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    I am so happy to have you here if this is our first time visiting! For those that don't know me, I started my photography business, Harvest of Memories, in 2009 and never, ever imagined I would be where I am right now, which would be running my business, full-time from my home! I am not your average photographer. I am unique and creative photographer. I am a wife and mother of two precious girls and hit the ground running when I started my business. I have taken photographs for people all over Ohio and gained so many clients just by word of mouth. HOM is not a "pose and shoot" business. I produce inventive, original, timeless photographs to cherish important memories forever. I am currently serving Central Ohio including Columbus, Gahanna, New Albany, Granville, Westerville, and Newark, Ohio.

    "Life is pretty simple to me.....pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around their neck that says 'Make me feel important.'" -Darlene Hall

    Photo credit to Amanda Estep Photography. (www.amandaestepphotography.com)

Newark Ohio Family Photos | Layton & Schmitt Family

Newark Ohio Family Photos

Sometimes when a last minute family photo session gets scheduled it ends up being a great session with lots of laughs.  I have known the Layton & Schmitt family for years and I’m very fortunate to have shared in so many family memories with this group of incredibly nice people.  Everybody was so patient as I made a complete fool of myself and lots of crazy sounds to get little Cash to look in my direction.  This was the session that I just about died in laughter when Dusty told the dog to sit and Cash parked his butt down.  This family owned property is everybody’s favorite and I’m sure you will all agree when you view the pictures below.  I can’t wait to hear when grand baby #60 makes her debut the closer we make it to Christmas.

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December 7, 2016 - 1:52 am

Newark Ohio Newborn Pictures | Weston - […] rest of the family for a group photo that filled my heart with joy.  To view those images, click here.  I love watching Michelle and Dusty be parents to some pretty amazing kiddos.  They will have […]

April 17, 2017 - 1:26 pm

Newark Ohio Weddings | Gerard and Cyndi - […] this special occasion as I have been the family photographer for many occasions.  Click here to view their gorgeous fall photos at their […]

Granville Christian Academy Senior | Makenna

Granville Christian Academy Senior

The last few years, I have had the chance to work Seniors I have known since they were a little one and Makenna is no different.  For years, I watched Makenna grow up at the Heath Church of Christ church.  Sitting quietly beside her parents, singing along on the stage when it came time for the kids to perform, and now into an incredible young adult with a promising future ahead of her.  I am so honored to have had the chance to take her Sweet 16 pictures as well as her Senior portraits at Inniswood Metro Garden in Westerville, Ohio.  We had so much fun and gorgeous weather.  Enjoy your final year of High School Makenna.  Make memories that will last a lifetime.

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Dawes Maternity Pictures | Matthew and Chasity

Dawes Maternity Pictures

I am over the moon excited for Matthew and Chasity!!!  You don’t want to miss their Dawes Maternity Pictures.  I have been fortunate enough to be their family photographer since Matthew put a ring on Chasity’s finger.  They love to make each other laugh that ultimately makes me laugh when I’m around them.  They celebrate a year of marriage and welcome their baby girl in December.  I’m counting down the weeks until we all meet this little girl.  It will be grand baby #60 believe it or not on Chasity’s side of the family!  I met with Matthew and Chasity yesterday and we talked about how life will change, but I told them I firmly believe that because they make each other laugh so much they will surely have a very happy and easy to care for baby girl.

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Columbus Engagement Pictures | Nick and Alecia

Columbus Engagement Pictures

It’s been a fair amount of time since I have traveled to Columbus, Ohio, but these Columbus Engagement Pictures with Nick and Alecia remind me I need to make that trip more often!  I am so excited the construction is pretty much wrapped up on the Scioto Mile as we had lots of gorgeous locations available for them.  We incorporated water which is always dreamy, the city background that is super sweet, a touch of urban, and lots of gorgeous architecture.  Which has been a personal goal of mine and when I mentioned it to them, they said they loved the idea so we ran with it more than once.  Nick and Alecia were game for anything.  Walking along the rocks as a way to use the wall as a wind blocker as we had a minor wind advisory the day we met.  As a photographer, when this happens it can be frustrating as you want everybody to have fun so my advice would be keep assuring the couple the wind will stop eventually and keep telling them how good they’re doing with it all.  I have been in that position before with my hair out of control during a session and it can easily make somebody worried it’s showing up in their pictures.  By doing this, Nick and Alecia went home very excited to see their images.  To view more of their engagement pictures, click here.

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Dawes Engagement Pictures | Devin and Taylor

Dawes Engagement Pictures

I don’t even know how to start this entry because I am so excited for Devin and Taylor.  I first met this couple 4 years ago at Devin’s HS Senior session.  They asked for a boyfriend/girlfriend photo session, which I absolutely loved because of their joyful personalities together.  Watching them both have a fantastic Senior year, they both went off to college, Devin pursued his baseball scholarship, Taylor participated in numerous pageants, and to watch them both support each other by traveling miles to see each other would make any parent proud.  When the engagement announcement hit, I was elated!!!  I think the world of Devin and Taylor and having them on my wedding calendar for next year makes my heart happy.  We landed a gorgeous day at Dawes for their engagement session and I loved all of the props that Taylor brought along.  I have to admit the baseball shirts with their date on the back is my all time favorite.  Those of you that know me, know that baseball/softball is my favorite sport.

 

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