After a slew of rainy summer days, Rachel and Josh had nothing but sun and smiles for their wedding. We took a trip to Iuka park for their first look and pictures with family and the wedding party before heading back to Xenos Christian Fellowship for the ceremony and reception. Photo booth, taco bar, and cupcakes? Check, check, and check. Ear to ear smiles and body shaking belly laughs with these awesome newlyweds? Yep, yep, yep.

A big congrats to Rachel and Josh!

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Josh and Kim’s wedding blended some Vietnamese traditions into the most American of holidays during their amazing 4th of July wedding. Everybody got ready at the Hyatt before heading up to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for their ceremony. Grange Insurance Audubon Center provided a beautiful setting for the reception.  In the midst of one of the rainiest summers I can remember, the 4th ended up being so gorgeous that much of the crowd could be found enjoying beverages outside for a good portion of the night.

Happy birthday, America, and happy wedding day to Josh and Kim!

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If you ask me what my favorite thing about being a wedding photographer is, the answer might change from day to day. Sometimes it’s the opportunities for creativity, sometimes it’s the fun and challenge of running a business, but often, as in the case of Billy and Joel’s wedding, it’s about the stories I get to be a part of and help document.

I could tell you about the vintage car they had for their getaway after running through an epic shower of birdseed. I could go on about the choreographed first dance, or the table full of RSVP letters from celebrities and the White House. I will tell you that the wedding would have been fun and meaningful for them and all the friends and family present, regardless of when it was held. But it just so happened that the wedding they had been planning took place the day after the Supreme Court decided in favor of marriage equality.

Weddings are always big, emotional affairs, even more so when the couple has been together for 18 years like these two. Throw an historic court decision on top of that, and it takes it to a whole other level. I think their wedding day hashtag sums it up perfectly – #ItsAboutDamnTimeBillyJoel

A huge congrats to Vasilios and Joel!

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For the second time in one weekend I got to shoot a laid back, early wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory. Catherine and Keith couldn’t have asked for a more perfect spring day to have a ceremony inside the palm house, and cocktail hour outside. After the ceremony we went outside for some portrait time before heading back in for lunch, speeches, and a couple attempts at a bouquet toss.:)

A big congrats to Catherine and Keith!

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Cool couple – check. Cool location – check. Cool weather – not so much, but I can’t complain about sunny summer days. If you look through the pictures, you won’t need me to tell you that Lauren and AJ and their entire crew made this one heck-of-a fun wedding to shoot. Art and music lovers from Westerville to Portland and back, the wedding at the Vault was full of great moments from their first look in a colorful, graffiti covered alley, to night shots on a nearby rooftop. Good times and good people all around!

Congrats to Lauren and AJ!

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