Step out of the ordinary...

FINE ART PORTRAITURE

...and into a work of art.

Capturing important moments in a purposeful and artistic way…

My goal is to make sessions fun so that memories are created alongside the portraits.

Master of Photography, Certified Professional Photographer
Master of Photography, Certified Professional Photographer

Family Photography in New Albany, OH and the Columbus Metropolitan Area

Gwendolyn is an award winning photographer specializing in fine art portraits of children & families. She was recently recognized as Professional Photographers of America’s 2016 Silver Photographer of the Year.
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This should be enjoyable and not stressful, which is why I handle the details for you.  We start with a consult where we’ll plan your session by discussing wardrobe, location, products & more.  With my “anytime” wardrobe advice and the planning out of the way, you just have to show up to your session and be ready to have fun.  During the shoot, I will make sure you all look your best, while capturing your true personality.  My expertise includes getting brilliant expressions out of unruly kids, teen angst, self-conscious moms and dads who would rather be watching football.  Once the images are ready, you’ll come to the studio to make your selections.  My streamlined system takes the stress out of narrowing down and choosing just the right images, as well as designing wall galleries & products.  Once your order is ready, you can pick it up at my studio, or have it professionally installed in your home.

MY WORK

Fine Art Portraiture

Whether it’s family photography, senior pictures or headshots, I craft heirloom portraits that celebrate you.

TESTIMONIALS

We’ve had several sessions with Gwen, and she always provides a high quality product. She thoroughly prepares for the session and spends the time making sure we get the perfect shots. I’m always impressed with her creativity and energy. Doing a family session, including our big dog, is quite the undertaking. But Gwen manages to make it relaxing and fun. Looking forward to capturing more memories in the future! Thanks Gwen!

Steph L.

We couldn't be happier with the family photos Gwen took for us! We had recently moved to OH, and we felt like we won the lottery finding Gwen! We were so impressed by her studio, the products she offered, HOW she develops her photos and the location she selected for our outdoor photos. We were equally impressed by her warm personality. What could have easily been a stressful situation with kids not looking at the camera, etc, was instead a goofball fest of fun. I made a bet with Gwen that she'd never get enough good photos of our family to fill an album. I lost. 🙂

Sacha B.

Gwen is much more than a photographer, she is a fine artist. We were pleased with every single photograph, several of which are "priceless" to us! Gwen has a very warm and inviting personality. In addition, her studio is beautiful. We'd highly recommend Gwendolyn Z!

Ruth B.

We do not get family pictures very often. We realized our kids are getting older and it was time. We had seen Gwen's work and knew she would do a great job. Owning a small business myself, I know the customer experience is as important as the final product. Gwen spoke clearly about the process and guided us through choices timely. Most of all, she provided a wonderful day for our family that we will not soon forget. You don't take time to celebrate where you are in life very often. Gwen allowed us to do that and captured it in the pictures she took. We are very pleased.

Eric R.

Gwen was amazing from start to finish! She made the shoot fun for everyone in our family. Our photos came out amazing and the selection process was easy!

Ginny S.

Our family has had several photography sessions with Gwen. She is the consummate professional, so talented at what she does and also fun to work with during the photo sessions and the selection process. She has captured some of the most amazing pictures of my kids and family... Starting with my daughter at three years old, to pregnancy pics with my son, newborn pictures of my son and family pictures when my kids were six and two. She interacts so well with my kids, they both felt very comfortable with her and actually had fun playing and being themselves during the photo shoot. This enabled Gwen to capture them in very natural, happy moments that truly brought out that sparkle we all hope to frame. The hardest part has been sorting and narrowing down the pictures because they are all so good, I always have a hard time deciding. Gwen is a true talent, we are so lucky to have her in our community. I will be using her for a very long time to continue to capture the different ages, personalities and stages that my kids grow through. I feel like she really captures their souls and personalities in a way that I have never seen through family photography. I cannot recommend her enough for any family's next photo session.

Bridget T.

Gwen was recommended by one of my favorite photographers, so when my husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with our children and their families, I was thrilled that she could schedule us! I was not disappointed! She had her work cut out for her with some very energetic grandchildren! They loved her, and the results were great! I had a hard time choosing my favorites....they are All favorites! I would recommend her any day!

Karen S.

Gwen took a professional head shot for me. She provided coaching on clothing that best suited this type of photo, which was very helpful. On the day of my photo session, we tried different outfits, poses, lighting and backgrounds. Gwen made me feel relaxed and comfortable the whole time. The results were wonderful! I love my photo, and have had many people comment on it. I even noticed an uptick in activity on LinkedIn. Thanks Gwen for the great experience!

Laura F.

I am so pleased with the final product Gwen delivers.  As a mother of two young daughters I want to capture each and every special moment of their childhood.  My husband and I have leaned on Gwen for our photography needs over the past four years and the quality of each and every photo is superb!

Jessi P.

From assisting with the wardrobe selections, to getting the most natural expressions of joy out of my children, to being efficient and respectful of our time- Gwen is the consummate professional. I would highly recommend her for family portraits, head shots and fun shoots with the children. We have never been anything but delighted with the results.

Chandra P.

We love Gwen! She took beautiful pictures of my two somewhat difficult kids. Everyone loves the pictures and, if she did not have the patience and understanding of young children, my kids never would have cooperated long enough to get those wonderful shots!

