Erney, party of four!! Sweet little Bodhi came a couple weeks early, but that just means Mommy & Daddy got to hold him and love on him more! I had a newborn session with Bodhi when he was 6 days fresh and all he wanted was to be held my mommy… and eat. and cry. But that’s his job!! All in all, Bodhi did great and he looks so sweet and cuddly… well, because he is! I can’t wait to watch this little guy grow up and play baseball like his daddy!!
You are the sunshine that makes my day.
Graduating from high school is the end of an era, but it is also the beginning of a new adventure in life. It is a time when you truly discover who you are, what you want to be, and where you want to go. Great things lay ahead for this amazing young lady! I have watched her grow up from toddler-hood with an beautiful spirit and soul.
Congratulations to you Taylor for all your hard work and to all the great accomplishments you will achieve! Your family is so proud of the wonderful young woman you have become, and all the amazing things that are to be. Go forth and rock it, girl!!
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
-Henry David Thoreau
Graduating high school is a major milestone in a young person’s life. It’s closing a chapter on part of your life as a child, and starting a new one as an adult. You work hard for your grades, and your parents help to guide you to become a responsible adult and to make good choices. In this next phase in life, you get to choose and create your life path – it’s a pretty big deal!
Levi is a great young man! He’s smart and has a great sense of humor; he loves his Carolina Panthers and the outdoors. There are amazing things in store for him in the future! And as for mom and dad… their little boy has become a man. It’s bitter sweet, but they have done a WONDERFUL job raising such a great kid!
We ended up doing a double session over two days for Levi to hit up three awesome locations… I think this was more for mom to have as many keepsake images of her ‘baby boy’ all grown up. The locations were amazing, especially the farm that holds dear memories for their family as a whole. I had a great time with Levi capturing such beautiful images!
There are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings.
downtown columbus //
covered bridge //
carolina panthers //
I normally am not the subject matter in my blog posts and usually only post the occasional selfie on my Facebook page, but I went a little crazy taking baby bump photos this week and I REALLY like how they turned out… probably because I’m actually wearing makeup and am not wearing leggings… haha! I still have my official maternity session coming up in June (no, not selfies) so I will have a pretty good bank of images captured through my pregnancy journey… I swear I’m not conceded!!!
You are our greatest adventure… our little pistol princess!
27 weeks //
This is a follow up to the maternity session with Jen & Charlie… now they are a family of 3!!… well, four if you count their fur-st baby Gina!
Little Ollie was born in December and is now a whopping 3 months old! I got to catch up with this cute little family and captured bath time, which Ollie absolutely loves. He was kicking, splashing mom & dad, and having all the fun he could have. He is an adorable little man in the making! And his big fur-sister Gina is adjusting quite well to the family addition!
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing…
bath time //
I had a vision for a session, like sugar plum fairies dancing in my head… but in a barren, frosty wasteland wearing fur wraps and feathered crowns. These lovely ladies helped me to execute my vision in April, with trees and foliage starting to bud and the temps rising… and my poor models sweating in the wraps! Thank you so much to the amazing Brittany and Taylor for being such great sports and great models!
I had a lot of fun prepping for the session itself, making the wraps and crowns (I’m kinda stoked about the crowns, I’m not gonna lie… LOL), and we had fun as I styled their hair and did their makeups. I love doing makeup, and I’m no professional by any means, and I think they looked just amazing when it was all said and done!
I really like doing styled sessions, so I hope there are some quirky and adventurous people out there that want to book a not-so-standard portrait session… it’s great and so fun to do something different and out of the norm!!
empress of the barren lands //
After shooting my first boudoir session in September, which happened to be in my home, my cat Moseley decided he wanted to join in on the fun and started posing for his own session! I was super stoked that he posing because he usually hates his picture being taken, but my studio lighting isn’t as harsh as a cell phone flash. Also I was getting a second use of the setup and the props I made for the session (with the human).
So, in all his might and glory, here is my handsome boy Moseley in his first willing portrait session LOL
kitty boudoir //
BIG things are happening in the Gulling family!! Ryan and Heather are welcoming their 4th child this December, and after having 3 WONDERFUL boys, they are being blessed with a sweet baby girl.
And how fitting that the current baby of the family got to share the news that he is finally joining the ranks of ‘Big Brother’ while the older bros got to help announce that they are finally getting a sister!
There can be no better companion than a brother. There can be no better friend than a sister.
pregnancy reveal //
gender reveal //
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Nyny & Ryry are two little girls FULLLL of energy! They are chatty little busy bodies, bouncing off the walls like they drank a 64oz Big Gulp of Gummy Beary Juice (remember The Gummy Bears? bouncing here and there, and everywhere???) I got them to settle down when the realized they were going to wear MAKEUP like an adult, albeit a little, but they were so excited for the mascara and shimmery eye shadow. They transformed into little Divas… and I loved it!
We had lots of fun through the session – we started off light and fun, as they ran end to end on a covered bridge, twirled like little ballerinas, and gave each other piggy-back rides. Then their soft sisterly sides came out – arms around each other and even sneaking a kiss! Right next to the bridge were some big leafy bushes, so I had them put on their serious faces – they aced it like pros. One pose they were adamant about doing (with no objections from me!) was standing back-to-back with their arms crossed. That is one of my absolute favorites from this session!!
These girls are basically veterans in front of the camera with their poses and facial expressions. I can’t wait to have another session with these high-personality girls!!
With a busy schedule of eating, pooping and napping, little Jonathan managed to squeeze in his newborn portrait session. At the ripe old age of 10 days old, Jonathan is a seasoned model that knows how to work the camera… I mean, just look at his adorable little face!! Go ahead, look!
John and Lauren could not have lucked out with a better baby – their bouncing baby boy is truly a bundle of joy! It’s amazing how much he has changed in just a few short 10 day (check out his Fresh48 session here). I cannot wait to see how much Jonathan changes as he grows up and becomes his own little person!
A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. – Eda J. LeShan
little baller //
The magic that created little Jonathan happened after an Ohio State Buckeye football game last October, and we stopped outside of the stadium for John & Lauren’s maternity session, so it was only fitting to start the session with the football onesie. His two-a-day practices are still a few years off, but he sure does look good in uniform! LOL
burrito love //
To stay in theme with Ohio State Buckeyes, we wrapped the little guy in a chili pepper red (the closest I could find to scarlett LOL) against the grey & white backdrop, coupled with the most adorable parted do. Jonathan was all cuddled up, as snug as a bug in a rug… but waaaay cuter!! 🙂
Jonathan’s dad was in the Army for 11 years, and he brought one of his tees and dog tags to the session. What better (or cuter) way is there to pay homage to his dad’s military career?! Who knows if he’ll follow is in dad’s footsteps and join the military, or if he’ll be a future Buckeye football player…. or maybe a boxer (did you see his little, tiny, adorable fists in the last photo?? he may be laying down but he’s got good form… and is hinting at being a south-paw!).
Meet Reagan and Kieley. They are sisters and we did a ‘farewell’ shoot in January as Reagan moved half way across the country to Colorado the following weekend. Reagan is a makeup artist and Kieley is a photographer, and they have worked together professionally but have not done a shoot together as the subject. I was happy to get these two in front of a camera, even though Kieley preferred to be behind one! LOL We had lots of fun with our session, and the Ohio weather mostly cooperated with us – so that’s a win-win in my book!