Matt & Sarah met in college at the University of Dayton, where they will be tying the knot later this year. For their engagement session, they wanted to have their photos taken in Cincinnati- their current home city. The locations we used helped to tell the story and create a certain vibe in the photos.
Yesterday’s wedding at Grace Baptist Church in Cedarville, Ohio was so gorgeous. Just a couple days before this wedding day, a huge snowstorm swept through and covered everything in a generous layer of snow. We were able to get some great portraits in the snow after their church ceremony.
Last weekend the Hilton Garden Inn in Beavercreek, Ohio hosted a fabulous wine mixer for wedding vendors. The event was sponsored by Dayton wedding vendors who all donated their services to make the evening a success.
Engagement sessions are so wonderful. For me, it’s the perfect way to get to know a couple- not just their story, but how they relate to one another. M & B are amazing together. These two lovebirds decided to have their engagement session in Yellow Springs, Ohio. There are so many options for different looks just in Yellow Springs.
We will be at The Marmalade Lily’s upcoming bridal open house! Come see us! I love The Marmalade Lily, it’s a gorgeous flower farm venue & florist just outside of Cincinnati, OH. We will be offering some extra goodies to couples there. More details to come, but here are the show details so you can add it to your calendars!
This engagement session in Yellow Springs, Ohio was an absolute dream. S & B wanted to use some gorgeous variety that Yellow Springs has to offer. Since it was fall, we decided to combine some woodsy nature vibes with the central area of small town Yellow Springs(which has a kind of artsy village look with lots of interesting little nooks and crannies). We had an awesome engagement session and got a lot of different looks from just one location.
Cincinnati is a gorgeous city, and a perfect location for an engagement photo session. R & K decided they wanted to have their engagement photos taken in Cincinnati along the river at Smale Park. We set the time for early morning, so that we could avoid any crowds. The park was empty, the early morning light glowing, and we were able to wander around and take advantage of everything. Smale Park is a great riverfront location, with views of the Ohio River, the Roebling bridge and The Great American Ball Park.
This recent engagement session at Beavercreek Community Park was so wonderful. It was a blustery day, but C & A were absolute troopers. They were willing to get outside despite the crazy wind and rain to get some engagement photos. The resulting portraits were striking and dramatic in the best way, and I am so excited to share them.
I am so excited to share a quick sneak peek from this adorable portrait session I photographed yesterday out in Indiana. What an amazing location- this is actually their gorgeous property and I was so blown away with how beautiful it was! These are the luckiest kids in the world- they have so much space to run around outside and play! They also showed me their fort that they are working on and it was really awesome.
Yesterday I had the honor of being a part of Cassie & Taylor’s gorgeous fall wedding at The Marmalade Lily. Every detail was absolutely perfect. The Marmalade Lily is one of my favorite venues in southern Ohio. Their barn is completely updated and refinished, and is such a beautiful place to celebrate.
I recently photographed this adorable family photo session at Grant Park in Centerville, Ohio to announce the first official year I will be able to accommodate family portrait requests (which I am SUPER excited about- in the past I have only been able to accept a handful of sessions per year). My sister so graciously allowed me to use her darling family as models. I am so excited how these turned out. Her twins are the cutest, and they were so ready to have fun outside while having their photographs taken.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of celebrating with G & C as they tied the knot in front of their family and friends. They chose the Springfield Country Club as their wedding venue, and it was absolutely beautiful. Even though there was unexpected rain pretty much the entire evening, we lucked out and had just a little bit of a break in the clouds so we could get some gorgeous photographs of the bride and groom outside.
I am so excited to announce that I am now officially able to offer family photography sessions! Throughout the years, I have only offered family photo sessions by request, often from past wedding or engagement clients that were celebrating the growth of their families. Since we have moved to Ohio, my schedule has changed quite a bit and I am able to open up more session times. I can't wait to see everyones families grow!
I recently photographed a gorgeous intimate wedding at the Oakwood Municipal Court. L & M wanted to keep their big day simple, and stress-free, so they chose to have a small wedding ceremony. They said 'I do' in front of their closest family and friends.
