Hi Friend, I'm Trisha!
I have had the joy of capturing warm, emotive portraits & creating beautiful heirlooms for Cincinnati Families for over 10 years.
My favorite part of what I do is laughing with you, making genuine connections. I believe this is how we capture authentic photos together that encapsulate your families unique story.
ME IN A NUTSHELL: a bubbly introvert, who laughs too loud, talks too much (as you’ll notice by this wordy website), gets tongue-tied from excitement, has been an old soul all my life (now, I’m actually getting older), I believe anything is possible if you set your mind to it, and I cherish every second I spend with my family.
My mom was known as the photographer of the family. Nothing fancy - she just always had a camera in her hand. She knew the importance of documenting our memories, and she loves having photos everywhere. I’m so thankful she gave me a sentimental nature (and the love of photography).
I was eleven when my dad passed away; I quickly learned how invaluable all those photos really were. A decade of photos before me, a decade with me; I have them all to this very day, thanks to Moms forethought and I look back on them. ALL. THE. TIME.
My memories have faded more than I like to think about, but so many of our best moments as a family - big moments - little moments – are captured for me to tie something tangible to the fleeting memory in my head, compiled in beautiful albums. To remember Dad's smile, to remember family vacations & school events & just mundane everyday moments of our life together, whole, to remember and SEE how much he loved me.
Time goes by so quickly- in the blink of an eye our lives change, shift, grow. As thankful as I am for those snapshots from Mom, I can't tell you how deeply I wish I also had more memories of myself as a child with BOTH of my parents in the cozy, emotive style of portraits I create for families now. Just loving each other, celebrating and preserving the unique stage that you're in right now.
You see for my story, and I know so many Moms out there - Mom was always the one taking the photo so she missed out being IN the picture - all those great memories captured.... but she was the one doing the behind the scenes work. There is one silly candid photo I have of Mom and I, I've always considered it a stepping stone in the discovery of my photography style. It's just so perfectly US that even the harsh lighting and funny early 00's outfit just makes it that much more special to me.
This is why getting the whole family in for a portrait - spending special time with each parent and the kiddos, alongside authenticity and emotion is so important to me for my TLC families. These photos are your memories- they’re all you have left as time passes, and when people are gone. It’s often times why you’ll find me smiling ear to ear beaming with pride or tearing up right along with you when viewing your gallery – I've been on the other side, I know the importance.
My Favorite Things
(That aren't photography related!)
-Sunsets. 🌞 But also foggy, rainy ☔ “Twlight” days.
-Creating. Watercolor and Resin are current faves! 🎨
-Cuddling with my furbabes. 🐶🐱 (If they aren’t all cuddling me – someone feels left out!) And hanging out with my mom, who’s my best friend! Our current fave thing to do together is geocaching!
-Volunteering at the Animal Shelter (I’m a foster failure for my kitties; bottle fed since they were one day old)
-Skincare! If you know the lyrics to “I want it That Way”, you need eye cream 😂.
-Bingewatching the same shows over and over; Gilmore Girls, Castle, Schitts Creek, Who's the Boss, The Walking Dead... hey, I edit a lot, okay?! 😜
-Traveling, SO cliche, I know! 😆 (I’m a wannabe Cali girl living in the Midwest)