Precious Newborns

Abby and I are always happy when we get to photograph a newborn.   Their sweet sleeping faces, tiny  hands and feet are so precious.  Newborns are amazing subjects, these early moments go by so quickly and the images we photograph are captured forever… it helps you remember the little things, long after you have forgotten.  

When it comes to newborns, the younger the better! We playfully tell mothers when they are in the hospital with their new babies to first call their pediatrician and then call Limelight Photo Works.  10 days or younger we are able to pose new babies in the most adorable ways and they’ll sleep comfortably throughout the session.  The youngest baby we had the pleasure of photographing was only 4 days old… it went very smoothly!  ~JenImageImage


The comforts of home

Nothing compares to the comforts of home! As photographers, we love when a client invites us into their home for a session. Kids can be themselves and we just make them smile. Sometimes the parents will even get a laugh or two at our expense!
This particular little guy was nothing but smiles for us when we were at his home. We had a lot of fun with him and his family. They heard about us on a blog called which has inspired us to start blogging ourselves. So here’s to hoping this is the first of many blogs!
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Our First Session!

Baby Van and family

Limelight Photo Works

Our first session wasn’t “official”…We needed to break in the new lights, really learn about our space. For both of us, working together in the studio for the first time together, was a great experience. Both Jen and I are experienced photographers, but when you work together, you have to watch each other and help out with the person you are shooting at the same time. One shoots while the other changes lights, fixes hair, smooths wrinkles out of jackets. It was a great comfort to find that we work together so well, and that the studio was ready and working properly.
We even had the joy of having our backdrop christened by Jen’s cousin’s baby boy, Van. He managed to “go” not only on his father, Tom, but also on Jen and the new backdrop. We took it as a sign of good luck! It is inevitable that when you are photographing naked babies there will be an accident every now and then. But that is the fun of it; mom and dad couldn’t stop laughing, which created a great portrait and memory. Portrait sessions can be a stressful experience, but laughing at the accidents can make a world of difference. Thanks to the Wiggs and Racic Families! We really appreciate you coming to the studio and hope you love the photographs as much as we do.

Opening a space…

We have been talking about opening a studio for years! We both have the experience and the passion, just waiting for the right moment. Well the moment is here, we aren’t waiting for it to be “perfect” (that place in time just never comes if you keep waiting). Both of us just turned the big 3-0 and it was time! We found a perfect space, we love the location and the set up. Limelight Photo Works, a name that took a lot of time to discover, is located on Columbia Parkway in the Columia-Tusculum area of Cincinnati Ohio. There was a lot of work to be done in the space, building a wall, hanging the rail system for the lighting and painting (oh the painting…). It was definitely an adventure with lots of trips to Lowe’s and we couldn’t have done it without the help of our family and friends. We appreciate you all so much, Thanks!!!


Studio Opening with our supercute wall baby Van, check out the onesie!