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Downtown Urban Shoot

Alitzah just graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School and is well on her way to becoming a young rockstar!  She happens to be Miss Teen Ohio and has chosen ME to be her official photographer!  We ventured downtown to shoot a quick urban session.  It’s hard to believe these places are only 8 minutes from Gahanna!  I can’t wait to work with Alitzah again.

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Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

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Bishop Hartley High School Senior – Cecelia

Cecelia was referred to me for her Senior Pictures by one of my Class of 2014 Senior Models.  She is a Senior at Bishop Hartley High School and is heavily involved with the Drama Club productions and In the Know. When we met they were working on the fall performance of “Murder in a Nunnery” which seemed perfect since the premier was on Halloween night!   Cecelia wanted to venture down town to Bicentennial park where she has made memories swinging on the swings overlooking the Scioto River. I think we did a pretty good job of capturing her in her happy place!  Good luck Cecelia!

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Gahanna Family Portraits – Sinkey Family

Jennifer called the studio after seeing our new street sign along Granville Street in Gahanna.  We chatted a bit and setup a session date to photograph her family.  She pre-warned me that she has 3 year old twins and that they might be a handful!  Having my own 3 year old at home, I was pretty sure I could handle whatever they had to throw at me.  The little guys did great. We walked the bike path, explored some fields, had a leaf fight and tried to stay away from the Grumpy Old Troll that lives under the bridge.   (Incase you don’t have a 3 year old the Grump Old Troll is a Dora the Explorer reference)

I can’t wait to see what images Jennifer picks from the session.  I had a hard time weeding them down to a manageable number.  Here’s a sneak peek.

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Over the past few years of photographing kids and families I have been lucky enough to photograph a few babies along the way.  I’ve been even more lucky to document the kids as they become little adults.  Oliver was in last year for his newborn photos and is back on the blog!  This little guy is full of curiosity and has an infectious smile.   His grandma was in the studio for the shoot and knew just the perfect song to sing to get him to giggle.

We got him a smash cake from Sauer Cakes to celebrate his birthday.  He didn’t seem to like the icing on his hands but once he got a taste, he was sold!

Happy 1st Birthday Oliver!  I can’t wait to document all of those milestones you have ahead of you!

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Design Aglow is my hero

As a small business owner I have to wear a lot of different hats throughout the day.  I’m the Receptionist, Accountant, Marketing Manager, Social Media Manager, Retoucher, Holiday Card Designer, Chief Vacuum Operator, Window Washer and finally (every now and then) I get to wear the Photographer hat.  With all of these tasks that have to be done, I’m always looking for a resource to be able to use to save me some time.  Precious time that I can dedicate to wearing one of the other hats.

I’ve been a huge fan of Design Aglow for quite a while now.  They started off by offering pre-designed templates for photographers.  I love their clean style and the way they have organized collections of different products that all fit into the same theme.  They make brand consistency really easy.  Now they have recently announced a Frame Shop!  Now I have a vendor that I can rely on for beautifully framed images for my clients.   I know the quality and consistency will be unmatched.

Now they have launched the Paper Shop and I couldn’t be more excited!  I have a one stop shop from Design to Frame to packaging for my clients.  I’m in love with the clean style and even more excited that I’ll only have 1 vendor to coordinate.

With as may hats as I have to wear being a small business owner, Design Aglow is giving me the tools I need to be able to focus on the real job of being a Photographer.  I’m able to create beautiful images of my clients and know that Design Aglow templates, frames and packaging will help me deliver the finished product.

Now, I have to go answer the phone.