This past Saturday was the ideally beautiful October day that Midwest brides dream about when planning a Fall wedding! Seriously! It was wall to wall sunshine, blue skies for miles, light glistening through orange & yellow leaves, and a cool breeze to top it all off. Presley & David were full of smiles all day & their family members & friends had such a great time during the wedding ceremony at Damascus Friends Church & the reception at The Embassy in Struthers. Presley & David were fantastic planners & chose to do a first look because their church was a pretty far drive from their reception hall. The first look was really romantic & these two are going to receive so many bride & groom portraits! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride look so beautiful & put together from the beginning of the wedding day all the way through to the end! Presley & David were dancing the night away, but she didn’t even look like a single hair was out of place- congrats to Magnolias on the Green in Canfield for pulling that one off with her bridal updo! And don’t even get me started on Presley’s STUNNING beaded dress from Toula’s Bridal in Canfield! It was absolutely gorgeous on her! The day was so much fun because Presley & David are surrounded by wonderful friends who know how to celebrate. We’re so thankful we got to photograph the joy!  high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerSweet Arrangements provided the flowers for the wedding day. They were beautiful.high end wedding photographerPresley’s engagement ring is a stunner!high end wedding photographerLike I said, Magnolias on the Green did hair & makeup. I always enjoy shooting there & talking with their nice & talented stylists.high end wedding photographerPresley & David wrote each other letters that they each read on the morning of the wedding.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerThese bridesmaids were so much fun & were laughing all day. It was the best.high end wedding photographerOnce all of the morning preparations were finished, we were all set for the bride & groom’s first look. I’ve blogged about our love for first looks many times & they’re great for so many reasons. You can read those thoughts HERE. You can even hear from real brides who’ve done a first look HERE.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerPresley & David’s first look was wonderful & they held onto each other for so long. It was a great moment to be able to witness & photograph! high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerAfter the first look, we had a great amount of time to take bride & groom portraits followed by bridal party portraits.high end wedding photographerTheir smiles! Isn’t being in love the best?!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerThe back of her gown was one of my favorite parts.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerThis was such a fabulous group of humans! And we were so happy to get to see Sarah & Jereme (bridesmaid & groomsman) again since we photographed their wedding last year.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerDavid was a handsome groom!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerMy goodness with their cuteness! Thank God David’s brother set them up on a blind date!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerAfter the amazing first look, it was time for the wedding ceremony. Don’t ever think that having a first look would take away from this moment- because this moment is SUCH a big one! And their wedding ceremony was really special & personal.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerOn the way to the reception hall, we stopped in Poland & the Fall colors were beautifully on display.
high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerGreat looking couple of married people right there!
high end wedding photographerJust married portraits are always so relaxed & happy!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerWe love when the sun plays peekaboo & we’re able to get some really glowy sunflare images along with backlit photos.high end wedding photographerThe bride & groom along with their immediate families & bridal party got to relax a bit & eat their meals before the guests arrived to the reception at The Embassy. Those kinds of timelines always work out great.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerDas Dutch Haus made the wedding cake.high end wedding photographerAnd DJ Brian Price did a fabulous job with everything! He provided uplighting, monogram, music, and entertainment. He’s a great guy & we highly recommend him!high end wedding photographerTheir first dance was to Eric Church’s “You Make it Look so Easy.”high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerHonestly, whose hair looks THIS good after partying all day?!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerPresley & her dad shared an emotional daddy-daughter dance.high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerAnd David dancing with his mom was a tear-jerker for a lot of us!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerThe rest of the night was so fun & full of wonderful memories that Presley & David will both hold onto for many years to come as they forge a life together full of love & support for each other. They even booked an extra hour with Brian Price & The Embassy because they were all having such a fantastic time!high end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographerhigh end wedding photographer
Presley & David, thank you again for everything! You are both wonderful people & you’re even more amazing as a couple. We’re so glad you both agreed to that blind date years ago! We wish you the very best in your marriage & in everything you take on together! Thanks again!

