Senior: Jessica, Class of 2019

The Short North and Scioto Mile, Columbus Ohio

Plainview Christian School

Jessica had such a fun and color-filled session in Columbus! She was a natural in front of the camera!

Thank you, Jessica, for allowing me to take your senior pictures! Many blessings as you serve the Lord…He has great plans for you!

Senior: Rachel, Class of 2019

Jeffrey Mansion and Scioto Mile, Columbus Ohio

West Liberty-Salem High School

Rachel has such a contagious smile! Her friends would describe her as goofy and energetic. She loves to play soccer and her favorite place to hang out is wherever her family is (can I say how much I love this and it warms my heart!!) After high school Rachel plans to attend West Liberty University and earn an undergraduate degree in Art Therapy. Her love for art showed up in her session as we tried to find art/graffiti walls in Columbus.

Blessings to you, Rachel, as you serve God in the adventures He has planned for you!

Wedding: Peter Jon & Ashley

Peter Jon and Ashley’s wedding was AMAZING!!! The weather was perfect, the couple was stunning, the details were beautiful…everything from start to finish was top notch! But all the details aside, what blessed me the most was seeing the hearts of Peter Jon and Ashley. You could tell the desire for their lives and marriage is to put God first. I’m sure the ceremony was a sweet aroma to God as they worshiped. And then at the reception Peter Jon and Ashley ate last after greeting their guests…they liked the symbolism of having their guests go first. Their joy was so much fun to capture in photos. I believe you’ll see their genuine spirits as you look through the pictures of their day… The day took place at Ashley’s home. What a beautiful setting! One of the gifts PJ gave Ashley was a magazine cover complete with details from their day and lives. For example, one of the features on the cover was, “Ash late to her own wedding…, ‘So normal’ says Peej.”  Time for their first look!  Peter Jon and Ashley are two of the top men’s and women’s Spikeball players in the world, so playing a little roundnet on their wedding day was a must! Peter Jon asked Ashley to be his girlfriend at this old one-room schoolhouse the night they graduated from high school. Over the years they’ve gone on dates at the schoolhouse, and last year PJ asked Ashley to marry him here! PJ even carved his wedding band out of wood from the school!  During the ceremony Emma painted the scene. LOVE this!!! Breakfast, donuts, and pastries!!! YES!!!! The donut wall was on “display” when the guests entered the reception area and in no time the wall was emptied even before dinner!!! When it was filled again it was guarded by at least three people for approximately an hour until it was officially dessert time! Be sure to read the story below of the donkey salt and pepper shaker. 🙂 The sunset was absolutely gorgeous!!!  First dance on the beach of the pond. Ice cream cones instead of feeding each other cake!

Florist: Roxanne of Perla Flor Designs

Wedding Coordinator/Designer: Tina Yoder

Hair & Makeup: Stacy at Rustic Roots

Wedding Dress: Wendy’s Bridal

Donuts :): Krispy Kreme

Special thanks to my photography second shooter, Emilee of Emilee Hope Photography.

Wedding: Alex & Noel

Alex and Noel’s day was filled with so much beauty! Everywhere you looked you could see pretty details and colors…not to mention the sweet bride and groom!

Here’s the story of their day captured in pictures…

Noel sewed Alex’s tie!!! How cool is that?!?! Their first look! Here comes the bride!!! We traveled to London, Ohio for some of their portraits. It was a great setting! Their colors blended beautifully with the Madison County Courthouse! This reception….SO PRETTY!!!!! Ceremony and Reception Location: Farmvilla, Plain City, Ohio

Wedding Dress: Wendy’s Bridal, Columbus, Ohio

Florist: Doreen Toman

Cake: Linda Wright

Tuxedos: Romanoff’s Classic Tuxedos

Hair: Kyli Mitchell

Makeup: 614 Beauty

Second Shooter: Andrew Weber of Andrew E. Weber Photography

Assistant: Jolene Garman of Creative Snaps Photography

Lucas & Ashley’s Choctaw Lake Wedding

Choctaw Lake, London Ohio

Lucas and Ashley tied the knot on a beautiful, sunny and fairly hot day in August. Their lakeside ceremony was a gorgeous setting with the occasional boat passerby to add to the interest of the scenery!

