Wrapped up in some temptation yarn. Columbus Engagement Photography

The coolest waterfall ever.  Okay, it may not be the coolest.  But we had to climb down a mountain to see this thing.  So it’s SUPER cool to us.  And there’s not many waterfalls in the middle of Columbus, so yes, it’s cool.

Scary. But worth it.

Meet Caleb and Holly.  They’re cute.

And so am I.


SO cute.

See.  Told ya.

Bow chicka wow wow.  Stand like this and you will look HOT!

Mmmmhmmm.
LOVE.  We totally stumbled upon this field.  I was in HEAVEN.

Fave from the session.  On the right.

If you choose me as your photographer…

1. We’re going to have FUN.

2.  You ARE guaranteed a good LAUGH.

3.  I might touch your rear.  I just might.  It happens.


Great choice, Caleb!

This picture just screams BABY, I LOVE YOU.

Street cars were honking at Holly. As they should. She was diggin’ it. As she SHOULD!

Hello, very fitting sign in the background.  Thanks for being there.

It’s getting dark.  What to do?  Well…go stand in the middle of the street!

…. and then…

…we almost died.

I like how you can see Light Girl’s hand on the left side.  She was waving traffic by so that we could get the light trails from the cars.  Everyone kept stopping because we were in the middle of the street.  Duh, most people would.  Unless you are an ANGRY woman driving a green slug bug.  Hey, lady, drink a tall glass of milk and get over yourself…we have cool photos to make.  BOOOO-YAH.

I’m looking forward to your September wedding, friends. See ya soon!

Lauren Clark - I LOVE Holly and Caleb’s pics!!! Crytstal Jo you do an amazing job! Can’t wait for the wedding!

Holly - These are awesome! Thanks so much for all of the great photos and a great session. So much fun! :o )

A bump that is not covered with leaves. Columbus Maternity Photography

Kelly and Houston. Pregnant.

Due in August. With baby Houston.

They are cute. And funny. You’ll see…

Houston the 3rd is in tow. I love that name. Houston.

Light Girl working her magical magic.

We walked like a mile to find this fountain.  Um, the fountain is no longer a fountain.  It’s a dried up grassy mess.  That makes for beautiful photos…

And photographers who jump in the swampy mess to get the shot.  Well, because you don’t walk a mile for nuttin’.


I REALLY REALLY wanted to use this BUMP sign.  I just couldn’t reach it with the stick.  Eeeeeek. It was covered by a bunch of leaves.

You know you have SUPER cool clients if they hoist you up on their shoulders!

Um, are we silly or what..
Duh…turn around, fools.  There is a perfectly visible BUMP sign with NO leaves hiding it’s fabulous BUMP message on the opposite side of the street! DUH. Crazy photographer!

Oh well, makes for a funny story!

Only cool pregnant chicks lay in the middle of the street.  And ignore the traffic.
Hello light.
So little.
Um, Houston, your belly is just as big as your wifey’s.  HILARIOUS!  He did this more than once during our shoot.  Funny guy.  Your son is going to be laughing all the time.

Before every shoot, I try to look through photos to get some inspiration for my upcoming session.  Well I ran into this really cute photo of the momma-to-be with a coffee mug on her belly.  I thought, hmmm…I could find a cute mug.  Rummaging through our cabinets, I found these adorable ice cream cups my step momma gave me for Christmas about five years ago.  (She actually put together a basket full of goodies ice cream related…spoons, sprinkles, bowls, a scoop, chocolate chips, caramel, a dessert cookbook, an apron, those flavored morsels you’d never buy on your own…  A super cool gift.)

So, a fun couple and ice cream goodies = these FAN-TABULOUS photos…


This was all Houston’s idea. How creative!


Kelly, you are glowing. So pretty. A natural, momma glow. Love it.  Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.  Rock it out girl!

If you drive the same car as the JO FOTO mobile, well let’s just say it, YOU ARE FAN-TABULOUS! So let’s get our group shot with our jazzy Jeeps. MMmmmkkkk.

