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The Emily Dowell Photography Blog

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 […]

FIT4MOM {Local Business Spotlight}

Mini Sessions

    I have loved getting to know the owner of this month’s business spotlight. She is Leslie Russel, the owner & instructor of Columbus North FIT4MOM and Mama Bear to 2 young kiddos. As we talked I got to know that her ‘why’ behind her FIT4MOM business was only a small portion about providing […]

The Orchard & Co. {Ohio Fall Activity}


Childhood in Ohio means lots of Fall memories at the apple orchard and pumpkin patch. And now a days you can expect not only a hay ride but practically a whole amusement park of rides and activities. One of my favorite farms to take my daughter for a day of Fall activities is The Orchard […]

Family Fall Photo Session at Tall Pines {Walnut Woods, Central Ohio Photographer}


Finding a locations for family photo sessions is a big aspect of a photographer’s job. Photographers call it location scouting and how each individual photographer chooses and uses a location is a large part of their style. It becomes a fun challenge to look for places that are not only beautiful but safe for littles, […]