Clayton & Kristen's Backyard Wedding!

Clayton and Kristen were married on September 17th, 2016.  The weather was iffy, it rained here and there but it didn't last long and the sky's were blue.  They were set to be married on Clayton's mom's property.  It was BEAUTIFUL.  Their ceremony site was nestled back in the trees, and their tents were perfectly placed behind the ceremony location.  One tent for tables and one tent for dinner and dancing--complete with a custom made black and white dance floor to match their colors.  She ordered her dress online, he wore his dad's ring, she wore moms earrings.  My favorite kind of personal touches!  

Sometimes you just need a moment before you walk down the aisle...

Or maybe two moments <3

Dad making sure the sky is clear!

Kristen has a bakery business.  She made all the cupcakes and cake pops!  I told her she was crazy to do that for her own wedding, but they turned out amazing...and they tasted just as great! 

I say it all the photographers we aren't there to snap photos of your day.  We're there to make sure your day is perfect.  I've tied bows, fixed hair, helped Grandmas walk, held flowers, dried flowers, and bustled SO MANY dresses.  This time I sewed Kristen's dress. :)  

Kristen & Clayton, thank you so much to the both of you for letting us be a part of your (beautiful) day.  I hope you cherish these memories forever.  I wish you nothing but the best and I can't wait to see your love grow through the years! <3 

Jacqueline & Matt are Married! (Akron Ohio Backyard Wedding)

Jacqueline and I have been been long time social media friends.  I've supported her small business (see it here) and met her to buy cute headbands and accessories from her!  She moved from Columbus to Akron to live with Matt and pursue their relationship.  They got engaged and I was over the moon when she asked me to photograph their wedding!    They had their day set for September 3rd, 2016.  Their ceremony was held at an adorable gazebo right on the water, followed by a reception with their friends and family at their home.  They did such a great job with all of the details, from this cute sign in their entry way, the ice cream, to the kids was all perfect! 

She walked all the way down the aisle with her face hidden hahaha. 

Congratulations again Jacqueline & Matt.  Thank you for having us be a part of your big day!  You two are both gorgeous and I'm so excited for your future together! <3

Shawn & Sarah are ENGAGED and oh so Adorable!!

Meet Shawn & Sarah!  Shawn plays for the Columbus Clippers!  (I've been working part time at the games this summer and that's how we got connected...through people each know on staff there.)  Sarah lives in Raleigh, NC and came for the weekend so we could do their session.  We met for their engagement photos at The Park of Roses.  Crystal Jo was with me because she had a wedding and I was second shooting with her, so we just made a day of it!   Shawn & Sarah,  Thank you so much for a great Saturday morning session.  You guys were so easy going and up for anything.    I hope you love these images and hopefully we get a chance to work together again in the future.   <3 

Sarah, you are gorgeous.

It's not secret that most men don't get excited about photo sessions.  But Shawn was awesome. They were so natural and he was so sweet with her.  He asked if we had time at the end if we could take a few photos of them with their truck.  OF COURSE.  You just did whatever we wanted you to do (without complaining) for over an hour lol.  We can totally take some photos of you guys with your (awesome) truck.  

Every time I've been working on their images and I see these photos I start singing Luke Bryan's That's my kind of night.  "I got that real good feel good stuff.
Up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck.  Rollin' on 35s.  Pretty girl by my side." 

Congratulations again you guys!  Thanks for being so great!

Here's a few behind the scenes photos.  Thank you Crystal for carrying my bag, helping me and fluffing Sarah's hair!

Baby Elliott [Newborn Session]

Sarah emailed me a few weeks ago for newborn photos of their new little man.  I love doing newborn sessions so I was super excited to schedule her in.  We went to see them Friday morning.  For new parents they were on it, showered, dressed and ready to go by 9:30am (I love that!).  

Their family  are big Top Gun fans.  So... he had to have some babyavitors ;)  

If you follow me on Instagram you saw I posted a behind the scenes photo of this bassinet.  This was his momma's...her grandpa made it for her when she was born and now they use it for him in their room.  It's it amazing?! 

Hello there Handsome!! 

A few behind the scenes photos; 

He was so content hanging out in there.  He wasn't crazy about sleeping for us, but I'm sure once we left he was out like a light! 

Me doing my thing :)

Sarah doing hers :)  We try to do newborn sessions with each other, as much as possible.  It's SO nice to have another set of hands during a newborn session!  Thank you Sarah!

Snezik Family Session

I just love this family so much.  They're great friends of ours.  Their little O is full of fun and spunk.  I could have done a HUGE collage of the Many faces of O.  :) She is so much fun.  When I was editing these images, this black and white one (below) totally gave me a glimpse of what she's going to look like when she's 16!  Crazy to see and so beautiful.  <3

Love you Jules! (And Matt & O) <3