Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Larkin

Little Larkin is a sweetie pie with a mind of her own! She loved giving me little squawks and facial expressions during her session. She has SUCH a personality! I also love her hair color. It’s beautiful!

Larkin’s mama wanted some moodier tones. We went with purple and grey and I love the result! Her mama also brought a special piece: a cardigan from when she was a baby! I thought it was such a sweet idea and it fit perfect on Larkin!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || William Emmett

Oh little William Emmett is brand new to the world and just the sweetest boy! He’s his dad’s twin and loves his mama’s cuddles. I’ve anticipated the day of his arrival from the moment I got to know his parents. They are so immensely blessed getting to raise this sweet little man.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Little Gavin

I can not believe the journey I’ve taken with Gavin’s parents. We had a great time talking about our sessions together. Gavin’s parents hired me when I didn’t think I was ever going to be a good photographer. They contacted me and asked me to travel to Columbus to do a session semi-surrounding Jeni’s ice cream. I thought ‘Wow, they think I can handle this? Can I handle this?! Ok, I need to just NAIL this.’ So as time went on, I photographed their wedding and now their newborn son! AHH Such an emotional moment!

Gavin was the BEST little guy. I wanna just call this session ‘little boy blue’ because of all the blue tones, patterns and textures. I just love this so much. I took a risk and did something I usually NEVER do and I literally pulled EVERY mid to dark blue and tried to incorporate it. Very mono toned and I don’t regret it.
Gavin slept so well for his session but had so many facial expressions while he slept! He’s gonna have a fun personality!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || Moo, Moo Porter is turning TWO!

I can not believe Porter is two! Last year, we had an awesome Boss Baby themed session with him but this year, is the year of the COW! (At least for Porter it is!) Porter loves the farm life right now and he’s a cute little farmer! He loves helping his great grandpa who is just his favorite.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Maternity + Newborn Photographer || Justin + Emily at Mohican Gardens

It wasn’t long ago that we were at Mohican Gardens for Justin and Emily’s wedding reception. Now, Justin and Emily are preparing to greet their first baby, a boy! I could not be more thrilled for them. I love how different and unique this maternity session is being host in a stunning green house! I can not wait to meet their son in the coming weeks. A special thank you to Mohican Gardens for hosting us!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Oh Dear, Landons Here!

Goodness! This family just added the CUTEST little guy to their family! Look at his hair! He’s such a sweet wee babe and I loved getting to spend time with him!!!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Corinne

This little girl has SUCH a personality for a newborn. I love getting to know these little babies in the time during their session. She is just darling and her parents are absolutely SMITTEN with her. Their joy was so contagious!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Kaitlyn

“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.”
– Peter Adams

In this day and age, everyone has a camera in reach. We all know that. What isn’t in reach is the creativity, drive, stamina, and patience that come with the job. (And that’s just the short list!) Just like not everyone could be a nurse, not everyone can be a professional portrait photographer. I admit, my job gets hard. Brides and babies alike cry when they are upset and it’s you’re your job to do everything in your power to make it better. Newborn photography is like hot yoga but in that 85 degree room you’re holding a new soul and a $8000 piece of equipment. It’s not that I just hold a camera, but that I keep everyone feeling good and make them look their best in a creative way.

Kaitlyn is apart of a story that highlights one of the most raw and significant parts of my career that will never leave my mind. Kaitlyn is little sister to Harper. Harper is not just a toddler, but a twin. I was at the hospital on the day of her birth. I was bringing food to a pregnant friend of mine and this family asked me to photograph the urgent event at hand: Harper and her twin, Julie born at 23 weeks. Their chance of survival was a very touchy percentage. Julie passed in the arms of her mother and I photographed her fighting for every second of her life. Silently, I felt so much weight of what I had photographed on their birthdays. It’s something I did not share or spoke with many about because it was such a private and intimate moment where I saw their entire family at their most vulnerable. It may have been the most defining moment that held the meaning of my entire career.

Harper spent months in the NICU and is a very happy and loving little girl. Kaitlyn has now joined their clan. Kaitlyn is the rainbow baby that follows her angel sister, Julie. I wanted to represent her as Spring (since that is her birth season!) because she is new, a fresh growth that brings a new chapter. Also, like her mom requested, putting rainbow tones in things. Kaitlyn was a wonderful baby! You’ll see she gave me a smile and loved clinging to her sister, Harper’s, octopus lovey that is regularly used for preemies who find comfort in holding their cords! (Fun fact!) I know her family is going to enjoy her and I am so happy for their new addition.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Harper Mae

Meet Harper! She was the SWEETEST little soul! She was awake for a few minutes that made for some wonderful shots but then she went to sleep and we had an AMAZING session! Her mama asked for mostly white/cream tones and I was REALLY happy with all the little items I got to dress Harper in!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Bryson

Little Bryson now makes the Mizer family a tribe of FOUR! His little sister was hesitant to get her picture with him at first but I think she warmed up, don’t you?!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Family Photographer || The Kieber Family Is Expecting!

