Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Many people often ask me how I got started in photography and I always laugh and say it was because of my cat, Misty. But it truly is this one image that really made me want to be a photographer. I remember taking a class in high school called Art Photo just for fun. We shot with black and white film and we used darkrooms to develop our own prints and film. We had little assignments like "take a picture of a mailbox, people in work clothes, feet, etc." We were then allowed to use the rest of our frames left on the roll to photograph anything that we thought would make a great picture. It wasn't until I took this photo with my $5 Walmart plastic camera of my cat as one of those extras that I was really drawn to photography. I was amazed at how light can really influence an image. Some people looked at the photo and thought it was upside down and I loved the fact that I made people think when they looked at it. This photo is a snapshot of time. Misty always laid on the couch soaking up the warm sun and sleeping and it made me see that even the most ordinary of situations can make an extraordinary photography. That year I won a photography award for that photo and I started thinking that this could be something I really enjoyed. I then became involved in my high school yearbook as a photographer and continued taking high level photography classes and made the decision to go to college and major in Commercial Photography. I had my heart set on photography and there was no one stopping me.

It's a very sad day for me today as this sweet little kitty has passed away. She will continue to bring me inspiration in my photography and I will always remember her as the one that made me find my passion and the one that started it all...

Monday, May 16, 2011


i'm so excited for heather + jeff's wedding this weekend! i had such a fun time running around cincinnati with them for their engagement session. funny story, while i was getting a shot of their shoes i was down on the ground and apparently a passerby thought something was wrong so he yelled to the policemen standing by "we got one down!" we cracked up and and told them i was fine, just getting that perfect shot! :) we ended the evening with some yummy graeters!

Friday, May 13, 2011


the weather has been unseasonably warm the past few days after a few weeks of nonstop rain, but i'm not complaining! i grabbed some of my favorite flowers today, ranunculus. i love their curvy stems and springy colors!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


after weeks of rain, the clouds cleared and we had a beautiful sunny day for emily + nic's engagement session in columbus. we shot around ohio state's campus and the short north. we ended at their favorite spot betty's. now that i know where it is, they said i HAVE to go there before i see them for their wedding :) looks like i know where i'm headed next time i'm in columbus! can't wait for these guys wedding in a month!