Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Falling behind!

It's fall and I've officially fallen behind. After my busiest summer yet, I've been playing major catch up!

I've shot a few more amazing, gorgeous late summer and autumn weddings and will post a few pictures below. Brides and grooms who are still waiting for proofs, have patience and faith, my fingers are working fast!

Family portrait sessions for the holidays have been keeping me busy as well. Call for a November weekend to get your images in time for the holiday season!

Interested in booking me for 2010, call or email now!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fun Family Portraits

Sneak peak from my morning's sessions

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Labors of Love

Two Labor day weekend weddings coming soon!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Julie & Thad, A Love Story

Julie & Thad were married on Saturday at Brookshire in Delaware, Ohio. We met way back in December and it was love at first sight. Well, they were already in love, obviously, but I knew right away that I wanted to shoot their wedding. They felt the same way (I think!) because they called me up later that night to book me! Awesome.

The matron of honor, Julie's sister, wrote a storybook to tell us all about Juliet and Thad-eo's love story - truly a fairy tale.

Yesterday was perfect, the dresses from Alan Ray Bridal, the flowers from Reno's, Mike from Team DJ, Brookshire, and the family style dinner provided by Two Caterers.

Don't forget the rivalry between the Bride & Groom - who wore Duke blue shoes and Tar Heels blue socks. Watch the whole slide show and you'll really see true love.

The party was awesome, topped off by some really fantastic dancing to early 90's tunes later in the reception. I was so pleased that Julie & Thad asked me to be their phootgrapher because it was so easy to see how happy they are and will be.

Many thanks and congratulations!

Enjoy the slideshow.

To view all of the images when they are posted:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mark and Brandy

This one hits close to home. Mark, my brother-in-law and friend for 11 years married Brandy, my new sister-in-law and friend this weekend. I loved how in love they were all day!

I have so much to say, but will limit it to a final congratulations to them both and a welcome to the family to Brandy.

The whole weekend was amazing thanks in large part to our families and also to the following vendors who were AMAZING:
The Safari Golf Club
Bob's Bar
The Ohio State Alumni Marching Band
Weilland's Gourmet Market
Wacked Hair Salon
The Worthington Presbyterian Church
Flowers on High
J.Liu Restaurant and Bar
56 Daze
Delicacies by Sheri
and especially, Amanda Julca who worked with me on the photography!

Thank you and enjoy the slide show!

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Theresa & Andy...married!

Last weekend, I was there to see Theresa and Andy get married. The wedding took place at St. Patrick's church, downtown...arguably the most beautiful church in which I've had the pleasure of shooting a wedding!

The flowers...amazing, Bloomtastic again. The wedding gown, perfect from Saks and the bridesmaids dresses, outrageous! Theresa's mom made them and I loved every inch!

Andy kept me laughing before the ceremony being just a little camera shy, but once the festivities got started, we had a ball.

Germania, in the Brewery District, for the reception where we enjoyed music and great food. Everybody took their turn on the dance floor and several heartfelt toasts came the way of the happy couple.

Every time I spied Theresa and Andy they were gazing...clearly made for each other. Best of luck for the marriage and thanks for having me there! (Thanks to Kelly too for the referral!!)

Slide show

Jenifer & Jerry got married!

August is flying by so fast, I can hardly keep up. Apologies to the couples who have yet to see thier blog post and slide show.

Jenifer & Jerry called me while I was in Phoenix over the New Year and we played lots of phone tag to get settled on their wedding date of August 8. Once I met them, I know it was going to be a special wedding.

Jen's dad had a special gift for her before the ceremony and I had time to get to know their families and friends as we prepared. Her dress was perfect and the surprise necklace from Dad and earrings from Jerry looked like they were made for the day.

Their ceremony took place at the Columbus Baptist Temple and they had a wonderful pastor sign the ceremony. Flowers from Bloomtastic were spectacular! From there we went on to Ohio Stadium and had SO much fun pretending to be the Buckeyes!!

On to the Haimerl Center for the reception. It was stunning with all of the work that the families put into decorating it. We danced the night away and had a really great time.

Jen & Jerry are two very special people who clearly will spend many days ahead happy and caring for each other. It was an honor and a pleasure to photograph their wedding. Here's the slideshow!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Coming Soon!

Wedding blog posts coming soon!

Jenifer & Jerry -

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pam and Jim get married.

On Saturday, Aug 1, I was fortunate enough to celebrate Pam & Jim's wedding with them. Yes, they were as cute as their namesakes on The Office!

