Being able to share my voice is a gift I don't want to ever take for granted. This blog is a window to my heart & my business. You'll be able to enjoy my latest sessions & photography tips.  But I'll also be sharing more of my passions like pursuing a simpler lifestyle and personal images from our day to day.


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Shae & Payton | Winter Maternity Session | Dayton Ohio Photographer

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” -George Sand here A snowy winter maternity session was always a session I really wanted to do. One of those unicorn sessions I had on my bucket list since I started my business. A friend of mine referrred Shae & Payton to […]

March 19, 2019


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March Goals

I’ve been patiently waiting for March to arrive. It feels like our winter has been forever long. But it usually feels like that here in the Midwest. Winter starts in early November and doesn’t fully leave until early April. It’s the longest season by far around here. Reflecting on February’s Goals Monthly Goals Enjoy a […]

March 8, 2019


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How to Prepare for Maternity Leave

Well, my sweet (and final) baby just turned 1! I know…I can hardly believe it. I figured this would be a great time to share how to prepare for maternity leave. This was the second time I did a maternity leave as an entrepreneur. I’ve learned a few things along the way that I hope […]

February 19, 2019


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Marriett Christmas Family Session | Dayton Family Photographer | Something Old Dayton

“Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.” Here I am, shamelessly sharing a Christmas family session in February! Just a little more than a year ago, Angelina & I were planning their Christmas tree farm maternity session and their lifestyle newborn […]

February 5, 2019


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February Goals

Look at me, I’m on time with my monthly goals post! Before moving on to February’s goals, I want to take a minute to look back at January’s monthly goals. Reflecting on January’s Goals Little by little, I made progress with focus. Not as much as I had planned, but I’m choosing grace over perfection. […]

February 1, 2019


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Twin Lifestyle Newborn Session | Robert + Phillip | Dayton Newborn Photographer | Kettering, OH

Twin Lifestyle Newborn Session | Robert + Phillip I’ve had the privilege of photographing multiple sets of twins (1, 2, 3, 4) over the years, so I was excited to get the opportunity to do it again earlier this month. These sweet boys couldn’t wait to meet their Mom & Dad because they broke Mama’s […]

January 29, 2019


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January Goals

Last week, I shared my 2019 goals and the process I took to determine what was most important for me this year. Each month, I’m going to share which smaller goals I’m focusing on to check off those big goals by the end of the year. Some of my yearly goals may not be fully checked off […]

January 23, 2019


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2019 Goals

Every year, I get so excited for January 1st. I just love a fresh start. New year, new goals, new opportunities. Goal setting is something I’ve loved since I was a kid. It gets me all jazzed up. I’ve learned over the years that I will feel flustered & anxious if I don’t have a […]

January 16, 2019


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Year in Review – 2018

When I go back and review my goals for 2018, I’m reminded of how much progress I made this past year. I thought it would be hard to come up with specific victories that happened. Oftentimes, the past 12 months felt like a blur with almost constant demands of three young children and a business […]

January 8, 2019


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How to Avoid Burnout as a Photographer | Photographer Burnout Tips

The first traces of fall make me literally giddy. The temps drop at night, there is a crispness in the air and I’m craving everything pumpkin. The changing leaves signify the start of a new season that includes some of my most favorite things…football, sweaters and boots. My least favorite thing…photographer burnout. Fall is the […]

September 27, 2018


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