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Cake Smash Sessions! {Central Ohio Family Photographer}


Would you prefer a cake smash session for your baby that has a natural feel with sunlight and simple decorations such as fruit, flowers, and fabric garland in a green natural setting? Then I am the photographer for you. During the winter months a provide a natural light studio or cake smash settings that still […]

A Creekside One Year Milestone Session with Cake Smash! {Central Ohio Baby Photographer}


This blog is all about home print art I suggest for One Year Milestone Sessions. Go HERE to learn how I plan your One Year Milestone Session to be authentic to you. I am extremely detailed oriented and customize each session to fit your needs. Your family photos are too special to leave hidden on […]

Baby’s One Year Portraits {Central Ohio Family Lifestyle Photographer}


I’ve done many one year milestone/birthday portraits and I love how they are all so very different from one another. I love working with parents to create a truly unique session that will make their photos feel authentic to them and create a memorable experience. Location is the main way to create a unique session […]

Family Photos In Natural Light Studio {Central OH Studio Photographer}

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Don’t let Ohio’s winter months keep you from doing a family session. Lifestyle photos can be done beautifully in a natural light studio or in your home. I am able to take warm, intimate, and candid photos. Plus Columbus has so many beautiful studio rentals to choose from. I can choose a studio based on […]

Home and Neighborhood Family Session, German Village {Central OH Family Photographer}


These lifestyle family photos will be extra special in years to come because their home, neighborhood, and pets are included. A client recently wrote that she loved how my photo sessions are all different and unique. That’s because I put a lot of planning and care into customizing a session just for you. I want […]

Flashback to Front Porch Holiday Minis {Columbus OH Family Photographer}


As I prepare for this year’s Holiday Minis here is a flashback to last year’s Front Porch Holiday Minis! Next year the kiddos will be finally vaccinated and I’ll return to minis in the studio. To continue being safe I am going to keep them outside with Christmas Store Front Minis in German Village. I […]

Lifestyle Newborn Photos {Central Ohio Newborn Photographer}


  My in-home newborn sessions have the unique offering of both lifestyle portraits and studio like portraits I refer to as ‘Styled Newborn Portraits’. What’s the difference between the two styles? Styled Newborn Portraits: Last week I shared the styled Garden Newborn Portraits from a recent newborn session. When planning newborn portraits of just baby […]

Garden Newborn Photos {Columbus, Ohio}


  This is my absolute favorite time of year for In-Home Newborn Sessions. Why you ask? The warm weather allows me to take your baby’s styled portraits outside surrounded by flowers, gardens greenery, and golden sunshine; All in a small shaded patch of your backyard. I take care of all the greenery, flowers, baskets, and […]

How to Convince Your Husband to do Family Portraits {Central Ohio Family Photographer}


Does your husband whine when you mention family portraits? Here are 5 ways to get your husband onboard…without the bribes. I mean I totally get where your husband is coming from. It isn’t fun for anyone to sit up tall, look straight at the camera, in clothes someone else picked out, and smile while holding […]

Extended Family Sessions {Columbus Ohio}


The most anticipated activity (after beauty treatments. Anyone else’s eyebrows gone rogue?) is being with friends and family again. Most Mom’s and Grandma’s would give anything to get there extended families together for beautiful images. And there is no better time than right now, with the easing of lockdown restrictions and the spring weather, to […]