Dan + Mackenzie's Wedding | Creekside Conference Center

Dan + Mackenzie's early spring wedding was simply beautiful! Mackenzie was my "Big" in our sorority from college, so I knew this wedding would be extra special to capture! It is such an honor to photograph so many of my sorority sister's weddings.

I love to start every wedding with photographing all of the pretty details and I have so many favorites from their day! Dan wins best suit hands down! I have never seen a suit personalized like his. Future grooms, you need to check out Vincent & West! Oh, and of course Madison House Designs did an amazing job on all the florals. It was so fun to see Mackenzie's reaction when she saw her stunning bouquet for the first time!

The ceremony took place at Westerville Community United Church of Christ and the reception was at Creekside Conference Center. Creekside is always a great spot for portraits. This cute area is full of nice paths and greenery which makes it a popular location to visit. Enjoy my favorite highlights from Dan + Mackenzie's wedding! Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Hartwell! XO

Venue- Creekside Conference Center | Florist- Madison House Designs | Cake- GiGi's Cupcakes | Bride's Gown- La Jeune Mariee, Designer- Tara Keely | Groom's Suiting- Vincent & West | Hair Stylist- Kasey Ricketts | Makeup Artist- Tamara Price | DJ- Matt McKenzie

Will + Allyson's Destination Wedding | Dreams Playa Mujeres Resort

Words cannot explain how incredible Will and Allyson’s wedding weekend was. Darren and I flew to Mexico for their special day, at Dreams Resort in Playa Mujeres. This place is unreal! We spent the first few days of the trip exploring the resort and checking out portrait locations for the wedding. There’s nothing better than afternoons spent at the beach and pool!

We started the wedding day in the beautiful bridal suite for details and getting ready shots. Will and Allyson’s ceremony started at 5:30pm, which was perfect for outdoor nuptials on the beach. That light was sooo dreamy! One of my favorite little details was the maracas sitting on the seats for each guest to shake after their first kiss. We also loved the mariachi band at the cocktail hour! There were many pieces of the Mexican culture that made for great pictures! The reception was just as gorgeous, on a poolside terrace with a view of the ocean.  The evening was lots of fun for everyone, and there was even a piñata! Darren and I both agree that destination weddings are an exciting adventure for us. I can’t wait to see where we head to next! Congrats to Mr. + Mrs. Toohey! Thank you for choosing us to capture your special day!

Venue- Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort | Florals- Alquimia Events | Invitations- 3Leaf Creative | Bridal Gown- BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses- Jenny Yoo | Cake + Food- Dreams Resort | DJ- Encore

Justin + Chelsea's Wedding | Dock580

Sometimes there are just those wedding days that really remind me of how much I love my job. Capturing such a precious day for the bride, groom, and their families always brings me so much joy. Justin + Chelsea’s intimate March wedding was incredibly sweet and heartwarming. It was the perfect way to start our 2018 wedding season! Their vows had every guest in the room getting emotional! They were beautiful and full of so much love. You could tell how excited this couple was to finally be husband and wife!

Both the ceremony and reception took place at Dock580, with most portraits at the Ohio Statehouse. The dusty blue dresses with the white stone and overcast sky made for some of my favorite wedding portraits to date! Their vows had me plenty emotional, but it was the toasts and first dances that had me really tearing up behind my camera!

The closer Darren and I get to our own wedding, the more real it is all feeling. I am right there with my couples who are currently getting married and I can totally share their joy and excitement in this season of life. Justin + Chelsea were wonderful to work with and have us excited for our own wedding day!

Venue- Dock580 | Florals- Bloomtastic | Bridal Gown- La Jeune Mariee | Hair / Makeup- Columbus Wedding Makeup & Hair | Invitations- Minted | Cake- Giant Eagle Market District | DJ- Buckeye Entertainment