Detail Spotlight: Rings

"IT'S SO SHINY I'M GONNA DIE!!!!!!"

— Me, every time I see a new wedding ring.

Seriously. I love shooting rings. You know what I also love? When my couples have their rings together in one location when I get there so I can shoot them and check the ring shot off my list. HINT HINT. Take note, future brides ;)

From vintage stunners and colored stones to bling-y beauties and classic sets, here are some of my favorite ring shots!

 

From the Archives: Brandy and Justin | East Canton, Ohio Golf Club Wedding

One thing I love about being a photographer is getting to reconnect with childhood friends and being part of some of their most happy moments. Seeing people I've known since we were 6 having babies and getting married and rocking awesome careers is something I'll never get used to. I mean, we just graduated high school like what... 2, 3 years ago?!


Brandy and I went to elementary school together and grew up right down the road from each other. And a couple years ago she tied the knot with Justin in a supremely beautiful, love-filled day. There were happy tears, raucous laughter, two rockin' dresses and an incredible sunset to top it all off. I'm really excited to take a trip down memory lane and share some images from their wedding.

Brandy and Justin — doesn't it feel like this was just yesterday and a lifetime ago all at once?!

 

Ceremony: Indian Run Christian Church
Reception: The Quarry
Ceremony Music: Family
DJ: Pro Disc DJ Entertainment
Florist: Printz Florist
Cake: Cloud Nine Cupcakes
Catering: The Quarry
Makeup And Hair: Headliners, now Shine Salon & Spa
Bride's Dresses: Abbott's Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: TOMS
Bridesmaid Dresses: Abbott's Bridal
Tuxes: Tuxedo Junction

Lauren and Brian | Canton, Ohio Hoover Hall Wedding

Last week I shared photos from Lauren and Brian's Sippo Lake engagement session. Today I'm sharing a handful (ok, like 20 handfuls) of favorites from their wedding day. 

Proof that high school sweethearts will always be a thing, Lauren and Brian's big day was a long time in the making. It might have been the day that it was made official, but these two families have blended seamlessly together from the beginning. I'm honored to have been part of the story and I can't wait to see what life has in store for two of my very favorite people. And to photograph it, too!

Lauren and Brian, I hope you're ready for some one-year anniversary photos later this year — because we're totally making that happen. 

 

Ceremony: Peace Lutheran Church
Reception: Hoover Hall
Florist: Perfect Petals By Michelle
Videographer: Photography By Kelly Ross
Cake: Litty's Cakes and Cookies
DJ: Russell Sound Lab
Makeup Artist: Gracie Cox at Scott Talbot Salonspa
Hair Stylist: Anne Saleh at Scott Talbot Salonspa
Bride's Dress: Elizabeth Renea's
Bridesmaid Dresses: Linde's Bridal

From the Archives: Meghan and Adam | Columbus Cultural Arts Center Wedding

MY FIRST WEDDING BLOG.

You might have noticed I foreshadowed it on Instagram earlier this week if you're following me there. And you'll see from the beautiful embroidery featured below that it took place almost 3 years ago.

I've been shooting (6 years) longer than I've been blogging (4 days), so I've got a lot of things I want to share. Enter the From the Archives series. In addition to sharing current work, I'll sprinkle in some of my greatest hits from the past. This way, I get to reminisce on some of my favorite times, and you get a first-hand look into how my style has evolved over the years. Win-win.

Now, on to the good stuff.


I met Meghan at my first big girl job at an ad agency in Columbus. We bonded over our mutual love of photography and when she approached me about shooting her wedding, I was so excited!

When I learned of the unique venue and non-traditional reception, I was downright thrilled.

Meghan and Adam, both Columbus artists, got married on the patio of the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and moved inside to host their combination reception and art show. They reached out to the local art community and had artists submit works inspired by love, marriage and commitment. The result is easily one of the most incredible and memorable wedding receptions I've ever had the pleasure of shooting. Add to that getting to walk around Columbus on a beautiful day for portraits and I was one happy photographer. 

Where are they now? Meghan and Adam just opened up their new gallery and studio space, Blockfort. I told you guys they were cool!

Meghan and Adam, I hope you're well! I can't wait to check out Blockfort next time I'm in Columbus!

PS: One last cool thing about this wedding — it was featured in 614 Magazine!