Stephen and Courtney are sweet friends of mine who happen to live in beautiful Ireland. They had a ceremony in Ireland in July but wanted to share their love with friends and family in Cincinnati. Although I would have loved to capture this day in Ireland, it was still incredibly beautiful, full of love and laughter. Stephen also brought along some of his Irish family, and I could listen to them talk for days.
I spent the morning with Courtney and her bridesmaids, getting ready and relaxing before the day started. Courtney was incredibly relaxed, and I loved being able to spend some time with her on her wedding day. This image above is a perfect representation of Courtney’s spirit. She is incredibly positive and happy, and it is contagious.
Courtney was a stunning bride. Her style is so classic and timeless, and the details of her dress were perfect.
The ceremony and reception took place at the Krohn Conservatory, which was a perfect location on this chilly November day.
I mean look at these two…so adorable together!
Stephen and Courtney, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your lovely day. It was beautiful in every day and a perfect representation of how much love others have for you. I saw many tears and laughs throughout the day. As much as I wish you lived closer, I am so excited for your adventures across the Atlantic. The next time we get together should be in Dublin!
I have been doing some dreaming lately. Mainly because it is so cold outside I try to think of warmer places, and because my classes have been cancelled so much these days. As I think about moving to a new city and settling in to our new home, the future seems so bright. I cannot wait to see how I grow as an artist and where photography takes me. Here are a few things on my photography “bucket list” that I cannot wait to make happen: shoot a barn reception, shoot a snowy engagement, snap some in-home newborn photos, capture an anniversary shoot for a couple that has been in love for years, photograph a ceremony under an oak tree, shoot a sailing engagement session, shoot a portrait session with a hot air balloon, snap some family portraits on a foggy morning, and capture a surprise proposal. Some of these dreams are already in the works for this year, but if you can help any of my dreams come true, let me know. I would love to work with you! To see the rest of my dream board follow me on pinterest. Happy dreaming! Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
I caught up with Lauren last week and talked wedding plans, so I thought it would be a great time to post this session we did back in November. It is hard to remember that lovely weather after the snowstorm that came through today. Lauren and Eric both have a love for buildings and wanted to capture that in their engagement photos. I loved their vision and am so excited about how they turned out! As an architecture student, I was thrilled to capture some beautiful spaces around Cincinnati. Their adorable pup also joined us. He looked so regal with his bowtie.
Every time I asked Eric and Lauren to kiss, Lauren would try to pull away and laugh. Eric was more than happy to sneak a kiss on the cheek, and those are some of my favorite images. It is obvious that these two are in love and make each other so happy. It makes me smile!
Eric and Lauren, you two are so much fun to hang out with. I cannot wait to photograph your beautiful destination wedding in the spring!
As I reflect on this year, I am overwhelmed with gratefulness. Grateful for the incredible friends and family who have encouraged me. Grateful for the incredible photographers who have mentored me. Grateful for a husband who showers me with so much love. And grateful for a Savior who has blessed me beyond anything I could ever imagine. Here are a few of my favorite images from the past year. I cannot wait to see what is in store for 2014.Coors family, you are all so beautiful. I loved capturing your joy and can’t wait for next year when there will be another addition to your lovely family. Andy and Becky, you two are so adorable. I love your hearts and your smiles. I am honored to call you both my friends and family.
Amber, thank you so much for joining me on the hottest day of the summer. You have such style, and I can’t wait to see where photography takes you.
Huge thank you to Lukas and Suzy for inviting me along for this gorgeous Kentucky wedding. The details were straight out of a magazine.
I spent several summer days with this sweet girl and her big sisters. Brought back sweet memories of growing up with my two sisters.
This wedding was photographed with the lovely Darlene. I can’t thank you enough for all that you have taught me.
This boy. There are no words to describe how thankful I am to call you my husband.Matt and Arielle, it was so good to catch up with you. I can’t wait to capture your upcoming wedding.I was thrilled to finally meet Caitlin and help her with this Irish wedding. She is such a sweetheart.
These kids make me laugh so much. Newman family, I love you all. Thank you again for inviting me to spend an evening with you.Megan has a huge heart and was great to work with on this fall wedding. I am looking forward to second shooting for her more this year.Eric and Lauren, you two are perfect together. I loved making your vision a reality, and I can’t wait to see how beautiful your wedding will be.This photo was from my first solo wedding. Courtney and Stephen, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your day. It was beyond beautiful, and I am honored to call you my friends. And a huge thank you to my second shooter, Todd, who also happens to be my handsome husband. Lastly, this is my sister. She is beautiful inside and out, and I am so proud of all that she has done this year. Ashten is heading to Australia next week. Ash, I will miss you a ton, but I can’t wait to hear about your incredible adventures.
Arielle and I were roommates in college, and I was thrilled when she asked me to take some photos of her and her soon to be hubby. I had never met Matt before, but I quickly approved. Arielle and Matt are perfect for each other. I have never seen her quite so happy :). It also helped that he opened my door and bought my lunch…such a gentleman!
Arielle asked if they could get some shots at Devou Park overlooking the city. Matt proposed at this very spot, and I thought it was the perfect location.
They also told me they were nervous in front of the camera. I was shocked. I mean look at Arielle. She could be a model!
Arielle and Matt, thank you so much for inviting me along. I cannot wait to celebrate your wedding!