Crazy. Like, really, really crazy.

“No, we’re crazy. Like, really, really crazy. But if you want to…” her voice trailing off in uncertainty, this is what Quinn told me when I asked her about filming her family’s session for a promo video. And you know what? She was not wrong! It WAS crazy! But I just so happen to embrace […]

Real and true vows

columbus ohio documentary wedding photography

The Wurmdells: Lisa Wurm and Joe Wendell.  I LOVE combining people’s last names to make a new one.  My favorite is my best pal Sarah Radke and her husband Jeremy Assell: RADASS – how amazing is that???  Strangely, they didn’t make it legal. Back to the Wurmdells.  There are so, so many things I loved […]

“see ya!”

When I was in middle school, I helped out at a nursing home with a volunteer group.  I got to know one of the gentlemen there quite well, and looked forward to chatting with him once a week after school.  His name was John, and he had these steel grey eyes that could look straight […]

exploring in the big, beautiful world

 When I was this girl’s age, my summer days were spent outside.  I would ride my bike down the driveway until it banged into the garage (despite my dad’s vein popping near out of his head every time he caught me).  I’d head across the street to my friend Anna’s house.  We’d play outside until […]

“I could not have imagined this day.”

I struggled and I struggled with how to write this one.  I am a story teller.  I LOVE telling my clients’ stories.  I want to keep them personal, and not make any general wide-sweeping statements with them.  It’s their story after all, and this one’s an especially good one.  I promise I’ll get to it.But with […]

how to pass down a hard drive through generations

columbus family session with albums

Let me tell you about my visits with my grandma. Actually, let me back up even before that and tell you about my grandpa (other side of the family).  He was an amazing man with whom I spent many of my childhood days.  He taught me how to make popcorn on the stove and to always […]

Dear Little Man, {a first year experience in Columbus, Ohio}

central ohio baby's first year photographer

Dear Little Man, Did you know that I photographed your mom and dad’s wedding?  It’s true.  It was a beautiful summer day just a few years ago.  They got married in the sunshine, smiling and breathing it in.  Your mama wore purple shoes, and your daddy looked quite dashing.  They kissed under a tree and danced […]