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This years sessions will be held on the following dates. All other dates, times, sets and locations will be subject to availability and standard portrait pricing.

Pricing for these dates can be found here.

For full details and to pay your deposit click here.

Fall & Classic outdoor sessions

These sessions will be held in one of three locations dependent on date, time and what the leaves decide to do during the time of your session. Location will be discussed upon scheduling. Good for families or children of sitting age as well as couples. Pets are also welcome at specific locations.

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Saturday, Oct. 15 & 22

Monday,October 24

Tuesday, October 25

Wednesday, October 26

Urban Outdoor Sessions, Studio Holiday and Studio Simplicity Sessions

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Urban sessions will be held in Camp Washington near the American Sign Museum.

Studio Sessions will be held at Studio N Photography in Westwood.

Themes and sets for Holiday sessions will be posted when sample sessions are complete.  Studio Sessions are good for children of sitting age and groups of up to 3 children. Simplicity sessions you will have your choice of 3 backdrops and are good for families of up to 5 and couples. Contact the studio if you have more than 5 in your family and are interested in a studio session. 

These sessions can be scheduled on any of the following days:

 Monday through Thursday between October 17-November 22nd

One Saturday only, November 5th


2016 Limited Edition Themed Session


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These sessions are good for families and children of sitting age as well as couples.

Thursday, October 27th 4-8 pm

Wednesday, November 9th 4-8 pm

To schedule your appointment call 513-245-1097 or email

A non refundable session fee will be required to hold your session date and time. inspriation

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Two weeks ago I got to fly out to Chandler, AZ to meet little Miss Callie! I’ve known her mommy for about 8 years after meeting her and becoming close friends during my stint working at Nationwide Insurance the year I started my own business in Columbus, OH. That job was a blessing in more ways then one. I met friends I will have for a lifetime and it allowed me the opportunity to focus on starting up my business without focusing on how I was going to pay the bills. I was only there for under a year before my business was on its feet and running! I kept all of my buddies though in the office and Leeanna and I stayed really close. Such an amazing friend and such an amazing supporter of my work! I have been there for all of Leeanna and her Husband Pauls major life moments thus far. Their engagement, wedding, first born and now Little Miss Callie’s arrival! I was excited the day Lee called me to tell me she was having another baby and knew I’d be requested at some point to make the trip out to photograph this beautiful addition to their family! So without further ado meet Callie and her Big Brother Aiden. Your family is so adorable I could cry! I’m so happy for you guys and know that you are living your dreams. Thanks for having me be a part of watching your love unfold. 🙂



Someone loves their Daddy…




All Boy!


Sweet Baby Smiles are the best!


Being able to photograph newborns outside in October = amazing!




Your little family is too perfect! <3 you guys!




I love little baby lips.


Momma and her girl.

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This is Red Trabue Nature Preserve in Dublin, OH it used to be, and still is one of my favorite places to photograph there. Meet Ava & Luke! They are too funny! Their Mommy is a friend of mine from growing up back home in Youngstown. We had a great time giggling at the park! The last time I photographed them Luke was just a few days old! So cute! I love catching up and seeing how big your kiddos get! 11x14STN_6407





64109_10201619839236983_875801864_nOver the last few weeks I have been going through an overhaul of pricing, procedures and policies for the studio to try and create the best experience possible for all of you! I recently attended the PPA SMS 3 day Business Breakthroughs workshop where all of my business matters were analyzed by A few of the top Portrait Photographers in the Industry. EEK! Talk about scary. Its kind of like going to the principals office only knowing the only thing that will come out of it will be really great things if you can just listen to the advice your peers are giving you and trust that they know what they are talking about! That being said there were lots of sessions going on around that time that I really wanted to post on the blog since Facebook likes to crunch them up and make them much less pretty than they really are. So here you go! I will be trying to post images every Friday as they become available. Hold me to it!



Welcome Baby Madison to the world! Her 5 brothers and sisters and proud Mamma and Pappa couldn’t love her more!



Such a sweet little profile….Mom’s favorite image.


Miss Meadow Mae turned one! We had a big celebration in Youngstown and had to take her Annual (soon to be annual) pool and bathing suit picture! We couldn’t forget her furry brothers for this session…they were beyond thrilled!




Pretty stinkin’ cute right?!


Little Gavin got to have his day to play in the Mud in Youngstown and had a blast! I think Mom, Dad and myself ended up a little dirtier by the end than this guy did!





OH SUMMER! Another Youngstown Session with the amazing Giada and Nicholas! Seriously some cuteness here! I can barely stand it!










