Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kristen and Mike at Cox Arboretum

Kristen and Mike lucked out by having the first Saturday this spring without rain, which was perfect for their wedding at Cox Arboretum. We took advantage of the good weather and photographed all over the park. I love the photographs with the tall grasses under the big canopy of pretty!

Kristen chose beautiful spring inspired flowers for her bouquets, including my favorite the pink Peony! Their ceremony was held inside the all glass atrium at Cox, which made for beautiful photographs. It was a very touching ceremony and it was sweet to see Mike so moved.

It was a truly wonderful day filled with friends and family. Even the members of the band are friends of the bride and groom, and Mike did a fantastic job entertaining the guests by playing the drums for a few songs. Mike and Kristen are now relaxing on a small island off the Carolina coastline soaking in the sun! Please feel free to leave 'well wishes' for the couple below in the Comments section. You can also see more images on the studio's Facebook page. Enjoy!

Check out some of Kristen and Mike's wonderful vendors:
Cox Arboretum
Furst Florist
Julie Cakes (
Harmoni Salon
Last Call Band
Lillian's Bridal
Primetime Party Rental
Weltons Catering

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brittany & Jeff's E-Session

We first met Brittany and Jeff last year when Brittany was a bridesmaid in her brother's wedding last December. Jeff proposed to her not too long after that and we are happy to be working with such a wonderful family again! Brittany and Jeff picked a friend of the family's farm as the backdrop for their engagement session. The open fields, covered bridge and old buildings provided plenty of scenic spots to photograph. We had a great time with them and are looking forward to their wedding later this summer. Congrats!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Maria and Chris at Hilton Netherland Plaza

Maria and Chris chose some of Cincinnati's prettiest venues for their Spring wedding. Their ceremony was held at the gorgeous St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, which photographs so beautifully. It was also a blessing that their ceremony was there because some Spring showers popped up when we were supposed to go outdoors for some photographs. St. Peters is the only church in downtown Cincy that has covered steps so we were able to keep photographing despite the rain.

Maria was smart and planned for rain and had gotten all the bridesmaids matching umbrellas in their wedding colors. Luckily the showers paused long enough for us to venture into the city for some more photographs before heading to the Hilton Netherland Plaza for the reception. The Hilton Netherland Plaza is known for its amazing art deco decor throughout the hotel and within their two elegant ballrooms. Maria and Chris' blue and gold wedding colors looked beautiful against all the gilded gold of the ballroom. Maria's family is Lebanese and they incorporated some traditional Lebanese food into the cocktail hour, which was a big hit with the guests.

Feel free to leave well wishes for the newlyweds below in the Comments section. You can also find more images on the Studio's Facebook Page. You can also view their engagement session just in case you missed it last fall. Congrats to the newlyweds!

You can check out some of Maria and Chris' great vendors below:
Hilton Netherland Plaza
Lillian's Bridal
All the Right Tunes
The Cake Shop
Oberer's Flowers
Clapboard Video

Friday, May 20, 2011

Shawna and Kyle at Ault Park

Shawna and Kyle chose the beautiful backdrop of Ault Park for their engagement session a few weeks ago. We had a great time getting to know them as we walked all over the park. We love hearing the stories of how couples first met and Shawna and Kyle met a work. Many couples meet at work, but what makes their story unique is where they worked. Shawna and Kyle met while working a Kings Island. They both played cartoon characters that wear those big (and I'm sure hot) costumes walking around the park greeting visitors. Kyle was Scooby Do and Shawna was Wilma...the best Scooby treat ever! Congrats to the happy couple!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Emily & Jared's Marco Island Wedding

Emily & Jared are such a super sweet couple! We were honored to photograph their destination wedding on the beach of Marco Island, Florida. We hadn't been to Marco Island before and can see why they chose it for their wedding. The Marriott Resort on Marco was beautiful and had many picture perfect spots.

We loved Emily and Jared's bright tropical colors, which photographed beautifully against the snow white sand and tropical plants. Everything went according to plan, except for the brief monsoon that came through right before the wedding ceremony was to begin. I don't know how many times we looked at the radar that day, but the executive decision was made to delay the ceremony by 30 minutes.

Cocktail hour was bumped up before the ceremony so guests were able to enjoy appetizers and cocktails as we waited out the storm. The delay worked out perfectly because the storm past and they still got to have their dream wedding on the beach! Good things happen to those who wait...Emily and Jared's long history together proves that too!

Friends and family came from near and far to join the celebration. Jared and Emily were smart too by planning an after party at the hotel so that guests could dance the night away. Considering the great company and beautiful atmosphere, Emily and Jared will have a night they will remember and cherish forever.

Feel free to leave well wishes for the newlyweds in the 'Comments' area below! You can also see more images and tag yourself in photos on the studio's Facebook page. You can also view their engagement session and rehearsal dinner photos by clicking on the links. Congrats to the happy couple and enjoy your honeymoon in the Caymans!

Emily and Jared had some wonderful vendors from both Ohio and Florida who helped make their day perfect. Check them out below...

Lillian's Bridal (Ohio)
China Rose Florist
Marriott Marco Island Resort (venue, hair and makeup, catering & cake)
Mobile Sound Entertainment
Marco Island Princess Dinner Cruise (rehearsal dinner)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Emily & Jared's Dinner Cruise, Marco Island, FL

Taking advantage of the lush tropical backgrounds, we took a few great photographs of Emily and Jared the afternoon of their rehearsal dinner. The grounds of the Esplanade made for a great backdrop and wasn't too far from the marina where they were meeting for their rehearsal dinner. Later that afternoon, we then met up with them and their guests at the Marco Island Princess for a dinner cruise. What a great way to end the night! Bon Voyage!