Suzi & Adam-Wedding at Clearcreek-Lancaster, Oh Photographer

What a beautiful private wedding Suzi & Adam had at Clearcreek in the Hocking Hills!  I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Suzi & Adam before their wedding day.  All of their wedding planning involving me was done on-line and through lots of e-mails.  I even got to help them choose a location for their ceremony!  They knew that they wanted to get married in the Hocking Hills.  Suzi wanted a barn & fields.  As I was thinking about ideas for locations, I remembered several sessions that I photographed at Clearcreek that included all of the elements that they were looking for.

We met up with Connie Crist, their officiant & drove to the selected site.  The weather was cloudy & a bit misty, but the rain held off for us.  They brought their fur baby Rutti to observe their vows(& of course be in some photos!)  After Connie performed the ceremony & made it all official, it was time to complete the paperwork & we explored the area & got some absolutely stunning photos.  I have to say after over 20 years of photographing weddings, I have developed a love of getting to photograph the smaller, intimate weddings!  Thank you Suzi & Adam for letting me be a part of your special day!

Kimberly-Maysville Senior @ Rockmill Park-Lancaster Ohio Photographer

I’m so happy that spring has finally arrived!  The weather caused us to have to reschedule Kimberly’s senior session which we originally tried to schedule back in the fall.  She wanted to skip winter altogether & then we started trying for spring–same story–coldwave, rain–gotta love Ohio’s weather variety–until you are trying to schedule outdoor

Ashley & Eric-Lancaster, Oh wedding photography at Cheers Chalet-Lakeside

What a beautiful spring day it was for Ashley & Eric’s wedding at Cheers Chalet!  Flowering trees in bloom & warm spring temperatures–finally!  The gorgeous coral & turquoise color palette that Ashley chose was absolutely perfect!  Beginning with the silk robes that were bridesmaid’s gifts, to the bridesmaid’s gowns, the groom & groomsmen’s ties, the flowers & the reception decor–the colors popped & made it obvious that spring is in the air.

Keirstan-Berne Union Senior softball-Lancaster, Ohio Senior Photographer

It was a cold morning when I met up with Keirstan at Berne Union High School to get a few last minute photos to finish up her senior session.  We did most of her pics back in October to take advantage of the fall color.  Since she’s such an athlete, we needed to finish up the collection of sports photos this spring.  We already got volleyball, basketball & now that spring is here, it was time for softball pics.  She’s so photogenic, it didn’t take long to get some more great photos to add to her collection.   Nothing like being a great athlete & gorgeous to boot!   I wish Keirstan & the rest of the Berne Union softball team a successful season!  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Jennifer & Ryan-Wedding- The Boat House at Confluence Park in Downtown Columbus

Jennifer & Ryan’s wedding at The Boat House at Confluence Park in Downtown Columbus was absolutely beautiful.  The ceremony was set in the ballroom with the sparkling chandeliers that gave just the right amount of light & sparkles.  The beautiful coral floral arrangements with the  seashell vases were a perfect pop of spring color along with bringing visions of the beach.  Speaking of flowers, the tulips were absolutely gorgeous & the nautical details fit the theme of The Boat House to a t.

It was an early spring sunny but brisk day.  Jennifer & Ryan opted to take advantage of the scenic views for the posed photos.  We had a lot of fun out on the deck overlooking the Columbus skyline.  I photographed one of the couples in the wedding party’s wedding a few years back & we were trying to decide whose wedding won for the coldest.  If it wasn’t for the wind, it wouldn’t have been as cold, but they were all troopers.  We did decide to do the large family photos with the kids & the family in the ballroom.  After that we headed back out to the deck for some pics with the whole bridal party & some gorgeous photos of Jennifer & Ryan with the skyline.

The reception continued their nautical theme with more of the bright springy accents.  After a fantastic dinner, it was time for the rest of the reception festivities.  The dance floor was full for the whole evening & they capped off their evening with a sparkler sendoff.  I loved being a part of their wonderful wedding day & wish them a lifetime of happiness.  Enjoy the sneak peek of their day!

