Hilliard / Columbus Wedding Photography

NIKKI + MICHAEL  // WATERS EDGE, HILLIARD, OHIO Nikki and Michael could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day.  The weather was amazing (hello sunset!), their wedding party was amazing, and all of the little details came together … Continue reading

Dublin Family Photography

Flecher Family // Red Trabue Nature Preserve // Dublin, Ohio 

I got to meet baby Ava when she was just a few days old, and now she is smiling, sitting and a becoming a beautiful little person! Milestone sessions are so much fun, getting to watch the littles grow and see their personalities blossom throughout the year. Mom & dad brought Ava to one of our favorite spots and although it was midday, we still found lots of shade and got lots of smiles! Here are some favorites from Ava’s mini session…

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Dublin Family Photography

Grimm Family // Kiwanis RiverPark // Dublin, Ohio 

We look forward to working with the Grimm family every session! When their littles were itty-bitty, we got to see them through all the milestones, sitting, crawling, walking & cake smashing. 🙂  Grayson & Lennon are adorable and our sessions are full of adventure, usually lots of smiles, sometimes a few tears and always a good time! Here are a few favorites from last week…

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Upper Arlington / Columbus Wedding Photography

Kristin + Scott  // St Andrew Church, Upper Arlington, Ohio // VUE, Columbus, Ohio

This was one of our favorite weddings ever!  Maybe it was because of the fun-loving couple and bridal party.  Maybe it was because of the beautiful venue(s) and perfect weather.  Or maybe it was a combination of all the details, big & small!  Whatever the reasons, we had an amazing time shooting Kristin & Scott’s wedding day and are thankful they chose us to capture the memories.

The day started at St Andrew Church in Upper Arlington, a place we’ve come to know for the beautiful ambiance & stained glass windows.  The bride & groom did a “faux” first look and the bridal parties were fun & relaxed.

On the way to the venue, we stopped at the beautiful Schiller Park in German Village for some bridal party pictures.  We then headed to the VUE Columbus for a top-notch, wedding-white reception.  The details were perfect & the venue was GORGEOUS!  We hope to visit the VUE time and time again!  We loved working with this couple & wish Kristin & Scott the best version of “happily ever after!”

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Dublin Ohio Newborn Photography

Baby Callan  // Stylized newborn + Family lifestyle session // Dublin, Ohio

Callan first came to the studio for her Stylized Newborn session and was a complete doll! She slept, smiled & slept some more. Her big brother, Griffin, accompanied her in some of the pics and was one of the best three year olds I’ve worked with {insert bribe of taking home a toy car, but really, he was great!}  Toddlers have a mind of their own and are not always cooperative, but G seems like he really loves having a new baby sister. 🙂

Her parents, Brook & Melissa, opted to do an add-on lifestyle session of the family, so I followed them for part 2 and kept the camera rolling.  Older siblings Connor & Addi got in on the action and everyone tooks turns loving on their tiny new addition. Welcome home baby Callan, you are sweet as can be!

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Boho First Birthday Photography

Madelyn Jane  // Boho First Birthday & Cake Smash // Dublin, Ohio

First, let me say that this party & Maddie Jane’s cake smash photo shoot followed her four day stay at Children’s Hospital in February of 2017.  I say this, not to sadden you, but to remind us of that memory and remember how truly blessed we are to have healthy children.  My heart goes out to every baby, momma & family that has to deal with temporary or ongoing medical issues, as seeing your babe in a hospital bed literally rips your heart out.  Maddie was diagnosed with various respiratory issues and underwent several treatments including (multiple attempts at) an IV.  She lost 10% of her body weight (from not eating) and looking at the images now, seems pale and frail… but she was home and healthy, and thats all that mattered!  She came home the day before her first birthday, just in time to eat a cupcake. 🙂

Now, on to the happy details!  We had her first birthday party at home, an intimate affair with only a few close friends and family.  We went with a boho theme, full of flowers, neutral colors and lots of feathers. Luckily I had planned ahead and had most of the party items ordered and ready to go.  It was a fun morning and she daintily dove into her cake.

We always like to give credit where credit is due so we have to give a shout out to some of our favorite brands, vendors & small businesses!

