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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. 

PICKERINGTON PROWLERS | 9 year old travel baseball team

BEST GIG EVER.

I was so so happy to be called for this job. So happy. Those of you that know me know that we give up a lot of time (happily) to travel ball. Once you get in it… there is no going back:) As a result I have learned to love taking pics of the game and the kids and all the details that surround it. This has been a WHOLE NEW WORLD for Brad and I since neither of us grew up involved in sports. Big time. Like big time, big time. At first we were eye rollers, now we are right in the thick of it. So much time and money and sacrifice are involved if your child is involved in sports – especially a sport that travels. So why not have more than the standard team picture where half the kids are in speckled sunlight and all the kids are squinting?

This is what I think sports photography should look like…

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I made sure each parent received a disc with all the team shots, game shots and about 6 individual, well lit, unique and fun shots of their child.  I wanted it to be different from anything they had seen. I took the approach that if you are going to spend that much time and energy on an activity for your child – one that also holds a lot of memories for your child – then you should have some great images to back it up. Plus now that we have personally been so immersed in this world and have the team pictures of the last 8 teams my son has played on – I get it. I can’t tell you how often we look, and talk about and laugh at the pictures. Plus if it’s anything like my son – these kids will see each other and play on teams with each other for the next 9 years. I am thinking that some of these shots are going to follow them all the way to their Senior graduation party poster board:)

So once it was all said and done each disc came out to around $40 for each parent. Here are some more of the individual shots. Enjoy. Some are adorable and some are downright hysterical.

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It had been awhile since I had been around the silliness of 9 year olds. I forgot how they cried if they struck out. I forgot how wiggly and touchy they were. I forgot how they squaked under the coach begging to pitch or play first base next like baby birds. I forgot how they swung at every single pitch. It was classic that one showed up without his hat and one showed up in the wrong colored jersey. It was perfect.

Here are some shots from the game.img_6471-blog
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So remember me if your kid plays on a team – even it’s CHESS – and you want some shots that are a little different than what you normally get:) I had such a good time with this session. Thanks Cathy (coach’s wife and friend of mine) for calling me and thinking out of the box. You’re awesome.

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July 26, 2011 - 8:36 pm janel - these are darling! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the first team shot!

July 25, 2011 - 7:18 pm Katy - Love! (are you open to indoor sports...:))

July 25, 2011 - 3:50 pm Jennifer Ingram - Ah, they will love having this instead of the silly memory mate photo!

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