behind the scenes

My first time shooting at Jeffery Mansion for Eleanor's 1 Year Old & Family session!

In about 2 weeks, Eleanor is turning one! And for her first birthday, we did an early morning session at Jeffery Mansion in Bexley. I had never shot there before and I was really excited to get to do so. We got absolutely PERFECT diffused light from the cloudy morning. Eleanor was a super champ and she lasted almost the ENTIRE hour and a half while we also got some whole family shots! I was literally giddy with excitement looking at the back of my camera and had a really hard time not chimping on my camera. My assistant/husband, Nik, was my behind the scenes photographer this time and I am glad he was there to catch these few and far between shots of me working. Thought you guys might like to see them!

fmmf September 3 & 4

       With the Fashion Meets Music Festival in it's third year, the fashion portion has grown each year. I was excited to shoot backstage and in the photographer's pit. Shooting fashion was a new experience for me this year, having typically been a concert shooter. I made a lot of connections and saw lots of amazing collaborations going on backstage. With hair and makeup by students at Paul Mitchell and designs by local designers such as Celeste Malvar-Stewart, Lydia Hopmann, Cierra Reeve-Cunningham, and Horacio Nieto. Below are some of my favorite images from the runway!