Abby Olsen "Abby Mike Designs" Designer Spotlight, Columbus Ohio Park of Roses

Abby Olsen is one of those young talents you need to watch out for. She has an eye for detail and a flair for fashion I DEFINITELY wish I had when I was her age, and even now! Her website,, details her journey with designing. We shot a series of portfolio images for her at Columbus Park of Roses. She brought 4 designs, one that she had made especially for the shoot the week before! 


Abby is still in high school and is already an accomplished designer. Her fun can-do attitude is certainly refreshing, as are her unique designs. 


"Clothes Made for Happiness," the tagline on her website is an aptly placed idea for such a talented and cheerful all-inclusive young designer. She makes homecoming dresses for her friends and sister as well as commission designs for customers. 


This photoshoot for her designs her first time in front of professional camera with her dresses. It only took a few peaks at the back of my camera to see how awesome her designs looked on camera for her to get comfortable and excited about getting the shots!


Abby with Abby Mike Designs is certainly one new young designer you don't want to miss out on! She does take limited commission, remember, she's still in high school! She can be contacted through her website or on facebook . More from her portfolio shoot can be found on my facebook

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!