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

intimate wedding.

it's a phrase you'll hear more and more as couples steer themselves away from excess and towards the simple. it's an idea that embraces the most meaningful parts and pieces and people, and bids adieu to the passing-by. it is grounding in every way.

and i encourage it with my whole heart.

i love the richness within intimate weddings, the interactions, the emotions, and the peace. i love the unique way these weddings weave themselves into the fabric of the love stories they belong to. 

justin and brie chose to have a beautifully simple and intimate 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. most wedding day schedules don't allow much time for portraits, but justin + brie wanted to make sure that we had all the time we needed. and so, after getting ready at the family cabin, we spent the entire afternoon hiking around rock house and cedar falls, places that brie grew up exploring during her childhood. 

it was grounding in every way.

 
 

i've been shooting some film lately, so here's a few from their day that i loved.

 
 

sarah rose is an intimate wedding, portrait, and editorial photographer based in ohio. she is available worldwide. check out more of her wedding work HERE and more of her portrait + editorial work HERE.