This past wedding season, I had the privilege of photographing the weddings of several dear friends. Jillian is someone who I’ve been lucky enough to know for quite a few years now, and it was such a blessing to have the opportunity to photograph her marrying her love. It also was an absolute treat to photograph my first Orthodox wedding, full of such beautiful traditions.
Jenna and Mike were just an absolute treat to work with. You may remember them from their apple orchard engagement session, and they carried that theme all the way through their wedding–hand-crafted apple details were sprinkled everywhere, just perfect for their fall day. And so much fun! Their bridal party was an absolute riot, and from the toasts to all their guests circling around them as they danced, you could just feel the joy that surrounded these two as they begin their appley-ever-after.
Ceremony Venue: Holy Angels Catholic Church; Reception Venue: Miami Valley Golf Club; Hair Stylist: Salon EXP; Makeup: Kelly Osborne; Florist: Furst Florist; Cake: Cake, Hope and Love; Videographer: Happy Kamper Films (it was fantastic to work these guys–they rock!); DJ: Blackhawk Entertainment; Transportation: Candlelight Coach Limousine;
There was so much laughter on this misty, gray-fall evening! Victoria and Thomas’ session was the kind where I mostly stayed quiet, and zoomed in from far away, because they were simply having so much fun–and are so ridiculously cute together–that I hated to remind them that they were having their picture taken. (And, um, lightsaber battle? The coolest.) Can’t wait for their intimate wedding next year at the beautiful Wiedemann Hill Mansion.
Ah, Hannah and Pat. These two invited us into their intimate, hand-spun wedding in Red River Gorge–a place of so much meaning to them as a couple–and it couldn’t have been more of a treat. As an added bonus, I’ve known Hannah (and some of her friends and family) since high school, so the whole weekend felt like a cozy reunion in the woods–with the joy photographing such a sweet couple against such a stunning, sweeping backdrop. Hannah & Pat, Zack and I were so grateful welcoming us along to capture your beautiful day.
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.