GRL PWR Clothing Collection // Cleveland Heights, OH // Creator Collaboration

Let me start off this entire post by saying that this was one of those shoots that made me really step back and take a look at the beauty in what I do. Of course, I see magic in every shoot; whether it's a headshot session with a new friend when they start to really loosen up + smile, or a wedding day that's filled with tiny moments of pure joy. But this one got me thinking about the power of art + creativity in a community. These things bind us all together; the people who are a little unconventional with those who have clear-cut mindsets, the dreamers with the doers, the introverts with the extroverts. We find each other, gravitating slowly and magnetically in the way that opposites usually do, only to find that we're all pretty similar in our mission to add color to our lives. This one was one of those sessions that made me love photography for its ability to capture that magnetic force between us all, and the talent that exists within my  hometown.

This chilly Should-Be-Spring-But-It's-40º-Outside day was brought to life by Emily Roggenburk's wonderful new clothing line and some incredible, badass ladies. Emily's line is all about women's empowerment and the models that came were absolutely perfect in illustrating the line and bringing it to life. I think it goes without saying, but DAMN girls are friggin' incredible. Check out Emily's clothing line here!

I cannot thank Emily and the models enough for coming out and spending the day letting me take their photos. Check out all of the ladies on their respective social media platforms (in order of photographs posted) : Ann Marie, Alex, Tatiana, Michaela, Melissa, & Jacqueline


The Bell Family // Cleveland, OH // Family Session

Guys! This one is a big blog post for me because it marks about (about a year) year since I started my website/my freelance photography ~career~ and I am so thrilled that it was with the Bell family. Parker texted me about doing a session for Emmeline's first birthday as a gift to Courtney and I was so excited, seeing that I worked with them when Emmeline was just a teensy tiny lil peanut who couldn't even stand up on her own. She's grown so much and I love working with Parker, Courtney and Emmeline. Their energy and love for each other is so contagious and it's so fun being around the three of them. 

We scheduled a shoot for a day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The cold weather finally hit Cleveland out of no where so I've been doing a ton of these sessions as the museum, and it has such a beautiful atrium and is perfect for letting little ones run around in! We went and shot in some of my favorite places in the building, then we packed our stuff (including, but not limited to, Courtney's cart of props that she brought for Emmeline that came in incredibly handy) and went across the street to end our session in front of the beautiful trees. 

It was so lovely to hang out with Parker, Courtney and Emmeline again, and as the year comes to an end I can't help but get so excited for what's in store for 2018! Thank you for such great photo sessions and hangs, Bells!