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 […]

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 […]

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}

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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 […]

24 ways to add some adventure to your winter!

winter adventure columbus ohio family photographer

Winter is the bane of my existence. I know that’s dramatic, but only a little. I try really, really hard to see the beauty – the ice and snow-covered trees – but my bare feet and I truly long for sun and warmth. If you’re anything like me, adding some fun and adventure to your […]

adventures in leaves and firefighting!

So, so happy to have connected with this sweet family again.  I last saw them a few years ago, before little sister was born.  Mama wanted a picture of her in firefighter gear with her two boys.  And now it was time to update that picture. We started at their house, playing in the leaves…  Love […]

backyard adventures: a trampoline and bikes

“Saltar, saltar!” (“jump, jump!”) Oh, this wonderful family.  I hadn’t seen them in many years, since I did their son’s pictures when he was maybe 2.  And now there’s a new family member – their darling little girl.  Oh, how I missed them.  Truly.  Mom and I have kept in touch through the years, and they […]

a little teaser – adventure sessions!!!

Eeep!  They’re finally here!  I’ve been working on this one for a while – a whole new kind of session full of fun around Columbus for families and couples!  Adventure sessions are perfect for the family that loves to play and adventure together!  All the work is already done for you – locations carefully scouted […]

our summer bucket list: a summer of adventure!

*climb a glacier *night kayak in glowing water  *walk along the great wall of china *take trapeze class Having a bucket list is awesome.  And crossing things off your bucket list is even awesomer.  (I’ve decided at this point in my life to embrace my over-use of the word ‘awesome’ – I’ll be using it […]

10 tips for great summer vacation photos

Summer is here!!! Some of our family’s best memories happen while on vacation.  My littlest just had a vacation-themed birthday party – THAT’s how important vacations are to us!  Here’s some ideas on how to get some great pictures while you’re on vacation. 1.  This is my absolute, number one rule: NO “SAY CHEESE!” If […]