Another one of our amazing Cincinnati Couples got married! Earlier this year, we did their engagement session too. You can read all about how we met Sarah and Ben and the awesome time we had with them here (CLICK ME)! Fun fact about these two… after being together for over 6 years, their first kiss was on their wedding day! Can you believe it? No wonder they were extra EXTRA excited. We love learning more about our brides and grooms, especially when it’s as fun and unique as that! These two were smitten all day! Now for the details…
Sarah started her big day by hanging out with her mom and bridesmaids at her and Ben’s NEW home. Everyone laughed, cheered, and got excited for the day all morning. When it came time to put the dress on, Sarah’s mom helped get her in. It was super sweet because Sarah had her bridesmaids turn around for a big reveal of her with her dress on. Her bridesmaids helped with the details of jewelry, the belt, and shoes! Sarah and her dad had a first look in the front yard of their home. It was super sweet and even more smiley! Sarah was radiating with joy all morning – it’s so obvious how happy she is in the photos!
Ben and his groomsmen met us at the park after we had finished taking pictures of Sarah and her bridesmaids at the same park (these two were doing their first look down the aisle, so no peeking)! Then it was ceremony time! Just like any wedding day, things get a little behind schedule – This didn’t bother Sarah or Ben at all! These two were just excited that they were getting married and got to celebrate with friends and family afterward! After a sweet ceremony and long-awaited first kiss, Sarah and Ben were married! We headed to a few spots downtown, and of course, the beautiful Cincinnati Bridge for pictures of the newlyweds. Then it was time for the reception.
Sarah and Ben brought in a wonderful band who played awesome swing/dance music all evening long – It was extra special because her grandfather was playing in the band too! The venue they chose actually used to be an old church! It was converted into a reception hall. Talk about an epic location! There were toasts, laughs, cake cutting, and lots and LOTS of dancing. In case you missed our blog post on their engagement session, these two are professional dancers! Again, you can view that here (CLICK ME)! Half way through the reception, Sarah went in a back room and came out in a knee length wedding dress! It was such a fun surprise – only a few people knew the secret to her long removable skirt on her dress. I guess it would be pretty hard to dance in a heavy, floor length gown (especially with how these two professionals dance)!
This was a beautiful wedding to be a part of – We have loved getting to know you two through your dancing (at a different wedding we took photos at), through your engagement session, and now, your wedding day. After weddings like these, we feel like we have made some lifelong friends. We hope you guys had a wonderful wedding day. We wish you guys the best of luck on this new path called marriage!
-Dustin and Corynn
Remember Paige and Andrew from their super awesome Cincinnati engagement session? Well, if not, you can read all about it here (CLICK ME)! These two came all the way from Cincinnati Ohio to get married in Fort Wayne. It was just as fall was about to end her – It was a beautiful, colorful fall day!
Paige and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day at the Trinity Methodist Church. Andrew and his groomsmen did do, but in a different part of the church! Their first look was down the aisle, so they didn’t want any spoilers! Paige was helped into her dress and shoes by her mom and beautiful bridesmaids. After getting completely ready and doing final touches on hair and makeup, Paige had a first look with her dad. After some other family members greeted her in all of her bridal beauty, it was ceremony time! Paige was escorted down the aisle by her Dad. Andrew was so happy! The two shared vows and kissed! They were married! After a sweet send off from the church, we headed out for some wedding party photos! It was the most perfect fall day… in November! Indiana’s weather will forever keep us on our toes. We had the most vibrant oranges and yellows to work with, and the most awesome couple too! After rocking some photos, it was finally time for these guys to relax and party!
Paige and Andrew’s reception was at the beautiful Baker Street Station in downtown Fort Wayne. This venue’s history and architecture make it so memorable, plus the food is top notch. After eating a delicious meal, hearing sweet toasts, and cutting their cake (in a very unique way), these two danced all night long. It was an honor to be your wedding photographers and be a part of such a special time in your lives! We hope you enjoy the photos just as much as we loved taking them! Best wishes to you guys.
-Dustin & Corynn
This blog post is extra special because it’s about my awesome sister, Natalie! Oh… and her now Husband Tim (we love him). Natalie and Tim are wedding photographers too – guess it runs in the family! They live in the Myrtle Beach area and do stunning beach weddings. These two decided to get married in Fort Wayne because the majority of the friends and family (us) live here! This wedding day went a little bit different for Corynn and I since we were both in the wedding day events! Metea Park was a beautiful location for Natalie and Tim’s lovely fall wedding day.
