Eleven years and Monterey

Josh finally took me to Monterey. If you’ve known us a long time, you understand how patient I’veRead More »

Ella Mae turns 10, Skating Rinks, Black Lights and Memories Made in the Dark

Ella Mae turned 10 this year. Ella and her family are those effortless kind of friends- the kind we can go withoutRead More »

Boogers, Homemade Haircuts, and Why I Don’t Want To Take Pictures of Your Trendy Family

The truth is, I don’t want to take pictures of you and your trendy family in a field somewhere. Not thatRead More »

Luke and Lindsey, Engagement Session, Bellbrook Ohio

Luke and Lindsey met in Lindsey’s apartment last May. Luke thought Lindsey was pretty and Lindsey thought LukeRead More »

Heart Mercantile, Hoarding Dreams in My Windowsill, and Why I’m not Successful

***CAUTION THIS POST USES THE WORD SHIT A LOT***  “Don’t worry, none of us really know whatRead More »

Sarah and Jared, (a blended) Family Session, 2016

I’m not gonna lie, when a photographer asks me to take their pictures, I feel pretty awesome. Like maybe somebodyRead More »

Ian’s Chapter, High School Senior 2016, Dayton, Ohio

Ian is Jeff and Reggie’s son. He’s an only child in a family full of pastors and pugs. Ian is graduatingRead More »

Eric and Alycia, a Story of Hope

Very soon, my friends and I will load up our minivans with suitcases, sleeping bags and kids. We’ll drive upRead More »

YOU. CAN. WRITE. (A failing essay) by Katie Swift

Recently, I entered a writing contest and didn’t win. I didn’t even place actually. Last week when I openedRead More »