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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

From dancing in the kitchen to running around in the pasture, I’m pretty sure we covered every square inch of their charming piece of home in these engagement pictures! Brandon and Kalyn have the cutest little farmhouse, complete with the sweetest and energetic dog ever! Their fun-loving personalities made me feel so welcome from the […]

In-Home Engagement Pictures in Dayton, Ohio | Brandon & Kalyn

Do you know how fun it is to write an email and address it to a gal who has the same name as you? And who spells it the same way! Well, I didn’t know the joy it until Rachael and I began emailing about their cute vintage wedding coming up in January! I remember […]

Hyde Park & Ault Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnnati, Ohio | Luke & Rachael

I’ve got to admit, blogging has not been my strong suit over the last few months! Between quarantine and Covid-19 reschedules, life has been a bit crazy around here! But, I’m super glad to be able to share all the beautiful portraits I got to create between May and June! Beginning with Kyle and Jessica’s […]

Ault Park Cincinnati Engagement Pictures | Kyle & Jessica

  I’ve been excited to share these photos in the midst of this wild Coronavirus thing! And what a way to kick off the 2020 wedding season! Chad and Brooke’s small celebration on Saturday was such a gift in the midst of our new social-distancing normal! Aside from using hand sanitizer a little more often, […]

Spring Church Wedding in Dayton, Ohio | Chad & Brooke

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