Molly + Ryan | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

What do you do when terrible things happen?  These 2 took action to make a difference and found love at the same time – how beautiful is that?!  Ryan’s nephew and Molly’s aunt were both affected by cancer and leukemia and it was through their determination to fight this terrible disease that they met each other.   Their passion to make a change spills over to their passion for each other, life, & family.    I love love love people who show their emotions – I suppose its because that is how I am (if I am excited I smile big, tend to clap, jump up & down, and sometime ‘cheer’)  I’m the girl who literally couldn’t walk after Kevin proposed to me…my legs were so sore from jumping up and down for hours on end- ha!  So I love how happy and visibly excited Molly and Ryan were the entire day.  Their happy energy was contagious and we had such an amazing time getting to know these 2 love birds and their families.

 

I love pre-wedding buzzing about
Molly has such a special friendship with her dad…keep scrolling down to see their dance
I can almost hear the cheers and Molly laughing in this picture
“I’m his Mrs.” & “I’m here Mr.” signs that Molly got from Etsy
Ryan trying to keep Molly cool. I love this genuine moment of laughter between them
How cute are her b-maids…I love their black and white wedding colors.  Its so classic.
Awww…they were giving his g-man a hard time for being vertically challenged.  Hahaa- Groomsmen banter is the best.  He was such a good sport.
Aren’t they gorge?  They were so fun to hang out with for the day
Aaahhhh- how cute are they?!!?!  I told you that their joy was BIG.
Molly told me that this is one of her favorite moments captured: the snap right before the dance- the upper left hand pic.  
Their faces say it all.  Hilarious.
I love me a groom that can get down- go Ryan, go Ryan, go Ryan….
I just love their families.  I love being able to capture these moments that will be treasured forever for not only the bride and groom but their families. Such an honor.
Molly and Ryan, thank you for letting me capture such a beautiful & joyful day for you both!  Cheers to a long – happy – healthy life together!


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Candice and Jody | Lexington Engagement Photographer

A wise man once said: sometimes a during an ordinary life, a visit to White Castle can change the course of your future.  And by a wise man, I mean me. 🙂

Jody and Candice met over 7 years ago while at White Castle in their hometown… now there’s a unique story to tell your grandkids!

They are precious together.  I totally think he could be a double for Tim McGraw and she is as girly and adorable as they come.  Just looking at these pictures makes me want some sweet tea…how about you?!  I can’t wait for their Louisville, Kentucky outside wedding this May!


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The M Family | Delray Beach Family Photographer

A family that laughs together, stays together.  The M family is not only adorable, they had so much fun and were totally relaxed.  I definitely think those 2 ingredients make for awesome pics.  When I saw Carolyn was wearing white pants I thought sitting down in the grass would be nixed.  Instead she quipped back with “I have bleach”.  Love a laid back family who has a great time together.  You can totally tell how close they are from these images….just see for yourself. 🙂  

I absolutely positively adore this image.  This will certainly be one that will be treasured, I just know it.
How adorable are they?!
I love this series of pics. How can you not smile while looking at them?!


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Melissa + David | Miami Florida Wedding Photography

Dreams really do come true.  Melissa’s dream has always been to get married at The Biltmore in Coral Gables. She was working as a cocktail waitress and David was tending bar at The Biltmore.  He asked her out almost immediately after she started working there.  Let’s be honest, his prompt move to ask her out probably left a lot of the other guys working there wishing they were a little quicker…I mean Melissa is GORGEOUS and I’m sure she had a ton of admirers.  After the ceremony, we visited that very bar for a shot of them back in their old roles (see below).  The day was full of love, laughter, and celebration.   To get the party started, Mel’s dad and brothers surprised her with a choreographed dance that had everyone in stitches.  Boy-oh-boy do these people know how to dance and party it up.  I really felt like I was with family the whole day- I just love them all!

Melissa and David, if you are reading this…can we be friends?!  Maybe I could come to Thanksgiving at your house tomorrow? ;o)  In all seriousness, you 2 are the most loving, kind, fun, and free spirited people I have ever met.  Thank you so much for allowing me to document and capture your dream wedding day! It was an honor!  Love, Your Photographer

 

 

Just look at all those ruffles….I just want to twirl looking at them.

