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This wedding celebration has been a longgg time coming! And my excitement to document it has just increased as the days have gone on! Thomas & Elise were originally scheduled to tie the knot last October, but when another spike of Covid arose, they decided to postpone until the spring. In that process, Elise took […]

Springtime Backyard Wedding in Hamilton, Ohio | Thomas & Elise

I’m pretty sure I leapt for joy when Kate reached out to me at the end of this last summer to plan a brand photoshoot! For starters, she’s the most incredible artist and I had fallen in love with both her work as a clay maker and all the unique designs she creates for her […]

Artisan Brand Photos in Dayton, Ohio | Abundant Life Co.

It’s always a good indicator of how fun the wedding day will be when we walk into the bridal suite and you can hear all the excitement from outside the front door! That’s one of the best ways to describe Luke & Rachael’s Newport, KY wedding at The Turn Vintage on Sunday. It was filled […]

Vintage Inspired Wedding at The Turn in Newport, KY | Luke & Rachael

What a way to kick off 2021! Derek & Emily’s wedding at Hotel Covington on the second day of the year was such a joy to both celebrate and document! These two had waited a long time for their wedding day and with the year that 2020 was, it was almost a miracle that it […]

Winter Wedding at Hotel Covington in Covington, KY | Derek & Emily

One of the hardest parts of planning any kind of photoshoot is tackling the age old question: “what do I wear?”. Even more so, when you’re planning a session for your brand, it can be difficult to envision what outfits you actually want to wear that look great on you AND channel the aesthetic of […]

Planning Your Brand Session Wardrobe

This wedding day was thirteen years in the making! Brandon and Kalyn’s relationship began in middle school and on Saturday, the 17th, they officially became husband and wife! It was most special celebration of their families, their relationship and all those that helped them get to this point! When Kalyn and I sat down over […]

A Secret Garden at Weber Estates Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Brandon & Kalyn

The moment I saw Shelby’s inquiry email file into my inbox, I was ecstatic! We go way back, well as far as high school at least! Shelby was my counselor at camp one year and became close friends with my older sister, Sarah! That friendship turned into Shelby being in my sister’s wedding and I […]

Fall Wedding at The Windamere in Middletown, Ohio | Tyler & Shelby

Every wedding has a story. And one of my favorite things is to see it all unfold throughout the season of preparation and on the day of celebration itself! Brent and Tabitha’s was one of the most special that I’ve seen. But, it wasn’t in the way you’d expect. They didn’t have a grand venue […]

Vintage Inspired Church Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Brent & Tabitha

The beauty of a wedding day isn’t solely in the planned details, but more so in the relationships represented and the words spoken. Saturday was the perfect representation of that. More than once, Thomas and Caroline‘s love was described as an example to their friends and one that embodied the spirit of 1 Corinthians 13. […]

A Fall Wedding at Reverie in Dayton, Ohio | Thomas & Caroline

Summer weddings are always so beautiful! Between the bright greens and the blue skies, you couldn’t ask for anything better! Okay, well we could do with a little cooler weather every once in a while for the sake of weddings! Regardless of that though, Kyle and Jessica’s wedding on Saturday was wonderful! From the classic […]

Kumler Chapel Wedding at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio | Kyle & Jessica

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