Kristy + Seth - Italy - Destination Elopement

Honestly, it's hard to even know where to begin. We have been patiently waiting to photograph our first elopement for a while now, but there's no way we could've expected it to be quite like this. Just five of us (Seth's best friend Nathan was our officiant/translator/captain/tour guide), traveling across the world to see and experience a country so rich with history and lined with a coast seeming chiseled out of pure romance. Vicenza. Venice. Cinque Terre. Portovenere. Four destinations, each with it's own character and charm. A wedding ceremony on the tip of a peninsula, stretching into the Mediterranean Sea. To use the word epic would be an understatement. This is Kristy + Seth's story. 

(We're so excited to share our very first wedding film, so make sure you scroll all the way to the end and see this magic in moving photographs.)

Jen + Shawn - Boston Public Library Wedding Boston Massachusetts

Sharing this wedding is long over due. We originally met Jen + Shawn over a year before their wedding, at Lauren + Cesar's wedding in Mexico, where Jen was Lauren's Maid of Honor. We spent the day after that wedding hanging in the pool and sipping drinks with these guys, and we knew the friendships we formed on that trip would outlast the flight home. When Jen contacted us about heading to Boston, joining up with the the same crew, and photographing her wedding, we immediately said, "Are you kidding? We'll be there.".

We started our trip exploring the beautiful city of Boston, eating from food trucks  and experiencing Uber for the first time (at the time, Uber hadn't rolled out in Ohio). Thanks to Jen + Shawn's recommendation we ate at Row 34. The lobster roll and crab cake are to die for, we almost ordered seconds. Looking back, we probably should have. 

Before the rehearsal dinner, we met up with Jen + Shawn and did a short but sweet engagement session out on Pleasure Bay and Castle Island. Even when we travel for weddings we love to find a time to connect with the couple before the wedding. Even a quick session before the wedding can help take awkwardness out of the equation and allow us connect on a deeper level. There's no doubt this translates on the day of the wedding. 

We knew the wedding was going to be one of our favorites. The Boston Public Library was such an amazing venue. Full of stunning light, beautiful architecture, and like the rest of Boston, American history. We headed out to the iconic Acorn Street in Beacon Hill for portraits and then found some amazing light around the library. The courtyard was the perfect setting for the ceremony. As large as the library was, the ceremony still felt small and intimate. Dinner was held inside, and the room was elegant and romantic. After dinner we moved to a different room for dancing, and it very quickly transformed into one the best dance parties we've been a part of. Most of the bridal party was with us in Mexico so we were well aware that they knew how to party, but they outdid themselves. 

Happy one year anniversary Jen + Shawn! Thank you again for inviting us to Boston and sharing your wedding day with us! 

Best of 2013 // Wedding Moments

Photojournalism. It's a word that gets thrown around so much these days, and many people have a hard time really explaining what it is, or even why they like it. Couples come in to our office all the time saying, "Oh, we love your work, it's just so…." and they can't figure out that next word. Sometimes it's "natural." Other times it's "real." Every now and then it's "good." But at the end of the day, it's our ability to tell a story as it happens that people are really drawn to. It's the moments, the little details, the interactions between family members, and the tear in a groom's eye as his bride walks down the aisle that really matter most. We absolutely LOVE our portrait time on a wedding day (which you'll see in part three of our Best of series), but the little moments are what really make each wedding unique, and what really make each memory special.

Enjoy some of our favorite moments from 2013.

Bride and Groom Share an Intimate Moment After the Ceremony Tilt-shift Birch House Wedding Hawaiian Beach Outdoor Wedding Photographer Faust Park Saint Louis Rustic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Cincinnati Bridal PortraitBirch House Rustic Wedding Dress Freelensing Hawaii Makeup Wedding Preparations Creative Wedding Photos St. Louis Colorful Dayton Wedding Bridal Party Pinecroft at Crosley Estate Cincinnati Wedding Ceremony Krippendorf Lodge Outdoor Ceremony Denison University Candid Photojournalism Bride Preparations Greek Wedding Krippendorf Lodge Wedding Dress Cincinnati Heritage Center Wedding Ceremony Hawaii Jimmy Choo Wedding Denison University Pink Vera Wang Wedding Dress Pinecroft Wedding Bride Mexico Destination Wedding Photographer Groom Crying Ceremony Cincinnati French House Wedding Faust Park Foot Washing Ceremony Donkey carrying cerveza Barn Wedding Reception Freaking gorgeous wedding flowers Naked Cake Barn Wedding Air Force Party Sleeves Wedding Reception Rustic Wedding Flowers Downtown Wedding Party Giant Numbers Dayton Art Institute Wedding Birch House Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Dayton Art Institute Creative Flower Wedding Hawaiian Outdoor Wedding Reception Dayton Art Institute Wedding Cincinnati Heritage Center Wedding Japanese Lantern