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Best of 2013 // Wedding Portraits

In our last post, we wrote a little bit about how we approach a wedding as photojournalists. We love capturing the wedding day as it unfolds in front of us, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't love the small part of the day when we get to steal the bride and groom for portraits. Each of our couples is very dear to us, and we cherish the time that we get to spend with them, away from the madness of all the checklists, alone for a few minutes, ignoring the responsibilities and just enjoying each other. It's pretty incredible to not only witness two people in love, but to have the honor of translating their love into a photograph, tailoring our style to their unique relationship. Not to mention, there's no better time to really push ourselves creatively. We hope you guys enjoy some of our favorite portraits of 2013.

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.

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Tiffanee + JT // Heritage Center Wedding // Cincinnati, Ohio

What can I say about these two? JT is that guy you want your daughter to marry. A man of faith, a military serviceman, humble yet confident, and he treats Tiffanee like a man should treat a woman. You can tell he knows how lucky he is when he's around her. Tiffanee is sweet, kind, and obviously very beautiful. She loves JT and knows how lucky she is to have a guy like him. They had the very first wedding at the Heritage Center just outside of Cincinnati, and everything was perfect. Even the bourbon bottles full of drinking water at each table and the fried chicken and waffles for dinner (which I ate too quickly to get a photo of). These two are what it's all about.

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Groomsmen at the Firehouse with a Fire Truck
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Bride and Groom Praying Before Ceremony
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Gorgeous Cincinnati Ohio Wedding Bridal Portrait
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Free Lens Tilt Shift Wedding Photography
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Mason Jars, Burlap, and Bourbon Bottle Center Pieces
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Mason Jars, Burlap, and Bourbon Bottle Center Piece Wedding Reception at the Heritage Center
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Rice Krispy Treat Wedding Favors
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Fried Chicken and Waffles Wedding Reception
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Thrift Shop Wedding Reception Entrance
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Macklemore Wedding Reception Entrance
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Bonfire Outdoor Wedding Reception Cincinnati
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Japanese Lantern Bride and Groom Silhouette
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Cincinnati Ohio Wedding Photographers
Cincinnati Ohio Wedding Photographers