I love when couples choose locations that have special meaning to them for their photo sessions. It makes the shoot so much more personal. I met Sarah and Karen in Northside for this very sweet engagement session. Northside is where they had their first date and their first kiss. It was a real pleasure getting to know these two and hearing all about their love story. Unfortunately, the state of Ohio still has a ban on gay marriage so Sarah and Karen are officially getting married later this year in New York. They will be having a commitment ceremony at the Bell Event Centre . I am honored they want me there to photograph it.
Special thanks to Rachel at Brideface for dolling the girls up for the shoot, they looked fantastic! I met Sarah and Karen at the Northside Tavern, where we planned on taking a few photos. There was a wedding reception at the bar and I could not get in due to a line down the street. I spotted Karen in the window and decided to shoot from outside instead. I love the way these turned out. Magic.Northside is full of color and interesting art. We had a little fun with some of the wall murals. :)Love. Sidewinder Coffeshop where they had their first date. We headed over to Covington to get some images along the river.