I first met Jackie and Mark at our last wedding of the 2010 season. Jackie was a bridesmaid in Jessica and Kevin Schulze's wedding. The entire bridal party was a lot of fun to work with, so I knew that I was going to have a great time working with Jackie again.
We started out the day at Neon Salon in Sunbury. The girls arrived early to get their hair and nails done. A couple of the girls wanted to open up a bottle of champagne for some mimosa's and I remember thinking, "You may not want to point that in anyone's direction". The girls took the bottle outside and tried to remove the cork which just so happened to fly about 30 feet across the parking lot. Hilarious.
The wedding was great for me because I got a chance to shoot in my hometown of Westerville. The ceremony took place at St. Paul's which is a staple in the Westerville community. Beautiful weather, everyone was relaxed... couldn't have asked for more. I met up at the church with one of my up and coming shooters, Brooke Mott. (who did a great job I might add...) Between the two of us, we were able to capture some wonderful moments.
The reception was amazing. We were shooting at the Royal American Links country club, which is a great location because of the variety of areas to shoot in. Everything there is goregous. We were able to run around the golf course for a bit and shoot some fun group photos. The night flew by as the dance floor was packed up until the end of the reception. Kudos to the D.J. who did a fantastic job.
Congratulations to Jackie and Mark! We had a blast working with you!
by Steve on Jun.11, 2011, under Uncategorized
This is no doubt one of the coolest campuses I've ever visited. The blend of old and new buildings is gorgeous. Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio is the home of one of my good friends, Matt and his new fiance, Katie.
Matt and I go back a few years where we met at the International Lilly Conference on College Teaching. I love to teach just as much as I love to shoot photography, and this conference has been a great home for me to learn about becoming an awesome instructor. Matt and I presented a workshop together last year on "new tech tools to use in the classroom" as well as a featured session on "what students really hear". Over the years, we became good friends and so of course I jumped at the chance to give Katie and Matt some awesome engagement photography.
The day started out sunny, but incredibly humid. I knew that I wanted to knock out the "sun-kissed" shots early so they literally wouldn't melt in the extreme heat. After running around the campus for an hour or so, we decided to grab a quick bite to eat. During dinner, we realized that Miami was in the path of a major thunderstorm so we camped out in the restaurant for a while until things settled down. Luckily, after the storm had passed, the humidity dropped down and it was relatively cool outside. So, we continued with umbrellas and came up with some really cool photos.
Just like an Ohio evening, it was cloudy until right around sunset... then, the sun comes out, it gets beautiful, and we were able to end the shoot with some of the best shots of the day. I was really happy with how the photos turned out, and I hope Katie and Matt can look back on our little adventure through the weather and smile.
Congratulations to Katie and Matt! I had so much fun working with you guys!
I've always enjoyed working with Bowling Green grads. We always tend to swap stories about crazy nights in downtown BG, or argue about who had to walk farther in 6 ft. of snow... and so when Kylynne and Justin chose us to be their photographers, I was thrilled.
We started off the day at Shaper's Salon in Marion. I've worked with Char (the owner) a few times now and we always seem to come up with cool ideas for shots while I'm there. It's a lot of fun mixing it up with the girls early in the morning. Break the ice. Make people feel comfortable. Relaxed with photographer = better shots.
From the salon, we moved on to the church, Emanuel Lutheran. This church is amazingly beautiful with it's blue ceiling over the altar and amazing pipe organ. It was a bit dark in the church, but the d700 performed great. What I always tell aspiring photographers is that you have to understand what your camera can do and not do. You can go nuts on ISO so long as you get the right exposure. Too far underexposed or overexposed and that's where noise becomes a problem.
After the wedding, we moved on to the reception at Brookshire in Delaware. This was a very nice reception hall and it had a great lobby. The Chiavari chairs were an excellent touch to the room and really made things look great. Kylynne and Justin also had an awesome ice sculpture made with their names and B.G. Falcon logo embedded into it. So cool!
It was a fun night of dancing and certainly full of memories. Congratulations to Kylynne and Justin!