I have heard sooo much about this venue…how amazing and beautiful it is and finally I got to see it for myself! So gorgeous! Sitting among rolling Ohio hills with tall grass and wildflowers, The Barn on Enchanted Acres truly lives up to its name. I especially love the outdoor ceremony site which is nestled among tall grass and lush greenery. The flowers were also done by the owner of the venue! Bruce was the most sweet and emotional groom, from the First Look and throughout the entire day. He couldn’t take his eyes off of Ashley and teared up several times! Here are just a few of my favorites!
He proposed to her with a dozen of her favorite yellow roses and that bright sunny color was seen in many details of their wedding. Anyone who spends time with Kris and Beth can see their love for each other. It's adorable the way her face lights up when she sees him and the way he thoughtfully cares for her. Their wedding ceremony took place at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio and we followed the ceremony with photos at Monument Park and the Art District in downtown Canton. Rain stayed away (barely) and we had a perfect evening followed by the reception at La Pizzaria in Canton. Here are a few of my favorite moments!
Ceremony: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church | Reception: La Pizzaria | Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom (Show me your MuMu) Bride's Gown: BHLDN (Jenny Yoo) | Bride's Shoes: Badley Mischka | Men's Attire: Ralph Lauren and Perry Ellis | Florals: Nikki's Perfect Petal Design
I absolutely LOVED this Engagement Session with Candice and Jason last week. Meeting right at the beginning of "Golden Hour" is always my goal and this one was so beautiful! I'm so glad they decided to bring their Bernedoodle, "Phoenix" who was super photogenic! We had so much fun getting these shots and he cooperated perfectly! We followed this with some dreamy soft sunset photos and dancing in the fields. Yay! They will be getting married next May at the Glenmoore Country Club in Canton, Ohio.
Sarah and Jesse came from worlds apart. Sarah was in a military family and didn't stay in one place too long. Jesse grew up in a small town with generations of his family close by. Spend a few minutes with them, however, and you know they are a match made in Heaven. They envisioned a beautiful boho-inspired wedding at the rustic Barn and Gazebo in Salem, Ohio. Everything came together beautifully! Check out some of my favorite images from their gorgeous day!
Vendors Who Made This Day Amazing:
Venue: The Barn and Gazebo | Florist: Nikki's Perfect Petal Designs | Cake: Gearhart Custom Cakes | DJ: Brooks Music | Video: Swept Away Video | Bridesmaids Dresses: Revelry | Bride's Gown: Radiant Bride | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: American Commodore Tuxedo
It was one of the hottest days so far this summer when we did Erica and Dave's engagement session! Leo (their Labrodoodle) made an appearance too! Even though it was hot we had a beautiful golden hour right before sunset at Southgate Park in Green, Ohio and Erica and Dave did great! I am thrilled to be shooting their wedding next August at the Barn on Enchanted Acres. The details they are planning already sound gorgeous!!
This was one HOT day but a gorgeous nonetheless. I knew Travis and Britt would be a blast from getting to know them at their engagement session last fall. They had a Navy and Blush color scheme and the touch of rustic style that pulled together beautifully at Occasions Party Centre in New Franklin. I also love the way they made their children a special part of the ceremony. There was so much laughter and smiling through the whole day and it's obvious to see that they will have a fun marriage that will surely last the test of time!
When I sat down with Kate and Ryan for coffee last March, it was hard to imagine the beautiful spring day they would have for their wedding. More than anything, Kate wanted a timeless, classic wedding and The Welshfield Inn provided the perfect backdrop! It was so quaint and so classic! Kate and Ryan decided to do a First Look and for this couple, it was perfect. As we stood back and captured this moment for them from afar, it was hard not to get choked up! Their love for each other is so apparent. Smiles all day and beautiful moments, it was a pleasure to start out my 2018 Wedding Season this way!
