Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Photographer || Cody + Shelby

Shelby and Cody have been so looking forward to their session and so have I! Their session day finally arrived and I got to meet Cody for the first time! Some of you may remember Shelby's senior pictures from years ago. Yes, that puppy in her senior pictures is now that very big puppy in these pictures. Mr Tyson has grown into a sweet, loving pup! I was so happy to see him and glad Shelby and Cody brought him along.

Shelby and Cody, thank you for letting me photograph you! I had a great time. Thanks for all the laughs and letting me see Tyson again too.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer || Mansfield, Ohio Peacock Themed Wedding: Derrick + Amber

Amber and Derrick's wedding day was full of laughs, dancing, and funny moments. Derrick and Amber's have an incredible story that was shared during their ceremony. It's a true testament that God does have a path for us and it all depends on us with how we travel that path. Time passed where both Amber and Derrick's faith and patience was tested. They would also continually run into each other and then finally, they knew they were meant to be together.

Working with both Amber and Derrick both with engagement pictures and this wedding, I have come to find that they are both kind, fun loving, happy people who love their friends and family so so much. I could not have asked for better clients for a beautiful May wedding!

As icing on the cake, can we discuss this amazing peacock theme they did?! With the help of Prospering Life Events, Amber and Derrick planned the most elegant yet vibrant peacock themed wedding. I seriously adore all the hues they chose to dress their bridal party in! Especially, Monroe's (The flowergirl) dress!

Amber + Derrick, Thank you for allowing Jonathan and I to have a part in your day. We loved capturing every moment along with watching you have so much fun with the people you love. You two are amazing and I'm so thankful to have gotten to know you both! 

To their friends and family, thank you for being so fun, encouraging, helpful and loving to us. We loved getting to talk with you, dance with you, and watch you fill Amber and Derrick's wedding day with pure bliss and joy. Without you, their wedding would have not been the same. 

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Ceremony Venue:
Mansfield Seventh-day Adventist Church

Reception Venue:
Sons of Herman - Mansfield, Ohio

Hair Stylist:
Holly at Lex Charm

Event Designer:
Prospering Life Events

All Occasions DJ

Audio Visual Media

Bride's Gown:
Kuhn's Bridal + Formal

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || Mount Vernon High School Grads of 2017

This weekend Jenna, Carly, Avery, Anna, Shaye, Natasha, and Kennedy are all closing a chapter in their lives. Each is moving on to unbelievable possibilities in becoming the women they are destined to be. I am so extremely honored that I got to capture this split second in their lifetime that will now live on forever. These photographs are for them to reflect on, for their relatives to look back at... it's just a small amount of time in all the years a person has in all their lifetime. I hope these photographs help savor this moment for decades to come.

Each one of these ladies has a different personality that shines so brightly. In just the hour and a half I spent with them, they showed how funny, sassy, confident they are. Just the perfect characteristics to arm them for the future. I bet every single one of their parents and siblings is extremely proud of them. 

Ladies, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you for spending time with me and letting me photograph each of you. 

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || Tucker's First Birthday!

Oh my goodness, do you guys remember this precious puppy from last Spring? If not, get a refresher HERE:

Well, it's his first birthday now! Can you believe how big he has gotten?! His mom and dad are the best puppy parents ever. They got Tucker a cake, balloons (That Tucker wanted to pop soo badly!) and give him all the love their hearts can offer!

I feel so lucky to get to photograph the growth of this family! They are so beautiful and I can not wait to see where life takes them <3

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || The Wright Family

It was only about a year ago when this little family was prepping to meet little Jeremiah. Now, the Wright family is a joyous group of four. Hannah + Josh's sweet kids are so full of happiness. They loved exploring during our session and running around. I always love getting to see kids explore new territory. They do it without a second thought or an ounce of fear!

