Cincinnati Child Photographer

Last Minute Gift Certificate Sale! Going on NOW!

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It’s not too late to give the gift of forever! The perfect gift for the loved ones in your life is the gift of a captured memory! Here are a few NEVER FORGOTTEN Holiday gifting ideas:

  • Buy your wife a session for the kids or a family portrait!

  • Buy grandma a family session and gather the whole crew!

  • Buy your girlfriend a couple’s session or a boudoir session (its a gift for you too!)

  • Have an entrepreneur in your life? Give the gift of headshots or a branding package to get their website off the ground running!

  • Gift certificates for the photography lover in your life to use towards workshops, one on one photography classes or mentoring!

For a limited time only purchase a Creative Session Fee ($175 plus tax) Gift Certificate for a studio or on location session for up to 5 people and receive a complimentary 11x14 Fine Art Print ($115 value) now through December 24th at 2 pm!

OR

Gift Certificates in any other dollar amount receive an extra $25 with every $100 purchased! (through December 24th at 2 pm)

This is a great option for previous sessions to purchase additional prints, products and Wall Art or for 2019 specialty sessions and Photography workshops!




Sophia & Sebastian

Sometimes the best locations are right where you least expect them. As a photographer it’s my job to find those places, find the perfect light and to have a vision for your session. This session couldn’t have come together more perfectly! I won’t say too much on this post and let the images speak for themselves. Also they are a surprise for Christmas cards so no tagging or sharing :) I have permission to post here though! Enjoy…these are some of my favorite new images!

Note: this is a fully custom Creative Session. That means date, time and location are chosen for a specific look. These sessions are given priority for those golden light hours everyone loves! It’s Ohio so we don’t always luck out with sun when we want it but we always have a back up plan! If this is the style you love and want for your family portraits call early to make sure the right time and dates are available for your session.

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Emanuel, Julian & Stella

These little cuties came down from Columbus for a Summer Session with me here in Cincinnati! I know their mommy from High School where we cheered together and caused a ruckus with our other Cheer Pals. I remember all of the fun like it was yesterday! The last time I saw Mom in person though (thanks Facebook for keeping us all so close and up to date these days) was in Venice, Italy in 1999.

What was so amazing about the last time I saw her was that it wasn't planned! See Allison was stationed overseas and I hadn't talked to her since High School, let's say in 1995, when she graduated. I was in Italy for the Summer studying and visiting family and we decided to take a trip to Venice on a Sunday. It was going to be so much fun. However, my friends and I were on a 1:00 train from Florence and didn't realize, until we were halfway there, that the last train out of Venice was at 7:00. That wouldn't be nearly enough time to see the sights and experience Venice the way we wanted to. It was also the middle of Summer and we didn't bring a change of clothes. But we decided to get a hotel room, stay the night, and leave instead the next day. It was such a great idea because there was a huge fireworks display that night on the banks of the Arno celebrating one of the churches and we really got to experience the culture of the city.

So we were beat, we were sweaty and stinky, and we were ready to get back to Florence the next morning. We plopped down on some steps outside the train station to wait for our trains arrival in a few hours because our feet were done. Low and behold I hear "Natalie?!, Oh my gawdddd!" I looked up and there she was! Randomly in Venice with friends for the day! My cousin was with me and had her trusty disposable camera out and snapped the interaction as it happened! So cool! I posted the photos at the end of this post if you'd like to see. It was such an amazing memory that we still talk about to this day! I can't believe we have pictures to remember it!

Ok so on to seeing each other again for the first time in person in OMG 19 years!!! Almost to the day at that! I got to hug her again and meet her 3 beautiful children and play in the park with them! Dad couldn't make it but I was able to sneak mom in for some of the fun! These kids are adorable and I am so thankful she asked me to capture their portraits! 

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I made sure to tell mom to bring snacks for the kids for after the long drive and they were chowing down on these plums. Look at this baby's eyes! LOVE! 