We started at Magic Cuts in Hilliard with Pam and her bridesmaids. Had a run in with a not-so-cheerful McDonald's manager and then on to St. Margaret of Cortona for preparations and the ceremony. Pam's dress, from Wendy's Bridal, was perfect for the occasion. St. Margaret's is one beautiful church...when the light shone in during the ceremony it was like God himself was offering a blessing on Pam and Jim's marriage!!

Afterward we travelled up to Westerville to visit Pam's dad, who was unable to make it to the ceremony, then with a stroke of incredible luck we got to the Horseshoe and another wedding had cancelled their plans to go on the field, so we got to take their spot! It was awesome. There is nothing like being on the ground floor of Ohio Stadium with some true Buckeyes!! Many thanks to the limo company for getting us all over town.

On to the University Plaza hotel for a fun filled reception. The flowers, from Hilliard Floral Design, were gorgeous and held up perfectly through the whole day! The cake, from Our Cupcakery, was perfect as was the groom's cake from the night before. The DJ, Byron from Buckeye Entertainment, kept the dance floor moving all night! In fact, we even stayed later than planned because we were having so much fun!

All in all, a perfect day for these two great people. Thanks again for having me be a part of your day!!

Here's the show:

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Jennifer & Nick are Married!

This weekend I was lucky enough to join Nick & Jennifer as they celebrated their marriage at St. John's Church in downtown Columbus. As luck would have it, a storm brought Jennifer to Ohio and a storm was what started the day. Luckily the storm passed and the wedding went on in perfect weather...just like the luck that brought them together.

After the ceremony, thanks to some more of that luck, we made it over to Ohio Stadium and into the locker room for some awesome "team" pictures of the bridal party.

Finally on to the University Plaza hotel for dinner and dancing...and dance they did. Everyone was on the dance floor and even Jen's grandma made it on to really "cut a rug!" A fun and lucky wedding from start to finish and a huge thank you to the bride and groom for including me in this day!!

Enjoy the slide show:

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Finally...Katie & Brian

Finally was the word that suited Katie & Brian's wedding...having met 7 years ago in their sophomore year Spanish class, everyone was so happy that they were FINALLY getting married.

So appropriate, I suppose, that I had some technical difficulties getting their slide show posted and therefore I FINALLY got it up. My apologies to Katie, Brian and their friends and and family who were anxious to see the images.

Katie, Brian & I met all the way back in December at a Starbucks where we talked about their summer wedding at St. Brenden's church in Hilliard. They told me about meeting in Spanish class and warmed my heart with the tale of marrying their high school sweetheart.

The wedding was perfect from Katie finding her dress after the saleswoman told her it was sold out to Brian's brother offering quite possibly the funniest best man's toast that I've ever heard to the SAME sweet woman cutting their cake who had cut Katie's parents' wedding cake years before! The staff at the Clintonville Women's Club was great and it was an excellent reception spot where Katie & Brian got to set up their Wii for friends and family to enjoy when they weren't dancing (which was not often!)

Many thanks to everyone and most especially Katie & Brian for having me be a part of their day!
Enjoy the slide show:

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Katie & Brian PREVIEW

Katie & Brian's slideshow will be posted by Tuesday night!

PS-Isn't this picture OUTRAGEOUS?? I love it and had so much fun with them yesterday!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

At Last...Brenda & Nathan

Saturday started at the Laura Gregory Salon where Brenda and the girls had their hair done. On to the beautiful Our Lady of Victory in Grandview Heights for a wonderful Catholic ceremony, done by the Deacon who was presiding over his 2nd wedding! He had wonderful words of advice for Brenda and Nathan and truly understood the vows he helped them to make.

The flowers were pink and cream roses, perfectly prepared by Connells Maple Lee Flowers, matched perfectly with the dresses from David's.

We braved the rain to head downtown where we got some beautiful images near the Santa Maria and then over to the Columbus Athanaeum for an awesome reception. Hands down, the best part BESIDES watching Brenda and Nathan "make eyes" at each other all night...easily The Hoodoo Soul Band!

Many thanks to Brenda and Nathan for having me there and to God for slowing the rain so we could get some beautiful pictures!

Enjoy the slide show:

To see all of the images when they are posted,

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Nathan and Brenda Young, July 11, 2009

More to come tomorrow!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sports Team Photos

If you are looking for the Wave Swim Team pictures that I took this week, check out the event online here:

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I have been so busy lately and have not had the opportunity to post some of the great engagement session images that I've been taking. I have been so fortunate this year to have met all of the great couples who've booked me for their weddings!

Thank you to each one of you. I am so truly honored every time someone asks me to document their wedding day.

Enjoy some of the images below and keep checking back for new posts!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Going to the chapel and we're going to get married...

Sarah & Jason's big day was on Saturday! I met Sarah and her mom just a few months back and was so looking forward to this day. Sarah had planned a wedding that had a throwback feel to the 1940's and I just loved every minute of it.

