Ah, Kristin and Dan–these two! Just some of the sweetest, most people you’ll ever be lucky enough to meet. And, they are actually already hitched! They got married in Dayton, but live out of state, so we snuck these engagement portraits in the week of the wedding. Photos of their beautiful Aullwood Farm wedding will be up soon! Kristin’s hair by Brooke Shoemaker and makeup by Emily Brun.
Brittany is also a photographer, and there is always a little extra feeling of pressure when someone else who has made this their profession puts their faith in you to capture their day. Her and Ben’s wedding, though, couldn’t have been more photogenic– a perfect, early-fall evening at the Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast, with a gorgeous couple and the lovliest group of family and friends surrounding them with love.
Everything about Aubrey & Eric’s day was just beautiful, from their ceremony at the ever-gorgeous Dayton Art Institute, their reception at Cedar Springs Pavilion–even the family-friend’s house where the girls got ready looked like it was pulled from a magazine. Aubrey & Eric are fellow UD Flyers (you may remember that we photographed their stunning engagement portraits all around campus), so there was no question that their day would be a joyful celebration. It definitely was, and it was an absolute honor for us to photograph it.
Ceremony venue: Dayton Art Institute; Ceremony Venue: Cedar Springs Pavilion; Florist: Furst Florist; Cake Artist: Nancy Moran; DJ: Party Pleasers; Makeup & Hair: Michael’s Salon & Day Spa; Officiant: Jeff Freeman; Ceremony Musicians: Viva la Strings (my mama’s group!); Limo: Ted Roy
Catalina and Daniel were married 10 years ago (in Colombia!), and she was never really happy with her wedding photos, so she contacted me about donning her dress one more time for some anniversary portraits (and, of course, a few of their whole family, too, with their two beautiful children). Catalina came to my studio for full hair and makeup, got a bouquet–she said she felt like a bride all over again.
While I adore photographing couples giddy with brand-new, wedding-day love, there is something so special about capturing a slice of life 10 years past that point. The difference between a love filled with dreams for the future and endless possibility and a love that has been made stronger, been refined, through ups and down and moves and the arrival of children…I say it all the time, but what I do really is such an honor, to be trusted document these precious, fleeting moments. And I would be thrilled to do more sessions like this in the future–drop me a line if you want to schedule a session of your own.
Candace & Adam are such a darling couple. They were absolutely as cute as could be together for their engagement photos, and a total joy to work with, so I knew their wedding would be just a sweet. Their whole wedding day, but especially their ceremony, reflected their profound, quiet love, deeply-rooted in their faith. And, though it kept threatening to rain, it held off for most of the day :). Adam & Candace, I was so honored to be the one to capture your love! And a special thank-you to my dear friend Jessica, of Jessica Ashely Photography, who was our second photographer, and who captured some of the shots above.