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Thanks so much for coming down and catching up! You don't look a day older than the last time I saw you and exactly the way I remember you! I had so much fun looking at your babies while editing and noticing all of their little features that remind me of you! Next time I hope to get to meet dad and so much time won't have passed before we can catch up again!!

xoxo - Natalie

"OMG what?"

"OMG what?"

"Are you serious?"

"Are you serious?"

Cheer pic for good measure (she's gonna kill me ;)). That's me front row on the left - I had Mono for what felt like 3 months before they diagnosed what was wrong with me, so the start of my Sophomore year was a little rocky. That's Allison on the right, front row. This photo is great! Also, I've photographed 5 of these girl's families over the years...how awesome is that? 

Cheer pic for good measure (she's gonna kill me ;)). That's me front row on the left - I had Mono for what felt like 3 months before they diagnosed what was wrong with me, so the start of my Sophomore year was a little rocky. That's Allison on the right, front row. This photo is great! Also, I've photographed 5 of these girl's families over the years...how awesome is that? 

The Erjavic Boys

There has been nothing but joy watching these boys grow! Brooks, Mason and Hudson's mommy is a childhood friend who grew up down the street from me. I always thought Jami was the coolest chick and looked up to her growing up. We were cheerleaders together in High School and for the most part, the only girls on the squad doing back-handsprings across the field. We went to the same gymnastics center together, and I was lucky to be invited into her friend circle in High School...she even let me borrow her super cool jeans that she wore in her Senior Pictures for a few days (think 90's grunge, a little punk a lot of holes and patches). Too many memories to list, but nothing has made Jami cooler than being a mom to these GORGEOUS children! It's been amazing to see her become a mom and I know she is a pretty cool wife to her hubby Joe too. I digress....check out these studs! 

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We all jumped in the SUV and took a ride around the corner from their house to find a spot to get some updated photos of these boys because they grow entirely too fast! It was the perfect light and non-descript location to jump out. Classic PWT and jeans and all the personality in the world make for a great session!  

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Oh Mason, you little Model! He's such a character and says the funniest things. He kept us laughing the whole time. 

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Since he was a baby Hudson has always had the most piercing eyes and beautiful olive skin. I fell in love with this baby the first time I met him...now he's looking more like a teenager!

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Oh Brooks you sweet sweet little boy! He's a lover and cuddle bug and doesn't like to share his mommy with the other boys. Hang on tight Jami, keep him small forever! 

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Perfection! 

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You boys are so much fun and smart and handsome and I'm lucky to get to be a part of your lives. But stop growing k? 

xoxo - Natalie

The Adventures of Alice & Bruce

Alice and Bruce are best friends that live in an old firehouse turned Art gallery, wood shop, artist studios, educational makers space and their home! Alice's parents founded Wave Pool Gallery in wonderful Camp Washington and are pillars in the art community as well as some really friendly faces you will often see in the neighborhood! We've all become fast friends and look forward to our community continuing to grow.

We photographed Alice just before she left to spend her 4th birthday in Sardinia, Italy with her parents while her momma is doing and artist residency! This is a kid after my own heart, celebrating birthdays on vacation is my kind of party! We chose to photograph Alice and her pup in their neighborhood and in our new Neighbor's yard where Alice likes to play, pretend and explore. 

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We started the session at the Razzle Camp mural on the side of Wave Pool Gallery. A collaboration with ArtWorks, Wave Pool Gallery and Heartfelt Tidbits to celebrate the refugee community living in Cincinnati. Artist Christian Davies worked with refugee families to create the design. The design comes from a pattern of different traditional textiles from the countries represented by refugees in Cincinnati. 

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We then moved to our new Camp Washington resident and friend, Andrew's home. Andrew is a photographer who recently moved into a really gorgeous home near the gallery with a beautiful garden and gated yard. Alice had her run of the place so I just followed along! 

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After our session and before our lunch at Camp Washington Chili (where we discovered they have a chili melt, OMG!!), we stopped at the Camp Washington Neighborhood Center to talk to WCPO about the USPS worker Shortage, missing mail and how the community has been affected. Alice in true form, as I have seen her many times at many events, entertained herself. While mom was giving an interview she walked over to this little stoop and started looking through her new Italian workbook from her friend Andrew. She sat until it was done and we headed off to lunch! Such a wonderful family, community and sweet spirited little girl! 

