Kat + Ivy

When clients book outdoor sessions I usually recommend to schedule them between May-October to increase our chances of good weather.  Sometimes clients want to plan an engagement session during February and that's okay too!  It's just much more difficult to plan.  It could be 70 degrees or below zero, 12 inches of snow or none at all.  I'm always ready and willing to shoot in any conditions though.  

Since Kat and Ivy live out of town, we were limited on dates for their engagement session.  We decided to schedule it for President's Day weekend.  And wouldn't you know it, we had a beautiful weekend.  They didn't have to bundle up in heavy winter coats and we were all comfortable for the entire shoot.  

They chose the most beautiful location for the engagement session: Jeffrey Park and Mansion in Bexley, Ohio.  If you haven't been here you need to make a trip to see it!  It's a public park so anyone can visit the space and take photos during set hours.  You can even rent the indoor space for your wedding!  

Not only is the mansion gorgeous, but there's an amazing wooded area that runs along the back of the property.  It has beautiful trees and a walking path as well.  

And to make the session even better, they brought their dog with them!  He is such a sweet boy and he is the most well behaved dog I've ever worked with.  He was the perfect little model and did everything we asked him to do.  He is going to be the ring bear at Kat and Ivy's wedding too!  Can't.  Even.  Wait.  

Kat and Ivy will be having their wedding at Waters Edge in Hilliard, Ohio.  I can't wait to capture their special day and post the images from their wedding gallery!

Jimmy + Sarah

I had the incredible opportunity to shoot a New Year's Eve wedding last month.  The decor was AMAZING!  The snow was MAGICAL!  The bride and groom were GORGEOUS!  It was seriously the most perfect wedding!  I couldn't imagine a better way to ring in the new year.  

Getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception were all held at The Schoenbrunn Conference Center in New Philadelphia, Ohio.  What a great space for a wedding!  Plus the colors and floral arrangements made the venue look like absolute PERFECTION!  

 

The groom had the coolest jacket and accessories from Men's Wearhouse.  His bow tie and cuff links were by Pronto Uomo from Men's Wearhouse.  The groomsmen wore suits from Men's Wearhouse as well and the groom's son wore the cutest suit to match his dad.     

The guys had some time to relax and hang out while the girls got ready in another suite.  They prepped up before the ceremony with some Woodford Reserve whiskey.  

Sarah was drop dead gorgeous in her wedding dress.  She looked like a princess!  And the shots of her in the snow at golden hour...seriously breathtaking!  

The guests lined up to toss rose petals at the couple after the ceremony ended.  It was such a fun idea considering it was FREEZING outside that night.  The reception was so beautiful, the first dances made me cry like a baby, and the couple is seriously the sweetest.  They are so adorable together <3 

Jimmy, Sarah, and their wedding party decided to brave the cold for some amazing night shots in the snow.  Our fingers and toes went numb but it was so WORTH IT!  They chose an amazing location called The Warther Museum and Gardens in Dover, Ohio.  It was the PERFECT spot for the group photos as well as some shots of the couple alone.    

Having all of your friends and family under one roof on the happiest day of your life… I couldn't imagine a better way to ring in the new year.  If you’re planning a wedding, and the goal is to host an epic party, New Year’s Eve is where it’s at!

Bloomtastic Florist

I had the chance to visit the CUTEST flower shop called Bloomtastic Florist!  They service the Columbus area and they're located at 2136 Arlington Ave.  Bloomtastic Florist is both a retail shop and wedding 

The street the shop is located on is absolutely adorable!  Bloomtastic Florist is surrounded by a bunch of great little shops, including a cafe, called South of Lane.  It would be perfect to visit after your planning appointment with Bloomtastic to discuss the floral arrangements for your wedding day!

The staff at this floral shop is AMAZING!  They're such a fun group and they really love what they do.  They're a great team to work with for your special day!  They even have a wall of cards and thank you notes from past clients, which definitely say a lot about the service they provide.  

The inside of the shop is super CUTE.  There's so much great natural light which makes the space so bright and cheery.  

So if you're getting married near downtown Columbus, stop in and check them out.  You're going to love them!

Sweet. Simple. Perfect.

I had the opportunity to photograph an intimate wedding in Toledo this past Saturday.  Laura and Ben had a beautiful, stress-free day.  It was the perfect way to enter into a marriage.  We met up before the ceremony to take some getting ready shots.  The space we used was AMAZING!  

The bridal accessories were gorgeous.  Laura's shoes looked like something Cinderella would have worn.  

Then I laid eyes on the dress!  SIMPLY STUNNING!  The beading.  The details.  The train.  Absolute perfection!  

And the bride's adorable dogs helped too!  

We took some family photos before leaving for the venue.  

And just a few more of the STUNNING bride.

The reception was held at 20 North Gallery in the historic downtown Warehouse District of Toledo.  Ben and Laura couldn't have chosen a better venue for their ceremony.  It is a gorgeous space that accommodated their guests perfectly.  

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The ceremony was short, sweet, and filled with love.  Ben's daughter had a special role in the wedding as well.  It was a perfect day.