SMITH FAMILY

Rachael and Jeff reached out to me about family photos one weekend and we made a spur of the moment decision to shoot that very Sunday! I’m glad we did because we had beautiful light to work with and it was fun to see their little ones again. I photographed Annalise and James when Annalise was a tiny newborn. When I sent Rachael the gallery, she sent me the sweetest reply back:

β€œYou did such a great job, I seriously could not be happier! I have lost count with the amount of times I have looked through them and have a new favorite each time! These pictures have reminded me just how blessed I am and how beautiful my family is. As a self conscious and critical of myself person I never love pictures of myself, however, I am 100% happy and content with all of these!  Thank you for all of the hard work that you and David put into them.”

So thankful for the opportunity to capture sweet families like this one. Enjoy! πŸ’«

STEVISON WEDDING

Jake & Julia's wedding was fun and beautiful from start to finish. They were surrounded by family and friends who laughed, prayed for, encouraged and celebrated with them the entire day. 

Julia chose to get ready at her childhood home and her bridesmaids, her sister Claire, her mom Ginger and pup Charlie were all present for the festivities. Once they arrived at the venue, Julia got into her dress and her bridesmaids prayed over her before the ceremony. It brought tears to my eyes to see her dear friends care for her so well. It is also a testament to who she is: beautiful, selfless, sweet and kind.

Jake and his groomsmen got ready at the chapel and took some hilarious groomsmen photos including a series where one groomsmen stood on his shoulders (!). Definitely the most creative groomsmen portrait I've ever seen. You already know I included it in the post 😜

They said their vows at St. Clare chapel and it was a beautiful backdrop for their simple ceremony. As they entered into the covenant of marriage, it was clear they were full of joy and hope for the future and completely trusted their Savior Jesus Christ to lead them both. Julia's smile was radiant and Jake began to grin as she made her way down the aisle. 

Their reception was full of donuts and dancing. They both lead Young Life and their YL friends made it one of the best dance floors I've ever been a part of. At one point Jake crowd-surfed and I'm so glad I caught it on camera #groomgoals.

Their sparkler exit was the perfect way to cap off the night and Julia gave her dad one final hug before she got into the car and waved as they drove off, together ✨

David and I loved being a part of this incredible day and we are even more excited that we get to continue to be friends with Jake & Julia here in Cincinnati. Congrats to the beautiful couple. Enjoy! πŸŒΏ

VENDORS

Florist:
Business is Blooming

Venue:
St. Clare Chapel & Centennial Barn

Journal Art:
Hosanna Revival

SCHUERMAN FAMILY

David and I loved spending a glowy summer evening with the Schuerman family. Beth and Sam were kind and easygoing and their little dude Gabe is just too darn cute. He and David were best buds by the end of the session which was really sweet (scroll to the end for proof 😊). The light was beautiful and we got to capture some sweet memories for this family of three. Enjoy! πŸŒΏ