CAROLYN BOWLES PHOTOGRAPHY » modern cincinnati photographer

Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s one of my favorite holidays. This past weekend we celebrated as a family with cheese and chocolate fondues, game night, and movies. We stayed in and made special Valentines for the kids to hand to friends and teachers in school. And I surprised my husband with a special sugar spoon for […]

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  • robyn - cutest family ever ;-)

  • Wiff - So sweet! (and gorgeous!)

  • Nicole - Amazing photos!
    I wish I could take pictures like you do!
    They are spectacular.
    Thanks so much for featuring my spoon:)
    Happy ♥ Day to you & your family.

  • The other Carolyn - Happy Valentines Day to the Bowles family! What a sweet way to spend Valentines. You are so creative and talented. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  • Jane - Wow. Pretty impressive!!

  • Debbie - You are so talented Carolyn. I love getting lost in your posts! I also how festive you are-Halloween, Valentines. . .all so wonderful!

There’s nothing quite like a sleeping baby… or pink ruffles and tiny toes and sweet smiles…. or stretching and cooing….or wide eyes exploring her surroundings… or the love of family. When this mom of four called me to photograph her new baby, she requested we get it on the calendar as soon as possible before […]

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  • Sally - What an adorable baby! I wish I had awesome images of these of my kids when they were young. I really missed out and regret it to this day … I’m sure mom will love and cherish these! (love the ones of her stretching!)

  • Cindy - Such a sweet session, Carolyn! I love all the moments you captured…truly the ones as moms that we want to remember… when our babies are so tiny and new. Wonderful work, as always!!

  • piper kinney - Oh Carolyn, your images are beautiful as always…I love the light in this session and that sweet baby!!!

  • gwen - oh, these are just SO sweet! I especially love the sibling photos – they are adorable. Wonderful session, Carolyn!

  • Erin Lang - So beautiful as always Carolyn. I love your style of photographing newborns so softly and sweetly. wonderful!

  • Wiff - What a beauty! I love absolutely all of these images. I know the family must be proud!

  • Ann Westerman - What gorgeous images of a beautiful little baby! Such special memories of an adorable family and you’ve captured that joy perfectly Carolyn!

What a lovely baby! I just adore her blushing cheeks, warm smile, sparkling eyes, and sweet personality. This little babe is the fourth child in her family, and adds so much joy to everyone. I photographed her brothers and sister last year so it was super fun to return and focus just on her. I […]

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  • gwen - Oh my, these are just so sweet! I absolutely love the ones of the little baby’s hands. Precious!

  • Joyce Boatwright - Four of the most darling pictures I’ve seen. So precious! I love them all.

  • Cathy Kuester - In my dreams, I wish I had the talent to record these memories as you can. They are wonderful!
    Of course the subjects make it easy!!!
    Can you tell I’m a little bias – it truly is a beautiful work of art – both the pictures and the participants!

Growing up, I have always loved Halloween. Perhaps it was that my birthday comes close after the holiday. Or maybe it’s the cool, crisp time of year that just feels so festive. And yes, it could very well be that I simply adore candy! But whatever the reason, now, as a grown-up, I still love […]

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  • Cindy - So fun and festive! Thank you for sharing this… I love it! Happy Halloween!!

  • Melissa - So cute you are!! And hello super clean house!!!

  • Jane Anthony - You are so clever—I especially love the carved pumpkins.

  • Whitney - Love, love, love the orange flowers. I never think of flowers for this time of year but the orange is so fun. I also love the little gourd with the heart carved out.

  • Lin - Your house looks wonderful. I shudder at the thought of cold days ahead, but the warmth and whimsy in your home makes me want to embrace the season. I’m sure your BOO…..tiful girls loved every touch.

    Can’t wait to see you at Thanksgiving.

    Love and hugs,

Spending the afternoon playing with these three boys last weekend was a blast. Sure, they kept me on my toes running all over the front yard, but it was so much fun. I loved their energy, their friendship, and their playfulness. They are the sweetest, most kind boys and it was an honor to document […]

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  • Katie - ADORABLE! And for the record, the reason we “three boys families” love you is because you always capture the precious moments among all of the noise and chaos! :)

  • Rachel Olsen - What handsome boys! Look at those eyes. Love the clean, crisp captures!!

  • Jane - Love these pictures! What a great family. Love that you are capturing all these Anderson families too!!

I love this session because we just played and played outside. Swinging on the play set, creating artwork with sidewalk chalk, catching ants, blowing bubbles, playing hopscotch, hula hooping, riding scooters, climbing trees, exploring the yard, and yes, taking the most adorable photos along the way. But above all the fun, my favorite thing about […]

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  • Cindy - Beautiful session Carolyn! You are so talented with capturing love and emotion in your images. I can tell how much this family loves each other!

  • piper kinney - amazing images Carolyn, your sessions always look so fun and full of laughter!

  • gwen - So fun, Carolyn! I can tell you all had a great time together. What a beautiful family, and such wonderful photos of them.

  • Cara Breitenstein - I love these photos! What a beautiful family. And love, love, love the green button jumper.

  • Wiff - Soooooo cute! I know the family must be so happy! Nice work.

What a joy it has been for me to see this family grow over the years through my viewfinder. This is my third session with this spectacular family and I have loved every minute of getting to know them. In fact, I knew mom and dad briefly in college, and who would have thought years […]

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  • Lauri - Beautiful photos and beautiful family!

  • piper kinney - Carolyn, your light is always spot on! I just love your artistic vision, your images are beautiful, and a great looking family too! The boys are too cute!

  • Cindy - I love how casual and relaxed both mom and dad look in these photos… The boys too. Just so sweet… What a treasure these images are, Carolyn!

  • Wiff - What gorgeous eyes!!! I love them all.

This past weekend I had the honor of photographing a fun-loving family with three amazing boys. And yes, these three are all boy! In just our short time together they climbed a tree, rode bikes, played lacrosse, jumped in the pond, ran around like crazy, and simply had a good time. Whew! It was a […]

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  • Jane - These are so great! I love them. The boys are adorable and look at their gorgeous Mom. :) How are they ever going to decide which ones to pick?!?

  • gwen - Oh, Carolyn – these are just fabulous. You captured so many fantastic ones of the boys together. Love the bright colors and fun activities – looks like you all had a wonderful time. What a fun session!