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One Year Birthday Photo Session

One Year Birthday Sessions

This One Year Birthday Session in Columbus Ohio was a family affair, with big sister turning 3 in the same month, and their 2 dogs joining in on the fun. There a ton of great photographers in Columbus that do elaborate backdrops and themes for one year photos and cake smashes. But if you want […]

Favorite Print Products to Choose From Your One Year Milestone/Birthday Sessions

One Year Birthday Sessions

Your family photos are too special to leave hidden on a computer or to be shared once on the gram. My home print art products will ensure you not only enjoy them all the time but that they stay beautifully preserved for generations. Below are 4 print products that fit the style and functionality of […]

All About Cake Smash Sessions!

One Year Birthday Sessions

Would you prefer a cake smash session for your baby that has a natural feel with vintage vibes? Then I may be the photographer for you!Rather than a studio setup with strobe lights and a themed design I keep the decorations simple and nature inspired such as flowers, fruit and fabric garlands. My Greenhouse Studio […]

In-home Newborn Session celebrating a 2nd baby girl, German Village Ohio


The photos you have taken of your young family will be more valuable and precious than you’ll ever be able to fathom in the moment. These photos will become treasures for your family , now and for future generations. It’s completely worth the time and investment 10x over, I promise. I also promise you can […]

NEW! The Greenhouse Studio, Clintonville Ohio

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Welcome to my new Greenhouse Studio! My Greenhouse Studio has all the charm and magic of an English cottage garden tucked inside Clintonville Ohio’s urban neighborhood. I created this space to use as a photo studio so I could more effortlessly create a magical setting for Maternity, Newborn, and Family Sessions with lots of plants […]

Fall Family Session on a Horse Farm {Columbus Ohio Family Photographer}


This was from 2022 but deserved a spot on the blog. My favorite photos from 2022 are the last photos of little miss and her dog 🐶❤️.

Family Session on a Vintage Farm with Chickens! {Columbus Ohio Family Photographer}


This is another private farm I love to use for sessions. You get that rustic farm vibe without having to drive too far out of Columbus. These girls brought all the fun and giggles and we had the absolute best summer evening.

Family Session on a Horse & Flower Farm! {Columbus Ohio Family Photographer}


I’m always on the lookout for new session locations and it’s always a huge win when I find a place that meets all my requirements. Not only does it need to be beautiful but it needs to be safe for kiddos, a close enough drive, have lots of different backdrops to use, and a bonus […]

Family Photo Session by the Creek {Columbus Ohio Family Photographer}


A sunset family session by the creek was perfect for these young brothers. Got lots of smiles because we were exploring and having fun! Creekside sessions with young kids in the summer are the best. You are getting an unplugged family bonding experience while getting gorgeous and genuine photos taken. This was back in 2022, […]

Birthday Photo Session While on a Picnic!{Columbus Ohio Family Photographer}


Let’s go on a picnic and play in the creek! A super fun day out in nature to celebrate little brother’s first Birthday. I provided all the styled picnic supplies and cake smash setup along with styling the family’s wardrobe. The boy’s outfits and Mom’s dress is from my client closet 🙂