Brian & Kristen | Columbus Ohio Wedding Photography

It rained allllll day…but these two went with it. And I love them even more for that! It was the most perfect and gorgeous wedding day, despite what spring in Ohio threw at us. Enjoy my faves from this fun day!

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We moved their First Look inside to avoid puddles and people. It was perfection. Never be afraid of a change in your wedding day timeline…almost every time, it’s for the best.

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Time to get married!! As always, a big huge thank you to my favorite for supporting me and helping me. You’re the best Jenny!

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My view.

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Partyyyyyy!!!

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CONGRATS guys!!!! Thank you, thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your big beautiful day. It was a blast!!!!


BRIAN + KRISTEN

Brookshire, Delaware Ohio

:: In Kristen’s Words ::

Your wedding day in 5 words :: Rainy yet blissfully wonderful memories

Funniest memory :: Flower girls running around in panties

Most emotional memory :: Father daughter dances, all three of them!!!

Advice for future Brides & Grooms :: Be prepared for things to go wrong. It may rain, find the rainbow… Time will go to fast… Remember its about you both and take the time to drink it in.

Do anything differently :: Not one single thing

:: In Brian’s Words ::

Your wedding day in 5 words :: Happy new life with Family!
Funniest momentΒ  :: Seeing my grandmother outshining everyone on the dance floor! πŸ˜€
Most emotional memory :: My first dance with my wife.
Advice for future Brides & Grooms :: Leave time to eat and drink – the night goes so quick that you’ll forget if you don’t!
Do anything differently :: Nope – it was an amazing day!

 

:: Songs ::

First Dance Song :: To make you feel my love- Billy Joel

Father Daughter Dance Song :: Tiny Dancer- Elton John

Mother Son Dance Song :: You’ll be in my heart- Phil Collins

 

:: Vendors ::

Ceremony & Reception :: Brookshire http://www.brookshire.biz/

Florits :: Shirley Miller http://www.brookshire.biz/

DJ/band/entertainment :: Dave Kurtz Disc Jockey Partner Brookshire http://www.brookshire.biz/

Paper/invite designer :: Vista Print http://www.vistaprint.com

Cake/dessert :: Cindy Patrick www.enticingicings.com

Dress :: Mori Lee http://www.morilee.com/bridals/blu/5374

Hair :: Emily Looney eloonhair@yahoo.com

Makeup artist :: Laura Goslee Lauragoslee@outlook.com

Wedding coordinator :: Erin Tamburrino Brookshire http://www.brookshire.biz/

May 23, 2016 - 9:19 am

Sierra - This looks like such a fun wedding – love that they didn’t let a little rain get in their way! And the bride…WOW, love her dress!

May 23, 2016 - 10:08 am

JennyBZ - Yayyyyyyy!! Congrats again mama!! So happy I was able to be there to see you marry the love of your life! Megan!!! We pretty much rocked this one, right? πŸ˜‰ gorgeous gorgeous images as always my friend!! xx

May 23, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Destinee - Loving all the portraits. The colors look amazing! Love that cake. Beautiful work!

May 23, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Gisselle - Absolutely stunning work Megan!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the couple portraits!

May 24, 2016 - 9:14 am

Karen - ok so-
I love her dress! she’s gorgeous and glowing
This is the sweetest groom ever
Love the photos- can’t really tell about the rain- beautiful light!
Such a nice job! bravo

May 24, 2016 - 11:36 am

Faye - This wedding is so fun! and her dress!!!!!! GORGEOUS! Great job Megan!

May 24, 2016 - 1:39 pm

Maike - Ah, what a fun day! I’m loving that beautiful bright accent coral color!

May 24, 2016 - 5:25 pm

kerri - Beautiful and fun wedding!!! That last picture??! I love it! Ended on a BANG! πŸ™‚ Great job on these!

May 25, 2016 - 1:49 pm

Natalie - What a classically gorgeous wedding!!! You rocked that rainy day, Megan! That first portrait of the bride is downright STUNNING!!

May 25, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Melissa Yocum - Ahh!! What FUN!! She made such a joyful, gorgeous bride!! Love this day! So glad the rain didn’t stop them!

