Adam & Kathryn {Old Orchard Wedding}

Last week, Heather and I made our way to Hannibal, MO. A quaint little town where Mark Twain was raised. Even more exciting, Hannibal is home to one of the most amazing wedding venues, The Orchard. Adam & Kathryn got married under a huge silver oak tree, surrounded by family and friends. The love they share is strong, but their love for Jesus is even stronger! They live a mission filled life and I am so excited to see how God uses them, as His hands and feet. The Orchard has been added to my list of favorite venues I have photographed. Everything the couple needed was there, and oh so beautiful! The couple got ready in the old farm house. Married in the yard.  Danced the night away in the big old barn, across the gravel driveway. The Details Getting Ready Adam and Kathryn chose to not see each other before the ceremony, but wanted to have a prayer together. We were so honored to be able to capture the beautiful moment for them. The Ceremony Mine forever! Bridal Party Portraits And when we showing up matching the wedding party, a photo is in order 😉 Dancing under the stars The Reception   Hope you two are having the best time in...
Dominic & Caitlyn {Wedding Day}

Dominic & Caitlyn {Wedding Day}

Dominic & Caitlyn, it was such an honor to be in Aruba with you two <3 We loved celebrating with you and spending time with your family and friends! I am so excited to share these photos, it was such an amazing day I could hardly choose what photos to post. I’m gonna stop talking and let the photos speak for themselves <3 {getting ready} Caitlyn, you were such a beautiful bride!! {ceremony} {bridal party} {portraits} Pretty much models, you two 🙂 So beautiful!...
Tom & Breffni

Tom & Breffni

Ah, where to begin?! This was a dream come true! An amazing, fun loving couple in a location you see in movies (literally, cause its where Game of Thrones was filmed)! We had such a great time photographing this couple ay Murlough Bay when we were there last month! Tom is an incredible wedding photographer in Northern Ireland, it was such an honor to do this session for...
Seth & Keri {Wedding Day Portraits}

Seth & Keri {Wedding Day Portraits}

What an honor to be a part of Seth & Keri’s day! Seth and I became fast friends when i first moved to Archbold a few years ago. It has truly been such a blessing watching their friendship bloom to dating and now into marriage all through God’s guiding hand. This couple shines with love for God and for each other. Surrounded by their closest friends and family they shared their vows and promised forever to each other. All the details came together perfectly and it was more then they could have ever dreamed. For the first look they wanted to read their vows to each other and then see each other. I couldn’t narrow the photos down, so here’s a bunch from their first look. We headed to Beroskes Greenhouses for the rest of the portraits. …and it was amazinggg.  Keri, you were such a beautiful bride! You two <3 Flowers by, Weeping Willow Florist Dresses from, Encore Bridal & Altar’d State We asked Seth & Keri, “What is your most valuable piece of advice you can share with future couples?” Their answer, “Center your relationship around Christ and pray together on a regular basis. Don’t get so caught up in the stressful or busy times that you forget to have fun and laugh together :)” Hope you two are having the best time in Europe!...
Winter Styled Shoot

Winter Styled Shoot

Creating a styled shoot has been on my goal list for awhile now and a few weeks ago I finally made it happen!! Through it all I was able to meet and work with some amazing creatives in the Northwest Ohio area. It was such a great day seeing everything come to life. Everyone was awesome and I couldn’t be happier on how it turned out! I had the hardest time narrowing down the photos, so get ready for an overload! Be sure to check out the websites of everyone involved, they are listed below. Models: Lande Hancock Instagram: @landerae93 Youssef Jabaly Instagram: @youssef_georges Photography: Sarah Kilgus Instagram: @sarahlanzkilgus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Heather-Sarah-Photography-110089039042733/ Website: www.heatherandsarahphoto.com Decor: Cheryl Ametewee Instagram: @theretrodollhouse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retrodollhouse/ Makeup: Jessica for Makeup by Amy Lewis & Co. Instagram: @makeupbyamylewis Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/makeupbyamylewis/ Website: www.makeupbyamylewis.com Hair: Emily Myers Instagram: @gussyupboutique Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GussyUp419/ Cake: Nicole Callis Instagram: @columbussweetsandtreats Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusSweetsAndTreats/ Flowers: Jenny VanHoutte Instagram: @gardenview_flowers Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GardenviewFlowersJerryVanHoutte/?pnref=lhc Website: https://www.gardenviewweddings.com Etched Glasses: Shawn McKeon Instagram: @swissmisscloset Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwissMissCloset?ref=si_shop Calligraphy: Lindsay Whitlow Instagram: @lindsaycwhitlow Website: http://whitlowdesign.co Venue: Nazareth Hall Instagram: @nazarethhall Website: www.nazarethhall.com Grooms Attire: Ticknors in Toledo Instagram: @ticknors Website:...
Ben & Cayla {Engaged}

