In a Sunflower Field at Sunset

I worked with Cassie during a previous styled shoot, so when I passed by this sunflower field I knew she would be the perfect person to photograph in it. She happened to post on instagram that her friend gave her a thrift store find (this dress) and our shoot started falling together perfectly. 

She rushed home after basketball practice one September evening. Fixed her hair and put on some makeup. Threw on the dress and rushed to our shooting location. It was perfect timing. When she arrived the sun began to set and the sunflowers were in full bloom.

Be truthful, gentle, and fearless. - Mahatma Ghandi

Interview by Charlotte Goldhoorn of 7 Days Magazine in Netherlands Published | Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer

Shortly after the pizza wedding went viral on Bored Panda, I was contacted by Charlotte Goldhoorn, an editor at 7 Days Magazine. 7 Days is a weekly publication geared toward teens and distributed in the Netherlands.

Charlotte requested an interview with myself and the pizza bride, Christine. We chatted for a while over Skype, explaining our process and answering her questions. It is so amazing to be recognized internationally, I could have never dreamed this would have such a wide audience. 

You can see this week's full magazine here

Thank you Charlotte for featuring our fun shoot! It was a pleasure sharing our story with you.


Fearless + Free, Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photography, is a division of Marcy Harris Photos - Ohio Birth & Life Photographer based in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, Ohio and serving the Greater Columbus Area including Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, and available for travel. 

When your senior wants to marry pizza... | Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer

It all started when one of my seniors posted a photo on Facebook wearing her grandmother's vintage wedding gown. Her caption read:

Wearing grandma's wedding dress lmaoooo. I'm getting married but it's to pizza 🍕🍕[pizza emoji{{ Sorry bois I'm a taken woman 🍕
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Of course, the weirdo I am, was like "This is awesome... We should totally get photos of you in this dress marrying a pizza..."

Christine was totally in agreement. Her mom entered the conversation via Facebook and with her blessing, the photo shoot was on!

Over the next couple days, Christine and I planned her dream wedding. She had so many amazing ideas. Like the pizza should wear a bow tie.... and the ring would obviously have to be a ring pop. We debated about having bacon roses, but because her mom was a bit worried about the dress getting dirty, we decided to stick with just a couple basic props. 

Christine was having her hair and make up done by Beauty and the Blondes for homecoming, so we scheduled the shoot for that date. When I arrived, Christine was having her makeup finished. A large pepperoni pizza from Cristy's Pizza in Baltimore was cooling off in the kitchen. When she was all ready, we walked next door to a white barn on her family farm and that's where the magic happened. 

The groom wore a Pokemon bow tie. So classy.

Wedding day selfie is a must. 

The blushing bride. Haha. This is all too much, but I can't stop. Love it. 

You may now kiss the pizza. 

The man of my dreams has always been pizza. Pizza never lets you down. 

After the little wedding, we went back to Christine's and she and her new spouse sat down for a candle lit dinner. 

They lived happily ever after indeed. 

Special thank you to Grandma Ayers for letting us borrow her wedding dress and Christine's mom for helping keep the dress safe. 

Hair by Molly Ingram, owner of Beauty and the Blondes Salon in Downtown Canal Winchester.

Makeup by Anne Girton, owner of Design by Anne


Fearless + Free, Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photography, is a division of Marcy Harris Photos - Ohio Birth & Life Photographer based in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, Ohio and serving the Greater Columbus Area including Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, and available for travel.

Proudly partnering with Beauty & the Blondes Salon | Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer

When I started Fearless + Free I knew I wanted to team up with a local salon, what I didn't know is that when I wasn't even looking, I would meet and form a partnership with a group of fearless visionary women opening a new and unique salon + boutique in my darling hometown.

Molly, Professional Hairstylist and co-Owner of Beauty & the Blondes, and I met through Instagram (of all places!). My Instagram account for F+F was super brand new and in an effort to connect with new people, I started following her on suggestion from IG. After following her for a couple days, I found out she was opening a brand new salon (perfect!!). I reached out to her and we met up at Starbucks a few days later. We clicked instantly. Molly is one of those people that you just want to be around. She's got an amazing smile and is so friendly that it makes you immediately comfortable. It helps that she has great style and her little girl is absolutely adorable.

If you book The Christine, your hair + make-up are included, so you'll get one-on-one time with Molly and her team! Check out the Investment page for more details. 

The new salon is on Oak Street in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, right behind the Train Depot. They were open for a meet + greet during the Holiday Shop Hop, so I snuck in and took some photos of the new space!

To contact Molly + her team at Beauty & the Blondes, visit their website or Facebook.

Fearless + Free, Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photography, is a division of Marcy Harris Photos - Ohio Birth & Life Photographer based in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, Ohio and serving the Greater Columbus Area including Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, and available for travel.

90's Inspired Styled Shoot | Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photographer

I am a child of the 90's, so when the style started coming back this fall I knew I had to do something to celebrate all the grungy goodness. Why not plan an entire senior squad shoot around flannel button ups and vintage band tees? 

90's grunge is life for two of my squad girls, so they were an amazing resource for outfit inspiration. I sent them my Pinterest board and within minutes I had a text back with a bed full of clothing options. 

I wanted our shoot to have a real 90's vibe. If you didn't live through the 1990's, watch a 90's inspired flick like Mall Rats or 10 Things I Hate About You and you will totally get it. Without the masses toting cell phones or hooking up on social media, friends would agree to meet at a park and sit for hours chatting on picnic tables or ride around town in the bed of a pickup truck. Simple teen life. That's what I really hoped to capture. My Squad did not disappoint.


Fearless + Free, Columbus Ohio Senior Portrait Photography, is a division of Marcy Harris Photos - Ohio Birth & Life Photographer based in Historic Downtown Canal Winchester, Ohio and serving the Greater Columbus Area including Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview, Grove City, Groveport, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville, Worthington, and available for travel.