Zahara & Logan-Columbus, Ohio Wedding Photography

What are the chances, that in Ohio, I would have two weddings in February & be able to do lots of the photos outdoors without any snow being involved?  Well, it happened & I’m the first one not complaining!  February weddings usually involve cold, often snow & often the possibility of some of the guests not being able to make it.  That was definitely not the case this year!  Zahara & Logan chose Westgate Park event center as their venue.  It was decorated on the inside with lots of winter sparkle & we got to take advantage of the outdoors too–win-win.  After photographing Zahara’s mother’s wedding a few years back, I knew to expect a wonderful décor.  I was not disappointed!  There were so many beautiful, personal touches & lots of sparkle & bling–which I love!  Turquoise was the key color–with lots of sparkle & twinkling lights.  Speaking of sparkle & bling–can we talk about Zahara’s shoes.  I was smitten!  I could never in a million years walk in them, but I fell in love nonetheless!

The ceremony started out with the wedding party entering as normal, but then, can you say “flower grannies.”  Yes, their grandma’s were their flower girls–how adorable is that?  They performed their flower granny duties with perfection–so cute!  Their vows which they wrote themselves went along with the personal theme.  They were a great insight into both of their personalities & their relationship.  After the ceremony we headed out for some outdoor photos & wrapped up taking advantage of the gorgeous sunset.  Nothing better than sunset wedding photos–so romantic!  Back inside they danced their first dance–& really rocked it!  The dinner was fabulous, followed by lots of heartfelt toasts.   We wrapped up a few more group photos & Zahara & Logan got to party & mingle the rest of the evening in their sparkly winter wonderland!

Tabitha & T.J. Lancaster, OH Wedding Photography

Who would have thought that Tabitha & T.J.’s wedding in the middle of February would have such warm, sunny day that we could do the majority of the photos outdoors?  When we met to discuss the photo plans, the worries were that family and guests would be snowed out–instead it was just the opposite!  I met up with them at The Community of Christ Church in Lancaster for some photos of Tabitha getting ready.  They had chosen to do a “first look” photo, so they would be more relaxed during the ceremony, & in addition would allow us to get a lot of photos completed before the ceremony, so they could spend more time with their guests.

We got Tabitha into position in a cute little covered shelter behind the church & they brought T.J. out with his eyes covered.  His reaction to Tabitha in all her bridal glory was fantastic.    I got some cute photos of the reaction & the hugs, then we got the family together for some pics.  Next it was time to make it all official!   Pastor Cheryl performed a lovely, meaningful wedding ceremony for them, personalizing it to make it memorable.

Then it was time for more photos with the family who were not available before the wedding.  The reception was set to go in record time & the décor with lots of turquoise & vintage touches was beautiful.  The food was catered by Cool Cravings(a favorite of the bride & groom) & featured a variety of their delicious wraps, fruit & veggie trays, salads & a variety of mini cheesecakes.  They replaced the traditional cake with some adorable turquoise cupcakes.  After the wedding meal & time visiting with family & friends, I was able to take them to the little old school down the road for a few more fun & romantic pics

All in all, a perfect wedding day.  Enjoy the sneak peek!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope everyone has as great of a Valentine’s Day as this little cutie!

Bennett-6 month photos-Lancaster, Ohio Baby & Child Photography

I had the pleasure of meeting & photographing Bennett celebrating his 1/2 year birthday.  He is such a sweet, happy, good natured baby.  He put up with the outfit changes, the prop changes, being handled  & moved & was a trooper for the whole session.  He has the most adorable big smile & we even got some big laughs.

Mom & Dad were wedding clients of mine from quite a few years back.  I was so happy to hear about their new addition & get to meet him & record some awesome family pics as well as his 6 month milestone photos.   It’s always great to catch up–especially when the family has grown. Enjoy the sneak peek!

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