This is how you want to remember those early newborn days. So much love, tenderness, uncertainty, beauty and just ALL THE FEELS. Baby Meira’s in home session was just that. Chelsea and Todd got to focus on their new baby girl, while I captured all of the special moments and emotion that this fleeting time holds. Enjoy!Read More
It was a beautiful day full of sunshine, warmth and love as Jess and Sam said I do to forever at their outdoor wedding on the sweetest farm nestled in Delaware, Ohio, The Farm at Harvest Hills. So many friends and loved ones were there to celebrate these 2 families joining together. The sun was hot overhead, but nothing could wipe the smiles off the bride and groom's happy faces.
One thing that I absolutely LOVE to capture is emotion and connection, and this wedding day was FULL of it. Of course, there is the strong connection between Jess and Sam, but I love just as much the sweet flower girls giggles and twirls. That special hug and dance from Grandpa. The heartfelt toast from your best friend in the whole world (and all of the great FRIENDS references throughout). I want to capture the tears softly falling from you and your dad's face as he discreetly tries to wipe it away. And all of the crazy fun and joy of a packed dance floor (this was seriously the MOST fun reception!).
All of these are the wonderful, perfectly imperfect moments that make up the best day of your life. My specialty is turning them into memories you will always treasure.
Make sure to scroll to the end of this post for the list of vendors that made this day so magical.
Jess wanted a different kind of first look, not one with Sam, but with her dad seeing her in her dress for the first time. These two have a special relationship, you can just see it. And their first look was something special.
The ladies were looking lovely, but these guys sure had the swag!
Finally it was ceremony time, and I think those 2 little flower girls (and the sweetest little man who was ring bearer) may have stolen the show. Sorry Jess, but look at those cute little faces!
Next it was portrait time, but I try to make that fun as well. Let me tell you, it takes talent for a 16 member wedding party plus the bride and groom to walk together in a straight line!
My favorite part of the day is when I get to take the bride and groom aside for some relaxed and romantic portraits. They get to finally breathe a little together and cuddle and play a little while I capture the magic of the newly married couple!
Finally, it's time for their barn reception with all of the first dancing, taco bar bashing, cake smashing, family bonding fun! Seriously, these guys know how to party!
Wedding Venue: The Farm at Harvest Hills
Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Barnhill
DJ: Good Vibrations
Getting Married soon? Want photos of your wedding day that artistically tell the story of the big and little moments and all of the beautiful in between? Hit the button below and contact me today! I would love to connect with you!
I get SO excited when a mom contacts me for a family documentary session, especially when there are fun and meaningful family traditions involved. I gladly drove to Gahanna, Ohio early this spring morning for this special last day of school session. I mean, how cool! This mom wanted her daily walk to school with her girls documented, as well as all of their sweet morning routine.
This is where its at people. Photos like these tell a story all their own, the story of your beautifully messy, wonderfully imperfect LIFE.
Don't get me wrong, I am not planning on giving up my golden fields anytime soon, but the more of these family documentary sessions I do, the more I WANT to capture these crazy beautiful real life moments for you! It's such a privilege for me to be welcomed in to someone's inner world, where they are completely themselves. There is no pretense, no facade, just you and your family and how you do life together. Each session is such an inspiration to me, and each time I come away having fallen more and more in love with LIFE.
Ok, enough of the mushy stuff, this session started with mom waking up her sleepy girls, followed by a reading a special book in bed and a cuddle fest.
Next it was on to the kitchen to fix up fresh hair cuts (including some rad tiger stripes!), do a little "flossing", pack lunches, and eat a wholesome breakfast in between all the giggling.
And the cute little family quirks just kept coming! Dad was already at work, but he left a story (which apparently he does often) on the table for his 3 special girls. This family was so FUN, they create and play during even the most mundane tasks.
Finally, a little creative lego time before heading out the door for their walk to school hand in hand. It is evident in these photos how close of a bond this family has.
As we neared their school, these 3 did their family chant about beauty, and kindness, and bravery, and being who you are. I loved it! Then it was hugs all around as another school year came to end.
Does this type of photography pull at your heartstrings like it pulls at mine? A stress free session that shows who you really are. Do you want your everyday captured in a way that you never forget the little things that mean so much? Contact me today about a documentary session of your own. I have several options available, from an hour like this one to a 4 hour partial day in the life session.
I would love to turn YOUR fleeting moments into priceless memories! Hit the button below and let's connect!
