Marriage Equality in Ohio
...But to me, love is love.
››› July 2, 2014 | Tags: Weddings

Ed and Kara's Valentine's Day Columbus Museum of Art Wedding
So, enjoy these photos. Ed is one of the kindest grooms I have ever worked with and Kara's smile just lights up a room. They are beautiful, inside and out, and you can see proof of it in their daughter.
››› March 7, 2014 | Tags: Weddings

Rachel & Nick's Oberlin Engagement Session
Rachel and Nick met while attending Oberlin College. They loved their time here and even though they have since moved away, they felt it would only be fitting to have their engagement photos taken in the town that they love.
››› January 8, 2014 | Tags: Engagements

Oberlin Jazz Faculty Group Photo
What do you do when a client wants a group shot created, but not everyone is there? Well, for the Oberlin Jazz Faculty, I made a deliberate composite image.
››› December 29, 2013 | Tags: Headshots

Joel & Lydia's Fall Engagement Session
Here are the adorable Joel & Lydia! I finished up their signing book for their wedding, so I can share these fun and beautiful images we captured together last fall. I cannot wait for their wedding in September!
››› May 6, 2013 | Tags: Engagements

Camden's Newborn Session in Oberlin, Ohio
Adorable Camden!
››› March 12, 2013 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Sampling of Professional Headshots
Over the past few years I have taken a TON of headshots. I often post the College and Conservatory headshots, but I wanted to take this opportunity to post a sampling of the various professional headshots from my archives.
››› February 16, 2012 | Tags: Headshots

Danielle & Matt's Vintage Elegance Wedding at Common Ground
Danielle & Matt grew up in Ohio and they met at Ohio State. They are such a lovely couple - and both gorgeous as well. They enjoy the outdoors more than anything, so it was really important to Danielle and Matt that they get married outside.
››› September 16, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Heather & Matt's Handmade Riverdog Retreat Wedding
Heather and Matt have one of the most unbelievable stories, and you know I love a good romantic story!
››› September 16, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Anna & Rafa's Oberlin Wedding
This wedding was very special to me. I actually babysat Anna when she was a young girl because her father was my college advisor. Her dad was, and is an amazing professor and did what every college advisor should do - advised me like my own father would have done.
››› July 29, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Jody & Mark's First Church of Oberlin Wedding
Jody & Mark's love story is wonderful fodder for romantics like myself. Jody is a professor of Music Education at Oberlin College. She has lovely friends, a wonderful job - in other words, a fantastic life. She had tried online dating for awhile with no luck.
››› July 23, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Shane's Oberlin High Senior Pics
Shane is a sweetheart. He is obviously a football player by build and uniform, but he also acts and sings in plays. We had a fun outdoor mini-session around Oberlin.
››› June 23, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Zofia's Oberlin High Senior Pics
Zofia is another beautiful and super smart girl from Oberlin High. What is in the water here? We tried to do some "serious" photos of Zofia and failed big time. The girl can't not smile. I love that. Best of luck to you next year when you take on the world!
››› June 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Clara's Oberlin High Senior Pics
Clara is a beautiful and talented girl. She is so talented on the violin that she will be attending a major conservatory of music next year. So, with that in mind, we played around a lot with headshot-y photos using her violin.
››› June 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Anne's Oberlin High Senior Pics
Anne is a gorgeous girl who has a fun personality to match. We got a nice break in the weather and went around Oberlin taking some great pics.
››› June 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Lili & Ian's Oberlin Wedding at the Frank Lloyd Wright House
For their wedding, they chose the Frank Lloyd Wright House in Oberlin, Ohio which is owned by Oberlin College and managed by the Art Museum. It was a small and intimate outdoor wedding and the day was unbelievably beautiful. The day, May the 21st, had special significance to the families as well. It was the holiday of Saints Constantine and Helen.
››› June 8, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Amelia & Sean's Cuyahoga National Park E-Session
Amelia & Sean are getting married this coming October, but with a ton of big things going on in their lives right now, we decided it was time to take their engagement pics. And what better place then Indigo Lake in Cuyahoga National Park. Not only is this picturesque locale serene and beautiful, but it is where Sean proposed to Amelia. Love it!
››› May 16, 2011 | Tags: Engagements

Winter Headshots Recap - Oberlin Headshot Photographer
Just a quick blog entry to show you all just a small handful of the headshots I have been taking this Winter. Best of luck to all of my authors, professors, professionals, actors, performers and especially you graduating seniors. I hope these help you in your post-collegiate pursuits. Come back and visit Oberlin soon.
››› May 16, 2011 | Tags: Headshots

