Baby Carsten | Columbus Ohio Family Photographer | Megan Danser


I LOVE this family. I met them when I was very pregnant with Leo and their first baby (sweet Rosalind!) had just arrived. Since then, Jill and I have kept in touch and have even spotted each other during a Cap City Marathon. (You’re the best cheerleader Jill!) Sooooo OBVIOUSLY I was super excited for them when they told me baby Carsten had arrived and it was time for photos. Let’s do thissss!


This doggie still has my heart. Tesla, you are in the Top Three Favorite Pets That I Photograph category. green-3green-2

And look at how much my girl Rosalind has grown!! green-5green-8


That image on the right was a special request from Jill. We have the same shot of baby Rosalind too.


Another fave! green-11

I’m SO SO happy for you guys and adore the newest addition to your family. Thank you for making me a small part of your celebration. xoxoxo


Columbus, Ohio

Together:: Our love story….We have known each other our whole lives. We were born on the same day, in the same hospital (Jill is a few hours older). Nathan grew up next door to Jill’s best friend. They started dating their senior year of high school (2002-2003) and the rest is history.
Engaged:: July 2006
Married:: Sept.15, 2007

Hometown ::  Antwerp, Ohio
Fave Food :: A good Mac & Cheese…yes, I am 3 years old 🙂
Described by Nathan :: loving, caring, hardworking

Hometown :: Antwerp, Ohio
Fave Food :: Steak
Described by Jill :: caring, patient, jokester

Age: 3…will be 4 in January
Fave Food :: Sandwiches…like Peanut Butter and Jelly (straight from her mouth, lol)
5 words :: Caring, Smart, Beautiful, Curious, and Funny

Age :: 5 weeks (born on Sept. 30th)
Fave Song :: Anything his big sister sings to him.
5 words :: Hungry, Sleepy, Smelly (sometimes good sometimes bad kind of smells), Fussy = a newborn…but we are sooooo in love 🙂

Most surprising thing about being a parent the second time around :: The realization that constant chaos is the new normal…and we can’t screw things up too bad 🙂

Favorite current Rosalind habit :: Singing to her baby brother to “make him feel better”

Biggest difference you see between Carsten as a baby and Rosalind :: The size 🙂 Rosalind was quite the peanut…Carsten is a great eater and is actually on the growth charts 🙂

Favorite thing you packed in your hospital bag :: Maybe not a particular thing but the fact that we actually had bags packed this time!

November 7, 2016 - 9:11 am

jacqie - YESSSS! I love this lifestyle sessions, Meg! Those canvases up the stairs are such a nice background. HANG YOUR PHOTOS, YO! But seriously, you found amazing light and that Rosalind is a adorable and sweet and you captured her so well. Rock on, friend!

November 7, 2016 - 9:18 am

Faye - This is one adorable family! If I was this mama I would snuggle those two all day long and do nothing else. Beautiful work Megan!!!

November 7, 2016 - 5:17 pm

jennybz - oh goodness, I remember baby Rosalind!! I can’t believe she’s so grown up!! these are so sweet meggie!! love that close up of Carsten where you can see that little spit bubble! all those tiny things they will want to remember are present here! wonderful job, as always! xx

November 7, 2016 - 10:09 pm

Nicole - One million and one heart eye emojis!!! Looooove these! What a sweet family!! I want another squishy newborn for you to come over and photograph!

November 9, 2016 - 10:26 am

Natalie - How sweet are they?!! I am swooning at that very last shot on the porch! Fabukous job, as always, Megan!

November 12, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Angie - Oh my!! These are absolutely wonderful! Perfect captures of that sweet baby and family!

November 15, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Melissa Yocum - So much fun!! These make the massive life change of adding a new baby look like a piece of cake! What perfect new baby squishiness and Rosalind is so adorable!