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 […]

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 […]

BE

BE is how I’ve come to address Beth and Elizabeth whenever I’m talking or writing to both of them.  Their whole wedding was centered around that word, as their initials of course, but also as a testament to who they are and how they live this life. Among the many definitions of “be” on dictionary.com, […]

lighting each other up with laughter: a dayton ohio wedding at coco’s

dayton ohio wedding

I feel very lucky to photograph weddings for so many reasons.  But one of the big ones is this: there is so much we can learn from love.  Seeing how my couples love one another is amazing, and definitely not something I take for granted.   As Jesse got ready with his “groomspeeps,” as they were […]

“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 […]

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, […]