Adam's St. Vincent - St. Mary High School Senior Session
I photographed Adam's brother's Bar Mitzvah earlier last year and last fall, it was his turn to take his senior pics. He drove out to Oberlin and we went all over the place, creating different looks.
››› April 11, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Anna's Homeschool Senior Session
Anna is a sweet, spiritual young lady. I had a blast making her smile and creating some beautiful images for her family to cherish always.
››› April 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Georgia's Shaker Heights High Senior Session
Along with some amazing photos of Georgia (who is truly stunning) I got to take some of Georgia and her besties. It was really fun and they were all so cute together.
››› April 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Kara's Firelands High School Senior Session
We booked a session and made plans to incorporate Kara's love of cheerleading, her prom dress and other fun clothes and accessories. We had the most beautiful day, with stunningly blue skies. Check out a few of my faves from the session.
››› April 8, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Tiana & Michael's Wedding at Landoll's Mohican Castle
Tiana and Michael had their dream fairytale wedding at Landoll's Mohican Castle in Loudonville, Ohio on a gorgeous, warm Fall day. There has been an air of fairy tales throughout their entire relationship. Tiana and Michael met at Oberlin College their freshman year. They were good friends and Michael had a huge crush on Tiana, but kept it secret.
››› March 11, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Zach's Oberlin High Senior Session
Zach is a really sweet guy. He is really laid back and easy going and has gorgeous eyes. We did some photos in my studio and then headed out to take some photos around town and where he works as a life guard and swimming instructor. Lastly we headed out to take photos with his horse and his dog Checkers.
››› March 3, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Ali's Oberlin College Senior Session
Ali is an artist and photographer and has a fabulous and wild sense of style. She approached me to photograph her on the eve of her graduation from college. She is fantastic at posing too.
››› February 16, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Jane & Hubert's Josaphat Arts Hall Wedding
Jane & Hubert met at a party, dancing. And now that I have been to their wedding and seen Hubert dance, I know why Jane was so intrigued. He is an amazing dancer and a consummate gentleman. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
››› February 14, 2011 | Tags: Weddings

Gena's Oberlin High Senior Session
Gena is a cool girl with a fun sense of style. We took photos around town and in my studio. We had a beautiful fall day - I especially loved the gorgeous ivy we foun
››› February 10, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Clara's Oberlin High Senior Session
Clara spent some time living in India last year so one of the items that Clara brought with her that is special to her, is one of her Indian outfits. It was given to her by her Indian host family for her to wear to a wedding there. The detail and color in the fabric is truly stunning, and Clara looked gorgeous wearing it.
››› February 10, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Abby's Oberlin High Senior Session
Abby is a beautiful girl with stunning red hair and freckles! I love it. She has babysat for my boys before and has a great attitude. She is also really into photography and painting. So, during our session, I also gave her a few pointers along the way.
››› February 10, 2011 | Tags: Seniors

Snow Day Catching Up!
All visions of finishing the work I had planned went out the window. But luckily for me, my husband agreed to work from home for an hour while I went and grabbed the files I was working on for the blog. Love you Honey!
››› February 10, 2011 | Tags: Personal

Sarah & Steve's Cuyahoga Valley National Park Wedding
Sarah & Steve's ceremony and reception was set for a beautiful end of summer day in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park area. I met up with everyone at the hotel getting ready and then took off for the ceremony.
››› October 5, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Erickson's Oberlin High Senior Session
I had the chance to photograph Erickson's sister Sarah last year for her senior photos and this time it was his turn. Erickson is a sporty guy. He plays soccer, football, baseball, tennis and he wrestles. Let's just say, sports were a focus of his session. He was very easy going and up for whatever we came up with.
››› September 30, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Brandi's Senior Oberlin College Senior Session
Brandi approached me a year ago at the beginning of her senior year at Oberlin College. She had never had the senior photo experience in high school and really wanted to ensure that she had it for college.
››› September 30, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

2 Day Sale on Canvas Prints!
Hey Rosen-Jones fans! Did you ever really want a CANVAS PRINT from one of my images. Well, if you order in the next 2 days you will receive 25% off! Call or email for more info. Or just enter the code CANVAS25 in the shopping cart.
››› September 28, 2010 | Tags: Studio

Amy & Greg's Olmsted Falls Wedding
Amy & Greg are an adorable couple. You may remember their e-session with their dog Bella, but feel free to go back and check the super cute photos out again. I had a blast getting to know them and I was really looking forward to their wedding which was set for a beautiful summer day.
››› September 24, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Sev's Oberlin High Senior Session
Some of you may remember Sev from his girlfriend Alyssa's senior session back in the fall of 2009. Well, Sev came back to do his senior session and of course, Alyssa had to come along and get in a few shots too.
››› September 17, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Dee Dee & Kyle's Outdoor Wellington Wedding
Deanna contacted me about 5 weeks before her wedding. She comes from a very artistic family and was having a homespun wedding on her parents' beautiful land in Wellington, Ohio. As with many DIY wedding couples, they are working so hard on so many of the details of their wedding that they suddenly realize how important it is to hire a professional to capture their wedding day and not take any chances. In my opinion (and of course I really love and value photography) it is the most important thing to spend your money on.
››› September 17, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Jesse's Bar Mitzvah
I was contacted by Jesse's parents to photograph his Bar Mitzvah. This was a real honor because I know and love this family.
››› September 16, 2010 | Tags: Mitzvahs

Gisolfi-McCready Family 2009
Anyone who has ever been to my studio has seen this family on my walls and in albums. I have been photographing them for YEARS! And they are also dear friends so they let me play around when I have ideas.
››› August 30, 2010 | Tags: Life

