Crop or not to crop, that IS the question!

I get questioned a LOT on why the pictures I deliver have so much space around them....well, not every photo does, but if I'm photographing a large group, or your whole body, I will leave space, and there is a really easy answer why....photo sizes are wonky.  I'm going to try and explain this, and it really comes down to simple math, but may look more like a bit of common core math (if you're a parent, you know what I'm talking about!) but a 'full frame' camera will spit out images at a 2:3 ratio.  My camera happens to be a full frame, so images at a 4x6 will print the whole image.  I like 4x6's, and 8x12's (but good luck finding frames for that one) and a 16x24 are my favorite large size with out gasping and groaning "Whoa, that is huge", and then the 20x30.  

So those are the happy sizes.  Simple, clean, prints everything, easy peasy.  Now comes the 5x7.  In simple, easy, round, terms, it chops about an inch off the long edge. 8x10? Even wonkier...that chops 2 inches off the long size.  If I cropped before I sent them, and you decided you wanted an 8x10 and I didn't leave those 2 extra inches, you would be cursing me when ordering....and I prefer that not to happen ;)  Best bet is to look when you are printing them.  You can always zoom in or adjust what is being trimmed in the cropping process during ordering.  Its silly, and hopefully the visual below will show you what happens to the photo of the same beautiful little girl.  Its all exactly the same full image, but the prints have different ratios, so some of the image gets chopped off!  

Check it out..... 

 Cropping guide. Columbus Ohio photographer.  

So if you ever get stuck, I am more than happy to help you when ordering, and if you are just cropping for posting to share with friends on social media, I can help with that too!  There is a rhyme and a reason to my madness (at least on this subject!) But initially when I deliver your photos, you will see extra space on some - and now you know its for a reason!! 

Oh...and ordering your pictures to last a lifetime? My favorite place is mpix.com which is an amazing place for consumers like yourself to get those pictures printed! 

 Columbus, Ohio local photographer, megan V photography. Worthington studio servicing newborns, children and family sessions.  9 month old

Is she not adorable? Omgoodness. 

 

Love.

Columbus Newborn Photographer

Studio photography session for this handsome baby!

This little guy was so darn cute.  He was like a log when they showed up.  I mean, a log.  He was sawing them, he was built like one, he was out!  I'm thankful he was out when they arrived, because once he woke up, he was WAY too interested to see what was going on! It was so sweet, and I love the awake shots! He was so cute.  Not a peep of complaints, just hung out, peed on me, and then did some yawning. Sounds like a perfect session to me!  (I almost always get peed on....its one of the hazards. Ha!) 

 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. Baby boy posed in basket
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. Baby boy posed in basket
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. Baby boy posed in basket
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. Baby boy posed in basket
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography. 
 Columbus Newborn photographer, specializing in baby photography.  Mom and son portrait. 

Cuddle of Love, in Columbus, Ohio

There is something so amazing about these little tiny bundles that you all bring to my studio.  The baby smell is so, so, so good (and believe me....compared to the childhood smells going on in my house with an almost 10 year old and almost 7 year old, I know what bad smells are!) and they are so tiny (again refer to above said BIG kids that are long and lanky that don't really fit in my lap any more, even though I try!) and they fit perfectly into the crook of your arm.  They smile as they dream, and only want your love to perfectly cuddle around their body.  I wish it lasted longer!! 

 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography. Infant in wrap with jewel tieback.
 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography. Infant in wrap with jewel tieback.
 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography. Infant in pink wraps with bunny. 
 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography.  Mother, father and infant image. 
 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography. 
 Columbus, Ohio photographer, Professional Portrait Studio, newborn photography. 

Worthington Sister.

Columbus Ohio Newborn Baby Photographer in Studio

So....this is my nephew.  I mean the baby, not the grown man.... Ha! The bearded one is my brother in law, who happened to marry my sister.  They are complete Ohio State University fans, and completely smitten with their little bundle.  Little man is surrounded by hand made blankets from Grandmas and aunts, by his fathers dog tags, and his parents arms. 

Welcome to the world sweet boy.

 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography.  Father with infant son. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Mother and father with infant new baby.
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Army hat, dog tags, infant in fathers cap. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Dog tags from Army father. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography.  Infant baby in fathers hands. Studio location. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography.  In handmade blanket from Grandma. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography.  Hand made crochet blanket for infant. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography.  Homage tee for Ohio State University. Infant on hand made OSU quilt.
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Mother and Father with infant son at Studio. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Mother and infant son. 
 Columbus Ohio professional portrait photographer.  Newborn baby photography. Before and After. 

2016 in Worthington, Dancing our way through.....

Newly two, and had some fresh moves to show me at the studio.  She had spent some times with a few older nephews who decided that it would be cute to teach her how to Whip/nae nae, and let me tell you, they were right.  It was adorable, simply adorable. 

 Worthington child photographer, photography at Powell Studio
 Worthington child photographer, photography in Powell Studio
 Worthington Child photographer, photography at studio in powell
 Worthington, Ohio photographer, Photography at studio in Powell
 Worthington, ohio child photographer, photography studio Powell
 Worthington Ohio child photographer, photography in Powell studio

Back to School, Mini Session Day!! - Worthington Photographer

I LOVE back to school time. I'm a total office supplies nerd, and I was no different back in school.  Getting all of those freshly sharpened pencils, fresh new notebook with my favorite Lisa Frank design, new beautiful pencil box, untouched box of crayons, and that shinny new backpack to carry it all in, I get a little giddy shopping with my kids each year!!

Not only do I get excited about office, or I suppose, school supplies....but I have the same kids come back year after year for my back to school mini sessions, and its so much fun to see how much they have grown, how they have changed, and how they gain more and more confidence about school each year. I hope they come back until they graduate from College.....

 

 

 Columbus Ohio Child Family Newborn Photographer. Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini sessionWorthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session
 Worthington Child Photographer, Back to school mini session

Newborn Little Sister - Worthington Photographer

Another sweet little girl, added to the already beautiful family! Big sister was amazing holding and protecting her new baby sister! So glad this family was able to come to the studio for a newborn session!  2 stunning sisters! 

I love the flaky little baby skin on those toes! I couldn't get enough!! 

6 Month Smiler

This kid. Oh this kid.   He was hilarious, and he thought I was hilarious also, which is just a major benefit for my job.  And the drool. Oh, the drool. He laughed, he drooled, he laughed about the drool, I laughed because he was laughing, and then he drooled some more.... He was a hoot. And this family has the most amazing lashes. All of them, just gorgeous. And the dimple? Give me a break. So cute!! 

Sometimes big brothers come along too, and sometimes they are TWO, and sometimes they are really good at being two, so you give them a lollipop to make them agree to sit on the blanket, and sometimes its worth having a lollipop in the photo to get the two of them together! 

 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, six month studio photography session
 Worthington Photographer, family studio photography session