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




Best of 2013 // Engagements

2013 was a huge year for us. It may sound cliché, but you could probably define our year with one word: Travel. Geographically it was our biggest year yet. We had trips to Colorado to see our friends and do some snowboarding, a trip to Las Vegas for our annual photographer convention, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Hawaii and Mexico to shoot some gorgeous weddings, and an epic trip to Alaska for an engagement session. This job has literally taken us all over North America, and we've seen places that we never imagined we'd see. We're so thankful, and humbled that people would choose to send us to such beautiful places to take photos. With a new year upon us, it's always fun to look back at some of our favorite photos from the previous year. We've spent a few days going back through all of our work, hunting out our favorite images, but also remembering the love and celebration that we've witnessed, and seeing another year of incredible growth as artists. We had such a hard time narrowing down our favorites, so we've decided to do three posts to recap the year.

This is post one of three, our favorite images from engagement sessions last year. Stay tuned over the next few days for more to come.

Anchorage Alaska Engagement Session Mount Adams Cincinnati Engagement Session Coffee Shop Engagement Session Akron Canton Ohio Romantic Engagement Alaska Adventure Engagement Session Akron Canton Engagement Alaska Wilderness Mountain Engagement Columbus Ohio Lakeside Engagement American European Engagement Session Mount Adams Cincinnati Engagement Session Alaskan Adventure Engagement Session

Jaime + Ryan // Peach Picking Engagement Session // St. Louis, Missouri

I've known Jaime for a very long time, and I've never seen her smile quite they way she does around Ryan. Their wedding is going to be amazing, and we can't wait.

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Peach picking at Eckert's Orchard in St. Louis, Missouri.