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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. 

WELCOME DYLAN | columbus, ohio birth photographer

I went into this knowing it would be a very meaningful day – I had no idea. I still find myself thinking about it constantly one month later.

I went into this worried about my settings and worried about shots that I might miss, but it was so effortless. I never remember “thinking”. Not once.

I approached this as if it were my own birth. I was selfish:) I took the shots that I would have wanted. I knew the shots and angles that I wouldn’t have wanted. I wanted Leslie to look at these with pride. I wanted them to be sacred to her. Not a coffee table album but a “I know exactly where it is on my bookshelf if there was a fire album”. Kidding. I want her to look at these over the years and and feel powerful and beautiful because she was. She was amazing.

So please if you watch this I would LOVE it and be forever grateful if you would leave a comment. Bringing a child into the world is probably one of a woman’s most raw and emotional moments and Leslie was so brave to be my guinea pig so that I could show people how beautiful birth photography can be. I think it is the second most important event after getting married and the least documented. I want to change that.

I will post more information soon about birth stories. I’m still working out the details but my goal is to provide an album and a disc containing a mini maternity session, the birth and a mini newborn session. I will have everything figured out within the next couple of weeks. Call me if you need to know information before that.

December 30, 2013 - 5:18 pm novoline tricks 2012 - I every time spent my half an hour to read this weblog's posts daily along with a mug of coffee.

January 26, 2013 - 7:02 pm stacie - i would love to have this package! i have a scheduled c-section in a couple months. i think having my fifth baby's birth documented would be really, really neat. i tried to contact you through your website a couple weeks ago. maybe it didn't go through. i'll call you soon!! thanks, stacie

August 23, 2011 - 7:57 pm Melanie - Cathy - So amazing!! I cried! It makes me want another baby...(not really) but I so wish I would have had something like this with my boys.

August 18, 2011 - 1:46 pm Jennifer - I so wish I would have had these with my son.. These are beautiful I love the capture of the raw emotion! if you are putting together a package I would love to see what so maybe I could have something like this when I have another!

February 15, 2011 - 6:25 am Arun Jose - Here in India Husbands,Photographers are not allowed. Tears came out seeing this. Even this PAIN is HAPPINESS for a MOTHER. PROUD of my MOTHER and my WIFE. Good Photographs and GOD BLESS YOU.

November 16, 2010 - 2:19 pm Jessica Nicholas - Amazing, amazing, amazing. You're making me want another just from the joy and special moments you captured. Would love to see what you've put together for this kind of package. Seriously, it's awesome.

October 20, 2010 - 2:46 pm Ashley Price - So beautiful!!! I have been looking at examples b/c no one in our area does anything like this, and I've really had a desire to do so. She will cherish these forever. I know I would.

October 12, 2010 - 10:35 am Keri - ok, i cried. do you think we could smear red jello on jace and do a reinactment? :) miss you girl

June 21, 2010 - 2:35 pm Amy Hefner-Shepherd - Absolutely amazing. What a great idea!

June 15, 2010 - 12:51 pm Celeste - That was so moving and so beautiful! You did a phenomenal job!

June 9, 2010 - 10:42 pm Charity Sampson - What an absolute treasure. Increbible memories all captured and never to be forgotten.

May 22, 2010 - 10:05 am jodi beachy - i work at DMH. Those pictures are totally amazing and beautiful!

May 21, 2010 - 2:48 pm Janel - About 1/3 of the way through I realized tears were just rolling down my face. So moving, Cathy. Beautiful, moving, stunning work. I LOVE IT! Congratulations to this family, and to you for taking your work to a whole new level. ox

May 21, 2010 - 2:15 pm melissa deakin - I am sitting here balling my eyes out. This is perfection. Oh, how I wish I had this when I had a baby. (I am a photographer too...I remember you from your scrapbooking days...I've always been a huge fan. I hope you don't mind if I email you as this is something that I have really been wanting to do and I'd love to ask you some questions, etc.) Amazing work!

May 17, 2010 - 4:53 pm Lucinda - simply stunning - and so tastefully done. if I get tears in my eyes just watching, I can only imagine what a gift it must be to them when they re-watch it!!

May 13, 2010 - 7:14 pm Elizabeth - oh my.. I am always moved and totally inspired by your posts. this one left me with tears streaming down my face. Having just had (possibly) my last baby.. I so wish I would have done this. It really, *really* makes me want to add this to my business plan.. I want to be able to gift this to some one else. I would love to chat more about this w/ you.. if you're interested please email me at the above address.. thanks so much! what a treasure you captured!! amen =)

May 11, 2010 - 6:21 am amy wiff - ditto all the comments so far...i so appreciate my kiddos today, since I watched this...typing through my tears...your photos move me...can't wait for you to catch Adam and Annie through your lense.

May 10, 2010 - 6:47 pm Katy - a gift, this session was a gift not only to Leslie, but from Leslie to the rest of us. Thank you. Beautiful love.

