On the most gorgeous & perfect Summer day, Nikky & Brandon shared personal vows in front of a lake with sweeping countryside views beneath the puffiest white clouds we’ve ever seen while surrounded by their closest few hundred family members & friends in a backyard in Columbiana, Ohio. To say that it was beautiful would not do the amazing wedding day justice. She rode into the wedding ceremony on a horse-drawn carriage & her Jacqueline’s Bridal dress transformed from a fairytale ballgown into a sleek silhouette gown with the prettiest beaded sleeves so she had two entirely different looks with one dress! Brandon (Clark Kent’s lookalike) was dapper in his tux from Rondinelli Tuxedo. The bridal party’s bohemian mismatched looks were perfect for the gorgeous backyard soiree! And the florals were stunning. The fun little touches like their dogs all walking down the aisle & the ring bearer dressed like Darth Vader complete with a lightsaber made this day even more special. We had such a fun time with Nikky, Brandon, & the entire crew! We wish we could photograph many, many more backyard weddings like this one!
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Sarah & Bear’s wedding day at The Lake Club of Ohio was beautiful, full of genuine happiness, & complete with tons of dancing & celebration! Although they planned for an outdoor wedding at The Lake Club, the weather didn’t quite cooperate that day, but none of that mattered when Sarah walked down the aisle & saw the boy who stole her heart at her brother’s baseball games when she was only 12 years old. Everything about Sarah & Bear’s wedding day color palette was soft & dreamy. The blushes & creams had the reception space looking bright & airy. We were both completely choked up in a very emotional moment during the reception between Sarah & her grandmother- just wait until you see those photos! All in all, the day was lovely & we’re honored we got to be part of it.The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingSarah’s gown was from Toula’s Bridal in Canfield.The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe first look between Sarah & her father was a heart-melting moment. He loves his baby girl.The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingBear & Sarah exchanged handwritten letters before their ceremony. We always love it when couples are lovey dovey in those special little ways.The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingGreen’s in Hubbard always does a fab job with florals!The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThis birchwood cross was a beautiful touch to the indoor ceremony space at The Lake Club. We’re thankful for the Sky Room when previously planned outdoor wedding ceremonies are rained out.The Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe Lake Club of Ohio weddingThe ceremony performed by Pastor Joe was personal & meaningful. His words meant a lot to me as a married woman in attendance. I’m sure they did to many others, as well.
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If you’re new to our blog, we’re Josh & Danielle Menning, a husband & wife wedding photography team based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We’d love to chat with you about your engagement & wedding photography! You can see some more of our work, cute photos of our daughter, and also some of our two crazy pugs here, too:

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Our son Kenton was born four months ago & our lives have forever changed. Here’s what we’ve been up to & a few things we believe:

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We believe they’re only little for a little while & we need to soak it up!Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe in family traditions & allowing them just a bit too much candy a couple of days per year.Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe seeing the joy of the little things in their eyes is one of the most joyous things about our lives.Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe that candid shots are fun, but we believe every once in awhile you have to make them sit together & look at the camera even though they’re less than impressed.Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe it’s way too much fun to see our aunts become great aunts.Youngstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersWe believe cousins are our first best friends.Youngstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersWe believe the best thing a dad can do for his daughter is to love her mother well.Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe in laughs, lots & lots of laughs.Youngstown wedding photographersWe believe it may be the cutest thing ever when a baby sleeps through the commotion of 10 other kids running around on Easter.  We believe that the phrase “sleeping like a baby” was invented for sweet little babies like Kenton. Youngstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersYoungstown wedding photographersWe believe that many, many moments with little babies are NOT picture perfect. 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Brittany & Adam enjoyed a fairytale wedding day on Saturday & we got to photograph the emotional, fun, and beautiful day! Their wedding ceremony was at the Butler North Church in Youngstown and their reception was at the Youngstown Country Club; both locations were stunning & fit with the beauty of the day! Brittany & Adam are high school sweethearts & have been together for 8 years! Their family members were so excited to finally see them get married; they’ve known it was a sure thing for years, and that made it even more thrilling to see it finally come to fruition! They’re adorable together & the way that they both cried when Brittany walked down the aisle made everyone’s hearts melt. youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingI started off the day with Brittany at Panache Salon in Boardman. They always do a great job there.youngstown country club weddingThen she got her wedding day makeup done by Jen at The Makeup Boutique. I can’t say enough kind things about Jen & her work! She does a fabulous job  & her studio is adorable.youngstown country club weddingThe Makeup Boutique BoardmanBrittany went the Eco Flower route with her & her bridesmaids’ bouquets. And Brittany embellished hers to make it more sentimental & personal with brooches from the influential women in her & Adam’s families. She also used some Spanish moss from near their home together in Florida to add some texture & uniqueness.youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingBrittany got her beautiful wedding gown at Jacqueline’s Bridal in Poland.youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingI loved this shot because I shot through two of Brittany’s grandmothers while her mom & Adam’s mom were helping her into her dress.youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingAnd Brittany & Adam shared a no-look first look just before she walked down the aisle. They read letters from one another.youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingTheir wedding ceremony was meaningful & full of emotion. youngstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingyoungstown country club weddingAren’t those blue stained glass windows stunning?!
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youngstown country club weddingThe way they light each other up is inspiring. They love each other.
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If you’re new to our blog, we’re Josh & Danielle Menning, a husband & wife wedding photography team based in the Youngstown, Ohio area. We’d love to chat with you about your engagement & wedding photography! You can see some more of our work, cute photos of our daughter, and also some of our two crazy pugs here, too:

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If you sadly missed Brittany & Adam’s Engagement Session, go see it here: Engagement Session Blog

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We had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with Erica & Andrew for their engagement session at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport last week! We often shoot engagement sessions at parks, which we enjoy, but it’s extra fun when we get to go explore somewhere new to create photos for our couples. It’s also special when the place has significance to the couple. Andrew takes flying lessons & has even gotten to take Erica up in a plane with him so they thought the airport would be a really fun location for their engagement photos. . . they were right! Youngstown airport engagement photosBut they’re seriously so cute together that we could’ve photographed them in a crazy location like a room full of garbage and they still would’ve looked darn adorable. lol! I am silly if you have never read the blog before. . . now you know!Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosErica has the best smile & laugh. And her eyes. . . I mean, how beautiful can they be?! She’s going to be a gorgeous bride!Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosThis was so fun! “Come fly with me, come fly, come fly away.”
Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosWe did get rained on a little bit that day, but it made for some amazing clouds, which then made for downright astounding photos at sunset! Just wait until you see. . . Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosThese two have flown together quite a few times during their relationship. And one of their favorite destinations is Los Angeles. That’s also where they got engaged. Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosWe love bright & colorful walls & buildings.Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosAnd HERE COMES THE SUN! Woooohoooo! Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosIt was most definitely worth getting rained on a bit for the sunset to be like this!Youngstown airport engagement photosYoungstown airport engagement photosWe’re so excited to get to hang out with Erica & Andrew again on their wedding day & photograph the beautiful moments sure to happen!

Thanks for reading our blog! We’re Josh & Danielle; we’re married and we shoot people on their wedding days! We’d love to hear from you in the comments! How did you hear about our blog? Are you getting married soon? Connect with us & see if we’re a fit for your wedding day photography! We can also be friends here:

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