I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.



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My website’s aim is to give clients as much necessary information as possible to make an informed decision. I want them to know who I am and what I offer without any hesitation.  With that said, some questions slip through again and again, regardless of the couple or the inquiry! I listed some of the […]

Six Most Common Wedding Photography FAQ’s

March 19, 2019

Creatives, Engagements, Portraits, Weddings

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SIX WHOLE YEARS! We now need TWO hands when telling people our age! This is crazy! It’s been six years since I received that official LLC letter (the one with my business name FINALLY spelled correctly – because yes I had to file it twice). What is an LLC? Welp, to save you from all […]

Six Year Challenge: 2013 – 2019

March 8, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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Snow? Freeeezing? Coldness? Ice? ICK! I am guilty of alllll of these thoughts. BUT if there is one thing the beautiful winter magic gives us that a summer day cannot, it is a chance for love to shine. These backdrops though, are to die for. Especially in NE Ohio. Our park systems and National Park showcase […]

Candid Winter Engagement Sessions

February 20, 2019


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There are multiple editing styles within the realm of photography. The two main ones are light and airy and dark and moody. There are also some subgroups such as warmer (more orange), cooler (more blue), film-like, high-contrasty, and so on and so forth. Now a days though, with presets and the ability to create your […]

Editing Style: Why I Edit Light and Airy!

February 18, 2019


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HEAD’S UP: I tried super hard to not put in any spoilers, but here is my warning just in case 😉 mkkay. So, if it wasn’t already apparent  – I loveeee to binge watch TV shows! I also love to watch them over and over again because why the heck not? Being a girl though, […]

Valentine’s Day Special: My 5 Favorite TV Show Romances

February 14, 2019


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I have a huge soft spot in my heart for this family. They are some of the most kind and genuine souls to come out of the Akron area – and I’m sooo thankful that they continuously think of me to capture special moments! So my dear dear Shannon – I cannot thank you enough […]

Portage Country Club Wedding, Akron, Ohio | Shannon & Jeff!

February 13, 2019


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TEN things? Oh dear good golly miss molly. Well here we go: 1. I can’t eat gluten or dairy YUUP that is right. In 2014 I photographed a Medical Mission trip in Peru and came back sick as alllllll get out. (Machu Picchu was amazing though!). After 6-months of only being able to eat chicken […]

10 Things About Mariss

February 11, 2019


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It’s super weird talking about yourself to an audience you can’t really see. But for an introvert, it is one of the best things social media has provided: A way to “sell” my product and my love for my job without having to network in person. It eliminates that sweaty handshake and stutter. I don’t […]

Podcast Interview | Trying My Best!

February 8, 2019

Creatives, Personal

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I realized my blog train has been wedding-heavy the past few months, so why not mix it up! Did you know I capture newborn sessions? And did you know I do these exactly the same as any other session?? Yup, candid and naturally. I won’t put anyone (no matter how small!) in specific poses, or […]

Candid Newborn Sessions! | Ohio Photographer

February 6, 2019

Creatives, Portraits

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I’ve always wanted to teach. It’s been my “plan if I couldn’t figure out a plan” for as long as I can remember. Over the years I went from a heck yes back up plan: college professor to my current love for finger painting and Kindergarten’s ABC’s. Nevertheless my heart has always loved education. In 2007 […]

“I have 90 children” | Teaching Photography & Working with Kids

February 4, 2019