Creative | Flexible | Trustworthy
My goal as your photographer is to capture your family genuinely interacting with one another and my priority is to make sure you and your family feel comfortable working with me. I am here to assist prior to your session including offering input and advice on coordinating wardrobes, photo session locations and even tips for prepping your children for photo day.
Your session can take place in your home, at your favorite park, or at that one cool spot you have been driving by for years. Looking for photos at your favorite vacation spot? Just say so, I'll make the effort.
I’m a portrait photographer located in Akron, Ohio. I specialize in lifestyle portraits for Family and Children, Maternity, Newborn, Milestone, Smash Cake Sessions, and High School Senior Photos. I also book a limited number of weddings every year.
Natural light and candid photography are my passion. But I also love dreaming up ideas for promotional mini-sessions and first birthday cake smash sessions and bringing them to life. With me as your photographer, I encourage you to be you, to get comfortable, and to have fun. It's not only my job but my pleasure to capture each and every moment that you didn't know you loved until you saw them frozen in frames.
When I take my photographer hat off, I am a mom to Ben (8) and Kate (6), a personal chef/ caterer, a lifestyle blogger. I also love giving back to the community and donate my time to different charities throughout the year.
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Thank you so much for stopping by. I am grateful you took the time to learn more about me. My clients become my friends and oftentimes like family. I can't wait to work with you and get to know you and your family.
Please take the time to browse my portfolio while you are here. When you see something you love or you're ready to talk more about your vision and dream, contact me.
It will be worthwhile. I promise.
How patient you are with the kids you are shooting, you let them be their crazy selves and you magically get great pictures. -Trista D.
I love that my kids are so comfortable with you and that you’ve grown up with them - it’s as if you’re an extension of our family. I also love that you’re always willing to go explore and shoot in a new space and try something fun and different! We love our Nat! -Megan K.
You respond well to my OCD and always spend the extra time to get the shots I want and the shots I didn't know we wanted. And you are so patient with my crazy family immediate and extended. -Kacey G.
You make the best out of any situation. I’ve been in sessions with you with low light, no light, no props, screaming kids, grumpy grandparents, freaked out animals, and (my personal favorite) a scrambled postpartum momma who didn’t prepare for the session whatsoever.And, no matter what, you deliver what seems impossible: the most amazing photos. My family is so lucky that you’re here to capture the memories. I think a spring session with our new family of four would be great. You’re amazing. -Juliann L.
You are so natural and kind in working with strong willed children. I love your creativity and spirit!! -Constance T.
Akron Mom and Kids is a lifestyle blogger and portrait photographer located in Akron, serving all Akron area, Fairlawn, Bath, Richfield, Hinckley, Hudson, Cuyahoga Falls, Wadsworth, Medina, Green, Cleveland, Bay Village, Westlake & Surrounding Northeast Ohio.