We started the day at Dominic & Co. where Christine and Tammy took care of Sarah's hair and nails. Christine and Sarah had been discussing her wedding 'do for the last 10 years at hair appointments...long before Jason was in the picture, so it was perfect! After Sarah's ring tone announced that she' was "going to the chapel", we stopped by her mom's house to pick up her beautiful dress from David's Bridal.

Then on to St. Timothy where we got to check out the flowers, done by DeSantis Floral. They got the peonies just right! Candy, from EyeCandy Cosmetics, made Sarah, her mom, Sue and Erin, the maid of honor look perfect!

On to the party with Fermata Music for the 40's inspried music, think Sinatra and jazz. The OSU golf club's courterous staff did a terrific job and VIP Photo Booths had a booth set up for Sarah & Jason's guests to leave a memento in lieu of a traditional guest book.

It was a great night, but most of all, it was so obvious that Sarah and Jason were meant to be. They barely looked away from each other all night. Thank you so much to you and all of your friends and family (especially my new BFF, Erin!). It was an honor to be a part of your day!

Enjoy the slide show.

If you'd like to view all of the images from the wedding when they are posted,

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Wedding for Gina and Jason

Gina and Jason got married on Saturday!

It was a party from start to finish...Gina told me during the rehearsal she cheered the whole way down the aisle at the Westerville Community Church. The bridal party showed up in style with Ringer's Limousine. The beautiful flowers came from Bloomtastic, I loved the white calla lilies -one for each bridesmaid.

The girls had gorgeous up dos for the big day thanks to Erin Autry of Hair Lab at the Galleria of Salons in Dover, Ohio.

After braving the heat for some fun bridal party pictures, we headed over to the Pavilion at the Crowne Plaza North where Mark Dantzer had everyone out on the dance floor before dinner was even over!

I could see all of the joy that Gina and Jason had for each other, but it was even more apparent in the eyes of all of their family and friends. Thanks for having be a part of your day! Enjoy the slide show!

To view all of the images from this wedding:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hello? Is anyone out there?

I know, I're saying, "WHERE are you?"

I have been so busy! I've done portraits of newborn twins, 5 engagement sessions, I went to the Heart concert, we're moving out of our house...the list goes on and on.
Stick with me images to be posted soon. I had a wedding featured on the Savvy Scoop blog and soon I'll be a featured blogger for the DWF - wedding photographers will know how exciting that is for me!

In the meantime, enjoy one of my all time favorite wedding images

I've begun booking for 2010. Get in for a consultation sooner rather than leaving your date to chance!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tips for Wedding Photography

Ever wonder how to take great wedding images yourself? Take a look at this article from the Sparta Tennessee Expositor. It's got some good ideas:

My favorite tip? My friends and family will tell you that I ALWAYS say, "Fill the frame!" You get the best pictures when the entire viewfinder is full of your subject. Here's an old favorite...developed, printed and scanned all myself!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Nichole & Jay

I had such fun at Nichole & Jay's wedding this weekend. She was beautiful in a Maggie Sottero dress, St. Peter's church in Worthington looked great decked out with the purple themed flowers and Bridgewater did a terrific job from food to decor. Michael, from Sinatra & Friends kept us dancing all night!

Many congratulations to Nichole, Jay and their beautiful family.

Enjoy the preview!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Photo sharing and online storage

Have you backed up the hundreds of digital images you take of your friends, your family, your dogs, your vacations? You sharing can double as an "offsite" back up!

Check out this article that reviews several options for both the pro and amateur photog:,2817,2347919,00.asp

I'm knee deep in wedding season and loving it, but wanted to share another portrait image from my marathon Sunday a few weeks back. Aren't these boys the cutest?

To close the post, I have to share a funny revelation. For months, I've been scoffing at all of the Facebook posts, media hype and general hoopla about some vampire named Edward and his story, Twilight. I couldn't honestly believe that adults were buying this.

Somebody bought me the book recently and it's been sitting on my nightstand taunting me. I read it last four hours and have decided that I, too, am totally in love with said vampire, Edward Cullen. Wow, what a story...Stephanie Meyer is a talented writer, make the time to read this book.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Christine & Brian get married

On Saturday, I was pleased to be the photographer for Christine and Brian's wedding at St. Leo's Church in German Village. It was a beautiful ceremony, highlighted by a heartfelt homily accented with touching stories about their courtship.

Afterward, we moved on to the Westin Great Southern where amazing Italian food, superbe dancing and the most unique wedding desert idea I've seen capped off the night.

