Finding the right piece

These two are puzzlers. I made that word up, because a person who does jigsaw puzzles is actually called a dissectologist (thank you very much, Google), and dissectologist just makes me think of that time with the frogs in 9th grade when I almost threw up. So! Puzzlers they are. And photographing and editing 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

read this one all the way to the end (yes, i did just title it that)

Oh, this beautiful, beautiful wedding day. Seriously.  Birds were singing, tulips were in perfect bloom, sun was shining.. Kathy and her friends and family were laughing as they got ready for the day…  And Jason.  Jason was smiling and cheers-ing with friends and family at North High Brewery.   Kathy was truly stunning.And Jason.  So […]

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 […]