Being a baby photographer surely has it’s perks. Happy, adorable, little boys with rather chubby cheeks that love FaceTime and videos of Bruno Mars come and play with me. How could I not love six month portraits?

On a serious note though, I adore his gorgeous mom. She was an intricate part of my first year working as a high school senior photographer. James’ mom was the masterful makeup artist that worked alongside me and helped each of my senior girls to feel even more confident and gorgeous than they already were. For that, I will be forever grateful! I remember the anxiousness in her voice when she was first expecting; the fears of delivery. Fast forward a year later and she is a confident mom head over heels in love with this little man in her life. I couldn’t be happier for her. xoxox!!

Newborn portraits are extraordinary. Those first several days of a little ones life are nothing short of spectacular and need to be savored. As a newborn photographer, I believe there is no better way to hold onto those moments than with timeless portraits. However, the baby photographer in me also sees incredible value in capturing the personality of the little one that so tightly grabbed ahold of your heart six months later.

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As a newborn photographer I secretly hope to catch a sleepy smile with each and every portrait session. More often than not, during the session my clients will see me in position sensing that the sacred smile is coming.  I will just patiently wait, posed with camera in hand, ready to photograph that brief glimpse into the smiles and laughter that will develop over the next year.  That patience tends to pay off and with Oliver it did, not once but twice! Even beyond his smiles, Oliver was a newborn dream to photograph. He was handsome, sleepy, and brought with him his two parents that are head over heels in love with him.  Seriously, how did I get to be such a lucky newborn photographer?!! <3

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Baby Reese was my first newborn portrait session of 2015 and I could not have started the year off in a more beautiful way.  She was so adorable with her dark baby hair and long eyelashes.  I was lucky enough to have photographed Reese’s older sister, Hadley two years ago. Reese looked so much like her big sister, it made my heart happy!  I love working with families when their second little one arrives. It is great to see everyone again and especially to see my newborns that turn into big sisters or brothers. Our focus shifts from conversations of swaddling, feeding, labor and delivery to conversations of how the first born is adjusting, how the family is balancing and the similarities and/or differences between the babies. Sharing in the first week of a newborn baby is a dream but watching a family grow beyond 3 is a such blessing to me!

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Baby Cooper was one the many newborn boys that I had the pleasure to photograph in 2014! He was an adorable, sleepy, itty bitty slice of newborn perfection and his family was such a pleasure to spend time with!! Little Cooper was welcomed by his older brother and, as a mom to two young boys of my own, that is just music to my ears.   Soon enough Cooper and his big brother will be playmates, teammates, and partners in crime; everything that little boys should be.

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Years ago when my passion for baby photography started as a hobby with my oldest son I wouldn’t have ever dreamt that one day I would be a newborn photographer and awarded an honorable mention for a COVER image of a photography magazine published monthly for the photography community. Somebody pinch me because I must be dreaming alongside one of my beautiful newborn babies.  I cannot express enough gratitude to Lemonade and Lenses for seeing the beauty in this image and giving it such high merit and find it truly and honor to be standing alongside such amazingly talented newborn photographers.

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I may have mentioned it before but both of my own baby boys were born with TONS of crazy hair so it should go without saying that I have a special kind of weakness when a newborn arrives for his/her newborn photos with gorgeous hair. Baby Amelia rocked that awesome head of hair and every bit of her session. I love how the soft neutral colors and textures help to highlight her natural beauty. She slept so peacefully, smiled, and even gave me the baby yawn that I adore so much. <3!!!

 

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YES, I am am still here! YES,  I still love being a newborn photographer! YES, I have been working with more babies than ever!  YES, it is time to share some of the gorgeous babies that I had the pleasure of photographing with last year!

Introducing the very lovely, very adorable, very smiley baby Norah! Her mom scheduled her newborn session very early in her pregnancy. So, for what seemed to be the entire 9 months, I was eagerly awaiting her arrival and the opportunity to see her big sister once again. The last time I saw her sister, Lydia, was for her one year session quite some time ago.  I adore watching families grow, it is one of the perks of working with little ones and it never gets old!

