Katie & Matt Wedding | Stambaugh Auditorium Youngstown, Ohio Wedding Photography

Katie & Matt’s Stambaugh Auditorium wedding was an amazing day to photograph because Katie & Matt are an exceptional couple. Their officiant used the phrase “cut from the same cloth” and we couldn’t agree more. We remember the day we first met with Katie & Matt after they got engaged in 2015 and we were SO excited that they chose us to photograph their 2017 wedding. It was crazy how much we all had in common & how easy it was to talk with them. They’re dog lovers, hard rock fans, and are so laid back & chill. We just love these two & are beyond happy that they’re finally married! Stambaugh Auditorium was the perfect venue for their classic wedding with a beautiful neutral color palette. And Katie’s dress! Wow, wow, wow! Just wait until you see it! And the BEST thing about this wedding day was the way that these two looked at one another when they read their personal vows. We and all of their guests were blessed by seeing how in love they are.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingKatie and her grandmother were really close &, very sadly, she passed away, but Katie found many ways to honor & remember her on her wedding day. These were her pearls.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingHer Badgley Mischka heels were stunning & perfectly bridal.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingKatie’s mom had this piece of Katie’s grandmother’s wedding dress stitched into Katie’s gown. It was a really meaningful surprise to Katie on her wedding day.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingMatt’s wedding day details were fresh and sharp.
stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingJen and her awesome team from The Makeup Boutique were on location to do bridal party makeup. I always love working with Jen! This makeup look that Katie chose was TDF!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingOne of the reasons I love Katie so much is that she has SUCH an amazing personality. Sometimes people who are THIS good looking aren’t the best on the personality scale (haha! You know it’s true!), but Katie is so much fun to be around & beautifully authentic. She is a rare gem & Matt is so lucky to have her!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingJet Wedding Videography was shooting alongside us that day & Josh grabbed a couple of shots of Bill from Jet helping with Matt’s watch. We adore Bill & Emily from Jet! They do a fabulous job with wedding videos & they treat their couples well!
stambaugh auditorium weddingWhen Katie was reading her letter & opening her gift from Matt, she looked downright stunning. I mean, she could’ve walked down the aisle in her getting ready outfit!
stambaugh auditorium weddingHe got her a gorgeous Michael Kors bracelet.stambaugh auditorium weddingThis was such a beautiful & fun bridal party. I could tell these ladies are all truly there for Katie & Matt.stambaugh auditorium weddingI loved this shot Josh got as Matt was doing his hair.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingKatie & Matt loved the classic look of Christman Hall at Stambaugh Auditorium. They couldn’t picture their wedding day anywhere else.stambaugh auditorium weddingTheir niece & flower girl Presli is precious!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingKatie took everyone’s breath away.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingWhen you have a MOH like Sarah, your wedding day will go smoothly.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThis photo sums up Katie & Matt in my eyes. Joy.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThis is always one of the BEST moments of a wedding day. Everyone is so happy & excited for you & you can FEEL it.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingEven though their ceremony & reception were both at Stambaugh, they built in plenty of time in between for portraits. We went to Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park for bridal party portraits.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThe stylists with Studio 7 did a fab job with hair!
stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingBest friend goals. So cute!stambaugh auditorium weddingAnd these guys. They’re so much fun! One of our fav past grooms is a groomsmen in there.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingGlowing, absolutely glowing, with joy & love & beauty.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingHer makeup, though! Jen, you are amazing at what you do.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThe weather was gorgeous! And even if it weren’t I know they would’ve been smiling.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThis is a favorite. stambaugh auditorium weddingHe’s probably thinking, “I can’t believe I’m married to this beautiful woman I met while we were both working at Cici’s Pizza.”stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingMatt was looking great in his classic black tux & bow tie.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingWe got to stop & visit the fur-children. stambaugh auditorium weddingThey were the Best Dog & the Dog of Honor- love that!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThanks to great laid-back wedding day timeline planning, we got to stop off downtown for some fun.stambaugh auditorium weddingWhen the light is just right:
stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThis is not our usual picture-perfect even lighting & we LOVE it. We love our style we’ve developed & we know our clients do, too, but it’s fun to have a little bit more time for a shot or two to branch out!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThese two are just the sweetest aunt and niece combo!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingJenny from The Willows by Wehr crafted the centerpieces & she did a beautiful job! stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingBake Me Treats has made SO many cakes for our couples this year & we know why! Her creative cakes speak for themselves.stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingThe Ovation Band played the night away & everyone enjoyed themselves and partied!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingSeriously. Katie & Matt, you two are so much fun & we know your life together is going to be an epic love story. We’re so stinkin’ happy for you both!stambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingstambaugh auditorium weddingWhat a FUN wedding day full of beauty! Katie & Matt, we have had a great time getting to know you both. We really enjoyed ourselves as we got to photograph the first day of your marriage & we hope we get to stay in touch & maybe even catch an Avenged show together someday!

If you’re new to our blog, thanks for reading! We’re Josh & Danielle, married wedding photographers based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We love each other, our two adorable kids (we’re not biased one bit), nature, our silly pugs, our family, God, and good coffee among so many other things! We would like to invite you to follow along with our journey here:

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