Styled Shoot at Bakersfield OTR

I had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with some of my favorite people for this styled shoot at Bakersfield in Over the Rhine.  We wanted to do something unique and fun.  Marti, of Marti's Floral Design styled the shoot and had this to say about it...Off the beaten path, not the typical love. Not the typical bride. That was our inspiration of this. Focusing on the love. Even if it is not the one that everyone sees as being normal. The casual wedding taken past the mason jars. We found so much inspiration in the casualness of a quickie wedding and how stylish it could still be. Bohemian meets Masculinity. We wanted to show that both could still be present in a wedding. Something to reflect both of them. Lace and leather. Guns and flowers. Not everything has to be typical for a wedding. Make it reflect the couple that you are and not a formality. Caroline and Jesse are the perfect image of the couple today. Off the beaten path, showing the love, and forgoing the typical wedding.

Location: Bakersfield OTR Flowers and Styling:  Marti's Floral Design  Invitation/Menu Design: Erica Keuter Designs Make up:  Cinci Makeup Wardrobe: Sloan Boutique Hair: Colleen Herman

Courteney and Drew's Circus Themed Wedding

Courteney and Drew were married at the beautiful Meadow View Farm in Union, Kentucky.  This circus themed wedding was full of creativity!  Courteney looked absolutely stunning, and it was a real pleasure watching Drew admire his new wife throughout the day.  This wedding was full of color,  laughter, and excitement, I loved it!  There were circus performers, a hot air balloon, rides, games, carnival food, and a ton of fun.  This is a lengthy post, but I just couldn't help myself so.  Enjoy!

Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors who helped make Courteney and Drew's wedding so special and unique!

    Venue: Meadow View Farms Wedding Coordinator: Your Wedding by Jen Tent: Advantage Tents Food: Be Creative Catering, Cappy's Caramel Corn Flowers and Event Design: Marti's Floral Design Invitations: Five Dot Design Videographer: Cinevita DJ: Jake the Ripper   Hot Air Balloon: Balloon Impressions Dress: Fabulous Bridal  Shoes: Toms  Photo Booth: Showtime Photobooth My Amazing assistant/second shooter: Andrew Ducker

Marti's Floral Design blew me away once again!  Look at these flowers!!!Kristen of Five Dot Design set the mood for the event with these super cool invitations.

Candice and Chris Cincinnati Riverboat Wedding

Candice and Chris were married on the B&B Riverboat, The Belle of Cincinnati in front of their dearest friends and family.  They had originally planned a destination wedding in Florida, but their sweet little girl Sophia came down with a sudden illness that required them to stay close to home so that she could get treatment.  Their journey has been tough, but these two are strong and the love they have for each other and their family is where they get their strength.

It was one of those super hot days we had in July, and as soon as I met up with Candice and Chris of course it started to rain, like major downpour rain.  I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous.  Throughout the past year and a half that  I have been shooting weddings, I have yet to have a rainy day wedding.  Not only were we planning on shooting their portraits outside, but the location on the boat where they were to be married was on top of a boat with no shelter.  Candice and Chris weren't phased by the rain and we decided to go ahead and drive to the location and hope for the best.  That's when the magic happened. After driving for about 10 minutes, clear skies, dry grass, perfect weather. Candice looked amazing in her Nicole Miller dress.This is their sweet Sophia with her Grandpa. Have I ever mentioned  how much I adore Marti of Marti's Floral Designs?  Because of their change of plans, Candice had to do a lot of last minute planning.  She contacted Marti about a week before the wedding about putting together bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding party.  In the wedding world July is BUSY! It is hard to squeeze in time for yourself let alone last minute clients.  Marti was so understanding, she went out of her way to create these spectacular flowers for Candice and Chris.  They were perfect.  A polaroid of the couple. :) Ok I am going to go ahead and declare this the best cake I have ever had at a wedding, period.  Ahhh I remember some kind of lemon filling, it was to die for.  Chris' aunt,  Moe Thie is head of the Bakery Hill cake department at Midwest Culinary Institute.  She created this amazing cake for the couple.  After the wedding and dinner cruise we took the party to the landing for drinks and dancing. It was so much fun I ended up staying 2 hours past my scheduled time.  Highlight of the night...breaking it down on the dance floor with Candice's Dad to Salt and Peppa. Epic night!

Love+Bash Promo Shoot

Love+Bash tickets are on sale!  They are $6 pre-sale and $10 at the door.  Head over to Cincy Ticket and get yours now.

Last week I had the pleasure of  photographing one of my favorite models, Ashley, for the Love+Bash promo shoot.  I love, love, love photographing her.  She is not only smoking hot, she also has the best wardrobe ever!  See more images of Ashley here and here.  Thanks for being so awesome Ashley!  I also want to thank Marti's Floral Designs for allowing me to borrow the colorful brooch bouquet for the shoot.  You will be able to see much more of Marti's work at Love+Bash, she just signed on as one of our featured vendors! :)