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Welcome back! I can NOT believe this is my last 11-on-11 post of the year and better yet, I managed to only miss one post. Eleven out of twelve isn’t bad, right?

In June, I was out shopping with my oldest son. He spotted a snowboard on the clearance rack and begged to buy it. So, for the very first time I allowed him to spend a little bit of his piggy bank money. Nearly six months later he was able to take that precious snowboard on the slopes (aka neighborhood sled riding hill).  We spent an hour bundling up (if you have young kids you can understand that), grabbed the motor-cross helmet for extra safety, and headed to the hill.  He was in heaven riding and I was in heaven watching.

Then there is my little guy, he is a character of his own. He is strong and daring and has big footsteps to follow in. So, he flies down the hill, attempting to hit every ramp possible.  He celebrates at the bottom and then convinces whoever is down there to pull him back to the top . Did I mention that he’s pretty smart too? Love him!!

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And the selfie…. 4 days ago I set up the tripod and remote and we snapped a ton of  family Christmas card pictures; in all of which my oldest had his zipper down (NO LIE!- Grrr!!!).  We picked out 4 keepers from that bunch but they are on our Christmas card and I don’t want to spoil the card here. So, just know that I have taken pictures to capture myself with my family this month and that is the most important part.  :)

Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via the most joyful photographer around, Laura.  Please follow our circle by heading to Baltimore to see what Tonya over at  Tonya Teran Photography has been up to. I have no doubt that her adorable kiddos will make you smile from ear to ear! You will be so glad that you continued the circle!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

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It ‘s October. How is it October? It can not possibly be October?!!! To you October means pumpkin spice lattes, costumes and trick or treating. To me, October means endless location scouting, shooting, editing, ordering and emailing. As fun and rewarding as it may be it is CRAAAAAZZY. So, I am going to cut to the chase with this post and pat myself on the back for even getting it done.

This fall my little guy’s dreams finally came true. He started Tee-ball. He has an incredible swing and he’s strong, determined, and a little hustler. He is in absolute heaven when he is on the field (and super cute to boot).  Seeing him have his chance to play has brought our family so much JOY!

 

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And you know that selfie that is supposed to be included here, well let’s just pretend it’s here. You should be happy to know that I took pictures of him and me together after the game. I like them a lot actually but right now finishing this post is more important to me than taking the time to include them. Luckily, if you forget what I look like you can refer back to last month’s post here.:)

Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via my dear friend Ginger (she is incredible, right?!).  Please follow our circle by heading Dublin, IRELAND to see what Lynn over at  Square Balloon has been up to. You will be so glad that you continued the circle!  Promise!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

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Is it seriously September? How can we be two thirds of the way through this little project where I turn my Columbus baby photographer lens onto my own two babies? Time flies when you’re having fun, or at least time flies when you are insanely busy taking advantage of every sport available to a little boy. I already shared with you our love for baseball here  and you can look for a t-ball post for a very special 3 1/2 year old next month but for this month… Are you ready for some fooootballll?  Flag football to be specific.  There is no tackling or safety pads but there are jerseys and potentially a trophy at the end so and my oldest (better known in football as Milk Man) is all about it!

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And you know that selfie that is supposed to be included here, well let’s just pretend it’s here. If you forget what I look like you can refer back to last month’s post here.:)

Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via my dear friend Alison of Alison Janki Photography (she has had quite a crazy few months, right?!).  Please follow our circle by heading to see what Tonya over at Tonya Teran Photography has been up to. She is Bethesda Maryland and always has a gorgeous set of images to share. You will be so glad that you continued the circle!  Promise!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

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It is time once again for me to turn my Columbus, Ohio newborn photographer lens onto my own family….

There is nothing like an old fashion family vacation. You know, the kind that you add the car top carrier onto the minivan and drive 13 hours to the beach? Well, maybe it isn’t quite “old fashioned” when you use ipads, an ipod,  a built in dvd player and  handheld game systems to survive those 13 hours, but you get the idea.  Late July consisted of ten days on Hilton Head Island and one day in Charlotte visiting Elevation Church.  Those eleven days were the days that I looked forward to most over the last year; and they did not disappoint.

