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I am a Columbus based photographer and welcome to my blog.

I love to photograph babies in the tummy, babies out of the tummy, kids being good, kids being bad, kids with special needs, kids with fur, couples in love, families being themselves and seniors in between text messages :)

I have a fun and carefree style that I think you will be very comfortable with. Of course I love to take the classic picture where everyone is looking at the camera with a perfect smile but what I really love to catch is the real "in between" moments. The candid moments that you will cherish forever.

This is my photo blog where I will share favorite images from recent sessions and blab about my interests and family.

Thanks for visiting my site and taking a look. I really appreciate it. 

THE BARR FAMILY | columbus, ohio family photographer

Okay. Not gonna lie. I have started, stopped, deleted, started, stopped, rethought, deleted this post over and over.

For the first time in my life my ability to control my emotions in a very emotional situation (something I always thought was a flaw and still do) came in handy during this session. I was contacted by a friend to see if I would be willing to capture a family who are living in every parent’s worst nightmare. Matthew, their darling little red-headed boy is not going to be on this earth as long as he should be. They have been on a ride for 3 years now when his first tumor was diagnosed. At times things were very promising and then they would be back to square one. Nothing I could ever imagine. Nothing I could ever make sense of.  I do know my time spent with them is something I will always remember and appreciate.

This is Matthew. He has the most adorable little sideways smucker glance. He didn’t love me, lol. I pretty much had to stay out of his bubble, but he couldn’t help but like my animal noises and dance moves.


The family… is a fireman for Delaware county. I told him he needs to get some of his buddies together for a calendar:)



img_3361-blogLittle brother Darren. If Matthew wasn’t being held, Darren needed to be – and they wanted to be moving if being held. It reminded me of when Jackson (my 11 year old) was a baby and if we held him he would yell, “WALKING”! so that we would move. Eyeyiyi.



I love how Matthew is looking at Jennifer (above right) while she is busting out Choo Choo Soul ABC. Hilarious. I think even Jeremie was singing along.



If you would like to follow Jennifer’s (mom) journal on caring bridge you can copy and paste this link because I can’t figure out how to link on this blog dangit!……

Barr Family…thank you. I can’t imagine how many people you have given perspective and changed for the better because of your presence in their lives. And if you don’t call me year after year to take your family photos I am going to be MAD.

November 25, 2009 - 9:43 pm Kim Whybrew - all of it; beautiful. tears. just beautiful.

November 25, 2009 - 9:28 pm Jennifer - Cathy, these are amazing! I can't put into words how grateful we are to have these wonderful pictures of Matthew & Darren. You captured both of their personalities perfectly. Thank you! Thank you!

November 25, 2009 - 8:37 pm lisa - I *heart* you cathy! I want to take you out to thank you! Beautiful!!!

November 25, 2009 - 6:02 pm Jennifer Ingram - Wow, great pics as always. I know it took a lot for you to do this, but I can't imagine how much it means to the family. Reminds the rest of us not to take things so precious for granted.

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