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January 22, 2021

Styled Shoot

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A Cliffside Acres Editorial

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With the backdrop of the very beautiful Cliffside Acres venue, mixed with chic and modern aesthetic by Samantha Joy Events and Roots Floral Design, a gorgeous fall evening editorial was created.  Models Trey and Joey had such a natural connection. Joey in her Anne Barge gown looked radiant in the glow of the autumn sun. […]

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A Rustic Engagement Session in Mohican

A Romantic and Bubbly Engagement Session at Oak Openings Metropark

Kelli and Chad are a couple whose chemistry radiants off of each other. From their own words, “We’re a mixture of wild and crazy with some laid back vibes. We love exploring the world just as much as we love lounging on the couch – as long as we do it together!” This engagement session […]

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Bohemian Romance at Strongwater Events

This shoot at Strongwater Events in Columbus, OH features blush, peach + ivory contemporary florals by SunflowerKate Florals, balloon design art by BGE Balloons, and macrame by 9LivesDesigns – blending modern and bohemian vibes.  The bride’s sleek Watters gown from Luxe Redux Columbus stood out against the industrial backdrop. As they embraced, the groom’s emerald […]

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Lifestyle

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A Creek Adventure in Cleveland

January 13, 2021

Real Weddings

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An Elegant Rainy Day Wedding at Nazareth Hall

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Jen and Kent had originally had their wedding planned for May, but rescheduled to August and almost canceled again! We are so thankful they decided to go through with a small intimate wedding in August instead of rescheduling again because their wedding day was so magical and sweet. They wanted their wedding to match their […]

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A Dreamy and Romantic Engagement at Kingwood Center Gardens

Winter Wedding Wonder at the Inn at Honey Hill

This winter wonderland wedding took place at the beautiful Inn at Honey Run located in the heart of Amish Country, Millersburg OH. The bride and groom planned an intimate “getaway” wedding for close family and friends. The bride chose evergreens with natural elements to complement the woodland feel of the Inn. The reception table was […]

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A Romantic Urban Oasis

In one of the oldest districts of Cincinnati, Ohio, resides the luxurious, Lytle Park Hotel. Enriched by its gorgeous architecture, the hotel attracts many with its luxurious accommodations and elegant style. This ethereal styled shoot, curated by the talented Ashlee Wooten of Eva and Co. Events and Emily Rose of Emily Rose Florists was breathtaking […]

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Sentimental and Heartfelt Dusty Blue and Pink Airbnb Wedding

November 19, 2020

Lifestyle

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Type 9 Enneagram Wedding Style: Comfortable Simplicity

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Your wedding style is Type 9, The Peacemaker, comfortable simplicity. Your typical night is a quiet one at home and you want your wedding day to have some of those same feelings. You will be an easy-going, relaxed bride. Your day will be simple and beautiful. A neutral and light color palette will be mixed […]

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Lifestyle

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Type 8 Enneagram Wedding Style: The Challenger

Type 7 Enneagram Wedding Style: Charismatic + Spontaneous

Your Enneagram wedding style is Type 7, The Enthusiast and you bring the party wherever you go! Friends describe you as charismatic, charming, and entertaining. You’ll make sure your wedding day is filled with spontaneous elements, lots of opportunities for laughs, and great memories. Can you say FOMO? We know you don’t want to miss out […]

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Type 6 Enneagram Wedding Style: Detailed & Elegant

Your enneagram wedding style is Type 6, The Loyalist. As a type 6, your approach is both detailed and elegant. We’ll find you digging into the details and troubleshooting to ensure things go off without a hitch. You approach wedding planning like you approach everything, with a list and a vision of making the day seamless […]

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Type 5 Enneagram Wedding Style: Practical + Unique

November 19, 2020

Lifestyle

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Type 4 Enneagram Wedding Style: Boho + Organic

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Your wedding style is Type 4, The Individualist, Boho and Organic. Chances are you’re a trend-forward individual that enjoys seeking out what is new and interesting. Your celebration is about embracing a natural color palette with loose florals and candles galore. You draw inspiration from the natural world, loose, textured fabrics, brilliant gemstones, and unusual botanicals. […]