I love a bride wearing flats…a bride wearing flats doesn’t give me dirty looks when I ask them to walk around. :O)
I’m a big ol’ fan of her solitaire.
Notice David’s gymmers?  Well….evidently Mel is a little forgetful. Whooooops! Thank goodness the best man was on it!
Aww, they had little gifts and cards delivered to each others rooms.  He gave her skittles…she’s his rainbow.
Oh Melissa, you are too funny!
Another gift from Melissa on the left.  It was David’s idea to display it like a special part of their day.  Too funny.
The best man had to go get David some shoes and his buddy stepped up to help him get ready.  I see a lot of guys getting ready and I’ve never seen a guy be as helpful as him.  I also couldn’t help but notice he is quite the talented dancer.
This picture cracks me up….off to the left of the shot I hit my knee so hard on the night stand that it sent me flying onto the bed in pain (a little dramatic, yes) but it was one of those “funny bone” pains that are totally not funny.  Okay okay, yes clearly it was.  It was totally worth the shot! 🙂
a phrase repeated incessantly while shooting this wedding. Melissa. You. Are. Stunning.
I absolutely LOVE this shot…just look at that Spanish tile. Then look at those faces as she came in….
Their pastor was amazing.  I came to the rehearsal and he specifically said “now here he will give her hand to David, that will be a nice shot if you stand right over there”.  I almost dropped my camera and ran up to hug him.  I love when a pastor/priest cares about the photographs for the couple.  I’ve had pastors not let me move at a ceremony and ask me to stay in the back pew.  While I totally understand the sacredness of a ceremony – these are pics that the couple will be able to look back on for their whole lives to remember the sacredness and beauty of their vows.  I suppose they have had bad experiences with photographers making a raucous.  As a professional, I always stay as discreet as possible….quiet as a little church mouse 🙂
I was melting at their little looks at each other.  Aaaaah!
Again, with the looks.  So sweet.
Beaming
New rule: When there is a vintage Bentley and a steeple in the background, a dip must be done.
Their videographers were amazing.  If you are looking for one- you have to check them out at Ever Clear Productions.  Here is one of Jessy in action.
This is how they met!!!!  Right here at this very bar. I couldn’t resist a little reenactment.   Oh and that vodka cran on her tray…yeah….they made that for me and another for my 2nd shooter.   I’ve never drank on the job before…until now. 🙂
The ballroom left Mel and David speechless upon entering.  It was magic.
And here is how the party started….Mel’s dad and brothers surprised EVERYONE with their choreographed dance. Did I tell you her family is hilarious?!
All the cousins were called to the dance floor for a toast.
Melissa and Michael took over….OMGOSH, you are too funny Melissa.
I just love this picture, it just shows what a loving person she is.

Thanks again Melissa and David for having me!  Cheers to a LONG happy LOVING marriage.  May you always have as much fun as you do now!

Wedding Photography: Emily Faith Photography

Videographer: Ever Clear Productions

Wedding Coordinator: Anette Alvarez with A Unique Event by Bri

Church: Coral Gables Congregational

Reception: The Biltmore Estates in Coral Gables

Flowers: Nevot Flowers

Hair & Makeup: Stephanie Garcia

Percussionist: Live Trio Band

DJ: The DJ Connection

 


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Erin + John | Amberley Village Engagement Photographer

Do you have a soul sister?  Erin is mine.   Our story started just down the hall from where Kate and I met in Mr. Speiser’s English class in 8th grade during 7th period.  Erin said her first memory of me was sassing off to ol’ Mr. Speiser.  She turned around to see who made such a sassy comment (I was a little spitfire in my younger years) to see a little girl in a pony tail wearing white Keds that didn’t seem fit to make such a remark.  She claims that is when she knew we were destined to be friends.  She liked my spunk. 🙂  I’ve always wanted the very best for Erin, she deserves someone amazing!  So when John proposed my heart danced with joy.  He is her protector & best friend and I know they will have a beautiful marriage.  I love Erin more than words can say and I am so happy to be able to capture this exciting time for them!  I can’t wait to stand beside her in April as she marries John!  

Look at all that pink….aaaahhh…Gorg!
Can you believe these leaves?  Fall time in Cincinnati is magical.
Look at this DEEEEE-lish lighting.  MMMmmmmmMMM!
They are so cute.  I love catching candid moments with real laughter
Isn’t my friend stunning?!

This totally reminds me of a Bob Moss painting.  So many happy trees!

Me and my friend Erin.  I love you and am so happy for you! Thanks for letting me share in this amazing time in your lives!


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