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When the weather is great it really makes happy to be outside doing what I love! On Tuesday Laura and Dan had wonderful spring weather for their fun Spring Grove engagement session. The trees were in full bloom and the tulips were even out.  It was nice to see them again and to hear about the wedding plans. I can’t wait to photograph their May wedding.

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Spring Retro Fun!

Category: Portraits | April 13th, 2011

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Imagine a hat inspiring an entire bridal session! That is just what happened! After visiting a friend in a different part of town, I popped into a vintage store and found a hat that had to be mine. It would be perfect for a retro inspired bridal session. I also noticed they had many bridal gowns. As I ran back to my car in the cold rain an idea was brewing.  What if I came back with a model and bought a dress? Spring was quickly on its way – could I pull this off with only a few weeks to plan? I remembered the flowering trees from one of my favorite engagement sessions from the previous year.  So my concept shoot for a spring retro session was underway. I used Facebook to find a model – which only took a few hours and the response was great. Next I pulled together some of my favorite wedding vendors and I shared with them my storyboard and concept. The shoot was simple and fun – something that I could use to play with some different ideas. The day of the shoot Julie (our model) had her makeup done, I picked up the flowers and then we headed to the vintage store. Who doesn’t love playing dress up? Even as adults it is fun to play and do something out of the ordinary. The great thing about the vintage store is that nothing is very expensive. We added fun earrings and a blue hat.  We hope you enjoy the photos below!

The Awesome Vendors:

Photographer: Pottinger Photography, Brenda Pottinger, www.pottingerphoto.com

Flowers: Yellow Canary, Kristen Sekowski, http://www.yellowcanaryonline.com/

Make-Up: Kelly Ledford-Weidus, Cinci Makeup, http://www.cincimakeup.com/

Model: Julie Schmidt, Cincy Event Planning, http://www.cincyeventplanning.com/index.html

Cinematography: Take-One Studio, Patti Needham

Vintage Clothing and Accessories: Gayles Vintage Clothing, (513) 831-5404

Location: Cincinnati Nature Center, http://www.cincynature.org/

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One of my favorite things about Spring is watching the flowering trees line the sidewalks of many of my favorite parks. So when Carolyn and Bill picked Eden Park, I couldn’t wait to share with them all of my favorite spots! It was great to catch up with them and hear about their wedding plans. Their wedding will be here before we know it and I can’t wait. Their ceremony and reception are at the beautiful Bell Event Centre.

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Nathan is One (well one and 39 days hehe)! It is so hard to believe he is starting to walk and talk! I remember photographing him when he was just one day old! He is such a cutie and always makes me smile. On Tuesday we played in Eden Park among the daffodils and flowering trees. His favorite book is the Belly Button Book (he loves the word butt or button hehe) and he brought along his teddy bear. He also likes watching cars go driving by (I think it’s because he is already a Nascar fan) and he found a duck at the park! And he still likes to play “Where’s Nathan?” It won’t be long before he is running circles around us!

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Amy and Dan’s Loveland wedding was beautiful. The light blue colors in their flowers and decor was so elegant and just right for Spring. I have been super excited for their wedding for a long time now. Their fall engagement session was so much fun I didn’t want to stop photographing them and only stopped because it was getting dark! I just knew their wedding day was going to be great! One of my favorite moments was just after they saw each other for the first time. How lovingly they interact and their love for each other is so inspiring. The ceremony started with a few songs song by everyone in the church. It really made the ceremony a true celebration. Next the couple had a fun bubble exit! At the reception the couple made their grand entrance. Since they are big Butler fans (and Butler was also playing that night and won – what are the odds?) they came in to the Butler Fight Song! Amy and Dan – we hope you love your sneak peek and that you are enjoying your honeymoon!

A big thank you to their wonderful vendors who made their day a beautiful celebration!
Ceremony: Loveland United Methodist Church, Loveland, Ohio
Reception: Receptions Loveland, Loveland, Ohio
Cake: DessertWorks Cakery
DJ: VP DJ Service
Caterer: Receptions Loveland
Flowers: Abbey Florist
Wedding Dress: Wendy’s Bridal/Cincinnati Bride
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JCrew
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: New Attitudes
Photo Booth: Say Cheese Photo Booths (This was a huge hit with their guests!)
Jeweler: The Shane Company, Louisville
Favors: Tea Forte, Beau-coup.com
Dance Lessons: Louisville Dance Company

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