28 weddings. 6 countries. 3 continents. 1 crazy amazing year. The Best of 2019 is a wild one, for sure!

When a year is as incredible as 2019 has been, how do I even begin to explain what it means to have been entrusted with so many incredible moments, invited into so many intimate spaces, and been blessed by so many people? It’s impossible to express my gratitude for my couples and the honor it’s been to capture their days, so I’m not sure it’s even fair to try.

Ansel Adams is quoted as saying, “Twelve significant photos in any one year is a good crop.” So, what do you do when every wedding is absolutely incredible?! There are so many photos to share, it’s hard to cut it down to a “Best of,” when truly, you have the best couples around. Every wedding was significant, and I treasure the opportunity to create for couples each weekend.

Every wedding was beautiful. Unique. A start to a new adventure. From the start of the year in Iceland, to the end of the year in Myanmar, this year has been full of adventures. To each and every couple who has entrusted me with your moments, THANK YOU. You make these images possible by believing in the process, and letting me be part of your days. I couldn’t do this without you.

Additionally, there are so many people who make these photos come to life beyond just myself, and I would be remiss not to give a few shout outs to them for making Studio 22 run as smooth as it possibly can. Thank you will never be enough, but to these folks, I’m continually amazed and indebted:

  • To The Image Salon, and my incredible editor, Julia, who continually give me my life back so I can keep loving on my family and clients, thank you. You make my images look seamlessly perfect and keep my life going.
  • To DVLOP for having the most incredible presets — particularly the Two Mann Studios and Davina + Daniel sets that I’ve combined to make my own variety…thank you. You make my workflow so much easier.
  • To Camera Bits/Photomechanic for creating such an intuitive workflow process for culling. Without you guys, I’m pretty sure 5-8K photos per wedding would be insanely more difficult to navigate!
  • Cloudspot, you’ve made gorgeous online galleries for every client that walks through the door. You make it easy for them to see their photos, order prints, and share their moments with their loved ones. Thank you for all you do.
  • To Fundy Software, who makes it incredibly easy to create KILLER albums for my couples in lighting speed — you guys are amazing. Even if you made me jump out of a plane, I still love you.
  • Blacksmith Print Co., what can I say? You make the BEST albums on the planet, and I’m pretty sure my couples would agree. You’re the epitome of customer service, and I love every masterpiece you craft for my clients. You rock.
  • Profoto — you are unbelievably cool. This year you’ve single handedly revolutionized the way I play with light, and I’m eternally grateful for EVERYTHING you’ve done. If it’s a flash photo, it’s lit with Profoto. Eric, you’re a saint. You know this. But truly, you and your team are incredible.
  • To Light & Motion, your team brought me into constant lights with tenacity that I never would have expected. You champion your gear, and I’m thankful for it — you’ve made my work infinitely better. Thank you for making me see “the light,” ha!
  • To MagMod, for making killer lighting modifiers that make it possible to create rad images with a crazy quickness. You guys turn any situation into an opportunity for creativity with your modifiers.
  • To Sony, for opening my eyes to possibilities beyond my dreams, thank you. You gave me wings. I can’t wait to fly with them.

So, without further ado, I’ll try to share the best of 2019 in images. Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every couple. You’re what makes this adventure possible, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds.


couple walking on crashed airplane in Vik Iceland

Studio 22 Photography - Trisara Phuket Thailand Wedding

Dad crying FaceTime at father daughter dance

bride and groom crowd surfing at wedding

Bride and Groom kissing in greenhouse

man hairsprays his hair before his Chicago wedding

Brides lounging on the beach holding hands

Silhouette of bride and groom through tree leaves

Bride and Groom laying down under spiral steps

West Virginia Wedding Photos

Woman takes shower before wedding

Lookin Good Mural Cincinnati

Wedding Couple looking at one another

Phuket Destination Wedding - Wedding Venues in Phuket Thailand

Bride and groom paddle board together

Wedding couple in front of the Bean in Chicago

Couple embraces by red wall

Two men dancing

Wedding couple in van kissing

Bride reading wedding day letter

Wedding guest drinking tequila out of squirt guns

Bride and groom snuggling by bonfire

Bride and groom pop confetti

Flower Girl leaning over railing for flower basket

Bride and Groom see each other for the first time

Bride walks down the aisle to her bride

Bride and groom laughing in parade in New Orleans

Wedding guests dance

Groom lifted up with hands in air

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer - Superhero Theme Groomsmen

Groom dipping bride on dock at sunset

Bride dancing on dance floor

Studio 22 Photography - Dayton Wedding Photographer

Bride and Groom sitting on doorstep

Couple running through Champagne tunnel

Summit Chapel Cincinnati - I do Wedding & Events

Bride lying on black sand beach

Weddings in West Virginia

Brides have first look in garden

Studio 22 Photography - Destination Wedding Photographer

Groomsmen toast whiskey

Bride and groom exchange letters

Bride reads wedding vows to step children

Bride and groom entering wedding reception

Bride and groom kiss during first dance

Bride touches groom's face under wedding veil

Couple drinks champagne at wedding reception

Weddings in Chicago - Creative Wedding Photos

Groom ties Batman tie

Bride and groom dance at night

Couple marries in Cancun, Mexico

Bride and groom exiting through sparkler tunnel

Groom and groomsman get ready

bride and groom embracing with veil blowing in wind

Little boy watches bride and groom

Wedding Venues in Dayton - Studio 22 Photography - Top of the Market Weddings

Wedding guest dancing

Couple lying in vineyard

Couple kissing with sparklers around them

Little girl poses for photo booth

Bride laughing in modern greenhouse before her wedding

Bride and groom saying wedding vows

Bride getting makeup applied

Bride and groom in a theater

Two brides walk down aisle together

women kissing at wedding with confetti



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