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HI! I'M CATHY BLACKSTONE.

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 INGRAM FAMILY | columbus, ohio family photographer

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The Ingram family. Love them. We met through baseball – and those of you with kids involved in sports know that you learn a lot about people A LOT when you play on the same team. Jackson and Evan have been together for 3 seasons now and Brent (dad) has coached for 2. Could not ask for better coaching. Wouldn’t be on a travel team driving all over creation with 3 kids (one of which is named DANE) if it weren’t for Jackson’s coaches. No tempers. No screaming. Everything is positive. Lots of work. Love it.  Period.

So Jen and I started initially chit chatting because she studied photography. Like I think she has a degree with the word photography on it. TRAINED. Imagine that. Scares me. But she has become one of my biggest fans and blabbers and commenters. I love commenters. Comment. Please.

So when it came time to plan a session Jen picked the best spot ever. It is the farm that her mom grew up on. How cool is that? I know it’s all about the showing the relationships in photography blah blah blah – but sometimes the location adds so much, especially when it’s personal. So this property/farm is called Thorn-Mar. It  has 5ish super charming little buildings and barns anchored by this big Gone with the Wind farmhouse. Glenn who was married to Jen’s grandma still lives there. It was magic:)

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Here is one of the barns…doesn’t it look fake? It looks like part of a miniature movie set to me. Needs a plastic horse on it, lol.img_4586-blog

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img_4866-blog Evan. He cute. Super cute. Super fine. He is a Kennedy to me with his tussled hair and big smile. Can’t imagine the hearts he is going to squash in high school. This needs to be big somewhere.

Below are Danielle and Casey. Adorable. Casey and Dane always have about 15 layers of food around their mouths at baseball games and Danielle always has her head in a book.

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img_4755-blogAnd it all began with these two. Together since high school. One of my favorite couple shots – there is something different about it. Big in your room please.

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img_5143-4942The property went as far as you could see. There was a hill way off that I wanted to walk out to but it was a little far. So glad we did. Hills that have nothing behind them to clutter up my shots make me so happy. The light was perfect Brent:)

Thank you Ingrams:) Thank you for worrying so much ahead of time (Jen is type A) and planning and caring and then rolling and jumping and swinging and smooching. I can’t wait for you to see the rest!

December 30, 2009 - 9:45 am Robin - Cathy, everytime I see the pictures that you take, I wish I lived closer so you could take pix of my family. We don't really have any great ones. Your pix are just awesome! Be sure to let us know if you are in the area and want a few photo jobs!

December 5, 2009 - 11:30 am SUSAN REIMER - ahhhhh!!! love these. Jenny has to be so happy with all of them. They are such a beautiful family...SPECTACULAR location too!!!WOW!!! :)

December 2, 2009 - 7:12 pm Caroline - Love all the family shots...ALL of them! And the three kids on their tummies...so cute!! Shoot, we're gonna have like 15 locations to go to next time you do our pics if you keep switching it up on me like this!

December 2, 2009 - 1:40 pm Janel - Cathy--these are fabulous! Love, love, love the farm.

December 2, 2009 - 1:06 pm linda rutherford - WOW!!! the pictures are beautiful. I am an old schoolmate of Grandma Sandy & have spent many sleep over at the farm although I haven't been to the farm for many years, what goregous backgrounds. The children are adorable & Merry Christmas to you all.

December 2, 2009 - 7:13 am elisa - Oh man, cool farm! And fabulous shots Cathy!

December 1, 2009 - 5:36 pm Bentley Waters - 3 things: 1) yes, LOVE blog commenters, sometimes i feel like im talking to myself on mine ; ) 2} LOVE cool old barns, especially that big white one. 3) LOVE those last two family photos, simple and nice angles. xo

December 1, 2009 - 1:22 pm apryl - nice cathy! love the 3 kids together, up on elbows...everyone on their backs with mom lying on her side...uh-huh...very natural next to the last b/w of the fam - sweeeet!:)

December 1, 2009 - 7:54 am shannan goforth - WONDERFUL PHOTOS! I love the last black and whites and I love the shot of all 3 kids laying on their tummies in the grass. Nice family there Jen! Happy Holidays...

December 1, 2009 - 7:04 am Risha Wagner - Aw...great photos! You had me in tears. What a beautiful family you have Jen and Brent. It seems like just yesterday Jen we were standing outside of that little church in Thurston holding our Bible school projects. Boy, has time sure passed. Cathy, looks like we may have to set up an appointment for some family photos of our own. I love your shots and the attitude you capture. It's right on!

December 1, 2009 - 5:43 am Jennifer Ingram - OMG the attitude on that last one is so perfect! Ok, sorry about the sweater. Maybe just do a single color on it, to make me the special one you know??? :)Great job as usual, of course like the kids the best! Didn't know you did the extra of just the farm.....Thanks so much!

December 1, 2009 - 1:52 am Liesbeth - LOVE your photos - as always. I agree that the location does a lot! (love love love that barn btw!!!). My country is soooo overcrowded that we don't even have barns like that any more, at least not where I live... too bad don't ya think?).

November 30, 2009 - 9:44 am Jennifer Ingram - Ahh, not nice around the holidays!! Casey said "why aren't you looking at the picture, I am!"

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