Winter session

I love the colors of winter and was delighted to take a few family portraits of this mama with her two daughters at a small park in Hilliard, Ohio. Winters around Columbus can often be dark and dreary but when the sun comes out I love to head to the meadows leftover from summer. The dead grasses and flowers look golden in the setting sun and add so much warmth to the images, even though we were all freezing our butts off! But the cold air just gave them another excuse to get snuggly.

Baby #3 Maternity Session

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.

Creekside Maternity Session

So… I LOVE maternity sessions. And I love playing in water. So I was delighted when this adventurous couple agreed to get in the creek with me for some fun maternity photos and the feeding of my creative soul! We met at Creekside in Gahanna, Ohio, which is a fantastic location if you want a variety of landscaped areas plus the “wilderness” of the river.

Down to the river to play

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.

Historic Granville Wedding

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.