May 26, 2016 - 9:38 am

Chrissy - What a gorgeous day!! Beautiful images, Megan!!

May 26, 2016 - 10:16 am

Bobbi - YES YES YES! Your details shots and that MONEY shot of the flower girls during the ceremony….. SOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!!!!

May 26, 2016 - 11:02 am

lauren - Those red shoes are killer!!! And that was only the beginning of this post! Soo many things I love – the spectacular details, the bride’s gorgeous dress, that mannequin!! I love how perfectly you captured their day, especially all the in between moments (hello, cutest flower girls ever!) Well done friend!

May 26, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Angie - She looks like the happiest bride!! So glad a little rain didn’t ruin their day. The images turned out beautifully!!

May 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Jenny - Awesome! I love how the color pops, and everyone looks so gorgeous. Your detail shots are amazing!

May 26, 2016 - 9:46 pm

Abbey - Rain?! Who cares?! Those outside portraits are still GORGE!! Love all these colors and how vibrant everything is!!

Conor, Mandi, Ellie & Claire | Columbus, Ohio Family Photography

It felt SO good to get out in some gorgeous weather last week and goof off with these little beauties.

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Claire!! You are the sweetest little peanut!

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Thank you so much for hanging out with me! Ellie, you were the best photo shoot director I’ve had. πŸ˜‰ xoxo


CONOR + MANDI + ELLIE + CLAIRE

Columbus, Ohio

CONOR | Hometown :: Bexley | Fave Food :: Chinese | Described by Mandi :: Fun! He plays with them all day! If it is sports or chasing them around the house. He treats the girls like princesses! Β They are definitely daddies little girls! Patient…..he has a calm about him when it comes to his little girls. Loving. Over protective…he is already having the conversation w Ellie that he will be the only “boy” in her life until she is 30.

MANDI | Hometown :: Xenia | Fave Food :: Fajitas | Described by Conor :: Dedicated, Loyal, Loving, Kind hearted, Multi tasker

ELLIE | Age: 4 | Fave Food :: Chinese…just like her daddy! | Described by M&D :: Full of energy, Caring, Leader of the pack or the boss of our family, Girly girl….she loves playing dress up!

CLAIRE | Age :: 19 months | Fave Food :: anything in sight!Β  | Described by M&D :: Loving, Precious, Chunky Monkey, Our little love bug, Ellie’s real life baby doll!

Perfect Weekend | Doing nothing! Waiting for that day!

May 11, 2016 - 2:35 pm

Kerri - Ahhhhh what an adorable family!!! I love that first family shot of them squished together 😊 This location is great and they look so happy! Great job!

May 12, 2016 - 9:32 am

Abbey - Gah this cute family is killing me!! I love your bright colors and editing as always! Gorgeous session.

May 12, 2016 - 12:06 pm

Jenny - Sweet, sweet girls! Claire’s smile is so adorable. And hello, gorgeous mama! Incredible photos of a beautiful family, Megan. Well done!

May 12, 2016 - 12:34 pm

JennyBZ - Oh goodness!!! So much cuteness!! I love Claire’s adorable little dress!! And Ellie! So much personality! Such beautiful images of this happy little family!! Makes me so excited for our family session later this year! Amazing job as always meggie! πŸ’—

May 12, 2016 - 2:21 pm

Kim - Megan β€” you’re so good!! Love these images and this family has to love you for them too!

May 13, 2016 - 4:02 pm

Maike - Aww, this session is so full of awesome! Gorgeous work and gorgeous family!

May 13, 2016 - 11:28 pm

TB - That one of dad and his girls is my fave! Gorgeous family!

May 15, 2016 - 1:45 pm

Gisselle - These are fantastic!! I love how natural they all feel. Great job on this session!

May 15, 2016 - 2:04 pm

Destinee - Love these images! What a sweet family! So much beautiful goodness captured!

May 15, 2016 - 5:06 pm

jessica - this session just makes me SMILE. Megan i love following your work. πŸ™‚

May 16, 2016 - 8:05 pm

Tina - Megan your work is so beautiful! Love the colors and how you perfectly captured the love and joy of this family! Pure JOY!

