Sarah and Scott were married on the morning of October 12th surrounded by their friends and family and the cutest little Corgi. One of the most beautiful wedding locations in Columbus is definitely the Franklin Park Conservatory and I was so excited to get creative with their photos.
The love these two share is so pure. You will see it shine so brightly in their photos. When they saw each other for the first time on their big day the tears were flowing (by literally everyone in attendance haha). It was one of the sweetest first looks I have ever been a part of.
Enjoy this Ohio fall wedding in the preview below...
It's finally here.
1. Find a photographer your child will be comfortable around
Do a little research. Or ask your child if they have someone in mind they would like. With the growing popularity in senior photos, chances are, they have a photographer in mind.
If your child isn't excited about the session it's going to be painful. So, ask your friends, find someone with a good reputation that does well with the younger crowd.
2. If you think your presence will have a negative effect... do not attend!
Look, sometimes teenagers are not the biggest fans of parental hovering. Shocker, I know. So if you think that your child will be annoyed or irritable in the slightest trust that your photographer has got it covered.
Of course, every situation is different and your kid may really appreciate having you there. I guess my point is to have the conversation. If your child would rather have their best friend come as a hype man than so be it.
You will still get amazing photos of your child for years to come even if you aren't there.
3. Location. Location. Location.
Do some research. Ask your friends. Heck, go to the great Facebook world and ask for recommendations. If your photographer isn't familiar with where you are located it is helpful to offer some location ideas.
Or maybe your photographer is local. In that case, let your child browse through the photographers photos on Facebook or Instagram and let your photographer know which images they loved. That helps us get a taste for what location might fit their personality best. One of the first questions I ask is "Does a city or country feel fit their personality best?", this usually helps me get started in planning the right
4. Sometimes appearance is everything
Now, don't take this the wrong way. When you're going to be in front of a camera for a few hours you're likely going to be nervous. Very nervous. So here's my advice, make your child feel as amazing as possible. Schedule a hair and makeup appointment with a professional or take them out to pick out a new outfit they love.
Most importantly, make sure they feel comfortable. If you have strong opinions about what they should wear, that's okay, pick out one outfit for some more professional shots. Then let them be themselves.
Hopefully this gave you some insight into how to start planning a senior portrait session! If you still have questions or want to learn more about how to book yours click the link:
Yesterday I got to meet up with Brad & Anna to capture their engagement photos before their June wedding!
Our first stop was Chick-fil-A which holds a special place in this couples hearts. We had so much fun and even had a crowd of employees oohing and aahing during the shots.
Enjoy the first part of this adorable session below...
I got to meet up with Jill & Cody to snap some engagement pictures before their 2019 summer wedding.
These two (and their cute dog) were so much fun to work with and I absolutely love how their session is turning out. Getting to work with couples before their big day is so important to me and helps us to all prepare for the wedding! Can't wait for June, and to see them say "I Do".
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Kara and Johnny had a beautiful, Ohio, November wedding this past weekend. It was full of laughs and happy moments for everyone who got to celebrated with them.
Getting to know these two and their families has been so much fun and seeing the love they share made capturing their wedding day a breeze. Get a sneak peek of their full day below!
Photography - Bre Welty Photography
Dress - LaBlanca Bridal
Florals - A Secret Garden
Mapleton High School Senior Portrait Session
Northeast Ohio Portrait Photography
I got to hang out with miss Shila for a second senior portrait session last weekend. This girl is such a natural in front of the camera & we have such fun during her shoots! Check out her cheerleading portion below:
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