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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Lifestyle Family Photographer | West Family | Dayton, OH

This sweet & kind family is my cousin with all of her boys. Emily & I have a long standing tradition that goes way back, like 25 years back. Each summer, we would often be together for an entire week and I still remember those fun weeks in Indiana. 6 cousins and nothing to do […]

September 10, 2019

Families

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Hayes Family | Dayton Family Photographer | Oakes Quarry Park

It is always an honor for a family to ask me to be their photographer. I don’t take it lightly because I know how much our family photos mean to me every single time we have them taken. They are a peak into our life as a whole family. Not mom or dad behind the […]

August 27, 2019

Families

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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

Maternity

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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

Personal

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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

Personal

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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

Families

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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

Personal

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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

Newborns

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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

Personal

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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

Personal

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