You'll find CEP couples in the following posts:
Aimee + Jon (Alms Park) in Part Two
Anne + Brendy (Ault Park) in Part Four
Ari + John (Cincinnati Nature Center) in Part Five
To check out the rest of Erin's favorites - visit all five posts in her Favorites of 2009 series
Part One . Part Two . Part Three . Part Four . Part Five .
Ali + Justin featured in the Winter issue of Cincinnati Wedding Magazine | Real Weddings Cincinnati, OH
Check out the winter issue of Cincinnati Wedding Magazine - you'll see one of our favorite weddings this year... Ali + Justin Yeager. I loved all of the Parisian elements and Ali's gorgeous dress. Not to mention the wonderful families... and we were fortunate to book Ali's now SIL, Michelle, for her wedding to Ali's brother Jeff in October as well. I love getting to work with families more than once!
For more details on this fab wedding check out the Cincinnati Wedding Magazine page here.
Of course I couldn't talk my own husband into seeing each other ahead of time but I still love it when our couples make that choice. I haven't had one couple regret it yet... but it is a very personal preference.
Check out the groom's reaction in today's photo of the day by Varland Photography. I love it. Check out more from this wedding on the Varland Photography blog.
Love you guys! Thanks so much Matt for sharing!
Looking forward to seeing the complete production from this gorgeous day!
Stay tuned for the wedding post from Ladaska + Theo's wedding day. Bob White sent me the CD of images and they are simply beautiful.
Here we are at Ladaska + Theo's wedding @ Drees Pavilion this September. You have NO idea how long the Photobooth line was. It was packed all. night. long.
And the lovely bride + groom had a couple of rounds in the booth as well. You can see all of the images from the photobooth here.
Kelly + Mark had a gorgeous wedding at the Bell Event Centre downtown in September. I've known Kelly forever but sadly I had to miss this one for my own brother's wedding in Florida. However, Lindsey and our intern, Christy did a great job and had a little fun too.
I was shocked when I pulled up the event images and this is the first one I see... apparently Christy was the "tester" for the Shutterbooth team and the test images were posted too. I love seeing this silly side of her. She'll probably kill me for posting these.
After a little more searching I found these - I love working with these two. We have so much fun.
And finally here are the gorgeous Kelly + Mark taking their turn in the booth.
And Kel glamming it up with her girlfriends. Threes of these lovely ladies are related to me. So sad I missed it. If you want to see the rest of the images from Kelly + Mark's photobooth (and trust me, you do) you can do so here.
Photobooths are so much fun. They add a little extra to the party and can give you a ready made guest book or just provide you with some great photos + favors for your guests.
There is something about this photo that is light + airy + it just makes me smile. Check out more from this fab wedding on Neysa's blog.
Check out the fantastic Amanda Egan's site for more photos soon.
Two years and two days ago one of my favorite brides married a pretty fantastic man. Cynthia's approach to the wedding was laid-back. She wanted all of her guests to have a good time but didn't fret over details that weren't important to her + eric. However, she put some amazing personal touches into the decor - including growing her own centerpieces. the overall feel was a retro fifties garden party with style. Check out more details on cynthia + eric's client page here.
Happy anniversary Cynthia + Eric!!!
Three years, one little guy and one more due in just under a week. You two are a wonderful couple - love you both!
Erin is a talented, fun + super sweet woman from Cincinnati with a great eye for design. She does custom monograms and stationary work. Erin also has a growing set of very reasonably priced standard monograms. Erin was nice enough to answer some questions so you can get to know her better! Enjoy...
How did you get started?
My own wedding! I had such an incredible time designing my stationery for my own wedding (and so many compliments from my guests), that I wanted to continue being involved in the wedding planning process. I love that I get to “be a guest” at many other beautiful events.
In five words or less, describe your style
Classic, yet modern
In three words or less describe your personality
Fiery, loyal, and funny
What inspires you?
My husband and my mom are a huge part of what inspires me. My mom's motto of "never give up" resonates in my head daily. It keeps me moving, even when I am frustrated. My husband and daughter are curious, entertaining people, and I always feel more creative around them.
