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Rebecca & Patrick Cincinnati Wedding

Another Cincinnati wedding in the books and I am so excited to be exploring more of what this city has to offer! Becky and Patrick are probably two of the kindest people I have ever met and I had an amazing time celebrating their wedding day with them! After a beautiful ceremony at St. Bernards church, we jumped across the street to take some photos at Spring Grove Cemetery. We had some absolutely gorgeous weather and had some fun taking photos throughout the cemetery. Fun fact, this is where Becky and Patrick had their first date! After the cemetery we visited Union Terminal to take some more photos! One of my favorite details from their wedding day was shot here, check it out below!

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The amazing vendors…

Reception Venue: The Sanctuary

Florals: Oberer’s

Hair & Makeup: Sarah Stear

Second photographer: Jen Kruskamp

Rachel & Kyle's Wedding

I had the opportunity to photograph Rachel & Kyle’s engagement session in downtown Cincinnati. Even though I was already booked for their wedding day, I was able to still work with them by having one of my amazing associates photograph their wedding! Samantha and Rachel seemed like a great fit and after hearing about this day it sounded perfect! It was so incredible to go through these photos because I was able to see each part of their wedding day and how everything came together. This was so fun for me and I can’t wait to share some more previews with them today!

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Venue: Canyon Run Ranch

Flowers: Floral V Designs

Dress: Amare Couture, White Wisteria

Hair and Makeup: Brandon Riley

Tuxedo: Folchi’s Tuxedos & Menswear

DJ & Bar: Craft Event Bar

Cake: Cakes by Jerri Deeter, LLC

Event Planner: Cheyene Nicole Handcrafted Events

Associate Photographer: Samantha

Brittany & Andrew’s Akron Wedding

Another very warm wedding in the books, but you honestly can’t even tell by how beautiful everything was for Brittany & Andrew’s wedding. I knew this day was going to be amazing after hearing everything Brittany had planned, which included bringing their pup Nala to take some photos! It was too hot for her to stay for the ceremony, but she wasn’t going to miss getting some photos with her parents before their big day! She was absolutely adorable in her little flower crown and I was loving every second of it. After sharing their first look and taking some portraits together, they had a beautiful ceremony and a perfect sunset. You can tell these two were so happy to be surrounded by their closest friends and family members. I am thankful to have been a part of this day and can’t wait to share more photos with them!

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The amazing vendors…


Flowers: Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs

Dress: Radiant Bride

Make up: Makeup By Madison

Hair: Sarah Collier

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

DJ: Kurt Wolf (DJ Wolf)

Cake: All Occasion’s Bakery

Second Photographer: Jennifer Post

Exceptional Wedding Series III

I decided to start a new blog series this year showing some of my favorite things from each of the weddings I photograph. Since I love to focus on creating a unique wedding experience for each of my couples and pride myself on sharing their personalities in my photos, this blog series has been a great way for me to showcase these unique details. I am sharing something specific that stood out to me from each wedding which I thought was special to the couple.

Addison & Michaela had an absolutely beautiful ceremony at a new venue I’ve never been to before. I loved every little detail from their wedding day, but what stood out to me the most was the gorgeous wooden cross they used at their alter for the ceremony. So, I asked Michaela a few questions about the cross below.

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What made you decide to use this cross at your wedding?

For Addison and I both, our faith is the most important thing to us. And so we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of the love we have for each other, but also the love and relationship we live out each day with Christ. We did not want to be pushy, but we did want to show how passionate our love is for one another and for God. So in that, we didn't feel a need for a ceremony in a church, but just made intentional decisions about our ceremony. Addison's Dad is a pastor, and was the officiant, and really helped craft a ceremony that helped get our message across. However, as visual people we knew symbols were also sentimental to us and others. I have always seen pictures and loved a wood cross at outdoor ceremonies. We knew that we just wanted it to have simple decorations so it would be noticed, but not overshadowed - which Gina Lynne did an amazing job executing. The cross was meant to be the focus and at the center of the "altar" up front. The cross is where the ultimate act of love was shown, where Jesus Christ died for our sins so that we could live. For us, there is no greater symbol of love than the cross.

Who made the cross?

Addison's Dad is a pastor and also was the officiant of our wedding. So the cross came from their church that they built for their use and also let us use it for the wedding.

Any other notes about the cross you would like to share?

Addison and I love each other so so much and feel so blessed to be in each other's lives. Our love is so great, but we know it is possible because of God's love. Our marriage is bigger than us and that day was a celebration of us, yes. But ultimately a celebration of the love God endlessly gives to each one of us and that is the kind of love we hope our marriage is a reflection of the love that God gives to everyone.

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Exceptional Wedding Series II

If you remember back to my first 2019 wedding in February, I decided to start this exceptional wedding series. Since I love to focus on creating a unique wedding experience for each of my couples and pride myself on sharing their personalities in my photos, this blog series has been a great way for me to showcase these unique details. I am sharing something specific that stood out to me from each wedding which I thought was special to the couple.

Natalie & Jason had a beautiful day filled with a lot of unique details including a wood burned letter box, the OSU band introducing them into the reception, and my favorite… sharing a last dance together. Many couples have a last song where all of the guests come together and sing their hearts out to end the night, but these two wanted to share a last song together with just them. I thought this was amazing and loved the idea, so I asked Natalie a few questions about it.

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Where did you get the idea of sharing a "last dance" together?
While consulting with our videographer Mark Batke, we asked him what kinds of ideas he had. He mentioned a last dance. The idea is to have all the guests leave the venue and leave the dance floor to the new husband and wife. He explained this as the perfect time to soak it all in and reminisce on the night. We loved the idea! 

How did you feel in that moment?
The last dance was the most memorable part of the night for us! It was such an intimate moment for us after the rush of the wedding. It was just what we needed, to take a breath, look at each other as husband and wife, and feel the love between us. It was so nice to be able to relax and be held in my husband’s arms swaying to the music, just us two. 

Would you recommend this to future couples?
Absolutely! Wedding day can be so overwhelming and it all happens so fast. While taking a minute here and there throughout the night to step back and watch as everyone enjoys themselves can be helpful, the last dance is something I think all couples should do! Believe me, it’s so worth it! And not to mention, it’s the perfect time to have the guests gather together for your sendoff. 


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