I remember when Kira first contacted me. She was planning her September wedding and looking for a photographer to cover her day. Now normally I refer out wedding requests, but there was something about her email. She was funny and authentic, and her personality just shined through. They were having a very intimate wedding in their backyard in Richfield, Ohio complete with two acres and a pond. Since she only needed coverage for just a few short hours to document their ceremony as well as commemorate the day with some gorgeous couples portraits, she was not sure who to contact since this was not a traditional, full day wedding. There was something in my gut that knew this would be a special event, and I’m so glad I agreed to take it on.
Everything about their wedding felt well planned, and yet completely genuine. From the vintage touches to the rustic setting, stripped of all the bells and whistles of a large wedding, this day shined as being authentic, emotional, and intimate. The entire focus of the day was on the love and the commitment these two were making to each other and it was beautiful. And from the private first look, through the ceremony, and on into the portraits the way Jason looked at his bride is the way all women dream of from when they are little girls. He had a playful goofiness about him that always had her laughing. Every single moment of the day was beautiful, and real, and EMOTIONAL and I am so honored I got to be there documenting it all for them.
The wedding itself was attended by less than 10 people, just close family and friends. The officiant was a friend of both the bride and groom from when they had first starting dating and had been ordained online in order to perform their ceremony giving it an even more personal touch. The bride walked down the aisle to “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison and even jokingly quoted Princess Bride in her marriage vows that they had written to each other. From start to finish everything about their ceremony showed their love for each other as well as their goofy personalities.
After the ceremony, we headed over to Eastwood Preserve to do their couples portraits. The leaves had just started turning and with the beautiful fall color, it added the perfect rustic touches that fit their day well. What I love about weddings is the natural connection that comes with them of love, joy, and laughter. There are so many beautiful moments of their day I love from them laughing, kissing, embracing, dancing and they were such a fun couple to work with.
As I move into 2018, I want to offer more of these type of weddings. Intimate, emotional, and real. If you are planning a intimate wedding in your backyard just like this one or an adventurous elopement somewhere fun with just the two of you, I’d love to chat with you. Click the contact button above and let’s start planning your special day!