Allow me to tell you the story of their day through memories captured in the form of pictures…

As the reception neared the end we decided to take a walk to the lake and capture a few more pictures as the sun was setting. Lucas and Ashley took off their shoes and stepped in the cool water…it felt oh-so-good!!!

 

Thank you to Andrew of Andrew E. Weber Photography for second shooting with me for Lucas and Ashley’s wedding.

Wedding: Joshua & Lexington

Josh and Lexi’s c and reception took place at Lexi’s home. The setting was absolutely lovely and all through the day not a detail was missed…simply beautiful!! Josh and Lexi designed their own invitations and stamps!!  Such a sweet “first look” with dad.  Josh and Lexi’s first look! Earlier when I mentioned everything took place at Lexi’s home I didn’t mentioned ALL the beautiful settings on the grounds! A pond, meadow with Queen Anne’s lace, weeping willow tree, and a bridge…to mention a few! AND Lexi’s dad built all of the white benches for the ceremony!   Guests were asked to sign or leave a special message for Josh and Lexi in a Bible. Lexi’s grandparents played the violin and harmonica for Josh and Lexi’s first dance.

 

Special thanks to Emilee of Emilee Hope Photography for second shooting Josh and Lexi’s day with me.

Joe & Brittany’s Downtown Columbus Engagement

Scioto Mile and Schiller Park, Columbus, Ohio

I LOVED Joe and Brittany’s session! The sun was shining beautifully…just perfect for a romantic, love-filled engagement session!

The days are counting down to their November wedding, and I’m SO looking forward to their BIG day!!   Joe and Brittany met through mutual friends. She’s quiet at first, but the more you get to know her she’s an open book. He’s caring, patient and great with kids. Together they love to spend quality time with each other and family. Joe is a police officer, so they brought along a police officer’s flag to use for some of the pictures.

Joshua and Laura’s Dublin Wedding

Dublin, Ohio

If I were to describe Josh and Laura’s day in a few words they would be classy, elegant and stunning. While Josh and Laura currently live near New York city, they both grew up in Ohio and met at The Ohio State University, so their big day brought them back to their roots!

Congratulations, Josh and Laura! Thank you for trusting me to photograph your beautiful day!

 

Thank you to Deborah of DG Photography for second shooting Josh and Laura’s wedding with me.

Brock & Katie’s Bryn Du Mansion Wedding

Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio

I could use so many words to describe Brock and Katie’s day…beautiful, sweet and sentimental emotions, elegant, classy, gorgeous, and so many more! They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so I’ll allow the pictures to tell you the story of their day with a few added tidbits here and there! Brock carved his wedding band out of deer antler! What a unique idea! Katie’s dad, Tom, got a special “first look” moment with Katie.  Before he entered the room to see Katie, he asked to see the first love of his life…Kathleen, his wife. They exchanged a kiss and then went into the room to see Katie. So sweet! As you look at these pictures I hope you can feel the loving and tear-filled emotions felt during these moments…truly special. Katie had written a letter to each of her parents and then they took a few moments to pray with Katie.  Brock and Katie’s first look took place in the formal garden of the mansion grounds. Brock wanted to watch Katie as she walked “down the aisle.” Brock’s mischievous side came out a bit when he wore his sunglasses for the beginning of their first look (he didn’t think Katie would want him to have sunglasses on! 🙂 ) He then slipped them off for the WOW moment as he watched Katie walk toward him!  This little guy kept fluttering up to us, so we had to oblige and snap a few pictures of him, too!  Katie surprised Brock by wearing a “blusher veil” over her face as she walked down the aisle. The tears flowed in this beautiful moment. Katie’s beautiful veil was made by Brock’s mom, Judy!  In the two pictures below you’ll see a little smirk and giggles…Brock had asked the pastor to change Katie’s vows a bit to say something about promising to give a massage everyday!! As you can see Katie was surprised! 🙂 Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Yutzy!!

 

Special thanks to Deborah of DG Photography for joining me for the day and second shooting.