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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

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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