  • Naked smash cakes & pale blush cup cakes // Our CupCakery, Dublin, Ohio
  • Boho/feather cupcake toppers // TheSpoonful
  • Wood floral name sign // EllieAndRae
  • Ribbon banner // Made with love by Maddie’s Grandma & Aunt Carrie
  • TeePee // Land of Nod, a gift from Aunt Carrie & Uncle Jake
  • Furry moccasins // Gift from Aunt Kelsey (from baby #1)
  • White eyelet dress // OshKosh
  • White romper (Maddie sitting in teepee) // SoTweetDesigns
  • Headband // theCshoppe (ok, so you don’t see the headband… she would NOT keep it on and it wasn’t worth the fight!  Typical independent one year old 🙂
  • Boho ONE invitation // Zazzle (we use them for custom printing)
  • Prints from “Maddie Jane’s First Year” display board // Mpix (we use them for most photo prints)

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We did her cake smash the day after her party.  Like ALL one year olds, she is very unpredictable.  She seemed a bit crankier than usual, so I didn’t get as many smiles as I would have liked.  But that happens during many of our cake smash photo shoots!  Sometimes baby is happy and all smiles and dives right into the cake.  Sometimes baby is a true “toddler” with meltdowns and all.  She was somewhere in the middle.  She was somewhat intrigued by the cake, a bit curious maybe, but not overly interested.

I loved the white, simple setting but in hindsight, in the dead of winter and after losing several pounds & lots of fluid…. she looks a little pale to me!  But, the show must go on!  She is beautiful in our eyes and we were so thankful to have her home.  These images were taken in her bedroom, which used to be our in-home studio before we obtained our off-site location in historic Dublin.  The session lasted about ten minutes where she completely lost it and we knew it was NAP TIME!  🙂  Here is a peek at her cake smash session…  Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-14Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-15Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-16Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-17Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-18Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-19Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-20Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-21Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-22Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-23Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-24Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-25Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-26Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-27Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-28Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-29Boho First Birthday Cake Smash Dublin Ohio-30

I am so thankful to have these images and months later as I FINALLY made time to edit them and do this post, we had fun reminiscing about her first birthday! I decided not to photoshop out her bruises and marks on her arm (from her IV arm board) and just keep her natural.  We want the memory “as is.”  Those raw, candid moments are the ones we want to hang onto forever.

Lastly, I had to include a few favorites from her almost-fifteen month sessions.  We went to a few local parks and just followed her around with the camera, our favorite type of session.  How many one year olds do you know that sit still and pose for the photo?  I don’t know many. 🙂

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Thanks for sticking around this long!  We are thankful for these memories and hope to see YOU on your little’s milestones to capture all your special moments!

Plain City Ohio Senior Photography

Sara  // Jonathan Alder HS Senior // Plain City, Ohio

Sara and I had a great time hanging out, talking about her future, laughing… oh and taking some beautiful photos!  She was a natural and made my job super easy, just point & shoot!  The sunset didn’t quite cooperate until the last few minutes of the evening, but we still got some great shots for the start of her senior year.  She is doing another session in the fall and I can. not. wait!

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Columbus Ohio Wedding Photography

Hannah & Cory  // The Boat House // Columbus, Ohio

These two know how to throw a party! While the ceremony was small & intimate, the reception was full of life… more guests on the dance floor then we’ve seen in a long time! The vows during the ceremony & the speeches during the reception brought tears and laughter to many. By the middle of the reception, held at The Boat House at Confluence Park, the bride “let her hair down” (literally!) and the dancing continued into the night. It was a fun event, enjoyed by all and we were thankful to be a part of it.

Sidenote:  Hiring a good DJ can truly enhance your reception/party! Hannah & Cory’s DJ (Sonus Entertainment) was one of the best we have worked with.  He was not only a super nice guy with a great playlist – he got EVERYONE out on the dance floor – but he also had a background in photography.  He “talked shop” with us a bit, and offered a unique perspective. He even waited until after the first dance to shine the neon strobe lights. 🙂  

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Dublin First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

First Birthday “Smash & Splash” | Karrer Barn & LeenaBee Studio | Dublin, Ohio

This momma is a dear friend of mine and I’m so blessed she trusts me with her little ones.  We went to grad school together, have been co-workers for years and now she brings her adorable kids to come play with me!  Baby Grayson did the My First Year milestone package, so we got to visit several times throughout his first year, ending with his recent cake smash & splash session.  We started outside for some family photos, went to the studio to do his cake smash, then headed back out to do a splash session to get him cleaned up!  He was all smiles and we had a blast!

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Also, just for memory’s sake… take a look at his year inside the bucket!  We used the same silver bucket prop at his newborn, 6 month and one year session (by then he was too big to fit into it!)  Look how he changed!

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Dublin Newborn Photography

In-home newborn session | Dublin, Ohio

We usually do “stylized” sessions in studio now, but sometimes momma just really wants us to come to her.  Little Isabella did a combination stylized+lifestyle session and was a perfect angel!  At three weeks old, she slept soundly through the first part of her session. She woke just at the end, creating candid moments of gazes at mom & lots of cuddles.  Here are a few favorites from her baby model photo shoot!

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