I loved getting to meet little Jeremiah and see this wonderful family again!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || Farm + Tractors: Easton

Recently, I got to visit Easton's grandparent's farm in Heath, Ohio. Their farm is stunning a beautiful! It's the perfect place for a little boy like Easton to play and explore. 

During Easton's session, we did all his favorite things. We played on tractors, visited the cows, and even played in rocks for a bit. Best of all, he just wanted to do all the things he loves to do and it was fun getting to document it!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer || The Barnstone Wooster, Ohio Wedding: Matt + Alyssa

Matt and Alyssa's wedding day was beautiful and filled with so many genuine moments. Their friends and family took special parts in every aspect of their day. A friend hand designed the wedding program, another friend did Alyssa's make up, and more friends and family members pleased the crowd with special performances throughout the entire reception! Matt, who is also a firefighter, worked for days to clean up the local fire department's brush truck to feature in some portraits. The day was filled with personal touches that impressed everyone!

The Smithville Mennonite Church was where Alyssa's mom and dad got married years ago. Alyssa's father gave Jonathan and I touching insight on how he felt about his daughter's wedding day. He said 'Some years ago, I walked down this aisle alone and walked out married to her mother. Today, I'm walking her down this same aisle.' He got teary eyed and walked away. It was touching and heartwarming the small but precious gift Alyssa and Matt could give to her parents by being married in the same church!

After an amazing ceremony, the party moved to the Barnstone. An amazing barn that was perfect for a Spring wedding! Friends and family gave toasts, sang, and danced the night away. The groom, Matt, even surprised the bride by singing 'Brown Eyed Girl' to her from the stage while playing his mandolin accompanied by a friend on the guitar. 

Thank you Matt and Alyssa for allowing us to capture so many beautiful moments for you. To the friends and family who were also so welcoming and kind to us, it was so wonderful to meet all of you!

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Ceremony Venue:
Smithville Mennonite Church

Reception Venue:
The Barnstone

Hair Stylist:
Sheer Professionals

Bride's Gown:
Elyse’s Bridal Boutique
Designer: Mary’s Bridal


Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || 2017 Senior: Olivia

Olivia is not only about to graduate high school, she just finished her sophomore year of college! I am so impressed with this year's class. These clients are so driven to achieve the most they can! 

Not only is Olivia a great student but she is also in love with photography! We spoke about our love for it and she brought her camera along to be in pictures. (Totally would have done the same thing!) 

It has been a completely blessing to meet both Olivia and her mom. Olivia is so filled with joy and her smile shows it! I loved getting to photograph her and get to know her. <3

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || Mount Vernon Graduates: Morgan + Lacey

We finished up our senior mini sessions with Morgan and Lacey! These pretty ladies enjoyed telling me about their prom dresses and their plans after graduation. I'm pretty sure they are looking forward to vacation before starting college.

Morgan and Lacey, I very much enjoyed meeting you and getting to photograph this awesome time in your life! Congratulations on graduating! 

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || Mount Vernon Graduates: Amber + Ashley

I had so much fun meeting and photographing Amber and Ashley! They are so funny! I had so much fun hearing about their prom plans and how much they are looking forward to attending Ashland together! 

Thank you for letting me photograph you, girls! Congrats on finishing this chapter of your lives.

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || East Knox Graduates: Mady + Ruth

East Knox definitely has some major achievers on their hands! Mady and Ruth are not only celebrating the achievement of their high school diploma, they are also graduating with associates degrees! Yep! Isn't that incredible?! 

I was so happy to see Mady again since photographing her senior pictures and I feel so lucky to have met her best friend, Ruth!

Congrats ladies! You are inspiring and I can't wait to see you both do even more great things.

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Senior Photographer || Zoie - Graduate 2017

It's that time of year! Zoie is just about to graduate! She's making plans to go to prom and finally be done with high school. She recently visited her college of choice and can't wait to start buying things for her dorm and getting settled into campus life. 

(P.S. - As her Aunt, I'm totally excited for her too!!! Eeek!)