May 17, 2016 - 12:22 pm

lauren - What a beautiful and happy family! Love these images friend!

May 17, 2016 - 1:38 pm

erin s - Oh man Megan, these are so stinkin cute! What a happy, beautiful family! Love, love, LOVE these!!

May 18, 2016 - 9:42 am

Natalie - Could this family be any cuter?!! That baby girl though, the best eyes!!! Fabulous job, Megan.

May 20, 2016 - 2:11 pm

jacqie - third one down is my faveeeeee! these are sosososo cute! love these, Meg!

Dan & Lauren | Palmetto, Florida | Destination Wedding Photography

My first wedding of the year! In Palmetto, Florida!! Whaaaattt!! I feel so crazy lucky that I was chosen to document this beautiful wedding, in a beautiful place with an amazing couple who had the BEST family and friends. It was next to impossible to narrow down my favorite images. Enjoy them!

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So this Bed & Breakfast…where do I even begin? The details, the charm, the food. Everything is 5 star all the way. If you’re traveling to Palmetto, you must stop in and see Wim & Meike at the Palmetto Riverside Bed & Breakfast. You’re welcome in advance. And a big huge thank you to one of my besties and partners in crime, for traveling with me and being the best. So glad you were able to make the trip with me Jenny.Β Spinosi-3Spinosi-4Spinosi-6Spinosi-7

Lauren!!! That bird cage veil!!! That dress!!! YOUR SMILE!!!! I know Jenny and I screamed and squealed enough to last you a lifetime….but can’t you see WHY!?!? Ahh! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! One of my favorites!Spinosi-9

First Look. I’ve seen more than a few of these….this one was so incredibly heartfelt and emotional. It was impossible not to get drippy eyes.Β Spinosi-11Spinosi-12

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Time to get mawwied. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. πŸ˜‰

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Mr & Mrs!!!! Wooot wooott!!!

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I tapped into my inner nature photographer while in Palmetto. It was impossible not to!!!Spinosi-29

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This image PERFECTLY captures the two of you and your sweet relationship. Favorite!Spinosi-35

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Such an AMAZING day!!! Thank you, thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your day. It was unforgettable!


DAN + LAUREN

Palmetto, Florida

:: From Dan ::

Your wedding day in 5 words :: THE BEST DAY EVER!

Funniest moment :: Watching Lauren’s Step Mother dancing like she was 20 yrs old again.

Most emotional memory :: Our first look. I cried more than I thought I ever would.

Advice for future Brides & Grooms :: DO WHAT YOU WANT, don’t let others tell you what to do. Plan it how you want, and make it yours.

Do anything different ::Β  Not a thing.

:: From Lauren ::

Your wedding day in 5 words :: Perfect, stunning, relaxing, organized, fun!

Funniest memory :: With my previous life in theater, it should have come as no surprise that a high school friend and I ended up doing an entire lip sync to Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” It was hilarious. I can’t imagine what my family was thinking!

Most emotional memory :: Our first look was amazing. We had such a leisurely day, as everything got done sooner than expected. Then suddenly it was time to (finally) get going. It didn’t really hit me until I turned the corner and saw Dan standing with his back to me. I literally took three steps and was overcome with emotion. I finally made it to him, but was crying too much to even have him turn around. I remember resting my head on his back until I could compose myself. It finally felt real.

Advice for future Brides & Grooms? 1. Plan ahead as much as possible – it’s far better to have things done and have to to wait to use them than the opposite! 2. Do things the way you want and in a way that reflects your style. We “broke” so many of the “rules” – for instance, I firmly believe that garter tossing is unsanitary and clicking glasses for kisses is irritating for everyone – and we were very happy with how everything turned out. 3. Location, location, location! The ideas I had in my head initially were all wrong for the stunning location we chose. We decided that location/setting/atmosphere was our biggest priority, and that informed our other decisions.

Do anything different :: Not a thing!