I have come to realize that we are at the beginning stages of the sweet spot (you can read about it here) in our life as parents. Our boys are 6 and 3 1/2 (that HALF is extremely important to him).  They travel like champs! We don’t need bottles, a pack-n-play, or a stroller;  and best of all, diaper changing is a thing of the past!!! They are safe around the pool, don’t cry when sand touches their feet and don’t have melt-downs when they are out past their bedtime. Most importantly though they aren’t old enough to desire anything other than to be with us.  We don’t yet embarrass them, they don’t yet care about girls,  and they don’t ever ask for money.  They love us and aren’t afraid to tell us, they give great hugs (especially the little one), and they know that they need us.  Hello sweet spot!!

Many people ask “Why Hilton Head?”. We started going there on accident really. Four years ago my sister got a great deal on a house and invited us along. The rest is history.  For our first trip my oldest had just turned 3 and my youngest was 10 months – not quite in the sweet spot yet but the vacation was enough that we became hooked. We immediately fell in love with the area. It is gorgeous, surprisingly quiet and now very familiar to us and our kids. We put in a few hours at the beach, a couple hours at the pool and a lot of time on bikes each day. We visit the horse stables, see alligators,  ride the trolley, visit the lighthouse and watch Gregg Russell (A LOT!).  It is the perfect amount of excitement for our family and I wouldn’t want it any other way!

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I know I’ve already included  a few more than 11 images but I must also include the obligatory “selfie”.   A low quality iphone picture of my sister and I still counts a a selfie right…?

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Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via Leah Robinson Photography (her work is nothing short of perfection, right?!).  Please follow our circle by heading to see what Tonya over at Tonya Teran Photography has been up to. She is Bethesda Maryland and always has a gorgeous set of images to share. You will be so glad that you continued the circle!  Promise!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

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Summer, summer, summertime! (Insert Will Smith here)
Christmas used to be my favorite time of year (next to my own birthday week of course) but now I’m a mom to a school aged child and I realize that summertime is the absolute best! Sun, swimming, baseball, dirty bare feet, skinned knees, s’mores and sleeping in (ok we aren’t to the sleeping in stage yet but a girl can dream right?)!

Summer is the time of year that I get to put down the newborn photographer camera and pick up my cruise line directors hat in order to entertain my own kids every waking moment of the day and (for the most part) I wouldn’t want it any other way!

It is hard to put into words how much I crave sharing in new experiences and making memories with my boys. Im talking about anything from taking them to a Clippers game on a rainy day to playing catch for hours in the front yard – if youve ever seen me with a baseball glove you know why that would be memorable to anyone. It is a priority and something that I hope they look back at and appreciate.

Speaking of appreciate…. In the spring my dad surprised my sister and I with a summer vacation that neither of us could have imagined. Before we knew it, our families were booked for five days at ATLANTIS!! This meant that we would be making new memories beyond our own expectations. It was a vacation that my kids would experience with their cousins (can you say adjoining rooms?) but more importantly they would be there with their Papa and Nana. Unreal!

So, in mid-June we spent five days in paradise. There were water slides, aquariums, beaches and buffets. My oldest was able to spend an hour and a half with dolphins, my youngest went on his favorite slide a million times, my husband got to take a nap every day and I may or may not have visited my first casino. 😉

These pictures do not do the trip justice and I cannot not say thank you enough to my dad for a vacation of a lifetime.

I hope you enjoy my 11’ish-on-11.

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Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via Laura Morita Photography (she’s so fun, right?!).  Please continue to follow our circle by heading to see what Sarah over at Sarah Cambio Photography  has been up to. You will be so glad that you did!  Promise!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

 

 

 

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It is time again for my monthly change of gears.  I switch my  Newborn Photographer Columbus Ohio hat for my Crazy Mom With Camera hat.

