The Styled Series | Ohio Statehouse

The Styled Series was such a great opportunity to meet and hang out with many local wedding vendors. Natasha, owner of Perfectly Planned Weddings here in Columbus, created the idea of coordinating styled shoots throughout the year, specifically for photographers. This girl is the definition of a boss lady. She works hard and it pays off. Her business has grown so much in the last year and I’m excited to have 2 weddings with her coming up! Brides, if you are looking for a wedding planner or coordinator- look no further! Natasha is fantastic.

The first ever Styled Series took place at the Ohio Statehouse right in the heart of downtown. This building is gorgeous and I loved seeing what it looks like all setup for a wedding. This shoot definitely had a luxurious feel to it. I loved all the rich colors that Prema Designs added to the florals as well. The vendors listed below are certainly worth looking into for your own wedding. There’s just so much talent here in Columbus!

Venue- The Ohio Statehouse | Wedding Planner- Perfectly Planned Weddings | Florals- Prema Designs | Dresses- La Jeune Mariee | Menswear- Pursuit | Stationary- Cheer Up Letterpress | Cake- Jan Kish | Rentals- Got Ya Covered | Cookies- Sommer's Cookies | Drapes + Linen- Events 2 NV

John + Kelly's Engagement Session

It was a snowy and very cold afternoon for John + Kelly’s engagement session here in New Albany! These two live in Charlotte and were home for the holidays visiting Kelly’s family. We met up for coffee to talk about their wedding and grabbed some quick photos outside. Seriously, all of these shots were done within minutes! They braved the freezing temps and it was so worth it. Darren and I can’t wait to fly down to North Carolina for their wedding in June!

Scott + Melissa's Destination Wedding | Lovers Key Beach

Scott + Melissa’s wedding weekend was the best way to start December! Darren and I flew down to Fort Myers Beach to capture their wedding day and it was absolutely gorgeous from start to finish (and much warmer than Ohio). I always dreamed of photographing a beach wedding in Florida so I was very excited when these two asked me to capture their special day!

Melissa's parents have a condo in Fort Myers so we got to spend a few days down there earlier in the year to scope out their church and reception spot on the beach. It was so fun to experience the location before coming down this month for their wedding!

My favorite part of the day was taking portraits of Scott + Melissa at sunset. Wedding days are always so busy and I find it important to pull the bride and groom away for some alone time.  They get to really enjoy the moment with just each other…plus that sunset lighting is so dreamy!

When I first met with Melissa, she shared with me her vision of having their reception on the beach, with the stars shining above. They got exactly that! It was absolutely stunning having everything setup in the sand with twinkly lights glimmering around them. All of their decor tied in nicely with the nautical theme as well. Their closest family and friends danced the night away and had the best time celebrating these two. Darren and I were so honored to have photographed this wedding! Congrats Mr. + Mrs. Stump!

Venue- Lover's Key State Park | Wedding Planner- A Bride's Mafia | Florals- Libby's Flower | Videographer- Imagery Wedding Films | Cake + Food- Artichoke Catering | Invitations- Rachel Green Designs | Hair / Makeup- LadyCakes | DJ- DJ Dayve