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we believe in your legacy

We believe in legacies.
We believe in the importance of our stories.
We believe in telling our story today, so that it can be carried with us for all of our tomorrows.

Welcome

our legacy is to help you Remember yours

About

01. our philosophy

Hi! I'm Summer. AKA "Mama", "Mommy", or "Sumo" (which will make sense once you meet me in person--or not at all.)

Six years ago I was working as a mental health therapist when my Mom suddenly passed away. Losing my Mom changed my life and sparked an urgency in me to remember the passing days. I began by documenting all of the big and little moments with our little ones, which grew into an opportunity to capture the special moments in the lives of others. 

I believe that our stories are worth recording. That the messy, uncurated moments are as important as the perfection of the curated moments. Our stories make us who we are. Love matters most. 

I am a small town girl with big city dreams. I live in Northeast Ohio with my partner in life and business, Chad, and our three toe-head little people.

When not shooting, there is a good chance you will find me wearing running shoes and pounding the pavement on a long run. Or in water boots, schlepping through creeks, while our little people collect critters. Or in slippers, binge watching shows like Dateline, 48 Hours, or Criminal Minds. (You know, uplifting stuff.)

Thank you for stopping by. We'd love to meet you!

the artist

Documenting the moments 

02. meet the team

03. stuff we love

We believe that a wedding day is the beginning of a story. Day One of a new life formed between two people who have decided to walk beside each other for all of their days. The wedding day is day one of a creation of a legacy that will be carried forward for generations to come. 

We believe that Day One is not only a beginning, it is a continuation of a legacy that began generations before. The marriage of two worlds, two histories, two stories, carried forward to create a new story, unique to one special couple.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We believe in telling stories. In capturing authentic images that will endure across time. We believe that the honesty of tears will alway trump the perfection of posed. And we believe that when memories fade, the beauty of a simple, authentic image can stir our hearts and refill our memories with the stories of our life. 

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business Manager, second shooter

Maybe all the stars aligned and it just worked. Or maybe it was always meant to be. Or maybe, after fifteen years of marriage, 15 years of learning, 15 years of growing and 15 years of respect, we've learned, quite simply, we're better together.

Chad is, by nature, a planter. A grower. He makes things beautiful. For 25 years he has been a part of his family's landscaping business and has made a living leaving things more beautiful than he found them. Chad does the same in his role at Summer Kellogg Photography. Behind the scenes, Chad is the glue. My weaknesses are Chad's strengths and without his business knowledge, tech wisdom and relaxed vibe, I would be lost.

Fifteen years together have taught us that what began as an intense fiery flame of passion has, over time, grown into an eternal burning flame of committed, enduring love. Because we have known love, capturing the love stories of other just makes sense.

We are partners in life. In love. In parenting. And in business.

We are, in all respects, a team.




MEET The team

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Hi There! Thank you for stopping by to chat with us about your wedding day! Chad and I are so excited to talk with you about this exciting time in your life! We will be in touch very soon!


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