FREE SHIPPING HOLIDAY PROMO! {Ohio Photographer} [Michigan landscape photographer]

Thursday, December 6, 2012

FREE SHIPPING in my Society 6 shop until Midnight (Pacific Time) December 9, 2012!!
Use this link to activate your FREE SHIPPING:

*Offer excludes Stretched Canvas, Framed Prints and throw pillows WITH INSERT. The pillow case is still included in the free shipping promo!

Throw Pillows! CYBER MONDAY FREE SHIPPING! {Ohio Fine Art Photographer}

Friday, November 23, 2012

I'm delighted to offer lovely throw pillow covers in my Society6 shop! These Pillow Covers are  made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, and feature my dreamy landscape and flower fine art photography. Definitely one of a kind home decor. Individually cut and sewn by hand, each pillow cover measures 16" x 16", features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Does not include pillow insert. Price: $20. FREE SHIPPING through Midnight Cyber Monday November 26, 2012.

Bruce Springsteen - Columbus Ohio 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I don't normally blog political things, but I had to post this. Bruce Springsteen came to Ohio in support of President Obama. He is just wonderful - I remember seeing him playing in Asbury Park, NJ before he was known nationally. Had to share.

Shop Early, Save Money! { Ohio Photographer } [Michigan Nature Photography ]

I'm delighted to offer a $5 discount on each product in my shop! Shop early and save some cash! This promotion expires November 11, 2012 at midnight Pacific Time. You MUST use this link to receive your discount!

Happy November!


Still Moments 2 - New Book now available! {Michigan Photographer}

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm so excited about publishing a new book through Blurb featuring my photography! Stop by and take a look! Available in soft cover, hard cover and pdf download for viewing on Kindle and book readers!

FREE shipping! { Ohio Photographer}

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm having a FREE shipping promo in my Society 6 shop through midnight Sunday October 14th 2012. Offer Excludes framed art prints and stretched canvasses. You MUST use this promo link to activate your free shipping! And.... I now have Tote Bags!!

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And now offering Tote Bags!!

Tote Bags are Here! {Ohio Fine Art Photographer }

Monday, October 1, 2012

I'm so excited that in addition to phone cases for iPhone 4, 4s & 5, I'm now offering tote bags! This canvas tote is made from 100% post-industrial recycled cotton, making it environmentally and socially responsible. The bag measures 13.5" x 15.5" with 5.5" side & bottom gussets and 23" x 1.5" cotton web shoulder straps, which allow you to comfortably carry the bag either over the shoulder or as a tote. All seams and stress points are double stitched for durability, plus there's a pocket inside measuring 5.5" x 6". Price - $18 - perfect for gift giving. I'm using mine for shopping and flea market foraging! Thee are in MY SOCIETY6 SHOP. This tote featured (JOYFUL) can be found HERE.

Leaves {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I love this time of ending summer & beginning autumn...

iPhone 5 Cases Now available in my shop!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Well it just came out and I'm prepared! You can order a new phone case for your new iPhone 5! And there is FREE WORLDWIDE shipping through Sunday on phone covers, phone skins and fine art prints!

Promotion expires September 16, 2012 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints and Stretched Canvases.

Use THIS PROMO CODE to get your FREE shipping! 


I Love Anything FREE! {Ohio Fine Art Photographer}

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enjoy FREE Shipping* when you order one or more of your products from my Society6 Store. This  promotion is only available once someone clicks on this link. 

Promotion expires September 16, 2012 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints and Stretched Canvases.


Summer Season Past - Columbus Ohio Artisan Photography - Family Photographer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I had a fabulous summer portrait season and it certainly went by quickly! It was a summer of smiles and picking flowers, laughter and family hugs... And now I'm gearing up for the Fall portrait season! I have very limited openings this Fall, so contact me early to make sure you get a session date!

Please Vote for My Photographs! { Columbus Ohio Photographer }

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hello lovely people! I've entered a photography competition and the prize is AWESOME & AMAZING! A trip around the world! And some nice cash! But voting ends at 5PM!! Please click "Collect Me" to help me win a New York City photo exhibition and a $25,000 cash grant. Hop on my
 page HERE! Thank you!

Etsy's Front Page! Ohio Fine Art Photographer

Friday, June 22, 2012

Etsy changes their Front Page many times throughout each day. The Front Page showcases collections curated by Etsy members, and is a wonderful way to have your work literally front and center! Once of my fine art photographs was in a collection that made Front Page this morning! Woohoo! Please stop & visit the amazing artist that area part of this collection with me!

Sweet Maggie - Columbus Ohio Dog Photographer {Central Ohio Pet Photographer}

Monday, May 21, 2012

LOVE - This one  word conjures up so many meanings in all of us. I believe that love it the ultimate blending of all the purest & best emotions humans can feel - happiness, grace, gratitude, appreciation, respect. But in our relationships with our pets - I believe that one more aspect is added to that love - complete vulnerability -  and the responsibility of their kind care. Dogs have helped heal people in hospitals and aided in helping children read or opening them up in therapy. Our bond is so deep and unique. And these are some of the reasons I love photographing people with their pets.

Two and a half years ago, I photographed Maggie - a spaniel mix and her comrade Zoe, a setter mix for their owners. A couple months ago, I learned that Maggie has lymphoma. So I decided to do a "secret stealth session" with Maggie as a surprise for her owner who had mentioned maybe getting more portraits done. This session was truly a labor of love and a celebration of her sweet little spirit! I'm so glad I had this one on one time with her and I'm glad her owner will have these portraits to look at now & in the future.

