columbus ohio

Katie & Justin

Katie&Justin-029.jpg

Katie and Justin wanted a wintery forest setting for their engagement session, and the weather and location couldn't have been any more perfect. I have wanted to shoot these trees since I first hear about them, and was so excited when Katie suggested it. To stay warm, they enjoyed some hot coffee in the middle of the session, which helped to combat the 14 degree temps.

Enjoy this winter wonderland enchanted forest session!

S Family

spector-078.jpg

When Kate first contacted me about photographing her family, I was so excited that she truly understood lifestyle photography. It's a hard concept for some people - invite me into your home but then try to pretend I'm not there. Typically for an in-home session I'll do a combination of posed, semi-posed, and purely lifestyle, which is exactly what we did here. This is the home Kate and he sister grew up in, and she wanted to make sure they captured as much as possible in case the family ever moves away. My favorite part: baking their traditional family cookie recipe. They even had the original copy of the recipe. Thanks guys for letting me into your home and sharing a glimpse of the love and memories you've shared there.

Anne & Brandon

05anne&brandon-092.jpg

Anne and Brandon were married in the late fall, on a chilly (windy!) day. If you haven't been to The Ivory Room, it has spectacular views of the city, located in the Miranova 2 building. Although we weren't really able take portraits outdoors due to the rain and wind, the lobby of the building provided a lot of natural light and open space for group photos. And after the ceremony right before the reception started, we snuck outside with the couple, under an umbrella and photographed the city in the background.

Of course the weather didn't matter at all once they said their vows and celebrated on the dance floor. Congratulations Anne & Brandon! Thanks for making us a part of your day.

Kate


THANK YOU TO THESE AWESOME PEOPLE FOR HELPING COMPLETE THE DAY:

  • Florist: Bloomtastic

  • DJ: DJ - Jordan - Platinum Music

  • Catering: The Ivory Room - Cameron Mitchell Premier Events

  • Cake/Desserts: The Suisse Shop

  • Wedding Dress: The Dress Gallery in Wichita, Kansas

  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Le Jeune Mariee

  • Groom's Suit/Tux: Pursuit

  • Groomsmen Attire: Pursuit

  • Venue: The Ivory Room at Miranova

  • Officiant: United Marriage Services - Damian King

  • Hair: Jenna Burchett

  • Makeup: Jenna Burchett


C Family

corl-037.jpg

Karlie + David

ab396-img.jpg

I'm so excited to finally share more photos from one of our favorite 2016 weddings! Karlie & David were married on a beautiful sunny September day in the heart of Franklinton. Mike and I fell IN LOVE with Strongwater the moment we walked in. As a venue, it's definitely one of the most interesting and versatile spaces Columbus has to offer. And Karlie & David had so many beautiful details - more specifically, an amazing custom floral arrangement for the ceremony space (by Evergreen Flower Co, see below). And as always, thanks to the other vendors who helped to pull off a flawless day for the happy couple (see credits below). Enjoy!

bbf53-01preceremony-001.jpg
a8e59-01preceremony-003.jpg
05fda-01preceremony-019.jpg
8a72d-01preceremony-007.jpg
00ed0-01preceremony-010.jpg
af4f0-01preceremony-041.jpg
ba01b-01preceremony-050.jpg
948d3-01preceremony-062.jpg
4ea7c-01preceremony-068.jpg
1f711-02firstlook-005.jpg
ebef6-02firstlook-012.jpg
1ae76-02firstlook-027.jpg
7502a-03ceremony-001.jpg
e0a3b-03ceremony-007.jpg
05c2e-03ceremony-040.jpg
fdc49-03ceremony-043.jpg
cb13e-03ceremony-104.jpg
84eef-03ceremony-125.jpg
c847a-05weddingparty-015.jpg
4eac8-05weddingparty-026.jpg
863e0-05weddingparty-084.jpg
dc2c9-06karlie26david-004.jpg
0df12-06karlie26david-011.jpg
e22fa-06karlie26david-039.jpg
b7461-06karlie26david-054.jpg
b08a9-06karlie26david-065.jpg
18997-06karlie26david-068.jpg
cafc8-06karlie26david-072.jpg
e7aff-06karlie26david-030.jpg
5c410-06karlie26david-084.jpg
6d3e9-06karlie26david-101.jpg
12393-06karlie26david-124.jpg
100cf-07reception-002.jpg
1d327-07reception-006.jpg
f3de0-07reception-028.jpg
8ec55-07reception-076.jpg
a9aca-07reception-040.jpg
185e9-07reception-056.jpg
80fa0-07reception-050.jpg
7bb6f-07reception-113.jpg
42ba9-07reception-115.jpg
50916-07reception-118.jpg
668bf-07reception-135.jpg
c30ca-07reception-155.jpg

And thanks again to the entire team!

Florist: Evergreen Flower Co.

DJ / Band: Donnie Mossman

Cake/Desserts: Kittie's Cakes

Wedding Dress: Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta from B. Loved Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Groom's Suit/Tux: Express

Venue: Strongwater

Invitations: Wedding Paper Diva

Hair: Christina Mazerik

Makeup: Stacy Redmond

Bethany & Sam

b0277-b2bs-19.jpg

It's getting close to our official start of wedding season, and in honor of our next wedding, I thought I'd feature these two lovebirds on the blog. Bethany and Sam had the most beautiful fall evening for their e-session. The trees in Goodale Park were on fire, and we were lucky enough to get some golden evening light. When I first met Bethany and Sam, we clicked INSTANTLY. To the point where we later said "Did we just become best friends?!"