Oberlin Conservatory Magazine Cover
I was given the opportunity to photograph the National Medal of the Arts for the cover of the latest issue of the Conservatory Magazine. Quite
››› August 26, 2010 | Tags: Studio

Something sexy...
Have you ever thought about creating some sexy images of yourself - either as a gift to your special someone or just for yourself? There has been a resurgence of "Boudoir" photography in recent years. These are NOT pornographic shots, but sexy in however you define sexy. That could be sweet sexy, sultry sexy, campy sexy, vampy sexy, natural sexy, etc. You don't even have to show much skin - It is all in your attitude, the mood and the location.
››› August 15, 2010 | Tags: Boudoir

Nika & Patrick's Elyria Country Club Wedding
Nika called me right after she got engaged because I have been working with her family for the past 2 years and she wanted to make sure I was available before she scheduled her wedding date! How flattering is that?!? I gave her my open dates and she set about getting the rest of the details in place.
››› August 1, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Aaron's Bar Mitzvah
I was contacted by Aaron's mom Ruby to capture the memories of this beautiful day in her family's life. She asked me to photograph this event because she loved "the art" I captured - her words! I was so flattered.
››› July 15, 2010 | Tags: Mitzvahs

Angelika & Frederick's Cleveland Zoo Wedding
The day finally arrived for Angelika & Frederick and it was also my first wedding of the season. It was a gorgeous Spring day as I set off to meet Angelika, Frederick and their families at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tremont.
››› July 10, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Sarah & Steve's Washington DC E-Session
So, Sarah and Steve grew up in Ohio and are getting married here, but they live in Washington DC and when they booked me to photograph their wedding they asked if there was any way I could come to DC to do their e-sesion.
››› July 8, 2010 | Tags: Engagements

Tiara's Oberlin High Senior Session
Tiara is an amazing young woman. She is going places - for sure! She has a great sense of self and personal style - and she is a lot of fun to be around. We had a blast taking photos and I absolutely love them all. Here are some of my favorites.
››› June 14, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Anna's Oberlin High Senior Session
Anna is a wonderful grad. Not only is she undeniably beautiful, but she is super sweet and down-to-earth. I think she looks like Charlize Theron and used to be a ballet dancer too
››› May 21, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Alex's Firelands High Senior Session
Alexandra is absolutely adorable and has a great vibe to her. She is a lifeguard and plays volleyball and basketball.
››› May 12, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Raina's Headshots
Raina is an unbelievably gorgeous woman who is going for her dream of being an actress. As a gift for the holidays her future in-laws gave her a session with me. How sweet is that?!?
››› May 12, 2010 | Tags: Headshots

Angelika & Frederick's E-Session
They share a love of their German heritage and decided to dress the part for their engagement session. We took full advantage of the lovely first flowers of Spring, and despite the CRAZY winds, managed to get some great photos.
››› April 30, 2010 | Tags: Engagements

Jessica's Oberlin High Senior Session
Jessica's family approached me to create senior portraits that reflected her personality and style. We did some photos in the studio as well as around town. The only prop she brought in was the controller to her Xbox. Loved it!
››› April 29, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Emma's Oberlin High Senior Session
Emma is a really cool young woman. She has a real elegance and grace to her and a real ease as well. She wasn't crazy about having her portrait done, but she was game for anything I wanted to try.
››› April 22, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Meryl's Acton-Boxboro High Senior Session
Meryl is a senior in Massachusetts. She was our babysitter a few years ago when we were living there. Her mom contacted me and asked if there was any way I could fly back to Boston and photograph Meryl's Senior Portrait
››› April 21, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Erin M's Oberlin High Senior Session
Erin is a senior at Oberlin High School. She is also literally the tiniest girl I think I have ever seen. She came out for her senior session during a frigid late January day and braved the elements to get some cool shots at the Apollo Theater (where she works). The manager was even so kind as to put her name and class year on the marque. So cool.
››› April 21, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Nika & Patrick's E-Session
We did the e-session in Nika's hometown, OBERLIN! Since it was pretty cold, we did some shots in the studio and then the two brave soles ventured out with me into the frigid December snow. We walked around Tappan Square and downtown Oberlin and then headed to the Res for some sledding.
››› February 20, 2010 | Tags: Engagements

Great Present Ideas for a Baby Shower!
Want to get that mother-to-be something she'll really love - consider a gift certificate for a maternity or newborn session or any of these fabulous products.
››› February 18, 2010 | Tags: Maternity + Babies , Studio

Mary Beth and Dave's Rose Cafe in Lorain Wedding
So, Mary Beth and Dave were married on October 24, 2009 and their wedding was probably the funnest wedding I have ever photographed! I should have known way back in June during their e-session, that their wedding would be awesome because they are just the most laid back, up-for-anything couple. Anyone who knows them will agree - they just have energy and fun pouring out of them!
››› February 18, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Shelly's Headshots
I also had the pleasure of doing my first Harpist Headshot. What a beautiful instrument. I don't think I have ever heard a solo harp performance before either. It was amazing.
››› February 16, 2010 | Tags: Headshots

