- Albert einstein -

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.



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Guys, my 2018 Wedding Season could not have started off better! Stephanie and Scott tied the knot on a March weekend right back where they met: Kent State University! Both speeches during the reception touched upon one of their first dates, which happened in the air! (Scott is a pilot!) – What a perfect way […]

Stephanie + Scott Sowers are Married!

May 23, 2018


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Also seen on Kentucky Bride Magazine under Real Weddings! There is a piece of my heart saved for just this family. Immediately upon meeting, they engulfed me with kindness. They care for each other so purely, and so fiercely, that I truly hope to embody a love like theirs one day. Genuine, kind and overflowing with light, I am […]

Alex + Jarrod Sims are Married!

May 16, 2018

Travel, Weddings

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This morning I picked up my grandmother for her hair appointment and realized that I mindlessly walked into her kitchen and sat down. I could not remember my walk from my car to this chair. It was just instinct. It was natural. It’s what I always did. I realized, every time I walk into her […]

Marissa’s Friday Thoughts

March 16, 2018


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Let’s rewind to 2013 when I graduated college and decided to create an llc. I was so nervous. I remember sitting in that lawyer’s contemplating my anxiety: “Networking had to be easier than all this paperwork.” “Sitting in a typical 9-5 job, with health insurance and a 401K, would be the safest way to grow up.” […]

2017: My Year In Review

December 31, 2017

Creatives, Personal

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These two had the soul to fill a black-and-white photograph. If you don’t know what I mean, don’t worry, I am going to explain. I can’t speak for every photographer, but when I make black and white’s I do it for the purpose of feeling something. Because of this, any image that is a black […]

Sarah & Anders are Married!!

December 30, 2017


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Rachael & Paul are your favorite type of people to hug! I know that is pretty weird to say, but they truly are! Every meeting we had, they were so giddy and excited (mainly for their wedding), but it made me want to squeeze them!! Their excitement was for good reason though, because their wedding […]

Rachael & Paul are Married!!

December 28, 2017


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Lauren & Matt’s special day was one for every single book written about love. EVER. Allll the pieces were such beautiful additions. The location had a little Great Gatsby magic. The bowties added a James Bond feel in the air. THAT Dress! Ahh, that dress. It felt like Marylin Monroe met with the Duchess of […]

Lauren & Matt are Married!!

December 27, 2017


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So, you scheduled an engagement session? YAY! You should know off the bat, that I am SUPER excited! Engagements are my favorite. JUST SO YOU KNOW: I allow my couples to choose the location! This gives me a bit of insight into who you are. Do you want it at a baseball field? In the […]

How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session!

December 22, 2017


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Caitlin & Frank! Ohhh my these two!! I adored their entire wedding not only because they had the best parent dances & sibling speeches to date, but also because Frank has the gentlest way with Caitlin’s extremely kind heart! Having the chance to capture their love was an immense honor. (I’m almost finished binge-watching The Crown […]

Caitlin & Frank are Married!!

December 19, 2017


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Wellllp, I’m sitting here unsure of where to begin with this one guys. This girl, who has been a part of my family since the years of bowl haircuts and missing front teeth, is married! MARRIED! Remember those Disney princess stories? How the love grows from the moment they meet, or lock eyes, or lose a […]

Serafina & Kerrigan Cain are Married!!

December 14, 2017