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Ashley and John had such a beautiful, simple Jorgensen Farms wedding. This is one of my absolute favorite Columbus venues, such an amazing space!

These two work at the same school in Upper Arlington – and Ashley laid her eyes on John and just had to have him! I loved hearing how they met and fell in love. They are so sweet and have so much in common — These are just genuinely wonderful people!

Their day had perfect weather and truly went off without a hitch. And their heartfelt vows didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. Thank you both for choosing me to document your day! It was such a pleasure!

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This is Lindsey and Danny at 7am…. Don’t they look amazing!? I try to shoot sessions at Sunrise or Sunset so we can get that glowy light, and I think we definitely achieved that with their engagement! So beautiful!

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm was SO sweet to let us use their property to do this session. I was so excited. There’s not too many locations prettier than a flower farm!

Lindsey and Danny are getting married next July at Via Vecchia — CANNOT WAIT. We had tons of fun. These two are so easy to connect with and photograph. Their love for each other is so apparent! Oh, and they have two puppies too, so you know it was love at first sight for me too!

Congrats on your engagement! So looking forward to the wedding!

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I am having a really hard time believing that we have been married one entire year! Its crazy, the older we get the faster time truly does fly.

Nick and I are so lucky in this life we have. Together almost 8 years and married 1, and I’ve gotta say — life is pretty good. This year we’ve taken a few trips, worked a lot, loved a lot more, made memories with friends, spent time with family, and been truly happy. I feel wonderfully content in our life. It’s comfortable, easy, safe, fun, adventurous, and completely and plainly normal at times. If I am going to binge watch Netflix or take a trip across the world, there is no one else I’d rather do it with. Pretty remarkable in life to find someone who just fits in your plans, loves and understands you, has the same dreams and goals — it gives me this sense of ease in our life. Like everything will work out the way it is supposed to.

I love you Nick! I love our exciting times, and I love our simple times. I love you for your freckles, your heart, your willingness to try out all my crazy ideas in life, your work ethic, how you laugh at me (and everyone else) constantly, your passion for motorcycles, that you’re my puppy parenting partner, that you support all my career goals, and that you make me feel like anything in life is possible. It’s just gonna get better and better. Happy first anniversary! Can’t wait to celebrate in California next month!

(All photos in this post taken by the amazing Kismet Visuals & Co. Rehearsal Dinner first, then wedding! Oh and Don’t miss our wedding video by Little Tree Studios at the bottom)

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I get asked all the time, what should I wear for my family photos!?

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So, I have put together this blog of couples and families who I think I did it right — and will help inspire you for your photos this Fall! Read my little tips before and after images that describe why I think it works!

  • Coordinate your family’s outfits.  Find a common color and “weave” it through your family.  For example, let’s say you choose the color gray (awesome, neutral color).  An idea would be gray slacks for dad, mom wears gray scarf, son wearing gray polo, or choose a dress with small prints that have gray (or a similar shade) in them, etc.  Not every member of the family has to wear it, but you’re aiming to try to tie the look together, and color is one of the easiest ways to do it.
  • If you’re going for more subtle, softer colors, consider adding pops of color through your accessories (shoes, scarves, belts, hair accessories, etc.)
  • Consider allowing one person in your family to be the “wild card.”  Maybe that person is wearing a bold shade of green or a fun print.  If so, make sure that the other family members are complimenting that person and not competing with them.  In other words, you shouldn’t have other people also wear green or bold prints that might clash.
  • Layer up!  Fall is the perfect time of year to layer your clothes.  It adds texture, and also gives you more options of different looks without the hassle of changing outfits.
  • Wear clothes that you’re comfortable in.  Now isn’t the time to break in new shoes or wear anything tight or constricting.  If you’re not comfortable, it will show in the images.   Pick clothing that accentuate your best feature or make you feel good.  It will show in all the best ways!

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When choosing outfits for family photos, I always stick to a neutral palette first and then select one or two colors to feature. This year, I used cream, gray and navy and then added touches of rust and red for Fall. I love how they are laid back and comfortable yet stylish; it works in any location setting. Notice how there aren’t any logos or writing on any of the clothes? That helps to keep the photographs from being dated and the focus stays on the members of the family, where it belongs, instead of the clothes. These outfits would look amazing on the walls of any room and look good in any style home, not to mention they would make fantastic holiday cards.

* Don’t be afraid to add cute accessories. Love the cute flower crowns these little girls wore!

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I’m a little bit in love with plaid:)Love his plaid and navy shirt perfectly complimented by her navy dress with a brown leather belt!

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How fun is this hat!? SO adorable! Cute ankle boots. Perfect soft colors.

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Perfect color palette. Each member of the family has navy on in some part of their outfit. Navy plaid with the olive green, too cute! And love the use of layers.

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Cute scarf! Adorable cardigan. Perfect!

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How sweet is this little!? Tights, boots, skirt, sweater — perfect! (Way to layer!) And the little girls skirt coordinates with Mom’s sweater. Nailed it!

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ANNDDD here’s Nick and I last Fall:)Had to throw this in here when I was searching for images and found it! (Yes Nick has words on his shirt, don’t do this! We weren’t planning on a “photo session” just took a couple at the pumpkin patch)

But I love all the pumpkins in this shot, cute boots, layer a flannel and jacket, sweater and scarf. My scarf pulls out the navy in Nick’s flannel. And they are all complimenting colors. And I was reminiscing:)

SO excited to see you all this Fall! Hope this post helped!

 

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