50th anniversary family portraits

Look at these happy folks! They're celebrating Bill and Diana's 50th wedding anniversary and wanted photographs taken at the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus.

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After just a few minutes with this family I had a feeling they would be game for something a little silly. We had a practice run on the count of three where everyone except the couple of honor would do something celebratory. They didn't even need a trial run because they are a hoot! One take was all they needed to look awesome. I LOVE how into it the guys in the back row got.


With eleven people we had so many combinations of people - here are just the adult siblings with their wonderful parents.


We had to get creative with locations because due to their celebration dinner at 5pm, they needed photos at 3pm - right at the harshest time of day in summer. I always use portable professional lighting, which helps combat the sun and achieve a lovely group portrait. This little alcove with the sun behind them and flowers surrounding them worked great!


Here's the happy couple of honor. They are cute as can be and once Diana started laughing she couldn't quit! It was a joy to photograph this family. Thinking of having your own group photographed at the Scioto Mile? I'd love to create beautiful family portraits for you. Contact me now!

Ohio German shepherd

Dax is a sweet boy who wanted *attention*! He had a good time running around the yard and having fun on a warm spring evening. When the camera came out, he turned on the charm.

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I only wish the sun had come out! It was cloudy and threatened rain all day long and then in the afternoon as I arrived the sun was shining for all of two minutes. It hid behind those clouds on the right of the picture and never came out again. Luckily I always bring lights to create a beautiful portrait in any kind of natural light. Dax looks so regal here, making this a favorite shot of him with his ears up and mouth smiling. Good boy!

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Watching for Santa

Merry Christmas from an excited little boy!

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One evening I had all my lights and camera in our living room and still had not moved everything to the basement. I grabbed a quick shot of my son and spent the rest of the evening creating this image. It's a nice change since usually all my portraits have a dog in them! Colby was settled in for a long winter's nap and they say to let sleeping dogs lie, so she got a night off from modeling for me.

Columbus Dispatch Cbus Top Picks 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

We were thrilled to be named the #1 Pet Photographer by the Columbus Dispatch Top Picks for 2018. We’ve had the honor of being your #1 Top Pick in 2016 (which was the inaugural year) and 2017 as well.

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This was the Dispatch’s third year of doing the Top Picks, and it was our third time at the awards ceremony. They put on a very elegant evening at St. Charles Prep every year.

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My Uber was really fancy. Ha!

It was a great evening and thank you again to everyone who voted for Browning Photo!!

Red golden retriever

Harley is a big beautiful redhead. The runt of the litter, she's now a gorgeous healthy dog.

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Harley was a born model.


I love this photo in particular. Something about it reminds me of the Bush's baked beans commercials. Remember when the premise was that the baked beans company has this secret family recipe and the only one who's heard it is Duke, their dog, and the dog looks at the camera and says "Roll that beautiful bean footage." This scene with the beautiful tree draping down in the late afternoon light over the lake and Harley's slightly mischievous expression reminds me of that!

(After typing all that I looked up the Bush's baked beans commercial and the real Duke was camera-shy, so a professional dog model stepped in! Both were golden retrievers and the Duke in the commercials was a red golden retriever, so that's why Harley reminds me so much of that dog! Mystery solved.)


Harley carries her own leash. She loves having a stick in her mouth or toting her own lead on walks.


One last portrait of Harley. I love this dog. She's so sweet and her red hair really stood out against the green leaves of summer.

But that's not all! Stay tuned to see Part II of her beautiful photo shoot.

Have a red dog that would look stunning against the green grass and leaves? I'd love to help you create beautiful portraits! Contact me now!

Four rescue dogs

These four dogs had very rough starts to their lives. Their sweet souls endured circumstances no animal should ever face, but they've found a loving happy home with the nicest, most caring couple ever.

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We did their photo shoot in their own backyard. After the sun set, we moved inside and I set up a little studio in their living room. Meet Hiney, Tiny, Skamp, and Baby.


Their family has a huge yard with so much space for them to romp and play. Their pet parents wanted a shot of Skamp and Baby running across their property.


Baby is really apprehensive so she kept her distance from me. The fact that I got a quick pat in by the end of our time together meant she must have started to trust me. When we first met for our planning session, Baby was very skeptical of me but when she saw how nice I was to Skamp she started warming up to me. By the time our photo shoot rolled around she was back to being a bit leery of me and my camera, but she came around. I was particularly excited that she let me get this portrait and the group portrait on the black background.

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One more of Skamp running straight for me. He has a permanent smile on his face, and with this beautiful yard and a three furry siblings to play with and doting parents and a warm bed at night, it's no wonder he's a happy boy now.

Want your own dogs photographed in the great outdoors? Contact me now - I'd love to discuss a photo session with you!

Yorkie in Autumn

Mira is a tiny senior Yorkshire terrier who loves to lick and be snuggly. Mira's mom decided to have autumn portraits taken in their favorite spot. They hike here often and it's a hidden gem for sure.

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Mira did a great job! She walked all over and listened when we called to her. She stayed nicely and perked up when we needed her to.


Mira loves wearing her sweater! Want lovely autumn portraits of your best friend? I'd love to hear your ideas! Contact me now.