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Lifestyle

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Type 3 Enneagram Wedding Style: Extravagant + Elegant

Type 2 Enneagram Wedding Style: Romantic + Minimalistic

The Giver, a romantic at heart but with minimalist sensibilities. You’re sure to embrace your unforgettable day and give your friends and family a celebration where they feel like the guests of honor! Your romantic, minimalist wedding will be full of thoughtful, humble, and loving details that embrace and share your love story. Your decor will include sweet, […]

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Type 1 Enneagram Wedding Style: Classic + Timeless

As a Type 1, your Enneagram wedding style means you embrace the classic and timeless in your own unique way. Your wedding celebration will be stylish, dressed up, while maintaining formality. The fun part is figuring out which classic elements speak to you, and there is a long history of timelessness to hand-pick from. Consider […]

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Elegant Halloween Styled Shoot near Columbus

October 14, 2020

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Boho Wonderland

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A fantastic team of northeast Ohio vendors converged on private property to create this gorgeous boho styled shoot. @drzazgaphoto @breweltyphotography @thomkphoto @ashleyescola.photo @rusticlightphotography the Vendor Collective PLANNING/PRIVATE LOCATION: 💍 @pinktomatocreative @lavenderandlacerentalsCAKES: @thefaithfullittlecupcakeCOOKIE PIE CHIPS: @acupcakeadayFLORA: @leaf_homeandbloomsTEAM HAIR: @locks.by.libbybrenner @rachelmassary @btmuaTEAM MAKEUP: @rachelgabrielleandco @rachelgabrielleandco_melissa @btmua @the_emma_katBRIDAL GOWNS: 💍 @ivoryandashbridalMAIDS GOWNS: @thedressmaidsBLACK BRIDAL GOWN: @thedressMedinaMENSWEAR: @libertyStudiosWooMODELS: @missiebratcher […]

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Bridal

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A Complete Bridal Shopping Experience

Rainy In Love at Walnut Drive

It may have been the rainiest day of the entire summer, but that did not stop this team from pulling off a beautifully elegant yet rustic styled shoot at the brand new Barn on Walnut Drive, located in Mogadore, Ohio. Though several vendors were experiencing home flooding, flooded roads, and more, their dedication to their […]

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Stylish Private Estate Wedding in Cincinnati

Brynn & Terry were planning on having a classic wedding at the Cincinnati Art Museum for over a year. They wanted to keep things elegant and clean with black and white as their main palette with touches of gold. Brynn has incredible taste and a great eye for detail and knew she wanted to incorporate […]

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Urban greenery at Derby Lane Estate

July 14, 2020

Engagement

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A Surprise Picnic Proposal

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“Austin called me a few weeks ago while on a weekend trip with his girlfriend Emily and his family. He snuck off without her knowing to chat with me about his plans to propose to her. He said she always wanted to have a cute picnic together and he had never been to Ault Park […]

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Real Weddings

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[VIDEO] Married at the Columbia Ballroom

Romantic, Edgy, Eclectic at the CoLab

The Dress: Ethereal by Lea Ann Belter for the Astrid & Mercedes Collection. We tucked the top in and made it a skirt and styled to top with the Katouchka Bolero by Rembo Styling. The dress can be custom designed as a skirt and paired with any separate top, which is why we LOVE the […]

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Red Twig Peony Farm Editorial in Johnstown

This shoot was inspired by springtime in Paris and led by the direction of Chelsey Barhorst of Chelsey and Jordan Photography and Rooted Together Events. The invitation designs by the Paper Betty are showstoppers. Red Twig Peony farm provided the perfect spring backdrop with fields of peonies just blooming. Soft seating is also busting with […]

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Lifestyle

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In-Home Cake Tasting

June 16, 2020

Real Weddings

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Sparkling, Summer Wedding at La Navona

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Rachel & Jake planned their wedding on a tight timeline due to a change in their family circumstances, but they pulled it off. This loving couple had a first look and still had a tearful groom as she walked down the aisle with her dad. They celebrated big with family and friends and ended the […]

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Happy 614 Day!

