One of the great joy’s of my job over the year’s is growing with families. I had the pleasure of photographing Jake and Erin’s wedding year’s ago, and have photographed their expanding family with their first born, Jaxon an now their baby girl. Erin was having some mild contractions during our shoot. We previously scheduled it for this day cause the next afternoon she was scheduled for delivery. Jaxon is looking forward to being a big brother and loved giving his Mama belly kisses.
How cute is Jaxon!
Sweet cuddles from big brother.
A few weeks ago, Erin an I met up for a prior shoot. She really wanted to do a tub shoot maternity session, so who was I to argue? Erin an I have had a lot of fun over the year’s and it’s nice to working with people who understand creative outlets and inspirations.
So excited to welcome a girl into their family…so many new things to experience.
We had a lot fun and a lot of laugh’s on this shoot. Erin was in the lap of luxury, heated floors, a warm claw foot tub. What more could a Mama-to-be ask for?
A beautiful baby girl was born this week, can’t wait to show you their new addition soon! Congrats Jake, Erin and Jaxon!
I recently was asked by a fellow photographer friend if I wanted to join in on a shoot with her. Something a bit different. My first Mermaid shoot. We had an absolute blast. Gina has long loved Ariel the Mermaid and dresses the part for Halloween, so this was something she has long been looking forward too. What fun. We met in a park and it was fun watching the looks from people passing by. Little girl’s would stop and just stare.
Gina’s wonderful make up was done by the talented La Prima Beauty. Natalie brought to life the perfect Mermaid.
Working that tail is a whole new way of getting around. It wasn’t always easy, but with time and patience we got things in place. The evening sun began to set and it just lit up her face.
Our first really hot day was perfect for playing in the water.
These Mermaid tails are something to see. It was perfect for her.
For those interested, we will be doing another Mermaid shoot this August. Message me for details on the event. Thanks again Gina for a great shoot!
The morning started out with the skies opening and pouring rain…….and it poured. Meanwhile friends and family of Shala and Cliff prepared their wedding venue at Creekside in Gahanna. It may have been gloomy outside, but it was bright and cheery inside. A eager bride and groom to be, excited to make it official. The venue was so vibrant with orange and yellow hues against the gray sky outside.
Shala was eager to see her man and walk down the aisle. Their set up was beautiful. Her gown was perfect for her.
Little touches of Cliff and Shala, a candy bar full of their favorite chocolates. Spring flowers that would make anyone smile. And artistically made wedding cake.
These two just would both light up in each other’s company. They were very in tune with one another and always laughing. And you could sense a real family bond within the joining of families.
As the rain poured, the bride an groom said their vows in front of their loved ones. The rain began to let up and the sun started to break through the clouds.
The happy newlyweds, starting a new chapter of their lives. So full of love and adoration. Family that was just as happy to share in this day with them.
Best wishes on your marriage, may you share many laughs for year’s to come. Congrats Shala and Cliff!
Oh how sweet is the love of a child. Emma wanted to take a walk towards the woods, there she found pretty flowers to carry around. Abby an her little spitting image daughter were too cute in their matching attire.
Emma is 3 year’s old. She was so excited for her photos with Mommy. She was full of kisses and wanting to be close to Mommy.
Emma told Mommy to go first an then she took a turn. She was running the show.
Emma wanted her photo in front of the green tractor for her Uncle…this girl knows all about farm life and loves being a part of it.
Abby’s mother, Candy joined in on a few photos with her girl’s. She is one proud mom and grandma.
It was fun just watching these two interact with each other. Best buddies, best of friends, a strong bond between them.
Emma is so in tune with her Mommy, she would strike up poses without promting. She has a very spunky attitude. Emma is great fun to talk too and hear her perspective on things.
It was another great session with this family. Always great to capture these moments, as children grow so fast and change so much.
I recently had the pleasure of taking part in another event with Connect 4 Humanity at The Bunny Vault in downtown Columbus recently. This event was benefiting The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and The Central Ohio Diabetes Association. An opportunity for creative artists to join together in hair and make up, designers, and photographers.
Stacey was the first model I worked with. She could loose herself in the moment of creating such bold images. Hair Samantha Leigh, Make Up Artist- J’Hanna Appleby, wardrobe Isolda Couture.
Maddy and I had worked together previously on the last shoot I did with Connect 4 Humanity so it was great to see her again and try out some new angles.
She was full on retro, in this beautiful spring floral gown. Make Up Artist-Beauty By Queen, Wardrobe by Be Social Dress Boutique.
As well, Gillian and I got another opportunity to work together. This stunning gown fit her perfectly. She got so many compliments as we walked down the street.
Hair by Beauty By Haley Garber, Wardrobe from Be Social Dress Boutique.
Chapell wore one of the beautiful bridal gowns. First image I shot with her was my absolute favorite.
Makeup: Samantha Leigh Dress: Trousseau Bridal Jewelry: Cultist Crafts.
Mia who is a make up artist with great talent did a bit of modeling for the event too. We had a bit of fun at the bar and the vault.
A little bit more casual look, Nicole pulled it off without effort.
It was my first time working with Haley, and a delight. A natural beauty with a beautiful smile. Hair by Beauty By Haley Garber and Make Up Artist- Mia Zilenski
Haley was a natural beauty, I only got to work with her for a few short minutes, but loved the images. Make Up Artist-Halli B, Hair by Haley Garber.
Carly wanted to do a Breakfast At Tiffany’s inspired photo, I’d say she nailed it.
Carly has this beautiful long hair that is to die for……so gorgeous. Hair by- Beauty By Haley Garber, Make Up Artist- Tatum.
This was another great shoot that served some great causes. So happy to have worked with some of these great models and hair and make up artists and designers.