Brazilian rosewood touches, Egyptian and floral motifs, gleaming marble and custom nickel-silver fixtures normally would be the first things to catch your eye in this exquisite venue. The Rookwood Pottery fountain, the famed Hall of Mirrors, some of the world’s most remarkable French Art Deco pieces in existence right in front of you, but not on Katie and Brian's wedding day this past spring.
May 15th, 2021, all eyes were on Katie and Brian.
In my first vaccinated, heavy restrictions lifted event since the start of this pandemic 16 months ago, the combination of pure joy and relief in the air was impenetrable. Everyone in the entire building was high from the contact buzz. The dinner guests at the restaurant in the hotel, the passersby on the street, the other wedding parties about *wink*, everyone was feeling the vibe. The weather was impeccable with sunny skies and a very mild 80. So they got dressed, met up, had a drink, took a walk, did the thing, ate, drank some more, and partied until after hours. I am so grateful to have been able to jump back into what I love with people I truly love too. Thank you for your trust and enjoy reliving this wonderful day!
This breathtaking day was brought together with the help of the following vendors
Favorite part of the day: "Being announced and walking down the stairs. It felt like Brian and I were really special in that moment."
Brianna & Christian had one of the most emotional weddings I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. From the very first moment they saw one another, Christian specifically, was a flood of emotion and the love was palpable. A normally stoic and composed Brianna even found herself caught up in the midst of all the emotion, and when Christians started singing his vows, no one could contain themselves. Because who really does that...? Christian. Christian does. A perfect Halloween evening, a breath taking sunset, and a crowd of responsible and respectful social distancers created an incredible atmosphere. The first dance straight from a movie moved into dinner, cake, dancing, and KARAOKE?! Yeah. This one was pretty spectacular. Enjoy this long preview and then check out the whole gallery!
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Your Favorite Part : "The karaoke"
Kristen and Christian are a WONDERFUL pair of humans that call Covington home. When they first reached out to talk about their wants, they had expressed how important it was to them to be able to capture the area they love so much and chosen to call home, together. They had originally planned a big party at the historic Leapin' Lizard Lounge, but thanks to Covid, of course, all the plans changed. They swapped their big party to a small celebration in Mainstrausse; An intimate but socially distant ceremony at the park, and drinks and dinner with a small group at Cock and Bull on the patio in the heart of Covington. With a bigger celebration still planned for later in life, these two can sleep well knowing they had the most magical day and shared so much love with everyone involved despite the status of the world. I'm looking forward to hanging with these two and their family again soon! Until then, scroll down for the preview!
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The Glitter & Gold : Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Your Favorite Part : "The Ceremony"
Never in my life did I anticipate we would be living in such a strange time in history. So many different levels of weird are happening to everyone in the world right now. I mean... What a memorable time for a wedding! Some couples have chosen to reschedule, others have adjusted their ceremonies so they can still happen with an official wedding day later next year, or, like Karly and Rick, they went through and will be celebrating with a reception next April. What a well thought out celebration they had considering the circumstances. Not only are we mid-pandemic, but the forecast called for rain all day, and it didn't disappoint. They were married with a group of 9 (myself included) inside the church, while groups of family and close friends watched the live stream from the parking lot and comfort of their own quarantined cars. We absolutely made the most of the day, and Rick masterminded a surprise for Karly with a Precinct dinner in their dining room, decorated by family. Thank you again for including me for your celebration!!! See their day below!
My goodness, talk about a memorable client. I can still hear her infectious laugh at every glance of an image. Sophie contacted me only weeks before her wedding date frantic to find someone who would fit her and her fiance Lucas' wedding day. They had a quick ceremony planned, an hour for cake and formal photos, and then had the Hofbrauhaus scheduled for the entire group to come have dinner. Sophie is from the UK, and Lucas is from right here in Kentucky. The amazing wonder of the internet brought these two together, which in turn brought me into their lives too. The flights in to the US for their family and friends arriving from the UK were so stressful, I knew that these two really needed to be able to relax and enjoy what little time we had when their day arrived. They had more than enough stress already.