Featured, Spring 2020: Mackenzie + Justin

GLENMOOR COUNTRY CLUB CANTON, OHIO Mackenzie and Justin wanted a beautiful wedding, surrounded by their cherished family and friends with sentimental details and moments that they would never forget.  When it came to planning, Mackenzie  knew more than anything was that she wanted something very elegant and timeless. She envisioned gold and rose gold/blush colors […]

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NY Love Celebrated under an Ohio Sky

Jo & Sarah met and fell in love in Brooklyn. Their September 1, 2019 wedding in the rolling countryside of Champaign County Ohio was a love filled celebration that brought together friends and family from all over the country. They exchanged vows and promises under the Chuppah made especially for the occasion. Instead of a […]

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Cover Story, Spring 2020: Kayley and AJ

June 8, 2020

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A Spring Dream at Rhinegeist Brewery

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Kate and Sarah had a wedding day full of so much love. They met years prior and became best friends, which slowly turned into an epic love. Their day was full of their local favorites, like Skyline Chili and Mickey’s Cheesicles! Oh and of course their favorite beer from the incredible venue, Rhinegeist. We had […]

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Leap Year, Winter Wedding at the Vue Columbus

Modern, Rustic At A Historic Barn in Dublin, Ohio

Season: Fall It was a day that would make all of your fall wedding dreams come true! Starting with the couple, to the perfect weather, to the gorgeous sunset, and drumroll please…PUPPIES. Yes, the night ended with donuts and puppies. The day started at the stunning new AC Marriott Hotel at Bridge Park in Dublin, […]

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Gold Wedding Goals

Dreaming of a gold wedding day? Whether you want your wedding to look like it’s been hand-dipped in gold, would prefer just a strand of sparkle, or fall somewhere in-between, gold is your go-to, goes-with-anything color palette addition that will add a layer of panache and light up your celebration! A black bas relief wedding […]

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THE BEST Groom Reactions to Their Brides | First Look Compilation

May 20, 2020

Styled Shoot

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Modern Chic Wedding Inspiration At Crimson Lane

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Season: Spring Crimson Lane is the most GORGEOUS brand new venue in central Ohio, located north of Dayton in Ada, Ohio. I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph this modern chic styled shoot they had planned, and I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY with everything the team created. It just gets more and more […]

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Old Hollywood Glamour at Greenacres Art Center

Summer Garden Wedding at Cleveland Botanical Gardens & The Ballroom Park Lane

Season: Summer Favorite Story from the Day We had extra time in between the ceremony and reception so we stopped at Barrio for a quick snack! the Vendor Collective Photography: Kristin Leanne Photography Venue: Cleveland Botanical Gardens + The Ballroom Park Lane Cakes + Desserts: Crave Custom Cakes Invitations + Paper Goods: Minted for invite, […]

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Classic, Clean, Elegance at Possom Hollow

Inspiration + Experience Season: Fall From the bride: My husband and I luckily have a very similar style so our details felt very genuine to both of us. And when trying to make that feel natural in the setting we chose to be married in which very much contrasted with our style (in a wedding […]

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Elegant, classic, timeless at Pinecroft Mansion

March 21, 2020

Styled Shoot

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Blush, Boho, Floral Pop-Up Styled Shoot

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Inspiration + Experience Season: Spring This styled shoot has such a unique story. It was never going to be a styled shoot, rather a bridal show from the creative and amazing Nicole Sirpilla, Sirpilla Soirees. Then life happened, or COVID-19, and this wonderful group of creatives came together to make the most of all of […]

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Boho, clean, white, rustic at Lake Arts Studio

Relaxed, Rustic, Elegance at Wren Farm

Inspiration + Experience Season: Fall Kari was an absolute dream bride. Her laid back, go with the flow, welcoming attitude was such a joy. The morning was relaxed and fun as I styled Kari and her sister Lisa. Her daughter McKinley was there too and it was so sweet to see the tender connection between […]

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