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 […]

“equal dignity in the eyes of the law”

“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They […]

a year full of love

columbus ohio baby photographer jeffrey mansion

This family has been through the wringer this year. And this precious, beautiful baby has no idea. She was born in the summer to an incredible family full of crazy amounts of love.   By the time she was having her sitting up session, this family had been through a car wreck and a fire in their […]

destined to be together… an engagement session in german village, columbus

So, I’ve been known to talk a lot about how my couples are meant to be together.  How they seem destined. But what about when it seems like we’re meant to be together – like – the couple and me?  Is that weird?  Because, goodness, I feel it all the time. This couple had me […]

sprinkler magic

columbus ohio family photography

This little one is about to be a big sister any day now.  She is so excited for it, and anyone who knows her knows she will be incredible at this new role.  Yes, she will! But this night.  This night was about her.  Soon she won’t be the only one basking in mom and dad’s […]

“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

the letter that changed my mind about extended family sessions {columbus, ohio family photographer}

columbus ohio family photographer

I have a secret.  I do some work I haven’t told you about.  Still photography, mind you.  But photography work that I never share.  You’ve never seen me post it here on the blog or on facebook, because every time I do a shoot like this, I think for at least one second, “never again.” […]

a child of the universe

This post will have no images, as I am not allowed to show them.  Please, please stick with me, because I really want to share the experience with you. A Family for Every Child (AFFEC) is an organization that enlists the help of volunteer photographers to provide sessions with kids in foster care who are looking […]