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You’ve scoured Instagram, Pinterest or perhaps heard recommendations from your best friends. Now you’ve got a long list of photographers and no clue on how to sort through it. Oh the joys of wedding planning! But you know how important those photos are, don’t you? After your wedding you get to walk away with 3 […]

April 6, 2021

10 Steps to Choosing Your Photographer

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You’ve heard it before, “Your day will FLY BY!” That might, sincerely, be my least favorite remark when it comes to your wedding day. That’s the last thing I wanted when I was planning my wedding. I wished for that magical day to go on forever! I craved more time to sit and chat with […]

April 5, 2021

My Vendor Friends

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Spring is HERE! And when Jennifer, owner of Lost and Found Vintage Rentals as well as the Honey Farm wedding venue asks for you to come over and capture a stunning inspiration shoot for her future couples…you absolutely do! What photographers call “styled shoots” have become quite a hot topic in the last few years. […]

April 2, 2021

Monarch-Inspired Honey Farm Wedding

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A Styled Shoot 5 Years in the Making Oh, it was just the sweetest moment to step back and see the magnificent facade of the Peterloon Manor fill my camera frame. My husband, David and I celebrated the start to our marriage at the Peterloon 5 years ago on May 16th and I’ve been dying […]

August 20, 2020

Provincial Peterloon Wedding Inspiration pt.1

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Some couples want full on classic with romantic poses and sweet moments. And then there are the couples I get to work with. One trait that most of my couples resonate with is the desire to embrace the moment, to soak it all in, enjoy the laughs along the way and tackle life’s adventures hand […]

July 10, 2020

Silver Lakes Sand Dunes Adventure Session

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Part two of this dynamic duo’s engagement session involved adventuring out to a tucked away quarry that leaves you feeling like you landed in the middle of the Rockies. Believe it or not, this old Dayton quarry is now a public space perfect for escaping the cliche green lawns of Ohio parks. One of my […]

April 12, 2020

Glowing Oakes Quarry Sunset Engagement

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If you’ve ever done a session with me during winter, you’ve heard me say, “Take a deep breathe, it’s not cold, it’s not cold…” when in fact it IS freezing. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for couples willing to tackle these chilly sessions and Kristen and William absolutely brought the heat […]

April 11, 2020

Chic Downtown Dayton Engagement Session

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