We met up with Natalie at the hotel while she was getting ready with her bridal party! Corynn helped with hair, makeup, getting dressed, and more! Everyone looked stellar and ready for the big day! After we got all the getting ready pictures of the girls, we headed over to Metea Park to meet up with Tim and his groomsmen. After putting on jackets, pinning boutonnieres, and straightening bow ties, it was time for Natalie to get in her dress! Our mom and Corynn helped Natalie into her dress! Then Natalie’s bridesmaids (made up of mostly my sisters) helped with the details. After a sweet first touch between Natalie and Tim, it was ceremony time! The two performed a sweet sand ceremony during the wedding, kissed, and we’re married! After some lengthy family portraits, it was time for some pictures of just Nat and Tim. Then it was dinner time and dancing!
There were some hiccups in the day just like every other wedding, but it was still an amazing day filled with family! We loved getting to celebrate Natalie and Tim on their big day- These guys were just meant to be! Can’t wait for you guys to move back to Fort Wayne some day!
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Sara and Austin! These two are getting married next year at Union 12. Because these two work most evenings, we decided to do an early morning engagement session at good ol’ Metea Park in Fort Wayne.
This sunrise session was beautiful! We started at the tall grass which looked golden in the morning. From there, we walked to all sides of the park to capture a lot of variety for Sara and Austin. Sara wore a long sleeve, burgundy colored dress will accent belle sleeves, paired with tall brown boots! Austin matched with a plain grey quarter zip pullover, dark blue jeans, and brown shoes. These two rocked it!
Typically with our couples, the gals are way more excited for the photos then their partners. Austin on the other hand had a great attitude about it! He didn’t need any warm up time in front of the camera. These two were natural with each other from the beginning to the end of their session with us.
This sunrise session went great – These two were a piece of cake to photograph! We are excited to share Sara and Austin’s beautiful engagement session and are even more excited for their wedding next year at Union 12! Until then, happy planning!
-Dustin & Corynn
When Groovy Guy Gifts reached out to us, we were super excited! As wedding photographers, we really love to support small businesses, especially ones that help take the stress off wedding planning for our brides and grooms. This company does just that! We’ve even had to opportunity to see first hand the quality of their products. We picked what we thought some of our groomsmen would like, which is the personalized box with a unique engraved flask and pocket knife. We are really excited to share this service with our couples because of the ease and convenience of the process. One of the best parts about Groovy Guy Gifts is that all of the customization is free – There is also free shipping! Some other gifts that stood out to us were the personalized wallet, the caricature iron flask, and the combat travel bag! So why don’t you head over their website and save yourself some wedding stress? Not planning a wedding? Well, this company does more than groomsmen gifts… They also have an awesome selection of Christmas gifts. Go check them out (CLICK ME)!
Olivia and Austin are married! You may remember them from their super sweet Clear Lake engagement session with us. You can see all of those photos and read about their session here (CLICK ME)! We are so excited to share their awesome wedding day details and photos. Here’s their big day…
The day started at Olivia’s family home. Her and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting the hair and makeup done while sipping on mimosas. Olivia gifted each of her bridesmaids a custom tote with different phrases on them describing everyone uniquely and shirts monogrammed with everyone’s initials. Even their little dog was dressed to par in his little Velcro tux! After getting ready, everyone headed over to the church. Once everyone was at the church, Olivia was helped in to bed dress by her mom, and her bridesmaids helped with jewelry and shoes – beautiful details! Olivia and her girls hung out in a different part of the church while the guys arrived (couldn’t spoil that first look down the aisle), then it was ceremony time!
The ceremony was held at St. jude Catholic Church. Once everyone was seated, Olivia and her dad made their way down the aisle. After a super sweet ceremony, these two were married! They were just smitten and so happy!
The best part is that the rain for the day held off for awhile! This poor couple went through a lot of unfortunate weather while scheduling their engagement session with us – rain rain and more rain! Because of all their trouble with the weather while scheduling their engagement session, we were sure there would be good weather on the wedding day! We were half right! A lot of the day was sunny, but it poured rain at one point! Luckily, the weather was beautiful and sunny leading up to the ceremony and some of the time after. After the ceremony, everyone hopped in to the trolly. Our first stop was Olivia’s grandma’s house. She had passed away recently and Olivia wanted to incorporate her into their big day! Given the incoming weather, we ended up doing all of the bridal party photos there. After it started raining, everyone hopped back in the trolly where we stopped at the Deerpark Irish Pub! Since we couldn’t take photos in the rain, we could at least take pictures in the bar! Olivia and Austin has great spirits about the weather too. They made the most out of the situation! After enjoying some quality time with each other and a few beers, it was time for the reception!
The reception was at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. There were wild flowers and greenery decorating everything and a beautiful cake covered in florals. This wedding reception was just down right beautiful! Olivia’s dad gave a wonderful toast, as did the best man and maid of honor. Lots and lots of happy tears! Family is very important to Olivia and Austin. You may recognize Olivia’s now maiden name, Henry! She is Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s niece. This wedding was so awesome to be apart of. Every detail was so thought through and unique to them as a couple. We have enjoyed getting to know you guys through this awesome and happy part of your lives – We wish you a happy marriage!
-Dustin & Corynn