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!

Caitie and Jim’s Contemporary Summer Soiree at the Bluestone | Columbus Wedding Photographer

These two happy lovebirds met as freshmen at OU, and tied the knot in an absolutely gorgeous wedding at the Bluestone in Columbus.  Swathed in eucalyptus leaves and fresh flowers, the rosy richness of the Bluestone’s original carved wood details made for a beautiful backdrop to Caitie and Jim’s emotional vows.  After the ceremony, they went for a lovely stroll […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lauren & Matt’s Elegant Winter Wedding at the Wiedemann Hill Mansion | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

High atop a hill in northern Kentucky, overlooking the bustling city below, a 19th-Century Bavarian Mansion proudly sits, swathed in winter spirit for Lauren and Matt’s big day.  The Wiedemann Hill Mansion holds personal meaning to Lauren and Matt, so it’s hard to imagine a more perfect place for their classic, bespoke wedding.  A neutral palette and tasteful details glisten […]

The Best of 2014 Photography: a recap of the best photos from this year | Destination Wedding Photographer

What a year it’s been!  2014 was amazing on so many levels.  I met so many incredible people, captured some absolutely wonderful marriages, and got engaged myself!  I couldn’t ask for a better (and busier!) year. I am so lucky to capture each and every moment that my couples entrust me with, and I find it really difficult […]

Beth & Cory’s Unconventional Artistic Wedding at the Cincinnati Art Museum | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Last spring, when I first photographed Cory and Beth for their engagement session, there was no doubt in my mind that their wedding was going to be awesome. These two made sure that their big day was truly, completely, unequivocally them.  You’ve gotta see their reversed ‘traditional’ colors (Beth wore black, Cory wore white), Beth’s incredible spiked heels (can you […]