A brownie sundae bar was Christine & Brian's answer to the traditional wedding cake and their guests showed their approval by standing in line to get a scoop and pick from the vast toppings! Cheers to the Westin for accomodating such a fun idea!
Christine & Brian were obviously excited, nervous, happy and in love. They were both surrouded by their families who, too, were clearly so happy for the newly married couple.

Thanks to you all - especially Christine and her mom, Amy - for giving me the chance to share in this special and fun day!

Enjoy the preview:

If you'd like to see all of the images from this wedding,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Polaroid Film, for sale again?

I first found my love for photography with a Polariod camera back in the 1980's. Hundreds of polariod prints littered my parents' house when I was growing up...chances are, if you dig through their basement now, you could probably find at least 50 great prints shoved between books and in shoe boxes.

I so loved the Polariod that I used them at my wedding for guests to leave a note and an image for us to remember the day. And how sad I was when I heard that Polariod was shutting down business and would no longer produce film.

But today, I stumbled upon this article:

Polariod is not dead! Hooray! I wish you as much fun capturing your moments with a Polariod as I have had in my lifetime.

This past weekend I had 4 family, baby and/or toddler portrait sessions! In a few weeks you'll be able to view a gallery of my portrait work in the Westerville office of Drs. Krantz, Harmon, Jones & Cook.

Here's Jack, one of the cutest babies around. More to come tomorrow.

Wedding season is in full force beginning this weekend and I am so excited! Check back often for previews.

Friday, May 22, 2009

A fun new idea for weddings...

If you were a guest at Amber & Jeff's wedding and took a whole memory card full of images, share them with us!

Post your images to the Flickr group below:

Is this a fun idea for weddings? Share your comments!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Amber and Jeff get married

This weekend I flew to Philadelphia to photograph the wedding of my good friend from college, Amber. From the minute I got to her house, I knew I was in for a fun event! We went to the magnificent King of Prussia mall to the MAC store for make up and back to her house where she & her bridesmaids had their hair done.

We then went on to Carinwood Mansion, one of the most beautiful venues that I've ever seen where we took family pictures with Amber honoring her mom's memory by wearing her wedding dress. On to time spent with Amber & Jeff before the big event and then Jeff's entrance into the ceremony with a loud, "Who's ready for a WEDDING!!??"

Jeff also serenaded Amber with a creative rendition of "I will always love you" by Whitney Houston. (Creative is probably being kind!)

From there we all , myself included, proceeded to dance the night away. Thank you to Amber and Jeff for including me in this day, I was honored that you chose to fly me there to be your photographer and thrilled to share in some special moments with you!

Congrats and enjoy the slide show!

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Welcome to Miami...

I'm so tired from a whirlwind weekend in Miami that I'm just posting one quick pic of my friend Kellee's beautiful son, Christian. We spent a couple of hours with her extended family and got some magnificent images of them on the water in South Miami this weekend.

Thanks Kellee for having me there! More to come later this week...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Alicia and Chris, rain delayed

Alicia and I went to college together at the University of Richmond - we didn't even know that we both lived in Columbus, but we able to reconnect recently via Facebook! (I looove FB - did you know? Friend me!)

I am honored that she & Chris have chosen me to photograph their wedding in October and can't wait. We spent the late afternoon in German Village (this week and last thanks to the rain!), admiring the architecture and the park. They were nervous to be photographed, but you can see that they were practically models - they did great!

As a side note, my friends from UR have been so amazingly supportive of my photography business - even those with whom I've not kept in close contact. I thank all of you - and especially Alicia, Amber and Kellee. It is beyond words to have someone fly you to another state to be the person to document their wedding and families.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cindy & Denelle, engagement

As always, busy weekends! Cindy, Denelle, Britt (my new assistant-who rocks!) & I had a great time at Goodale Park and then over to the Frog Bear Wild Boar to take some engagement images.

These two had me laughing, especially when Cindy started giggling - it is easy to see that they were having fun too. Can't wait for their wedding in September.

Ready, set...second shoot!

This weekend, I had the great pleasure of working with another photographer to cover Megan and Josh's wedding. As always in these situations, I walked in and had connections to the bride and some of her friends! Columbus is a small world that's always getting smaller!

Regardless, I had such fun with the beautiful bride and groom who were married on the pool deck of the Columbus Renaissance Hotel and then celebrated the night at The Vault, which is a very cool reception location if you're still looking!

Megan had her flowers done by Hilliard Floral Design and her gorgeous dress was Vera Wang, from Cincinnati's Bridal and Formal.
Here are just a few of my favorites. Many thanks to both families for a fun Saturday!

I was even lucky enough to make friends with the flower girl!

I'm so looking forward to wedding season! Please feel free to leave your comments below...I'd love to hear from you regular followers!