I can not believe the years that have gone by with this family. I remember each session of theirs. From dating, engagement, anniversaries, maternity, newborn and now expecting their second child, it’s just the GREATEST honor. I love these sessions because each time I see them, I get to hear all the new and fun changes in their life! Little DJ has gotten so big!

In a few weeks I will be meeting their son who I know is going to be just as adorable as DJ! I can’t wait to see them all together at their newborn session!

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Maternity + Newborn Photographer || Courtney + Greg

I’ve been eager for these two to have babies since their engagement session! Years ago, I started documenting their journey and it’s all lead to here. I can’t believe soon, their son will be born! We know he’ll have blue eyes for DAYYYS!

Courtney is donned in our new Tiffany blue gown that is provided in our client closet! It will be named after here as she’s the first to wear it! :)

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Mister Jonathan

This little guy has been LONG awaited by his parents and their family! He has been named after his grandpas! (I love that!)

Many of little Jonathan’s images featured sentimental items. A hat and shoes from his grandpas, blankets from family members and a oneie that holds a quote that his parents fully believe, Jonathan was ‘worth the wait’!

I’ve known this couple since photographing their wedding years ago and this little miracle is truly a dream come true! <3

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus Ohio Newborn Photographer || Baby Boy Macoy

Ohhh this little man was a hoot! He was always fake sleeping on me. One minute, he acted like he was out and then I look down at him and I see his little eyes wide open looking at me. It was funny! His parents are so in love with this guy! I loved getting to watch them love on him and talk about his already growing personality!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Little Annie

In 2015, I first met Annie’s parents. Annie was just a thought, a dream ‘down the road’ when we were photographing their engagement portraits and then their wedding day. I wish I could explain the feeling I felt when I was posing Kelli and Casey with their daughter. It’s like a proud, fulfilling feeling mixed with so much joy that they get to begin this experience of parenthood!

Annie is such a sweet little baby. Although she looks like a good mix of both mom and dad, I can tell you that the image of her smiling (below) makes her look SO much like her mama!

Kelli had one special request for her daughter’s portraits. Kelli wanted Annie to be in some Cincinnati Bearcat’s gear to represent the tradition between herself and her father of attending Bearcat games together that will now also include Annie! I just love an adore traditions and how that was represented in this shoot!

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Columbus, Ohio Birth Photography || OSU Wexner Medical Center: Shawn's Rollercoaster Birth

To try to write this birth story accurately is going to be a feat. The emotions that occurred during this birth was overwhelming and unexpected.

Katelyn and Alex, at first glance, are a loving and happy couple. You’d look at them and deem them ‘normal’. That everything is ‘okay’ and they look like your run-of-the-mill, young, married couple. But ya’ll… this is so much more than that.

Alex and Katelyn both are incredibly hard working. With flourishing careers, Katelyn and Alex wanted more for their life together. They checked marriage off the list and were looking for a family. After months of trying, a successful pregnancy was looking further out of reach. Their journey led them to IVF.

I first met them at their maternity session (which you can view here) and I learned more about their journey. Upon meeting Katelyn, you could feel this glow of yearning to meet her baby. The anticipation radiated off of her and Alex both. When they spoke about their pregnancy, you heard the excitement in their voice with this little tinge of heartbreak of what they had been through. Their baby, the pregnancy, is what their hopes and dreams rode on. It was inspiring and emotional just to hear them speak on their experience thus far.

As they drew closer to due date, Alex and Katelyn were in a car accident. During a snow storm, they were driving on the interstate. Alex was driving and as the car exited the road after being hit, Alex took one had from the wheel and covered his wife’s stomach. Katelyn was distraught and panicked, being so close to due date with their baby, Alex comforted her in a calm tone as the car finally came to a stop. Rushed to the hospital, they learned that everyone was okay for the most part.

For them, getting to delivery day was their top goal after everything they went through. When baby was measuring big, doctors recommended Katelyn be induced. When I got the email, I was much looking forward to watching these two meet their son for the first time.

Alex texted me when it was time for me to arrive. I walked back with Alex to Katelyn’s room. Her door was decorated with ‘It’s a boy!’. Upon entering, there were balloons, banners, and decorations everywhere. It was a sign that Katelyn and Alex were not the only ones who traveled this journey and anticipated the arrival of their son, Shawn Alexander. Their family and friends were so emotionally invested and were ready to celebrate little Shawn’s arrival.

