This past August I photographed the wedding of a lovely Northern Kentucky couple. The bride submitted images I took of her in her wedding dress to Bridal and Formal. Today those photographs were published on the B&F blog. Thanks Katie.
Taylor and Aaron selected downtown Cincinnati, Ohio as the location for their engagement photographs. We decided to start our session at Piatt Park, the oldest Cincinnati city park. The park’s benches, gardens, and tree-lined walkway provided lovely photographic settings.
We then walked the streets and alleys for a more urban backdrop. We did not have to go far to find interesting locations in this diverse city of old and new buildings. Each street had its own personality and provided unique photographic opportunities.
Aaron and Taylor met in college where they both studied to be physical therapists. Though they prefer different fields of therapy, they are a perfect pair.
The wedding will take place next year at the Manor House Event Center located in Mason, Ohio.
I am looking forward photographing their special day.
Allison and Jared enjoyed celebrating their wedding day with friends and family at the Pebble Creek Golf Course and Event Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a lovely October day with blue skies and a gentle breeze.
Allison wore an elegant lightly-laced dress with a delicate wrap that was an attractive addition to her dress. With the final touches of the fingertip veil and a bouquet of purple flowers, she was dazzling.
The wedding colors were purple and silver, which was fitting for the early autumn season. The bridesmaids wore shades of purple and the reception room was filled with purple and silver decorations of lanterns, candles, paper butterflies, and table settings.
The couple live near Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in the Cincinnati area. So, they chose to come home to celebrate their wedding.
Thank you for letting us capture the special moments of your celebration.
Enjoy a wonderful future together.
LJ Franklin Photography
Sarah and Sean celebrated a fun and joyful wedding on bright sunny day at Pattison Park, Owensville, Ohio.
The elegant strapless wedding dress and delicate veil was perfect for Sarah. She looked stunning.
The park is a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding. The park itself is well maintained with many flower gardens and a lovely gazebo. This only added to the beautifully decorated reception.
Friends and family had a wonderful time celebrating the union of these two very special people.
As the sign over the fireplace said, it was the best day ever!
Thank you for asking me to be a part of your celebration.
LJ Franklin Photography
Emily and Andrew have been planning their wedding celebration for over a year. Emily, a teacher and Andrew a Fraternity Director of Housing at a university are well-organized and through. The wedding day was well planned, and efficient.
Emily has a beautiful contagious smile and on this special day her smile was gorgeous along with her lace dress, grandmothers perils, and blue jeweled earrings from Andrew. You could say she was glowing.
The ceremony took place at the St. Ignatius Loyola Church on North Bend Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. The reception was held in the ballroom of The Grand, Covington, Kentucky. In between the church and reception there were visits and photographs at local parks on both sides of the Ohio River.
The couple’s wedding email was live-laugh-love… Perfect title for this couple. They live each day with joy, laugh together, and love their life together.
It was a pleasure sharing this special day with Emily and Andrew. I know they will enjoy this next adventure in their lives.
Leslie and Eric married on a beautiful May day at the Christ Church Cathedral, downtown Cincinnati. The reception with friends and family took place in the ballroom of the Phoenix Cincinnati.
Leslie and Eric live in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Leslie is originally from Cincinnati. To help with the long distant planning the couple used Celebrate With Us! Event Planners.
The strapless mermaid design wedding dress was stunning on Leslie. It was a perfect dress for her on this special day.
Her flowers – yellow, pink, and white – complemented the gray suits of the men and the gray dress of the bridesmaids.
Thank you for letting LJ Franklin Photography share this wonderful day with you.
My team and I wish you all the best in your new life together.
The Embassy Suites Hotel in Covington, Kentucky overlooks the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline. Kelly and Brian had a beautiful sunny October day to celebrate their wedding with friends and family. The orange and black colors were perfect for several reasons. Autumn is in the air, Halloween is just around the corner, and the Cincinnati Bengals colors are also black and orange. Brian, being a fan of the football team, may have had some say in the choice of wedding colors
The couple said their vows on the hotel outdoor patio overlooking Cincinnati. Their two handsome sons were also a part of the celebration. One was the ring bearer while the three month old was carried down the aisle. It was a wonderful family affair.
Thank you for asking me to be a part of your celebration.
This is a Cincinnati Reds baseball fan dream. To go onto the field where they play. And to do it on your wedding day only makes it more special.
Ron is a Reds fan. He was there when the Reds won the 1975 championship. Linda suggested that the two of them elope and have their ceremony at the stadium. Ron was all for it.
We met early in the morning at the front gate of the Great American Ball Park stadium where we were escorted by a Reds representative. We traveled along the same halls as the players when they walk onto the field. Once on the field (but not the grass) we took photographs in the dugout where the players sit, on top of the dugout, in the stadium seats, and with the stadium in the background. It was an exciting and memorable way for Ron and Linda to celebrate their wedding day.
The actual wedding ceremony took place just outside the ball park in a small tree-line courtyard. It was just the two of them on a beautiful sunny September day. They were full of joyful tears as they exchanged vows and rings.
They are both winners in this game.
Thanks for asking me to record your special day.
Humidity, heat, wind, rain, sunshine, and a beautiful sunset. All in a matter of hours Josh and Rachel experienced all types of weather on their wedding day. The two of them took everything in stride and were even willing to go out in the rain for some photographs. The ceremony took place in glorious late afternoon sunshine. The timing could not have been better.
Rachel was a striking bride. Here delicately laced dress was gorgeous on her. Her wedding bouquet of light purple flowers added just enough color to complement her attractive style.
Ivy Hills Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio is a lovely location for a wedding. The golf course offers a wide variety of backdrops and the facility is well maintained. It even has a restored carriage house set aside as a bride’s suite.
Thank you for asking me to be a part of your special day.
Norlyn Manor in Batavia, Ohio was the site of Laura and Jacob’s country wedding. Laura, a farrier by trade, is use to wearing cowboy boots. Laura, her bridesmaids, and 6 month old daughter all had their boots on for this happy occasion. Jacob, his son, and his groomsmen were cheerful and handsome in their grey suits and green vests.
Sycamore Park is located just on the southwestern edge of Batavia, Ohio and is a lovely location. It is bordered by the East Fork of the Little Miami River and offers a wonderful backdrop for the first reveal, bridal portraits, and group photographs.
Laura and Jacob enjoy life and wanted a fun stress-free wedding with friends and family. They successfully accomplished this goal by showing their love for each other, having a great time with their guest, and not worrying about the little things. This was an enjoyable wedding and I know they will be celebrating their union for a lifetime. Congratulations you two.