dayton engagement: nathan & jennifer

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Pendra lee - Beautiful photographic captures of a lovely couple!

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columbus wedding: carole & cody

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Wedding Venue: Ohio Village Church; Reception Venue: Pinnacle Golf Club; Flowers: MadisonHouse Designs; Hair & Makeup: Eye Do Makeup and Hair; Cake: The Cake Studio; DJ: Buckeye Sounds; Decorator/Rentals: Envision Elegance; Videography: Sway the Crowd ; Officiant: Greg Osborne; Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sattero, from Universal Bridal; Bridesmaids Dresses: Mori Lee, from Universal Bridal; Tuxedos: Savvi Formal

Meredith Fehrman - Briana, Your photography is absolutely gorgeous! Loved every one of the photos. We attended the wedding and reception and you captured both with such beautiful photos. I really love your photography!
“Aunt Penny”

Erin - Ummm… GORGEOUS!!

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dayton engagement: anna & jared

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dayton engagement: adam & candace

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hills and dales park portraits: ari & ben

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