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Sweet Baby Natalie

Category: Portraits | January 20th, 2011

It is always wonderful to see the families  we know grow. Our couples go from being busy planning a wedding to being busy as new parents.  Ashley is a beautiful mother and it was wonderful to spend time catching up with her new little one Natalie. I think Natalie liked me because at one point when she was fussing and I picked her up she was happy again – Ashley’s mom joked I could hold the baby and they would take the photos!  Plus Natalie loved being nestled in the basket and the dining room hutch drawer! Natalie is a cutie and I am so glad that I met her!


Wedding Tip: Questions for the Church

Category: Misc. | January 12th, 2011

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St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a beautiful church with great stained glass windows.

Here in the Cincinnati 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. Also, 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.) It also helps for planning your timeline for the day.

Is there a place that we can get dressed – a parlor or 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 come early?

When will my rehearsal be scheduled for, what days and times do you have 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. Happy church hunting.


Wendy’s Bridal Show

Category: Misc. | January 9th, 2011

Come see us at the Wendy’s Bridal Show downtown on January 15th and 16th. We can’t wait to meet all of your newly engaged friends and family! Be sure to stop in and say hello! Look for our booth in the second row from the fashion show stage – we will have our big blue wall set up.

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Don’t you just love seeing a couple so in love? This engagement book reminds me of their fun session at Ault Park. Their friends and family are going to enjoy seeing their favorite photos!
 
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New 2011 Calendars

Category: Portraits | January 6th, 2011

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Our new 2011 Calendar designs are here! If you would like to order one, just give us a call. They make wonderful gifts too. These are only available for a limited time!

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