CAROLYN BOWLES PHOTOGRAPHY » modern cincinnati photographer

Today I thought I’d share how custom photography can become artwork for your home. I love how this simple, yet oh so sweet canvas, creates a warm, special environment for a baby nursery. Placed just high enough above the yellow crib where tiny hands cannot reach, it becomes a stunning focal point for mommy, daddy, […]

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  • Rachel Clare - LOVE! What a perfect image to have above the crib.

  • piper kinney - LOVE this image – perfect for the space. Cute baby too!

  • gwen - Oh, this is so fantastic! Love this image – it’s absolutely perfect above the crib. What a fun room!

This fresh baby was so sweet to spend the afternoon photographing. It was one of the first warm days of spring, or should I say summer, as it was nearly 80 degrees outside. It’s a photographer’s dream to be able to take newborn babies outside for that gorgeous light and fresh air. I love that […]

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  • Melissa Surprise - Great job as always Carolyn. So bright and vibrant!

  • cara - Incredible work once again! You have such a talent. Simply amazing. Can’t wait for the rest!

  • robyn - love the photos of baby j and of course big sis m too!

  • Cindy - What a beautiful session Carolyn! Sweet little babe, adorable big sister and I just love the colors!

  • piper kinney - absolutely beautiful! I always enjoy your work Carolyn.

Playing with this family all morning the other weekend was pure joy. This sweet sister and brother duo are so good to each other and were just a ball to hang out with. We climbed old tree stumps, rode bikes, colored with sidewalk chalk, played on the swings and slide, had a game of red […]

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  • Nikki - AMAZING! Already recommending you, you were a delight and the end result is more than I expected… thank you so much for capturing this special time in our family’s life.

  • Paulette Harris - Pure Radiance is an apt caption for this radiantly loving family, Carolyn. You did a wonderful job capturing the essence of their joyously sunny and warm energy. Great family! Great job!


  • Cindy - So fun!!! My favorite is the one with big sister’s arm around little brother and his adorable smile. :) I love the location too!

This past week my professional print lab said how much they loved one of my photos as it was being printed. As a result, it’s now the pick of the day at their company today! So, I thought I’d share the sweet image here for all to see. If you’d like to check it out, […]

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  • Jane Anthony - Carolyn,
    I love your sweet picture of an adorable little girl. What a smile!! Keep up the great work.

  • John F. Anthony - Carolyn: You capture the esseence of personality with your images. The colors and brightness add to the cheerfulness of the subject and sends a happy mood to the observer. Your photography is splendid and reveals an artist’s perception of the subject.


  • Whitney - what an amazing picture. you perfectly capture the joy in her eyes as she is looking up at you.

  • Jane - Adorable! Precious!

Thank you to all my blog readers for being patient with my lack of posts this past winter. I have been away spending extra time and attention on my own family, which has been a wonderful blessing. I am grateful to all my wonderful clients (who are all moms too), friends, and family for granting […]

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  • Sally Clark - Awww, Carolyn. Life moves too fast sometimes. Super important to snuggle with those sweet babies when they’re little … I know you know how fast they grow! We keep a quote book at our house … Brian writes down all the funny things the kids say and do … the kids are always asking him to go back and read it. It is an heirloom at our house and the first thing Brian would grab (other than people and dogs) in a fire.

  • Melissa Surprise - So happy to have you back. Can’t wait to see the picture stories you bring us this year

  • Lisa Phillipson - That is so great! I have been so bad about recording things since I had #3!

Some families just warm your heart. This is one of them. Big sister O is so tender and sweet to her baby brother that you simply can’t help but smile. I love how she kissed him, held him, and ran circles all around him. I know when he gets bigger they will be the best […]

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  • sharon - Super cute Carolyn – the lighting is perfect! How did you capture such terrific moments? I love the relaxed interaction too! Some families know how to do it! Thanks for sharing!

  • piper kinney - your images always make me smile Carolyn…beautiful images of a beautiful family!

  • Carolyn Evans - A beautiful family! Great pictures – and they color-coordinate with your website so perfectly!!

  • Barb - Just love this – its been so lovely following you. Your work is just lovely.

I photographed this family last year in the cool spot of Clifton. This year they chose an equally fun place — Findlay Market for their photo session. I love how they select locations that are special and unique to them. It makes me happy knowing we’re not only documenting their family, but the memories they […]

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  • Melissa - LOVE LOVE LOVE the store and session. Great work C!

  • Melissa - LOVE LOVE LOVE the story and session! Great work C!

  • Kelly - Love these, Carolyn!! Your pictures perfectly capture the charm of this location. And the children are adorable, too :)

  • gwen - What a super fun session! Such wonderful colors, textures, and of course, a beautiful family! Love these shots!

  • Ann Westerman - Oh how wonderful that the setting for this session was a location that had such special meaning to them. They will treasure these gorgeous images forever. Beautiful work Carolyn.

  • sharon - Love it Carolyn, but I’m a little biased. Thanks for finding such great images in all sorts of hecticness! You are the best!

  • Jane - These are so cute! I didn’t know you went to the market, what I great idea. I agree, I need to get our family down there. Such great pics of everyone having fun!! Fantastic.

  • Christina Keim - I love these photos, Carolyn. The family must be so pleased at how you captured them.

This family is so near and dear to my heart. It was a joy meeting their new baby boy and playing with the older brother. We had such a great time out in the woods. I adore the soft, glowy feel of all these images that emit such warmth and love. This momma is super […]

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  • gwen - Carolyn, these are so warm and lovely – looks like such a beautiful evening. And a beautiful family! Such a gorgeous session…

  • Jane Combs - The expressions you captured on the kids are priceless!

  • Becky Stevens - Carolyn-
    We love you! Such talent…
    -The Stevens Family