For some people, a courthouse elopement may not seem ideal. But the stress, high stakes, and high expectations that come with an extravagant wedding does not sound fun at all for some couples. We all know that a wedding is meant to celebrate the beginning of a lifelong journey. However, it can be the source … Read More Eddie and Kim’s Courthouse Elopement
Josh and Abigail Lewis’s wedding was absolutely beautiful! They were married alongside their closest friends and family. These moments are to be held very dear, especially since even gathering together with one another – for any occasion – has been rare during the pandemic. They were married at The Legacy on Possum Run which is … Read More Joshua + Abigail Lewis
When a new child is born, nothing is ever the same. Life for a parent and even grandparent is forever marked by this moment, and time is now measured in two halves: before and after the birth. I know this is true of my own life, and I can’t help but remember that the world … Read More Jaycee’s Newborn Session
Lacie really wanted a snowy backdrop for her maternity session. So we waited for a beautiful snowfall and headed to Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. I love how important it is for her to capture these milestones in her life. She realizes how quickly these moments pass and she told me that she wants something … Read More Lacie’s Maternity Session at Dawes Arboretum
This story began 27 years ago. Some of our friends from church organized a rafting trip to Ohiopyle, Pa. We were going to take a ride down the Youghioheny River and navigate some Class III and IV rapids! “Let’s do this!” said the naive 23 year old me. My sister-in-law nervously asked me if … Read More That one time I almost died!
Sam and Kenzie were married on March 28, 2020. Right in the middle of a statewide stay at home order during the COVID-19 pandemic. They had plans for a huge celebration with their many friends and family. We had spoken of all the plans they had for their wedding day. Kenzie and her mom told … Read More Sam + Kenzie
So many of us have been affected by COVID-19. My heart and prayers go out to you! I recently had to turn down a newborn session and I felt so torn about it. Part of me really wanted to go and document this time for them (for a brief second). But I believe that would … Read More DIY Newborn Photography
All these new parents are making me feel so old! I have known Chandler since he was born. His mom and I were pregnant at the same time and we delivered our babies 5 days apart. I taught him in Sunday School. Hung out with his family. And was there when he graduated from High … Read More Chandler + Kenna + their baby girl!
Over the last couple of months, I was blessed to able to participate in a traveling dress project with some pretty amazing photographers. I have known these ladies for almost five years and I am amazed at the talent! One dress traveled across North America and even to Australia! Each participant had one week to … Read More The Traveling Dress
When I first met with Taylor, it was one of those “like at first sight” moments. There was just something about her that clicked with me. So, when she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was thrilled! I asked Taylor about how she met Tyler and this is what she said: “Tyler and I … Read More Tyler + Taylor
Liz and Robbie met through shared friends in the fall of 2016. It was evident there was always a mutual crush at work. But it was a slow, glacially-paced process as they got to know each other little by little over the course of a year. And then one day in November of 2017, Liz and Robbie took … Read More Robbie + Liz Williford
On June 12, Andrew and Kaylissa welcomed a new baby girl into their family. After being induced on Tuesday evening, Emilia Jane was born at 6:54 am at Licking Memorial Hospital. Based on Kaylissa’s track record of laboring for 48 hours, everybody was pleasantly surprised when this little one arrived so quickly! I received the … Read More Emilia Jane
This couple was married at the beautiful TCB Farm in Lancaster, Ohio. This venue has a barn that has been restored to use as a wedding venue- I loved how the stalls were converted into dressing areas for the bride and groom! The ceremony was held outdoors beside a small grove of trees and a … Read More Camron + Brooke
Shoot and Share Contest 2019 With a little bit of hesitation, once again, I entered a collection of images into the Shoot and Share Photo Contest. This contest is free to anyone. You can enter up to 50 images into 25 different categories. And anybody can vote. Not just photographers. Anybody. Voters randomly view and … Read More I did it again!
It was a BEAUTIFUL fall day when I drove out to photograph the Angeletti family! I had never been to their home and was pleased to find a gorgeous stone house. Nadja asked me to photograph the family on the front porch, but I told her that I was concerned about the direct sunlight and … Read More The Angeletti Family
The McClanahan wedding was probably one of my favorites to photograph! The ceremony and reception were held outdoors on a farm belonging to Ezra’s grandparents. The bride and groom stood under a canopy of trees and read beautiful vows that they had written for each other. There was not a dry eye when they were … Read More Ezra + Aris’s Story
Jaxon Allen entered the world surrounded by people who love him, have prayed for him and have anxiously awaited his arrival. Lacie and Justin have so much to be thankful for. However, their birth story is one that has many trials and many emotions. Before they had Jaxon, they suffered a loss that so many … Read More Mom + Dad + Baby make Three
I have known Vince since he was a boy but I just recently met his bride, Kendra. You know how when you meet some people and you instantly love them? Well, this was the case with Kendra and their son, Ryder. She is so sweet and down to earth. Those are my kind of people! … Read More Vincent + Kendra Collins
This year, for the very first time, I entered a photo contest called Shoot and Share. Let me just tell you…. I was a little nervous! You simply submit your photos. No names are shown with the submitted photo- every photo is judged on its own merit. And did I mention that there were about … Read More The Results are in!
March 24, 2018 was a beautiful day for a wedding! It was a little chilly but that did not keep this bride from getting those outside photos that she wanted! Angela is one of the sweetest women that I have ever met. As you can see in her photos, she has a genuine smile and … Read More Spencer + Angela’s Story
Lindsay contacted me and asked if I has time to do a quick session for her. She wanted a updated photo of Aubrey and maybe a few of Ian. We decided on a Petite Session which is 30 minutes long. That amount of time is REALLY pushing it for one child-let alone two! We scheduled … Read More Ian +Aubrey’s Story
The word balance is defined as a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. This hit home with me as I thought about how unbalanced I let things in my life become. Not all the time. But sometimes. And I can tell when things are off by my attitude or … Read More Balance
As I prepare to begin for my busy photography season, I like to go over past sessions to see where I can improve. Each session was wonderful in its own way and I am so thankful for each and every one of my clients. But there are a few things that I would love to … Read More A few things your photographer wishes you knew
Everybody loves this time of year! The smells, the colors, the comfort food and the cooler temperatures are just a few of the reasons that this season puts a little pep in our step! This is also a very popular time for family photos! For a limited time, I will be offering Fall Mini Sessions … Read More Fall Mini Sessions
I have known Sam since she was about three years old, I think. She grew up in my church and was friends with my oldest daughter. She met a guy who was in the military. They married and moved out-of-state for a while, but are now back home. I have always loved this “girl”. She … Read More Andy + Samantha + Ryleigh
When Andrew and Kaylissa asked me if I would photograph the birth of their daughter, I eagerly said yes! The birth of a child is life-changing and I love to capture and tell these stories. Lydia’s parents had many struggles along the way. Andrew had some health issues that should have kept him from … Read More Lydia’s story
What’s Your Story? Now and then, my girls like to open up our photo albums and relive parts of our family story. They love the photos from the sledding parties at Grandma and Grandpa’s house or the ones from when we moved to our farm and had so much cleaning up to do. As they … Read More Tell your story
As I stumble through this journey as a photographer, I find myself pulled into the lives of the people that I photograph. I’m constantly striving to tell their stories the way they are viewed through my lens: authentic and unfiltered. If it’s the birth of a child, I look for the details that will … Read More What’s your story?