Congrats Zoie! We are so proud of you!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photography || Mark + Lindsay

It's only a few short weeks until Baby Porter arrives! I am beyond excited. From engagement, wedding and now to the days before welcoming their son I am extremely honored to get to be apart of all these memories. During this session, Mark said 'I love how excited you are about taking these pictures.' But how could I not be? Look at these two. They are just living out a real live love story that generations to come will hope for. <3

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer || Cincinnati Engagement: Elise + Joe

I absolutely adored visiting Cincinnati's Ault Park and getting to photograph Elise and Joe's engagement session featuring their precious dogs. It was the most perfect day. The park was filled with color and I got to learn more about Elise and Joe before their wedding day! 

And their dogs! Gah! Their dogs are so sweet and cute! I think they are such a cute family. <3

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Photographer || Chloe 2017

Chloe is counting down to her final days of high school and I'm so excited and happy for her. She just got back from an awesome spring break vacation and got a pretty sweet tan just in time to finish the remaining portion of her senior portrait package. Chloe specifically planned out stylish outfits to pair with her Aunt's amazing and stunning back yard! 

Chloe has a lot of talent. One of those talents is being able to literally HIKE through the woods in wedges... Seriously, I still don't know how she did it! If you remember Chloe's last session (View HERE) you might remember her dog was with her. But this time Chloe, being the animal lover she is, wanted to cuddle up to a few of her Aunt's new chicks! Her Aunt has chickens and chicks on the property that Chloe just loves! 

I've had such an incredible time getting to know Chloe and I have adored photographing her amazing sense of style! I am very much looking forward to seeing her thrive in whatever she decides to do with her future!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus Ohio Senior Photographer || Jasmine 2017

Recently, Jonathan and I hiked out to Honey Run Waterfall to get some beautiful portraits of Jasmine! Jasmine REALLY wanted these waterfall shots for her senior portraits and we were blessed with the most perfect day to capture them for her! 

Jasmine is the perfect example that it is never too late in your senior year to get your senior pictures done. I loved getting to speak with her about her plans after high school. She is very much looking forward to furthering her education in southern Ohio at the end of the year! 

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photographer || Everal Barn

This wedding should be proof that Spring weddings need to be more popular than they really are. The sunshine, blue sky and beautiful venue tied together with the yellow and white colors of Leslie and James' wedding day made you feel warm and fuzzy and didn't make you miss Winter in the least! 

Leslie and James really honed in on the Spring theme and made a brilliant arrangement of table centerpieces that educated guests while they searched for their seats. Each table had a different flower with a fact card about the flower accompanied with it's name. (Like I said, brilliant!) Each person's name card was a flower seed packet so while the couple was seating their guests, they were also, subliminally, trying to #bringbackthebees !

All in all, their wedding boils down to one word, splendid. And I hope it felt that way to Leslie and James!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || The Alfrey Family

This family is #familygoals.... seriously though. They are so supportive of one another AND they work out together too! You might even remember last year when Nikki was pregnant with Piper, we did a work out maternity session that was so inspiring! (Miss it? Click HERE to see it!)

Well they are back in front of my camera and I am so happy to get to finally photograph their newest addition, Miss Piper. She was so happy the entire session. She also has an awesome big brother that loves to give her kisses. Mason is so sweet!

And, can I just comment on their outfits? Seriously amazing how the different blue tones and textures all came together in the most perfect way! I LOVE these outfits!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || Chelsea's Maternity Session

I think we might have broken a record for how many outfit changes can be done in a maternity session! haha Each outfit was beautiful on Chelsea. Two outfits were Chelsea's and the two long dresses are new additions to our client closet! :) 

Chelsea is extremely excited to become a mother. In just a few short weeks, she is going to be a first time mom. When Chelsea talks about becoming a mom, she lights up! 

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || The Beavers Are Expecting!

In honor of opening day, I'm just gonna leave this right here.... <3 <3 <3