Celeste + Mark

I had such a great time shooting with Jess of Jessica Sonmore Photography in Canton this past April.  It was a cold and rainy day but the wedding was beautiful and the gallery looks amazing!  The beautiful ceremony took place at Little Flower Catholic Church.  It's such a gorgeous space and even more importantly, such an amazing community of loving people.  Sometimes you walk into a place and just feel at home there; this is definitely one of those places.  

Celeste and Mark have an incredible support system to help and guide them through their marriage.  They had so many friends and family members in attendance.  All of them are so genuinely happy for this couple.  It's easy to see why.  Just the way these two look at one another is absolutely adorable!  

After their beautiful ceremony, the wedding party traveled to a ridiculously gorgeous estate for group photos nearby.  

The reception was held at St. Nicholas Banquet Center.  It was so beautifully decorated for Celeste and Mark's wedding.  I loved all of the twinkle lights throughout the venue.  It definitely gave some amazing bokeh effects in the photos!   

I loved the details of this wedding.  Just look at these florals by Country Flowers and Herbs of Hartville!  The pink was a perfect pop of color for such a gloomy day.  

Some of the other amazing vendors that provided services at Celeste and Mark's wedding were Checkerboard Chessecake, Russel Sound Lab, Work Shed Weddings, and Mad Hair Studio.  It takes a lot of time and talent to put together beautiful events like this.  Each vendor played an important part.  

Taylor + Christopher

I had the opportunity to work as a second shooter with Amilia of Amilia Photography this past December.  Taylor and Christopher's wedding took place on December 29th.  It was a very cold day but the snow provided a gorgeous backdrop for outdoor wedding photos.  

 

The day began at The Bertram Inn Hotel & Conference Center in Aurora, Ohio.  It is such a gorgeous venue.  Taylor and Christopher used this venue for getting ready photos and for the wedding reception. 

The ceremony was held at St. Mary Church in Hudson.   What an incredible place for a wedding ceremony!  The church is GORGEOUS!  To top it off, the church was still decorated for Christmas.  The decor was an incredible addition to the wedding celebration.  

 

 

The reception was the party of a lifetime.  Darryl Cameron of Flash Jam Entertainment kept the dance floor packed with his amazing talent.  The music was a great mix of old and new, slow and upbeat.  The crowd couldn't get enough of it!  I really love being a photographer at receptions like this.  

 

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!

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.