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.
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’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!
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!
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!
Hope everyone has as great of a Valentine’s Day as this little cutie!
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!
I had such a great time with Rylee & his mom for his senior photo session! We met up at RockMill & made our rounds of the whole area. Rylee has a great sense of humor & a great raised eyebrow which we saw frequently. Apparently he thought both his mom & I were crazy. I got to witness his gift of finding homeless soccer balls wherever he goes. A homeless soccer ball at Rock Mill, who would ever guess. Rylee did a great job of mixing up some great expressions & poses for me too–not that common with most of my male seniors. Maybe a gig modeling to pay for college on the side? We headed to Downtown Lancaster to get a different look with his dress clothes & had some sports pics on the agenda. With the time change, we lost our light too soon. We still have soccer pics to do at the field. Enjoy the sneak peek–with more to come!
This family is nothing but adorable! I was so happy to meet them & it was so sweet of them to let their friends use their awesome farm for their family photos. I’m glad that they decided to have their own family photos done while I was there. The kids are so full of personality & are just so cute–perfect little photo subjects in my book! I loved the idea of the family photo with the pigs. They did give me the disclaimer that I would have to change clothes before my next session–& I most certainly did–my afternoon senior clients owe me for not sharing the scent of piggies 🙂 Enjoy the sneak peek of this adorable family!