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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. 

NANNA | my little tribute to breast cancer awareness month

I think it’s only fitting with all the coverage on TV and all the races and walks for the cure going on right now that I share these images of someone that is so important to me. I took them on/for Susan’s (my bff) birthday about a month ago and love how they turned out.

I met Kay – Susan’s mom –  right after I met Susan. Just like Susan there was instant comfort. You can tell her anything. There is never any fluff – it is always real, raw, unfiltered, funny, loud, crass, emotional, straight to the point conversation. If she doesn’t like what you are wearing she tells you:)

As time went on Susan and I got married and started popping out babies and Kay became Nanna. I can barely remember what her real name is anymore. Nanna was a huge part of my life in those early (before I had too many kids) child rearing years. I would wake up, get dressed and go find Nanna and Susan. I feel like we had lunch together everyday for 3 years. Good times.

Because it runs rampant throughout their family Nanna was always very good about mammograms. She always said it wasn’t “if” she was going to get breast cancer – it was “when” . It always made me flinch when she said that but then the day came.

It was one of those 9/11 – where were you when – moments. A phone call I will never forget. She took immediate control. Super positive. Put us all at ease. Early detection, early cure …. and she beat it. She went with her sister into her cave and didn’t come out for months. Seriously. I remember feeling helpless. Got the daily updates from Susan. Couldn’t cook for her because she couldn’t keep anything down. Didn’t visit because she was sicker than a dog.

But then she came out on the other side a survivor. Changed, strong and bald, lol. That led to riveting questions and comments by the 3ish year olds:)

We don’t see each other enough anymore, but when our paths do cross I LOVE it. Love catching up and hanging out withe her. Always feel so filled after time with her and Susan. I predict in three years after I get all my kids in school all day ( hear the angel’s harps?) Nanna time will resume.

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Nanna taught me how to sew on her kitchen table:) Those of you that are my crafting friends out there know how important and cool that is.

These two love each other something fierce…..

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they ain’t right…..

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alcohol was involved …

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Love you Nanna!

More fun, crazy, fabulous, beautiful and downright hilarious shots from Susan’s bday coming soon.

October 12, 2010 - 10:39 am Keri - heehee! love this one too! kay is a stitch!

May 31, 2010 - 6:26 pm Zoe - Such beautiful people! Such beautiful pictures!

May 20, 2010 - 9:46 am Cindytz@earthlink.ne - Beautiful!!! I'm crying! That was such a fun. Thanks for including me in such a special night. Great to have such good pics to remember it. Cathy you did a great Job!

May 19, 2010 - 2:01 pm susan reimer - Cath, these are so good, your photography never ceases to amaze me...i dont admit i am good at much...but I am a good mom because I had a GOOD MOM...glad you have a special bond with that crazy woman!! Cant WAIT to see the rest of the pics from that night. xoxo

May 18, 2010 - 9:15 pm Kim Whybrew - love love love these two, love these photos! It was a blast watching these two together that night. I love me some Nana! She is so cool, so fun, so loving and geez, where does Sus come from?! :) Such AWESOME ladies and you captured their zest for life and their love for each other. AWESOME!! Can't wait to see the rest and hear your commentary... especially about the two WILD ones! xo kimmy

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