A February wedding on a farm in Northeast Ohio can be risky, but Jessica and James had something different in mind. A Sunday morning service with a brunch afterwards. The weather was a little chilly but the light and scenery at Brookside Farm was absolutely lovely, as always. Other awesome vendors who helped make this day Amazing:
One hundred percent rain. That was forecast for Debbie and Brett's July 22 wedding. Rain happens in Ohio. As wedding photographers we anticipate and plan for it but Debbie and Brett had their heart set on saying their vows on the beach in front of their family and friends, and a torrential downpour during the ceremony would have really thrown a wrench in things. Thankfully, faulty forecasts also happen in Ohio (frequently) and it ended up being the absolutely perfect day for a Beachside Wedding. Light clouds throughout the day and then sun emerging in the early evening, giving way to a beautiful sunset. The reception was beautiful was many personal touches to show their loved ones their love and appreciation. Scott Foster with His N' Hers Wedding and Party Service lead everyone in the Thriller Dance which was so fun! Thank you Brett and Debbie for allowing us to be a part of your day. Everything was perfect!
Beautiful day for a spring wedding! What I loved the most about this wedding was the vintage touches like Tara's grandparent's cake topper and a great grandmother's garter and wedding day handkerchief to start! There were ten bridesmaids and ten groomsmen which is a very large group but they were awesome! They had such a great bond and emotions flowed freely throughout the day. Beach Boyz Entertainment kept everyone dancing that night at Occasions Party Center was the perfect ending to a lovely day! Gorgeous florals by The Bouquet Shop
This wedding should show all worried couples that rain doesn't have to put a damper on a beautiful wedding with beautiful pictures! We had non-stop rain during the Bride and Groom and Bridal party pictures but with a little creativity (and pretty umbrellas), the photographs were a success. Brookside Farms is always a stunning backdrop and Nikki's Perfect Petal Designs created the gorgeous florals and plants throughout the entire event. Wonderful wedding to start my 2017 season!
When a couple wants to dress up in vintage clothing with hair, makeup and even an authentic classic car, I know we are going to have fun! Backlit country roads were the backdrop for this dreamy engagement session and we had the most beautiful light we could ask for. I am so happy to be working with Lindsay and John and cannot wait to see what they plan for their wedding next October!
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~Anne of Green Gables
October in Ohio (especially the first half), is the most beautiful time of year in my opinion. It's true, the sun starts to set a bit earlier and there is a chill in the air, but the light and vivid colors are truly magical. Dia and John's wedding was a dream to photograph and be a part of. Not only are they an absolutely gorgeous couple, they are down to earth and kind people. They were also up for anything and had no problem going to more than one location for photos! This was my first time at Stambaugh Auditorium which was such a cool venue! I have to say, I really loved Youngstown! There were SO many beautiful places to take pictures. We started at the Rose Garden (with that overlook gah!) and then headed to Mill Creek Park, finally finishing with a few last minute photos at their reception venue, The Avalon, before the sun set. Every detail and every moment was truly gorgeous!
Ohhhhh this wedding! One word comes to mind...STUNNING. Abby and Craig wanted a barn wedding that had touches of formality and glamour and just a touch of rustic. They were totally able to achieve their dream at Peacock Ridge and with the help of Pink Petal Florist. What I love about this venue is that although it is a barn, it has an elegance and serenity that is unusual at most most other barn venues. Sunsets at Peacock Ridge are second to none, and it was a necessity to take advantage of Golden Hour to get the bulk of our formal shots.
Lauren and Dan are not only a strikingly beautiful couple, but they have such a true and sincere love for each other that it shows when you are around them. This wedding was filled with gorgeous colors and style with so many sentimental details that made their day their own! Check out the Canoli Cake!! Here are some of my favorite images!
Wedding Venue: St. Joseph Catholic Church | Reception Venue: St. Nicholas Banquet Center | Florals: Roses for Weddings | Rito's Bakery | Bridesmaids: Abbots Bridal | Bride's Dress: Bridals by Lori | Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse | Invitations: Impressive Events Branding