Ben & Cayla {Engaged}

These two. They are made for each other and they don’t let anything get them down, including a cold, rainy New England day. We met up at Storm King Art Center in New York, I pulled up next to them grabbed my camera and shut the door. With the keys inside. I learned a couple things that morning. One, I have the most amazing clients who are patient and easy going. And two, AAA is a wonderful thing to have! Ben & Cayla, thanks for being awesome! I am so excited for your wedding and through rain & locked cars, you guys rocked this shoot!! One more special thing about this couple, we photographed their sister’s wedding this past May!! It makes my heart so happy when we get invited back to siblings weddings! You two make such a beautiful...
Andrew & Meagan {Wedding Day}

Andrew & Meagan {Wedding Day}

The forecast called for rain all week, but it didn’t dampen their spirits! We had a rain plan and we were ready! Fast forward to the wedding, the most beautiful Autumn day. I think there was a lot of people praying, and God heard 🙂 Andrew & Meagan, what an amazing day! Thank you for letting us be a part of it and celebrate with you! You are a special couple and that was so clear on your wedding day. Surrounded by family & friends, it was easy to see how loved you are! Hair & Makeup: Salon Vogue Dress from: Mariellas Flowers: Wild Flowers Venue: Tunxis Cupcakes: The Cupcake Bug {Getting Ready} {Ceremony} {Portraits & Bridal Party}   Cutest ring bearer ever 🙂   {Reception} First dance song: “From the Ground up” Played for them by their friends, Cody Griffen & Mike Thomas Mother/Son dance song: “A Mothers...
A Journey

A Journey

Anyone who reads our blog knows, while we are good at blogging our weddings, we rarely post anything else. You can blame that on me, since Sarah is in charge of blogging the weddings and I, well, am obviously not a great blogger! I wanted to share a bit about my personal journey as the newborn part of our business. When we started out we photographed everything and everyone, everywhere! We learned a ton those first few years: about cameras, photography, running a business, and ourselves. When we started getting comfortable with kids, families and weddings a few years into our official business, I found out I was expecting (again). Naturally, I wanted newborn pictures of my 3rd baby and, with a little research, a whole new world opened up. I discovered studio style newborn photos, of peacefully sleeping angelic newborns instead of the pictures I had of my first two: red from crying, cross eyed in photos, laying in awkwardly posed angles. This was before pinterest was a thing (imagine all of us who wedding planned back then!) and Facebook wasn’t super popular. Somehow I still found Rachel and she changed my life. Rachel’s business started a few years before our own. Her personal story of her young adulthood resounded strongly with my own and where I was coming from. I found her because she had poured herself into newborn photography and self learned a ton of tricks and tips that she wanted to share with others like herself. I bought her very first original posing guide and she became something like a star to me. Little did I...
Nick & Gosia {Wedding Day}

Nick & Gosia {Wedding Day}

A couple years ago we were shooting a wedding and as we were leaving the reception, we heard someone yell out “You guys are awesome and we are going to hire you for our wedding!” Fast forward to right now, they are married and we were so privileged to be there helping celebrate their day!! These two are made for each other. They  have an awesome love story and a beautiful little boy. They got married on Nicks fathers farm and it was perfect. Backyard weddings are my favorite…hint hint to anyone planing a backyard wedding 🙂 They did such a great job planning and decorating, so much love poured into it. I had the hardest time trying to narrow down photos for the blog post, so get ready for a photo overload!! {Getting Ready} This photo makes me laugh, he did NOT want the boutineer on! 🙂 {Ceremony} {Portraits}...

Matt & Gina {Wedding Day}

Matt & Gina, what an amazing day you had. So much love and laughter and happy tears. I am so glad we could be a part of it. Flowers & Decor/ Country Girl Collections Hair & Makeup/ That Girl  Venue/ The Farm at Summit Wynds  {Getting Ready}   {Ceremony} {Portraits}...