If you’re a new blog reader, hi! We’re Josh & Danielle Menning & we are a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Columbiana, Ohio. We photograph most of our weddings in Youngstown, but we’re also available to travel anywhere. . .  especially to Pittsburgh & Cleveland. We’re parents to the cutest two little people- a daughter & a son. We also have two stinky and hilarious pugs named Norris & Punky. You can follow along with the fun here:

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You’ve come to the right place if you want to see a wedding day full of love & emotion between two people who love each other more than anything. Not to mention, they have the cutest Boston Terriers we’ve ever seen- they were both part of the wedding & wore the most adorable tuxes! Corinne & Jason’s wedding day was beautiful in every way! The weather was full of sunshine, the temperature was pleasant, their fresh florals from Fodor Tree Farm were vibrant, her dress was unique & stunning on her, and there was even a horse & carriage! Just wait until you see all of the amazingness! We loved photographing this wedding day! If you’ve been following along with our blog lately, you may have noticed that we’ve been hanging at The Barn & Gazebo in Salem a lot! We had three weddings at The Barn & Gazebo this month! It’s so interesting how certain venues seem to hit our schedule simultaneously, but we’re not complaining. We really enjoy photographing weddings at The Barn & Gazebo- it’s a rustic venue full of character & takes on a different form depending on who decorates it. On Jason & Corinne’s wedding day it was decorated in beautiful blooms with deep hues & pops of bright color. Everything was gorgeous! Corinne had amazing bridal details including the handkerchief her grandmother gave to her mother on her wedding day that her mother passed down to her- something old, borrowed, and blue! We are so happy for Cori & Jay!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingHer stunning & unique gown is from Evaline’s Bridal. We’ve never seen one like it!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingOh my. 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I got goosebumps seeing how he couldn’t hold back tears as he saw his bride walk toward him down the aisle.salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingTheir wedding ceremony was beautiful. Before the wedding day, their officiant had them each write down a few things that they loved about each other & why they wanted to marry each other. Neither of them knew that he would do this, but he read portions of what they wrote during the ceremony. Even though he said just to write a few things, each of them wrote a few pages about each other.salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingA happy little family!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingWow! Those Fodor Tree Farm blooms just pop against the amethyst bridesmaid dresses! salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingThe most darling flower girl!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingCori’s purple hair! I just can’t with these two! Model status!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingWe spied some pretty light during bride & groom portraits & went straight for it, of course!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingThose dahlias are dreamy. And the bouquet was really fragrant.salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddinghorse and carriage weddinghorse and carriage weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingThe deep purples & fresh floral centerpieces made the entire reception venue full of romance.salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingfodor tree farm farmhouse blooms wedding flowerssalem barn and gazebo weddingSugar Showcase crafted the beautiful wedding cake.salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingIntroducing to our corner of the Interwebs- The New Mr. & Mrs.!salem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingsalem barn and gazebo weddingRandall Martin Entertainment is always a fabulous time! We love working with him & highly recommend him. He kept everyone on the dance floor & having a great time that evening!
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If you’re a new blog reader, hi! We’re Josh & Danielle Menning. We photograph weddings in the Youngstown, Ohio area, and we’re available to travel to photograph destination weddings, too. We love our couples & telling love stories authentically through photojournalistic wedding photography! We’re glad you stopped by & hope to hear from you, as we love to meet new people!

