Portrait of Laura and Joren embracing and laughing

We believe the best photos are natural and authentic.

They capture a moment and tell a story of who you are. Years later, when looking back on them there will be a memory attached. The inside joke that had you laughing or the beautiful park you found where you spent all day sharing stories.

We’re Joren and Laura. We’re a husband and wife photography team who love to capture those real, authentic memories of you and your loved ones. Just like you, we have a story to tell. We’ve been together since the days of Myspace. We love spending our time outdoors, whether we’re hiking, camping or kayaking. We could just as easily be found on the couch vegging out on some sci-fi or researching tiny house living.

Our passion for photography started with a different passion - travel and adventure. We wanted to photograph our best memories on the road and around the world, but we wanted photos that we’d be proud to hang on our walls.

With time and lots of hard work we developed our photography skills. We spent more and more time behind the camera. We started serving on the photography team at our church. Eventually that passion turned into something more and we realized that we wanted to help others capture their memories. To give them something they could hang on their walls or send to friends and family in a card.

Those natural, authentic photos.. the ones that tell a story? Those come from a place where you can relax, be yourself, have fun and share a laugh. We’re here to make that happen. So let’s connect, get to know each other and start a friendship. We’d love to meet you through our social media channels and, when you’re ready, go ahead and use our contact form to start a conversation about your next photo session.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you photograph weddings, engagements, or other events?

We are currently not offering wedding services. If you’re celebrating a recent engagement or anniversary, planning a proposal, or have any other life event that you’d like photographed, we’d love to discuss those special occasions with you.

Do you travel for photo sessions?

Yes, we do! We’re ready to travel to whatever destination you have in mind. Beyond 30 miles from Columbus, Ohio an additional travel fee will be added to your custom proposal.

How often do you offer mini-sessions?

We typically offer mini’s 3-4 times a year, seasonally. Spaces are always limited, so if you’re interested in scheduling a mini session, you can check on our current offerings here, or subscribe to our email list, which is the first place we announce them.

Can we order prints from you?

Yes! All of our personalized online galleries make it super easy to view your images and order prints in one place. We offer a wide range of photo prints, canvases and other products, which are processed and shipped directly to you by our selected print shop.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. You also have the option of paying via ACH (eCheck) bank transfer. Before payment is due you will receive an email with a link where you can securely pay online.

What is your rain date or cancellation policy?

In the event of inclement weather that prevents us from having your photo session on the scheduled date, we will notify you of the need to reschedule and we will agree upon a future date.

Your initial deposit for your photo session holds your selected date and prevents us from booking other work, so if you decide to cancel, we reserve the right to hold the deposit.

Can we choose our photo session location?

Of course! We’re ready and willing to meet up for your photo session at your dream location. The more exotic the better!

Can we include our pet(s) in our photo session?

Yes! We welcome the four-legged members of your family, just give us a heads up when you contact us regarding your session so we can make sure we’re properly prepared.

Do you provide props?

Our style is centered around genuine smiles and candid moments. We believe that the very best photos of you and your family are focused on just that. We generally do not provide props unless otherwise noted. If you have a meaningful item you’d like to bring along, just let us know and we’ll make sure to incorporate it in your shoot.

General Questions

Why should we hire you?

This is the big question isn’t it? We understand the importance of selecting the right photographer, as we’ve been in that position many times ourselves. Our hope is that when you choose us you will be choosing more than just a person to take nice photos. We work hard to build a connection and friendship with each of our clients.. to get to know each other and form a lasting relationship. We believe our photo sessions are fun and relaxed, an environment where you can be yourself and let us capture some genuine moments.

What is your photography style?

Some of the words we always use to describe our work are ‘natural’ and ‘candid’. Our goal with each session is to capture authentic moments that show off the true personality of our subjects. We are always sure to grab a few classic poses, but our focus is on genuine laughter, fun, and expressions of love.

The aim of our editing style is to be timeless. We want your photos from today to look just as good twenty years from now and not just be a reflection of the current, popular trends. We like to capture bright and airy shots with accurate, but slightly muted colors.

What type of camera/equipment do you use?

We currently shoot on a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon EOS R. Our range of lenses include Canon, Sigma and Tamron products and allow us to capture everything from wide angle shots (24-70mm, f/2.8) to close up details (70-200mm, f/2.8). One of our favorite portrait lenses is our Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4.

Do you back up your images so that they don’t get lost?

Absolutely! We’re pretty meticulous about our image storage and backup process, so rest assured that your images will always be safe on more than one physical storage device.

Editing and Photo Delivery

How long will it take for us to receive our photos?

You’ll receive your private session photos within 14 days. We aim to edit and deliver photos via our online gallery as quickly as possible. 

How many images do you typically deliver from a photo session?

We deliver at least 30 edited images from each private session, sometimes more depending on each situation.

How do you deliver images?

We use ShootProof to deliver your photos in a personalized online gallery. When they’re ready, you’ll receive a link to your gallery via email, where you can easily view, download and share all of your images. Prints and other products can be ordered directly through the gallery and will be processed and shipped right to your doorstep by our selected print shop partners.

Do you touch up all of the photos you deliver?

Touch ups are included in all of our senior sessions. Upon request, touch ups can be added to any other type of session for an additional fee.

What is involved in your editing process?

Before they’re delivered, all of our photos are digitally edited using professional software, to ensure they look best whether you choose to have them printed or just download them. We pay special attention to achieve an accurate, timeless look and feel to your photos. This editing includes fine tuned adjustments to aspects of each photo such as color, contrast, exposure, and sharpness, among others.

Digital touch-ups are an added step included in each senior photo session and serve to eliminate unwanted distractions, such as blemishes, without creating an unnatural, airbrushed effect.

How long will our online photo gallery be available?

Your online gallery will remain active for 30 days from the date of delivery.

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