Imagination v. Reality In Lifestyle Photo Shoots

When it comes to documenting life’s big moments, is there room for both the imagination and reality? I used to co-host a podcast with three other photographers. Once we were on the topic of retouching and how it has affected people’s perception of reality. The conversation headed in the direction of responsibility for the truth.Continue reading “Imagination v. Reality In Lifestyle Photo Shoots”

Give Mom The Gift Of Being In The Photo

Picture this: my two-year-old is sitting on the counter with his tiny toes dangling over the edge. In a very rare still + quiet moment he snuggles himself into my arms. I don’t want to say anything in fear that he will bounce off the counter + out of this moment but I take theContinue reading “Give Mom The Gift Of Being In The Photo”

Breaking To Rebuild

My Story Told 2 Years Post Childbirth There was a moment a few weeks after I gave birth to my son where I looked at myself in the mirror and quite literally couldn’t identify the person looking back at me. I just stared at her. I watched her make the same facial expressions but couldn’tContinue reading “Breaking To Rebuild”

A New Family

The first kicks and flips. Your doctor announcing boy or girl. Hearing his rapid heartbeat. These are the magical moments you hear people talk about when you share that you’re pregnant for the first time. Followed by, “I bet your parents are ecstatic!”. However, there is a less talked about moment that in my opinionContinue reading “A New Family”

Ruffing Family | Lifestyle Family Shoot | Dublin, Ohio

This proud mom is one of my closest, longest and dearest friends. I have photographed her long before any babies were in the picture, when she was pregnant with her first, then when Ben arrived and now with Emily on the way. Kaylyn wanted to capture these moments right before her family grew to four and I have to say beyond just the fact that I love what I do, I think it is really important.