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Hello 2019!! Welcome to Motherhood.

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Hello world! It’s been almost a year since I’ve been on my website (literally since I joined the motherhood club!). I accidentally got locked out of my account and had way too much going on to figure it out. Well, I’m finally back! This is such perfect timing because I have so many new things that I want to share in 2019. A whole year of inspiration, grateful feelings, motherhood, and craziness all packed into this mama who is ready to CREATE and COLLAB!

Get excited because I have a HUGE site update that I’ve been working on behind the scenes (hence no updates here for you to see). This new addition is so exciting because I’m really passionate about it. Just to give you a little tease and let you in on the goods I’ll give you one hint as to what I’m working on – MOTHERHOOD!! Lots of brand new mamas, a site facelift, and tons of new educational content. This new year and new me will include tons of personal life sharing (you’ll start to see me cooking again and hanging with my puppy Boss and hubby Joe). I want you to get to know me on a new level which will include a lot more than just my site, but also linking more of my social media like Pinterest (not sure if you know I have an OBSESSION, and have for a long time) and insta where I share videos and talk about what I do. For me photography is so personal, and so I need you to get me.

So keep an eye out over the next few weeks as I finish up the behind the scenes stuff. My dog also just had a major surgery so I’m at home taking care of him and nursing him back to health. In the meantime make sure to follow me on Insta and check out my Pinterest to get some sneaks of what I’ve been thinking about and working on.

Thank you so much for checking out my work if this is your first time to my site, and thank you for coming back if you’ve been here before. Here’s to 2018 – you were crazy and knocked my socks off. Wow motherhood is harder than I expected. I’ll leave you with this little 2018 portrait of my family. Harper was 10 months old here. xoxo Robin

robin mckerrell motherhood family portrait

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Newborn + Postpartum Photography

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Here are a few snaps of our girl at 5 weeks old. I’ve always wanted to do this kind of newborn photography, but never really had babies to “practice” with. Most moms ask for babies in baskets, “pretty shots,” and everything posed. I really wanted to do something different to share another way! I like to see the real details, to remember. One day these clothes won’t fit, she won’t be this tiny, and I may not still have these blankets. I want to be able to picture each moment as it actually was. I hope this helps some other moms see that documentary photography can be a really special way to photograph babies. 

 

 

 

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Cheapside Cafe

featured local stories, Personal

I realized that I don’t often post about my personal life. Having our daughter recently changed my views on so much. Its important for me to let you see behind the scenes, so to speak. To better understand me, my life, what I like, and why. So much of life inspires, and most of what inspires me comes from the everyday. I love to watch the way light washes over a room, or the small details of an object overlooked.

I went to work with my hubby at Cheapside, his cafe downtown that he owns and designed and snapped a few shots. We talk about Cheapside a lot at home and I love to listen to his ideas about how people enjoy a space, and what excites him about creating a place for people to come and hang out-to get inspired. We were actually just friends when he started Cheapside and it was so fun for me to watch the process from start to finish. There were so many inspirations for the space that came from the most unexpected places like Mario Andretti’s race shop, cool west coast style, light, and lots of minimalist touches. Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to host some amazing events at Cheapside like our engagement party and a party of note with the CSO.

When Joe originally got in the restaurant scene there weren’t many other places in Cincinnati. Now in 2019, the scene is booming and the city has grown so much! It’s exciting to see where things will go and we are happy to flow and change as the seasons pass. If you have the chance to travel to Cheapside make sure to snag a seat in the Teepee and try the famous breakfast sandwich (we’ve sold over 60,000 – pretty crazy for a sandwich). As always, I hope you enjoyed this little story and found out a bit more about me. For more behind the scenes of my everyday check out my insta stories @robinmckerrellphoto. You’ll find lots of videos of our babe and huge American bulldog Boss, me trying to ballroom dance, and other random mom outings.

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Cheapside Cafe – Cincinnati Documentary Photographer

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Fall Trip : NYC + Rhode Island

Destination, Personal

At 9 months pregnant my husband and I decided to pack up and head to NYC for a photo workshop that I wanted to attend to learn from some of my faves. This was such an amazing get away to give us time to reconnect before the baby and to help me get inspired for this coming season. I couldn’t have planned for the spark that was ignited in me. Check out some of our snaps from Rhode Island, the city, and hanging with friends.

NYC + Rhode Island

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