Alex was stunning. She was this tall beauty that had such a flair about her, she just seemed to be really cool. She was in town visiting with family while she did her senior portraits at Jeffery Mansion. She now lives in Kansas. Alex was so easy to work with, she was at such ease with the camera.
Alex is looking forward to her senior year, but even more, she is looking onward to going to Sterling College. Alex has taken to the Flute and plays beautifully. I was shocked that she's only recently started playing, but she does a lot of intense practice and it's paid off.
I think both Alex and I were on the same page when we came about this bench...and she nailed it. Absolute perfection.
Her family joined in for some family portraits as well. Michal and Christian, along with Keira and Chance. Keira and her brother Chance are too cute,to die for eyelashes and adorable freckles.
Michal and Christian have created a wonderful little family and truly enjoy being together. No matter how far apart they are from each other, I know they hold a strong bond together.
It was a HOT summer's day for the wedding of Darcy and LaMar. They were married in downtown Columbus at Trinity Lutheran Church. Darcy had her special something's all covered, without question her 'Something Blue'. Her bold touch just accented the day perfectly. Darcy kept busy prior to the wedding by doing last minute touches for the wedding, creating flowers to decorate the church, to applying make up to her bridesmaids. I was impressed at all that Darcy had done on her own for this wedding. Meanwhile the guy's stepped out into the heat and got some portraits, I really don't know how they kept their cool. It was one of those days where all you wanted to do was stand in front of a fan. But they didn't seem to mind. Darcy had a beautiful gown that again wowed me. She had gotten a dress and created out of it what she wanted in her dream gown. She even created her veil. What a great hand-me down that could be one day if they have a daughter or daughter in law.
It was great seeing Darcy and LaMar at the alter, seeing how much excitement they had and watching two become one.
After the ceremony, Darcy and LaMar were going to make a quick get-away in a bright yellow Dodge. To add a bit of humor to their day, they got in the car and got it started up, but it was flooded and I'm sure heat wasn't helping..so LaMar proceeded to try and get the car started over and over again....finally the groomsmen stepped in to give them a push. After several minutes of trying, the car finally started and they took off.........about two feet and rolled another 5. Everyone had a good laugh and both Darcy and LaMar were good sports about the glitch.
We stepped on the bus and made a quick stop at Columbus Commons for the bridal party to get a ride on the Merry-Go-Round. They took over the ride and all enjoyed the welcome breeze. From Columbus, we made our way to Granville. The music was booming and everyone was having a great time on the fun bus! Good music and fun had by all.
The reception was held at Bryn Du Mansion.
One of the best speeches ever was given to LaMar...every range of emotion was hit, from humor to stories of old to sentimental. It was touching and inspiring. Both Darcy and LaMar have a great bond of friends and family who stand by them in their joy. It started out a simple gesture of feeding each other the cake, but push came to shove and Darcy paid LaMar back for an extra shove of cake in her face.
It was a wonderful end to their wedding day and I think Darcy and LaMar would agree it was everything they wanted. Congrats to you both! Special thanks to Kim Martin for assisting me on the wedding....it was great working with her again and catching up!
I'd been looking forward to this wedding for some time and it was without a doubt one of the coolest weddings I've had the pleasure of being a part of. I've known Carrie and Ben for a few year's as Carrie was our neighbor. They are like a part of our extended family to us and we are so glad we got to be part of their special day. Carrie's dress was gorgeous. It fit her like it was made just for her. She was stunning in it. No detail was left out of her wedding day. The guy's got ready at The Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. The guy's helped each other out as Carrie's dad, Ken took it all in. His little girl was finally getting married. The girl's got ready at Carrie's house in German Village. From hair and make up, to putting on their dresses, to the moment she'd been waiting for...putting on her gown. Beautiful girl...... Carrie's brother, A.K. and a special gift for him, a pair of cuff links. I love the image of Carrie and Ben's father's having a chat as the guy's get ready. The guy's stepped out on the pool deck to get some photos before leaving for the church. The wedding ceremony was held at The Ohio Village Church. One of my favorite venue's to shoot at. I love the ambiance of the area and the ground's.
The girl's were having a lot of fun together. This was by far a fun group and I know that they all share in the excitement for Ben and Carrie.
The reception was held at St. Charle's in Bexley. I am convinced that their wedding day turned out even better than they ever imagined it would be.
I loved the colors that Carrie used for her wedding, so bright and bold. They flowers just popped against her white gown. Carrie and Ben's bridal party each had their own song's as they were announced. They did it up right and had a lot of fun with it. It almost felt like rock stars, the guests cheered and they came tearing into the room. Carrie's brother, A.K. and his crew from Chicago were in charge of setting up the reception decor, from lighting to special effects and such. They spared nothing and their hard work showed. It was a pretty sweet set up. And their was dancing......again....I have to say even though we were working, it's a perk of the job to have so much fun that you loose track of the fact your working. This bunch had so many fun dances they did, and just their own traditions they do together that got the crowd going. Ben and his mom had a lovely dance together. I can only imagine what memories of her little boy were racing through her heart and mind. This dance always chokes me up.... Carrie's mom was dancing the night away.......
I know that for both Carrie and Ben, family mean's the world to them. I know they will remember for years this night and how wonderful it turned out. And kudo's to A.K. and his crew for putting on such a awesome set up.....everything was top notch and the music had everyone moving. But in the end, Ben finally got his ring.......and his favorite girl! Congrats to you both! We are so happy for you an wish you nothing but the best.!