Kat's Headshots
For theater headshots it is really important to figure out what your casting type is. You need to create a look that works for how you tend to be cast. This is something I work on when photographing actors. We try different outfits, expressions, etc. until we get that winning image and I always want some feeling in the eyes.
››› February 16, 2010 | Tags: Headshots

Sara's Wellington High Senior Session
Sara came in with a bunch of outfits including her AMAZING prom dress. Right away I started having visions of her wearing this gorgeous dress in a field and at some of my other favorite locations.
››› February 2, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

LeAundra's Oberlin High Senior Session
LeAundra and her family approached me to do her Senior Session. They chose me because my images are creative and beautiful, and I was flexible with my pricing. They really appreciated that they could get what they wanted and not what they had to get.
››› February 2, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Amy & Greg's E-Session
Amy found out about me because she gets her hair done at Adeva. She contacted me, we met and looked at my wedding albums, and I created a custom package for her wedding photography. For all weddings over 6 hours, I throw in an engagement session for free. I do this for several reasons. 1. It is a fun way for me to get to know the couple. 2. It is a chance for me to take portraits of them in some cool locations during a session with no time constraints. And most importantly 3. The e-session is the BEST way for my couples to learn how to relax in front of the camera, get used to my style, and hopefully learn how to completely ignore (unless I get their attention) so that on their wedding day they stay focused on each other and the moment.
››› February 1, 2010 | Tags: Engagements

Karen's Oberlin High Senior Session
Karen is a super sweet, bubbly girl. The hardest thing we did all day was to take photos WITHOUT her smiling. She has an infectious smile and was very easy going about locations. She brought her best friend Dyani along for the photo session - for moral support, as well as a few best friends photos.
››› February 1, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Erin's Oberlin High Senior Session
Erin and her Mom approached me to photograph Erin's Senior Session back in September. We got some gorgeous weather and some fun clothes and some great hair and makeup care of Adeva Salon and Spa and we set out!
››› January 15, 2010 | Tags: Seniors

Catching up! For real now!
So, I haven't been blogging much at all lately. And for good reason. My business really took off and I was so busy I didn't have time to blog all the great photos and sessions. Now, I am bound and determined to put my favorites out there. Watch for entries from sessions from September through January. So here we go.....
››› January 15, 2010 | Tags: Studio

Another photo on asked me if they could use a photo from Jess & Ragan's wedding in their feature on "Must-have Iconic Shots". The photo they used features Jessica walking down the aisle with her father, but from her perspectiv
››› January 3, 2010 | Tags: Weddings

Here is the news I was hinting at! An image of mine, featuring a gorgeous pregnant Kelly, was chosen to be the cover of the Expectant Mother's Guide to Cleveland! I am thrilled and honored and can't wait to see it in print.
››› December 14, 2009 | Tags: Maternity + Babies , Studio

Hello from the end of the busy season!
Hello! I apologize for the lack of entries over the past couple of months, but thankfully it is because I have been extremely busy! So, I can't complain, but I do feel badly that you haven't been able to see all the fantastic work I have done as of late.
››› December 11, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Catching up!
Big thanks to all my clients for their patience!
››› November 18, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Campbell's Oberlin High Senior Session
I had the opportunity to photograph Campbell's Senior Session in October. He is a senior at Oberlin High School and is in their Marching Band!
››› November 5, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Holiday Deadlines
It is definitely that time of year again. Thinking about ordering holiday cards or gifts for friends and family this year? Here are a few guidelines to ensure adequate time for delivery.
››› October 22, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Oberlin College and Conservatory Headshots
So I have recently been doing a lot of headshots for Vocal Performance students in the Conservatory and I have started doing theater department headshots as well. In an attempt to catch up a bit on blogging, here are a couple of my favorites from each of my recent sessions. I am loving getting to know so many students and help them get a good footing on their way into "the real world" outside of Oberlin. My headshot sessions are very affordable and you get a lot for your money as well. Call or email if you have any questions.
››› October 21, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Published in the Vancouver Sun!
I had my first foray into the world of photojournalism (actual newspaper, not wedding-style) thanks to Sadhu Johnston and Manda Gillespie. They are both Oberlin grads who are making waves in the world due to their commitment and creativity with environmentalism.
››› October 18, 2009 | Tags: Life

Canvas Prints Sale!
Been wanting a CANVAS print or cluster for your wall? Now is the time. Take advantage of this limited-time offer. 25% off all canvas prints ordered between now and Monday October 12th.
››› September 30, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Lynne, Jason, Miles & Hudson's Family Portrait
Here are some images from a sweet and fun-loving family out on an adventure walk.
››› September 17, 2009 | Tags: Life

