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This beautiful family got some ugly news the other day: that mommy has breast cancer. Not exactly what you are expecting to hear when you visit the doctor’s office. It’s a diagnosis that quickly turns life upside down. Yet in the midst of such shocking news, one of the very first things this brave mom […]

This family holds a dear place in my heart as they were among my first clients years ago. And, they are just so much fun to be around and photograph! This time we decided to meet at a nearby park and simply play. What plan could be better? So, the kids kicked around a soccer […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I loved meeting this sweet, gorgeous family the other day for our family session. As the sun started to melt into the sky at the end of the day (just when the lighting was absolutely perfect), we had fun in this quiet little spot at the park. This brother and sister duo were happy to […]

I believe every family deserves photos they'll forever love and a top-notch photography experience. I'm grateful to be able to deliver both! With my artistic eye and genuine care for people, I create a relaxed portrait experience that leads to joyful and authentic images. It's an honor to document a family's story in this way and to provide artwork that will be treasured today and years to come. 

I love photography, 
but I love people more.

Organic lipstick, taco nights, espresso drinks, skinny jeans, loving Jesus, my big smile, birthday cakes, Coco Chanel perfume, and traveling the globe with my husband and three girls.

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HELLO, I'M CAROLYN

When we first meet, I'll most likely give you a big hug. So, this is my virtual hug to you. Come on over to Instagram where you'll catch stuff going on behind-the-scenes, my fave coffee shops, latest portrait work, and lots of fun inspiration. 

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