Autumn Family Session | Ogelbay Park

This will always be one of my favorite sessions, and my favorite family session. I love this family. They’ve taught me so much about life and humanity, and now they’r’e showing me the happiness and humor of parenting. They live their lives joy-filled and overflowing with love.

Autumn will forever be a magical time for photography. The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are painted in their best, and the sunsets are breathtaking. Looking back on these photos I can smell the fall leaves, hear laughter on the wind, and feel the evening breeze on my face.

If you ever wonder if it’s worth it to take time for a family session, I can assure you the answer is always yes. If you come with a heart full of adventure and a mindset of love, you’ll have pictures to smile back on for the rest of your life.

Victoria & Jake | Destination Wedding

Victoria and Jake’s Florida wedding was a beachy dream come true. With a strip of beach houses for the entire family to stay in, the wedding day was intimate and fun with everyone around to help bring the day together. Between that and the beautiful weather, the waves surrounding us on both sides, and love abounding, I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding to shoot for my first time in Florida.

I’ve known Victoria for as long as I can remember—she is my older sister’s long-time friend. I didn’t get to meet Jake until Florida, but his easy going manner made him a photographer’s dream to work with. As most of us know (talking to you, ladies), many of the male counterparts in a couple detest having photos taken and getting them to engage in the photos is often impossible. But Jake was the total opposite. Whether or not he wanted pictures, he was kind and respectful and up for whatever his new bride wanted. That alone was a breath of fresh air. so Jake, I’m so thankful for how wonderfully engaged you were that day. Victoria, you picked a great one. The sweet moments and little surprises you had for each other through the wedding day was a joy to watch and photograph. The loving and tender looks you shared through the celebrations were the sweetest thing. (One of my favorite photos from the day is Jake walking behind Victoria and the love on his face is so precious.)

“I really appreciate everyone who helped set up, clean up, traveled. It was a lot for such a quick trip…I feel like it ended up pretty perfect.”

- Victoria.

Heidi & Clyde | 25th Anniversary Session

Twenty-five years ago, May 28th, my parents promised to walk together through life, whatever the path may by. Though their path took on many very, very different turns than ever anticipated, they still fight to move ahead side-by-side. I would like to say more of there story but I want to share these and I don’t have time to write everything down the way I want to. I’ll come back to this sometime to say what I want to say. Until then, I hope the photos tell you the story as best as they can.