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We feel like Fall is the perfect time to share this Summer engagement session with you for a few reasons- Jaclyn & Wally’s engagement session was an overcast, chilly day for Summer, we hit up a beautiful winery & Fall seems like such a cozy time to enjoy a glass of wine under twinkly lights, and Fall is a great time to cuddle up under a blanket & look at pretty engagement session blogs, right?! Anyway, this session was a few weeks ago. We were really excited to photograph it because Jaclyn & Wally are super smiley together & are really comfortable together. Their interaction in front of our camera was adorable in every way. None of us could stop smiling the entire time! And we got to go to two new locations, which was really interesting & fun! Jaclyn may look familiar if you’ve followed our blog for awhile because she’s the twin sister of one of our other lovely brides Joslyn. Joslyn’s & her fiancé Joey’s wedding is coming up this October so we’ll see them all again soon- yay! vineyard engagement wedding photos ohioWe started off our engagement session with Jaclyn & Wally at Buhl Park outside of the Avalon Golf & Country Club. vineyard engagement wedding photos ohioSee what I mean about their connection & amazing smiles?! Jaclyn, you are beautiful!vineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohioWe love engagement sessions so much! These two met at a wine festival that Jaclyn’s coworker invited her to & once Wally & Jaclyn realized that they had so much in common, they started dating. They hit it off so easily. When it was time for them to make it official, Wally proposed at a winery. Jaclyn had no idea because she was really caught up in the happy moment, but her sister & Wally’s siblings were waiting nearby. Wally had it all planned out & they all went out to dinner to celebrate the great news. vineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohioOutfit change & scenery change! We went to Hartford Hill Winery in Fowler for a few photos, too. We loved their outfit choices! They looked sharp together!vineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohioHartford Hill is secluded & has a really cozy vibe. vineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohioThis is the best. Being able to laugh with the one you love is one of the best things about life.vineyard engagement wedding photos ohioIf we’re being honest, we mainly wanted to have them do these next couple of poses to show off Jaclyn’s killer heels. It was a happy side effect that they look downright adorable in these fun poses, too.vineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohiovineyard engagement wedding photos ohioEngagement sessions make us even more excited for wedding days with our couples! Thanks for hanging out with us on that chilly day, Jaclyn & Wally! We’re really looking forward to seeing you again soon & celebrating with you for all of the happy news coming your family’s way lately!

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Corinne & Jason are getting married on Saturday! Yay! So why not show you a few of our favorite of their engagement photos?! Sounds good to me!mill creek park engagement photosWe met Cori & Jay at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park & the light was glorious! Corinne’s dress was PERFECT for photos in the Rose Garden & she hair & makeup looked stunning. She’s always a beauty & we can see why Jason is so smitten.Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0003Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0004We love getting to know our couples better during engagement sessions. We are able to observe them together & see how they can feel most comfortable in front of the camera before the big day. And it’s almost like a double date. . . except we’re there creeping with our camera hehe. But seriously, how sweet are they?! They have a quiet & sultry vibe sometimes & then they’re absolutely cracking up other times. I loved that & it made for a great variety of engagement photos. Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0005Their connection is amazing; their wedding day at The Barn & Gazebo is going to be so much fun!Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0006Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0007We really liked that Jason went with the shirt & tie look. Most couples do like to dress up for at least one of their engagement session outfits & it always photographs so well!Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0008Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0009Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0010Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0011Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0012Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0013This one was all them. Gotta love a little tie pulling action.Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0014Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0015Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0016Dancing in the park in the warm sunshine- what could be better than that?Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0017Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0018Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0019This light is what photographers’ dreams are made of!Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0020Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0022Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0023Fav, fav, fav! Cori’s smile is gorgeous . . . especially when it’s Jason who is making her smile!Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0024We had a quick outfit change & a change of scenery. They took us to the very spot where Jason proposed to Corinne on a walk in Mill Creek Park with their Bostons.Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0025Elmo & Grady are so sweet & friendly & high energy. They do love cuddles, though, so they stopped their rushing around to let us take a few photos with their favorite people in the whole world.Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0026Grady’s face in this is hilarious. He’s like “Yeaaaahhhhh! My parents are getting married!”Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0027Since the dogs were there when they got engaged & are part of Cori & Jason’s family, they knew they had to include them in their engagement photos. We’re so glad they did!
Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0028Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0029Seriously. These two kill it! Model status.Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0030Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0031Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0032Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0033Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0034Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0035Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0036Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0037Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0038Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0039Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0040Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0041Jason & Corinne told us that this is their signature pose so, of course, we had to include it. We’ll probably recreate it in their wedding attire, too. Just for fun!Corinne & Jason Engagement Session - Fellows Riverside Gardens - Lake Newport - Mill Creek Park - Youngstown, Ohio Photographers_0042We had a blast with this engagement session in Youngstown & we’re excited for the wedding day in Salem coming up in just two days! Can’t wait to see you guys again, Cori & Jay!

