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Here you'll find featured sessions, helpful planning and advice for parents, and some of my very favorite vendors. You can easily sort posts by clicking a category below, or just simply scroll through and enjoy the latest! I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you enjoy!

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cake smash

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I have learned A LOT about cakes over the past 6 years; especially what one year old’s will or will not tolerate as far as taste and texture. I chat with families over the phone during the planning process to make sure the right cake for your baby is ordered. CAKE ORDERING       […]

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Somehow this first year is flying by and you have likely already begun to think about celebrating your baby’s first birthday. A cake smash session is a super cute, fun way to let your little one’s personality shine and celebrate just how much they’ve grown in one year! WHAT MY STUDIO PROVIDES FOR YOUR SESSION […]

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Arya’s mama reached out to me in early December to schedule her first birthday cake smash session. Imagine how surprised I was to find out they live in Morgantown, West Virginia. This is about three and a half hours away! Her mama, Nadia, said, ” I have searched around our area and within the region. […]

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** UPDATED AS OF 1/1/22** COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed our way of life and caused us all to reflect on what “normal” looks like as we move forward. Even before COVID-19, newborn photographers like myself needed to be very mindful and proactive to keep our studios clean, sanitized, and safe. With brand new immune systems, […]

columbus ohio newborn photographer photography studio policies for cleaning and disinfecting for sessions amanda estep photography

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Who wants peanuts and cracker jacks!? Or better yet, a cake all to yourself? This big boy sure does! I was so happy to see Garrett back in the studio for his first birthday cake smash session. He grew up so fast in one year since his newborn session. With a long history of baseball […]

Best first birthday baseball cake smash ideas for hilliard ohio photographer session

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This super sweet baby boy from Gahanna came here to the studio for his first birthday cake smash session! Like most little ones at this age, he was a little unsure and shy. The studio is a new place and I am a new face. So, naturally a bit of stranger danger kicks in. I […]

baby boy simple all white cake smash session

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The Westerville area seems like a long drive to come here to the studio for a newborn photography session. But, baby Bryer’s family has made the trip a few times including for big brother’s first year of milestones! As his mama has encouraged me with a few times: it’s just hard to find the right […]

Dublin Ohio newborn baby boy photography session wrapped in hand knit sage green wrap in rustic wood propr

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Beautiful baby Gemma and her family were referred to me by one of my long time families. Even with an hour drive here to the studio, both big sis and Miss Gemma did amazing! Her parents decided on a classic newborn session.  Her mama asked for an all white,  light and airy newborn session with […]

Relaxed natural pose ideas for baby girl in all white Columbus Ohio


"Her COVID practices and cleaning procedures made us feel safe in taking our newborn in for photos.

- Megan

She was quick to respond and her communication was clear and thorough. We got the photos back more quickly than anticipated and they turned out better than we could have ever asked for! We would definitely recommend Amanda for newborn photos!

"Amanda was an absolute pro and was amazing with our sweet baby girl.

- Lindy & Mike

Her studio is as warm and welcoming as she is, and we immediately felt right at home. We also loved the time and thought Amanda put in to each pose and outfit. She has truly has a gift, and we were completely floored at how amazing the sneak peek pictures turned out. We would recommend her over and over again."

"She is so professional, sweet, and her pictures are the absolute best that I have seen.

- renuka

I've received so many compliments about all of our photos and recommend her to anyone who wants the best in newborn and family photography! We will definitely remain her clients in the years to come!

"She will be our daughters photographer for a long time.

- Mari

Her lighting is creative and her outfits are adorable. She is very professional and has a great artistic skill. We love ALL the pictures Amanda has taken for us. She is also a very sweet person and we LOVE to work with her. 120% recommended!!

"I’m not even sure how to put into words how awesome Amanda is!

- Natosha

She has exceeded our expectations every single session. She is so patient with us and our son and always captures some of the best moments and memories. I can’t wait to have full albums of her pictures all of our little one(s) growing up!