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. 

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. 

An awesome letter from a fellow Worthington Mom....

This just warms my heart.  

 

I truly want you to love your photos.  I understand that sometimes kids will be kids.  I understand they are tired, or need breaks, or need a snack, or a hug and a quick snuggle.  I'm not a clock watcher, I'm one who makes sure I have what I need to deliver images that you will love for a life time.  This little man arrived a little unsure about me, and my studio.  He needed some time to warm up, so we hung out and had some Teddy Grahams :) 

I'm thankful that this mama realized, not because I do it to get recognized, but because I want her to realize that she is special and the images that I return to her were just as special to me. 

Come on over to the studio.  We will chat.  We will hang out.  We will be silly.  May eat some Teddy Grahams, or puffs or a ham sandwich.  We may tickle, and giggle.  We may take photos while you are sitting on Mama's tummy as she's laying down to be out of the shot.  We can get dressed up, or get fancy, or be a pirate, the choice is yours!  Just come on over!  

 

Recommended, meganVphotography, megan V Studio, Worthington, Ohio, Powell, Dublin, Child, photographer.
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children
Worthington, Ohio, photographer, studio, Megan V, photography, child, children

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

Sibling Love - Worthington Photographer

She is a hoot and he is a ham, and they are waiting on number 3.  I've been photographing them since they were newborns.  Its fun to watch them continue to grow and turn into little people with BIG personalities!  She wanted to do nothing but climb the tree, he wanted to rummage through my camera bag and found and ran off with a tampon, I had trouble breathing I was laughing so hard (It was highly embarrassing  and hilarious all at the same time!)  

I can't wait until there is another one of them and I get to try and put all of them in the same frame! 

Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer

I love this location.  Love it.  It has a beautiful combination of gardens and nature and is centrally located, and its called the Park of Roses - What's not to love about a park of roses?? 

Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer
Worthington Family Photographer

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

Big E Turns the big O-N-E in Worthington

I met this amazing family over 2 years ago, all starting with big brother's newborn photos. I saw him again at his 6 month session, and then again at a year.  I found out a few months later that mom was expecting again! Big E, which started out as little E, came for the same newborn, 6 month and 1 year sessions. 

This kid has the most amazing eyelashes, I mean seriously amazing.  He is so sweet, I just wanted to gobble him up, but he comes by it honestly.... the whole family is just too sweet for words!  I can't believe that kid #2 has completed his first year with me, I got so used to seeing them every six months for quite a few years! I wish them the best and hope to see them soon!