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.
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.
Megan and Allen exchanged wedding vows in the historic St. Clare Chapel, Cincinnati, Ohio. This wonderful little chapel is located on the grounds of a convent.
The couple met online and have been together for over three years. Allen proposed one morning in their kitchen. He had made a wood engraved sign with the words, “Will you take these initials?” and had also engraved Megan’s new initials below the question. She said yes.
Megan wore a delicately lace covered dress that was stunning on her. The all white rose bouquet was an elegant addition.
The grounds of the chapel provided a fantastic background for memorable images. Megan’s father was able to borrow a classic hot rod car for the occasion which the couple had a great time driving to the reception, the Kopling Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Brides are creating their own traditions when it comes to their wedding day.
Even though the old traditions are still important when it comes to planning a wedding celebration, many couples incorporate a bit of their own personality more and more.
As a photographer, I love it when I see couples have added a bit of themselves in the plans — it could be as small as a favorite color or as big as the location of the venue. Below I have listed a few of the things I saw this past year….some new and some not.
A couple from Kentucky married at the bride’s family tobacco farm… If you are on a farm and it rains, there is only one way to get people to the reception tent from the tobacco barn where the ceremony took place… a tractor pulling a trailer…by a friendly neighbor. I rode on it myself, after a sip of homemade moonshine the bride offered me.
Then there was the wedding at the bride’s family summer home on the Ohio River. The family dishes came out with flowers from an aunt’s garden. It was all set up on long tables under a tent. Gorgeous.
Another bride decided to ask guest to write messages and special wishes on paper ornaments. These wishes then decorated a tree at the reception for friends and family to see.
Candy tables are a favorite at receptions and I loved how the bride incorporated her colors and the initial of her new last name.
The family tree…can you say any more?
Special socks for the guys is always a treat.
I loved that this bride stayed with her style of always wearing hi-tops. It did not matter that it was her wedding day!
Then there was the urban wedding in an old factory district. This made for some unconventional, but amazing wedding images.
Whatever type wedding you plan, add a little of yourself to make it all your own.