Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Wedding | Caitlin & Mark

I had some pretty high expectations for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, because, well, I think the name speaks for itself. This gorgeous venue exceeded my expectations and has definitely been one of my favorites so far this year. We had an absolutely beautiful day to work in, which didn't hurt, but with all of the surrounding color and natural light, I was in a photographer's paradise.

It was so great being back in Pittsburgh and it was a lot of fun talking with a few of the guests about my college experience at PITT.  Living in Columbus I typically don't get to connect with as many people who are very familiar with Pittsburgh, so it was awesome to share my love with the city with Caitlin and Mark and many of the guests there.

Check out a few of my favorites below from this gorgeous day! 

Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Second Shooter: Roxanna Sue Photos

Dress: BHLDN

Makeup: Nikki Gilboy

Hair: Kelsey Quayle

Bouquets: Sapphire and Lace

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Columbus Goodale Park Engagement Session - Ally & Kevin

As much as I love photographing weddings, I can probably say my favorite thing to photograph are engagement photos. These two were such naturals in front of the camera and really made my job easy! It doesn't hurt that we are already good friends!

Although you can't go wrong with a little greenery at a park, I LOVE going to unique locations for engagement sessions. After running around Goodale Park, we walked through the Short North, over to Oddfellows. This is one of Ally & Kevin's favorite bars in the area, so it was the perfect chance to stop in for a cold IPA and snag some cute photos. We spent the rest of the night chasing the sunlight and dodging the Short North construction. We made our way back to Goodale Park for a few last minute sunset photos! 

I am so excited to be traveling to Pittsburgh next year for their wedding, in one of my favorites cities, for one of my favorite couples! Check out some sneak peaks below from their engagement session!

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The Vue Columbus Wedding | Leah & Jack

I remember back when Leah, Jack, and I met for our very first meeting. We connected over mutual friends and instantly knew we would be a good fit for each other. The excitement Leah shared about having me as her photographer was so comforting and only made me even more excited to shoot their big day.

I always think there is something special about getting ready in the comfort of you own home. I met the girls at Leah's parents house, which had a gorgeous sun room that was perfect for getting ready photos and all of the little details. While Leah and her bridesmaids were finishing up their hair, I started off the day shooting some gorgeous details consisting of my all favorite pastel colors. The dusty blues and blush colors are one of my favorite wedding trends right now. 

I really do love shooting weddings in a new location. I love the challenge and excitement for finding a perfectly lit location for portraits. After shooting many weddings around Columbus, this is the first time I had the opportunity to photograph a reception at The Vue. This was a beautiful space filled with the perfect mix of rustic and modern decorations. It is also in a prime location downtown which allows the opportunity to take a variety of portraits and even sneak away in the evening for some gorgeous sunset photos.

Here are some of my favorites from Leah and Jack's big day! Below are the amazing vendors that all made this day come together.

Ceremony: St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church 

Venue: Vue Columbus

Dress: Bridal and Formal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal and Formal

Veil: Bellissima Headpieces and Veils

Flowers: Old Slate Farm ,The Flowerman, and Aunt of the Bride, Cheryl Hoon

Cake: Resch’s Bakery

Hair and Makeup: Ellie Sargent, cousin of the Bride, and the bride

Invitations: Kate Otte, sister of the Groom

Cookies: Family

Second Photographer: Samantha Newman Photography

Videographer: Andy Erb, cousin of the Groom

 

 

 

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Pinnacle Golf Club Wedding | Kassi & Ben

Kassi and Ben found me back when I was first starting up my photography business about two years ago. We immediately knew we were a perfect fit for each other. They had a longer engagement which only made me even more excited for their wedding day, because I had grown to know them pretty well. I scheduled a few sessions with them, photographed their family photos in the fall, and even ran into Kassi at her Bachelorette Party! 

You might not be able to tell it in these photos, but man it was a warm one outside. We made time for sunset photos which worked out perfectly because once the sun set, it finally cooled down a little for us. There was also a surprise visitor at the reception for all of the Buckeye Fans. Brutus made an appearance and got the party started out on the dance floor. Everything about this day was planned out perfectly. These two were laughing all day and shared the sweetest moments together. You can tell how happy they make each other and you can see it in their eyes in these photos. Watching Ben have tears streaming down his face as his bride made her way down the aisle was almost too much to handle! I was teary eyed the whole ceremony and so happy to celebrate the evening with them!

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Church: Prince of Peace

Reception: Pinnacle Golf Club

Dress: Off White of Dublin

Florals: Maria Lynn Floral

Hair & Makeup: Spa at River Ridge - Erica Harrington

Second Shooter: Joshua Farr - Farrbetterphoto

 

Schiller Park Engagement Session

After a what seemed like a week straight of rain, we had the most beautiful evening for an engagement session. It seems so rare to have a night with almost no humidity here in Columbus, but when we have those nights, you can bet I'll be out with my camera somewhere. Turns out that I already had an engagement session scheduled at one of my favorite spots here in Columbus. Schiller Park is a great location to shoot at because there is such a variety of backdrops! These two were so much fun to work with and I can't wait for their wedding day right around the corner!

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