(Or cape?  Decorative eye patch? Maybe just a snazzy looking pin?  I don’t know.  I’m still trying to perfect the costume.)

Anyway, I am now a little league mom!  Which means that this month, I am Crazy Little League Mom With Camera!   Look out, Columbus!

You guys, I am totally and completely in love with little league baseball.  I roll up in my mini-van ready for a great game, armed with my collapsible chair and cooler filled with snacks and ice cold water. It is so much fun to sit on the sidelines and cheer on my beloved six and seven year old Indians.  I find myself holding my breath when my son is up to bat…it’s such an exciting moment for all of us.

I may even be known to stand up from time to time to shout out to my son.  But don’t worry, I won’t be starting any fights with umpires or parents or anything…yet!

Exactly how long will my love of baseball last?  Until my son isn’t having fun, or until I have to sit through a two-hour game in 95 degree weather.  Whichever comes first. For now, we all look forward to game nights and the time flies by while we are there.  I am feeling blessed that I can use my gift of photography to capture such personal and priceless memories.  A boy’s love of sports and everything that is little league baseball – it is certainly worth remembering!

I can say without a doubt, this is my most cherished post to date.  Not because this is my best work, but because these images detail authentic memories.  These aren’t portraits of my kids in coordinated clothes making cute faces for the camera.  These are snapshots of what it is truly like to be a part of our family at the close of Spring 2013.

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Thank you to everyone that stopped by here via Alison Janki Photography (she’s beyond talented, right?!).  Please continue to follow our circle by heading to see what Lynn over at Square Balloon Photography in DUBLIN, IRELAND has been up to. Lynn joined our circle for the first time this month and you will be so glad that she did!  Promise!

All of that being said, if you are looking for a Newborn Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

 

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I swear I need a bumper sticker that reads “No, I am not texting, I am a photographer”.

I am CONSTANTLY looking for locations.  When I am in motion or stopped, I am looking. When I am in the city, the suburbs or the country I am looking.  When I am in a new area or somewhere that I have been a thousand times, I am looking. I look at fields, steps, graffiti, rolling hills (or anything that I can make look like a rolling hill), winding streets, dirt paths, deep wooded forests and I look at the light.  In addition to being a newborn baby photographer in Columbus, Ohio, I am an on-location natural light senior portrait photographer so I look for locations. Constantly!

Often a spot will catch my eye and be engrained in my mind until have the opportunity to use it.  That was the case with these gorgeous pink blossoms. I waited a year for them to bloom again, watched the weather like a hawk and allowed my boys to stay up late on a school night so that I could put this location in the books.

I used the location while they laughed, played, tackled one another (a few too many times) and they even saw a train closer than ever before. Success!

 

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If you don’t already know, this 11-on-11 project requires us to include a “selfie”.  So, you ask how does that work when you use a camera that requires more than just pressing down a button?  The answer is; I bring my husband along! I adjust the settings, tell him where to  hold the camera, where to focus, what to press, and then I pray. He shoots a ton, shows me the back of the camera, I correct him and we repeat. Eventually, we’re exhausted and walk away determined to use whatever he may have. Two out of three people in focus isn’t too bad, right?

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If you are looking for a Photographer in Columbus Ohio you can see more of my work in my portfolio.  I woud love to talk with you about scheduling a session. Please contact me at 614-226-1533 or fill out this form to inquire about a session. You can also follow my newborn work on Facebook here and my senior portrait work on Facebook here.

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Say hello to the very beautiful Grace. Everything about this little girl makes me smile!  She looks like a baby doll and is as sweet and happy as could be. One of Grace’s newborn session images is the very first image that you see when you land on my Columbus Ohio newborn photography website here and she is throughout my portfolio as well.  I love every image from her newborn session and can’t believe I didn’t have the time to blog about it here last fall. I just couldn’t let it happen again after her 6 month portrait session. I am a baby photographer in Columbus Ohio and 6 months old  is a baby stage that I adore photographing. There is so much to capture and too much cuteness here to keep it to myself.

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