearing group by hosting fundraising mini-sessions. This year things worked out a little differently due to covid, but I was still able to host a few families in my backyard studio who are members of the group. Got some great shots of them snuggling their babes!
It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. I went from fearing I would never photograph families again to having a completely booked summer. I am beyond thankful to the families who have trusted me with their memories, children, and safety. I think times of crisis remind us how fleeting and precious life is, and we want to hold on to these moments as tightly as possible. Here are a few photos from a session I did one lovely morning in June at Jeffrey Mansion.
A recap of 2019.
I may be biased because he is my youngest brother, but recently I photographed one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. It was a lovely August day and the ceremony took place next to a lake nestled in between rollings hills and rows of grapes being grown for the venue’s winery. I had a lovely time spending the afternoon with my future sister-in-law while she and her girls got ready, photographing the gorgeous ceremony, and dancing the evening away with the flower girls afterwards.
I love quaint little towns with character and small, intimate weddings with equal character so I was thrilled when a friend asked me to capture her and her loved ones for her wedding in historic Granville, Ohio. The ceremony took place at the Buxton Inn and we also snuck over to the grounds at the Granville Inn across the street for some photos. It was one of those gloomy, chilly summer days that can feel romantic in the right setting, with just a sprinkle of rain for good luck.
I recently had the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite families just before and immediately after the birth of their third child. It’s amazing how much life slows down (briefly) after baby’s arrival. Each day is a blessing and one to be taken slowly, with little or no agenda. They asked me to visit one morning and capture the raw moments of life with a new little one.