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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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Kyle and Grace fully embraced the fall vibes by heading to a quaint Ohio farm to get married in October. Elegant florals, rustic touches and delicate nods to the apple orchards and farm scape around them pulled this stunning wedding together. Not to mention, they wrapped it up with a killer glowstick exit that you just HAVE to see!

November 28, 2019

The Perfect Fall Apple Orchard Wedding

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For Ben and Ramune, Maine held a special place in their hearts as it sparked memories that reflected their relationship, family and future. Bring along some family and friends for a destination wedding and you’ve got yourself the perfect east coast party complete with Lithuanian folk dancing, a lighthouse backdrop and the perfect touch of brisk fall air!

November 27, 2019

Stunning Lighthouse Wedding in York, Maine

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Brunch. Who doesn’t like brunch?!?! Combine brunch with a couple in love and details that Pinterest-lovers would swoon at and you have what I call the perfect wedding for Ross & Kara. After a dating life that indulged in morning breakfast dates and brunch mimosas, it was only fitting that these two got hitched on a gorgeous late summer morning with parfaits and breakfast tacos to top it all off.

October 25, 2019

Brunch Farmhouse Wedding

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I think we peaked. Get it? Nope. Well you’ll figure it out by the end. Check out Peyton and Joseph’s epic engagement shoot up in the Rocky Mountains! Cue Hilary Duff’s “This Is What Dreams Are Made Of”.

September 21, 2019

Rocky Mountain National Park Engagement Session

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For a small town, Madison, Indiana packs a punch! Brightly colored homes, historic sidewalks and a dreamy riverfront at sunset set the backdrop for Stephanie & Shawn’s absolutely gorgeous engagement session. Love quaint little towns with tons of character? Then this session is for you!

September 18, 2019

Quaint Madison, Indiana Engagement

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Katy and Zack’s day was an absolute outpouring of love – and more specifically Christ’s love. I have a feeling that anyone who witnessed it could tell that there was something special and unique about this day and this couple. Enjoy taking a look through their gorgeous Cincinnati wedding at the Manor House.

September 18, 2019

Princess and Pastel Wedding Vibes

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