Aliviah's Newborn Session
So just 6 days after Aliviah came into the world, I was at her house documenting this incredibly precious baby. When I arrived, she had just woken up from a super long nap, and she stayed awake and alert for the next hour. What an amazing baby. She was so camera aware, she laughed and smiled when her daddy kissed her. I have never experienced anything quite like it and I love the photos we go as a result.
››› September 17, 2009 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Alyssa's Senior Session
Alyssa is amazing. She is this pint-sized girl who just believes in herself and it really shines through. She is gorgeous, no doubt, but she has a whole lot more going for her that looks alone. I had a great time getting to know her and capturing some incredible images of this important time in her life. Alyssa wanted to start her session at Cascade Park in Elyria because it holds a special place in her heart because it has been an important place for her family for years. We found all kinds of great spots there and then headed back to my studio. On the way back to town, I suggested we stop in a field and do some softball shots.
››› September 10, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Courtney & Marcus' Wedding!
I was super excited for this day to come. Courtney and Marcus booked me to photograph their engagement session, wedding and reception. Their engagement session can be viewed here. They had decided to have a super small wedding (location not determined until a couple of days prior) with just immediate family members present. Their reception will be held on a separate date and will be more of a party with many friends and family members present.
››› September 9, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

Sarah's Senior Session
Sarah is so cute! She is just super bubbly and easy-going. We wanted her senior session to capture her spirit and we started with hair and makeup with Marissa at Adeva Salon and Spa in Oberlin and went super natural - like Sarah.
››› September 4, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Jenny & Jack's Wedding - Part Two
As I wrote in Part One, Jenny and Jack had a lovely brunch and reception at the Hilton in Beachwood, Ohio. After the brunch, we went to the school where they work to take their bridal portraits on the gorgeous campus grounds. Then we returned to the hotel to rest for a minute, change and head back to the school for a casual afternoon cookout. Here are the rest of the photos from the ceremony, brunch, bridal portraits and cookout!
››› August 26, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

Rachel's Grad Session
Rachel is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and she is leaving town soon to move off into the world. She contacted me because she had never had a senior portrait taken in highschool because her choices had been the traditional cheesy background shots that you see at the generic photography studios. That hadn't appealed to her at all. But Rachel is smart enough to realize how important it is to document yourself at a young age and what better way than to commemorate the important moment of graduating from college.
››› August 19, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Jenny & Jack's Wedding - Part One
Jenny and Jack were married on Sunday July 19th at the Hilton in Beachwood, Ohio. The day started bright and EARLY! Jenny was getting her hair done starting at 6:45 am, so I arrived around 7:30 to get started with the getting ready photos. Well poor Jenny had been holding it together, but when she saw me she allowed her inner panic to come out - Her hairdresser had not shown up! She was freaking out, and rightfully so.
››› August 3, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

New Frames - Part One
I have some super exciting new products to share with you all. All of these products create instant impact on your walls and allow you to enjoy your memories as lasting and timeless art. They look great alone and even better in groupings. Please come into the studio to view these options or call me on the phone and I will be happy to discuss which product is best for you.
››› July 30, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Courtney & Marcus' E-Session
Courtney and Marcus are ADORABLE together. I first met them around town. Marcus works for the college and his parents own the beautiful jewelry store in town, Herricks! Courtney grew up here and works at Herricks. They came to my studio opening and loved my work. Well, long story short, Marcus proposed and now I am photographing their engagement and their wedding! I can't wait.
››› July 29, 2009 | Tags: Engagements

Cary & Lilli's E-Session
Cary or "Dr. Foster" as he is known, works with my husband. He is a super sweet guy who has been dating a woman named Lilli long distance for awhile now. For months, he has been planning on asking her to marry him. My husband and I have been privy to these plans and every time Lilli came to visit, it was SO hard to keep my mouth shut. I had seen her ring before she did! (Good job Cary, btw).
››› July 27, 2009 | Tags: Engagements

Sneak Peek at Jenny and Jack's Wedding
Wow, yesterday was a marathon wedding on the Eastside of Cleveland. It was a blast, but I'll tell you all more about it later. Here is one little teaser photo (just a classic, beautiful portrait) to get you excited for the big reveal next week.
››› July 20, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

The Ultra Senior Session
I wanted to take the idea of a "Trash the Dress" session, but instead of a bride wearing her wedding dress, I would take some of my favorite recent seniors and take them out in their prom dresses. To tell the truth, while I love the images often obtained during a TTD session, I have been hesitant to potentially ruin an expensive wedding dress. So a prom dress was perfect because the girls would probably NOT be wearing them again and if some of the dresses got ruined, it wouldn't be the end of the world.
››› July 15, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Mary Beth and Dave's e-session
Mary Beth and Dave found me through Mary Beth's mom who works in Oberlin. We met and really got along and they booked me on the spot. I include engagement session in my packages whenever possible because it is a really fun way for my couples to get to know me and get comfortable in front of my camera. It is also a great way for us to create some really fun and creative photos without the time constraints and pressures of the wedding day.
››› June 25, 2009 | Tags: Engagements

Welcome Aarohi
Our good friends have just adopted a beautiful little girl named Aarohi which means ascending musical scale. I offered them a sitting as a welcoming present. It is such a miracle to witness a new family being created. Aarohi has a wonderful and hilarious personality and her parents are quickly getting the hang of the parenting thing - they are total naturals.
››› June 19, 2009 | Tags: Life

