Meggie and Dustin are beautiful people both inside and out. The smiles are real and their genuine love for those around them is never in question. I loved spending their wedding day with them running around Eden Park, Mt. Adams and Ault Park. What a great group of friends and family they have surrounded themselves with!
Annnnnnd….there was no shortage of fun! (See: bride pummeling Piñata or rolling around on the floor in her dress) I loved the personal touches she added and her dress was just too perfect. I’m a pretty lucky guy!
Thank you guys so much for the opportunity to be a part of something so special. Here are some of my favorites from the day:
*to see Meggie and Dustin’s entire catalog when it becomes available go HERE to sign their digital guestbook.
I have never had the opportunity to photograph a wedding at Krippendorf Lodge and I’ve always wanted to. All of that changed last Friday when I had the chance to be with Melanie and Brad for their wedding day.
They day couldn’t have been more perfect for the two of them. The weather was perfect, the lodge was the perfect backdrop and the clouds broke right when we went out for couple portraits making for some my favorite landscape pictures I have ever been able to shoot.
Their family and friends were a blast to be around all day as well. They knew how to throw a party! I even got to finish up the day at their favorite pub in Ft. Thomas with all of them hanging out at having fun. It was awesome!
Melanie and Brad, the two of you made my day extra easy. You threw an incredible wedding full of great details and you were so calm and laid back all day…a recipe for a great wedding day! Thanks for letting be a part. Here are some of my favorites from the day:
*to be notified of Melanie and Brad’s entire catalog when it’s released go HERE to sign their digital guestbook.
I have promised myself I am going to start writing a little less in my blog posts because I know everyone wants to just get on to the pictures. It’s so hard because I want to tell you all the fun details about the wedding and the couple and it’s hard to just fit it into a couple paragraphs. It’s going to be really difficult, but here goes…
Katherine and Marty are the kind of gracious and caring couple that you would expect from a couple Southerners. Their class and heart was evident at every turn as their concern was always for their guests. At one point, as the DJ was telling everyone to stand on their feet to welcome them into their reception, Katherine even motioned to the crowd as if to say, “Sit down, no need to make a big deal about us.” I found it humbling. Even in a moment that they fully deserved all the recognition, they were still concerned with everyone else. Very refreshing.
As you can see the wedding was gorgeous. St. Peter in Chains is such a awe inspiring church and The Phoenix is a classic and beautiful place for a reception. Paul and Alex from Fleur de Lis Events & Design created one of the most stunning atmospheres for a wedding that I have been a part of. They even arranged all of the florals for the whole day! Unbelievable work. The couple were both Kentuckians (my kind of people) and met at University of Louisville (their least desirable trait). The centerpieces all had a very elegant Southern horse stable feel to them and the table place cards were all custom cut paper glued to horseshoes from Churchill Downs…how cool is that?
All in all, this wedding was one I will remember for a while. Katherine and Marty, their friends and family, the details…all of it was so special. Here are some of my favorites from the day:
*to be notified when Katherine’ and Marty’s entire catalog becomes available go HERE to sign their digital guestbook.
As soon as I walked in the door she said, “I’m not feeling very well, I think it might be something I ate…or nerves.” The thing is, you couldn’t tell. Kara was such a sweet and fun bride. If she was feeling any stress it certainly didn’t show. She was ready to marry the guy of her dreams and nothing was going to stop her, not even a little upset stomach.
“Surprisingly, I’m not nervous at all.” Ken said when I saw him for the first time at the church. He knew he wanted the rest of his life with Kara and this was a step toward getting there. He laughed with his friends, chatted with his future father-in-law and generally seemed unaffected by the gravity of what was going to happen in the next 15 minutes. Then it hit. He sat on the first pew of the church by himself. Thinking. There was a look on his face, not a frightened look, more of “the time is now” look. It was sinking in.
Music began to play. Grandmas. Moms. Bridal party. Cute kids. The back doors closed one final time. A change in the music signified what was coming. Everyone stood, the doors threw open. She is radiant and prepared for the short walk to fulfill her lifelong dream. By this time her nerves had either passed or she perfected hiding them because she was a rock.
“I was fine until I saw her back there with her dad” Ken admitted later. As I swung my camera around to capture him seeing his future wife for the first time he lost it. Joy and anxiety and love all rolled into a tear filled smile. This was the moment. The one that will change the direction of their lives forever. He was ready.
Kara and Ken’s wedding was one of high anticipation and it did not disappoint. St. Monica/St. George in Clifton was the perfect backdrop for their beautiful ceremony. Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom was exactly what they wanted for their reception: beautiful, classic Cincinnati and BIG (they had 425 guests!). Everything was just right and we had fun creating some pictures throughout the day.
Kara and Ken, you are such a beautiful couple and your love for each other shines at every turn. I loved the choreographed dance you prepared for your first together. It speaks to how great of team you guys make! Needless to say, you have such a strong and loving supporting cast around you in your friends and family, all 425 of them:) It shows what kind of friends and family you are to each of these people. You are loved and there is nothing is this world that can overtake that.
Thanks to Kelly from Cinci Makeup for helping make everyone so beautiful and to the whole crew at Cincinnati Music Hall for making 425 people seem like 125. Here are some of my favorites from the day:
*to be notified when Kara & Ken’s entire catalog becomes available go HERE to sign their digital guestbook.