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.

Days Gone. Columbus Ohio Photographer, in her Vintage Worthington Home.

Outside of the studio, real kids, real messes, real life, real pictures.

I've been watching.  I have been paying attention.  Watching those hours tick by, those minutes, those seconds, and mostly those days.  I see the confidence growing, the vocabulary flourishing, and personality taking shape.  I've experienced the time flash-forward moments where I see a young woman, and then back again to that toothless grin.  I can't wait to watch her grow up, I just hope some days go by a little slower than others.

She wants to be an artist, a dancer, a singer, a song writer, a photographer and a Mommy.  She only ever wears mismatched socks, and loves her pajamas.  She is an animal lover, and animals love her.  She loves to read, and thinks pickles are the most disgusting thing on the planet and is totally convinced that I eat them *JUST* so she has to smell them.  She writes me books, and jokes, and books of jokes.  She has a portfolio of her drawings, and her paintings and artwork are framed and hanging on the walls.  She serenades me any time there is silence.  She comes with me to run errands *JUST* so we can dance in the car to the radio. 

Some days, her little being is so reminiscent  of myself when I was six.  Its like watching my reflection.... only this one will pave her own path.

Columbus photographer captured 6 year old daughter drawing in Worthington home. Reflection with vintage furniture.
Columbus photographer captures 6 year old daughter coloring at vintage kitchen table in Worthington home. 
Columbus photographer photographs six year old daughter drawing with markers in Worthington vintage home. 
Columbus photographer takes lifestyle portraits of six year old daughter in vintage worthington home surrounded by art gallery walls. 
Columbus photographer photographs daughter following ipad drawing instructions in Worthington home.
Columbus photographer takes pictures of daughter copying a fox drawing on her ipad in their worthington, ohio home. 
Columbus, Ohio photographer captures daughter drawing cartoon fox with markers and adding details in vintage Worthington home. 
Columbus photographer captures drawing concentration in old worthington home. 
Girl drawing with markers a cartoon fox in vintage home in Columbus, Ohio. 
Columbus Ohio photographer captures cat on chair with her owner in old home in Worthington. 
Columbus photographer captures child and cat making colored pictures in vintage home in Worthington. 
Child with long hair in pajamas with ipad in old home in Worthington, Oh. 

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.