Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Deeann & Loyd - Wedding Day! Franklin, TN

Deeann & Loyd were the winners of my wedding giveaway this year, and I am SO happy that I chose them. I went to the Nashville area this last weekend for their wedding & was wowed by the beautiful details that Deeann spent so much time on to make this wedding exactly what she wanted. She is an artist, so I knew it would be amazing, but WOW.... it was totally my style and just gorgeous.

The ceremony & reception were held at their church, Journey, which is in The Factory at Franklin (which is amazing). As I mentioned, Deeann is an artist & created this awesome old door/window combo which hangs along the back of the church (you'll see it lots further down)... Anyways, I took the liberty to writing their initials in the dirt :)

She & her bridesmaids carried lanterns instead of flowers... Everything had a unique touch. This necklace was made by her maid of honor, Tally, and features a flower piece from Deeann's grandmother.I love the "first look" with the bride's mom when she first sees her daughter as a bride....
One of the flowergirls was coloring this picture of a princess, which I found all to appropriate for this wedding day.Speaking of flower girls, I found another one later on like this.... (Sidenote: She found this & started playing all on her own... She's 2, adorable, and has amazing musicians for parents, so no doubt this picture is just speaking to her future :)
Deeann, you were a breathtaking bride. The epitome of natural beauty.
Loyd & his groomsmen were such a blast... This photo was (almost) completely unprompted. They're hilarious.
Vintage. Handmade. Unique. That was the theme surrounding this wedding.... and the details were perfect.
Guests could "sign/type in" at the typewriter above, and then leave notes to the couple below:
All of the old doors, windows, lanterns, tree branches, and candles gave such a romantic feel.
I followed them as they walked out of the sanctuary to catch this next shot (when "no one" was looking :)
These next two are some of my all-time favorites... Deeann & Loyd.... I am SO glad you applied for the wedding photography giveaway and know I made the right decision in choosing you. I wish you both all of the best as you move on to exciting changes in the "dirty south" :) Keep in touch! - If you're ever on tour in Cincinnati, holla!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mary & AJ - Kiddos - Cincinnati Photography

This time of year, I end up doing much more family shoots than normal with folks gearing up for Christmas. It's always a guessing game when you walk into a kid photo shoot, as each child is SOOO different. Mary & AJ were just adorable. They have the most stunning big beautiful eyes & look like little porcelain dolls. They're also VERY fast. And they like to run in opposite directions. :) Good thing their mom didn't mind me doing a little bribery... I hope they didn't eat ALL the chocolate when they got home, Yvonne! :) Sorry! :)

Anyways, they're just adorable. See for yourself.Big sister sitting pretty.......and little brother playing in the dirt :)This last one doesn't go with our "natural" feeling theme here at all, but it's so stinking cute I had to share anyways....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Let's talk albums! I get lots of questions about albums and various options, so I thought now is a good time to dedicate a blog post to showcasing these beautiful albums! (Shout out to my awesome album vendor, Kiss! You guys are awesome!)

These sleek leather albums come delivered to you in a beautiful canvas bags, like the one shown here:

Below is the 10x10 album in White with the 4x4 mini-album in Black.

The mini-albums are exact replicas of your main album, and are perfect to toss in your purse & show off to your friends!

These albums have super soft, plush leather. By far the best quality leather I have seen in a wedding album. The pages are thick and lay flat.The 4x4 albums are NEW and adorable!
Leather color options!
Next up, album design.

My favorite thing about these albums is the ability to design them in "spreads" verses "pages". Basically, you'll open your 10x10 album to see a large 10x20 panoramic spread. The fold where the pages are bound is so well done that it's hardly noticeable, which allows nice BIG images! I am ALL for clean, simple albums that showcase your wedding photos and don't get too busy with extra "stuff". That's also why I like the simple design of these albums. You do NOT want your album to be "out of style" 10 or 20 years from now. These clean, modern, and TIMELESS albums won't be caught on a What Not to Wear episode.

Here are a few spreads from a recent album design:

(You'll notice some spreads have a few images, some several images, and some just one big image!)

I offer albums in a variety of sizes including:
8x8 (the perfect size for parent albums!!)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Jessica & Eric - Engagement - Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

2 posts in one day... again! Yes!

Jessica & Eric are adorable. Even during this cold early morning 8am session, they were having a great time together. And I loved Jessica's orange coat. That's always important. :)

Jessica has THE most beautiful brown eyes ever. The color is just GORGEOUS!

Ariana - Senior Shoot - Cincinnati Senior Photography

I mentioned in my last post that I had a weekend full of great laughter... Continuing on with that is the beautiful Ariana.

I had SUCH a great time cruising around with Ariana during this session and getting to know about her. She is the kind of girl that I know I would have hung out with in high school. She spends a large amount of her time volunteering and giving back to her community and is wise beyond her years.

On to the sneak peek!
We also did a few shots in Borders.... Ariana has a love for music & reading, so it was the perfect spot to capture a few more shots!Congrats, Ariana! I know you have a great future ahead of you!