Bethany's outgoing personality amazes me. And Sam is so calm and collected, but yet just goofy enough to make Bethany laugh. Like when I asked him to whisper sweet nothings into Bethany's ear during their session, and he whispered literally... nothing except "whisper, whisper, whisper". It worked though, and Bethany was cracking up.

Anyway, have fun looking through these and reminiscing about those beautiful fall evenings. Hopefully these cold temps subside and we'll be outside surrounded by spring blooms in no time.

xoxox,

Kate

f28ed-b2bs-44.jpg
f74ef-b2bs-9.jpg
d599e-b2bs-21.jpg
df2af-b2bs-7.jpg
05849-b2bs-26.jpg
cd013-b2bs-8.jpg
c4ca8-b2bs-15.jpg
a4ee2-b2bs-28.jpg
8c914-b2bs-34.jpg
ece6c-b2bs-40.jpg
ffc03-b2bs-42.jpg
09d3e-b2bs-50.jpg
67cc2-b2bs-62.jpg
ec002-b2bs-64.jpg
b056f-b2bs-68.jpg
1ea84-b2bs-74.jpg
fb6c2-b2bs-78.jpg

Jessica & Nick

9a77b-img.jpg

Jessica & Nick are a wonderfully fun and laid back couple. I learned that they met at work here in Columbus, before later relocating to Texas (yes, they planned the wedding from TX). The story (as told by Jessica's sister/MOH) is pretty funny, but here's the gist: Jessica starts working at Abbott where Nick had been working for a few months; Nick passes love notes to Jessica over their cubicles; Jessica falls for Nick and the rest is history. I love it. Anyway, I met these two over a year ago when they were in town for the holidays. I couldn't wait for their wedding because not only was it on NEW YEARS EVE(!) but the reception was at Dock580, where Mike and I got married, so I'm naturally biased.

I should mention that despite a streak of warm December weather, it was absolutely freezing that day. We did manage to get a few photos outside, and in the snow, but I didn't want to torture them too much. Enjoy browsing through their lovely wedding day and make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Thank you Jessica & Nick for choosing us to be there with you! 

22746-1preceremony-3.jpg
3cfd1-1preceremony-7.jpg
efe8b-1preceremony-8.jpg
c83b3-1preceremony-1.jpg
af85a-1preceremony-16.jpg
b9fe2-1preceremony-19.jpg
579ea-1preceremony-29.jpg
c2833-1preceremony-34.jpg
804d7-1preceremony-43.jpg
84f2d-1preceremony-48.jpg
9fd45-1preceremony-69.jpg
e2df1-1preceremony-61.jpg
49cfc-1preceremony-76.jpg
f6980-1preceremony-74.jpg
48f87-1preceremony-65.jpg
adc4d-1preceremony-82.jpg
cdc22-1preceremony-62.jpg
2a8dd-1preceremony-63.jpg
aa1dc-2firstlook-6.jpg
f4ad1-2firstlook-8.jpg
c5cfc-2firstlook-10.jpg
cb695-2firstlook-14.jpg
58829-2firstlook-28.jpg
68dfb-2firstlook-35.jpg
6f9c7-3jessica2bnick-2.jpg
e7b10-3jessica2bnick-6.jpg
e3ac8-3jessica2bnick-15.jpg
d493b-3jessica2bnick-17.jpg
8b401-3jessica2bnick-24.jpg
73314-3jessica2bnick-32.jpg
bdfee-3jessica2bnick-44.jpg
9aaf3-3jessica2bnick-59.jpg
c6d49-4weddingparty-1.jpg
e918c-4weddingparty-6.jpg
86d18-4weddingparty-11.jpg
6d6bc-4weddingparty-20.jpg
fd7a9-4weddingparty-116.jpg
ae2be-5ceremony-1.jpg
3cdae-5ceremony-38.jpg
4a0a6-5ceremony-77.jpg
289b2-5ceremony-79.jpg
b9991-5ceremony-81.jpg
72680-5ceremony-87.jpg
465e1-5ceremony-92.jpg
5512d-5ceremony-120.jpg
0b48f-5ceremony-124.jpg
feae7-5ceremony-131.jpg
d9833-6groups-61.jpg
6b846-6groups-64.jpg
fb7cc-6groups-66.jpg
d1da5-7reception-1.jpg
d50f4-7reception-4.jpg
44141-7reception-10.jpg
58798-7reception-13.jpg
bc462-7reception-22.jpg
2879e-7reception-24.jpg
81f9f-7reception-36.jpg
6a363-7reception-45.jpg
3e793-7reception-53.jpg
e34de-7reception-59.jpg
6c78d-7reception-77.jpg
1b0ea-7reception-103.jpg
34857-7reception-114.jpg
25fe2-7reception-115.jpg
1c733-7reception-127.jpg
23ba4-7reception-130.jpg
786a5-7reception-141.jpg
f2d14-7reception-151.jpg
8a340-7reception-153.jpg
eb9d5-7reception-161.jpg
33fe5-7reception-165.jpg
57169-7reception-176.jpg