What do you get when you have a gorgeous wedding venue like the Krippendorf Lodge, the perfect autumn day in Cincinnati, and a group of the most rad human beings you could ever hope to spend a day with? You get the perfect combination that makes up Rocky + Cassie’s amazing wedding day, that’s what! Words don’t begin to do these two and their lovely friends and family justice, but hopefully I can try, and then share a few of the images we created as proof of how awesome they really are. So, without further ado, let’s get to it!
I had the honor of teaming up with Jason Vinson of Vinson Images for this wedding, and together we met up with Rocky + Cassie as they got ready at Homewood Suites in Cincinnati as they got ready for their big day. Everyone throughout the getting ready process was full of smiles, and personally, I was super excited to see Kylie, Rocky’s daughter, loved dragons. She had all kinds there, and we chatted about each one. Kylie is one of the coolest girls I’ve met, and she was a fantastic part of Cassie’s wedding party! (And, anyone who likes Spyro is 100% awesome in my book!) Over with Jason, it was wonderful to see that one of my former grooms, Chris, was one of Rocky’s groomsmen, and it is always an honor and a blast to get to come back and work with the same group of friends on multiple weddings; you become friends, and it’s an even bigger party!
As Cassie traveled to Krippendorf Lodge to put on her dress and see her venue for the first time that day, emotions were high in all the best ways possible. There were happy tears, excited chats about the upcoming day, and the sense of joy grew as the time came closer to Cassie meeting Rocky for their first look. Before they could see each other, though, there was one other person that needed to have a first look with Rocky: his daughter, Kylie. And man, what a joy it was to capture that sweet moment between them! Their bond is extremely special, and it was hard not to tear up myself as I watched Rocky see Kylie for the first time that day.
And, not to be outdone, Cassie’s first look with Rocky was just as amazing and just as special. The joy Rocky + Cassie have for one another is indescribably sweet, and you simply can’t help but smile when you’re with them. It was no different on their wedding day, and it was an absolute blast to wander the grounds and create images for them throughout the day, before and after the wedding ceremony!
But let’s certainly not forget the ceremony! Rocky’s sister, Kristi, officiated the wedding, adding a beautiful, family touch to the moment. And, once the knot was tied, it was time to party! From start to finish, this wedding was an absolute joy to document. Rocky + Cassie, thank you so very much for allowing me and Jason to capture your day for you, and congratulations again! I’m so excited to see where life takes your beautiful family. Cheers!