LaMalfa Wedding with Lorrie and Greg

Wedding portrait at Coulby Mansion

At the very end of September 2019 I had one last sweet wedding with Lorrie and Greg at LaMalfa.

I started my day with Lorrie and her family while she got ready with not only her Mom and sister but her daughters as well.  I love when it’s a family wedding with everyone in the party!  Everyone was so helpful and happy.

We then headed over to Mooreland Mansion where they did their first look and it was perfection!  We managed to get it in just before some showers hit and headed over to La Malfa where the ceremony and reception were taking place.

The rest of the day was easy, fun and full of smiles.  Thankfully the rain let up just before the reception kicked off so we were able to pop out into the parking lot for a few photos before the rest of the evening was underway.  Gotta love Ohio weather!  EVERYONE was full of love and looking back at these photos where everyone is hugging and together without masks is really bizarre over a year later!

Thank you both so much for trusting me to capture your wedding day!

Ceremony & Reception: LaMalfa / Cake: Carol’s Cakes / DJ: The DJ Booth

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Blair Conference Center Wedding with Katie and Chris

September wedding at Blair Conference Center in Westfield

Man on man, what a glorious wedding day Katie and Chris had!  I got SO lucky with my September weddings in 2019!!  I always get nervous when I have a bunch of outdoor ceremonies but they all had stunning days with beautiful weather!

I started my day with Katie and her girls at The Westfield Inn where they got ready.  Lots of fun was had by these ladies – so many giggles and laughs and everyone was helping Katie in any way they could.  Meanwhile my second Michael was with the guys who were getting ready over at the Blair Conference Center as they got spiffy for the day’s events.

Katie and Chris opted to do a first look since they were doing their events back to back and trusted me to choose the location.  Many clients would have raised an eyebrow with the lovely shaded nook I found in the back corner of the parking lot but these two just rolled with it and after the first look went happily into the beautiful field behind the inn.

After the bridal party photos beneath the overhang by the inn to keep everyone as cool as possible we headed over to the Blair Conference Center for their ceremony!  It had been a while since I’d photographed a wedding at the Blair Center but I still loved their beautiful tent they have for ceremonies!  The draping is so pretty!  Their vows were beautiful and soon enough they said I DO!

While the cocktail party took place we finished up their family portraits and did a few more with the bridal party before ending with just a few more of the bride and groom before heading inside for the party.  The toasts were perfect and the dancing was SO great.  I love a fun dance floor and Sound Waves kept it hopping all night long!

Thank you SO much Katie and Chris for trusting me to capture your day.  It was such a joy to work with you both!

Ceremony & Reception: Blair Conference Center / Bridal Gown: Martina Liana via The Dress Rack / Cake: Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery and Sweet P’s Custom Cakes / DJ: Sound Waves Entertainment / Florist: Seville Florist

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Ohio Farm Wedding with Amanda and Matt

September ohio farm wedding

Oh how much I loved photographing Amanda and Matt’s wedding on Matt’s family farm in Ohio.  We had so much fun at their engagement session the fall prior.  They were both SO happy and just a joy to be around.

Their wedding day was such a beautiful day and I was SO glad the weather held out since it was planned for the outdoors!  In Ohio you just never know what you’ll get, especially in September.  The skies were blue, the sun was shining and it was a picture perfect day.

I started my day out with Amanda and the girls while my amazing second, Andrew hung with the guys.  Amanda’s amazing Dad made the octagon ceremony arch and I was able to use it for photos of her dress.  For fun I was able to put all the dresses of the girls including the moms and flower girls on the cow pen that was set up near the ceremony.

We did a first look with Amanda and her Dad before moving to the first look between Amanda and Matt.  As she was walking up and he did a little dance to break the tension and it was great.  We were able to do a lot of portraits before the wedding which meant that their guests didn’t have to wait too long after the ceremony.

Their ceremony was perfect with lots of smiles and (happy!) tears.  Even my own.  I LOVE WEDDINGS OKAY?!?  Seriously though, these two are just so sweet. I loved being able to document their relationship and love story since it’s such a good one!  These two just lit up every time they connected with each other by touch or look and it was a joy to work with them.

This wedding also brought me an additional gift.  Amanda’s Dad is an electrician and so was my Dad.  I found out they worked for the same company so I asked if he knew him (my Dad passed away 15 years ago) he knew of him but didn’t know him.  Later though at the reception his brother, Amanda’s Uncle, who is also an electrician, came up to me.  It turns out that he was an apprentice under my Dad and told me a few stories about working under my Dad and how much he appreciated my Dad helping him in his career.  It was such an unexpected gift!

Thank you all so much for being so much fun to work with!

Enjoy the most photos I’ve EVER blogged for a wedding!

Ceremony & Reception: Circle L Farm / Bridal Gown: Essense of Australia via The Dress Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal / Catering: The Galaxy Restaurant / Cookie Cake & Treats: Karla’s Sweetopia / DJ: Cipriano Productions / Florists: Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs and Whimsical Blossoms Floral / Hair: PH5 Salon / Makeup: MKleinman Artistry / Menswear: Men’s Warehouse / Officiant: A New Way of Hope Weddings / Videographer: Elite Entertainment see their video here!

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