Rebecca and Nick


I love hiking.  I don’t get to do it enough because I am working a lot, so when I photo shoot involves a gorgeous hike through wooded Ohio, I get all giddy.  When the hike involves two people as sweet and wonderful as Rebecca and Nick, well it’s really not gonna get any better than that.  I came back from this shoot (after getting lost because my phone died and I realized how helpless I am with out my smartphone – which is sad) I was so excited and invigorated.  It felt like such a good, real, wonderful shoot.  I was documenting something real.  These two like to adventure around together.  I just happened to adventure with them and take photos along the way.  Seriously, it was as simple as that, and the resulting photos are some of my favorites.  Thanks Becca and Nick for letting tag along and making my week!

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Mindy and Kyle | Full Post

This was one of those evenings where everything was just “clicking” (ridiculous-pun-fully intended).  There was the gorgeous weather and the sun just doing her thing peeking through, warming us up, saying hi through golden green leaves. Then there was the location, Mt Airy Forest, one of my favorite places to explore (I have shot there so many times, and I feel like I am always finding new ways to shoot there). And then of course we have an adorable, happy, and pretty hilarious couple.  Mindy and Kyle were so sweet and just had so much fun.  Kyle had us all laughing the whole time.  I am envisioning years and years of belly laughs in the future for these two.  Yes, it was a lovely evening to take photos of lovely people.

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Best of 2014 | Engagements

Another great year of engagement sessions.  It’s always so wonderful to get to know a couple a little bit in their element before the big day.  I love thinking about all the excitement that they have coming up, and how special this engagement time is for them.  As we are waiting for our son to be born, it makes me think about waiting for things.  Waiting for kids, waiting to start a new job, waiting to get married.  There is something in the anticipation that is just beautiful, and I love that I get to photograph a little snippet of that time.  Thanks to all the couples that shared your lives with me in 2014!engagementphotos001 engagementphotos003 engagementphotos004 engagementphotos005 engagementphotos006 engagementphotos007 engagementphotos008 engagementphotos009 engagementphotos010 engagementphotos011 engagementphotos012 engagementphotos013 engagementphotos014 engagementphotos015 engagementphotos016 engagementphotos017 engagementphotos018 engagementphotos019 engagementphotos020 engagementphotos021 engagementphotos022 engagementphotos023 engagementphotos024 engagementphotos025 engagementphotos026 engagementphotos027 engagementphotos028 engagementphotos029 engagementphotos030 engagementphotos031 engagementphotos032 engagementphotos033 engagementphotos034 engagementphotos035 engagementphotos036 engagementphotos037 engagementphotos038

Ruth and David | Engagement Photos

I know Ruth from Wilmore and have always just loved and been drawn to her sweet, bubbly, friendly personality.  Our time in Wilmore didn’t overlap as much as I would have liked, but every time we did hang out I was just so struck with how it seems like she knows no stranger and has such a heart to get to know you.  So I was thrilled when she asked if I would be available to do engagement photos for her and her sweet fiance, David.  They came up to Cincinnati to explore the city, and I took photos of them just being together and in love.  It was a cold day, but they were such troopers and I kind of love how the cold made them extra snuggly (winter has it’s ups and downs, but one thing I have always loved about it is the cuddle-factor, cuddling in the winter just makes sense).  Anyway, we had a wonderful time wondering around the city and spending the afternoon together.  (oh and p.s. we made sure the ice was completely frozen before going out on it-in face there was someone ice skating and several people playing on it!!) ruthanddavid001 ruthanddavid002 ruthanddavid003 ruthanddavid004 ruthanddavid005 ruthanddavid007 ruthanddavid008 ruthanddavid009 ruthanddavid010 ruthanddavid011 ruthanddavid012 ruthanddavid013 ruthanddavid014 ruthanddavid015 ruthanddavid016 ruthanddavid017 ruthanddavid018 ruthanddavid019 ruthanddavid020 ruthanddavid021 ruthanddavid022 ruthanddavid023 ruthanddavid024 ruthanddavid025

Samantha and Victor Engagement

These two are wonderful.  And getting to know them over a beautiful Fall evening was a pleasure. I have started to have clients fill out this worksheet where they tell me a little bit more about themselves and their love story.  I love doing this because even before I show up to the shoot, I know a little bit more about the two unique people who are about to allow me to photography them.  When I read Sam and Victor’s sheet I felt like I knew them and their sweet, coffee-filled, friends-filled, lobster-filled romance.  And through out the whole shoot I could see by the way they looked at each other that all the things they wrote on that worksheet were so very true.

