Cracking me up

Mary CRACKS ME UP. I mean, really. She has that subtle sarcasm that just makes me completely unable to be in a room with her without laughing out loud. And she and her whole family have mastered that thing where they just sit around and say ridiculously funny things, often without any expression on their […]

“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 […]

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 […]

old school video game victories: an engagement session

They met the night before bar exam results came out, these two attorneys.  He was one of the first people who congratulated her on passing.  Since then, their journey together has taken them elsewhere, but their hearts *might* just belong here in Columbus.  So we partied it up Columbus style!  Had drinks at 16-bit bar+arcade, […]

a tiny glimpse of the future (also, my first curling joke)

They met on the curling ice, courted on the ice, and got engaged on the ice.  So it was only appropriate that they should do their engagement session on the ice…    Curlers of the world, DO NOT FREAK OUT about this next image.  It was done safely and carefully, and no ice was harmed. […]

adventures in throwing balls to dogs who don’t really play fetch

This super fun couple brought their pups along to their engagement session, and the way they play fetch had me doubled over cracking up.  It went something like this: step 1: throw the ball step 2: dogs chase after ball step 3: dog in front realizes dog behind is maybe actually chasing him instead step […]

adventures in remembering the old neighborhood

“Remember that one time we jumped the fence and spent a couple of hours back at this playground?” When we were brainstorming ideas for Theresa and Jess’s engagement session, they mentioned a neighborhood in which they used to live back before kids.  When I asked for an address so I could go scope out the […]

adventures in risking one’s life while having to pee while having your photograph taken

I’ll save the reason for this title for last.  But it’s a moment worthy of the whole title.  Promise. What can I even say about these two?  They are super fun people, they look like a couple of super models, and they love each other in the way that makes even OTHER PEOPLE smile.  I […]

Cooking and wrestling and dancing: an Ohio State engagement

ohio state engagement session

  These two.  Oh goodness, this session was wonderful.  Cooking together, random kitchen wrestling, playing some music, picnicking on Ohio State’s campus, some snuggling, dancing, and some serious laughing.  So fun! Trent is a sweet, quiet, laid back sort of guy who chimes in when it’s important.  And Kacie is bright and fills in the […]

sliding down banisters, police chases, and ice cream

So… This was an engagement session!  Not what you expected based on that title, I bet.  What exactly does one expect with a title like that? Our session started off at Case Western Reserve, where Jared and Katie met and fell in love.  It was so great to hear them reminisce as we tromped around […]