We took this first shot and Light Girl says, “Hey, I wanna do a handstand, let’s take it again!”  MMMMMmmmmmkkkkkk.

Take two.  Nice handstand Light Girl.  I bet that pavement felt REALLY soft on your pretty head.
Take three.  Light Girl is still laughing so hard she can’t get up.  We may need to work on your gymnastics skills, Light Girl.  Next shoot we’ll get it!

I’ll be seeing and meeting your little one soon. Can’t wait!

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Sammi - Cute kelly! and your right!.. baby Houston will always be laughing because of his dad :)

light girl - lmbo…oh my gosh that is too funny! love the pics photog!

Radiant roses and a radiant momma-to-be. Columbus Maternity Photographer

Tiffany, James and Baby G in belly.

They do not know if it’s a boy or girl.  I love the thought of this GRAND surprise.  I could never wait to find out so I give them both big high fives for waiting it out.

Tiffany is due July 8th.  They are hoping for a fourth of July baby.  Talk about fireworks.  How cool would that be?!

Guess who has the honor of  shooting the birth?  Yep, yours truly.   I can’t wait!

She’s glowing!

Tiffany’s friend made this for her baby shower.  I saw pictures of the nursery on facebook and this was hanging in Baby G’s room.  What a cute prop!



Tiffany, you are SO beautiful.  Inside and out!
Love this.
Look how big her bump looks in the shadow.  Hehehehe.  And James at the top of the tree.  Love.

Okay, bad idea.
BEST maternity picture ever?  YES!  This was at the end of our session.  Right after I snapped this, I told Tiffany and James I accidentally deleted the whole memory card and this was the only photograph we have from their maternity session.  Her face was pretty priceless.

O-H-I-blah.  Dude, WE are awesome. Light girl (Gator fan). Well, she is NOT.

Sending hugs and kisses and healthy wishes your way, Tiff.  Xoxo.

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Tiffany - XOXO right back at you! These are beautiful. Thank you for capturing these final moments before we become a family of 3. We love having you there to catch all these wonderful moments in our lives.

Kim Panter - I love these pictures. What a beautiful way to memorialize this occasion.

Cyndi - Loved the pictures. The one in the tree is my favorite. Congrats to the 3 of you.

A rehearsal in the dress. Columbus Wedding Photography

Elise. Bridal.

I love bridal sessions. The bride puts on her dress and gets to play dress up before the BIG day. She’s relaxed and ready to have fun in her beautiful gown.

Elise did this session for her father. She plans to gift him with a portrait and poem on her wedding day. I couldn’t post these until after her day. You know, she doesn’t want to ruin the big reveal of this gorgeous gown!


I’ve always wanted to photograph near some colorful newspaper stands. It kinda goes with a wedding dress, right?! Sure!

Pixie’s fave.



Love, love, love!  My fave.

She’s so happy. So pretty.

Um, pink heels. Yes, please.

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Little Sleeping Prince. Columbus Family Photography

The James Family.  Beautiful.

Luke.  Four Months Big.

He was pretty funny during our session.  We laid him on this basket by the river for some photos with a “country feel”.  He passed out.  Dead asleep.  It was hilarious.  Mommy fed him and he woke up with huge smiles and laughs.   Then we headed to old Pickerington for some city photos.  He passed out.  Dead asleep.  And this time there was NO waking him up.  So on with the shoot we went.  And, honestly, these are some of my favorite photos.  The little sleeping prince.


He is such a ham!


New prop. You likey? Answer: Oh, yes, very much so. Good buy Crystal Jo!

This was mommy’s fave.

Sad.
Happy.
Chunker Munk.
Aren’t they cute?!
Baby steps.
AHHHHHH.
This was daddy’s fave.  
Yes, yes, yes.  This would make a BEAUTIFUL canvas.  

Everything about this is just perfect. Perfect little family. Proud mommy. Happy, happy, people.  (My fave on the left.)

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Debbie - You are sooooo AMAZING at what you do. Thank you so much for capturing these photos for us. Couldn’t have been happier with the result!

John R. White - Beautifully done! Grandma and Grandpa White are sure to want a few of these!