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.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
What do you get when you have two awesome human beings, game to drive all over Ohio to come do an engagement session in one of your favorite Dayton locations for engagement photography? You get some really amazing photos and a fantastic evening hanging with awesome people, that's what!Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Winters in Ohio can be unpredictable, but one thing is true no matter what the weather: my couples who throw their parties at Top of the Market are ALWAYS the best parties, and it was no different when it came to Max + Meghan! These two have hilarious friends, amazing family, and they had a wedding day that was an absolute blast for Jess and I to capture.Read More
You're engaged! The excitement is overwhelming -- in both good and, well, overwhelming ways. There are so may decisions to make and things to plan, and one of them will be your wedding floral arrangements. Where do you begin? It's a valid question, and one I brought to some of my favorite ladies at Sherwood Florist in Dayton, Ohio, to hear what they had to share on the topic. Scroll down to see some of their top tips and suggestions for making the best connection with your florists, to create amazing floral pieces for your wedding day.Read More
There’s not much that makes me nervous when I walk into a wedding at this point, but to say I wasn’t a little nervous while having the honor of photographing a wildly talented photographer’s wedding would be a lie. Josh is a fantastic photographer himself, and add in the fact that we had the opportunity to do their portraits in the up-and-coming Steam Plant, one of the newest wedding venues in Dayton, it was such a fantastic wedding day. Getting the opportunity to capture his and Andrea’s moments for them was a pleasure and honor I won’t forget, and you simply must check out their wedding!Read More
Brooke is one of my good friends, and when she asked me if I’d be willing to come down and photograph hers and Doug’s vow renewal, I was beyond honored. When she told me it was going to be decked to the hilt with amazing details, fantastic vendors, and have a “to death,” Edgar Allen Poe vibe, I about died, pun intended! Brooke has amazing style, and I knew she would create a stunning backdrop for her special day...and I knew I had to capture it perfectly!
From the moment I walked into Doug + Brooke’s room at the Indigo Hotel, I could feel their excitement. And, even though they’ve been married 10 years, there were excited nerves as well! It was so fun to have them get ready in the same room with their kids and our mutual friend, Anna, and just be a part of the process. Their fun loving, laid back nature made the day a blast to capture, and their trust in me allowed me to dive right into their lives and capture their essence, which I loved.
And, let’s discuss everything that went into this day becoming a reality. One of the things that happens after being a wedding photographer, is you start to know EXACTLY what you want in your own wedding, whether you’ve had one or not! And, connecting with some of the most amazing vendors in the Naples area through working with them, Brooke knew exactly who to call upon to create her vision for their vow renewal...and it was PERFECT!Read More