Top of the Market is one of the best wedding venues in Dayton, so any time I have an inquiry for a wedding there, I know that the wedding couple is going to be amazing. Cord + Haley proved this theory right once more, by proceeding to have one of the most fun weddings at Top of the Market to date! From football in the snow, to quiet, beautiful moments before the ceremony, to the raucous wedding reception at the end, these two know how to have fun, and it was a joy to be their wedding photographer!Read More
Orlando is full of amazing places to have a wedding, and the Knowles Memorial Chapel is one of the best Orlando wedding venues you can imagine. With the stunning stained glass, beautiful grounds, and on the campus of Rollins College, there are plenty of beautiful places for wedding portraits, and we definitely took advantage of them during Ryan + Jacci's wedding day!
As a professional wedding photographer, it's one of my greatest joys to be invited into a group of friends and get the honor of photographing multiple friends' weddings. I met Ryan + Jacci while photographing Connor + Jenny's wedding in Naples, Florida, and when it came time for their turn, it was an honor to be asked to come back to Florida for their wedding!Read More
Yellow Springs is a quaint town outside of Dayton, and it’s one of my favorite places to hang with a fun couple! From the amazing art to the niche shops, there’s a little bit of everything in Yellow Springs, and it’s perfect for a fun engagement session, which is exactly what happened when Jake + Gabby came to hang out! Starting off with a couple lattes from Spirited Goat, we roamed down a few streets and found some fun nooks and crannies to capture their fun-loving nature. Each space was great, and even on a chilly day, they simply snuggled up and had a great time!Read More
Iceland. The land of fire and ice. The land where you can drive a mile, and the weather changes from one season to the next.
The land where some of the best memories I’ve ever made on a shoot happened.
From the moment I stepped off the plane and connected with Aubin + Tanner, the adventure was on. The entire trip was magical, and Aubin + Tanner made an already beautiful place even more amazing simply by being incredible human beings themselves. Together, they are adventurous, funny, and ready to wander. Each day we found a new place to explore, and stopped along the way at spots we loved, adventured into ice caves on top of volcanoes, got stuck in a massive, sudden blizzard, found hidden hot springs in the sides of mountains, and enjoyed hot tubs while it was still light out at 11 pm.
Hit the jump to see just a tiny piece of the adventure of a lifetime, and see how amazing Tanner, Aubin, and Iceland are!
Weddings are always a culmination of amazing things from start to finish. But what do you get when you combine a gorgeous marble hall, a reception filled to the brim with historic Packard cars, a wonderful family, and a rad couple? You get Taylor + Kirsten’s fantastic wedding day, that’s what!Read More
Autumn is one of the best times for engagement photos, and it’s no secret why: everything is GORGEOUS outdoors in autumn! Engagement photos in Dayton are always beautiful, but when those leaves begin to change and turn to bright reds, oranges, and yellows, everything feels just a little more cozy, and cozy is exactly what Mike + Alicia are fantastic at. These two wandered Dayton with me for their engagement session, and through mud, poison ivy, brick dust, and celebrating an adventure well done, charcuterie, we had an absolute blast! (Well, minus the poison ivy scare…but never fear, we all walked away unscathed!)
Alicia connected with me through an incredible mutual contact and friend - Candice Cusic of Cusic Photography, who happens to be one of my wonderful friends and colleagues that calls Chicago home! We’ve photographed Chicago weddings together, and she is one of my favorite human beings on the planet; so, when Alicia said she’d found me through her, I knew we’d have a great time, because only the most awesome folks hang with Candice! And, sure enough, it was true of Alicia and Mike. Their adventure and playful nature was infectious to be around, and the best thing Alicia said to me was, “We chose you for your creative eye…so don’t be afraid to experiment and play!”
Well, you don’t have to tell me twice!Read More
Sometimes life hands you incredible connections to incredible people, who then introduce to you more incredible people, who then…well, you get the picture. And in the case of Patrick and Karlee, I couldn’t be more thankful for all the incredible people it took to connect us and make this PHENOMENAL Chicago engagement session come to life! Patrick and Karlee are easily two of the most fun, creative, vivacious people I’ve had the honor of photographing, and it’s immediately clear that they are over the moon about each other, and equally over the moon about their new adventures in making Chicago their home. So, when Karlee shared her vision for her engagement session with me, I said, “Say no more, let’s do this!”Read More
Sophie + Tom are hilarious, adventurous, and a ridiculous amount of fun to hang with. From the start of their session to the end, they were champs — we were out in true Ohio autumn weather, and Sophie braved it with a gorgeous sun dress for the second half of the session. You are truly a rockstar, woman! We wandered Eastwood Metro Park from front to back, finding new spots to get creative, and their flirtatious spirits shone through in the gorgeous autumn light!Read More
Meeting Lance, I knew he would be a special guy to win Rachel’s heart. After spending even a brief moment with these two, you can tell their connection is real. The joy they share is infectious, and the friendship they have is genuine, which is so rare to see. These two REALLY like each other, along with loving one another! That’s always a blast to capture on camera, and I think they had a good time wandering around Dayton together for their session.Read More
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.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
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
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
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