Wow, this session!!! Every little thing fell into place (after a rain re-schedule and a second re-schedule to make sure we got the truck) and what an awesome thing to get to do, photograph one of my former photography students and her ADORABLE family!!! Kandice had some great ideas of her own so we worked off of those and I threw some suggestions her way as well to come up with what is pretty much an out of the ball park conceptual/styled session. Kandice’s husband Noah is a performing songwriter (check out his amazing music here.) So we knew that his guitar and all things music should be included in the session. I mentioned how fun it would be to have a classic truck for the session and Kandice jumped on that and got us a truck! What fun! I’ve photographed her little boy Cash in the past and that boy has style all his own, loves hats and I think we made him a cape out of paper last time I photographed him! Little Waylon smiled from the time I laid eyes on him until we left, with those two little bottom teeth sparkling in the sun! That love you see in these images…that’s the real deal. Its no fancy photoshop or posing magic. I barely had to direct these guys on “snuggling” they’ve got the lovin’ part down pat! So happy we got to do this Kandice!!! You guys are amazing! STN_3088











Yep Little Man has a pin that says YOLO. How can you not love this kid?! STN_3415

I’m pretty sure Kandice grabbed a shot of me taking this shot, because I was upside down and he was copying me! So funny!


Without direction and me a long ways away….STN_2975

Her boys love her…

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A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting this Mamma and two of her girls at the JinkyArt workshop in Oxford, OH. They were models for our shoots and they were just so sweet! We’ve been friends ever since! Her girls make great little models and they are just so much fun. They finally got in for a full family session since the addition of their little brother who just turned 1! The love they share is bursting in their giggles and smiles. I cannot wait to watch all of these little kiddos grow…so happy to have spent the day with ALL of you! Oh Also check out this family’s awesome style!! They took advantage of the complimentary Family Styling portfolio offered with all family sessions currently at Studio N! Gone are the days of matching white shirts and Khaki’s 🙂















Brothers playing in the park on a beautiful day! I’ve photographed these boys since they were infants! Growing too fast!!!






A little treat for my friend for Mother’s Day since I was in town. Jolene is a photographer in my childhood hometown of Youngstown, OH. She is the owner of Studio 217 and someone I talk to almost every day about photography, her kids antics and just life. We share war stories about the industry and lean on each other for support.  We also know how to cut loose together when we get the rare chance! So when I saw her snapchat video message of her run through the park with Blue bells, I knew I wanted to shoot there and thought, why don’t we update your family photos! Photographers rarely get the chance to capture their own memories while we are so busy capturing yours so its always something fun to do for a fellow photographer. Her kiddos are gorgeous and as a family they just burst with fun and love. Its always hard photographing another photographers family, kind of nerve racking actually. I hope you love the rest of your session! See you soon!









There has been more than one occasion where someone has told me, “when I get married one day,” or “when I have a baby one day,” “I want you to photograph it.” I’m always flattered and just love the fact that photographs are that important to some people that they would plan their photographer before the event even happened in their life. Its why I do what I do. But lets be honest, people move away, you lose touch, “other” options come up. But when Melissa told me one night that she couldn’t wait to get married so I could photograph her wedding one day, I had this feeling that when she found that amazing man I’d be getting a call! Lets back track.

Melissa and I played softball together back in the day in Youngstown. We were kids, she went to a different high school, we had the same mutual friends. It wasn’t until after High School though that we started to see each other over the holidays when we were both in town to visit our families. This is when I had that conversation about photographs with her. Fast forward.

About 3 years ago I started seeing all of these wonderful happy photos of Melissa and this handsome man pop up on Facebook. In an instant I knew she was in love and I immediately started commenting to that fact. Then a little less than a year ago I saw this.

Shortly after I received that awesome message about “finding the man of my dreams and we are getting MARRIED!” Before you knew it I was whisked away for my first ever trip to NYC to meet Jaime and do an amazing engagement session in the city. I’ve never been (with as much traveling as I do) so I was so very excited. Meeting  Jaime for the first time I knew within minutes why Melissa loved him so. One of the sweetest most genuine and generous people I’ve ever met, he treated me like we’ve known each other for years! I can’t think of a better way that I could have spent my first NYC trip. Over the course of 5 days in the big city we went out about 3 different times to create an amazing set of engagement photographs. If you can’t tell these two are in LOVE with each other beyond words, wait until you see the wedding photos! So much love in one place, but also so much love coming from other places. With friends and family all over the place ecstatic that these two amazing people found each other no one could be happier for them!

To my delight the newly engaged couple told me that their wedding would be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico! Another place I had not yet been and beach weddings are the best! I couldn’t wait to be a part of an amazing day filled with love and so much fun among Melissa and Jaime and their guests. The build up started with the engagement session in NYC where I got to meet lots of their friends, or should I say NYC family? Lots of planning and love went into what has been dubbed as PR420!

I won’t go into a ton of details and let the photos speak for themselves, but the wedding was held at La Concha resort in San Juan. Around 80 of J & M’s closest family and friends made the trip to celebrate what is sure to be a future full of love and memories. I couldn’t be happier for the two of you and more thankful to have people like you in my life. You deserve every ounce of love that you and your family and friends showed over this magical weekend of festivities. Thank you for letting me fall in love with two new cities and for being there to capture this heart felt day. Not a dry eye in the place! <3 you both!