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January 29, 2019

New dad Phil hands the newborn baby to his wife, Alicia, while they sit on the couch taking a moment to relax, "Here, I got you this.Playfully, Alicia responds, "Actually, I got you that!" "You're welcome." Phil replies, pretending to ignore her rebuttal in the name of humor as their loyal rescue dog Gracie sits nearby. They are so sweet toget...

December 5, 2018

I'm a firm believer that any day that you meet a new dog (or spend with a dog in general), it's a good day! So when I got to meet over twenty new pups in three hours - it was a fantastic day. Each fall/winter, I'll head to my local Pet People store (a wonderful pet supply shop that doesn't sell any live animals and has high-quality brands of pet...

November 27, 2018

Congratulations Max, graduating in the class of 2019 (with college credits already under his belt)! We got super lucky to be in the prime of fall (which this year, was the first weekend of November I guess...?) and we caught some gorgeous colors. We went to Everett Road Covered Bridge at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It was my fir...

November 24, 2018

When family comes in from out of state, especially with young kiddos who are basically growing and changing every day (and that are from across the country!), and you have three generations gathered up together, what better opportunity to do an extended family session?! We faced the quite chilly Friday afternoon in November at a new, local...

October 24, 2018

Two things that make me really, really happy are dogs and altruism. Combine the two and I am there! Recently, the Downtown Cleveland Dog Park put on an event at Aloft Hotel for Keep A Breast Foundation. Tito's Vodka donated drinks and an adorable dog house (that funny enough, the tiniest pup won! I really hope to see images of that from his mom!...

August 31, 2018

Railie Holley is a professional makeup artist based in the Cleveland, OH area. She's a wife, mama of two girls and two pups. I met Railie because I was looking for people to work with in the area who absolutely love animals and use as many cruelty-free products as possible - which is extremely important to me when buying makeup! Railie and I met...

August 28, 2018

One of my favorite things as a photographer is picking out what lens to get next. A prime lens for super-sharp photos (but I can't change the focal length)? A 70-300mm to get great shots from far away (but I can't photograph anything close by)? They all have their pros and cons. You get so many creative ideas and continuously add new shot ideas...

March 14, 2018

I love shining the light on professionals and businesses that just 'wow' me, and I want to share them with you! This could be another photographer, small business owner, or another sort of professional that I think has an amazing lesson to teach and inspiration to give. For my first interview, I'm featuring Kristi Allen Gayton, a newborn/materni...

March 10, 2018

At some point, whether as a photographer or parent (or both!), you've probably wondered how do you get those beautiful, sweet, silly moments of a kiddo if they are being shy, upset, distracted, or just having one of those days?! Unfortunately it's not as easy as "saying cheese!" - but there are a ton of creative ways to get kiddos...

February 22, 2018

"Tell me your story."

It's a frequent theme of mine.

"Tell me about your dog/baby/loved one!" I'll say in a "Get To Know You" consultation, eager to hear a funny or sweet anecdote.  Of course, I want to know your story to get you the best photos. But I actually do care - I love hearing people's stories. How did you and your significant o...

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