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 of tension between family members and, unfortunately, sometimes even the … 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 a beautiful venue. It allowed for such a unique … 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 itself is measured by a baby born in Bethlehem. … 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 to look at to help her remember this time. … 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 I was afraid. “Heck no! This is going to … 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 me about all the details they were so excited … 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 be irresponsible for me as a photographer, an American, … 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 School. So, needless to say, I was very happy … 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 photograph the dress. I chose to have the dress … 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 were high school sweethearts. We went to school together, … 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 a walk in the woods. Just the two of … 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 call from Andrew at 6:30 am that Kaylissa had … Read More Emilia Jane