It's the first day of August and I feel like I've been waiting for this month to arrive since, well, since I found out I was pregnant at the end of November! Our baby boy is due in 9 days and we are absolutely ready to meet our little love. At 36 weeks pregnant I photographed my last wedding before taking maternity leave and it was AMAZING! Caitlin and Sean's wedding day was so beautiful here in Columbus on July 14th at the Athletic Club of Columbus. Talk about a gorgeous venue, ahhhh it was so elegant and classy inside. Caitlin and Sean were so much fun to photograph and run around Columbus with for bridal party portraits.
It's wedding Wednesday over here and I've got another gorgeous couple to show off! Kelly and Ben's wedding day was sooooo dreamy here in Columbus last month at the Wells Barn (part of the Franklin Park Conservatory). Have I mentioned how much I LOVE an outdoor wedding?! Ahhh, my favorite. It was the perfect mix of chic, intimate, and rustic. Typical Ohio weather was calling for rain all day and luckily it held off until the very end of the bride & grooms portraits, which actually created a pretty dramatic dark sky as a backdrop for a few of the photos against the barn. It all turned out to be perfect though and everyone danced the night away inside the Wells Barn as the rain poured through the night. I loved all of the details that made their day complete, especially the bridal party colors, Kelly's jewelry, and Ben's stitched in initials and wedding date on his suit shirt.
Another beautiful wedding on the blog today! And this one is super close to my heart as we got to celebrate the beautiful marriage between our friends Kelly and Troy! I met Kelly in 2008 at UD when I went to visit my best friend Steph. I can't even count how many fun times we all had together when I would make weekend trips throughout our four years of college to go visit all of the girls. I remember meeting Troy our senior year of college and him and Kelly were just perfect together. Since I didn't get to see this group of friends as often, as we all were starting to graduate and go our own ways with careers, I loved keeping in touch with Kelly through social media and seeing all of her and Troy's photos together. Troy proposed in such a romantic way on the rooftop of the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati with all of their family and friends there to celebrate. So it only made sense that they decided to go back to Rhinegeist and celebrate another huge event in their lives...their WEDDING reception!
Happy Monday!! I can't believe June is almost over, this summer is flying by already. Totally fine by me, as we can't wait for our little love to make his entrance into the world in just about 6 weeks!! AHHHHH!! :) I've been saying for awhile how I planned on sharing all about my pregnancy so far, and I finally had some down time today! They aren't kidding when they say you go through lots of ups and down during pregnancy. Which makes sense right?!...I'm creating a human over here! I'll never forget the day we found out I was pregnant, and it's been the best blessing ever since. I think every emotion possible ran through both Sean and I's bodies/minds...excitement, shock, nervousness, scared, happy beyond belief. I feel like I have always been meant to be a mom, and I can't wait to raise lots of babies with my hubby and create an incredible family together.
Nothing is better than a glowing mama-to-be! My good friend Erica and her husband Adam are expecting their first baby girl and I could not be more excited for them!! It has been so much fun being pregnant at the same time with Erica. Our little babes are due two weeks apart so it's been nice to have a friend to talk to about the crazy things our bodies do during this beautiful time in our lives.
Erica is seriously just GLOWING and was an absolute dream to photograph. I loved taking these maternity photos for her and Adam.
Hello friends!! I hope everyone is enjoying their start to summer, especially with this exceptionally warm weather! All I want to do it be outside all day and soak up the sunshine. It's been a busy past three weekends with weddings and capturing the love between so many beautiful couples. I actually have a little break between now and my next wedding in July and then I will be taking my MATERNITY LEAVE! AHHHH! :) We are so ready for our little guy to arrive, but I will share a personal post with more about this pregnancy adventure once things slow down over here. Memorial day weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of photographing Lauren and Trey's wedding in Westerville and it was a gorgeous celebration full of laughter, happiness, and lots of special Disney themed details!