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When I met Trent and Sarah for the first time, we talked for over two hours. No joke. We sat in my favorite coffee shop, Triple Moon, with an iced latte in hand and got to know one another so well! I can still see the excitement on Sarah’s face as she dished out all […]

Union Terminal and Eden Park Engagement Pictures in Cincinnati | Trent & Sarah

The more that I photograph engagement pictures at Carriage Hill Metropark, the more I fall in love with it! Michael and Kacie’s session there on Saturday morning was absolutely beautiful! We picked it because Kacie wanted to honor her grandfather who spent many days fishing with her on the lake in his neighborhood. Carriage Hill […]

Spring Engagement Pictures at Carriage Hill in Dayton Ohio | Michael & Kacie

  There are some people who you can tell within a second of meeting them that you will be friends. Christine was one of those people for me! After receiving her email inquiring about her wedding day, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was one of “my people”! She just exudes […]

Winter Carriage Hill Metropark Engagement Photos | Robert & Christine

I could say all the things about this session! Like how perfect it was or how amazing these two were in front of the camera within like ten minutes! They’re such naturals and I’m pretty sure I echoed that saying about a hundred times during their session! But my favorite part about Charlie and Katie […]

Fall Engagement Pictures at Sharon Woods | Charlie & Katie

*Be prepared for a long post!* Thought I should state that at the beginning! Ya know as a public service announcement! 😉 To say that I love this session would be an understatement! Sam pulled out all the stops in planning their dreamy, fall engagement pictures and you’ll see real quick that she knocked it […]

Styled Caesar Creek Engagement Pictures | Guy & Sam

This blog post could be pages long because that’s how much I love these two! Andy and Megan are about as genuine as they come! They make you feel like you’ve been friends forever, even if you had only met five minutes before! Megan first reached out to me last fall for their 2019 wedding! […]

Fall Engagement Pictures in Saint Marys Ohio | Andy & Megan

There have been so many gorgeous engagement session hitting the blog this fall and this one is no exception! Steven and Taylor are such naturals! It only took a few minutes and a walk through the posing system for me to learn that they could tackle whatever I threw their way and have so much […]

Springfield Engagement Pictures at Snyder Park | Steven & Taylor

You know those people who never fail to bring a smile to your face? Well, Wes and Kate are those kind of people! And I’m sure as you continue to read this and scroll through their engagement pictures below, you’ll agree with me! Their genuine love for each other and for others overflows from everything […]

Oregon District Engagement Pictures | Wes & Kate

Fall is in full swing which means lots of new things will be coming to the blog soon! Engagement sessions hold a special place in my heart. They are one of the most important elements that my couples walk through in their experience with me. I always tell them at the beginning of the session […]

Miami University Oxford Engagement Pictures | Kevin & Paige

When an email pops into your inbox from a potential bride and she mentions that their wedding is UP inspired, you just have to drop everything you’re doing right then and answer it! If you don’t know this about me already, I am a total Disney lover. I grew up watching all the movies, singing […]

UP Inspired Ault Park Engagement Pictures | Troy & Megan

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