Garrett & Amanda
After a private first look Amanda and Garrett had a small intimate ceremony at Pyramid Hill Sculptural Park with just their closest family, friends and their pup Charlie. They laughed the entire time they shared their vows.
After lots of hugs we went to explore the forest and take some gorgeous portraits. <3
So much love guys! You have to keep scrolling to see Charlie with their wedding rings on his nose because he is the bestest boy!
Candace and Justin‘s wedding was in Cincinnati, ohio at The Hughes Center Barn. Their day was the definition of what a marriage is all about ; love, laughter and family. They already made a commitment to each other long before this day and they’ve got three amazing children that they have raised in love together ; Evie, Maggie and Mylo. I love how they incorporated them into their day. Justin even stopped the ceremony to love on his girls. Which may have made me tear up a bit <3
After their ceremony we got some family pictures of the girls truly being flower girls and frolicking in the field of "flowers" and making wishes.
After we got pictures of the whole fam bam I snuck these two away to have some beers, make out in the field and do the thing that all Lakota kids do - try to find someone that you know in common. Thankfully we had an idea of where to start because a few people sent her my way. Which is the BEST way to book clients, because I know if people I love love them, its going to be a good time. Especially since Justin is actually a photographer and videographer and talked shop with me the whole time. Thanks for putting up with our shutterspeed and lens review convos during our shoot Kandace.
So thankful that the storm held off and left us with these dramatic skies <3
Sydney and Tyler got married in Dayton,Ohio and I am so glad that Emily Rochelle Photography asked me to shoot with her. I love second shooting with other Cincinnati Wedding Photographers. It is so fun to get to connect with someone who has the same passion that you do. Their rustic barn wedding was entirely diy since Sydney is super crafty.
The bride tribe were all so happy to be by her side and Tyler could NOT keep his hands of his bride. So all in all it was a blast to capture their celebration.
Jacob + Chelsea
I absolutely loved spending the day with Chelsea and Jacob as they came together with friends and family to tie the knot. When Chelsea first asked me if I was available for her wedding in Findlay. I thought she meant in Findlay Market here in Cincinnati, but I was pleasantly surprised to hear about her backyard wedding at at bed and breakfast in her hometwon of Findlay, Ohio. Which ended up being about 2 hours from me. Not too bad, I just refreshed my memory of the songs I listened too in middle school! it was totally worth it since their wedding day was rustic barn wedding pinterest goals.
I had so much fun getting ready with the bride and her tribe the morning of her wedding. It gave me the chance to really capture the small details. One of my favorite parts of spending the day with Chelsea was that she had stories behind a lot of the elements. The necklace and earrings that Chelsea wore down the aisle were both gift for her mother in law from her late husband.
Chelsea chose to do a first look with her father and keep in tradition of saving the first look with her groom to be as she was coming down the aisle. Usually, I am all for first looks, but being able to capture this moment of her and her dad was beyond touching.
LAST CHANCE TO RUN! No running was happening. Just some prayers, laughs and an enthusiastic first kiss.
All of the sweetness! Also, see the last photo right there- gorgeous, right. You have to squint. There is a tractor in the background kicking up dust. No smoke bombs needed here in Findlay. You know it is an Ohio wedding when there is a tractor in the background of your wedding photos. We ran away before it got too close and found a white picket fence and swing set.
Their reception was in the barn at Scarlet Oaks Estate and I am obsessed. All barns need to be open on both sides at all time to let in gorgeous lights and as always give me all of the twinkle lights. Wedding Goals.
& THEN WE DANCED
Venue - Scarlet Oaks Estate
Jauwan + Ava had the most beautiful wedding at The Transept. It was my first time shooting at this venue, and I am pretty obsessed. Plus, I am a sucker for stained glass. What really made their love story complete what that they were married here because it is the same place that they met. Magic. Sounds like a great start to a love story if you ask me.
I cannot believe that Ava + Jauwan are getting married this month! I am so excited to capture their wedding day for them, it is going to be amazing and so full of love. Getting to know you guys and hear your love story was so fun.
I loved second shooting Keith and Ellen's beautiful Catholic wedding at Xavier University. Their day was full of love and joy. Plus - Check out Ellen's dress. STUNNING.
Those first look moments <3
Keith + Ellen had a beautiful catholic ceremony at Bellarmine Chapel on the grounds of Xavier University.
What God joins together, let no one put asunder
CHEERS! Off to Krohns Conservatory to celebrate the reception
I cannot believe how gorgeous Logan + Justin's wedding was at Miami University in Oxford. I was a second shooter for Emily Rochelle Photography and got to spend the first half of my day with the guys. We explored brick street and they killed 20 minutes and got a pint, or two, Don't worry. The littlest had apple juice, but when in Oxford.
According to Miami folklore, couples who kiss at the Upham arch will get married. Since Jordan + Justin met at Miami and will be getting married here as well they will be “Miami Mergers.” Couldn't think of a better place for a first look.
The ceremony was held in the Sesquicentennial Chapel right on campus. Emily and I were swooning over its simple elegance and charm. All of the details came together and their "I dos" were beautiful.
When my camera is charging you can find me playing with my little family or trying yummy new foods around the city. I promise to tell horrible jokes and will probably be more awkward than you, but by the end of the day we will all be laughing. Which is how I get the real natural smiles that you see in my portfolio!
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