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Emily & Jason tied the knot at Stambaugh Auditorium with a dazzling reception at The Lake Club & it was pure joy to get to be the ones to photograph it all! Emily was seriously the sweetest bride & I’m pretty sure she didn’t stop smiling ALL day! And her hairstyle by Sin Pretty Beauty has to be one of my favorites I’ve seen in a long time! Emily & Jason have both been insanely busy this year with starting new careers & Jason matching for his residency as he gets closer & closer to being an opthamologist. Leading up to their wedding, they had basically only been passing each other on their way out the door so getting to be together & in the moment on their wedding day as they pledged their forever love to one another was even more meaningful to them. They definitely soaked it all in & we could see the happiness brimming from their eyes. These two LOVE to laugh together & their joy is contagious. They chose an amazing team of wedding vendors to make everything spectacular on their big day &, as always, we love to highlight those people on our blog so we’ll tell you all about it below. Thanks again, Emily & Jason, for being an amazing couple to photograph & for inviting us to one of the most important days of your lives! It was an honor!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioIn the beautiful suite at Das Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana, Sin Pretty Beauty was glamming up Emily, her mom, her soon-to-be mother-in-law, & her bridesmaids. I always enjoy working with Jen & her amazing team of stylists. They’re professional, punctual, and talented! stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioI wasn’t exaggerating when I said I don’t think Emily stopped smiling all day. She is such a beautiful person.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioIsn’t this just gorgeous?!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioJosh was with the groom & the guys as they hung out at Stambaugh Auditorium before the ceremony.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioEmily & her mom had so many sweet moments together throughout the day. stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioAnd then her dad saw her in her wedding gown for the first time. He was stunned.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioAnd so proud of his baby girl.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioOh my goodness, these flower girls & ring bearer were darling!
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It was the cutest thing!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioPMG Chocolatier was the wedding planner, the day-of coordinator, the florist, and the chocolate table provider. stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioStambaugh Auditorium remains my favorite spot for a bubble exit from the ceremony. That Fifth Avenue staircase is iconic.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioWe also crush really hard on the 2nd floor staircase outside of Christman Hall. There’s something magical about the light coming through those stunning windows!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioEmily got her gown at Stephanie Leigh Bridal in Girard. It’s a Stella York gown.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioWe loved their bridal party! They were hilarious & none of them were ever MIA when we needed them, which is always a huge plus! We appreciate that!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioThese ladies looked fabulous & were a hoot to hang out with. It’s no surprise; I knew Emily’s friends would be down to earth & fun.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioAnd the guys were equally wonderful.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioBrand new brothers!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioWhen we arrived at The Lake Club, we were so excited to see all of the changing leaves. It was the first day of Autumn & it definitely looked the part.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioWhat a gorgeous couple of married people! And that light! It just couldn’t get any better!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioOkay, Fall, we see you! And we like it.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioIsn’t Ohio simply magical?stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioThis is my favorite. Although we do get some posed & smiling shots, the in-the-moment, candid, authentic laughs & sweet moments always rank at the top for me.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioThe Lake Club beneath that bright blue September sky. . . lovely.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioEmily & Jason met at The Ohio State University, which is where we took their engagement photos. They, of course, had to give a nod to their Alma Mater at their wedding reception!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioThe gold & burgundy were perfect for a Fall wedding reception.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioSparkles are always a good idea.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioA lot of couples are choosing a King’s Table arrangement for their bridal parties & we love the trend.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioLinda’s Bakery in Tallmadge, Ohio made the wedding cake.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioPMG’s chocolate buffet looking scrumptious:stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioThe DJ & Master of Ceremonies was Brian Price. We always love working with Brian. He has a great voice & knows how to keep the evening lively & fun. He also always lets us know what’s coming up so we can be ready to go! We surely appreciate that in a DJ!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioWe’re pretty sure Emily’s dad was trying his very best not to cry during the father-daughter dance, but he didn’t stand a chance. Sorry, Bill. But your beautiful daughter is too breathtaking to hold in those happy & proud tears!stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioJason & his mom had a great time serenading each other to You’ll Be in My Heart.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioAnd then the dance floor was open & hoppin’.stambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohiostambaugh auditorium the lake club of ohioEmily & Jason, we can’t thank you two enough for inviting us to photograph the first day of your beautiful marriage! We will be rooting for you both & wish you the very best!

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