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PottingerHarryPotterwedding-00It is no secret that I adore the Cincinnati Nature Center and Krippendorf Lodge. And if you were to ask me where I would host a Harry Potter wedding this would be my top pick. It was such a delight to see all of the unique details the couple created and found. From the invitations to the Bride’s shoes – it was perfectly crafted.  And the bridal party was so much fun. They created their own “award family photo” inspired poses! John and Christy both work with animals so I love that we found little creatures along the way for great photos with the couple! My favorite part of the day? It had to be the hilarious ceremony with the very clever officiant Snape! He heckled the groom and the audience. No one was safe! At the reception it was fun to see the tables each with a different centerpiece design. Overall the day was wonderful and magical! Congrats to Christy and John!

Ceremony and Reception: Cincinnati Nature Center, Krippendorf Lodge
Wedding Dress: Splendid Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridal and Formal
Menswear:Men’s Warehouse
Makeup and Hair: Eye Do
Jeweler: Ashcroft and Oak
Flowers and Decor: HJ Benken/Kroger for centerpieces
Cake: Happy Chicks Bakery
Caterer: Eletant Fare
DJ/Band: Steve Bender Eventertainment
Invitations: Creative Invites and Events
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When we were trying to decide which park to take photos at I remember Kendra telling me that they were the classic “country boy” and “city girl.” So I knew Smale Riverfront Park would be the perfect marriage of a location for their engagement session. This park is always growing and we had a blast exploring together. Casey likes to fish so we had to include his tackle box and hook. We had a blast and now I can’t wait for their wedding day!

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There were so many incredible moments on Kate and Rad’s wedding day. From the ring bearer creeping down the long church aisle to the Irish blessing sung by Kate’s father – it all made the celebration so special. The girls had the perfect shade of blue dresses to match St. Xavier. The boys – they looked pretty sharp too! The Taft was a wonderful backdrop for the tented reception. And I think we all were a little misty eyed-during the dances! Kate and Rad – we wish you two all the very best! Thank you for inviting us to document your celebration. And a big thank you to their family and friends for making the day so much fun!

Ceremony: St. Xavier Church, downtown
Reception: The Taft Musuem of Art, Jenna Wilson event manager
Getting Ready: Residence Inn Cincinnati Downtown and Lytle Park
Park: P&G Gardens

Wedding Dress: Fabulous Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Carrie Karibo
Menswear: Romualdo and Jos A Bank
Hair and Make up: Tara Scharber Hair Studio
Officiant: Father Patrick Fairbanks
Jeweler: Richter and Phillips
Flowers and Decor: Two Little Buds
Lighting: Fitz the Occasion

Cake: Tres Belle
Caterer: Elegant Fare
DJ/Band: Cover Model
Invitations: Red Flower Letterpress

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Congratulations Kayley and Dan!

Category: Misc. | May 26th, 2016

Congratulations to Kayley and Dan on their wonderful wedding. This photo was taken just outside of their Dayton church. The day was overcast and the sun came out just as we were taken photos of the couple outside. I wanted to sing the Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.” I can’t wait to share more of my favorites from their day!

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Welcome Kendra and Casey

Category: Misc. | May 26th, 2016

We are very excited to welcome Kendra and Casey our newest couple! Their wedding will be later this year at Lake Lyndsay’s Kayla’s Corner. Their engagement session was so much fun and now I can’t wait to photograph their wedding!