Brooke and Dominic's wedding was super special to me. I have been friends with them for years. I absolutely love them and their family. They are the most gracious group of people I have ever known. I was very excited when they asked me to join them in Key West for their wedding. The wedding was a laid back beach ceremony at the Casa Marina Resort. Brooke looked stunning and smiled the entire day. Dominic, who I thought would be nervous was calm and cool. I think I heard them say I love you to each other at least 100 times, it was so sweet. Brooke and Dom, I cant thank you enough for this amazing opportunity. I had a blast and I am truly honored you chose me to photograph your wedding. :) The night before the wedding Brooke and Dominic chartered a sailboat for a sunset cruise. It was so much fun!The wedding was so beautiful. The weather was perfect and the beach backdrop was gorgeous. Check out Brooke's killer shoes. Brooke is the only girl I know who isn't afraid to wear wedges like these on the beach. Dominic and his family own the Bell Event Centre. They had a reception there to celebrate with all of their friends and family when they got back. The amazing women of the Bell.
Their journey began while Shanean was working as the promotions manager at a local club. Stuff magazine was putting on an event and she picked Ryan to be one of the models, little did she know then that she was picking her future husband. After many years of crossing paths from Arizona to Cincinnati they finally went on a date and have been together ever since.
Shanean and I have been friends for years, when she called me about setting up an engagement session I was thrilled. They are a gorgeous couple and so much fun to hang out with. I am honored to not only take these special photos for them, but to also be joining them in Mexico next year to photograph their wedding! Yes! My first destination wedding!
For their session we walked around downtown Cincinnati for the more formal shots, then went to one of my special spots for the fun stuff!
Since Ryan works for Harley Davidson we had to include his bike in a few photos. I will be the first to admit that I am kinda a snob when it comes to custom bikes, my stepdad was a hardcore biker who built his own Harleys. I was blown away when Ryan pulled up on this bike. He did a such a great job, this bike is just hot!!!
Shanean and Ryan, I cant thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to document your love in Mexico! :)