Excuse me while I share almost all of Carrie and Brian's engagement photos with you. I can't choose just a few favorites. I love that this set tells a story. I love all the movement, even the wind-whipped hair. I especially love that Carrie and Brian warned me multiple times how awkward they were in front of the camera. So silly. This is one of my favorite engagement sessions ever. (Please tell them how NOT awkward they are in the comment section below.)
Ben and his big brother, Jake, melted my heart during this session. Jake is just about the most animated little kid I've ever been around. He's going to be an awesome (and hilarious) brother to Ben. And there will never be a dull moment for mom and dad! ;)
Collected Retreat is one of my favorite events of the year. I'm lucky enough to have hosts Mallory + Justin as some of my best friends, and they are absolute visionaries when it comes to all things creative, collaborative and fun.
Collected is a whole bunch of awesome creatives and wedding vendors coming together to imagine, design and network. It's crazy inspiring to work alongside people who are SO good at what they do and shoot just for the fun of it.
This year, for the first time, Collected was hosted at The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm and it provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful and textured shoot.
(Shot on Portra 160 | Developed/Scanned by Richard Photo Lab)
Collected 2016 hosted by Mallory + Justin
Venue: The Piggery at Anna Dean Farm
Furniture & Styling: Borrow Rentals
Florals: Ashley's Floral
Cake: Hummingbird Bake Shop
Stationery: Baci Designer
Wooden Signs: With Love + Whimsy
Catering: Taproot Catering
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Therapy
Gowns & Accessories: Moon and Back Bridal
Backdrop: ELBOWGREASE design
Mobile Bar: Happy Camper Bar Car
Band: The Scenic Route
Bride & Groom #1: Sydney Bolek & Ross Newbauer
Bride #2: Sophia Termine
Groom #2: Brandon Marlowe
Oxford, Ohio is such a special place. If you went to college there, you think it's pretty awesome. If you met your spouse there, you think it's even more awesome. (I can attest to that fact because Nathan and I check both those boxes.)
Kellsey and Tyler met in that little town after graduating from college. A Southern gentleman through and through, Tyler had moved to Oxford from Kentucky to work for his fraternity (in fact, Tyler was one of my favorite co-workers post-college! :) ) and Kellsey stuck around after graduating from Miami to work for a different fraternity. As luck would have it, Oxford is small and most people know each other, especially if you're a young professional and work in the greek world.
These two have a lot in common: Their intense loyalty to their family and friends, their passion for life, their ambition in work and play. The years-long journey ahead of them is what they're most excited about and I know they're going to embrace it with their usual smiles and adventurous attitudes.