Finally a Sleeper - Newborn Photographer Columbus, Ohio

I have to say, October was kind of a doozie for newborns. By ‘doozie’ I mean it was the month of awake babies! My assistant Danielle and I held 9 newborn sessions and I would say more than half were little ones who weren’t sleepy. While I like getting some awake shots, sessions are much smoother when the baby is sleeping deeply. However, my last session of the month was for this adorable little man. He came in with his big sister and they both were amazing. Typically a sibling who is under the age of 4 can be a bit of a challenge. Not this sweet sissy! She was one of the best, most well behaved toddler siblings I’ve ever had in the studio. I am so happy because we got some of my favorite sibling shots ever and mama was thrilled.

Here are a few images from the entire session. Ooh I’m so glad my streak of awake littles is finally over!

Meet Popcorn the kitten

For years both of my girls have been begging us for a cat. They both have been drawn to cats like crazy. Aubrey’s lovie is a cat named “meow meow” and Hayden wears cat ears to school daily. Nearly all of their clothing features cats. My husband and I have put them off and given every excuse not to get one we could think of. I have never owned a cat and always thought of myself as more of a dog person. Three years ago we put down our second dog and we still aren’t quite ready for another. Well last week a dear friend of ours passed away. He was an amazing man and left this Earth way too early. After attending his funeral we both were home talking about him, our children and how precious life is. Shortly after I saw a friend’s facebook post looking for a home for an adorable kitten that was found on the side of the road. That was it, I knew that kitten belonged to our family. Within hours I was driving home to surprise our sweet girls with the sweetest little feline. The looks on their faces when they saw her will forever be imprinted in my mind.

Today the girls were off school for the election. They wanted to get pictures with the new baby so off we went to the studio. This little angel was so good. She is still very young and tiny at 6 weeks and only 1lb 7oz. She sleeps most of the day still, so we swaddled her up, pet her sweet head and minutes later she was out. We got some precious images and I hope the girls will cherish these photos when they’re older. I know I will.

Life is too short ya’ll. Buy the shoes, take the vacation and… get the kitten!

Waiting for the twins - Columbus Ohio maternity photographer

This beautiful family moved to Columbus, Ohio from Wilmington, North Carolina earlier this year. Mama reached out on facebook to a local mom’s group inquiring about photographers. Several mom’s recommend me, which is one of the best compliments I could ask for. So in she came for a consultation so we could chat about maternity and newborn portraits for her twin boys on the way! Ooh I love, love, love doing twin sessions. And even better is their beautiful big sister.

When the family arrived for their studio maternity session I got to meet big sissy and the first thing she said was “I’m going to have two baby brothers!” Be still my heart…She is so excited! It was so much fun including her in the maternity session. It reminded me of my own maternity session I did with my first daughter while pregnant for my second. What a very special time for this family and I am truly so lucky they found me to document this amazing journey. I can’t wait to see these boys in a few months!!!!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

Flowers and the most precious little lady - Columubs, Ohio newborn photographer

Both 2017 and 2018 have been filled with little boys in the studio, so when these parents told me they were having a girl and wanted to incorporate flowers into their session you can imagine my excitement. Don't get me wrong, I love me some precious little baby boys, but after a 5 baby boy streak I had, I was ready to get some flowers a bloomin' in the studio!

This little angel also happened to be so tiny and an amazing sleeper, so all around it was an incredible session. Here are a few of my favorites!

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All American - Columbus ohio family photographer

For the past 6 years I've been photographing this family. Before they were three, before they were husband and wife actually. Their engagement, wedding, newborn portraits, holiday photos, milestones and family portraits. It's been such an honor going through this journey with them and this most recent session may be my most favorite of all. I love how they turned out, but I also know it will be the one of the last times they are photographed together for a while. Daddy is being deployed in a few weeks and knowing that he'll be away from these beautiful ladies kinda tugs at the old heartstrings. I know he's going to do a great job overseas and I know he's going to come home safe. But it will be a long time away from his loved ones, and he is not alone.

Thank you for all that you do. Being a military family is a sacrifice and I am so proud to know many of them, especially this one. God bless you all and be safe my friends.

My "Not so Littles" - Columbus Ohio Children's Photographer

As a photographer sometimes you spend so much time photographing other people, you put your own sessions on hold. My oldest daughter celebrated her 6th birthday last month and it was time for her annual session and I just kept putting it off. A dear friend and fellow photographer even lent me some gorgeous Dollcake dresses to use and I just couldn't get the motivation to get her ready. I did have a day planned last week but of course it rained. Today was another rainy day, however around 7pm it cleared up so I grabbed both girls, put their curly hair in some loose piggies and bribed them with an Oreo McFlurry and off we went.

I wasn't really sure where I wanted to go, and the older she gets, the more shy she is when people are watching so I had one special spot in mind I knew would be more private. It's interesting because also as she gets older she tries to "pose" herself and channels Zoolander with her facial expressions haha! Getting those natural smiles is definitely more difficult these days, but I was so happy to get a few of her and capture her sweet, gentle soul and get at least one of her natural smile! Of course little sissy had to participate too and OMG she is such a ham! She kept tugging at my leg saying "mommy it's my turn now!"