Photographers who care about the people in the photographs
What makes us different? We are a team of photographers and staff that is committed to people first before anything else. One look around will tell you that there are plenty of Ohio wedding photographers to choose from but our team isn't part of the crowd and we're proud of that. We adore celebrating with your friends and family and love grandma just as much as you do. We are professionals who know how important this day is for you. We pour our hearts and souls into documenting your mostimportant moments. We love spending time with each other, and the couples we have the privilege of standing alongside on their wedding day.
My story is about a woman named Grace, she was my grandmother, someone you would have absolutely loved (I promise, everyone did), and the person who sparked my love of photography. In a time when it wasn’t as easy for a woman to contribute outside of her home, she (as a single mother of 6) started her own business as a professional wedding photographer and ran it for almost 40 years. She was passionate about what she did and genuinely loved each person she photographed. She was completely delighted in who they were and being able to capture their unique personalities. The people she worked with knew it too. When you were with her, you knew she wanted to be with you. She was just that kind of person. She ignited my love of photography by allowing me to carry bags and set lights when I was younger, eventually graduating me to learn to use her medium format Hasselblad camera (for the non-photographers this is the camera of ALL cameras). I was obsessed and began working with film and spent every moment I could with a camera in hand.
I would joke with her that other people's grandmothers' knit, baked pies, and spent time at home, but not her! She knew where all the best roadside stands were to buy the best pies. We would talk almost every day but before the days of cell phones it wasn't uncommon to get the answering machine because she was out, busy with her photography or even after she retired with her volunteer work.
As we chatted about how her wedding that weekend went, she would almost always comment on how that just had to be her favorite bride of all time. I would laugh and say, “Grandma, you said that about your last bride!” And she would assure me that, no, no, THIS bride was her favorite. EVER. She would then usually move on to commenting that I really must become friends with this beautiful woman because I “would just love her”.
That is just how grandma viewed life and the people around her. When she was photographing you, you felt as though you were the most beautiful person in the world and her favorite she’d ever captured on film.
I think her genuine love of humanity in photography was what sparked my desire to continue her journey. All these many years after Dragonfly Photography was created, lots of things have changed and grown but that basic love for capturing humanity at its best, has only grown.
She is the reason I know the value of legacy and get teary eyed over a great love story.
What if building your legacy built theirs?
That's why every year we donate 50% of our profits to non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the world
We are personally invested in the idea that legacy matters for each one of us. Why? Because in the end we're all here to honor and tell each others stories. On a wedding day, you put many times years of effort, investment, and tears into building an incredible day. But the idea that your day would outlive you? Become a well for a child in need of clean water? Become medical care for a child in the worst of circumstances?
Cheers to making the world a better place together.
Awards & Press
Elevate Client Experience Award
International Photographic Competition Imaging Excellence Collection Award
The Celebration Society Print Magazine
Carats & Cake
Hey Wedding Lady
Figs & Coco
Professional Photographers of America Member
International Photographic Competition Collection Award
Married in Palm Beach
Cake & Lace
So This is Love