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This senior was happily surprised that he not only survived his portrait session, but that he actually had fun while doing it. I love hearing that! While his private school already did formal yearbook photos, he wanted to have some more casual images for his family, graduation announcements, and simply as a way of commemorating the special year. And […]

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When I photographed Gretchen it was the kind of day everyone dreams about when they think of fall leaves. The colors had just changed what seemed like hours before our session and the air was crisp and fresh. Upon arrival at this senior’s home, I saw her backyard and thought it the most wonderful, magical place—a perfect setting […]

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I had a blast with this senior (and because he happens to be my nephew, I can say how amazingly handsome he is) on the golf course the other day. We hopped in a cart, drove all around the course searching for perfect light, and laughed the whole time doing it. I used to golf […]

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  Photographing this senior was such a joy! He shared that his plans are to go into music ministry and requested we photograph him with his musical instruments. During the time I thought, how cool! But it wasn’t until we were actually in the midst of our session when I realized he was really going to […]

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  Photographing Trent was so much fun the other day. They just moved into a new home with a gorgeous backyard so it was really wonderful to have the session there. We moved around the yard—chatting about his dream school, what he’d like to major in, his running hobby, and all about senior year. Trent was […]

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  Wow, what a gorgeous senior! This is my second post for Katie and I feel like I could keep posting her images because they’re just so stunning. It’s been a joy getting to know her future plans and seeing her heart to move to the west coast for school as her next step. I know […]

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  I’ve known this beautiful young lady for many years and it was a privilege when she chose me for her special senior portraits. We ended up having what is one of my favorite sessions. She’s so sweet, fun, gorgeous and totally natural in front of the camera. She had makeup professionally applied prior to our time together […]

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Ah, I love when the stars align and a session is just simply amazing! Paige is a gorgeous, smart, friendly, kind, big-hearted (and the list goes on) senior who was at such ease and rocked in front of the camera. She felt comfortable to just be herself and I think her sweet, bubbly personality shines […]

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Last weekend I had the most fun senior session in downtown Cincinnati. Who knew there were so many hidden gems in our city? We had such a great time exploring quiet little places with big photo potential. Seriously, it was such a dream to photograph this cool senior. Alina kept telling me she has been […]

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This high school senior made me teary-eyed as we photographed her session. She is my niece and as I look at these photos all I can remember is getting the phone call on the day she was born announcing the special news. And now here she is ready to follow her dreams in life as […]

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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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