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So glad we got to capture this milestone age. Before you know it she will be off to high school and leading us! I'm enjoying your adventures in Italy on social media and we look forward to having you all back home!

Baci e abbracci! - Natalie

Beatrice|8 month milestone session

They grow up entirely too quick! Little Beatrice, one of the "Kuhlkids," is the 4th little love to experience her first year in photos with me from her family. She is the baby sis to a big sister and twin big brothers! I've had the pleasure of capturing them all since birth and sharing their first year with each of them. I also get to see the entire family once a year for several years now all the way back to mom and dad's Engagement session! These blonde beauties are always a joy and full of laughter and personality. Check out little Miss! You are the sweetest! xoxo - Natalie

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The Hezleps

It's always a mix of emotions when a fellow photographer contacts you to photograph their family. I am flattered, then panicked, then excited and then panicking again! Sessions with other photographers can go many different ways. I have to prove myself as a fellow professional, that yes, indeed their children (and hubby) are going to cooperate with me, I am indeed a magician in that realm and that they are going to love their photos. All while trying to be the most creative I possibly can be, showing my super powers as a photographer and artist, making everyone comfortable and happy and enjoy themselves (which if you are a kid of a photographer, the last thing you probably want to be doing is having your photos taken....again). It's a roller coaster! Being on the other end is also exhausting as a photographer having your family photos, wedding photos, any photos done! Did I pick the right thing to wear, are my kids going to listen and behave, do I look ok (really I should know how to stand, I pose people all day long, why can't I do it backwards?)...it goes on and on. But in the end we both end up so happy and wondering what we were ever worried about in the first place! 

So when Lisa from Hezlep Photography emailed me last Summer about getting on my books I was both thrilled and terrified! Yes, it took us a while to get together for a session but the Hezleps were busy adding two special little ladies to their roster and once it was official we booked that session and made it happen!! We got delayed a few days because of rain, but I'm so happy we waited for a dryer day and things to cool off! The light, the location, THIS FAMILY! OMG. Perfection. So much love, so much fun and so much goodness...It was such a treat to meet everyone and make these memories for your family!!! 

Disclaimer: The other hard part about photographing another photographer is narrowing down photos for posts and their gallery...sorry in advance Lisa, I don't know how you will pick because I couldn't either!! :) more to come.

Thanks for inviting me into your lives for the day.

xoxo - Natalie

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The Miller Kids

This year the Magnolias almost didn't make it...again! The weather has been crazy the past few Springs and the beautiful flowers don't quite hold up to several frosts, warming up and a few more cold nights! I didn't think we'd get any sessions in this year but thankfully we did! A little windy and a little less warm than we would like but we enjoyed the Spring Day with these cute Siblings! I love the Magnolias and I'm thankful to have gotten a session in this year! On to Summer! 

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The Webbs

I got to meet this adorable family last year for a Fall session in Spring Grove Cemetery. We played in the leaves and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I was super excited to hear from Mom again when I posted about Spring Mini sessions and that they wanted to schedule some time in front of the camera again! I also loved that rather than wait, they were excited to commemorate a little crash on the playground their little Sadie had a few weeks prior in which lots of stitches were involved! I think it's wonderful to accept our kiddos will fall and bump their faces, or loose a tooth, or even get a cast and commemorate these times in their lives rather than pretend they never happened! Little Miss Sadie was a riot last session and she did not disappoint this go round! Little George was as cute as ever and celebrating his first Birthday! Happy Birthday George! Thanks for coming to play with me again!

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Ben is 5!

Every year since Ben's first birthday his Nannie and Paw Paw bring him to see me for his birthday photos in Cincinnati! This year we chose the American Sign Museum for our location and it was the perfect spot to let this spunky little guy show us his personality! I love watching these kiddos grow! Hey Ben, stop getting so big! Happy Birthday little buddy! Sure had fun with you! Hope you enjoyed your Tootsie Pop! You worked it for that treat!

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