| Dan & Jacque 2019 |

Fall is here!  The leaves are starting to turn colors and some are even falling.  While we still have some summer like temperatures here and there, cooler weather isn’t far away!  Pumpkins, apple cider, hoodies, and so many amazing sessions are coming up!  Last Saturday was spent at the always beautiful Side Cut Metropark in Maumee with Dan and Jacque for their engagement session!  We drove through heavy rains to get there, but upon arrival it stopped, became cloudy, and with just some sprinkles, we had a gorgeous day!  They brought along their sweet pup as well, she was so well behaved and loved smelling all the new smells as we explored the park.  One of the many attractions at Side Cut are the Canal Locks, they hold much history for NW Ohio and they did not disappoint with their beauty for Dan and Jacque!  We walked paths, found great steps, waterfalls, gorgeous tress, and some amazing moss for a quick detail shot of Jacque’s ring!  They will be eloping for their wedding, while they haven’t decided just where yet, I’m sure it will be beautiful!  Congratulations Dan and Jacque!

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| Zach & Mackenzie Beckmeyer 2019 |

Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio is stunning, but it was even more beautiful for the reception of Zach & Kenzie!  From their ceremony in Archbold, to a quick drive to Grand Rapids, the day was warm, full of laughter, and so much love was radiating from the couple and their amazing bridal party!  Their adorable little Sylvia made the day that much sweeter with a heart melting smile that only got bigger when her mom or dad walked in the room!  Once we arrived at Nazareth we were lucky enough to get to head down to the grotto for their bridal party portraits and it was the perfect place to help keep everyone cool.  Heat indexes reached much higher than anticipated for the day and it was hot!  The guys were troopers and happy to remove their tux jackets and the laddies were amazing in their light dresses and sandals!

There was not a dull moment with their bridal party, we had mooing, sidesplitting laughs, and they kept us on our toes all day; I wouldn’t have had it any other way!  You can see the excitement and fun that everyone was having in each of the images from the day, just check out these sneak peeks!  Zach & Kenzie’s parents we so supportive and helpful throughout the day as well, making sure everything went off without a hitch!  Thank you Zach & Kenzie for allowing us to capture your special day, we were honored and had a blast with all of you!  Congratulations!

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| Phil & Kim 2018 |

What better way to celebrate the Labor Day Holiday Weekend than with a wedding?! Phil and Kim tied the knot last Sunday, while it was very warm and humid, that didn’t stop their family and friends from helping to make it a beautiful day! I had gotten an email from Kim just days before the wedding saying they had a big surprise for Phil, and a wonderful surprise it was! Their getaway ride was an old Ford tractor, belonging to Kim’s uncle, that Phil had been wanting to take out for a spin; it was always conveniently unavailable due to being prepped for their big day! Delicious food and cupcakes, with the cupcake stand made by Phil, wonderful conversations, a beautiful couple, and an evening tractor session made for a spectacular day! Congrats Phil & Kim!

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| Tyler & Erica Bacon |

What a beautiful day Tyler & Erica had for their wedding last weekend!  The guys were handsome in their blue suits and the girls we gorgeous in their deep navy dresses!  The flowers smelled amazing and the details at the reception were intricate and a perfect depiction of who Tyler & Erica are.  We had so much fun at their engagement session at Sauder Village a few months back and we had even more fun at the wedding with the addition of a great bridal party!  Many couples are opting to do a first look on the big day, but Tyler & Erica didn’t want to see each other until Erica walked down the aisle.  I got a message from Erica the day before the wedding saying they had changed their mind and wanted to add in a first look, and I’m so glad they did!  The emotion between them in the moments that Tyler turned around and saw Erica can’t be put into words, there is an amazing connection between this sweet couple that you just have to see!  The ceremony went off without a hitch, we had a great time with the bridal party, and the reception was full of great food, cake, and dancing!  We decided to take advantage of the beautiful evening and head outside towards the end of the reception and take some gorgeous photos next to an old truck!  It was a beautiful day for this amazing couple, it has been great working with them, I was honored to spend their day with them, and can’t wait to see what their future holds, Congrats Tyler & Erica!

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| Phil & Kim Engagement |

Kim & Phil are adorable together!  I am so excited to get to capture their special day this coming September!  We headed out to Kim’s home for their engagement session on a beautiful summer evening of gator rides and some pretty cute goats!  Meeting new people is so much fun and I was excited to get a message from Kim, and was even more excited to find out that I knew some of her family and even her fiance!  Engagement sessions are a great time to see how a couple interacts with one another and to find the perfect poses for them on their big day, it didn’t take long for Kim and Phil to find their rhythm in front of the camera, they were naturals!  I’m looking forward to spending their day with them, congrats Kim & Phil!

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| Wheeler Maternity |

This beautiful couple welcomed their first little one just a week ago!  Noah, Christine, and I headed out on a chilly Saturday afternoon, got the tractor and combine out of the barn, and had a wonderful time catching up and capturing this wonderful time in their lives!  I have known Christine for quite some time and it’s been wonderful to get to know Noah, he is already such a great Daddy and Christine is so in love with her little one already, she beams when she watches them together!  Their love radiates for Baby Wheeler and I am so excited for them!  Stay tuned for sneaks of Baby Wheeler’s newborn session!  Congrats Noah & Christine!

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| Tyler & Erica Engagement |

This year in Ohio it has taken much longer for spring to arrive, but last weekend I got to spend the afternoon with this sweet couple for their engagement session!  In our area we are lucky to have Ohio’s largest living-history destination, Sauder Village; Tyler and Erica met here while working summer jobs(they still work here!) and it seemed only fitting to do their engagement session at the Village!  The love between these two radiates, they see each other and they both beam!  Tyler looks at Erica and lights ups, Erica is all smiles when she looks at Tyler.  It was wonderful to have the Village all to ourselves, we reminisced about how things have grown and changed, where buildings used to be, and what the upcoming season will bring!  Their laughs are infectious, their love is beautiful, and I can’t wait to capture their wedding in July!  Congratulations Tyler & Erica!

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| Long Wedding |

What a beautiful day it was last Saturday for a wedding!  I was once again honored to be asked to shoot alongside fellow photographer and friend Lauren Beers at this beautiful couple’s wedding!  From detail shots and the ceremony at the church, heading across the street and uptown, and then out to a home in the country, we ended up at their reception for a night of good food and dancing!  I love getting to share my talents with fellow photographers and learn from them at the same time; community over competition, building each other up, and providing a couple with even more shots from their special day!  Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Long!

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