Tate & Sam

Tate and Sam at the secluded rural waterfall where they got engaged.

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Britney & Carey

Britney and Carey in the middle of the Mohican National Forest.

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Whitney & Cody

Whitney and Cody’s sweet wedding at the historic Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, Ohio.

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Heather & Kyle

The sunshine after the storm on Heather and Kyle’s wedding day.

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Liz & Patrick

A perfect couple at a historic family estate in rural Ohio.

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Tina & Andy

Tina and Andy’s gorgeous (and uber DIY) wedding at a family property in Northern Kentucky.

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Rebekah & WD

A few portraits from Rebekah and WD’s backyard Bexley wedding.

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Twenty Thirteen

There were thunderstorms, sweltering heat waves, perfect summer mountain breezes, and blizzards.  I photographed lovely people in snowy mountain towns, Caribbean beaches, Kentucky horse farms, rutted dirt roads in the African countryside, Rustbelt cities, National forests, great historic mansions, the shores of the Great Lakes, art galleries and art museums, the Big Apple, the plains of the great Masai Mara, cowboy towns and Midwestern dairy farms.

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Caitlin & George

Caitlin got ready at her childhood home on the bank of Lake Erie with her family.  It rained then, and it rained all the rest of the day, but it didn’t put a dent in the day.

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Erin & David

Erin as radiant and as classically beautiful as old Hollywood glamour, a grand old mansion that did nothing to ruin the illusion of a bygone era, and a love story that’s as real as it gets — all that, and the first snow of the season.

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Suzanne & Dan

S+D flew back to Ohio from New York for a photo shoot in their hometown, the place where they met.

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Ashley & Aaron

Ashley and Aaron had the most divine rainy wedding day.  The skies were miserable and gray, except for every defining moment of the day, when perfect light parted the clouds.  It happened during the first look, the portraits, during the post-ceremony rose petal toss — Ohio weather at it’s finest.

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Dawn & Jason

I knew from the first time I talked to Dawn that she and Jason were wonderful.  We talked before they had a date or a venue or anything else, but they were sincere and open and just completely delightful.

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Jill & Aaron

The atmosphere of this wedding was incredible : fresh picked organic produce and flowers from the farm itself, billowing smoke from hot coals, a perfect Colorado June sky, and the most gorgeous dress.

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Mahsa & Kris // Colorado Engagement

Portraits of the lovely Mahsa and Kris in Denver and the mountains outside of Pine, Colorado.

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Lauren & Dave // Colorado Wedding

Lauren and Dave’s incredibly beautiful wedding high up in the Colorado mountains.

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Jasmine & Ryan // Colorado Wedding

Jasmine and Ryan had a beautifully simple wedding on a late June day.

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Val & Bill // Kentucky Wedding

Val and Bill’s wedding may have been small in size but it was large in legend.

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Colleen & Zack // Portraits

Instead of an engagement session, we did portraits in one of my favorite Southwestern towns almost exactly one year after Colleen and Zack were married.

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Sierra // Portraits

One of the greatest gifts about what I do is photographing the faces I love the most.

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Cara & Ian // Ohio Wedding

I’m putting together this post in the airport, finishing one wedding as I head to another.

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Nadia & Josh // Rocky Mountain Engagement

I’ve known Nadia for a longtime (because Ridgebacks!), so shooting her and Josh’s engagement and 2014 wedding is a huge treat.

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Jill & Aaron // Portraits

It’s like there’s a cardinal rule that if the first session gets rained out, the rain check will be twice as beautiful as you could have hoped for in the first place.

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Heather & Willy // Ohio Wedding

A perfect May day, a kick-ass get-away car, and a surprise marching band : all around a win.

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Mindy & Cameron // Portraits

Mindy and Cameron are crazy talented photographers themselves, and I’m guessing that had something to do with the fact that they were able to appreciate the magical secret garden quality of the abandoned greenhouse enough to brave the ticks and the broken glass and the poison ivy.

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Brooke & Ben // Colorado Wedding

There’s some secret meteorological law that says whenever I see Brooke and Ben there’s a snowstorm.

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Emily & Abe // Colorado Wedding

Emily and Abe are simply marvelous; they are the creme de la creme, the cat’s meow, the bee’s knees.

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Lacey & Jon // Ohio Wedding

A few snowy portraits from Lacey and Jon’s intimate wedding in the hills of Southeastern Ohio.

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Laura & Ryan // Wedding

Laura and Ryan said ‘I do’ on a frigid February evening in Colorado.  The snow on the ground and the chill in the air only made it that much more memorable.

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Leigh & Greg // Mexico Wedding

This one is near and dear to me.  Leigh is my cousin and most of these wedding guests are related to me by blood, which means there’s no denying the post-wedding dance moves.  So much gangnam style.

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Brandy & Micah // Engaged

I’ve been talking with Brandy and Micah since before they were officially engaged, and getting to spend time with them over the last several months has been such a cool part of the process.  I love these portraits of them, images distilled down to the very essence of what draws them together in the first place.

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Brooke & Ben // Engaged

Months before we did these photos, when this session was just a date on the calendar, Brooke and Ben said the thing they really wanted was snow.  We thought we would have to drive up into the high elevations to find snow on command like that, but instead, on the day we had written in our calendars there was a blizzard.  It snowed and snowed and snowed, and it transformed Wash Park into a winter wonderland.

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Stephanie & Tyler : Denver Wedding

Here’s to the first wedding of the new year: Stephanie and Tyler’s urban nuptials in the first days of 2013.

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