Stories of the priceless moments

The Emily Dowell Photography Blog

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 […]

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 🙂

5 Benefits of Extended Family Sessions


It probably seems daunting to try and coordinate an extended family session with so many moving parts and opinions. But here are 5 reasons it’s absolutely worth any inconvenience and stress. ONE- A Family Bonding Experience When you choose the right photographer a session is as much about a fun experience with your family as […]

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 […]

Professional Prints vs. Digital Files


  Are digital files providing you with the most value from your photos? If you have ever had any of these thoughts after having a photo session where you only received digital files then you may love a full service experience. “Four years ago our photographer sent me amazing JPEG files; what do I do […]