family session

Grimm Family portraits at Innis Wood Metro Gardens, Westerville, Ohio August 2017

Even though I focus mainly on individual conceptual portraiture, family portraits are a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and connect with clients as well!

The Grimm Family gathered at the Innis Wood Metro Gardens for their family portraits this year! While initially hesitant to get their portraits taken, we quickly got excited about the images on the back on my camera! With the promise of their first portrait update in a few years, each member of the family was ready to have those “shareable” images.


Regardless of the season, Innis Wood Metro Park is great for informal family portraits and it provides multiple location backdrops. While the park itself is not pet friendly, there is a section of the parking lot that is pretty photogenic. That’s where we shot Brandon’s individual portraits with his pup!

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Eleanor turns ONE and the Rivera Family at Jeffery Mansion in Bexley!

Eleanor's 1 year old shoot was special to me because her daddy is a friend of mine. We also shot the session at a location I had not yet shot! Eleanor was such a peach about the whole thing and last through a 1.5 hour session with her extended family as well! She has quite the expressive eyebrows and definitely brought those out during her shoot. 

The whole Rivera family is quite photogenic and they all brought their A game. Jeffery Mansion in Bexley is certainly a breathtaking location and I am thankful my clients were willing to meet so early on a Sunday because the light was absolutely perfect! I can't wait to shoot there again! 

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!