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Here in the Cincinnati area we are blessed with so many beautiful churches. Go just about anywhere around town and you will find churches with great architecture and history. Back in the day, when I was planning my wedding, I had to look for a church. My home church was not big enough for my guest list so I had to start a search. When looking for your church there are a few things to consider. Some of the answers to these questions may impact the photos that we are allowed to capture of you on that day. (For instance, if we are only allowed in the back it is a lot harder to capture those super tight close up photos of the exchange of rings.) It also helps for planning your timeline for the day.

Is there a place that we can get dressed – a parlor or library somewhere that would be a good background for photos is ideal. Available light from a window is best for more natural light photos.

How early may we be in the church (will there be another wedding that day or a church service before our ceremony)? If it rains can we arrive early?

When will my rehearsal be scheduled for, what days and times do you have other weddings and rehearsals?

How long after the service will we have for formal portraits?

Do you allow a receiving line? (Some churches surprisingly do not allow these as they have multiple weddings on a Saturday.)

What are your rules for photographers and videographers? Where are they allowed to be during the service?

About how long will my ceremony be?

What are rules about decorating the church?

Many churches are very relaxed and have only a few simple rules. Other churches have time lines that need to be kept so as not to interfere with the other weddings going on that day.

If you have any questions about churches that we have photographed in, please do not hesitate to contact us! Happy church venue scouting!

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With light that streams in through St. Teresa of Avila’s windows this church is perfect for a wedding!


Save the Date, Cincinnati Bridal Shows

Category: Favorites | November 29th, 2016

Did someone you know receive some extra bling recently? Tis’ the season to get engaged! Be sure to have them mark their calendar for the upcoming start of the year with bridal shows. We will have a booth at both the Cincinnati Wedding Showcase January 7 and 8 and the Wendy’s Bridal Show on January 14 and 15.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Category: Favorites | November 24th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We wish you all the very best this holiday. We hope you are having a great time with your family and friends. Give them big hugs and cherish these moments. We are so thankful for wonderful people to work with and for a great business! We love capturing the moments of your story. Thank you all!

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Rachel’s Senior Session

Category: Portraits | November 23rd, 2016

dsc_4516It was so great to photograph Rachel for her senior photo session. She loves to read and is very artistic. We had fun exploring her backyard and high school campus. And I am excited that she got accepted to her top college choice! Congrats Rachel and I know you will be successful  in everything that you do!

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We love Pebble Creek! It is a wonderful location for a Cincinnati wedding. We asked Teresa what her favorite things were that they offered. Our favorite thing – our couples get to enjoy their celebration without worrying about anything!

  1. It’s all here… when you book with us, you are booking a venue that does the set-up, the clean-up and handles the timing and deliveries with your vendors.
  2. We give a lot of advice and suggestions for what we have seen work really well and guide you in planning the room lay out and timeline for the night.  There is never a time when you aren’t sure about where you are in the planning process, as we outline the whole process for you and help keep you on track.
  3. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY POSSIBILITIES- rain or shine, we have a lot of photography possibilities and have the most amazing and romantic SUNSETS!
  4. Our Event Coordinators!  Brides have said time and time again that they love working us because we make planning EASY and are quick to respond to their questions with answers.
  5. Food and service!  Guests love our food because it is made fresh, here at our facility.  People love our people….our servers and bartenders are very friendly and helpful.

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