Lauren + Timmy // Cleveland, OH // Wedding

Lauren + Timmy's wedding day was so magical! The couple found me through a mutual friend from high school and we'd talked on the phone months prior to meeting, as the two live in Arizona but were both Cleveland born & raised. The first time we met in person was at a local favorite, Mama Santa's in Little Italy. Lauren and Timmy told me that Mama Santa's, the small pizza joint on the corner of the street, was the couple's first stop after stepping off the plane in Cleveland whenever they arrived home. That's when I knew we'd be a good fit.

 When I asked Lauren if she was nervous on the day of her wedding, the soon-to-be bride answered calmly, "I mean, Timmy's my best friend. Why would I be nervous to spend the rest of my life with my best friend?" The line was delivered so gracefully and authentically, and it was truly evident throughout the entire time I spent with them. The energy of the entire wedding party was so fun and wild, I constantly felt like I was surrounded by good friends. 

What a wonderful way to kick off the first wedding of the year! If this was a reflection of my upcoming weddings, I truly can't wait for the following weddings this 2018. 

If you're interested in booking a 2018 shoot, whether it's a family, couple, or solo portrait session, please fill out my contact form here! I'm looking forward to working with you!


Britt's Homecoming Ceremony // Columbus, OH // Event

This is such a special post for me! I've known Sarah for a while... bubbly, extremely friendly, and always smiling, I've always loved the time I get to spend with her and her family. I met Sarah through my best friend's high school best friend, who is Sarah's brother. Over the past year I've grown to know her and we always have a wonderful time working together, which is why I was thrilled when she asked me if I'd be willing to drive down to Columbus to photograph her husband Britt's homecoming ceremony.

Sarah and Britt's story is beautiful; they worked together and, Sarah explained, always caught glances from across the room. Over time, the two fell in love and were married in September of 2015. Britt was deployed in Afghanistan last year on April 1st -- a whole year has passed since that day and I am so excited to have been able to document Britt's homecoming!

When we arrived at the airport base that the soldiers were being dropped off at, you could literally feel the energy and tension in the air. The excitement for brothers, sisters, spouses, and children to arrive back at home safely was overwhelming. Although I had never even met Britt, butterflies flew around in my stomach whenever I heard any small noise that may signify his arrival. After waiting around twenty minutes that felt like hours, the soldiers arrived and the whole room was full of laughter and tears and hugs. It was truly beautiful. 

I am so thankful to have been able to document Britt's homecoming and all of the emotions that went along with it! Absorbing all of that excitement and joy was outstanding and like nothing I'd ever experienced before; it was truly a gift to have been there. 

Congratulations, Sarah and Britt! And thank you to all of those who have served our country.