Katelyn was in amazing spirits. She was chatty, on her phone texting family and friends and comfortable. Katelyn was 5cm, water had broke and contractions were consistent. It was the perfect recipe for a good delivery.

As time went on, Katelyn’s epidural started to wear. After many attempts at different meds, none of them were totally helping with the pain. The nurse and doctor checked hours later… She was at a 6. Four more hours passed and she was “maybe a seven”, to quote the nurse. Katelyn continued to be uncomfortable and we (Alex, the moms and I) tried to help distract her from the pain. We watched ‘A Star is Born’. We spoke about life, it’s lessons and our faith. And then, we played Uno! We were in the midst of Uno when Katelyn got sick. She started shaking and the woes of labor started to really weigh on her.

It was 11:00pm at that point and we decided to nap. In my mind, something didn’t feel right. Katelyn was progressing so slowly that I felt like something was not right. I’m no medical professional but I just had an inkling. Katelyn was having to be turned and moved every thirty minutes or so because contractions were becoming too close and baby’s heart rate was dropping. After our small power nap, the hours went on. 1am, 2am, then around 3am, Katelyn was just so exhausted. She hadn’t ate since 5:30am that morning. I spoke to her and Alex and told them I would leave to sleep at home. Once I got up in the morning, I would check in and come back whether baby was born or not. We could still get pictures either way.

To be honest, I was completely anticipating waking up to a text saying that baby was born. I wanted that for them. I had grown close to them over this time and wanted so badly for them to have baby Shawn in their arms. I texted at 10am. Alex said baby was not here and they were exploring the c-section option. I told him to keep me updated. I got another text at 2:30pm and Alex said they were doing a c-section right then.

I left my home and traveled to OSU. I admit, over the several times I’ve photographed births and the stories my newborn parents tell me, this was like no other birth. I had never left a laboring mom before only to come back and baby still not be here. This was new territory for me and only a reminder that, truly, no birth is like another. They are all different.

I arrived at the hospital at about 4pm. I hadn’t had a single text from Alex. I entered the labor and delivery waiting room to a large group with unsettled faces. All of them were waiting on baby Shawn. Alex’s mother asked ‘They are still back there….’ and my face told it all. Alex’s mom saw my face and said ‘Yeah, I thought so…’ My heart dropped because we had no idea what was happening. In my experience, an emergency c-section has been about 45 minutes. Maybe an hour and 15 minutes. But over two hours (it was 4:45pm at this point) and we were all praying everything was okay. Family members were crying, on the phone, reading their bibles and praying. Eyes waited for the body that would cross the clicking doors, hoping someone would tell them, tell us, what was going on.

Alex, in his red Ohio logo-ed shirt finally crossed the view of the waiting room to walk towards us. We could all feel ourselves leaning closer, as the seconds that passed to read his face couldn’t tell us quick enough what was going on. Alex’s lips broke into an upward curve revealing a smile only a new daddy could have. ‘EVERYONE IS OK. Everyone is doing ok.’ he said. Everyone got up at once and hugged the person closest to them. There was a wave of relief over the room. ‘Praise JESUS!’ and ‘THANK YOU GOD’ exclaimed from each family member as they crowded around Alex. He said, ‘Everyone is doing good. He wasn’t breathing well at first but he’s ok now. Katelyn’s asleep too. She’s out!’ Everyone began hugging Alex and then he took off his glasses. Everyone fell silent.

’The moment he held onto my finger was the minute I knew everything was going to be ok.’ and Alex broke into tears. Guys, this dad…. he was a rock the entire time. He was coordinating with everyone. Made sure Katelyn had what she needed. He was a servant to his family in such a graceful way. I know that Alex’s first moment with his son was not only filled with joy, but a huge rush of relief.

I waited as Katelyn’s nurse (and best friend) guided me back to the recovery area where Katelyn and baby Shawn bonded. As the curtain turn back, I was surprised as Katelyn was bright eyed and smiling as she was breastfeeding her son. In everything Katelyn did, it was filled with pride and so much tender love. She completely changed. Her voice was soft and every word said to baby Shawn was meant to verbally cuddle him. She was in love in a way she didn’t knew existed, but every mother knows well.

In my time in recovery with Alex and Katelyn, they were glowing. Being in their presence you felt happiness and contentment. Alex got to do his first diaper change with his son that came with comical facial expressions. Then, Katelyn’s best friend/nurse got the grandmas and lined them up behind the recovery curtain. She pulled back the curtain to reveal the new family and I thought the grandmas were going to melt to the floor, because their hearts definitely did. They crowded around and ooh-ed and ahh-ed over little Shawn. From dimples to hair, hands to toes, they were loving every bit of him. Katelyn looked up at her grandmother and said ‘He’s got your eyes!’ and her lip quivered and her face lit up. She was just overjoyed and honored for Katelyn to compare the two.

