Quiet Morning in Home, Newborn Photographer

Adding a second baby to a young family is challenging. The toddler isn't much more than a baby himself. He just doesn't understand who this new little creature really is and why he's suddenly the center of attention. I know, I've been there. My oldest two are less than two years apart and while I loved their closeness, I appreciate the challenges of having t[...]

Wedding at the Sanctuary, Cincinnati Photographer

So you know that moment when the beat drops and the party goes from elegant and subdued to fun and vibrant? Yeah that happened shortly after the first dance ended during Carolyn and Robert's super fun wedding reception at the Sanctuary in Cincinnati OH. There's something super special about a wedding that can go from a beautiful heartfelt Catholic ceremony t[...]

Is a Documentary Wedding Photographer Right for You?

Wedding photographers run the gamut from beautiful airy posed portraiture that looks like it was pulled straight from a magazine to gritty, raw, unfiltered imagery of a candid-only reportage photographer with a truly streetworthy style. And I'm not judging ANY of that, because just like there's true love out there for everyone, there's also a perfect photogr[...]

Best of 2019, Cincinnati Family Photographer

So it's mid-February and I'm finally ready to share some of my personal favorites from the past year. This has been a landmark year for Mischief and Laughs Photography. It was my first full year back in the Cincinnati, OH area and I was blessed to be able to reconnect with long time clients and meet many new ones as well. This year I photographed over 75 fam[...]

Editing Birthmarks in Newborn Photography

You can call it a storkbite, salmon patch, or (my favorite nickname) an Angel kiss. These sweet words all describe a common type of harmless birthmark in newborn babies, a nevus simplex. They are common and become more apparent when baby is crying or hot. Most of the time they are relatively fleeting, with most disappearing by toddlerhood. Editing birthmarks[...]

Cincinnati Family Portraits, Falling for that light

Ok guys, there's not much I like more than a warm, sunny day and an evening thick with sunshine. So here's the deal. Take one look at these portraits and you'll fall in love too! When it's time to schedule your appointment with Mischief and Laughs Photography, be sure to tell me that you love that sunset light and that you really want to make it happen...[...]

Can't Handle The Cuteness, Cincinnati Family Photographer

I don't have a lot to say about this session (because I've written three blog posts already today and my brain is fried.) But I will say this - I LOVE working with families. They are all so very different. Even within the same family, there's no telling what you'll get, I mean case in point with the sweetest big sister and the spunkiest little sister. Whoooo[...]

Big Love, Cincinnati Family Photographer

I adore big families with lots of children! Especially if they are as sweet as this family! We had a blast during our session at Ault Park in Cincinnati OH. I loved the fact that all the kids had fun ideas to try! And with six little opinions, plus my direction, we had a very full hour of laughing and playing in the park. There was definitely no shortage [...]

Quiet, Cincinnati Newborn Photography

One of my favorite things about being a newborn portrait photographer is the quiet and peace that surrounds the session experience. It's not rushed, it's calm, it's warm - it's such a cozy experience. I try my best to do literally everything for the parents - they sit and watch while I soothe baby into a deep sleep. The sessions take place in the comfort [...]