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The Emily Dowell Photography Blog

Backyard Session with Family of Seven {Upper Arlington, OH}


This Mama of 5 wanted family photos but was overwhelmed with the idea of getting everyone dressed up and packed up to a pretty outdoor location. While I do really love a coordinating wardrobe with romantic flowy dresses at a gorgeous location they are certainly not a must. What’s most important is capturing your love […]

Maternity Photos at Whetstone Park of Roses


I’m finally updating my blog with sessions from almost 3 years ago! It’s so fun to look back at this couple after getting to know them so well when I did their newborn session, first year milestone sessions, and a family session when their boy turned 2. Now I’m preparing for a newborn session for […]

Newborn Session with summer backyard photos {Clintonville, OH}


My In-Home Newborn Photo Sessions are a mix of lifestyle photos and styled portraits. My favorite way to style newborn portraits are by using organic and vintage elements. Anything you’d find in an English garden or a farm house. They help make your newborn photos look artistic, timeless, and romantic. Big brother and their two […]

Backyard Family Photos in the Summer {Clintonville, OH}


This was a quick effortless and fun mini session last summer. Sometimes family’s want a well planned cinematic session with a gorgeous wardrobe and stunning location. I love putting my full creativity behind these. Then there are the in between sessions where you want to capture the beautiful chaos of toddlers and capturing how quickly […]

Couples Photo Session in German Village


Not every couples photo session needs to be an engagement session. These two have been married for a few years and love to document their young married life with their young dog every Fall season. I find this super romantic. They are going to be so grateful to have their young life together documented so […]

Dressed Up Family Photos at an Industrial Studio


I’ve always done outdoor sunset sessions for this gorgeous family of 7 but this year they wanted to try something different with dressier clothes and an industrial studio vibe. Plus we weren’t able to get a session in during the warmer days of October and the November rainy days had arrived. So a studio session […]

New Makeup & Hair Service for your Photo Session {Columbus Family Photographer}


    I believe in a full service approach to photo sessions which means I strive to provide excellent customer service and handle all aspects from start to finish. The last finishing touch to providing that experience is adding the option of professional makeup and hair. Why is professional makeup needed for a family or […]

Local Makeup Artist Naomi Zwelling of Rapunzel’s Radiance {Small Business Spotlight}

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    1. Tell us about your business and who you serve My name is Naomi Zwelling and my business is Rapunzel’s Radiance LLC. I am a Columbus based hair and makeup artist as well as beauty educator. I serve women who are looking to feel their best on any day and every day! My […]

Interview by Go Solo “A Worry Free Photography Experience”

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The digital magazine for entrepreneurship stories GoSolo published an interview with me today. It’s a short read and tells you about my business tips and recent accomplishments in my entrepreneur journey.     GoSOLO interview I also have an interview by Voyage Ohio alking about my life and work. Thanks for reading! Voyage Ohio Interview

Newborn photos with plants! {Lifestyle Newborn Photographer, Central Ohio}


The first thing Mom asks for as were planning her session is if I could somehow include her beloved plants. I thought, oh yeah, we’re going to get along well! I love incorporating plants, flowers, and foliage into all my sessions. especially for newborn portraits. It adds an artistic element and often helps show the […]