Elizabeth's Maternity Session
Rob and Elizabeth contacted me to create some photos before their second child was born. They were busy finishing up various obligations and Elizabeth's due date was rapidly approaching. We set up a date and crossed our fingers that she wouldn't deliver before the photo shoot! They really loved my natural and real approach to photography and wanted the photos taken in and around their home.
››› June 18, 2009 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Local Newspaper Coverage of the Studio
There are so many wonderful things about living in a small town including the support I have been receiving for opening a new downtown business. Our local paper just published a front-page article about me and the studio and people have been coming up to me all week talking about it.
››› June 16, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Alex and Sandhya's Love-session
Alex approached me with an idea for a surprise anniversary present - a love session with ME! I was thrilled and we set about planning. He took his wife out to breakfast with the request that they dress up a bit, then after breakfast, we met at my studio and SURPRISE! You don't have to be engaged or just married to take romantic photos! Book a lovesession today!
››› May 31, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

Justin's Headshots
I was able to do two sets of headshots today. Justin is a theatre professor at Oberlin College and was super fun to photograph. We came up with a range of looks and I am really thrilled with the outcome.
››› May 27, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Sarah's Headshots
Sarah is a recent Oberlin graduate who is embarking on the next phase of her life. She was a theater major, but was also a Peer Health Advocate for the Center for Leadership in Health Promotion at the college. She is interested in education and the arts and has a great job lined up for the fall.
››› May 27, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Kevin Ray's Headshots
The challenge with photographing an opera singer is that you have to convey drama and personality and spirit with just their face. You don't have their instrument to rely on to tell the viewer what they do. The photo has to catch your eye and draw you in.
››› May 20, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Eliza's Senior Session
So, we started out in my studio and took advantage of my fun fabric selection as backdrops, then we headed out into nature to find some cool locations. We selected an amazing abandoned farm, a beautiful field and a cool fence. I love offering a variety of images for my seniors and their families to choose from. Everyone is happy and it is super fun as well.
››› May 18, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Hannah J.'s Senior Session
I was happy to create images of Hannah. She is fun and free-spirited and has a great sense of style. She wanted something classic, but was willing to play around with some of my ideas. I think we hit it out of the park. The images I got in my studio (which was my first official session in my new space, btw) are gorgeous and remind me of Brigette Bardot on the one hand, and Doris Day on the other. Just classy and gorgeous.
››› May 12, 2009 | Tags: Seniors

Baby Giovanni turns ONE!
All the children in this family are gorgeous, but baby Giovanni has the most captivating eyes and the sweetest disposition. I couldn't help going gaga over him and talking with his wonderful mother.
››› May 11, 2009 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

The Rosen-Jones Photography Studio is OPEN!
Thank you to everyone who came out to my Open House this past Sunday. We had a great turnout and it was so wonderful to see so many friendly and welcoming faces. For all those who couldn't make it, I too a few quick shots of the amazing studio space so I can share it with you.
››› May 5, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Open Studio
Here is the big news I was hinting about...
››› April 29, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Published in Brides Magazine Online
My feature in Bride's Boston in online now in their Real Wedding section. You can check out the photos from Jess and Ragan's wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. View Article and Photos ››› April 28, 2009 | Tags: Weddings

Eastwood Elementary School Walk-a-thon
I was asked to take some photos for Eastwood's walkathon today. It was super fun to see all the kids so excited.
››› April 2, 2009 | Tags: Personal

Happy Spring!
I am thrilled that Spring is officially here. It has been feeling like Spring on and off for weeks now, but we can officially celebrate now. Yes, I know it may still snow. This is Northeast Ohio.
››› March 20, 2009 | Tags: Personal

David Orr Headshot
I had the privilege of photographing Professor David Orr today. He is world-renowned in the Environmental Studies field.
››› March 16, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Brian Greene Convocation
One of the coolest thing about living in a place like Oberlin is taking advantage of the amazing talent the College brings to town. Last night we got to listen to Brian Greene give a talk about Physics and String Theory, for free.
››› March 4, 2009 | Tags: Personal

The 29th Annual FAVA Photography Show
I have never entered a photography show in my life and I really didn't know which photos to select. I decided just to go with what I really like and then see what happened. "Poses" got in!
››› March 1, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Foong's Headshots
I met Foong at a cello concert in Finney Chapel. We got to talking before the show and we spoke about headshots.
››› February 25, 2009 | Tags: Headshots

Walk in the Woods
Sometimes I just need to get out and take a walk with my camera. It helps me to refocus on my eye, my art and my self.
››› February 15, 2009 | Tags: Personal

What I've been up to...
So I have been really busy wrapping up album designs from the last of my 2008 weddings. It has been a pleasure working with these wonderful couples and I hope they cherish these albums for generations to come.
››› January 13, 2009 | Tags: Studio

Happy New Year 2009!
I am so thankful for my family and friends in Ohio, Massachusetts and everywhere! But I am truly grateful that we made the leap to Ohio and our new life here. It feels right. I love our home and our community and I am excited to see what comes next for us.
››› January 1, 2009 | Tags: Personal

