Baby Lillie

Happy March, everyone! I am so excited to share these photos. I met Levi and her wonderful family about a year ago, when I was doing spring photographs. She brought Owen and Emmett to have their photos done and they were just the cutest things! I have done family photos and birthday photos for them since then, so I was totally stoked when she messaged me asking me to photograph their newest addition… a beautiful baby girl named Lillie!

Lillie absolutely loved to snuggle and she has the best baby rolls and chubby baby cheeks. She’s a doll baby, and mom said her two older brothers and enjoying having her home.

Take a look at Lillie’s precious newborn photos and enjoy!



Everyone meet Tiger! He is a gorgeous Golden Retriever with the most beautiful gold fur! He was also one of the sweetest pups I’ve met. Super well behaved, and gave us the greatest doggy smiles. I love photographing pets, and can’t wait to have more in the studio. Everyone needs a fabulous fine art photograph of their furry friend!

Crazy Dog Mom Meets Photographer

Hello, all! Happy March! For those of you that know me personally (and probably not-so-personally) you know that I am crazy about my dogs. They are my second and third child, and I definitely treat them as though they are human!

Well, today, I am celebrating Willie’s second birthday! I decided to do more of a cake for him this year, as opposed to the boring old dog birthday cookies you get from the store. After a bit of google research, I read that strawberries are pretty good for dogs, and that they can eat angel food cake because it is mainly egg whites and flour. Another quick search revealed that whipped cream cheese and honey made a nice frosting for them.

So, I bought an angelfood cake (wasn’t about to make one of those!), some strawberries, and cream cheese and made my cake. The boys hounded me from start to finish, even tried to jump on the table to reach the cake! When it was all said and done, it was pretty fast, pretty cute, and they loved it.

Now Announcing Accordion Minis!

Albums and books are great, and prints and wall portraits are fabulous, but they are not easily carried around and shared with others. So, I am now announcing Accordion Minis!

At an adorable size of 3×3, they feature ten of your favorite images. The snap-shut cover can be a solid color or customized with a cover image. They are perfect on-the-go for sharing with friends and family!

They can be added on to any session at an introductory rate of $20 (or three for $45) with the solid color cover, or $32.50 (or three for $75) with the customized cover image.

Use the Contact form to contact me about booking your session!

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Aniya turns 13!

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is being able to photograph special events and milestones! Aniya is turning 13 (Happy Birthday!!)! So naturally, we had to do a photo shoot to celebrate the coming of age!

She is a very creative person, and requested that we do pictures outside of the K-12 art building in Downtown Dayton. I drive past there nearly every day, and have never taken a second look at the building. However, it made for a gorgeous and fun backdrop! The paintings were amazing, and there were some pretty cool sculptures there as well.

Aniya was a super trooper in braving the 30-degree weather with only a light jacket and hat on to keep her warm. But, it was a very stylish outfit, indeed! And, you gotta love those boots!

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2014 Fall Minis

Last weekend we had gorgeous weather; the perfect weekend for my fall minis! I photographed eleven sessions over the course of two days, and they all turned out wonderfully! We were at the glorious Hills and Dales Metropark in Kettering, which had tons of beautiful fall leaves and sunshine. This, of course, always makes it an interesting challenge to try to get the little ones to cooperate and give big smiles, which is one reason I’ll be switching to Lifestyle sessions for 2015! Face it, when are your kids EVER still? I’m sure everyone would rather have pictures of their kids’ quirky personalities.

Without further adieu, view some of my favorite shots from our fall minis!

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