It was a very rainy day for Rachael & Alex’s wedding held at Alex’s family’s property in Bainbridge, OH. The rain didn’t keep everyone from having a great time and didn’t keep these soul mates from committing their lives to each other. We even got a stretch of about 30 minutes after the ceremony to run outside and get some family and bridal party photos.
Such a perfect little intimate ceremony at the Chillicothe Country Club late this summer. The weather was perfect, they guests were fun, and most importantly Julie & Robert were so deeply in love.
Christina & Shawn got married in the beautiful city of Columbus, Ohio. The ceremony was held at St. Margaret of Cortona church and the reception was held at the Boathouse at Confluence Park. I was so excited that we had time in between the ceremony and the reception because we had the opportunity to take some pretty cool pictures around the Ohio State University campus. Here are some of my favorites:
Carmen & Jared had a beautiful wedding day in Columbus at the Everal Barn & Homestead. I was so grateful to be a part of seeing my friend get married to such a perfect match. These two were most certainly meant to be together. My favorite moment was when she danced with her brother, and how they hugged and held each other close.
Where else would you expect Stephanie Dudley and Jason (golf pro) Weaver tie the knot but the beautiful Chillicothe Country Club. Mother Nature was certainly smiling down on these two and the two girls, with one of the most beautiful days of the summer.
Such a sweet little intimate wedding at Alley Park in Lancaster, OH where Katrina and Andrew Brown said their vows, and pledged to love each other forever. The lucky rain sprinkles were just an added bonus.
Abby & Brian Rizak were married in the beautiful Taylor Mansion in Columbus, with their two adorable children and family in attendance. It was the perfect intimate ceremony and celebration of their new life together.
What can I say? This couple really put a lot of thought and planning into their UP themed wedding. The ceremony was at the local Wesleyan Church, and the reception was at the Elk’s Club in downtown Chillicothe, OH. From the colorful balloons and decorations, to the different colored bridesmaid's dresses and the soda pins for the guys. Not a single detail was forgotten. Hopefully these pictures give you a glimpse into their unique and beautiful Love Story.
Seriously, this was one of the greatest experiences I've had as a photographer, to date. 16 great kids, several amazing local companies and individuals who stepped up to help me make this a fun experience for these kids, and an awesome team to help me pull it all off. I'm truly blessed!
Underwater photography can be for Seniors too. This is Grace, Southeastern High School Senior from the class of 2018 and she ROCKED her underwater session!
I'm so excited to have 16 amazing students from the class of 2019 as my representatives this year. They come from 12 different area schools and each one impresses the socks off of me with their involvement in their schools and communities. These reps get to participate in free photo sessions, get free images and earn lots of free stuff! It's good to be a Senior Rep for Victoria Schafer Photography!
LOVED this location, the family, the bridal party...the whole experience. Below are a few of my favorite moments...they include dad's reaction to seeing Ashley in her dress, Randy's reaction during their "first look" and seeing her walk down the aisle, some awesome bridal party shots, ceremony pictures and even a few downtown pictures before the reception. The last photo is one of my absolute favorite....the bride's reaction to throwing the bouquet. I think I've counted at least 50 cute facial expressions on this girl! LOVE!!!
Pre-ceremony pictures: Hotel Covington (Covington, KY)
Ceremony: Crossroads of Florence (Florence, KY)
Reception: Madison South (Covington, KY)
Boy was it cold on November 10th, but these two were troopers! They got married at such a lovely place, too. Little Brook Meadows in Lancaster, Ohio is a lovely venue for weddings. Even winter ones! I think my favorite aspect of the entire day was when they shared their very spiritual and moving vows with each other prior to the ceremony, and then when they took communion together by the cross, during the ceremony. They were truly a testament to their love for God and putting Him first in their lives and marriage. It was beautiful. I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of their wedding images. Feel free to share.
Hayley and Taylor's wedding was nothing short of a Fairy Tale wedding, complete with a prince and a princess. Throughout the day, people would refer to these two in that way, and it couldn't be more true. It was such a treat to spend the day with this couple, and their families. Below you'll find some images from their special day.
If you're asking this question, the answer is probably NOW.
On July 15th I was super excited to photograph the marriage of Mackenzie and Steven at Mackenzie's parent's home. I had already been out there once before, to get the lay of the land. I already knew it was a beautiful property, and was excited to see that dad had unknowingly cleared a great spot for us to take family and bridal party photos in front of the old barn. The only challenge was going to be the setting sun, so I had to bring some of my lighting with me to counteract the sunshine behind the bride and groom during the ceremony...but that's why you hire a professional, and not a friend with a "good camera". We get the job done! :)
The highlight of the evening was the Dancing Dude (also a groomsman) who, just as I was promised during our wedding consultation, boogied on the dance floor all night long. I don't think that the DJ got more than 5 or 6 notes from the first song played before Dude was out there, cutting a rug. Not long after that, the tie came off and was strategically placed around the head. LOVED IT! Dude, you rocked it!
The thing that made it the most enjoyable, though, other than the obvious love that Mackenzie and Steven shared was that they trusted me to just "do my thing", and put enough time into the schedule to do just that. We took funny pictures, we got some great serious ones, and we had fun doing it. This one goes in the books as a favorite, for sure. Thanks guys!
And fun was had by all, well into the night. What a great wedding. I told Mackenzie that while I love my job, and I do enjoy photographing weddings, but I rarely do I have as much fun as I did her wedding. It was fun, from beginning to end...and I even got a nifty little party favor...the coolest coozie ever!
Beautiful couple...check! Beautiful day...check! Beautiful ceremony...check! Beautiful venue...check! Everything was absolutely picture perfect the entire day. The best part, though, was that I absolutely love this couple, and their families. I've known the Bride's family for several years now, and we share many mutual friends. It was super important to me to be a part of their special day, and to help them get the best possible pictures of the most important day of Lauren & Kyle's life.