Adam Tanya & Harrison | Columbus, Ohio Family Photography

This family has a special place in my heart…they are MICHIGANDERS!!! This is the only client where I could show up wearing my Michigan State sweatshirt (on game day) and not get kicked out of the house. 😉 (Oh you know I love my Buckeye friends!) These are my favorites from our time together.

Baby faces at this age melt me.

I love to shoot in my client’s home. I find light in the most unexpected places. We were camped out for the first half of this shoot on their kitchen floor. Don’t worry about your house not being straight out of Pottery Barn. Don’t worry that you don’t have your living space “finished” with all the decor you want. All the matters to me is light. And I will find it. I will.

It amazes me how the light changes with the seasons. It seems crisp and cool in the winter months as opposed to the soft and warm light that evening summer sun gives us. I welcome the change.

Mama snuggles.

So as I mentioned above…I love this family. When we did this shoot there was a huge winter storm warning with 4-5 inches of snow coming down. I called Tanya and said “I’m still coming. We’re from Michigan. I have four-wheel-drive. 4-5 inches? This is a dusting for us.” She agreed. And then we went outside in it. AHHHHH-mazing!!!

This is a favorite of mine! Not only is Harrison super adorable catching snowflakes…but he’s getting big squeezes from his dad. Something about dads and their boys…makes me swoooooon!

I can’t believe how much Harrison has grown! Congrats on your adorable growing family and your beautiful new house! Can’t wait to see you again this spring! xoxo



Married : June 12, 2010 : Together : 8 years

How they met : (as told by Tanya) : We met through a mutual friend at Central Michigan University

Best vacation you’ve been on together : A cruise to the Caribbean

ADAM : Brighton, Michigan : Favorite Things : hawk, the color blue, Mexican food, Tigers opening day : Described by Tanya : loving, hard-working, trustworthy, goofy, forgetful

TANYA : Grand Haven, Michigan : Favorite Things : Elephants, the color blue, pizza, days spent by the water in the sun with family and friends : Described by Adam : caring, fun loving, spunky, beautiful, thoughtful

HARRISON : 8 months : Favorite Things : stand up activity table & pacifier, the songs Silent Night and I Love You (yes, the Barney song) , cereal with mixed fruit, and Eric Carle’s Animal Babies book : Described by Mom & Dad : active, happy, playful, cute and animated

Best Harrison moment so far : Each day is a new and fun adventure but bath time is always a happy and fun time.

Advice for new parents : Although advice from other parents is helpful, remember every child is different, so don’t feel frustrated or defeated if something doesn’t work for you that worked for others. Be patient and take a couple minutes for yourself each day.

What is the one baby item you couldn’t live without : When Harrison was younger it was his swing and now it’s Baby Einstein videos.



January 14, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Laura - Cuuuuuuute!!! Awesome work finding light inside, but I love love LOVE all the outdoor snowy photos – especially Harrison catching snowflakes on his tongue!

January 15, 2014 - 4:21 am

NIcki - This little guy is such a cutie!!! Such an adorable family and all these photos are amazing! My favorites are the black and whites in the snow. Awesome job on this session!

January 15, 2014 - 5:07 pm

Ben - That black and white of them looking at him? Killer. Great job.

January 15, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Melissa Yocum - What a cute little munchkin!! LOVE the family pics in the snow! 🙂

January 15, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Bobbi - You made shooting in the snow look easy! (and it’s not.. ) 😉 These images are so money… you rock at nailing focus! Beautiful images my friend… BEAUTIFUL!

January 15, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Suzanne - you saved the best for last! love that shot- needs to be a big old canvas in the front room!! he is loved and well dressed 🙂

January 15, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Molly - Photos three and four, and the first black and white of them in the snow: PRICELESS. You are so good with families, Meg, and your images are always so crisp and sharp. Plus I could totally feel the winter light in these. Love them all! 😀

January 15, 2014 - 10:02 pm

maike rinaye - I LOVE this baby in his red sweater! And the snow images are awesome.

January 15, 2014 - 11:10 pm

Rachel - These are so cute! Great job finding the light in that home. And I adore the last images with the snow, especially the very last pictures. it’s like… BOOM!

January 17, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Jacqie - OMG HIS EYES! I’m in love with this child. Amazing, gorgeous, perfect job.

January 17, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Nichole - What a cute little boy with the HUGEST eyes! Your focus is nailed all the time! And I love the snow family photo… also his litle tongue out in one of the snow pics – too cute!

January 18, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Julie - Those eyes and the snow pics! I love them! Such a cute family!