Allison & Mario's Wellington Reservation Wedding
Ali and Mario are a wonderful couple. Just ready to get out in the world and make it their own. They put together a warm and wonderful wedding with the help of all their family and friends. There is something so wonderful about handmade weddings. It was a great day at the Wellington Reservoir, sunny and gorgeous, but with a crazy wind.
››› December 29, 2008 | Tags: Weddings

Eva Lucia's Newborn Session
I had the pleasure of meeting little Eva Lucia today. What a cutie! Look at that hair! None of my kids had much hair as babies, so I am just blown away when they do. So cute. Eva is super aware and a sweet baby. Congratuations you guys!
››› December 15, 2008 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Alex, Deborah & Isabel
Our good friends Alex and Deborah asked if they could stay with us for a few days while they were visiting family in Ohio. Of course we jumped at the opportunity to see them and to finally meet their precious, adorable baby girl!
››› November 25, 2008 | Tags: Life

Drew & Maureen's Day-After Session
What I love about day-after sesions is how much more relaxed and creative I can get with my clients. There is no pressure to get back to the wedding, or feeling like anyone is missing out on something, or worrying about the vows (if we are doing a before the wedding session). Here the couple just got to revel in the glow that comes from getting married. And Maureen's hair looked so sexy too!
››› November 2, 2008 | Tags: Weddings

Ana's Maternity Session
Ana was referred to me through Meredith and Charles. She is pregnant with her second child, although her first is 16 years old. So, even though she has been through this before, it feels like her first all over again.
››› November 1, 2008 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Jackie's Senior Session
I had the pleasure of capturing Jackie's Senior Session today. Jackie is a sweet girl. She loves to read and to sing and we tried to incorporate those elements into our photo shoot.
››› October 19, 2008 | Tags: Seniors

Meredith, Charles, Caleb & Solomon
Meredith and Charles discovered me through my work at OECC. Meredith asked if I would capture some fun family moments with her two boys. I was honored.
››› October 19, 2008 | Tags: Life

Hannah G.'s Senior Session
Hannah was referred to me through Mia. She is a gorgeous girl and has a great sense of self. She and her mom were up for anything and we chose a variety of locations around Oberlin.
››› October 18, 2008 | Tags: Seniors

Jenny & Jack's E-Session
When Jenny heard we were moving to Ohio, she called me up and asked if I would photograph her upcoming wedding. We agreed on a package and I told her I include an engagement session for free because it is a really great way for me to get to know my couples and for them to get used to being photographed by me. I get a chance to see how they photograph, what type of images they respond to, and they get used to relaxing and forgetting I am there. All of this adds up to better wedding images.
››› October 13, 2008 | Tags: Engagements

OECC School Photos
OECC, or the Oberlin Early Childhood Center is an amazing facility that provides excellent childcare to working families in the Oberlin area. The Director, Jennifer Harris along with the incredible staff and teachers nurture children and really help families. They have a variety of grants that make it possible for everyone to be able to afford excellent childcare.
››› October 9, 2008 | Tags: Kids

Kim & William's Wedding in Brookline, MA
I had been looking forward to this day for a long time now. Kim and William booked me over a year in advance and I have really enjoyed getting to know them in the meantime. They have wonderful style and an incredible love for each other. Their wedding day was no surprise; beautiful, simple, elegant and filled with personal touches. Their vows were incredible and so heartfelt. Laughter and tears - the best things.
››› October 6, 2008 | Tags: Weddings

Mia's Senior Session
I met Mia at a cookout shortly after we moved back to Oberlin. Her neighbor (the sweetest woman on the planet) had adopted us since we were new in town and wanted us to meet some folks.
››› September 21, 2008 | Tags: Seniors

The Big Move is Here!
Well, it is finally here. I am shoving off. Our house is sold, our things are in storage. B is already in Ohio at his new job and I am taking off on a road trip with the boys. I had to try to pack everything we would need for 7 weeks of living without our stored items. Not so easy to come up with this list. I also had to have room in the car for my computer, monitor, hard drives, cameras, and US of course.
››› July 25, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Lauren & Todd's Wedding in Groton, MA
Lauren and Todd looked amazing and their day was filled with family and friends and lots of adorable children. I have a soft spot for redheads, and boy did Lauren blow me away. She just looked so beautiful. Todd was totally handsome. It was a wonderful day.
››› July 18, 2008 | Tags: Weddings

Kim's Boys
Her boys are as cute as ever and we really got to playing while I took their portraits. Kim loves the real and creative portraits, which is my specialty.
››› July 10, 2008 | Tags: Kids

Fastachi Product Photos
If you live in the Boston area, you HAVE to stop into their shop in Watertown. You walk in and are hit by these incredible smells of roasted nuts and chocolate. OMG!
››› July 9, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Emerson Graduates from Preschool
My big guy graduated from preschool today. He started at Learn and Play Preschool when he was 2 years old, going 2 mornings a week. It was just the break we both needed. He always had a blast there and the teachers are amazing. They somehow managed to teach my son all his letters and the sounds they make without him ever "wanting" to sit and learn these things. Usually he would build with blocks, building his inventions. But the teachers really make learning fun and they encorporate learning into all kinds of activities. So he was learning without actually realizing it. Amazing.
››› June 10, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Lauren & Todd's E-Session in Newport, RI
Lauren and Todd are getting married later this summer and when we discussed places for their engagement session they immediately asked if I would travel to Newport, RI. I said of course. I had actually never been to Newport, but I had heard endless stories about the beautiful mansions there. This place is gorgeous. There are mansions along the coast line and you can walk right along the edge of the water and enjoy the views in both directions.
››› June 7, 2008 | Tags: Engagements

