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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. 

ALMOST A FAMILY OF FIVE | columbus, ohio maternity photographer

I met Leslie and Patrick about 7 months ago for a family session in which she told me she was expecting her 3rd. I loved their session and little family. There are some people on this Earth that you feel immediately connected and comfortable with. I feel that way with Leslie. I read some passage once about how tribes roaming the Earth were split up but you always know and feel when you meet someone from your former tribe. Deep, eh? Well, Leslie is from my tribe.

One of my dreams was to photograph a birth. I get birth. You don’t get the beauty and miracle of birth until you are on round two or three. At least I didn’t. Put it this way – there is no way in H*E* doublehockeysticks – that a photographer would be in the same room with me during my first delivery. But once I was pregnant with my 4th I realized that the swollen ankles, the double chin and the giant thighs were just the battle scars of the amazing journey. The journey that I only found amazing and humbling AFTER I had the baby. While I was pregnant I wanted to kill someone…

So long story short I asked Leslie and Patrick if I could be in the room while they had their 3rd baby. I felt comfortable asking because she’s from my tribe. And they said yes. It’s something I want to offer. I think it is as important as wedding photos. I want to offer a classy simple book filled with a few maternity, a lot of birth and a few newborn images. I’m still figuring out the details but I think it’s important. And meaningful. Totally something you would grab if your house was on fire.

So here is Part 1 of Leslie and Patrick’s journey …

Stay tuned over the next couple of days for the rest. Unless you have a heart of stone you will be moved and blubbering. I don’t cry much but everytime I go to work on these photos I get choked up a time or two.

Oh and for these maternity images – Leslie couldn’t move. Seriously. The baby was sitting on a nerve that left her totally incapacitated. Like 110 year old lady, lol. I felt so sorry for her. So her maternity shots consist of getting out of the car and facing one direction. Then turning around facing the other direction.



Want a sneak peek of what’s to come?




July 29, 2010 - 10:48 am Lea Craine - I definitely agree with you about the new attitude for the second birth. Love these pictures and feel so happy for the couple and their family. Love it!!!

April 26, 2010 - 5:15 pm Caroline - You know this pregnant woman was already choked up by the couple of delivery pictures you MORE!!!!!

April 20, 2010 - 11:04 am Leslie - Cathy-you are amazing! You captured the joy. We love you and are so grateful for the experience! Can't wait to see them all!

April 20, 2010 - 6:28 am Sharon Van Loon - Makes me smile. Thanks, Cathy!

April 19, 2010 - 11:13 pm Liesbeth - Wow... that is impressive to say the least. I love love love the shot where the tear is rolling down... it made me teary eyed myself.

April 19, 2010 - 7:52 pm Lisa Scherer - I can't wait to see the rest. And her belly shot taken in front of the window...GorGEOUS!! Oh, I totally get the whole tribe thing ;)

April 19, 2010 - 7:09 pm Katy - oooh.. can't wait, can't wait!

April 19, 2010 - 1:35 pm Libbe - cathy is that at dublin? trying to put little clues together.. thats where I work. I work in sp care nursery

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