:: MUSIC ::

First Dance :: 1. All of Me – John Legend (Lauren’s choice), 2. Ain’t that a kick in the head – Dean Martin (Dan’s choice)

Father Daughter Dance :: What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

:: VENDORS ::

Ceremony & Reception :: www.palmettoriverside.com

Florist :: I bought silk flowers from Michael’s

DJ :: John Rinell Entertainment – www.johnrinell.com

Paper/invites :: I bought a template on Etsy then adjusted it for.

Cake :: Publix grocery store! We tried some mini cannoli when we arrived the week before and they were delicious. So we ordered mini cannoli and a six-inch cake for cutting. It worked out perfectly!

Caterer :: We ordered cold food trays from Mazzaro’s Italian Market in St. Pete. We only had to order three days in advance, so we did it once we arrived a week early. The guys picked them up the day of the wedding and we hired a server from Maid2Party to hear them up and transfer to chafing dishes. (We also hired a bartender from the same company.)

The Dress :: I think Mori Lee. I found it at Wendy’s Bridal in Columbus, OH. I had been to David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo but didn’t find the perfect dress. I went in to Wendy’s ind afternoon by myself and explained the venue and let the woman pick out three dresses for me. The first one was exactly perfect for me. Simple, elegant, easy, and it had pockets!

Hair & Makeup :: We hired one hair person and one makeup person to come to the BnB and do me, 2 bridesmaids, and my stepmom. They scheduled four hours to complete everything but we’re so efficient that we were all done in two! We had three hours of down time until we had to get dressed! It was great!

Wedding coordinator :: Me! πŸ™‚

May 9, 2016 - 7:55 pm

jacqie - yes yes yes yes! i love your processing on this one. i can just FEEL the love! <3

May 9, 2016 - 10:09 pm

jessica - wow! stunning images. loving the bird cage veil. πŸ™‚

May 10, 2016 - 1:28 am

tsone - she has such a beautiful smile… and those reception photos are amazing, megan!

May 10, 2016 - 10:19 am

maike - Oh man, I am DYING over that image of them on the pier! It’s GORGEOUS! And really, this whole wedding is just lovely, and so beautiful and heartfelt. Great job Megan!

May 10, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Destinee - Megan- these images are fantastic! That ring shot is Amazing!! I love your favorite too. You captured their day so beautifully! Looks like a super fun party too!

May 10, 2016 - 10:07 pm

JennyBZ - Ugh I lovvvvvvvvved getting to be a part of this wedding w you!! So much joy and love all around. I still can’t get over that perfect tree. Gorgeous as always meggie, you killed it! xx

May 11, 2016 - 10:11 am

Kerri - Wooooooah!!! What a beautiful wedding venue, beautiful people, and fun fun day!! These photos capture it perfectly!!!! I love the pics of the ceremony under the tree with all of the moss πŸ™‚ these are fantastic!

May 11, 2016 - 2:09 pm

Abbey - MEGAN!! You killed this wedding! Holy moly. SO much gorgeousness here. Love, love this happy couple and all the bright colors of this wedding!

May 12, 2016 - 11:46 am

Jenny - Oh. YEAH! Every single thing about this is perfect. The laughing-while-dancing image is the BEST!!! Ahh, I think I’ll go look at them all again. πŸ™‚

May 12, 2016 - 2:15 pm

kim - MEGAN β€” you’re just the best!!!!!!!! I love every single image!!! So fun and colorful!!!

May 13, 2016 - 8:21 pm

Gisselle - What a beautiful wedding!! and omg that first look!! Well done Megan!!

May 16, 2016 - 7:24 pm

Tina - Oh Megan, so beautiful! The First Look? LOVE it! What a beautiful couple and you capture the joy of their day so perfectly! Stunning!

May 17, 2016 - 11:49 am

erin s - Ermegerd!!! Everything about this wedding I love! Their first look literally made me tear up – those detail shots – those willow trees!! Fantastic job as always Megan!!

May 17, 2016 - 12:08 pm

lauren - Ahhh! So much love and happy! This wedding is gorgeous! I LOVEEEEEE the shot of them laughing/dancing! What perfect moments you captured for this couple!

May 18, 2016 - 9:35 am

Natalie - What a gorgeous, dreamy day!! Amazing job! And the emotion captured during their first look is beyond perfect!