Asa's Third Birthday
Asa turned 3 today and we celebrated with a Pink Party. He is obsessed with the color pink and I wanted to let him have a big pink party while he still could. We told everyone to come dressed in pink or red.
››› May 31, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Davis Farmland
So today's "fill in the blank" was going to Davis Farm Land in Sterling, MA. This place is awesome. They have animals and fun activities including a big water park. The kids always have a blast here.
››› May 28, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Moving Updates
I have been super busy this past weekend. I took a quick trip to Ohio to look at houses (I didn't see any that blew me away), but I did love checking out our new town by myself. I even saw a movie by myself (all you new moms know this NEVER happens). Very enjoyable.
››› May 19, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Learn and Play Preschool Photos
I had the pleasure of photographing the kids at Learn and Play Preschool in Acton for the third time. This is so much work, but so much fun. And I love being able to offer my images at affordable prices to all the parents in the school. The youngest kids are definitely the most challenging since they have NO IDEA what we are doing. It is hilarious. Luckily the parents love all the expressions I capture.
››› May 14, 2008 | Tags: Kids

Stuart Ferguson's Headshots
I have known Stuart for a few years now and I was thrilled when he asked me to take some new headshots for his web site. Stuart is an amazing singer songwriter. I love getting a chance to work with musicians and other creative people.
››› April 27, 2008 | Tags: Headshots

Job News!
OH MY GOSH! B got the job! We are still silly with the news. I can't believe it. Thank you to the committee for seeing B's potential. I think he is going to do so many incredible things in this position.
››› April 21, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Life and Changes
Life has been really crazy around here lately. My husband has found his dream job. There is just one catch, it is a job working for our alma mater, in Ohio. Big changes, big move. The timing is great for our kids because they haven't started school yet, but it is always scary starting over in life. I can't imagine leaving all my wonderful clients behind, not to mention our friends.
››› April 9, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Adele turns 5!
We had a nice warm Spring day today so we took full advantage and headed outside. I was invited to hang out and take pictures of these gorgeous kids once again. This time, it was in honor of Adele's 5th birthday. The last time I came over was in honor of her little sister's 3rd birthday.
››› March 30, 2008 | Tags: Kids

Kelly's Maternity Session
Seeing Kelly and her gorgeous belly gave me an idea. I suggested we swap photo sessions since I never get photos taken with ME in them. Well, she happily agreed and I got to meet her wonderful partner Pedro and their beautiful dog Journey. It was totally my element: natural light, love and fun.
››› March 23, 2008 | Tags: Maternity + Babies

Little Luke turns One and Evan flashback from 2006
So, today I had the chance to photograph Candice's new little guy Luke! He is just as cute as his big brother, don't you think!
››› March 19, 2008 | Tags: Kids

Modern Architecture in Concord, MA
Well, she called me up the other day and asked if I would lend my artistic eye to a beautiful and unique house that she is representing (she is a realtor). I made no promises (since architectural photography, in my opinion, is the most difficult type of photography) but agreed to give it a go. Well, this house is AMAZING and it wasn't hard to capture its incredible lines and beautiful spaces and artwork.
››› February 27, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Jess and Ragan's Wedding featured in Brides Boston!!!!
I was asked to submit some images of Real Weddings to the new sister publication of Brides Magazine (Brides Boston). They loved the photos from Jess and Ragan's wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and ran a full page feature!
››› February 25, 2008 | Tags: Weddings

Thayer Associates
Doing headshots is a nice change of pace for me. I love getting a glimpse into the working life of so many people. There really are millions of possibilities for what you want to do with your life.
››› February 15, 2008 | Tags: Headshots

Happy Valentine's Day!
Okay, so I know this isn't the "normal way" to celebrate Valentine's Day, but it was definitely memorable, and I was with two men (well boys) that I love.
››› February 14, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Mystic 3
These seminars are a great way for photographers to get together to learn from each other, see new products and push each other to be better photographers. I try to attend seminars and classes as often as I can.
››› January 28, 2008 | Tags: Personal

Thanks to my mother-in-law for the great present of tickets to see the show Rent.
››› January 10, 2008 | Tags: Personal

George & Rita's 40th Anniversary Family Portrait
I was contacted by one of George and Rita's daughters to create a family portrait to commemorate her parents' wedding anniversary.
››› January 6, 2008 | Tags: Life

Sarah & Peter's New Year's Eve Wedding
... let me tell you, there is an amazing drama to New Years Eve. Everyone wants to be at a party and what better than the ultimate dressy affair in the heart of Boston at the famous State Room on the 33rd floor.
››› January 1, 2008 | Tags: Weddings


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