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Since marrying Amanda, Matt has become more and more of a sweets person (but one of Amanda’s nicknames is Cookie Monster, so…).   The idea for this shoot came to us unexpectedly one Thursday evening.  A magazine we love posted a challenge for photographers to capture the story behind “yummy treats”, which of course Amanda was […]

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Wadsworth, Ohio This project was a great reminder that stories really do drive everything.  Story provides direction, foundation.  A good story not only provides direction but also leaves the reader with a lesson or at the very least, an emotion.  It’s hard to have a bad time hanging out with my fiancée, but any time […]

Stories & Direction // Video

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Ashland, Ohio There is always a better, fancier thing out there, something that promises to make you happy once you buy it. In photography there is a similar false promise. Companies would have people believe that if they buy a certain lens or new accessory all of their dreams will come true, that magically their business will […]

Tools of Storytelling // Personal

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Reed Wakefield at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University has been a great friend and resource from the start of my business.  When he called me the day before an event, I knew I had to do everything I could to help him out.  Social justice is something that I’m […]

Land of a Thousand Hills // Video

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Fort Lupton, Colorado You may have noticed by now, but I truly believe that stories matter.  I genuinely believe that they affect lives, direct them even.  Stories have a way of helping life makes sense, they tie everything together, they ties lives together.  A few weeks ago, I posted my immediate family’s most recent family […]

Written In // Family Photos

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Smithville, Ohio Just like any profession, photography has its pros and cons.  Getting to photograph your family qualifies as both.  I am usually an outside perspective on a story, but getting to document how my family’s story changes and shifts is a much more intimate role.  Not only do I get to tell our story, […]

Time is Flying // Family Photos

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It’s time for winter to be over. The ice and snow have been so beautiful, but the cold has had its time.

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Ben & Laurel’s wedding day was a party from beginning to end, but with feelings.

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