Tim + Michelle | Chicago Engagement Photographers

What do you get when you combine two fun loving, amazingly funny souls, a gorgeous backdrop, a photographer down to roam, and a couple willing to show off their city? You get one of the most fun engagement sessions ever, that's what! Tim + Michelle are an absolute blast, and living in Chicago, there are no shortages of places to go. However, for them, the Chicago busy life isn't all there is to the Windy City -- they love the beach, and since Tim grew up sailing, it only made sense we played at a nearby beach and highlighted a piece of what they love the most about their city! 

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Greyson + Alex | Dayton Couples Photography

One of the most beautiful things in life is the human connection. Sometimes we connect with others on purpose, other times by chance. But regardless of the connection, it's a joy to be able to connect with others, and capture those connections between two people in love! One of my favorite things is meeting fantastic people by happy accident. I met Greyson in Starbucks, where he works as a barista, and we hit it off through my frequent visits (I really do have a problem, ha). We became friends, and when we crossed paths at a wedding and I met his boyfriend, Alex, I told them they really had to come hang out with me for a shoot one evening...and when it all worked out, it was a total blast! These two are so much fun, and it was a blast getting to wander new places and try new things with two incredible people.

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Dillon + Corrie | Top of the Market | Dayton Wedding Photographer

What do you say when you have a couple that had a wedding that was beyond words? When they are an incredible couple, inside and out, have an unbelievably fun family and friend base, and the entire day is a blast...and then something crazy happens on top of all the awesome that has already happened, and you wind up capturing something that goes viral, shocking all of you with the crazy response from the Internet?

Well...you embrace it, celebrate the craziness, and then post a blog to prove that not only was there a crazy singular moment in their day, but that they had a CRAZY. AWESOME. WEDDING. the entire day! 

Dillon + Corrie are two incredible human beings. They're fun, creative, game for whatever, and just really wonderful people to hang out with. I knew this from their engagement session, but they took it up a notch on their wedding day, having a spectacular Dayton wedding by hopping all over town and hitting some of the best spots for portraits, moments abounded, and then said, "I do," and celebrated all night at Top of the Market! From start to finish, their day was a blast to capture alongside my talented friend, Josh Farr, and I think once you check out the photos, you'll see why we love these two.

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Patrick + Andrea | York Golf & Tennis Club | Boston Wedding Photographer

Welcome to York, Maine! A beautiful little town on the east coast, I'd never been north of New York City before Pat + Andrea invited me to capture their fantastic wedding day at the York Golf & Tennis Club. Flying into Boston, I was overwhelmed by the big city and busyness of life, but as I drove out and headed north, the busy life quickly faded behind me in the rear view mirror, as I was welcomed into the smaller town, east coast living that Maine claims as "the way life should be"....and I can't argue with them! It's beautiful, serene, and the kindness from everyone is palpable -- both outside of the wedding, but especially those attending Pat + Andrea's day, and man, was it a blast getting to capture every moment for them on their fantastic day!

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AJ + Kriscinda | Dayton Wedding Photographer

Blank checks are pretty amazing. The possibilities are endless, your mind is running, and you're imagining what you could do with such a thing, right? Blank checks are awesome...especially if you can cash them in! In the case of AJ + Kriscinda, they gave me a blank check to do whatever I'd like on their wedding day in regards to photography, and you better believe that sucker got cashed! These two had one of the most fun weddings of the year, and it was an absolute blast to get to hang and capture it for them.

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Taylor + Kirsten | Columbus Engagement Photos

Columbus is one of my favorite cities to photograph engagement sessions and weddings, and this summer evening it delivered again as Taylor, Kirsten and I started in Schiller Park for some fun photos with their pup, walked the brick and cobblestone streets of German Village, grabbed coffee in a cozy shop along the way, and ended at North Bank Park. Throughout the night these two were such a blast to hang with, and I can't wait to photograph their wedding in September at the Packard Museum in Dayton!

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Caleb + Morgan | The French House | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

When your wedding coincides with the Royal Wedding, a bar is set. And not only did Caleb + Morgan rise to that challenge, they set a whole new level of awesome in the process! These two made French Park in Cincinnati a stunning backdrop for their wedding day, and it was an absolute blast getting to capture their day for them!

The French House, nestled in the French Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a gorgeous brick home with a beautifully manicured lawn, creating the perfect setting for a brunch wedding. Morgan was up bright and early getting ready, so I made my way down to capture it all for her. From the incredible cookies that may have become breakfast (I plead the fifth!), to the ridiculous amount of fun Caleb's a cappella group was at the reception, every step of their wedding day was fantastic!

