Vogue Inspired Maternity Shoot | Dayton Maternity Photographer

Vogue Inspired Maternity Shoot - Dayton Maternity PhotographerShoot - Dayton Maternity Photographer

Nothing makes us happier than former brides returning for a maternity session. We loved shooting Rachel’s wedding, so when she emailed us she was expecting and wanted to do a Vogue inspired maternity shoot, we were so excited. 

The looks that Rachel chose were classic and chic – a sleek black turtleneck, a white button down shirt, and a pair of hoop earrings. It created such a Grace Kelly meets Audrey Hepburn vibe. The simplicity allowed this mom-to-be to really shine. She looks elegant, timeless, and completely stunning. 

If you are planning a maternity session, it helps to have some sort of theme in mind. Maybe you have an outfit you love or a place you know you want to shoot. Start there! Feel free to bounce ideas off us! We would be more than happy to help you brainstorm. And it doesn’t have to be local. Want an amazing session in the mountains or along the beach? Hit us up and find out about our travel schedule. Whatever location or style you choose, we recommend scheduling around the 7 month mark unless you have a specific season or idea that just won’t fit in that time frame. 

We love a creative maternity shoot, so let us help you create something amazing!

Small, Intimate, Downtown Wedding | Peyton & Corey

Bride kisses groom on cheek under veil

So, 2021 is warming up! An end of COVID is in sight and we’re all itching to get back out into the world! April is a month full of weddings for us, but March gave us this incredible experience with Peyton and Corey! 

These two were full of infectious laughter and joy. It was easy to see the way they loved each other! 

Between Becca & Alex’s amazing wedding at the new Dayton Arcade and Peyton and Corey’s small joy-filled celebration of each other we are stoked about what 2021 has to offer! Check out some of the shots below!

Timeless, Elegant Stories In An Uncertain Time: The Best of 2020

It’s hard to overstate the challenge that 2020 was for all of us. It was a year full of uncertainty, instability, and unrest. For a lot of our friends and couples that meant postponing important life moments, or preparing for conditions they had never expected on the biggest days of their lives. For others it meant facing incredible tragedy and hardship.

As photographers it is years like 2020 that we feel the weight of our jobs most clearly. Photos can be so dear, and sometimes their importance is only understood long after they could be replicated or repeated. We’re so grateful that you trusted us with those moments this year. It is hard to overstate what that means to us, and it’s our prayer that these are photos that you carry with you for a lifetime. 

We got to hear so many of your stories in 2020! And despite the conditions: It was a year full of bold love, joyful bonds, and beautiful creativity! Check out our favorite shots of the year below!

In Memory of Aidan Clay

In February I had the amazing opportunity to take some photos of a local musician and artist: Aidan Clay. Aidan was one of the nicest, most generous, people I have ever met. We connected over music and songwriting and he gifted me the beautiful 1920’s grand piano we used for the shoot. 

In December of 2020 Aidan passed away. It’s hard to overstate the light that the world lost with him. I experienced a great deal of joy over the course of our brief friendship and I know that so many others felt the same. I was blessed with the chance to do a session with him and his fiancé a few weeks prior to his passing. 

Sharing in Aidan’s story for those few months highlighted, to me, the importance of being a person of grace and generosity. His was a life well lived and I look forward to the chance to pick up where we left of on the other side. 


Welcoming Home Baby Brother | In-Home Newborn Session

big brother watches baby brother - in-home newborn session

No better way to welcome home a new baby then with an in-home newborn session! Bringing home a new baby has an equal level of excitement and fear, but for a big brother seeing his new brother for the first time it is pure joy and excitement. It is a new future full of unknown possibilities and having a best friend by your side.

We like to schedule our newborn sessions before the sweet baby turns 10 days old, so an in-home newborn session is a great option. Newborn photography is so unique because this sweet baby will never look like this again, it is such a brief moment in time that can never be re-capture.