Clifton Gorge is one of my favorite places to get outside in Dayton, Ohio. It has gorgeous hiking trails and lots of incredible landscapes. The woods there are so peaceful. I was so excited when Nikki & Alex decided they wanted to do their engagement photos somewhere in Yellow Springs, where they like to hike. This adorable engagement session in the woods at Clifton Gorge was so much fun.
Last weekend I traveled back to San Diego to photograph Kayla & Tim's gorgeous wedding ceremony at The North Chapel in Liberty Station. These two got married last year and documented the occasion with a cliffside photo session at La Jolla Cove. Then this past weekend, friends and family joined together in San Diego for a larger ceremony.
Yesterday's wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla was so perfect. Devon & Kevin are amazing together, and the venue was an absolute dream come true. It is easily one of my favorites in all of San Diego- it's just so classy. Here is just a quick look at their big day, and I can't wait to share more from this gorgeous San Diego wedding!
I am so excited to share a quick sneak peek from Saturday's gorgeous wedding about the San Diego Hornblower Yachts! Dana and Steve are so amazing together- and their ceremony at sea was such a wonderful way to tie the knot after being together for 10 years.
I am so excited to share a quick sneak peek from yesterday's gorgeous wedding at Temecula Creek Inn. These two are so amazing together and the whole day was absolutely perfect. Can't wait to share more from this beautiful Temecula wedding!
Yesterday was absolutely stunning! I am so excited to share just a quick look at Bree & Rodney's big day at Bernardo Winery. What a perfect day filled with so much joy and celebration. Bree was absolutely radiant, and just look at that gorgeous bouquet! I can't wait to share more from this San Diego wedding.
Yesterday was so filled with joy and love. Watching I & G tie the knot with the gorgeous San Diego skyline in the background was absolutely breathtaking. They read each other the most beautiful heartfelt vows, that they wrote themselves, and there was not a dry eye there. It was so moving to watch such pure love celebrated.
Engagement sessions at the beach are so magical, and this one is no exception. K & T are so fantastic together, and this location at La Jolla Cove is easily one of the best for taking photos in all of San Diego. This session was a bit of a hybrid. It was scheduled as an engagement session, but these two lovebirds just couldn't wait- so they eloped (so.adorable.)!
This engagement session is easily a recent favorite of mine. K & D brought a bag full of goodies for us to play with during their engagement session, along with an incredible vintage bike. And I can't think of a better way to spend an evening than a sunset picnic with wine that ends in a champagne fight. These two are romantic, fun and adventurous together- all of my favorite things.
I am so excited to share the full story from Lisa & Shane's wedding at Liberty Station in San Diego. They began their day getting ready together at a rented beach house at Mission Beach. Then they enjoyed a gorgeous ceremony at The North Chapel and reception at BRICK surrounded by their family & friends.
You guys- it is spring, love is in the air, and this recent engagement session at Balboa Park was absolute magic! G + V are so wonderful together, so there was truly no shortage of gorgeous moments during our time together. I loved that light & airy romantic vibe that came through so beautifully in these photographs, and how lush and green the spring landscape looks.
So excited to share a few images from a recent engagement photo session at Torrey Pines Beach. A & N are absolutely amazing together, and they wanted to use this specific North County San Diego beach because it holds some sentimental significance to them- it's where they had their first date at The Lodge at Torrey Pines!
M + S are newlyweds who decided to take advantage of their time in San Diego on business to have some gorgeous photographs taken together on the beach. They came all the way from the midwest, and I was so excited to capture some amazing moments for them.
San Diego is an amazing place to have an engagement session. There is no shortage of variety between locations, and you can choose pretty much anything. While planning this morning's engagement session, we were looking a woodsy background, since these two lovebirds will be celebrating their upcoming wedding day in Colorado.
Here is the quickest sneak peek at the incredible day we celebrated yesterday with L & S at their Liberty Station wedding. Everything about this wedding day was unique to these two amazing individuals, and I cannot wait to share all the moments from their big day- everything was so fun and carefree. Liberty Station has so many wonderful venues, and they had their ceremony at The North Chapel and their reception at Brick.