This was just a three hour day and yet it seems like we captured so much more than what three hours could offer. Their entire gallery will be ready shortly, but until then, you can relive the day below!
Whitney and Andrew had a super unique kind of event. Low key, easy going, intimate and loving. The guest list was comprised of mostly family so we made sure to focus on getting everyone captured, and for the reception style event they were having it couldn't have been more perfect a day. From the perfectly shaded tree with screaming yellow leaves that was just so precisely autumn to grandpa serenading the entire crowd, it was how celebrations are meant to be. Full of love. Check it out what I mean below.
Favorite part of the day: "Speeches and beyond, especially the dances/dancing. Basically anything that involved our guests."
It feels like just a couple weeks ago Toria and I were sweating our asses off in Brazil, and between trying to catch photos of our coach sleeping, dying of dehydration, and giving side eyes to one another in a 15 passenger van while it drives directly into potholes, we somewhere discussed her new boyfriend. The one she was considering moving out of mom and dad's for. The one who put a dresser, specifically for her, in his closet so she would feel welcome at his apartment. Not everyone in her life was sold on this guy, but she was already pretty sure he was something different. That was December 2017.
Record scratch. Fast forward.
They did the thing. She moved in. He proposed. Now they're officially married. I am so glad that I was the one who got to capture this group of people. I knew a handful of them in advance, so the comfort level was pretty unbelievable. House Tyler, Tyler Two, and Tyler Three Streams... Oh my... Joy, laughter, love, friendship- exactly how a wedding should be. Enjoy your preview!
Favorite part of the day: "Seeing my husband for the first time."
This year, we are doing fall minis a little differently. We are partnering with the West Chester Cooperative Nursery School and donating 50% of our profits from these sessions back to them! So, instead of offering just one date and one location, I'm opening up THREE dates. Two Sunday options, and a Wednesday Sunset option! So, what's included? Where are we going? What can you bring? Let's talk about it.
"How can I book? Where are we going?"
We will be utilizing three very different locations this year. French Park, Sharon Woods, and Devou Park will be our beautiful landscape for out mini sessions.
I can't wait to see everyone this year! Thank you for your continued support! <3
Amy and Jeff have got to be some of the most relaxed clients I've ever worked with. Easy going, adaptable, flexible, all things you want for the day and the people involved. I captured their engagement photos last fall and how quickly their wedding day snuck up on us! I actually can't believe it's already been a few weeks since! Amy and Jeff got married at a brand new venue here in Cincinnati, St. John's in Harrison. After the ceremony, we exited through bubbles and made our way around town for photos. We took a stroll around downtown, headed to the top of the city, and finally landed at Longworth Hall for the reception. Check out the day for yourselves!
Favorite part of the day: "Dancing with friends and fam."
The day finally happened! My sweet couple from Leicester finally declared their love for one another in front of close family in friends in a GORGEOUSLY transformed Muhlhauser Barn. Maria worked for weeks on her hand crafted flowers, and I am so in love with how they looked! What a unique celebrations for a unique couple. Ugh. This preview speaks for itself. See it below!
Favorite part of the day: Maria: "I loved the whole thing! If I had to choose it would be exchanging vows."
Jon - "Seeing Maria for the first time."
Chris and Carley have been on my calendar for so long, it felt like I was just part of the crew by the time I arrived on their wedding day. We had a spectacular time at the Cincinnati Nature Center last fall and had a magical engagement session together. Still to this day, one of the most memorable and beautifully lit sessions I've ever had. I knew their wedding day would be nothing short of the same. These two had a beautiful ceremony in Dry Ridge, Kentucky at a venue that is SO gorgeous, I'm shocked I didn't know about it sooner. Green jello shots for the entire bridal party, a gorgeous ceremony, tequila shots to start the reception, lots of laughter, lots of sweat (ALL from me), a 10 minute performance complete with costumes, dancing, singing, and some breathtaking scenery and florals. The most perfect of summer days.