Olivia & Jacob

I was so honored when Olivia asked me to be her wedding photographer last summer. This was going to be a special wedding for me, because Olivia and I have known each other for over 10 years. We played club volleyball together throughout high school and I specifically remember when Olivia and Jacob started dating. It was so amazing to follow their relationship over the years and to see how they still have the same passion as they did when they first started dating over 9 years ago.

Showing up to shoot the details and getting ready photos is always so exciting, but this was a special case. I had the chance to reconnect with some old friends I have not seen in awhile. One of the first things I notice when I walked into the hotel room was the balloons in the living area. It wasn't until I walked over to the balloons when I noticed there had been handwritten notes on them from each of the bridesmaids. What a cute idea, right?! The messages were so sweet and I loved to see all of the support from the bridesmaids.

Olivia and Jacob decided to do their first look at the Statehouse and I was so excited to witness this moment. I have a connection with all of my couples, but knowing these two for 10 years just made it even more special. They were so happy to finally see each other and to celebrate the day together. You'll see from the photos how much fun we had! We stopped at Buckeye Bourbon House for a drink and then returned to the Statehouse for some more bridal party photos. The ceremony was perfect and hearing Olivia and Jacob read off their vows to each other was a moment I will never forget. I am so happy I could celebrate this day with them and I can't wait to watch them share many more happy years together!

Venue: Columbus Anthenaeum

Makeup: Katie Woods

Hair: Ashley Jackson

Dress: La feune Marie bridal boutique

Cake: Giant Eagle Market District

Flowers: DIY by Olivia

Second Photographer: Roxanna Sue Photos