Tara’s Outdoor River Gorge Bridal Shoot | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

I love it when a shoot is conceived spontaneously–I was getting my hair styled by the amazingly talented Tara Tussing, and she mentioned that she was getting married in a few weeks.  I asked if she would be interested in doing a bridal photo session after her wedding, and she absolutely was!  Tara wanted to try something artistic and interesting, […]

Eric and Karie’s Picturesque Outdoor Starved Rock Wedding | Chicago Wedding Photographer

When Karie and I first talked, she described her unique (and challenging!) dream wedding–a nighttime ceremony in a forest in northern Illinois in the winter.  I think I surprised her by responding, “Sounds awesome, let’s do it!” What unfolded on an unseasonably warm November day was moment after moment of beauty.  From the rays of sunlight […]

Beth and John’s Colorful Autumn Wedding at the Pinnacle Ballroom | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

This wedding is just BURSTING with pretty… I can barely contain myself!  The day started out amazing with Beth’s incredible bridal details: a Maggie Sottero gown, Tiffany jewelry, and intricate bouquet by Amelia Florist.  A friend of Beth’s was kind enough to arrange special entry for us into Dixie Terminal, which made for one of the most GORGEOUS first look […]

Chris & Saki’s Pretty Plein-Air Japanese Celebration | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

What an incredible wedding!  We took some photos in one of my all-time favorite locations–architectural gem Music Hall, overlooking Washington Park–and then headed to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, where Saki and Chris tied the knot in a picturesque green field.  Just before the reception under the pavilion, a terrific storm blew through, complete with rain and […]

Justine and Christian’s Classic Black Tie Wedding at Meson Sabika | Chicago Wedding Photographer

As soon as I met Christian, I knew he and Justine’s wedding would be a classy, stylish affair–Christian is a Chicago-based DJ who owns his own company, Mode Events, and described to me a beautiful ceremony at St. Francis with one heck of an afterparty at Meson Sabika!

Ethan and Paige’s Intimate Mt. Airy Wedding | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Back in February, I got to spend a fun afternoon with Ethan and Paige and their adorable dog Max getting some awesome engagement photos in the snow.  While we traipsed around Ault Park in our winter boots, I got to hear about how Ethan and Paige had started planning their wedding one way, but then decided to scrap […]

Emily and Brad’s Scenic Outdoor Wedding at Alms Park | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

It was a crisp morning with a hint of rain in the air.  Emily’s bridesmaids were abuzz at the salon while the boys were laughing and joking around back at the house.  An excited energy was in the air–for Emily and Brad to see each other, for everyone to gather to celebrate their love, and–finally–to […]

Sarah and Kevin’s Fun-Filled Wedding at Top of the Market | Dayton Wedding Photographer

You’d be hard pressed to find a wedding party more fun than Sarah and Kevin’s… Fireball shots in the morning, chasing down a Red Bull van, a spirited [read: borderline violent] flip cup competition after the ceremony, and a group of groomsmen that literally cannot keep their pants on.  Yep, folks–this wedding was DEFINITELY one […]

Doug & Queena’s Luxurious Contemporary Wedding at the W Chicago City Center | Chicago Wedding Photographer

From the moment we shared a round of morning Bloody Marys at their engagement session, I knew–without a doubt–that Doug and Queena’s wedding was going to be a BLAST.  And let me tell you, dear readers, this group definitely puts the ‘party’ in ‘wedding party.’  (Haaa, see what I did there?!  Apparently I can’t write […]

Stephanie & Sean’s Romantic Valentine’s Day Wedding at the Hyatt | Chicago Wedding Photographer

Stephanie and Sean’s luxurious wedding took place on Valentine’s Day–how fitting, to celebrate their new life together and the love of their friends and families attending!  After a beautiful service at St. James and a frigid romp in the park (we’re talking below zero Fahrenheit, folks–Stephanie and Sean are SUCH TROOPERS), the blush and gold reception and […]