Experimenting With Sparklers..

Sometimes I get a spark of artistic inspiration, it brings out my inner child, and hopefully, makes me a better photographer. Anyone who is a frequent "pinner" on Pinterest, especially those making wedding pin boards probably has seen some pretty cool pictures of couples and sparklers...lots of sparklers. Anyway, I won't blab on and on, I will just show you some of my favorites I took with our neighbor. Just in case any of you are a photo nerd like me, these were taken with my 24-70mm at 2.8 with a six or eight second exposure and 100 ISO.

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Aidan was running around us so fast you couldn't even see him :) 

Brittany & Andrew's Chilly Walk Through Scioto Audubon Park (engagement)

We may have ended the session with frozen fingers, but it wasn't due to the lack of warmth between these two people. Since they booked over the phone, the Audubon Park was the first place we all actually got to meet. Right away I felt an ease with them, I loved Brittany's choice to wear a red dress (especially in March with everything not quite blooming and still frosted from winter) and I could tell they had so much respect for one another. When I asked them what they love about their relationship, they both said they appreciated the other's loyalty. We started off our session with a little something to keep them warm, my favorite, tea by the water.

A Kitty Lover's Engagement at Rockmill Brewery & Home

It's not too often I get the request to capture cat families, but when Kristin & Harmon invited me to their home to start their session with their five (yes, five) kitties, I was in for the adventure. These two have a unique kind of love and style that makes them so much fun to hang out with. Anytime a couple is comfortable with each other, it makes my job so easy..they laugh like I'm not there and don't shy away from snuggling up in front of the camera. I was expecting the cats, but what I didn't know was Kristin had set up an whole studio for us to shoot in their basement-eccentric and very them..and it was perfect. The more you get into personalizing your session, the more comfortable you are and the more personal the images feel.