Spring is upon us! And we celebrated it’s arrival with the sweetest maternity session at the Clarence J Brown Dam in Springfield. It was a beautiful evening to document the start of a beautiful family! Chelsea and Todd are going to be wonderful parents and I can’t wait to meet their baby girl! Congrats guys!Read More
Angie + Evan had a pretty magical engagement session in Glen Helen in Yellow Springs. From the sun peeking over the cliff, to the sprouts of spring green, this nature preserve was the perfect place to capture their love story. I can’t wait until their wedding in a couple of months!Read More
Chelsea and I go way back, (like she was one of my bridesmaids 16 years ago), so I was over the moon excited when she asked me to take these spring maternity photos. She said she was looking for a pretty field and I said I know just the place! The Clarence J Brown Resevoir and Dam in Springfield, OH is one of my all time favorite locations. The light is just dreamy at sunset and I knew it would create a beautiful natural setting to capture this sweet time in their lives. I can't wait to meet their baby girl in a few short weeks! Here is a little sneak peek of some of my favorites. Stay tuned on the blog for more coming soon!
I would love to capture this precious, fleeting time in your life! Contact me today to ask about my special maternity/newborn package!
This crazy Ohio spring graced us with some beautiful weather for this fun engagement session in Glen Helen. I had a blast exploring with Angie + Evan. Enjoy a little sneak peek of some of my favorites and stay tuned for more!Read More
What's more fun than a sweet couple, some gorgeous light and the two of the cutest pups ever? Nothing I can think of! I had so much fun capturing the love that Stacy and Isaac have for each other and their furry babies. It turns out this session would mean a lot more than we originally thought. In loving memory of Brendal, the pug, please enjoy this fun couple session with their sweet doggies!Read More
What do you get when you combine a fun family, some playing cards, an epic snowball fight, fresh snowfall and Christmas? You get this cozy winter extended family session. I loved every minute of it, I think you will too!Read More
I believe that a family photo session should be an adventure! A date with your family that becomes a cherished memory not that time you stood and smiled pretty for the camera. I love exploring nature with a family, capturing their heart and connection and playing with pretty light! That's exactly was this session with the B family was all about, and I loved every minute of it!Read More
The weather may be cold, but this cozy in home one year milestone session will make you nice and warm and I guarantee a little Christmas spirit on the side!Read More
An evening filled with adventure, laughter, hugs and kisses, and the sweetest family. Enjoy this sunset session with the B family!Read More
When the bride and groom get married at the place they first met, it makes the day that much more special. Emily and Zack said I do in the Spaghetti Warehouse in Columbus, OH; the place where their story began. Surrounded by close family and friends, it was a cozy, laid back, intimate affair with great food and great fun! Congrats Emily + Zack!Read More
On another gorgeous day for a September outdoor wedding, Jim and Kelly said I do under a huge old tree with the sunlight streaming through the branches on The Willow Tree's beautiful grounds in Tipp City, Ohio. It was a laid back, intimate affair surrounded by close friends and family. These guys know how to have a good time, as they sang and danced the night away at the open barn reception. Congrats Kelly and Jim!!Read More
When the bride and groom tell you at your first meeting that they are having their wedding at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Columbus, Ohio. You say yes!!! When they tell you WHY they chose this fun venue, you say yes with both hands raised!Read More
Family photos do not have to be stressful! Your kiddos do not have to behave perfectly, such a freeing thought. Your job is to love on and play with your family. That's it! My job to capture all of the love and fun that we can cram into one hour! Turning moments into memories is what I do! And it's exactly what I did with the Barrett family one beautiful fall evening. We had so much fun! Contact me if this sounds like your kind of family photo session!!Read More
It was a warm one that sparkled with sunlight and laughter as Kelly and Jim said I do under the huge oak tree in this beautiful outdoor wedding at The Willow Tree in Tipp City, Ohio. Here is a sneak peek of their day!Read More
Combine a tree swing, a handsome groom and a glowing bride, add some laughter and a few tears mixed with love, friendship and family, and you get Maddie and Brenden's wedding day! It was such a special celebration and I am honored to have captured these priceless moments!Read More
I am so excited to share this beautiful outdoor wedding! Jenna and Will's wedding was full of elegance, love, laughter, fun and beautiful details. It was such an amazing day, and I left on a total high because I had so much fun capturing it all! Congrats Jenna and Will!!Read More
It was a great day celebrating a gorgeous couple at Simon Kenton Inn on Saturday. A day full of love, family and more love! Congrats Maddie + Brenden!! Here is a little sneak peek!Read More