Fall Family Session: Family Photographer Columbus Ohio

Oh the Benton Family….I enjoy every opportunity I have to photograph them. I have done extended family sessions for them, newborn sessions, snow maternity session, and fun pregnancy announcement, baby Tate’s birth, and SOOOOO much more with them. This time, Tabitha contacted m wanting fall photos and to update photos of baby Tate as he grows through the year. I was ecstatic when I found a beautiful small park with the most glorious golden hour light. It is seriously one of my favorite places now to do fall family photos. And it is SOOO close to our Gahanna studio:-) Our own piece of photography heaven.

Tessa, the adorable red headed girl, used to be one of my hardest subjects to get to smile. It would take her almost the full hour session to warm up to me and start smiling, But not any more!! She still acts shy at first, but I think she is finally getting used to me:-) She loves to play with her parents, pose with her brother, and be a little model for me. I look forward to spending many more sessions with this family! It is one of my favorite parts of this job….to grow artistically and in friendship with my clients.

Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL session!!!



Thomas Newborn Session: Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer

This little man was such a special session for me (Erin) to do. Katrina, Thomas’ mom, used to assist me early in my photography career. She would second shoot for me at weddings, travel with me all over Ohio shooting weddings, assist in mini sessions and soon became a very good friend.

Katrina left the photography community to pursue her accounting degree, and life got busy. However, she would refer clients my way, and a few years went by and she was contacting me for her OWN newborn photos.

I was blessed to capture her birth as well, and if Katrina is ok with it, will be posting a blog about that, but until then, here are some adorable photos of baby Thomas.

Katrina’s one request was a fox hat….and we obliged with a beautiful fall set up including a fox newborn hat.





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Maternity Wardrobe: Columbus Ohio Maternity Photographer

This post has been a long time coming!!! Many of our clients already know that we supply an array of different maternity gowns. However, it seemed that the same 3-5 gowns had been selected with each session. I knew the reason behind this is because people tend to gravitate towards things they have SEEN. So, in order to allow for a larger assortment of my beautiful maternity dresses to be used, we decided to do a maternity dress look book.

 

I realized quickly that my dress collection had grown to over 35 gowns, and needed a fun way to show potential clients the selection. Bringing them into the closet wasn't enough, because it is hard to visualize a dress on a hanger physically on your body. So I am rectifying that!! I will be showing a beautiful look book during pre-session consultation and planning sessions. I also have a nice online gallery to send those wanting more time to choose their perfect dress. 

 

THANK YOU to all my willing models who came in to sport their pregnant bellies.  There were lots of outfit changes, but all of the pregnant mamas were good sports. 

 

Now, currently, the images for most of the dresses are more catalog style. As we start photographing some of these beauties on location, I will update the photos. We have some great selections from vendors such as Sew Trendy Accessories, who personally is my favorite maternity gown designer. My VERY FIRST maternity dress, "The Marilyn" , also happens to still be one of the go to favorites of my pregnant moms. Enjoy this sneak peek of the dresses, and book your session now to get a look at our full catalog!!

 

Click on preview box to see full image of dresses!

Minimalist Newborn Session:: Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer

If any of you know me personally, then you know I LOVE babies. Newborn sessions are my absolute favorite. I have always loved babies, and capturing the sweet little details of them. About 2 years ago, I became interested in minimalist newborn photography and took a workshop. I instantly became hooked! I majored in Fine Arts at Ohio University, and one of my absolute favorite classes was minimalism in painting. The use of light, and negative space as always intrigued me, and now that I know how to accomplish this with newborns just makes my heart sing!

 

I was contacted by Ashley a few months before her due date, for newborn photos. I had secretly been hoping she would reach out, as Ashley and I were pregnant together at the same time! We both were pregnant with our rainbow babies, and really got to connect with our little chats about how excited and anxious we were. Also, I had been following her blog Grow Gardner Grow  which was all about her pregnancy, her rainbow baby, and even more exciting, guessing what the baby was! I had totally guess boy, and come time, I was totally wrong! Sweet Miss Eloise joined Ashley and her husband Matt, and was absolutely gorgeous. 

 

Since Ashley and Matt had no idea what the baby would be, she had asked if we could keep everything very neutral, and just let the pictures do the talking. I was over the moon! What a perfect opportunity to show off this beautiful style of photography. We kept the setups all white and cream, with only variations in textures with wraps and bonnets. Miss Eloise even gave up a sweet little grin. Check out her sweet pictures below!

Minimalistic Newborn Session:: Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photographer

About two years ago, Ashley, photographer and blogger from Grow Gardner Grow asked me to photographer her sweet Eloise. You can read about Eloise's session here.  

 

So, when Ashley e-mailed me in March, asking me to photograph her second little one, I was thrilled. Eloise's session was one of my favorites, and I even tried (and failed) to recreate it with my son when he was born. It was so simple, and really accentuated the purity of the brief stage of newborn babies. I was even more excited to find out she was due on my birthday!

 

Well, just like her older sister, Hatsy June was late, and we didn't get to share a birthday. To say she looks just like her older sister, Eloise, would be an understatement. This is why I love repeat clients! Not only do you get to watch a family grow, you get to see similarities, and differences in siblings. Like her older sister, Hatsy was perfectly content with being awake for most of her session. She was more interested in what I was doing, than sleeping. However, she gave me some wonderful sleepy photos with her family, and big sister! Eloise wasn't too sure about holding Hatsy, which can be expected at that age, however, she did a beautiful pose with baby sister sitting. 

 

We kept the set up simple, like before, expect we added a beautiful mint dress from Dollcake and some mint headbands and layering pieces I picked up or made before the shoot. I am CRAVING spring, and this crazy April snow isn't helping!

 

I absolutely love how the simple splash of mint and pink was just enough with the simple setup we had, and perfectly tied everything together.