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Kenton + Sarah | 3 West Club | New York City Wedding Photographer

Welcome to New York City...the Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, and the epic location of Kenton + Sarah's fantastic wedding over Memorial Day Weekend! When they shared their vision for their wedding day with me -- complete with a fun picnic in Bryant Park before the ceremony -- I knew we would have a blast. And did we ever! These two are so fun, so full of joy, and so ready to share that joy with everyone around them, that it's impossible to not catch that infectious happiness they give to everyone they see. From start to finish, Kenton, Sarah, their family, and friends were such fun to spend the day celebrating alongside, and the true love and support their family and friends provide Kenton + Sarah is incredible.

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Nick + Erica | Aston Oaks Golf Club | Cincinnati Wedding Photographers

There are few days as special as a wedding day in someone's life, and having the honor to document such a momentous occasion is something that will always be an honor, no matter how many times I have the opportunity to do so. Getting the chance to celebrate and capture Nick + Erica's wedding day at Aston Oaks Golf Club in Cincinnati was truly a blast for many reasons, with the fact that they (and their loved ones!) are genuinely some of the most incredibly kind, genuine hearted people I've had the chance to work with being only the tip of the iceberg!

Smiles were abundant everywhere on this gorgeous spring Saturday, and it was a true joy to get to capture the bustling preparation, the laughter, the nerves, happy tears, and the sheer joy throughout the day. Erica got ready at her parents' home, while Nick prepared at their home a few blocks away. Both groups were a blast to hang with, and you can tell how much their family and friends love and support them. From the heirlooms passed down, like Erica's beautiful pearl necklace that both her mother and grandmother wore on their wedding days, to the sentimental gifts like Nick's cufflinks that share Erica's love for Disney with her groom, everything had a place and a piece in making their own story come to life.

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Forget The Knot! Real Questions To Ask Your Wedding Photographer, By A Wedding Photographer

You're engaged! Congratulations! It's an insanely amazing time for you and your partner, and in many instances, the first time you two might be in front of a professional photographer. That's something that many people aren't accustomed to, and you want to find the right wedding photographer for your day. There are plenty of sources out there that give you a checklist of what questions to ask your photographer, and many of them can actually hinder your experience as you search for your wedding photographer versus elevating it. As a wedding photographer with , I thought what better way to debunk a lot of useless questions, as well as give the RIGHT questions to ask your potential wedding photographer. You know, the ones we wish you'd ask, and the ones that really tell you what you need to know about us. So, without further ado, let's jump into it!

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Sherri + Matt | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

What do you get when you have a 150 year old house as your backdrop, 4 adorable pups as your bridal party, and 2 amazing human beings tying the knot? You have the makings of an absolutely INCREDIBLE wedding, that's what! Matt and Sherri are two of the most rad people I've had the honor to meet and hang out with, and their wedding day was anything but ordinary. You see, Sherri is an incredibly talented wedding photographer herself, so I knew going in that she would make the day anything but status quo. And, with a first look in an abandoned building, their ceremony in their home they're currently renovating in the Dayton Street Historic District of Cincinnati, and a desire to set me loose in any way I saw fit, it was truly a day of firsts and fantastic moments.

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Michael + Natalie | Los Angeles Couples Photographers

Not only did Michael + Natalie come to the day totally ready to slay, we managed to hit every spot we'd hoped to hit, and made some absolutely INCREDIBLE images in each location, both of them together as a couple, and individually for them as marketing and branding images for their social media pages. Was the day long? Incredibly. Were we ready for bed afterward? I'd say I'm safe in saying we all passed out hard and fast that night. But was it a blast to wander all over Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, see new places, eat great food, and have great conversations with incredible people? Abso-freaking-lutely. Would I do it again? Michael + Natalie, let me know when you're ready, and I'll be on a plane immediately.

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Anthony Murphy | Aladdin Australia | Chicago Headshot Photographer

Art comes in many forms. When people think of art, some think of the works of Monet, Picasso, and Michaelango. Some, their minds go to the their favorite authors. Others, perhaps musicians. However, whatever form art takes in your mind at first thought, there’s so much more below the surface. Creatives come in all varieties. Mine happens to be photography. And, as a creative, getting to work with kindred creative spirits is always a joy, no matter the form it takes. However, over the past year I’ve had the immense honor of working with some of the most insanely talented artists in theatre, and I’ve come away with a new and deeper appreciation for just how hard these human beings work to create, hone their craft, and bring joy to others through their talent. This is an art that encompasses so many facets, and those involved have to be on their game every night of every show, physically and mentally. They’re athletes, musicians, and actors, all wrapped into one package. One of those amazing people is Anthony Murphy, who plays the Genie in the Australian company of Disney’s Aladdin: The Musical.

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