wedding

Stephanie Winter's Wedding, Columbus, Ohio, October 2018

I don’t shoot weddings very often. In fact, I don’t even advertise myself as a wedding photographer. But when a friend asks for a favor because her father, who is a photographer, is IN the wedding, you make an exception!

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The wedding and reception were on the property of Stephanie’s new in-laws and it was absolutely beautiful. The ceremony was held on the family’s waterfront property and the reception took place in the tented backyard of the main house. To get from the ceremony to the reception, we passed through the property’s tree farm and took portraits! Hair and makeup were provided by Hey Pretty! Beauty.

Stylized Bridal Trial with Hey Pretty! Beauty, Columbus, Ohio, July 2018

Did you know Hey Pretty! Beauty has their own skincare line? You can contact info@heyprettybeauty.com to get your hands on it!

When Hey Pretty! Beauty gets new team members, they put them through a trial and I was there to photograph this one!

Erin and Kirstin got to practice on a real trial for HPB bride! Then, we went out downtown to shoot some bridal portraits.

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Transformation Tuesday- Model Maegan, 10 years of shooting and sneak peak Hey! Pretty beauty Shoot

I have mentioned it before, but in light of some awesome images I have recently captured of her, I had to mention it again. Maegan Furst was my very first, and long time, fashion model. We started shooting in 2007 and she didn't even blink when I asked her to do weirdo things, like wear a bridesmaid dress into a pond or wear an evening gown pumping gas (all on film and a story for another time, haha). This girl has never second guessed a concept, nor turned down an invitation to shoot. I am very thankful that she let me practice for so long on her. She is a chameleon, and even more so now that she is honing her makeup artist craft with Hey! Pretty Beauty and on her own, as well. She has always been an artist; clay, paints, makeup. She is also the one who helped me become the artist I am today, both indirectly with her encouragement, and directly with her influence and ideas.

 I wanted to share some of the first images we EVER shot together. I am not even sure of the event, but we were at a birthday or something like that at Blendon Woods Metro Park and I happened to have my camera. And so we shot. And traipsed through the woods. And probably got a tick or two. We thought they were SO good. Ha. Ha. They were an interesting first try, that's for sure! And to contrast them with what we are both capable of nowadays? Forget it! There is no comparison!

Maegan was my one and only exclusive "model" until about 3 years ago. I only otherwise shot weddings, seniors, and families up until that point. Now, when I shoot Maegan, I am confident we will get images more intuned with the artists that we are now! 

The images above are of a stylized shoot we did together with Hey! Pretty Beauty recently to celebrate their feature in The Knot's Best of Weddings 2016! The feature on The Knot website will be out this spring and I'll be sharing the images we shot of the feature model soon! Maegan has grown as an artist in the makeup artist world and I am very proud of the work she is doing. It was also her 30th Birthday over the weekend, you should probably tease her for it! (I give you permission!)

 

The gown Maegan is wearing is from Columbus couture designer, Cierra Lauren. Maegan did her own makeup, but does do makeup with Hey! Pretty Beauty. Sam Antics, founder and owner of Hey! Pretty, did Maegan's hair. 

The Martin Wedding, October 15th, 2016 Bainbridge, Ohio

We shot Beth and Cameron's pin up styled engagement photos in German Village just two short weeks before their middle-of-the-woods nuptials. The "Dress Like You're Going To Johnny Cash's Funeral" vibe was perfect for these two! A black wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses definitely helped set the tone, as well as the request for guests to rock their All Black Attire. 

The weather was perfect, the light was gorgeous and the Jim Beam Shot & unique oreo cake made this relaxed but elegant wedding a breeze for this guestographer!