Category Archives: Columbus Child Photography

Columbus Extended Family Photography

I love this family!! And I’m not going to lie, shooting this many people at once is hard. But it is a beautiful rollercoaster that I absolutely adore. It was so much fun to see how much all of the kids have grown since the last time I saw them all last year. And there was even a new addition to photograph too! This year we made sure to get the whole family in front of the house the siblings all grew up in. This way they can always have a keepsake of where they grew up, and where their children now run and play. I think my favorite photo from the day was the one of the immediate family. It is so obvious they have so much love for each other. Thank you so much to the Flynn Family!

Grange Insurance Audubon Family Photographer

Ok so after the last month of posting, it’s probably no surprise that one of my favorite places in Columbus is the Grange Insurance Audubon Center. There’s just something about how the light rolls in there that is nothing short of spectacular. Somehow this session slipped through the cracks last year and I never posted it. When I look back at it, I absolutely fall in love with all of the silly faces, genuine smiles, and beautiful love this family shares. Is there any better feeling than when a baby smiles at you? That day, baby E.J. had all the smiles for us, and it just melted my heart! And I think my favorite photos from the day were when big sister Lola held baby E.J. in her arms.

This was the second time I’ve had the honor of photographing the Lewis family, and since last time their family has grown by two! Thank you so much for your trust and without further ado, the Lewis family!

Family Photos at the Audubon Center

This shoot was from earlier this year in the middle of summer, and the light of the early evening touched everything with its golden glow. I just love shooting at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in downtown Columbus. It has a little bit of everything. I am a person who LOVES vibrant colors, so I was so excited to see that the Elsey’s did too with their bright and fun outfits. A match made in heaven! We walked around, laughed and I had the honor of photographing how loved these kids are! I am so excited to share this beautiful famly’s shoot with you today! I hope you love it as much as I did taking it! XO Jess

Family Photos in Downtown Columbus OH

So often I see families only opt to have their family photos done when their kids are really little, or even just as newborns. And then, like magic, the kids grow up and there are no family photos! That’s why I just love that the Reynolds family contacted me to do their family photos. We had so much fun walking around downtown Columbus, talking, and laughing. It is also so fun for me to do family photos in urban settings because so many people opt to have them in parks. I ADORE different! One of my favorite photos below is them in front of the Scioto Mile fountains. The wind blew at just the right moment and gave both girls that Beyonce hair moment! Thank you so much to the Reynolds family! I hope you love these as much as I did  taking them:) XO Jess

Downtown Dublin Family Photos

I shot this adorable family’s wedding last year. Instead of an engagement shoot, they opted for a family shoot after their wedding. Their daughter Mary stole all the thunder! This late fall shoot from last year was cold, but they all made sure to keep warm with plenty of snuggles.

We met up outside the new Dublin library. It has the best modern lines and beautiful landscaping as well. It actually started to rain, but luckily inside is cool too and little Mary was able to play in the children’s area for a while with mom and dad. I love the photo where she’s in the crawl circle looking out at the world around her. Thank you so much to the Harrison’s for being so wonderful in so many ways! XO Jess

Family Photo Session at Whetstone Park of Roses

Summer twirls with dad, snuggles with mom, and laughing family pile-ups! This session is so beautiful and comes to you from the Park of Roses, one of my favorite parks in Columbus. I have had the honor of photographing them before, but the Locke family has grown! Meet Oliver, the cutest little babe ever. He was right around a year old when we shot these last year. His older sister Clara is extremely proud to be the older sister. It’s also her birthday in the next couple of days (we’re almost birthday twins!). Having met her when she was 2, I just can’t believe that’s even possible how quickly time has passed.

Grange Insurance Audubon Family Photos

Here we are on the cusp of fall when the air is feeling a little bit crisper, and I’ve already ordered my annual new sweater which will come in the mail any day now! (I’m so excited).I thought I would tease the season with this session I did right around this time last year.

I met up with the Bruns family at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center when there wasn’t too much color change on the trees yet.  That didn’t matter, though, because the warm sun made everything glow. You truly don’t need colored trees for a warm fall look.

Look at this little man! How adorable is his smile? I just love the photo of him and mama laying on the grass together having fun. I also love the one where she’s holding him and she is just in pure mama heaven laughing and loving on her little sweetheart.

I still have a few openings for fall photos! Be sure to secure your date today! XO J

In-Home Columbus Family Photos

I just love this in-home session. We literally just played with baby Carson and photographed his amazing reactions! It’s a testament to the fact that a family session can be anywhere and anything you want. One of my favorite photos from this shoot is the photo of Carson sitting in his little rocking chair. Someday, he will tower over that chair. I am so thankful I was able to give them a photo of the day he fit just perfectly on it. My other favorites from the shoot are the floor-perspective ones of him trying to crawl. Nothing describes the age better than to get on that level with him. A huge thank you to the Beckman family for giving me the honor of being able to do a couple of shoots with this little angel over the last couple of years.

Columbus OH Newborn Photos

UGH!!! SO much cuteness on the blog tonight. I shot Emmy and Ro’s wedding a few years back, so I was over-the-moon when they contacted me for newborn photos.

Meet Quentin! These photos were taken last year, so he’s now a busy toddler. Wow, how quickly it goes. When I met him, he was just the smallest bundle of sweet, sweet, love. I think one of my favorite things about this shoot was that their dog kept following the baby and never left him out of his care. It reminded me of Nana, the nurse dog in Peter Pan.

I also loved that they did the shoot in their nursery. It just describes so much about his life that he’ll love looking back on when he’s older. I am so loving all the family photos on the blog this month. I think it’s just what my soul needed. When we’re all asked to stay so far apart, it’s nice to know that we can always curl up close to the ones we love the most.

 

Columbus OH Family Photography

I love watching this family grow and am so blessed to have had the pleasure to do another session with them last year! Since our last shoot, they added a beautiful little girl to their family. A blond and brunette. Who could ask for anything more? We went to Jeffrey Mansion on a beautifully sunny day. Their youngest was so much fun to watch. She walked with a purpose and I think she probably ruled the roost at home. I just loved the outfits they wore for their session. It made every photo POP with life. Thank you so much for having me, Kali!