Katelyn and Alex, I want to thank you for their incredible experience. As a complete stranger, I’m thankful for your vulnerability during this process. You two have endured so much and to have gotten to witness and document it is a once in a lifetime experience. To their families, I can not thank you enough for your love, kindness, and welcoming spirit. As a photographer, the more comfortable I am, the better I can do my job. You made me feel like family and I don’t think it’s something I’ll every forget or take for granted. Katelyn and Alex are extremely lucky to have a family like you all. Your presence alone was so much support for them that I know they couldn’t have gotten through this without you.

Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Little Fenleigh

This little lady was a total sweetheart! She was so good for her session! You can not believe how precious her two year old brother is too! He LOVES her. He was so sweet and gentle with her. I just loved watching him be so interested in her.

I am so happy I got to meet little Fenleigh’s family. And, oh my goodness isn’t her name precious?! I’m in love with it!

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Portrait Photographer || The Ladies of LIFT [The Loft]

Friends, meet Ramey, Hayden and Morgann. Three brilliant, strong, resilient boss ladies who are, in my opinion, some of the most educated and talented hair and make up artists there are in central Ohio. If you don’t know them, you should. They have a loft in the Columbus, Ohio / Polaris Mall area but also service clients for hair and make up on location.

I met Ramey through one of my clients. I was on the journey for a hair stylist who could battle my red tint to my hair when I wanted it lightened and I could really get along with. I invest a lot in my hair and it’s one of my ‘self care’ treats when I get my hair done. When I go to a stylist, I need to feel cared for. No, not babied. I just need a friend who I can talk to and get along with in addition to trusting with my hair! Ramey was that person. We instantly clicked and later on I met Morgann (and Layken!) and then Hayden. These ladies are so passionate. They truly care. They believe in honesty, inner and outer beauty and truly truly care for each person they serve. They are very much like me but in the cosmetology field.

I am thankful to have these ladies in my life. I’m even more thankful they entrusted me with these portraits. I know and love a lot of people in the beauty field yet they are the very first ones to ask me to photograph their salon/team for them. It really means a lot to me and is a check off my bucket list! I know these ladies have some really amazing additions and ventures coming to their business. They are smart and I know they have tons of room to grow even from where they are now! I’m lucky to know them <3

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LIFT the loft’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lift-The-Loft-609447652803975/
Ramey’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/rameyhoover/
Morgann’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/morgolivia_/
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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer || Miss Beatrice's First Portraits

In 2016, I first met Beatrice’s (Bea) parents on a rainy day, their wedding day. Cara and Stephen were the most wonderful people to serve on such a rainy day. Cara was so accepting and easy going about the rain. I really loved working with them then. In my line of work, it only takes 15 minutes to know if you’ll really ‘click’ with your clients. With Cara and Stephen, I was hoping I would see them again. (You can view their wedding here: http://www.envphotographyy.com/blogentries/2016/5/26/mount-vernon-ohio-columbus-ohio-wedding-photographer-the-barn-at-heather-glen-mr-mrs-wilkinson?rq=wilkinson)

Fast forward to months ago, I got an email from Cara. I was overjoyed at her news that she and Stephen were expecting a special gift that they had long waited for! Their little bundle’s gender was going to be revealed on birthday so I eagerly awaited for the email from Cara. (Those emails always make me nervous! I constantly pray that everything goes smoothly!) I got the email sooner than expected that sweet Beatrice Ruth Marie had entered the world and graced the arms of Cara and Stephen, welcoming them to parenthood.

I was so happy to host this little family in my studio. I love when my clients return, especially with more family members than before! haha. Thank you Cara and Stephen for allowing me to have this pleasure of cuddling, soothing and photographing Beatrice for three hours. I can not believe you guys are parents! God is so good! In these images, Beatrice is wearing her late Great Grandmother’s pearls and also coxied up to her mother’s wedding dress and childhood doll in her very first portraits.

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Mount Vernon, Ohio / Columbus, Ohio Maternity Photographer || The Crawford's Maternity Portraits

Years ago, I had the chance to photograph Jennifer and Matt’s wedding day! I recently got an email from Jennifer explaining that she and Matt were expecting their rainbow baby! I was beyond excited at the news and looked forward to the day of their session.

Because of the winter temps, we did half of their session in studio and the remaining half outside. Jennifer is wearing our Marilu gown in the studio portraits and our white gown with the Promise skirt from our designer friends at Chicaboo! I loved that Jennifer got to use gowns from our client closet to celebrate the upcoming birth of their baby!

I can not wait to see them and meet their son!

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