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Favorite Quote

Category: Favorites | December 11th, 2016

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

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Best of Chasing Lockets!

Category: Favorites | December 10th, 2016

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We are so excited that our locket from Molly and Matt’s wedding won their best of award for September! How fun! I love that we were able to gift our couple such a colorful photo to remember their unique day. Instead of a unity candle (since their ceremony was outside) the couple along with their three children each placed a custom lego character in front of their  lego house. What a great way to include their children.


Welcome Laura and Greg

Category: Favorites | December 10th, 2016

We are so excited to welcome our newest couple Laura and Greg. Their fall wedding at Alms Park is going to be so much fun.  Their morning ceremony will be followed be lawn games! I can’t wait to photograph their engagement session next year.


Oliver is 6 Months!

Category: Portraits | December 8th, 2016

dsc_00This adorable dude is 6 months old! His favorite thing is to put his hands in his mouth. And now that he has found his toes – well those are pretty tasty too. His little expressions are the cutest. He is the perfect combination of Mom and Dad’s good looks. This is such a fun stage full of exploring. And those little rolls – so sweet!

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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!