Where is your favorite location to find inspiration?
My grandfather is in textiles, and I have to say that I love looking at fabric.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love how much the people behind my favorite blogs and companies care about their clients. I have a deep-seated conviction that the caring and personal involvement is what makes their writing, products and services remarkable.
If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?
My grandmother - I miss her dearly, and would love to sit down and enjoy her spaghetti and meatballs with her.
If you had three wishes what would they be?
Take care of everything for my family, go to Italy, and be a fantastic photographer!
If you had to pick a theme song, what would it be?
I think this is an even harder question then what is your favorite movie. Music has been a part of my life since I started playing the violin at age 3. My theme song has definitely changed over time. I think it would be different in each stage of my life! Right now, I would have to say All You Need is Love by the Beatles.
Skyline Chili or Gold Star Chili?
Without a doubt, Skyline
Erin included some of her favorite work below. Be sure to check out her blog + website for even more great design.
So excited to share this vendor feature with y'all today! The brilliant team at Loft3 photography took a few minutes to answer a some questions and share their favorite photos from recent shoots with us.
Interview + photos below (how cool is the last pic? I mean really...)
1. How did you get started in photography?
Melanie: In high school I had an amazing art teacher, Ben Price. He saw in me more than I saw in myself. He made me promise I’d pursue photo and teach one day. Tweleve years later, from heaven, he’s guided me to teaching art to kindergarteners and owning our own photography business!
Adam: In high school I saw a Richard Avedon exhibit. I was hooked.
2. In five words or less describe your photographic style.
Melanie: Traditional Funk
Adam: BOOM BOOM POW
3. In three words or less describe your personality.
Melanie: Colorful. Crazy. Open minded.
Adam: Chill. Creative. Unique.
4. What inspires you?
Melanie: Color. My husband. And watching anyone do anything they love.
Adam: White space…music…other artists.
5. Favorite location for e-pics? Weddings? Receptions?
Melanie: Anywhere that has texture, color and natural light.
Adam: I don’t really have a favorite…I like to switch it up.
6. What do you love most about what you do?
Melanie: Regardless of the shoot, we are sharing in some of the happiest moments in peoples lives! Also, we are our own bosses and we don’t have to split the checks. (except with the government!)
Adam: It doesn’t feel like I’m working.
7. If you could photograph anyone who would It be?
Melanie: This question is ridiculously hard. How about any famous, beautiful girl with unlimited wardrobe and makeup!
Adam: The Rat Pack
8. Three wishes, what would they be?
Melanie: 1. Money doesn’t exist. 2. Turn all the negativity in the world into positivity! 3. Meet both of my grandpas.
Adam: 1. For my Chihuahua lilo to live as long as I do. 2. Cure for cancer 3. To have the power to make anyone do whatever I want. Muauauahaha.
9. Your theme song?
Melanie: ‘Three Little Birds” Bob Marley
Adam: Peter Bjorn & John – nothing to worry about
10. Skyline or Goldstar?
Melanie: Goldstar, duh. We’re tight with the owners. Lol (they are one of our clients)
Stephanie and Luke's wedding at Ault park was one of my favorites last summer. It was a quick engagement with not a lot of frills and fuss. They just wanted to be married and have a great party. That it definitely was! They are an amazingly gorgeous couple, and I can't help but think of them everytime I hear Jason Mraz sing "I'm Yours". Wishing you as much happiness in the second year as the first!
my first photobooth shots of the night with Reagan from StudioZ films, April from Bluebird Photography and Erin of Lucky Me! Can you tell we were still trying to figure it all out in the first photo?
Later I had to drag in Matt + Dan from Lifetime Films. Love working with these guys. So much fun.
Towards the end of the evening, I finally connected with one of my favorite flower gurus, Katie Elfers. She provided the flowers for the event and sent everyone home with some beautiful creations. I mean, how cute is she? Love you Katie.
Happy 2nd anniversary!!!!
Check out Lindsey + Phil's client page for more amazing photography by Sutography.