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The Emily Dowell Photography Blog

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, […]

Newborn Garden Minis


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 newborn […]

Central Ohio Fall Family Sessions


It’s time to book Early Fall and Late Fall Sessions! For full details on the services I provide and my NEW Collections Price List, go to my Family Session Guide. Then contact me with any questions or to book a date. I specialize in creating tangible print art to make the absolute most of your […]

I was accepted into Click Pro Elite! {Central Ohio Family Lifestyle Photographer}


I was beyond thrilled to find out I was accepted into the Click Pro Community of uber talented female photographers. To apply, a photographer must put together a set of 150 photos of their best work that also goes together cohesively. I’ve been putting my set together over the last few years while taking photography […]

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 […]