levi and amanda: a bohemian dayton, ohio wedding at canyon run ranch

levi and amanda: a bohemian dayton, ohio wedding at canyon run ranch

a bohemian wedding nestled in the countryside of ohio.

 

settle in, this is going to be a long one. i couldn't bear to leave any beautiful piece of levi and amanda's story unshared. everything about this emotional september day was utter perfection. stormy skies and golden sunlight, a mesmerizing hayley paige wedding gown, and the well-loved home of canyon run ranch served to highlight the beauty of the love that surrounded levi and amanda. don't believe me? click below to hear it in their own words.

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justin and brie: an intimate wedding at ash cave in hocking hills, ohio

justin and brie: an intimate wedding at ash cave in hocking hills, ohio

justin and brie chose to have a beautifully simple and intimate wedding ceremony at ash cave in the heart of ohio's best scenery: hocking hills state park. brie's mother married them in a happy tear-filled ceremony with their closest friends and family, and of course, their two corgis, murdock and harper.

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mike and jade: a passionately intimate in-home session in columbus, ohio

mike and jade: a passionately intimate in-home session in columbus, ohio

it's no secret that i love in-home sessions. they can be simple, passionate, gentle, or a combination of everything. they allow a pure and vulnerable side of love to be shown, one that doesn't get showcased in the same way on a mountain or in a forest. don't get me wrong, i absolutely love sessions out in the wild, beautiful nature...but there's something so grounding and intimate about being in your own space, in rooms that you spend hours a day in, making plans and dreams and love.

a passionately intimate in-home session with MIKE and JADE in COLUMBUS, OHIO

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caleb and emily: a dayton, ohio desert-inspired engagement session

caleb and emily: a dayton, ohio desert-inspired engagement session

we got up early one crisp november morning, making our way to one of my favorite lesser-known locations: a desert-like abandoned quarry in the heart of midwest OHIO. these photos show their closeness, their dedication, their playfulness, and their admiration for one another.

love alone is worth the fight.

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jake and krysti: an engagement session with friends in hocking hills, ohio

jake and krysti: an engagement session with friends in hocking hills, ohio

JAKE and KRYSTI emailed me, asking if they could do a little HOCKING HILLS weekend retreat with their bridal party instead of a typical engagement session. um, yes please.

i spent the afternoon with jake, krysti, and their closest friends eating a brunch in the hocking hills cabin they'd rented, telling stories around the campfire, and hiking through the most beautiful scenery OHIO has to offer. 

don't be afraid to do you.

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luke and kendra: a simple bohemian ft. lauderdale, florida wedding on the beach

luke and kendra: a simple bohemian ft. lauderdale, florida wedding on the beach

LUKE and KENDRA'S wedding was filled to the brim and overflowing with everything that a wedding is in its essence.  love, joy, happy tears, smiles, laughter, heartfelt words and kisses, hugs, imperfect details, good music, fellowship with the people nearest to your heart, and promises that last a lifetime. 

photographed on DANIA BEACH in FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

it was the perfect day.

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