Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shawna & Kyle at The Phoenix

After all the record breaking hot temperatures we've had for weddings this year, Shawna and Kyle lucked out and had the perfect wedding day! With temps in the 70's, a light breeze and beautiful fluffy clouds in the sky, we had a great time photographing around downtown Cincy. We even went to the Great American Ballpark since Kyle is a huge Red's fan.

Shawna and Kyle had their ceremony in the Chapel at Spring Grove, which is absolutely gorgeous. We had been on the grounds at Spring Grove before, but this was our first time in the chapel. With it's grand architecture and ample window light, it made for a beautiful ceremony. Guests were also treated to a bag piper escorting Shawna and Kyle back up the isle.

We even had time to stop at the firehouse where Kyle works for some fun photographs with the firetrucks before heading on to the reception at the Phoenix. After dancing the night away, Shawna and Kyle headed out early the next morning for their honeymoon in Cancun. Be sure to check out the Studio's Facebook page to see more images as well as their slide show. The blog was not cooperating with uploading their video here, but we'll keep trying! Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Hess!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Katie and Daryl at The Cincinnati Club

We had a lovely time photographing Katie and Daryl last weekend! We photographed them and their wedding party all over downtown Cincinnati and had a great time laughing the whole way. Even the weather cooperated giving us the first mild summer day...exactly what you would hope for a June wedding.

Many of the guests were from out of town and were treated to some of Cincy's best landmarks. Their ceremony was held at Mt. Echo park, which not only has beautiful panoramic views of the city skyline, but also beautiful lush landscaping around the pavilion. Getting married under the shade of the Elm trees is so romantic...and cool this time of year :) Their reception was held at the historic Cincinnati Club with it's stately ballroom's.

During the reception Katie and Daryl performed a traditional Chinese tea ceremony tying in some of Daryl's family culture. We also enjoyed their choreographed first dance, which had some fun and unexpected moves in it to keep it fun. Katie and Daryl have had the challenge of a long distance relationship while they were both finishing up their degrees, so I think everyone was extra excited to know that they finally get to start their lives together. The song we picked for their slide show fits their journey perfectly.

Feel free to leave messages for Katie and Daryl below or view their engagement session in case you missed it earlier. There are also more images on the Studio's Facebook page. Enjoy and Congrats to the newlyweds!

Be sure to check out some of Katie and Daryl's great vendors: Courtenay Lambert Florals, Brideface , Bridal and Formal, Cincinnati Club, Patricia's Cakes, Mt. Echo Pavilion

Friday, June 10, 2011

Kellie & Brandon at Dayton Art Institute

"Hot!" The only word that could accurately sum up Kellie and Brandon's wedding...hot weather, hot couple and one hot party! Kellie, Brandon and their wedding party were amazing troupers through the photographs in the 90+ heat and still managed to have fun and make photos look effortless.

We gave Kellie and Brandon a complete range of looks from the classic images at DAI to more fashion forward urban images. We took frequent breaks from the heat in between locations in the air conditioned party bus. Kellie had brought some parasols for the girls to stay out of the sun. We had fun photographing with them, and the guys not wanting to be outdone by the girls even made use of the parasols...you'll have to see those on Facebook :)

The sun was just starting to set for their outdoor ceremony in the courtyard at the museum, which photographed so beautifully. The setting made it look like they were in Tuscany. We loved Brandon's 'happy dance' recessional. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the Great Hall before going into the stunning reception room. Friends and family had the dance floor full all night making for one memorable party!

Kellie and Brandon are enjoying the white sands of Cancun this week, but feel free to leave them messages in the 'Comments' section below. More images are on the Studio's Facebook page too! Also just in case you missed it you can also still view their engagement session taken last fall.

Check out some of Kellie and Brandon's great wedding vendors:
Dayton Art Institute
Prime Time Party Rental
Elegant Fare Catering
Furst Florist
Ele Cake
Affinity Salon
European Bridal
Stage Monster DJ

Monday, June 6, 2011

Valerie and Noah's Sneak Peak Show...Finally!

Not sure why the blog wasn't playing nice over the weekend, but we finally were able to get Valerie and Noah's sneak peak slide show uploaded (you can also find it on Facebook). Thanks for your patience and enjoy the show!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Valerie and Noah at Drees Pavilion

Valerie and Noah had one of those weddings that I just didn't want it to end. Even though we are normally exhausted after photographing two weddings in one weekend, we had so much fun with Valerie, Noah and crew that we were bummed when we had to stop photographing!

We had a blast laughing with the wedding party and were able to 'play' in some new locations (shhh...they're a secret!). Valerie was a trooper in her 6 inch heels, including climbing up big cement slabs...but, boy is that image worth it! I also have to say that the best man, Daniel, was the bestest best man ever! he never left Valerie and Noah's side and even helped carry Valerie's dress. What a great guy!

Guests were able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Cincinnati skyline from Drees Pavilion all throughout the ceremony and reception. It sort of makes you feel like you are on top of the world. Their hot pink and black color palette looked beautiful and their event was full of great details. Valerie even designed their unique wedding cake herself!

Valerie and Noah are currently enjoying some Costa Rican sunshine on their honeymoon, but feel free to leave well wishes for the newlyweds in the Comments section below this post. You can also see and tag more images on the Studio's Facebook page. In case you missed it, you can also view their e-session. Enjoy!

We had trouble yesterday uploading their slide show, but will hopefully have it up by Sunday.

We lucked out working with another great team of vendors...check them out below:
Brideface Makeup
Robin Wood Flowers
European Bridal
Poetic Cinema
Motor Toys Limo
McHales Catering
Artrageous Desserts
Paul Otten Band
Drees Pavilion

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sonia and Irfan at Newport Aquarium

Last Saturday we had the honor of working with Sonia and Irfan and their families. We had an absolutely wonderful time photographing their special day! We started at Ault Park, then went to Newport on the Levee and finished off with photographs inside the Newport Aquarium.

The aquarium was the perfect spot for their wedding since Sonia is a veterinarian. Her family said that she had been in love with animals and science since she was a little girl so it was the perfect match. Aside from the great choice of venues, the aquarium was decorated the prettiest that we've ever seen it with vibrant shades of blue and contemporary white floral centerpieces.

I love weddings with great details and Sonia and her mom, Maggie, left nothing out. The cuisine was well planned, complete with serving mini hamburgers and fries at the end of the night for all the dancers who worked up an appetite. Guests were able to enjoy dessert while strolling through the exhibits in the aquarium. While guests were strolling, the reception room was converted from dining room into a lounge ready for partying. Guests were also treated with a chocolate bar as well.

We had so much fun working with such a wonderful family and I know that their guests had a fantastic time as well! Feel free to leave messages for Sonia and Irfan below in the 'Comments'
section. You can also see more images on the studio's Facebook page...be sure to tag yourself!
Congrats to the newlyweds and have a wonderful time in Maui!

Sonia and Irfan had amazing vendors! Be sure to check them out!
I-Do Weddings....Brigid and team rocked it...as always!
Ford-Ellingtion Event and Floral Design...Kevin is a joy!
Goodwin Lighting
Elegant Fare Catering
The BonBonerie...Cake
Chocolate Passion...Chocolate Bar
All Occasions Rental
Newport Aquarium
European Bridal
Cincinnati Makeup
M&M Limo
Greg Lee Music and the Chuck Taylors
Say Cheese Photo Booth