Exploring Columbus: Chinese Lantern Festival

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am back once again with my Exploring Columbus series and this showcase is of the Chinese Lantern Festival that was going on back in January. It took place at the Ohio Fair Grounds and was a showcase of Chinese culture and history. From the food to the clothing to the giant lights, it allowed me to get a glimpse into the past and see a piece of culture I traditionally don’t get to experience. I grew up loving history, and had a particularly affinity for Chinese culture and traditions. So enjoy the images I was able to capture and let me know what you think!

Exploring Columbus: Zoo Lights

Hi everyone, and welcome to 2019. It is still January, so we are finally getting some snow and still hanging on to our New Year’s Resolution, albeit barely. This year, I decided to bring back my Exploring Columbus series, and I will be starting it out with the Zoo Lights. So for those of you who aren’t familiar, Columbus, Ohio has one of the best zoos in the country, and subsequently, one of the best zoo lights shows. I really wanted to focus on the brightness of the lights, contrasted with the darkness surrounding it with the reflections all around, and I think i captured that quite well. Let me know what you think, and as always, reach out and lets go shooting!

Portrait Life: Rachel

The last few months have been crazy busy and had their ups and downs, but now it is time to get back to shooting!! I recently reconnected with my good friend Rachel and we went out shooting! It was quite the cold day and she was a bit apprehensive at first, but she really broke outta her shell and we got some great shots. So enjoy!!!

Family Portraits

     While I very much enjoy taking landscapes and pictures of nature, I also very much enjoy taking portraits of people. I love being able to get to know them, and really express their personality through the pictures. 

     So a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take the family portraits of my friend Jacob. It was a super great time, getting to meet the rest of his family, hang out, and have a good time. Here are a few of the snapshots from the day. Enjoy! 

Exploring Columbus: Darby Creek

    So I have made it a desire to start really exploring the city that I live in. While I have lived here my whole life, I think its high time I dig into it and see what I can find. Whether that be parks, the city, or simply around the corner. 

    I have decided to begin my adventure at the park that I grew up nearby. Darby Creek is a park I have been to countless times, so I might as well start there.

    Enjoy the photos!

Exploring the North

One of the most popular areas in Columbus is the Short North. You can really explore the shops and small boutiques, finding stuff that you didn't know you needed. You can stop off and enjoy some food or drinks at one of the many eateries, pubs, or bars as well. I was driving through and couldnt help but stop off and take some quick pictures. So enjoy!  

Love is in the Air

Tis the time for wedding bells. I always find it funny how easy it is to laugh in the presence of those you love. And that is evident with Josh and Sarah. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take some pictures of two of my childhood friends for a pre-wedding shoot. I always love hanging out with them and getting to photograph the experience. So below are a few shots from the evening. Enjoy! (Oh, and special thanks to Lisa for the extra assistance) 

Praire Oaks Park

   Right Priorities are necessary for Right Perspectives

   Often times we get caught up in what we are doing, and not why we are doing it. So it is crucial to be able to take a step back and see things in a different light. Push yourself to not stay in the pit, but rather, to pull yourself out. 

   These pictures are from Praire Oak Park, in Columbus, Oh. I went around sunset and was able to capture some beautiful shots. Enjoy and if you want to do a shoot of any type or variety, reach out and let me know!

Kiwanis Riverway Park

     So they say, that sometimes you have to get lost to truly find yourself. So that is why I like to go adventuring. Because maybe I'll stumble upon something fantastic and beautiful out in nature, and in the process, might just find the same thing in myself.

      That being said, I went walking around Kiwanis Riverway Park in Dublin, OH to see what I could find. I want to start creating, both with people and with the nature that is already there. So these are a few glimpses into what I found. Hope you all enjoy. 

Coffman Park

So one of my favorite things about photography is that it allows you to express and create. There is no limit to what you can do, except the limit you put on yourself. You can take what is around you and capture it in a way that not only makes you happy but can show off the beauty that is around you. While everyone has different taste and flavor, there  is still more than enough room for everyone to create what they want. 

That being said, I strolled around Coffman Park, and walked away with some shots. Enjoy 

Goodale Park with Sara

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine Sara let me take some pictures of her at the park. Goodale is one of my favorite parks to go to and take pictures at. And she was gracious to stand (and sit) in front of the camera and let me take some shots.