backyard wedding

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

Drew & Jen's Elegant Country Wedding {Circleville, Ohio}

These two!  Ahh, they were a joy to work with!  I've known Drew since we were in elementary school.  Grew up doing 4H, Fair, he played basketball, I cheered, school trips, friend get togethers.. so when Jen contacted me about photographing their wedding, I was oh so excited to do it.  Their wedding took place at a small church close to Circleville.  Their reception was held at their country house in Circleville.  Drew works full time, but in the winter and his spare time he remodels houses.  The location of the reception was the one he is working on to be their home.  The property was amazing, the house was gorgeous and the barns were just as awesome.  Jen was chilled and ready to see her groom at the alter, Drew was nervous and anxious to see her walking down the aisle.  The ceremony was perfect, and then we were off to do photos of their bridal party and the two of them.  To watch the two of them interact was so refreshing.  They're so in love and it shows.  They giggled, hugged, smiled and just laughed the entire time.  Congratulations again Drew & Jen, I'm so glad I was able to document the day for you.  I wish you many, many years of happiness, love and LAUGHTER.  

Just a little behind the scenes.  You know I love ring shots :) 

Chris & Kayleigh's Rainy June Wedding

A wedding on a Saturday in June.  You'd expect a hot summer day, right?  No we had a rainy day.  A LOT of rain.  I arrived at Chris & Kayleigh's wedding (and reception) location.  It was being held on a family friend's property in Grove City, Ohio.  BEAUTIFUL.  Green grass for days and trees and tress.  A photographers dream.  Only the rain had other plans for us.  Kayleigh was chill, and not worried about the day and the plan.  Afterall that's what they had a tent for.  We came up with a plan B for their first look and bridal party photos and went with it.  The rain stopped about an hour before the ceremony.  It was perfect timing.  Enough time to clean up, regroup and start on time.  I met these two last year, through a mutual friend.  They're both sweet as pie and I was so excited for their big day.  I knew Kayleigh had worked so hard on the detils and I couldn't wait to see them all come together.  

Her dress was seriously one of my favorites of all time.  Absolutley amazing. 

Kayleigh had this ladder at the front of the ceremony site as a surprise to Chris.  One of Chris' buddies (Kevin) passed away a few months ago and these were all things honoring him!  It was beautiful.  More on this later!

I probably hear the song "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks every wedding I photograph.  But this wedding brought a whole new memory to the song for me.  Kevin's (Chris' buddy who had passed away)  parents were there and they danced with Chris, Kayleigh and all their friends to this song.  All the while hugging mom & dad and remembering Kevin.  I'm pretty sure we all had tears!

 The day was perfect!  Congratulations again you two.  I'm so glad I was there to capture it all for you.  I wish you many, many years of happiness <3