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. 

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. 

Little one, big day in Worthington, Ohio

Such a sweet girl with the sweetest cheeks that I wanted to kiss and kiss!  This was the first time I have met her and her mom, but have worked previously with her dad at a Pet Promise Fundraiser a few years ago! I was so happy to meet the other half of the family! She was ready for the camera and has the most contagious smile ever!! 

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

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

9 month COLD morning, but a CUTE one! - Worthington Photographer

Football season is loved by *almost* all here in Ohio, but football season can also be warm or freezing!  Thankfully the sun was peeking through and we ran around to keep warm (it is October, so it wasn't THAT cold, but it was chilly!) 

Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks
Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks
Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks
Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks
Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks
Worthington Photographer, nine month family session, highbanks


Prince and Princess and her toes. - Worthington Photographer

Toes are important, especially when you are 3. They need to be checked on often, and counted, and made sure that they are all there. Often. 

And, sometimes when you are three, you want to control your brother in the session, who is smaller, but yells just as loud. 

Parents always freak out when kids act like kids.  Please don't freak.  I have two kids, I teach kids, I photograph kids, I know kids can be jerks to each other, and sometimes it even makes cute photos, and I will laugh, because I have 4 siblings.  I know how to beat them up with the best of 'em.  Let the kids be silly.  Let the kids be kids, and I will capture both sides! 

Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session
Worthington Photographer, Highbanks park, family session

Another year older.....

Christmas time again.  Two kids excited and ready for the holiday season.  

They are typically goofy.  I love goofy.  And guess what? They were goofy. They make each other laugh and giggle and make faces and snort, and its all just so much fun to watch.  Watching them grow each year makes my heart fuzzy.  I love coming back, year after year.