Next Fall I get to see them make pledges of their love in front of family and friends and I couldn’t be more honored.samanthaandvictorblog001samanthaandvictorblog003 samanthaandvictorblog004 samanthaandvictorblog005 samanthaandvictorblog006 samanthaandvictorblog007 samanthaandvictorblog008 samanthaandvictorblog009 samanthaandvictorblog010 samanthaandvictorblog011 samanthaandvictorblog012 samanthaandvictorblog013 samanthaandvictorblog014 samanthaandvictorblog015 samanthaandvictorblog016 samanthaandvictorblog017 samanthaandvictorblog018 samanthaandvictorblog019 samanthaandvictorblog020 samanthaandvictorblog021 samanthaandvictorblog022 samanthaandvictorblog023 samanthaandvictorblog024 samanthaandvictorblog025 samanthaandvictorblog026 samanthaandvictorblog027 samanthaandvictorblog028 samanthaandvictorblog029 samanthaandvictorblog030 samanthaandvictorblog031 samanthaandvictorblog032 samanthaandvictorblog033 samanthaandvictorblog034 samanthaandvictorblog035

Jenny and Tommy Engagement

Jenny and Tommy were such a joy to photograph.  Their smiles are what really got me.  They just couldn’t stop smiling and laughing with each other.  And Jenny’s smile is out of this world so as a photographer, I couldn’t get enough of the sweetness.  It is obvious that they have a deep love for one another, and I am thrilled to be able to capture their wedding in June (when it’s warm outside again!!).
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Sara and Brian Engagement

There is always something a little exciting but also intimidating about photographing another photographer.  Sara and I were in the same graduating class at Ohio University where we studied photojournalism and worked together some at the school newspaper. We stressed about getting assignments in on time, were always trying to find new and interesting subjects in the over-photographed small town of Athens, Ohio, and shared the joys of learning alongside so many talented students from some amazing professors.  It was a really rich time of learning for me, and I am sure Sara would say the same.

SO…of course I wanted to deliver images to Sara that she would treasure as well as respect as an artist and journalist, you know, no pressure.  But when I got there, I kind of forgot about the pressure.  I just enjoyed catching up and spending the evening with two lovely people.  And in some ways,  I think that is the way some of my best work is done.saraandbrian_engagementblog001 saraandbrian_engagementblog002 saraandbrian_engagementblog003 saraandbrian_engagementblog004 saraandbrian_engagementblog005 saraandbrian_engagementblog006 saraandbrian_engagementblog007 saraandbrian_engagementblog008 saraandbrian_engagementblog009 saraandbrian_engagementblog010 saraandbrian_engagementblog011 saraandbrian_engagementblog012 saraandbrian_engagementblog013 saraandbrian_engagementblog014 saraandbrian_engagementblog015 saraandbrian_engagementblog016 saraandbrian_engagementblog017 saraandbrian_engagementblog018 saraandbrian_engagementblog019 saraandbrian_engagementblog020 saraandbrian_engagementblog021 saraandbrian_engagementblog022 saraandbrian_engagementblog023 saraandbrian_engagementblog024 saraandbrian_engagementblog025 saraandbrian_engagementblog026 saraandbrian_engagementblog027 saraandbrian_engagementblog028 saraandbrian_engagementblog029

Lauren and Dan | Cincinnati Engagement Photography

Meet Lauren and Dan – a super cute couple that we knew from our time at Asbury who are getting married this January.  It will be a great way to start off the new year!  Lauren and Dan like to do awesome things like wear awesome dresses and suspenders, be cute and make funny faces, and go for long walks on little bridges.  They also like to do more serious things like get degrees from Asbury Seminary and work while finishing their degree and planning a wedding(whew).  They do it all!  In all seriousness-I loved spending the afternoon with them, and am looking forward to the big day!laurenanddan1 laurenanddan2 laurenanddan3 laurenanddan4 laurenanddan5 laurenanddan7 laurenanddan8 laurenanddan9 laurenanddan10 laurenanddan11 laurenanddan12 laurenanddan13 laurenanddan14 laurenanddan15 laurenanddan16 laurenanddan17 laurenanddan18 laurenanddan19 laurenanddan20 laurenanddan21 laurenanddan22 laurenanddan23 laurenanddan24 laurenanddan25 laurenanddan26 laurenanddan27 laurenanddan28 laurenanddan29 laurenanddan30 laurenanddan31 laurenanddan32