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 […]

love and respect: a wedding at the ohio state university

I’ve gotta say it: the wedding industry focuses way too much on the ladies.  I totally get that some of us were planning our wedding back when the boys were crashing toy trucks into one another.  But you know, we all grow up.  Sure I’ve heard my fair share of “whatever she wants” coming from the […]

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 […]

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, […]

“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 […]

shit just got real…

These two.Two of the funnest I have ever worked with.  I mean, I LOVE someone who titles their engagement album “Shit just got real.”  (And for the record, the first page of their wedding album reads: “Shit just got real….  …amazing!”) Pretty much everything about this wedding was fun…  Taking the group portraits was fun…  Watching […]

“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 […]

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. […]

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 […]