May 9, 2010 - 6:20 pm christie - That was beautiful. Amazing job!

May 8, 2010 - 10:12 am sharee ann - I am so touched... I was due to have my baby boy May 3 and still am a pregnant lady in waiting... this picture story just brought me such peace and excitement. I so wish I could have you come to WI for my birth but feel inspired to make sure a friend is there to capture these God-given miracle moments... Cathy you are an awesome photographer... your package idea is priceless!

May 7, 2010 - 11:01 pm Shelley Laming - oh my gosh, Cathy! This was incredibly beautiful to see. It brought tears to my eyes. What a lucky mama to have these beautiful moments captured in such a special way by you. Awesome job!!

May 7, 2010 - 7:58 pm Caron - Simply Amazing! I don't know why, but I cry every time I see a newborn come into the world! Many blessings to the new Mom and Dad and Baby!

May 7, 2010 - 4:04 pm Jill - simply amazing...you did an amazing job of recording it for them!!!

May 7, 2010 - 3:20 pm Crystal - Omgoodness...watching this makes me want to have another baby, so I can hire you!! Absolutely Beautiful....you truly have a gift!!!:)

May 7, 2010 - 2:55 pm Meg - WOW!! Marc Cohn has an amazing voice and this song just went perfectly with these pictures. What an amazing treasure to have. So inspiring as well.

May 7, 2010 - 12:37 pm Carey Largent - Beautiful! What is the name of that song? Who sings it? Perfect!

May 7, 2010 - 10:07 am terri - Beautiful!

May 7, 2010 - 7:12 am Cassie - So precious, along with such great memories. Congratulation!!!

May 7, 2010 - 6:25 am Liesbeth - Gorgeous - every single one of them... What a treasure for them to have.

May 7, 2010 - 5:28 am Jennifer Ingram - Awesome Cathy. Mom you look great, and beautiful baby. What a great record of that important first day!

May 7, 2010 - 4:55 am Myla - Cathy- Your work is amazing. You simply capture the moments !

May 6, 2010 - 7:27 pm shelby - wow! simply amazing! So many pictures I wish I would have had of the births of my girls because there are so many things you forget. It is really great that you are offering this!

May 6, 2010 - 4:01 pm Grandma Ellis - The pictures really tell the story of the birth and love. The music was fitting too. How nice to have this for the future. Nice work Cathy. Love, Mom

May 6, 2010 - 3:37 pm Shannon Tidwell - Absolutely amazing, Cathy. I would give anything to rewind time and have you in the room with me...times 3.

May 6, 2010 - 2:24 pm Kate Jung - OMG... gorgeous! luv them! brought back memories of my 2. Could almost feel it. It was like we were there with you.

May 6, 2010 - 12:43 pm Tonya - I am speechless! These pictures are amazing! I know who the third person will be in the room with us when B and I have a baby :)

May 6, 2010 - 12:18 pm Robyn - Cathy - this is stunning! I was brought to tears! You showed all the emotions of giving birth so beautifully through photos...the anticipation, the waiting, the 'moments', the birth...and all that came from that. It's so beautiful! You truly have a gift! They will treasure this - I so wish I had something like this! Love it!

May 6, 2010 - 11:37 am Susanna - Absolutely stunning. The slide show brought tears to my eyes. You did an amazing job!!!

May 6, 2010 - 8:49 am Leslie - **WOW** What an AMAZING experience.....brought tears to my eyes. OH how, if every monther to be were to witness this slideshow, would LOVE to have this event captured. It was done in such a tactful way - A TRUE BLESSING!!!! :)

May 6, 2010 - 8:44 am Emily - OMG, Cathy, I started sobbing about 15 pictures in. Pat is laughing at me and says it's hormones. Those were AMAZING! What a treasure. LOVE the expressions you caught on everyone's faces. So tasteful and well done. You are incredible. Period.

May 6, 2010 - 8:02 am Lisa Scherer - Absolutely beautiful! I completely agree, as a mother of 3...I wish birth photography was more accessible back in "the day". It is a day that is forever in your memory but the small moments start to fade as time passes. I would love to have photos as beautiful as these to keep those special moments for ever available. Great job!

May 6, 2010 - 7:26 am Sam - Amazing. So mad at myself for not taking you up on your offer. She will cherish these photos!

May 6, 2010 - 7:09 am carrie purcell - beautiful and so sweet! if i decide to have another i would love to have you do this! absolutely amazing!

May 6, 2010 - 6:53 am Heather Crawford - Wow, that was awesome..what a priceless keepsake..love all of your angles, the details, and that it was tasteful! What a wonderful gift for someone!

May 6, 2010 - 4:22 am Caroline - WOW. Couldn't really see the second half of it b/c of the tears in my eyes. :) That was amazing!

May 6, 2010 - 4:01 am Melissa - Beautiful! Brought tears to my eyes!

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