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Jessica and Dale’s timeless Columbus wedding survived so much. From schedule changes due to pandemic restrictions, protest safety, to even venue and vendor swaps; these two could have thrown their hands in the air to give up. Instead, they pulled off an extraordinary evening, celebrating their love in style. First let’s chat about this style. […]

Ohio Statehouse & The Estate at New Albany Wedding, Columbus, Ohio | Jessica + Dale

bride and groom in the columns of the statehouse

May 21, 2021

Travel, Weddings

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The Empire Bluffs in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park are a hidden treasure. If you are in Michigan, please do yourself a favor and hike at least one portion of this park! The first time I had the honor was in 2016 to capture this surprise proposal! To my friends who’ve been with me through […]

Empire Bluffs Surprise Proposal | Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

thumbs in the air, hugging after she said yes

February 18, 2021

Engagements, Travel

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Capturing Leanna and Patrick’s wedding in New Hampshire was not the original plan. As life proves though, beautiful moments come out of chaotic ones, and this was one of them. By the luck of every straw, I was able to keep Leanna and Patrick on my 2020 wedding list. They found the magic of a […]

Saint-Gaudens Elopement, New Hampshire | Leanna + Patrick

bride and groom portraits with mountain background

January 3, 2021

Travel, Weddings

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I began 2019 with the mindset that I needed to take care of myself. If I’m being honest, that is probably one of the weirdest professional goals to write down. But I did it. I took out my goal sheet (hey all my OCD nerds out there!) and wrote with a newly sharpened No. 2 […]

2019 Marissa Decker Photography Recap

December 31, 2019


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2015. There I said it, 2015. Shall I get more specific? Sunday, October 18, 2015. Want to see how my photography looked almost 4 years ago? Welp, here we go. I’m feeling the season of giving near, and decided to give love to those weddings that gave me allll the love waaaay back when! Let […]

2015 Throwback Wedding: Brookside Farm, Louisville, Ohio | Katie & Jeremy

October 18, 2019


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Amy and Matt are two of the most beautifully kind people you will ever meet. EVER. The energy, patience and constant smile that surrounded them was a perfect reminder of it. I will say it is a true testament to how strong a relationship is based fully on the love that surrounds them. And this […]

Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe Wedding, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Amy & Matt

October 3, 2019


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The ocean holds so many of my favorite memories. From family vacations to internships to just watching the sun rise. It is a place that calms my entire spirt and allows my life to take a pause. With that said, I think I found my sweet spot. The end all be all. One where I […]

Hilton Head Island Wedding, Hilton Head, South Carolina | Reanna & Kyle

September 26, 2019


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Whaaaaat? Did you read that right? New Orleans? Yup. You read that correctly! This May I traveled down to NOLA to capture these two and their families celebrating such a day. SO why am I excited to tell you about a New Orleans wedding? Well let’s say there were TONS of things that us midwestern […]

The Royal Sonesta, New Orleans Wedding | Tomilee & Brian!!

July 26, 2019

Travel, Weddings

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Soo, last year I created a magazine. I decided against a podcast, or a live Youtube stream. Mainly because I don’t have the actual tech-savvyness to conquer that. BUT also I don’t think social media is ready for my extremely uneventful life to accessible across every platform. Why a magazine then? It gives me a […]

MDP Wedding Magazine

July 23, 2019

Creatives, Personal, Weddings

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Update: if you are new here and desire an explanation of what my Wedding Vendor Love Series is allll about – click that link! This week I’m chatting about working with DJ’s + Bands / Reception Entertainment !! In my 7 years of doing this, every SINGLE vendor works his or her butt off! Along […]

Wedding Vendor Love Series: DJ & Band Entertainment

July 12, 2019