Jennifer G.

Gwen is a wonderful photographer! Our family pictures are amazing and everyone loved our Christmas card this year! Gwen captured the kids' energetic personalities in a beautiful outdoor setting. And she made the selection process quick and easy.

Kisha J.

Gwendolyn, I just want to thank you for the amazing photos; we were so lucky and blessed to meet you and share with you this nice experience. Your photos  show how talented and creative you are.

Amal A.

We have had two sessions with Gwen now in the past 3 years. My kids (ages 9 and 11 now) love shooting with her because she makes it fun for them. Our pictures have turned out amazing both times, and she even captured precious images of the puppy we brought at the last minute and she went along like a champ. We highly recommend Gwen and will be return customers!

Melissa C.

We were blown away at how much we loved our pics! TRULY GREAT! Gwen has this amazing ability to be able to truly capture the personalities of little ones. After 10 months of being parents, we STILL had yet to capture a picture we loved of our entire family looking, well looking like ourselves! I was so pleased with our photo session. Gwen makes everyone feel at ease, and knew exactly how to get our baby to smile and situate us where we felt comfortable and natural. She climbed through bushes and weeds just to get the exact right shot! She is super accommodating, flexible and genuine. I would highly recommend her to anyone and can't wait to have another session!

Robin L.

I had to write a review! I had family pictures taken with Gwen and they are definitely a treasure. Usually on picture day with my kids I am a nervous wreck hoping they will cooperate and we will get at least one shot; Gwen put everyone at ease including me. She was professional, yet fun - the kids loved her demeanor and in the end she was able to capture their personalities and a moment in time for which I will always cherish

Jessi S.

With 6 year old triplets and a 7 year old daughter, I was hesitant to invest in a professional photographer out of fear that my children would be too crazy to sit still! I am more than thrilled that I went against my initial thought and hired Gwen to take our family photos. Gwen captured each of my children's personalities through her photography.. a true talent. The photos are magnificent and priceless!

Cindy W.

When we moved here 7 years ago, I worried that I would never find a photographer that I loved working with more than the one I had in NC. I asked everyone I came into contact with and searched high and low for someone that I could connect with, worked well with and could trust with our family's pictures. After 5 years of searching, I finally found that photographer! Gwen is amazing and creative and so easy to work with. My first experience with her was for our son's 3 year portraits. I had mentioned "outside" shots and Gwen took it from there. The pictures were truly priceless. Everyone loved them. So, when it came time for his 4 year portraits and our first "Family" picture, I would only trust Gwen. My son is obsessed with "Batman" and insisted on wearing his Batman jacket with the hood and face cover. Gwen knew just what to do. She took shots of him in his Batman attire and then convinced him that he needed to be "Bruce Wayne" for a few shots and also for our family portrait. The photos turned out amazing! There will be a panel of pictures of him in his Batman attire hanging in our home very soon. And, we have gotten so many compliments on our family portrait. We are so happy that we found the perfect photographer for our family. We highly recommend Gwen!!!

Terri W.

Gwen is amazing at capturing priceless moments! Our youngest is 21 months and it can be difficult to catch the perfect expression with him. We were amazed at how many great photos Gwen was able to take. We get tons of compliments on our photos that are placed throughout our home. Gwen has a natural talent and her kindness and patience allows her to truly excel as a photographer! We have our next photo session scheduled for August and we can't wait! Strongly recommend her services!!!

Tami R.

5 Stars isn’t enough!  Gwen over delivered on our expectations and captured all my families personalities perfectly…She is the best!

Betsy H.

Gwen is an incredibly talented photographer with an easy-going style. She took our family photo outdoors and even included our rowdy yellow lab in some photos! We loved the end result. This year's holiday card received the most compliments and it was because we used her photo. Thank you Gwen!

Amanda P.

Gwen is an extremely talented individual that has a true passion for her work. She has an art for not only taking breathtaking photographs but for working with people in general. Gwen has just the right balance of patience, sincerity, & humor to make everyone feel at ease. I highly recommend working with her! She will capture the most exceptional images of you and your family.

Heather O.

Gwen is really one of the most talented photographers I have ever worked with! She is very good at what she does and has a wonderful artistic eye. I was taken by the fact that her photographs caught the essence of my little girl's personality. I look forward to working with her again this summer when my second child arrives.

Jennifer L.

Gwen was a joy to work with for both us and our kids, who enjoyed her fun personality. She found and captured both the playful and more serious sides of our children in pictures that have a timeless quality. We highly recommend her!

Kristin S.

Gwen was absolutely amazing. I live in London and my family was meeting in New Albany for a family celebration. There are 16 people in our family and Gwen captured our family beautifully. Gwen was easy to work with and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. We spoke several times on the phone before our session and I emailed her outfit selections for the whole family. She gave me very helpful ideas and suggestions. The whole family looked together. Gwen captured everyone's personality perfectly. Gwen is fantastic. I am absolutely thrilled with our canvases and prints. Gwen is very talented and a wonderful photographer!

Jane B.

We had a great time with Gwen when she took our pictures! She is kind and fun to be around and really made us feel comfortable. The pictures she took of our family are exquisite and now hang in our house and make us smile everyday! She managed to capture a moment in time in our lives and the essence of every one in my family.

Allison M.

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