Thursday, December 3, 2009

Logan and Jonathan!

Where do we start!? What an amazing couple, family, wedding party, reception...and how about that dress! Thank goodness the weather cooperated and everyone braved the cold because we were like kids in a candy store photographing this wedding, and I have to give all that credit to Logan and Jonathan!
What we admired most about their wedding is that they truly made it their own from start to finish. They Incorporated so many personal touches from their love of color, sense of fun and even the Budweiser beer truck at the reception (Dad's baseball team is sponsored in part by Budweiser). They even had the reception tent converted into an ice rink for the rehearsal dinner and played hockey the night before the wedding. How's that for fun? Truly a great mix of fun, whimsy and elegance...who would have thought that those concepts could go together so well?

A special congrats to Logan and Jonathan for being such a wonderful couple and for celebrating their wedding in their own unique fashion. Thank you to the Hanners for hosting such a fabulous event and welcoming us into your home (I don't think Mark wanted to leave...ever). Congrats and enjoy New Zealand!

We photographed their engagement session just days before the wedding, which you can see in the post below. Feel free to leave messages for the new Mr. & Mrs. Aal by clicking on 'comments rock' just below the post.

PS. Thanks to the Jack Garrett Band for the great music. You had the dance floor packed as always!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Logan and Jonathan's E-Session!

We managed to squeeze in Logan and Jonathan's engagement session the week before their wedding. Since they live out of state, they could only be photographed when they visited home. We're so glad that they made the long drive from Chillicothe. They're such a cute couple and we had a blast photographing them!

Molly & Andrew!

You would never know it from looking at the pictures, but Molly had H1N1 while we were photographing their engagement session. Determined to get their save-the-date/holiday cards done, Molly braved through the session just fine. That wedding 'to do' list waits for no one!

We did a 5x7 postcard printed on pearl paper with a sort of grunge winter blues design to tie in with the background. The cards turned out great thanks to Molly's perseverance. Well done!

Christine & Mark!

Christine and Mark made it home for the Thanksgiving holiday and we were able to squeeze in their engagement session amongst all the holiday activities. They braved the very cold temperatures that Friday, and even had gone to cut down their Christmas tree earlier...meaning they had spent a lot of time out in the cold that day.

Since they both went to the University of Dayton, we decided that it would make a great backdrop for their photos. Despite the temperature, the session turned out great and we can't wait for the wedding next year at Country Club of the North. Congrats!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Abby & Matt in Cincinnati!

Abby and Matt braved the cold for their engagement session at Ault Park. The leaves were in their prime and we had beautiful warm light so you would never guess that it was 45 degrees by looking at the photos. I have to give Abby a lot of credit for working through the cold and looking so naturally beautiful.
Abby's great outfit and headband gave off a subtle vintage vibe, which we carried across with a few vintage effects on the images. We truly can't wait for the wedding next year! Enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Save-the-Date + Holiday Cards!

This is a busy time of year for everyone, but we wanted to remind our brides and brides-to-be that this is a perfect time of year to double-dip on mailings. For our 2009 brides, you can send out Thank You/Holiday cards and our 2010 brides can send out Save-the-Date/Holiday cards.

Instead of of addressing and buying postage for two different types of cards, we can design one card that really makes a statement. You can still go the more traditional route of sending seperate holiday cards, which we can design for you as well.

Kara and Nathan are doing a Save-the-Date to look like a vintage postcard, and Krissy and Doug are sending Save-the-Date/Holiday cards. Both look great!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Wedding Videos

2009 WEVA wedding demo gold winner from imacron on Vimeo.

We are super excited to be working with Imacron USA on a video/photography project. We're collaborating on a five minute slide show that they will put 250-300 hours of labor into! Can you believe it for five minutes of product...definitely worth it when you see their work!

Imacron is a Philippines based company, but has a location in the US too. Be sure to see their award winning wedding demo as well as their 3D photo montages. They have won numerous top honors from WEVA (Wedding and Event Videographers Association). WEVA does have a Brides Guide to help brides learn more about video like different styles, questions to ask and what to look for in a professional video...definitely worth looking into. Dayton and Cincinnati have many talented videographers to choose from, but stylistically there are huge differences.

Since so many brides are looking for photojournalism or a more 'natural' feel to their image, it would make sense that you would look for that in a video as well. A more cinematic feel to your wedding video will keep you watching it for years. California based cinematographers, 50 Foot Films have an amazing style. While they are an investment ($12,500 plus travel), you can get an idea of what true wedding cinematography can be.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Out and About....

We've been crazy busy the last few weeks and we have gotten a little behind on blog posts. We're trying to get caught up, but it might be awhile. I've been meaning to get this particular post up for a month now, and have just now gotten organized enough to post it.

The Vreeland wedding is featured in the Fall/Winter Knot Ohio, our album company's recent newsletter featured our images, and we have the cover plus a feature article in the Professional Photographer's of Ohio Magazine. A little birdie also told us that we will be in the Professional Photographer's Magazine this December.
Stay tuned for several engagement sessions, albums, and save-the-date ideas. We'll also post the 'Must Order By...' dates to guarantee Christmas delivery on various products. Christmas is only 46 days away (hope I didn't scare anyone)!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Abigail & Brian

As you can see, Abby is a very shy quiet girl that was hard to break out of her shell....aykm!?!? I have a theory that red shoes make people feel sassy, and Abby proved my theory once again. We had a great time at The Greene photographing including getting in some super bright fall colors...thanks Cheesecake Factory.

Abby knows what a shoe nut Jennifer is and wore those great red shoes for the engagement, but then also told us that she has the exact pair of Manolo Blahniks that Carrie wore for the wedding in the Sex in the City movie. Good thing Jennifer doesn't wear her size...she might not get them back. Can't wait for the shoes...I mean wedding!