And so..... time is so fleeting....... Love with all your soul. And make that love known in all ways. ♥



Wild Abandon {Columbus Ohio Photographer}

Monday, April 9, 2012

I kind of have this pet peeve..... I don't like shrubs (unless in a formal garden) tightly pruned into squares & orbs. This is especially true of forsythia. It is so sad that most forsythia we see are cut into little boxes & their bloom isn't quite so spectacular this way. There is nothing more beautiful in spring than seeing an untamed forsythia shrub blooming for all it's worth - with wild abandon. They seem to be so exuberantly heralding spring. And so... I got to thinking about people - how so many try to be cookie cutters of someone else or who they thing they should be. And it reminds me of the saying - better to be a first rate version of yourself than a second rate copy of someone else! Happy Spring!

Time to Bloom - Central Ohio Photographer

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter weekend! The flowers are blooming to their most heavenly beauty. Birds are happily calling to one another. The sun is shining more! And the air is warming.

And still, this weekend is so poignant for me. It was at Easter time on April 8th seventeen years ago that I lost my Mom and best friend after a brief fight with cancer. And now, only 6 years younger than she was when she passed, I find myself very focused on living life so very fully - very richly. I remember one of the walks I took with mom after she was diagnosed - I can still see her beautiful face full of wonder. I asked her what she was looking at. She said - "Everything. It is like I am seeing everything for the first time." To see the same with new eyes - I never forgot that & try to keep that thought & view each day. I realize that the seeds of my dreams long ago planted need now to be nurtured to fully flourish.... I am fortunate to be living my dream. But - there have been other seeds and dreams planted as well. And so this spring as I plant my seeds and flowers, I will be thinking of mom... of her dreams and of my dreams. And I will be busy nurturing them to full bloom!

Happy Easter Mom..... I love you.

Maidenhair Fern

Friday, March 30, 2012

I was at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio last week. Everything was bursting forth and blooming - and the greenhouse is getting filled! I spotted this lovely strolling through the greenhouse. Fern love!

Fleeting Spring

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Well we hardly had a winter to speak of & now we had a brief spring and went straight to summer in Central Ohio! I am appreciating the ephemeral beauty of spring even more this year!

Rachael Ray gift!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I am over the moon about my opportunity to send one of my fine art pieces to Rachael Ray! Since Rachael is all about food, I decided to select Pair of Pears for her. The 5x7 photograph was mounted on 3/4 inch bamboo (sustainable) and is ready to hang on her wall! I wanted to keep the packaging simple yet still show off the art inside. A friend who is very handy with a sewing machine crafted a lovely plum organza bag with matching ribbon! Perfect! I also wrote a personal note on one of my Party Girl cards featuring my dog Maggie May, and included special wishes from Maggie for Rachael's dog Isaboo! The package was sent this weekend!! I'm happy dancing! 


Cottage Chic Spring - Beautiful handmade art and home accessories

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I love it! In addition to being a great place to showcase my fine art photography, it is also a wonderful tool to find great handmade & home decor! In etsy, "collections" or "lists" are curated by Etsy members based on themes or just personal preferences. This is my newly curated collection of spring beauties! Enjoy!

Apparition - Columbus Ohio Photographer

Friday, February 3, 2012

The grass is always greener where you water.

This print may be purchased HERE.

This print may be purchased HERE.

Every Day a Beginning

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Well, I had all sorts of intentions to do a blog post the first of January. You know - a new year sort of thing. Somehow 31 days flew quickly by! But the great thing about beginnings is you can have them anytime! And so today I'm doing what I had planned to do a month ago... talk about beginnings!

This year - no resolutions. Instead I'm focusing on what I want to bring into my life this year & how I want to live this year. And... also I'm thinking of what I want to let go of. The past year saw lots of changes - very good changes and I'd like that to continue. So, I want to live this year healthier - mentally, nutritionally & spiritually. I was already soy free due to an allergy to soy. This year I am gluten free. Already I have fewer headaches & feel better. I am giving myself time for me, to reduce stress. I started doing yoga (why did I wait so long?). I'm including prayer as part of my everyday routine. I have personalized The Prayer of Jabez for my life - and I love that daily focus on God, living well and with intention. And I'm going to do my best to post on my blog 5 times a week!

And - what am I letting go of?

Worry! A friend today said: Worry is a prayer for things I don't want. 

So.... I'm going to banish worry.

What do you want to bring into your life..... & what do you want to let go of?

Celebrities were SMITTEN with Oh Joy! Photography at the Golden Globes Gift Lounge!

Friday, January 20, 2012

 Oh Joy! Photography is delighted to have had our 2012 Poetry of Fog desk calendar featured in the celebrity swag bags at the Golden Globes Gift Lounge held at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. And our framed Gather Up Your Dreams print won raves! There were so many talented artists who participated through The Artisan Group in conjunction with GBK and all celebrities left with a swag bag packed with beautiful handmade art.

Several celebrities were so taken with our print, they had their photograph taken with our Gather Up Your Dreams fine art framed print!

Joe Mantegna is an actor, writer and producer. Joe is best known for his role as Joey Zasa starring alongside Al Pacino in The Godfather: Part III . He currently plays the role of David Rossi on Criminal Minds and was the voice of Fat Tony on The Simpsons.

Tony Denison has appeared on The Wise Guy series and in numerous shows and movies. Currently he plays the role of Lt. Flynn in The Closer TV series.

Beau Willimon is executive producer and writer for House of Cards TV series.


Oh Joy! Photography specializes in beautiful atmospheric nature scenes as well as fine art portraits of children, pets and newborns. Joy's work can be seen and purchased HERE and HERE. To contact us send an email to:
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