I photographed Gina and Tanner's intimate ceremony earlier this year. Welcome to part 2 of their celebration, the reception. We started at Gina's parents house, then moved to beautiful Dree's Pavilion in Devou Park. The day started out rainy and gloomy, but not for long. The sun came out just in time for us to capture some really pretty images. Notice how big Gina's smile is in every single picture. The love these two share was wonderful to witness. Thank you for the amazing evening Gina and Tanner!
Caroline and Stephen's had a little hard luck right before the wedding. A car gone missing, dryers blowing up, cell phones breaking. There wasnt one time during their wedding, even for a minute that I felt any kind of stress from either of them. Instead they both were 100% present enjoying every moment of generous love and affection they were surrounded by on their wedding day. From the moment they saw each other for the first time, which was one of the sweetest moments in the history of my wedding career, they looked at each other and held each other full of pure happiness. Thank you for the fabulous day Caroline and Stephen.
Ft Thomas Florist created romantic bouquets and flower arrangements that were dreamy. Their very sweet first look at each other. Thank you to my amazing second shooter Andrew for helping me cover it so well. Their romantic reception was at the Bell Event Centre.
This day was so special. Stephanie and Steven smiled and enjoyed every moment of their wedding. It was one of those beautiful September Saturdays, when the sun was shining and it was unseasonable warm. I met Stephanie and Steven at the Mariemont Inn where they got ready for their gorgeous wedding at Alms Park in Cincinnati. Their afternoon wedding was intimate and relaxed. I am thankful to have been part of it.
See Stephanie and Steve's engagement session here.
I just love both of these images! The ceremony was officiated by Karen, Stephanie's cousin who you might remember seeing on my blog when I photographed her wedding and engagement last year. Rachel Lisa's makeup skills added a special glow to Stephanie's already perfect skin. After the ceremony we headed to O'Bryonville to The Art of Entertaining for their reception. The succulent table decor had me swooning. Their thank you gifts to their guests were personal and unique. Steve loves to garden, so he made pickle jars for the guests. Stephanie's father made these cedar succulent containers. They smelled amazing.
I drove up to Columbus a few weeks ago for Jacqueline and Chip's outdoor wedding. It was a gorgeous day. Jacqueline and Chip both looked fantastic, with huge smiles on their faces from the moment they saw each other for the first time. It was such a pleasure to photograph such a loving couple. Thank you for being so gracious and for choosing me to photograph your big day!
See their Park of Roses engagement session here.
Something old, borrowed and blue. This is my favorite! Jacqueline, you are stunning!!He is smitten looking at his new wife. The party was so much fun!!!
This is my last wedding of the year and it is another beautiful one! Christina and Brandon were married at The Bell Event Centre. It was a gorgeous fall day full of lots of color and sunshine. Christina looked stunning in her dress from Kotsovos. These two currently live in Chicago, but are originally from the Cincinnati area. Friends and family came from all over the country to help celebrate their love. It was a classy night filled with tons of fun, I was happy to be part of it!
I started the day at Christina's parents house, where the girls got ready. As soon as I saw this window I knew I had to use it for a dramatic bridal portrait.
So pretty! Christina's makeup is by Brideface and Jen Nally styled her hair. We had to include a little bit of Cincinnati into their pictures. The guys looked sharp in their gray suits and paisley print ties. I love the way the color of the girl's dresses popped with the fall colors. The beautiful Bell.